Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crafty Times (2)

Crafty Times is a new thing I am trying on the blog where I can share some of the art and crafts I have created (you can too of course). I really dabble in a wide variety of crafts and hope you can find something that sparks your interest or inspires you!
So last week I gave you a little rundown of my past arts and crafts.  Well now it is like I have hit a new stage in my life and nearly everything I do revolves around Munchkin. I don't know about the other parents out there but I am a little disappointed about how every toy for toddlers seems to have buttons, noises, lights and of course batteries (even puzzles). Pictures of me as a kid was full of simple toys and I seemed like a perfectly happy child. So in my hunt for something else for Munchkin to play with I came across felt boards.  I clearly remember having a blast with these and my mom being the crafter that she is would whip out new pieces all the time.
So that is what leads me to today's Crafty Time. First I made a couple different colored felt boards (it was super easy, some felt, a cheap canvas from the craft store and a staple gun and walla). When I started this project I was still very limited for time and lacked a little creativity. So to get me started with the first few sets I visited CopyCrafts Etsy Shop and ordered a couple of sets. With these you print them on transfer paper, iron them onto the felt and then cut them out.
In almost no time at all I had an awesome set of cars and trucks for Munchkin to begin playing with . . . see that eager little hand.
They were a big hit right away (even though this was when he was still sick)
I think I need to make some bigger felt boards (I only have two in 8x10) and I think I want to make my own roads with black and yellow felt. But there you have it, how much my arts and crafts have changed since having a child, but looking through all that old artwork for last week's post has really got me inspired again.


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    1. Thanks Suey! It is nice that he really wants to play with toys that inspire his own imagination and without all the lights and batteries.