Finding the perfect gifts for a class of 4 year-olds is somewhat tricky. Inevitably, someone sends a present that is waaaay to nice, someone sends one that is waaay to creative and then I am left scratching my head, wondering why I am unable to put anything acceptable together.
This year I was inspired by Jen's (www.betsyandsadie.blogspot.com) idea to give each kid a barrette BUT I decided way to late and knew I would never be able to order enough in time. So I decided I would make them. I embarked on what ended up being an incredibly time consuming project after getting too much support from people who consider "crafts" a full-time hobby and can create masterpieces in a matter of minutes without so much as breaking a sweat.
I finished most of my project tonight and am covered in krazy glue and glitter, left wondering if my creation is even worthy of passing out to the class. At least I finished it:
I love the idea of creating something nice but when it gets down to it I am useless. I can barely wrap my head around a supply list when starting a project. In fact, even when someone has the project set up for me in stations and has already shopped and organized it in a linear fashion, I still fumble. I guess the short answer is that I am just not a crafty person, though it hasn't yet stopped me from trying.