Have you ever had an idea you thought would be adorable….awesome….creative…only to find out it it actually didn’t work AND it’s really ugly?
I have. It’s called: Mrs. Wagers’ 2012-2013 First Grade Christmas Gift To Parents.
Try not to be too jealous that you didn’t make these with your own kids. (Although, you may not be able to help it.)
You see, in my head I was envisioning a dough of some sort that was deep red with tons of glitter in it. In fact, this was the picture I found on Pinterest for inspiration. How cool does this look?
In reality, this is what my dough turned out to look like:
half dried and we wrapped them up today with a poem about growing up and our fingerprints changing. Truly, the idea in my head was cute. But when the kids wrapped them up, the poem became wrinkled and the ornaments started cracking. It was about that time that I just had to tell myself parents like anything their kids make them. Even pink, half-soggy, half-cracked, weird-looking fingerprint ornaments that have attempted to make themselves look sparkly.
…It’s the thought that counts, right? 🙂
Like all of you, I have given my beautiful first graders tons of hugs and smiles over the past two days and have been truly cherishing our school days. Below are some pictures and captions of some Christmas activities we’ve been completing together.
We have three more days until Christmas break. I’m definitely ready for some time off but I have to admit I will miss all of the fun Christmas activities with my kids. Thanks for stopping by!