Some of the best relationships that I’ve formed over the years have been through the mommy connection and each play date that we have brings us closer together. So for this blog post I wanted to honor the mommy group and help foster it by showing you an easy DIY activity to bring mommies and kiddies together. Kids have fun. Mommies can talk. And life is good. I say let’s play!
There’s something special about the band of mommies. I don’t have to worry about picking up every toy when she comes over or that the cookies may have gotten burnt or that my little one is running around with a monkey suit on because I know she gets it. Heck it could have been a scene from her house earlier in the day! Just saying. :)
Rough days. No problem. Conversations interrupted. No problem. Screaming children dancing around in circles. No problem. This is our ‘perfect’ and we love it.
Now that the chilly weather is behind us, play dates are springing up everywhere! But it’s wet and muddy outside. So while the snow pants are in the wash or hanging to dry let’s set those active minds to work indoors.
There are so many cute DIY ideas with frames for all age groups. Not only do they look great, but the end results are easy to transport home and quick for mom to put on display. After all these moms are our friends!
The DIY corkboard frame is so much fun and in only a few simple steps the little ones will have made something their quite proud of.
Here’s what you’ll need:
corkboards (I found mine at the dollar store)
craft paint and/or stamp pads (we used both)
trays if using paint
stamps or make your own with potatoes | if going the potato route you’ll also need small- to medium-sized cookie cutters and a sharp knife
scissors or box cutter
These look great on their own so if your children are a bit young for tacs then let their painting be the focal point.
If you try this on your next play date, be sure to tag @leframeshoppe on Instagram!