Before the clothespin crafting began, I told everyone that we’d all be wearing super fashionable aprons that were HANDMADE. Excitement mounted until I handed them a paper grocery bag and pair of scissors.
But after we discussed different styles, the gang was (slightly more) excited to don their bags, and move onto the messier of the crafts…
We started by doing a headcount of how many pets and people we had in our families. I passed out clothespins to everyone, and their own paper plate to mix paints and pour out a bit of Mod Podge.
Most of the kids started with the faces of their loved ones, and then moved onto a base coat of paint for the clothes.
When I showed the kids how Mod Podge worked things got really interesting!
Kitty ears and tails were born, arms and sleeves were constructed and bee-hive hair do’s were erected! It was awesome!
And when their parents came home, they were greeted with miniature versions of themselves.