Crafting Connections is a new digital quarterly magazine that feels as though it was made for me. The magazine is all about connecting with your little one through crafting. The pictures are beautiful, the ideas are simple yet fun, and the seasonal focus makes it even better. I think we all have those days when we would really like to do something special with our little one, but lack inspiration. Crafting Connections is like a perfectly curated activity guide with suggestions both big and small. In addition, they have a lovely website full of extras to keep you and your child busy all season long.
I would say most of the ideas are just right for toddlers and preschoolers. The project I knew I wanted to make with Jude was a treasure bag. The instructions called for helping your little one sew their own bag out of burlap (brilliant!); except I didn't have any burlap on hand (psst ... they sell supply kits to help with this problem), and I had a feeling Jude wouldn't sit still long enough to stitch a whole pouch. Instead we decorated a bag I already had. I asked Jude what he thought we should draw on our nature treasure bag, and he replied, " A tree, and a bird, and a talking mushroom." So I did my best to draw just that:
It was a great experience from start to finish. We both had fun creating the bag, and we had even more fun on our nature walk. The magazine has lots of ideas for what to do with our treasure, and I look forward to our next crafty connection.
Would you like a chance to win a copy of the Autumn 2012 issue? I've got a copy to give away! Just leave a comment here before Oct 1st to enter the giveaway.
Full disclosure: I was given a copy of the fall issue to review, but this is not a sponsored post. My opinions are my own, I just really love what these gals are doing.