Family Craft Time

Last updated on November 16th, 2023 at 04:50 pm

It’s that time again, linking up with the lovely Katie –  {the ordinary moments} to cherish the ordinary moments we often don’t focus on, with my two adorable kiddies and since we created some fabulous artwork, I also wanted to share it with Mini Creations, I hope this is ok?

Craft day!

Yesterday, we got our creative caps on. It’s not a common thing to do in this house, but it definitely is an ordinary moment. I have been trying to put my OCD aside and learn to have more messy, creative time at home with my kids. It’s important to get their imagination flowing, not to lead them to believe every mess is bad.

So I pulled out the picnic table cloth and put it on the floor to protect our cream carpets. I know, two young children and cream carpets is never going to last. In my own defence, I chose them before I had children. I got out the paint, markers, paper, scissors, and A LOT of baby wipes on hand. I was determined to make some crafty memories, come what may. Since Valentine’s Day is next week, why not do something with hearts! I thought hand prints with a heart in the middle would be cute. I painted both kids hands and feet then pressed them against paper. Buba was particularly amazed that the shape of his hand was now in front of him on paper, his eyes lit up and he was hooked. “Again!” he shouted.



Then came the markers, those pesky things that never stay on paper and always end up on couches, walls, and hardwood floors. I monitored him closely as he decided he wanted to trace his own feet, over and over again with every color imaginable. It was cute seeing how proud he was of each one.  “Mommy, look.”



We later moved onto crayons and coloring books, a more common activity and much less monitoring needed. It was a fun packed morning of crafts and creativity. Something that will definitely be happening more in this house. It may be ordinary but it created a lot of smiles and sweet memories to cherish in this house. Not to mention the beautiful masterpieces that came from these ordinary activities.



Once I saw what we had created, I was mad at myself for holding back my toddler and messy play for so long. I hope this is a start to a new me, a less neurotic me, where my children can get creative and be messy every so often. Bring on the mud and sand next! (biting my nails).

25 thoughts on “Family Craft Time”

    • WOW 6 children, I always wanted a big family. Lucky you! lol Definitely need hardwood floors with your brood! Thanks for popping over from Ordinary moments. Hope to see you again soon.

    • We did, thank you so much for stopping by. I love things that we can do as a family. And now that MM is getting bigger she can join in too. I only wish they both loved the camera more, if they know I am taking pictures or someone else is they hide or turn away. lol Glad I got to capture these moments.

    • Thank you Anna-Marie. It wasn’t easy I will tell you. I wish they were directly in the middle. It was hard to choose what size would fit in MMs tiny feet. Hahaha we got there in the end.

  1. I love the little heart feet and hands- so gorgeous. What a lovely idea. I must admit I am not very good at crafting at home with the girls- we get the crayons and pens out, and also Mads loves play dough but I never do anything really creative. I shouldn’t make excuses and should just do it really, although the girls do lots of pictures for me at nursery. x

    • I am the same Katie. This was a first. I hope not the last but I really need to get more into the messy play side of playing. Hahaha crayons just feel save. You have one up on me, I haven’t even bought play dough yet. 🙂 I do get a few from Bubas one day at nursery. I tend to leave messy play for them. Lol

    • We did thank you Lucinda. Glad you got a chance to do some crafting yourself. Always fun, but nerve racking on the messy side. I am learning to cope though because the kids love it.

  2. Don’t get too carried away lol you’ll turn into me and end up with marker and crayon all over the walls 🙂 !!! My 2 year old is obsessed with tracing her hands…this year we had the kids make t-shirts for the grandparents for Christmas…they had a blast and Rynne must have traced her hands at least 5 times each shirt! It was lots of fun but the t-shirt marker took a while to come off of the hands!

    • What a fabulous idea, tshirts for grandparents, I will have to remember that one. Oh dear, marker on the hands is never easy to get off anyways. I was silly and used marker that wasn’t washable friendly. It’s still there!

      • The t-shirts were really fun we had gotten a big box of crayons, markers, coloring books, etc. from my mom and the t-shirt markers were included so we bought 4 t-shirts and assigned Rynne to the fronts of the shirts and Bubby to the backs…the kids had a blast making them and the grandparents were tickled to get something so personal from their grand babies!

  3. Wow, look at those little hearts and hands! I love messy play too after letting go of my OCD a bit…planning to make hand prints card as valentine gift for daddy this year 🙂 xx

    • Thanks Ritz, this was my most memorable crafty moment thus far with both of them. I loved the outcome. Definitely will be framing them. Hope the Valentine’s Day card worked out for Daddy. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see you again soon.

    • I would call us crafters yet, haha, I have a long way to go. I need to stock up on general kids crafting supplies for sure. I have nothing. Paints, paper, markers, kids scissors, stamps, brushes, chalk, etc we have none, YET! I think a trip to the craft store is in order. hahaha

    • Thank you Karen, I thought it would be good to put them in their scrapbook for a keepsake. I love foot and hand prints of babies. It was fun to do a semi-messy play. Thanks for hosting.


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