I'll admit that I'm a failure as a mother when it comes to craft activities. I don't break out the crayons, glues, scissors, and construction paper as much as I probably should. This is really sad considering Shortcake loves to do "projects". I'm sure it will be one of the (many) mother related topics discussed with her therapist some day.
Saturday was an overcast day, threatening rain at any moment all afternoon, so we took advantage of the less than stellar weather and I let the girls' artistic abilities run wild with some painting of small birdhouses we picked up in the Wal-Mart craft department. All colors and designs were chosen by the girls (every surface a difference color - psychedelic, baby!) with the exception of the glitter flair which was added by me. Who doesn't love a little bling on their birdhouse? Aside from a few minor touch-ups and a bit of hand-over-hand assistance at times for Punkin, all painting was completed by the girls as well.
I think they turned out pretty cute! Here's Shortcake's birdhouse...