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At literally any given time, Finn will be “working” on an art or craft project of some kind. Last week we made a “tree-house” out of a massive printer box, complete with windows and a chimney and real door knobs from Lowes. He and Robbie finished making a robot out of a soda can this morning and we are already talking about a house for the hamster we will definitely never be getting. (Even if we make this thing. Seriously, no hamster.)
I’m so excited to have discovered the award winning arts and crafts company Ann Williams Group. I love every one of their arts and crafts kits. So far Finn and I have made these adorable Yarn Giraffes and a cute little blanket for Pooh on the Loopdeloom Weaving Loom.
I had a sneaking suspicion that wrapping things in yarn would be really therapeutic. I was totally right. I loved making these yarn giraffes as much as Finn did. The colors of the yarn are gorgeous and Finn loved choosing the color combinations.
The giraffe project is designed for children 8+ but Finn was able to do a lot of the giraffe’s neck and the legs and I helped tie off the ends. He was so proud of himself when he finished each part.
When I started weaving a couple of years ago, Finn started weaving too. I love that he wants to try everything. In his Montessori class he wants to be a kindergartner. The kindergartners are impressively committed to making sure he understands that he is not, in fact a kindergartner, but his teacher lets him do kindergarten “works” sometimes. His mind is constantly busy so when he has something complex to work on he becomes super focused. The weaving project took us a few hours and I was so impressed with Finn’s patience. The plan was to weave a long scarf. He kept at it, improving with each row until viola! the perfect size for a blanky for Pooh (we’ll make the scarf next time).
Ann Williams has craft projects for kids of all ages, right up to adults. They all come with easy to understand instructions and there are how-to videos for the more complex projects.
The Ann Williams Monthly Craft Box is the perfect gift. Select the age of your recipient, choose a plan and wait for a surprise box full of craft projects to arrive in the mail every month. Get 50% off using code: CRAFT50
There are way too many Ann Williams Craft Projects to list here but these are some of my favorites.