She’s crafty

After Ava has expressed an interest in art and, thus, received a bunch of art supplies for Christmas, I’ve been inspired to start doing more crafty-type projects with her. It gives me a chance to spend some good quality time with her while Julian sleeps in the Moby Wrap. (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that thing?? I’ll have to devote another post to the Moby. hehe) It’s also been handy to have several indoor things to do since we’ve been having soooo much snow this winter. We got another 7 inches last night!

Here are some of the things we’ve been up to lately (after getting suggestions from a friend, reading ideas online and thinking some of them up myself). :)

Playing in cornmeal. It’s cheap, easy to sweep or vacuum up and provides a good deal of entertainment. :)

Ava with the indoor snowman we made:

Getting messy with her fingerpaints:

Stringing together pasta (which we painted) to make a necklace:

A paper plate snowman that Ava glued together. Do you sense a theme here?:

A drawing of our family. I drew the circles (though she does nice circles herself) and Ava did all the rest, including making eyes, noses, mouths, ears, hair and chins on some. I was really impressed!:

And when she’s not doing crafts with mommy, she’s coming up with her own art projects. Ah, the joys of having a 2 1/2 year old! ;)
She was pretending to sleep with a bunch of her dolls (one of which also got pen tattoos):


Yep, even in her belly button. The ink was literally everywhere. And I mean EVERYWHERE.