I guess she also saw what results I could achieve with just some basic tools and what fulfillment I get out of it when my project comes out the way I expected.
She loves painting and crafting and she had seen a butterfly-project in one of her magazines which proposed doing the project with cardboard. As cardboard is not so durable, I proposed to pick up some crafting wood (thin laminated sheets of wood) at the home improvement store for this nice little father-daughter-project. Actually it was the first time she joined me in going to the store voluntarily and she got pretty excited (and I had to get some parts for
other projects anyways).
Step 1: Tools and supplies
If things get too difficult for your kid, help out.
And sometimes you really just have to be cool and relax. Working with kids can be a challenge sometimes (but if you plan on doing this or another project with your kid, you'll already know this).
This is what you'll need:
- Acrylic paint
- Wooden stick
- Wooden or plastic beads (several sizes and colors)
- Coping saw
- Needle pliers
(I hope I didn't forget any important things, but if so, you'll see them on the pictures, too)