Rainy Day Survival Kit

“It’s a rainy, rainy day, but that’s okay; we’re gonna have fun anyway.
On this rainy, rainy day we’ll laugh and play.  It’s a rainy, rainy day.”
{Milkshake Duo}
I haven’t seen the sun in three days.  And according to the forecast, it’s just going to keep raining, and raining, and raining, all through the rest of the week and even the weekend. 
{I totally feel like I’m in that story “All Summer in a Day”…remember that?}
Little Crafter and I have been trying to make the best of it, and today we got a little unexpected help!  As we dashed through a downpour from the car to the front door, we saw a large package.  We weren’t expecting anything, so we were equally curious…and equally excited when we realized what it was.
Free craft supplies!
Seriously.  I wouldn’t joke about something like that.
About a week ago, I received an email from CraftProjectIdeas.com asking if I’d be willing to sample some of their products and share about what we make here on the blog.  I didn’t have to think twice.  I mean, what a deal! They send me supplies, Little Crafter and I get to play with them, and then I get to do what I’d do anyway: take pictures and blog about it.  I agreed, and boy was I glad I did when we opened the box!
Take a look!

Our kit contains: Glow in the Dark Melty Beads, Finger Paint, Braiding Cord, Wood Skill Sticks, Magnetic Buttons, and an Ultimate Fuzzy Kit.
Want to know my most favorite thing about it?  The kit is called…{are you ready for this?}…
Rainy Day Survival Kit #3!
I literally laughed out loud.  Perfect timing, Fed Ex.
Little Crafter was ready to dive right in.  I asked him what he wanted to do first, and he chose pom-pom monsters using the fuzzy kit.
We received printed instructions and this picture in our kit, but they can also be found on the Craftprojectideas.com website.
Pom Monsters
The kit included multi-colored pom poms, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes in a variety of sizes.  The only other supplies we needed were craft foam, scissors, and glue.
Little Crafter loved choosing the colors for each monster, the size and number of eyes, and what kind of antennae and arms it would have.
We modeled our first monster, appropriately named Monster, after the photo.
Can you tell that Little Crafter’s current favorite colors are blue, red, and purple?
The second one is a totally different style.  We call him Grape:
Then there’s Stripe.

And my personal favorite, “I”


Here’s the whole monster gang:
We had such a ball making these silly things.  I loved watching his creativity come alive as he chose such different colors and styles, and we both just couldn’t stop laughing when we put the finishing touch on “I.”
After our monsters were finished, I let him tackle one other project, but since it’s not dry yet, we’ll save that one.  Another day, another post…but until then, here’s a hint.  Can you figure out which product from the kit we used? :)
Thanks a million, CraftProjectIdeas.com
Seriously.  You made one Little Crafter and his mama very happy today, despite the rain.
Hope you all are staying dry.  And if it’s a rainy day where you are, why not hop on over to their website to make your own monsters or check out some of the other great project ideas for kids from preschool age up through tweens.  I’d love to hear about what you made on your rainy day.

PS – Don’t forget to come back Friday for the first challenge in the Falling for Crafts series!  I can’t wait!!

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7 comments on Rainy Day Survival Kit

  1. Terry
    September 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM (4 years ago)

    Can I please come to stay at your house? You two always do the coolest things!!

  2. Meagan at 2 Little Love Birds
    September 8, 2011 at 4:35 AM (4 years ago)

    Hi there! I saw your link over at a creative princess and had to tell you what a GREAT idea I think this is! As a future teacher I love little crafts like this!

  3. Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy
    September 8, 2011 at 8:20 PM (4 years ago)

    what a cute cute cute little guy and what a fun way to spend time together! I hope that someday I will have little ones that want to craft with their momma too! These completely made me smile!

  4. Sunny Vanilla
    September 9, 2011 at 8:57 PM (4 years ago)

    FUN!!! I wanna make one of those big eyed buggers!

  5. Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things
    September 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM (4 years ago)

    Those monsters are sooooo cute! I got one of those packages too and it felt like Christmas when I opened it up. There is rain in our forecast the next couple days and I can’t wait to dive into it! I love how Little Crafter was just as excited as you about that package.

  6. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    September 13, 2011 at 1:41 AM (4 years ago)

    Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday! Love your project!

    Come back on Thursday for more fun!! :)


  7. israt
    January 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM (4 years ago)

    I don’t know how effective this author’s work (and the work of others like him) will be in bringing non-Christians to their way of thinking, but I often wonder how much of what they write has an impact on Christian communities. Does anybody know if there are any studies or surveys that show what impact books like this (or Chick tracts, etc.) have on Christian communities?
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