These days, all of my crafty energies are being devoted to getting things ready for the fast-approaching sea creature-themed birthday party. So that's what I'll be sharing until the 19th has come and gone. Between affixing goopy layers of newspaper to the jellyfish-shaped glob in my garage (it's supposed to be a pinata in a couple of days) I've been gathering supplies for the crafty portion of the party. Here's the test-run of the "make your own picture frame" craft:
I borrowed one of those small photo printers and plan to take a picture of each kid as they arrive. If all goes as planned, the pictures will be ready for their foamy adornments by craft time. Traditionally, I am not a fan of these pre-cut foamy things. There is little room left for imagination and creativity when your shapes are predetermined. However, they are just what the doctor ordered when you need a quick, simple, party craft that's appropriate for all ages. It was really easy to find shapes that went with my theme, they're self-adhesive and they're affordable.