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Oh. My. Gracious! Today I was in granny nanny heaven! I went to my very first Hobby Lobby store and it was AWESOME! It had a delightful selection of very cute country kitchen and home decor including the most adorable roosters. From a sweet rooster clock
to some very adorably funky ceramic and metal Tuscan style roosters similar to this cute glazed rooster:
Even better from the grandkids point of view – it had a huge selection of fun and, in many cases, easy crafts for kids and grandkids and those of us seniors who love to help them – or do it ourselves. They even had lovely praise and worship hymn songs and music playing as we shopped. It was GRAND!
Of course, I still love Walmart, Michael’s and Hancock Fabrics who do a great job of keeping me well supplied with craft supplies. But can any crafter ever get enough! 🙂 Needless to say, I didn’t walk out with empty hands and, of course, I’ll be sharing the craft projects I got the grandkids with YOU, starting with this fun replacement for a craft project the grandkids and I enjoyed last year – MAGIC NUUDLES biodegradable building blocks,
also available as Enviroblox, Enviro-blox, or Stickits. Hmmm, guess it’s like the old saying, “A rose by any other name smells as sweet.” 🙂
I had picked up one package of the Enviro-blox on a clearance rack last year and the boys loved them. I checked online and Amazon does carry the ones pictured above but they are a bit pricier than in the store, so I waited. When I spotted a big box of MAGIC NUUDLES at a great price, I thought, “Won’t the grandkids be thrilled!” (In fact, my grand-teen and her friend came by and spotted those and she exclaimed, “Oh wow! You got more of those. How cool!” I can’t wait to share it with her brothers the next time you find me babysitting those sweet grandchildren. In the meantime, here’s some of the projects we made last year.
Aren’t these pictures cute? These are the ones the grandkids made last year. It’ll be interesting to see whether they get more intricate this year like these examples from last year’s Enviro-blox
or stick to basic shapes again. We enjoyed working on these outside on the picnic table and the weather is finally getting nice enough to do just that. It’s not really a messy project but some do land on the floor so I like the outside better for something like this.
This is definitely one of those ultra easy crafts for the grand kids and it’s even fun for seniors helping them or just enjoying the texture as you play with them. It’s an especially good project for days they might be feeling out-of-sorts and just need something basic to do.
So how about you? Do you have a Hobby Lobby nearby? Got any tips for me on what to look for or some creative ways to save money there? Have your kids or grandkids tried these Enviro-blox before? We’d love to hear. 🙂