Little car town craft & Playdate

We were at Target the other day, and as we passed through the art supplies section,  I noticed  a large foam board sheet that reminded me of race cars. My son is always playing with his little cars and making engine noises.The idea of a little car town craft came to mind. We invited some friends to join us on the adventure. Pictures below if you'll like to see.

He was pleased with his work. I love his smile<3

Materials for the craft project:

  • Foam board
  • colored construction paper
  • crayons, sharpies, pencils
  • glitter pens (for extra fun)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • white chalk
  • tiny cars, trucks, trains, etc.
  • heavy weight paper, cards( to support the back of the buildings)

Glueing.

Mommy and Noble, so cute!

Glueing again! He took a long time.

Glueing again! He took a long time.

Look at that face^.^

Mark Jacinto and his friend Honor.

His project done!

We had a good time. At first, it was a little bit more hustle with the little ones but it was worth it. They settled by coloring with crayons, listening to Frozen songs and eating popcorn for a while. I throughly enjoyed seeing the older guys come up with such creative ideas. It was the first time crafting with Honor and he wowed me. His clean cut road, the precision of his process in general and what buildings he decided to create was pretty cool!

Mark Jacinto was very into glueing, cutting, using our new glitter pens( they are fun!) and directing me on where he wanted to put the buildings( he is my little project manager;)

Two of my favorite moments were when Honor said: 'This is fun, mom' with a smile on his face. The other moment was when Mark Jacinto smiled, looked at me and said: 'I'm happy mom' while smiling big.

It makes everything so worth it =)  A little video below.. the little voice in the background is Dominika wanting milk, haha.

Thanks to our friends Bea, Honor and Noble for joining us on the adventure.

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Valentine Crafts + Playdate

Left to right Mark Jacinto's card, Leo, Cecilia and Dominika's card. The boys signed them inside.

We had our friends Paula & kids over for a playdate and Valentine craft. As always, we had much fun together and the kids took great pride in decorating and signing the cards they have made for their dads. It's very cool for me to watch how kids are never boring and are always coming up with something new. This time around, Mark Jacinto and Leo were big on the game Simon says and "swimming" on the floor, haha. Dominika and Cecilia were having a little tea party with one cup and mandarin oranges, hehe( I couldn't find the others with everything going on!) 

Dominika was set on trying Paula's shoes (she's very much into all things shoes nowadays) while little Cecilia loved playing with the grocery cart and was very determined to get the most out of her time at "the grocery store". Love these girls for they have a fierce and determined nature<3

Here are bits and pieces of our time together, if you'll like to see.

Setting the stage for great artwork^.^

Grocery lady

His intense focus is admirable=)

We used the following materials for our love card project:

  • Heavy weight paper I got at Target
  • Paints
  • Brushes
  • Pencils( for the kids to sign their names)
  • Sharpie to draw the heart and love u letters
  • thin paper(to crumble and create texture 
  • glue
  • beads in Valentine colors

Watch out, kids at work! So serious..

Her latest fixation: shoes.

Tea-n-mandarin oranges party;)

Leo's mom mentioned that he is not a big fan of crafts so I was delighted when he did such a wonderful job at it=)

Recently, I have become a big crafts with kids convert because I see the lasting benefits. The following morning, the first thing Mark Jacinto did when we got downstairs was admire the card he has made for daddy. He said: 'I made this mom, I made this for papi". Throughout the day( since my hubby was traveling) Mark Jacinto kept looking at it with a glow in his eyes, liking what he had made.  

The card is currently residing on papi's office desk...

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