When I was Pie's age I spent my long hot Summers at Girl Scout camp making crafts, visiting the pool, playing board games, and watching Grease. At least those are the parts I remember. So when Summer began and we made our to do list of crafts, this one I recalled from my younger days was the bullseye. Some may call it the star or a cross, but we called it a bullseye. Here's what we did:
Step Two: Begin weaving your yarn around each of the four stick ends. Wrap each stick around in the same direction going around each stick in one direction. Pie used the phrase "over and around" to remember.
We spent some time outside searching for four straight and smooth(ish) sticks, but what proved to be more important was sturdiness. At the end of my bullseye the sticks broke and it fell apart. Luckily Pie's gentler hands and sturdy sticks held up to create something beautiful. She loved this craft and has requested making a "few" for her room. What I loved is that this craft helped her working on her fine motor skills and creativity. We even got outside for a bit too. What are your favorite summertime crafts? Have you made this one before? We'd love to see it! And if you and your little artist take on this awesome craft, send us a photo! We'd love to see them and we will share some with our friends on our Facebook page.