Friday, May 1, 2009

Stink Eye

My son comes home with a lot of "crafty" homework assignments. Make a poster for this, make a diorama for that. Heaven for me, probably not as fun for him! Most recently, we had a photography elective for Cub Scouts. The kids had to make a display for a picture, as well as a gift for friend using pictures they took at the meeting.

Being that my son is computer savvy (ok, he is but really his penmanship stinks!) we often use my Cricut to title and embellish his projects! I let him run the letters through the Zyron and he adheres them himself..obviously because often they are crooked! LOL So, as you can expect, his projects always looks spiffy in their own 9 year old boy way! (Let's not even mention how just using a 12" straight cutter can make a world of difference compared to scissors!)

The disadvantage to this bonding is that I often get the raised eyebrow, stink eye, and question as to if he "really" did the project. You know the feeling, don't you? Alas, so many of my friends are not crafters and don't realize with just a few tools (and an open wallet!) you, too, can make your 9 year old appear to be a good cutter!

To make a long story short, he is really happy with how his projects came out and asked me if I would post them on my blog. :) Here they are:



This project filled the gift component of the requirement, as we gave it to his best buddy, who is pictured. We just cut the picture to a 4 x 4, mounted it and it was done! Paper is SU (thanks Gale, the green is from the pack you sent me!).




This is a picture of his pack. He had fun with the corner punch! He opted to keep this one and it is up in his room. All supplies SU.

Thanks for looking! I will post one of my projects this weekend. :)

16 comments:

Becki B said...

OMG! Stink Eye! You crack me up Sio! Aren't you a good Mama Monkey tho letting your child use your tools! Tell your son he did good tho on his project, learned from the Master.

Karen said...

My son LOVES it when I bring out my Cricut!! Only problem is, I have to cut him animals from Animal Kingdom before I can ever put it away again! :> That's great that your son gets to play too. And even better that school is sending home crafty assignments! I think your son did a great job! :>

peggysue said...

I wish I had your talent or your son's talent for making photo displays! :) Very nice. Tell him he did a great job.

DaDoodleDiva said...

Too funny! Never thought of naming it "stink eye". I love it! He did a super job on his project and don't you just love that Cricut!

Lisa M. said...

Cool, T-dude! I see mom didn't let you use the glitter though...LOL! She's holding back!

Scott is at a webelos camp this weekend, in the rain. He's staffing...oh, and it's a Mother-Son camp...he says the cub scouts are easy, it's the moms that make him roll his eyes. LOL! Raining too...just to make it more interesting.

Scouts rock! :)

scrappinmominky said...

Too funny!! I'm also familier with the stink eye. I swear my son got a lower grade on his science fair project because of cricut letters, lol.

CathyRose said...

His projects look great! Kids with crafty moms are the luckiest! Lol, on the "stink eye" label!

Gina said...

Love the title of this post! Your son did a great job, great color choices. It is amazing what kids can do when they have access to a craft room full of tools! My friend's daughters always do their craft projects over here with me and they have gotten a couple of raised eyebrows on projects. But since they can fully explain everything that they did, it is okay.

laos348 said...

These projects are wonderful - your son did a great job. I totally get about people asking who did the project - our kids just happen to have the crafty gene!

Traci said...

Looks like you son had fun! I love the colors he used. I love the photo display idea! Absolutely adorable! Great job!

Elizabeth said...

You are going to have to start sharing your supplies now. He did an awesome job.

gale said...

Awesome pages!! I know what you mean about the right tools. Makes me wonder how my stuff would look if I didn't have it. lol. Anyway tell your ds he did an amazing job!!

Heather said...

He did a great job on his project!

Naomi said...

What a guy!!! He obviously got his mamas talent with the paper!!! These look amazing! Tell him that I said 'Way to go, you ROCK!!!'

Jess In Japan said...

Yep... I know the Stink Eye... I sometimes get the eye too. Oh well, right?? I love sharing SOME of my tools with the kids.

theneon said...

Dear Mama Monkey's son: What a great job you have done on this project. Keep it up and you'll be showing your Mom a thing or two! Greetings from Arizona.