On a regular basis I feel the dreaded Mommy Guilt, not because I let the kids watch too much TV or because I forgot to buy their favorite snack at the store. Mostly I feel the Mommy Guilt after I get finished reading some of my fav blogs. Why? you ask.
It usually happens like this:
I am having my morning cup of coffee (or 3) and surfing the web for some fun ideas for the kids. The first page I see has a giant photo of rainbow colored rice with 4 smiling faces sitting around it. The children are happily dumping and pour the rice in and out of bins and cups. I think I must read more, so I do. I decide that this would be super easy and as I am turning around to add rice and food coloring to me grocery list it hits me “I am so not doing this.” First of all the will create a HUGE mess in my house (which will be on the market soon.) Next I think” where the heck will I store 2 giant bins of rainbow rice?” Followed by “how on earth will I stop the little girl and the dog of eating a crap ton of uncooked rice?” And really, isn’t this a waste of good rice? Are there starving people somewhere that would be happy to eat this rice? Hmmmmm?
So there you have it, I am officially the world’s worst mom because I refuse to let me kids have a rice sensory bin in the house. Now this isn’t the only carft I have turned down do to making a huge mess, trust me there have been a few. So if you feel like I do about vacuuming up rice for days I have created a list of a few less messy crafts below.
Frozen Find Great for summer.
And of course my go to crafts at home are: cutting paper, gluing shapes, stickers, coloring, painting, bead threading, and I have tome of foam crafts kits.
Feel free to post a link to any other you love in the comments!