‘Cottage’ to me, implies sitting by the beach, with a breeze in the air, flipping through magazines and/or reading a book with my tea (hot or cold) by my side.

‘Cottage’ to my kids means swimming and bodysurfing and yelling “Mom, mom, mom…”

Time to find a middle ground I think.

An easy and cute cottage craft for kids is creating rock faces.  To do this you will need an old magazine (with lots of faces in it), some white glue, a few rocks and a pair of scissors.

Poor Zendaya took a beating for this cottage crafts for kids episode – but we needed her eyes, nose and mouth:

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Water down your white glue a bit and coat the back of each body part.  Then glue to dry rocks and smooth them out.

 

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The mixing and matching will get the kids laughing away and they can even have conversations between characters.

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Bring in eyebrows, moustaches and ears to create more expressive faces (and to keep the giggles coming).

The best part is that all you need to pack is your magazines, a bit of glue and a pair of scissors; the beach will provide the rest.

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I can flip through my magazines and the kids can spend time finding rocks, cutting, pasting and creating faces – sort of a win-win all around right?

Have a great one!

 

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