i have something to confess. i don’t do crafts with my kids very often. this is kind of hard to admit as a mom of four and a design blogger who is “supposed” to live my offline life in a very crafty online kind of way. the thing is i’m not a super great crafter myself. i think of the clean up. i think of not being able to do it just right (i know i know, clearly i need to learn a thing or two about art and inhibitions), i think of meltdowns. but, what i’ve been thinking lately after thumbing through mer mag’s newly released book, PLAYFUL, is that i can do this, and i want to! and, hey, the back of the book has templates (click through to see), how amazing is that? there are crafts a plenty that would be appealing to both girls and boys (mer is a mom of boys) and moms too!
playful, styled by brittany watson jepsen of the house that lars built, is a darling as darling gets. i’m so inspired creatively just looking through this book. it’s one i’m glad to have in my collection and one that i’ll be buying as gift.
ps- and, tell me do you craft a lot with your kids? if not, would you like to more often?