Last week Maddie had some pretty awful stomach issues. She missed most of the week of school and by Friday - other than her stomach - I think she was bored out of her mind and had slept enough to catch up on the next three years.
Enter: Craft Friday.
I found this website that morning and KNEW this would be something that could keep her immobile enough and busy enough to not go completely numb in the brain.
I went to Joanne's and bought four fat quarters of the different colors and styrofoam balls. Can I just say I thought balls made of air would be far cheaper than they were.
For the next couple hours she and I worked together. I ripped strips of fabric and she hot glued them onto the stryofoam. Then she cut out little faces for these balls and we realized that left-handed scissors are pretty handy to have. Too bad we didn't have any.
[Housekeeping note: please ignore the dust. We ran out of swiffers that week and I was too lazy to pull out the Pledge.)
We ended up with:
Maddie and Mike's favorite is the mummy. Jake and I are partial to Frankie.
Maddie and I were super excited over them and still get giggly over how much we love them when we enter the room. Despite feeling crappy...it was a fun afternoon and some good girl time for us!