Yesterday my daughter got a birthday package in the mail from some friends who live far away (too far away!). It contained the best age-appropriate craft that I have ever come across...
American Girl Paper Posies
It is basically a thick tablet of card-stock flowers
(there are around 600 flowers in various sizes
and colors, plus over 700 foam adhesive squares),
ready to be punched out and layered into the prettiest flowers!
Both of my girls have spent hours, quietly assembling flower after flower.
The best part is that they are able to work on their own, and make virtually no mess!
That's my kind of kid craft!
Georgia is planning on making a garland with hers -
I know it will be adorable.
If you have a little girl experiencing Christmas-break boredom, or are expecting to entertain little girls over the holidays, I highly recommend grabbing a kit for yourself. It will be a fun diversion that lasts for hours!
p.s. I know I sound like a commercial for this product, but I am not being compensated in any way - I just loved it enough that I thought I would pass it on!
p.p.s. I'm not positive, but I believe you can only pick this up at Michaels (Jenifer, is that right? Or did you find it somewhere else?).