It’s Friday and I was feeling wacky this week so we’re doing something a little crazy! You know those aisles and aisles of craft kits for kids at Michaels? I always wander up and down those aisles reliving my childhood and secretly wanting to buy a kit and go to town. Spirographs! Fashion Plates! Grow Your Own Rocks! It’s all so cool and it all reminds me of being like 8 years old and wanting to make everything under the sun. So I finally decided to just go with it and I got a kit that I never got to make growing up — the make-your-own bouncy ball kit! And I have to say, it was kind of ridiculous how excited I was making these things.
The kit is really self-explanatory, but basically you snap the little ball forms together, fill them with these magical little granules, and then submerge them in water. That’s it! I confess, it’s so easy I could have (and should have) waited so my 5 year old niece could do it with me but I got all carried away and made them myself. Oopsie.
The fun part is obviously choosing the colors, and you better believe I was there strategically planning it out. I’ve gotta say, it was completely fun just to sit down and do a kid-inspired craft just for the fun of it. And now our house is overrun with bouncy balls and Henry is completely enamored of them. And dudes — they bounce really well!
Next time you’re in Michaels, I dare you to stroll through the kids section and pick out something random to do, whether or not you have kids! Sky’s the limit — what would you pick? I know there are a bunch of you out there in the Fashion Plates club. Be honest. 😉 Or if that’s not your thing, check out some more grownup classes and try something new. To see what else the Michaels Makers tried out this month, head over here! Happy Friday! xoxo