“I am not crafty”
“Yes you are, my daughter, you have to awaken your inner craft. Your inner grit. You will not face this alone. I will be with you”
“Thank you Master Splinter, err… Mike.”
Yes, I hereby declare that Mike Adamick is the Splinter of the crafting world. His book, Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects, is the radioactive goo that will turn you into a crafting ninja. He even teaches you how to make goo in the book.
After our lunch I took the book home and threw it on the dining table. While it is a book designed for dads to learn how to do fun projects with their kids, I couldn’t help but be drawn in myself. The projects are so approachable. My inner craft-ninja was awakening.
Chloe got home from school and it was the first thing she spotted as she walked in the door. “Where did you get this?! Can we make this stuff?”
We chose to make the popsicle stick bridge. While the book emphasizes on using things you have around the home and repurposing, I was just not going to let Ella eat that many popsicles, so we went to Mendels on Haight.
The bridge took a while, but we finally finished it.
Now every time someone comes into our house they are escorted directly to the bridge.
The girls are so proud of themselves.
Chloe has moved on to another project of making a headband for one of her best friends for her birthday. It’s drying now before we add additional glitter and a humming bird.
We have become CRAFTING NINJAS.
Go Buy Mike’s book HERE.
He will also be at Books Inc in Laurel Village this Sunday at 2:30 for a book release crafting party. I don’t know if he will be in his ninja robes, but I am sure you could get some sage advice from him regardless.