This past weekend the boys and I worked on a little project I found over at Elizabeth Abernathy's blog, leather mushrooms.
I get my leather scraps in the form of neglected leather coats found at the thrift store and put out several different pieces to choose from. I gave the boys jar lids to use as templates for the mushroom caps, and except for the gluing (I used hot glue), they really did much of this project themselves.
1/2 birthday crowns are the appropriate headgear when crafting, don't you know.
It was fun to see the boys choose their colors and textures, and I loved that they weren't afraid to experiment with using the back side of the leather pieces, which ended up looking kind of scruffy and really cool.
I'm leaving these out where we can all see them, and the kids can play with them. Best part, they've already asked when we can make more.
What kind of fun projects have you been working on?