Spring is in full swing! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and best of all for me, butterflies are in the air! These beautiful creatures are reminders that change and transformation can be a wonderful thing. And who doesn’t need a reminder to embrace change from time to time? This butterfly magnet the perfect reminder to embrace the future and all of the wonderful opportunities that it brings. What’s not to love!
Imaginary play has emerged as the hero of social distancing. This unsung hero has repeatedly rescued my daughter from boredom and allowed her to occupy countless hours without relying on her iPad. I’ve watched, fascinated, as my daughter has traveled to faraway lands and transformed herself into a multitude of characters. What’s crystal clear that whatever I can do to encourage her to use her imagination is time well-spent.
I loved playing with paper dolls as a child. But as much as I loved the fact that I could change their looks at the drop of a dime, their fragility was a constant source of frustration. No matter how carefully I handled the dolls, the tabs that held the clothing in place always tore and left me with a stack of useless paper clothes. Talking about a wardrobe malfunction! Luckily, I’ve found the perfect solution with printable magnet sheets.
Since we’re all cooped up indoors, I thought I’d bring a touch of Spring inside with a new craft for the kids. This bird door hanger doesn’t chirp, but it looks adorable hanging from a doorknob. Plus, your child can make it with supplies that you already have in the house. That makes this project a great option for passing time during a quarantine!
Although we may be limited in where we can go physically as we practice social distancing, there are no limits to where our imaginations can take us. My daughter’s vivid imagination has taken her on adventures to foreign and magical lands, which has allowed her to escape the drudgery of our apartment. I created these woodland animal masks to spark her imagination and inspire her to take new journeys (possibly into an enchanted forest or two, but who knows?).
I’m always on the lookout for ways to add a little glam to an otherwise everyday item. As I poured a glass of wine the other day, it struck me that my bottle stopper was in desperate need of a makeover. Sure, it was getting the job done, but why settle for pure functionality when it could get the job done while looking fabulous? And just like that, the gilded bird bottle stopper was born!
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