Mariah had a science fair project to work on at a friends house, so I had to think up something to do with Allison. Something fun, but not so great that Mariah would feel like she missed out on participating. I started thinking about crafts I enjoyed doing as a kid. My mom never had much money to buy fancy materials for us to work with, so we had to come up with ideas on our own. I remembered spending hours cutting out cool things from mom's used magazines and making collages. Also, we would go out and find odd shaped leaves and iron them between sheets of wax paper.
I gathered up a few old magazines and Allison set off to work on her collage.
Since it's winter and all of our leaves are dried up and dead, we used red and purple crayon shavings to melt between the wax paper. Allison ended up cutting them into heart shapes, decorated them with stickers, and will pass those out to her grandparents and cousins for homemade Valentine cards.
I forgot how much fun it could be to work with everyday basic items. I am going to incorporate those kinds of projects into our crafting activities more often!