I got desperate. I am really not the crafty type, but like I said, I got desperate.
Morning cartoons – check.
Breakfast – check.
Kids play with toys – check.
Husband at work for the 4th weekend in a row – check.
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Begrudgingly I trekked upstairs to get my craft bag. I don’t know why I hate doing crafts so much, but I just do. I’m sure it has something to do with the mess, but is one of the main reasons I never taught any grade below 4th. Because grades below 4th do lots of crafts… and singing… and I can’t do that either.
I dumped the bag. Found some burlap, felt, pipe cleaners, and puffy silver ball thingys. Using the burlap, I cut 2 different sized cirlces for the body and head. Used the felt to cut feathers, a beak and gobbler, and a large square for the background. And finally, 3 inch pipe cleaners for the legs and a puffy silver ball thingy for the eye…. and grabbed some glue.
I distributed a set of materials to my “class”… my 4 year old and 2 year old. Stuck the baby in his highchair and let him gnaw on a teething biscuit because the poor guy is getting 4 top teeth all at once…. and did a little “you do as I do” following directions lesson. They turned out super cute and I honestly can’t even tell which one is my own.
…and then there was only one hour left until lunch.
So I gave them the remaining bag of pipe cleaners and a strainer and they did this:
And after about five minutes I noticed they stopped doing that and were pretending the pipe cleaners were “guys” and they were making them wrestle. I don’t know…it’s a boy thing. But before I knew it, it was lunch time. Mission accomplished.