Momma Told Me: With my own 2 hands.For the better part of a decade, of my childhood, I was enamored with craft projects and creative kits. I must have patiently colored over a dozen full size fuzzy posters (you know the ones with the black velvet printed on white paper?), and painted enough clay pottery to open my own booth at the local craft fairs. Of course, this came from my desire to emulate Momma, who always came across, in my eyes, as a Jack of All Trades, and creative Wonder Woman. She was constantly jotting down craft ideas from HGTV shows and parenting magazines. There was always a project underway in our house, and usually more than one. Can you imagine if Momma had had Pinterest when I was a child? Sabrina (10) is much more mellow than I was at her age. She can sit on the couch and watch Netflix for 8+ hours without a single complaint of being bored. Regardless, she does enjoy actually doing something much more; I simply have the option whether to entertain or not.
We're just about through Spring Break- Monday next week happens to be a 'staff day,' so we will be indulging in a movie (The Croods) at a local luxury theater where all seats are recliners and waitstaff serves gourmet food and sundaes at your set! But that is merely a reward for a very active Spring Break. I'll be sharing more of our baking and Clay-work endeavors in the upcoming week, but today is about another wonderful Orb Factory product. It's my personal believe that creative projects, and do-it-yourself crafts are especially important to a child's development. There are many categories of creative (from baking or gardening to literally painting and building), and each child is certain to have their own niche. The constant in this is that all children desire pride, attention, and praise. An understanding of patience and accomplishment is something I see some of Sabrina's classmates lack. And it's a shame, really, because every child deserves their painting to be stuck on the fridge.
I particularly enjoyed how focused and engaged Sabrina (10) was during the project, which took her about 25 minutes. And that was 25 minutes of cartoon free, silence; which was golden enough for me! Of course Sabrina was ultimately proud of completing the project entirely on her own, and happily showed the pillow of to anyone who would give her an audience. We can't wait to go shopping for our next Orb Factory product!
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