Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Skunk Hollow Craft Club

Last Tuesday night I attended the first session of the newly-formed Skunk Hollow Craft Club that will meet twice a month. The week before, Eli had hung a computer-generated sign on the refrigerator announcing his newest adventure. Crafting, snacking and fun – all for 25 cents on Tuesday night. He mentioned that the proceeds would go to his pretzel container which contains money he’s saving to give to the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction in the autumn. (He said I could bring more money if I wanted to donate further.)

So Tuesday night I showed up at his room with money in hand. His room was neat and tidy and all was readied in anticipation of club time. He promptly showed me how to create a beaded heart with ribbon as well as two ways to create bookmarks. We cut some out of recycled cards and others out of cardstock. He was tickled with the last-minute idea he came up with of adding an appropriate Bible verse to the back of our bookmarks.

After crafting, we headed to the kitchen where we enjoyed heart-shaped brownies and brownie truffles on Valentine napkins. Earlier in the afternoon he mixed up a pan of brownies, baked them and we cut small heart shapes out of it with a cutter. We then took the scraps, rolled them into balls and coated them with sprinkles or hot cocoa powder. (To make the truffles, it’s best to under-bake your brownies just a little bit so that the scraps are softer and easily rolled.)

I must say that I had a delightful time at the Skunk Hollow Craft Club and am anticipating the next meeting. Definitely well-worth 25 cents.


Anonymous said...

I love it! This is a fantastic idea, for any age!

Mom2Five said...

How wonderful of him to be so creative and use that creativity as a way to help others. And...in the meanwhile also creating a special memory with his mom! :) How precious! WOW! A quarter is a great bargain for that! You are doing a great job raising your boys for HIM. 3 John 1:4: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Anonymous said...

My kids will be there for the next meeting! A.T.