Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Heart-Shaped Animal Masks

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Love can come in many disguises, but none will be as adorable as these animal masks. Super easy to make and perfect for ages 4 and up.

What you’ll need:

Poster board

Scissors

Glue

Tongue depressor or paint stirrer

How to make it:

Using a sheet of poster board, cut out two heart shapes large enough to cover a child’s face. To make sure they’re the same size, use the first cut-out as a guide to trace the second cut-out. Next, cut eyeholes in each, making sure the holes line up when you press the two pieces together.

Glue the two pieces together, sandwiching a tongue depressor or paint stirrer between them.

Using this basic shape, add elements to make various animal masks. To make a dog mask, for example, trace your child’s shoes and cut them out to make floppy ears. A small heart makes the nose, a spot goes around the eye and a tongue completes the look.

Don’t forget to inscribe an endearment on the opposite side.

Monday Motherhood Moments ~ Have YOU Been There, Mom?

Do you see this disaster? The powdery dust of a little one who thought the baby powder was an entertaining toy during naptime gone wrong…

A similar momentous moment in motherhood happened to me when my twins were around eighteen months.

I started a movie, gave each of my little guys a cup of juice and darted to the shower for ten minutes of bliss. Upon stepping out of the shower, the quiet surrounded me. The quiet of two little boys getting into something they shouldn’t be.

A towel around me, my hair dripping wet, I step into the living room to find the two of them with Sharpie Markers that I had left out on the kitchen counters, caps off in hand, drawing all over each other’s faces.

Thankfully, the furniture and walls had been spared, but had I waited another five minutes to check on them, I’m quite sure this story would have gone differently.

Disasters. They are iminent in motherhood…in life. So just remember, that even if you step into your child’s room, baby powder everywhere and Vasaline in their hair…don’t fret. Breathe. We’ve all been there. After cleaning things up, treat yourself to a huge bar of chocolate and a bubble bath, because, well…you deserve it! Wouldn’t you agree? I sure do!

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