I’ve got an exciting announcement for you guys today! My announcement comes with a super fun 4th of July craft that you can do with your kids to enjoy some crafty fun and build memories with your kids. Nothing better in my book!
If you have followed my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I have done some activities and crafts with my girls. In addition to working on my home, it has become one of my favorite things to blog about and my favorite way to use my creativity. I love coming up with a creative idea that I can use to spend time with my girls.
I don’t have any memories of my mom playing with me, not to say that she didn’t I just don’t remember it. When I became a mom, I knew I wanted to make sure that I spent time and energy every week or more with my girls so that they would grow up and have tons of memories of their mom spending time with them. It became really important to me.
To that end, I consistently spend time with my girls. I try for daily, but it usually ends up being a couple of times a week, where I do whatever they pick for us to do.We do this at home for 10-15 minutes. It is time for whichever girl I am spending time with to pick anything she wants to do with me and we just hang and do whatever she wants to do. I love that I give that time to my girls. That they know I am interested in what they are interested in.
I also know that I can invest more into my girls…things like our road trips have been super fun and huge investments of time, but what about the three of us just hanging together doing something?
Sometimes it gets a little hard to carve out the time for that. There is always so much going on and there is the tug between earning money doing something I love and the time I want to give to my kids.
I love doing creative things with my girls but sometimes between the time to come up with the idea and the time to go to the store to get the stuff we need, it feels overwhelming or I feel like I don’t have time. It gets to be too much and I give up…. at least until I started incorporating it into my job here on the blog.
When I started blogging about our activities, we did them because it was on my editorial calendar.
I know most of you don’t have an editorial calendar that includes coming up with a creative idea of something you can do with your kids. I am super lucky that it is part of my job!
I have now created craft kits. You can see the idea I have created and done with my kids….then you can buy the kit and it will be delivered to your door.
Memories delivered right to your door. No need for the hassle of figuring out what to do or sourcing everything I used to do this craft with my kids. Simple and done…the only thing you have to do is find an hour or so to hang out with your kids. I know in the busyness of life even that can be hard sometimes, but I also know that we want to invest in our kids and that we want to build time and memories with them. I also know we know it is so worth it in the end!
If a kit is sent to the door, it makes it so much easier to get to the part we want to get to… that valuable time with our kids. The time building memories as a family. The time investing in our kids and letting them know they are important to us. That is what gets me so excited about this craft and my new craft kits. I have a passion for building memories with my kids and I want to help you do the same thing.
So, for June, I came up with a fun and simple craft that you can use to add some 4th of July cuteness to your home, because I know kids LOVE it when they create something AND we use it or display it. You get both the fun of creating with your kids and some cute decor.
One of the things that we have to do as adults is to take a step back and let our kids be creative. This is the time to make your own stars while your kids are making a few stars as well. Let them express themselves. There is no right or wrong way to make the stars. This is about the time and the memories with your kids, not about perfect stars.
Pumpkin had so many elaborate ideas for her stars.
I had more plain ideas for my stars, but I had great glitter and hot glue gun plans for these.
Snowflake, my teenager, had ideas of continuing the tradition of painting her nails with the paint rather than getting to painting the stars. Let it go. There is no perfect in this activity. It is about the time and the memories….can I say that a few more times. 😉
I know that I’ve talked with quite a few of you and you are intimidated to do things like this with your kids. You feel like you don’t know what to do or that your kids won’t know what to do, but it doesn’t matter. You could end up the ugliest stars on the block but you and your kids built the best memories. Conversely, you could end up the prettiest stars on the block and everyone had a terrible time because it was all about doing it ‘just so’ versus enjoying time together. Let it go. Have fun! Enjoy your kids. The craft is just the creative vehicle to time and memories with your kids.
Snowflake got to painting her stars after she did her nails. She came up with a creative idea to add a hot glue ridge around the edges of her star. She later painted that ridge and it looks really neat.
I came up with two hot glue gun embellishments. In my opinion, none of my ideas worked out all that great this time, but again it really didn’t matter. I built memories with my girls.
Ahh..glitter…how I love thee! Of course, we had to add some glitter and sparkle to our stars.
In the end, we had 9 stars that were all unique and because we used all the same color paint and glitter, they all go together.
I strung our stars on a piece of twine and it is now on my mantel as our 4th of July garland. My girls were so excited to see their work on the mantel! (I will take a pic and put it on Instagram) They seemed proud to see that I had used what they made in my home decor. More memories built for them and me. Every year when we unpack these stars and hang them up, guess what they are going to remember? They are going to remember the time and the fun we had. THAT is exactly what I am going for and you can too.
This month’s craft kit is packed with all kinds of goodness for you and your kids.
Each kit has 9 stars along with full sizes of 3 colors of glitter, 3 full-size Martha Stewart paint colors and Mod Podge. You will have leftovers of those items that you can use for future creative fun. The kit also has a set of brushes.
Each box also contains full-color step-by-step directions for you to use as you create your own fun with your kids. If you have felt intimidated to do these kinds of things with your kids, my hope is that you will give this a try because I have thought of everything and it is all in the kit or in the directions for you.
Order your 4th of July Craft Kit today so you can make the craft and use these stars to decorate your home. More importantly, block out an hour or more for you and your kids to sit down together and have some fun and build some memories. You won’t regret it. I promise!
If you need a glue gun for the additional embellishments, I have those in my store as well.
I only have a 10 kits left this month, so make sure to order yours before they are gone.