Crafts… Really?

To say that I’m not a crafty person is the understatement of the year! I feel as if everyone I know is a crafting genius, including some of my closest friends who create remarkable invitations from scratch, sew beautiful bags, create runway-worthy clothing, etc… Here I stand in my kitchen unable to paste two pieces of paper together!!! AHHHHHHHH!

My crafting frustration was sent into high gear when I decided to surprise my two oldest daughters with a fun craft that we could do together. Of course, my oldest daughter immediately sucked the wind out of my sail by stating the obvious that “You can’t craft! This sounds like a BAD idea!” I was going to tell her where she could stick her advice, but I erred on the side of caution (considering she’s only seven).

I’m sure you’re asking yourself what could this craft be that I, being completely inept at crafting, would be willing to undertake! Well it seemed simple enough really! The directions said to: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake. ( glow sticks at the Dollar Tree. Use a mason jar) Simple enough correct? WRONG!!!! It was suppose to look like this:

My jar just had green slime-like liquid all over the interior of the jar with glitter stuck to the sides. There was no sparkle, no explosion looking effect…. nothing! Except the all too familiar look of disappointment on my daughters’ faces when once again their mother had fallen short of anything resembling a craft!

My Question: Does anyone have any FAIL-PROOF craft ideas? PLEASE!

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3 thoughts on “Crafts… Really?

  1. With Easter not too far away what about paper mache eggs. Easy to make and inexpensive. The children could paint them. Great for Easter egg hunts.
    Florence.

  2. Pingback: try and try again | A Memory Book

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