And not busy like with tv or computer games, which is often what my Finley is busy with. This was honest to goodness fun. Kind of like how my husband always tells Finley "A jar and a lid, kid, that's all I had for toys." He says it as a joke of course, but it always cracks me up and at the same time makes me cringe a little thinking about all the plastic toys laying around the house.
But I digress. Today, Finley was wrapping presents and by chance we found out we could create our own mini stickers with good ol' scotch tape and wrapping paper. Well, at least it worked with our cheap wrapping paper from the dollar store. :) Love that place (though I did get into a bit of a fight with the manager once, but that's a whole other story.)
This kept Finley busy for nearly an hour. And the steps are so simple, that maybe I'm the only nut out there whose never done this and you are all reading this thinking I am nuts ;)
Step 1. Cut some 'Magic' Scotch tape in any length and lay on gift wrap, keeping your finger on the tape at one end so you can peel it off without picking at it for 10 minutes ;)
Step 2. Smooth tape down with finger.
Step 3. Peel tape off.
Step 4. Put on a white piece of paper.
Step 5. Marvel at the quiet filling your house as your kid stays busy with this craft.
We even did a triple :)
I just had to share.
Now tell me, honestly, have you all been doing this and keeping it a secret from me?