Every now and again I do a craft with my kids that I really, super love. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the kids crafts and activities that we do but one or two really stand out for me as the ones that will always put a big grin on my face. Ladies and gentlemen, this is that post. Today, it’s a Death Star craft. I haven’t been doing so much crafting with my son recently, we’ve always loved doing superhero crafts and activities but he’s really been into drawing recently, but we watched Return of the Jedi at the weekend and I just knew that he would love this. Oh, and hey, I did too. Did I mention that?
Have you seen Inside Out yet? We haven’t but I really want to! I love the idea that it helps kids understand their emotions a bit better, actually I think maybe some of us grown ups could benefit from it too?! My four year old son caught me looking at Pinterest the other day and was really interested in some of the Inside Out activities and crafts on there so I thought it might be nice to share some!
Do your kids like superheros? Both my kids are obsessed! Every day my son discusses with me which superhero he’s going to be that day and he likes to choose one for me and his sister too (although she’s always Robin, his faithful sidekick.) Alsong with some other bloggers today I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. Jill, who writes it, has been pretty ill recently and we thought that by sharing her posts it would be a nice way to introduce her blog to some new readers and as I know you’re going to love these free superhero activity sheets it should be a great way to drive some traffic her way too! There’s Antman, Avengers and Big Hero 6 activity packs with free colouring sheets and all sorts of goodies so take a look below and do go and check them out!
So I have to start this off by admitting that I nearly didn’t share this post. It is, by all accounts not exactly the most Pinterest friendly thing I’ve ever done and will probably take me a long, sweet time editing to get a photo that doesn’t show my messy home or my kids making daft faces. Then I realised that this is kind of the whole point. My kids are not stock photos and if they have cheesy grins in this that’s because they totally adored this activity. We had a box delivered from Amazon and my son informed me he wanted us to turn it into a Batmobile. You can’t turn requests like that down if you write a crafts blog, it’s a really poor show. So the challenge was set and all I had to do was try and quickly work out how to make a Batmobile out of a cardboard box!
Today was one of those days. The car was in the garage. I was ill. There was only so much Paw Patrol that any of us could handle. What to do? I suggested to my son that we made something and like any child of a crafts blogger he was determined and enthusiastic in his response. No. Then I suggested that we made some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cue running to the dinning room to get the paints out…