A craft a day

Summer vacation has started at last. In Japan the school year begins in April and runs until March and summer vacation is typically only about 5-6 weeks long.  It's taking a bit of time to find our groove, but I made a list of daily goals and jobs. One of our goals is to do a daily craft. Here's some of what we've done so far.

Painted peg people, painted with paint markers and inspired by these darling dolls.
I was also enchanted by the spool dolls at Sweet Sweet Life. Perhaps a little house next?

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and fabric covered rocks, inspired by Red Bird Craft's sweet story stones:

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I have no mod podge or other decoupage materials here so these were just made with a wash of glue and water. Collecting the perfect rock for these was part of the fun. I think the peg people and rocks could do with a final coat of acrylic sealer but I'm a bit leery of using that while pregnant…

More crafts are in the works….origami flowers, embroidery and sewing, more recyclable crafts. I'll share our projects as we go along!
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6 thoughts on “A craft a day

  1. emily

    I was busy admiring your sweet little peg people when I saw your beautiful mushroom stones along with the link to my blog. I’m so glad you were inspired by my story stones! Yours are so lovely. This is the kind of blog moment that makes me smile.
    xo emily

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  2. Michele

    A daily craft is a wonderful idea! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.
    One activity I did with a class a while ago was watercolor paintings that were cut and glued onto smooth, white rocks. The paper really fuses with the rocks as if the images were painted directly there.
    I got the idea from a stone paperweight that was made (I think by Laura!) with one of my mother’s discarded watercolor paintings. Over time any trace of the paper disappeared, but the image is still bright and lovely.

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  3. Nancy

    These are adorable–I’ll bet a little bag of these would make great toys to take along to restaurants or medical appointments or other places where kids have to wait quietly.

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  4. nadia

    Your website is such a great inspiration… i love surfing through everything ! 🙂 thanks for making my day brighter 🙂

    Reply

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