Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mary Poppins Convention?

No.  It's just the summer craft club.

 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.  



alexandra said...

You forgot to mention that this is all your brainchild. Thank you, Lara!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

That's so great! What fun!

JenJ said...

Yes, Lara, how fun!!!!!!! And it was especially cool for me to see my Texas friend Kate smiling at me from your house. :)

annalisa said...

Looks like fun! I could use one of those umbrellas here :)

It rains a lot here. And when it rains, it pours all day and night!

I like Cami's umbrella giving the rain a subtle message. The bottom umbrella is awesomely funny :)

Mia said...

What a great idea! I so want to do that for Brooklyn and her friends next summer. How will I remember this a year from now?????
What crafts did the other girls moms do? I love those umbrellas! You are so creative Lara!

Trisha said...

I love it! I may just have to get some umbrellas and do this here. We haven't seen much rain, but they do like to use them when they play in the water! Way to go Lara (again) ;-) we learn so much from you!

Charlene said...

I love the idea and Emma would love to be in a craft club since it's her most favorite thing to do!! How do I get started?

Holly said...

Great umbrellas.

K said...

Looks like a really fun craft club! I hope Madeline will have a similar club to join when she's old enough.

melissa said...

those are really neat... and will have to go on my list of future craft ideas thanks!!

awesome idea to have a craft club!

Lesa said...

What a great idea. Love their umbrella project!

Annette said...

Seriously, I want to be cool like you!