Every week a different mom hosts the club, providing a craft or two for the 8 participating girls. This is one of the projects we did at our house. They traced simple drawings on to these cute umbrellas I found at Oriental Trading Company and then they colored them in with sharpies.
They had fun and took their time making their own one-of-a-kind umbrellas.
Here's a close -up of Cami's Pooh bear version.
And my favorite panel of all, done by one of the girls. It cracked me up every time I looked at her umbrella.
The girls have also tie-dyed t-shirts, painted birdhouses, made truffles, made beautiful bracelets, made necklaces out of ribbons and washers, and hand painted silky butterflies, and still have four weeks to go.
In the meantime, Emma is developing new friendships and experiencing first-hand the sense of pride and accomplishment from creating something beautiful.
It really is a beautiful thing.