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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Creating Lasting Memories Through Crafting

My daughters both love their 18" dolls. They have all kinds of dresses and accessories for them. And then my Mom sent some American Doll craft books. If you are new to reading my blog, then let me start by saying that I believe creativity is an important part of growing up. A child that learns to think and be creative while young, will be more successful later in life. Which is why I helped my daughter try out some of the crafts. And I must admit, we created some awesome accessories for the dolls. 
Our dolls love to read. To expand their minds and learn about everything. Best way to do this is to get books from the library. And when you check books out, they get stamped. Or at least used to... 

And then when the doll learns something she wants to remember, she needs her composition notebook. 

And then there are so many reasons to give gifts. So a wrapped box that opens and closes is perfect for re-gifting moments! 
But you know what is better than all that? She and I worked together to create the things she liked. All because she helped me with my steampunk designs earlier. Her interest was peaked. We did all this while creating memories. She was able to craft with me. That is the most important element for us. Creating memories and deep connections that I hope will last a lifetime. 
What do you do to connect with your kids? No matter the age. What is one thing you do special with them? Let me know in the comments below!

20 comments:

  1. I spend time crafting by myself with daughter and grandkids.

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  2. Connecting with our kids is a way of creating intimacy with them. Intimacy promotes a loving atmosphere. Doing things together with them is a great way of connecting. I get my son's to help me dress the bed.

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  3. Making memories is extremely important. I have a boy so we play cars and pretend firehouse. This is a great project though. I would love to try some crafting ideas, your post has peaked my interest. Thanks for sharing your idea and experience.

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    1. I love it! Hoping you find a great craft they will enjoy with you!

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    2. As a family we do many things together. Even things the kids start off grumbling about. But during those family activities something almost always happens that turns into a family joke. It always amazes me when my children say mom remember when? Today I was out pruning bushes with a couple of my big (teen ) boy. One had the chainsaw the other pruners. They cut and we sweated. After we were done cleaning up the mess I noticed both boys had long sticks.Later they were working on making things out of their sticks. So nothing is off limits when you think of things.

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    3. I love it! Great way to create memories together :)

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  4. This is so cute. And I love the way that you written it. It is so true, the lasting memories, are the onces that we remember the most as a mom.

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  5. Looks like your daughter is enjoyin every bit of it. Enjoy those priceless memories!

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  6. My kids, like me, were and are still great book readers. We read books, watched movies, and traveled. I think families know what their kids needs are best, and it's always great to go with what you all love to do.
    Elizabeth O

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    1. We love books too! Especially reading historical ones together.

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  7. Great idea! I think that you can learn so many great skills from crafting! Not only the skills you use, but just the idea that you can learn to make new things and fix old ones.

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  8. Personally, I believe that through crafting one's imagination can really come alive!! There's nothing like quality time with the kiddos!!

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    1. I completely agree! I do love my time with the kiddos.

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  9. I don't have kids yet but back in the days when my siblings were little tiny adorable rascals, I used to play with them. We also spent a lot of time doing arts and crafts. To this date my cute little siblings are now grown up and have become very artistic! Thanks for sharing your bonding and adventures!

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