In my LDS church ward, I am an Activity Days leader. For our activity this week, we made yo-yo flowers to decorate notebooks for a back to school craft. My kids were with me and really wanted to make some as well. With two leaders and twelve energetic eight- and nine-year-old girls who just spent their first day back sitting in a desk all day after a long summer break it just wasn’t possible to help my kids and the girls do the project. It was a crazy fun time though, let me tell you.
I promised my kids we’d make our own when we returned home…however, I have a son. He already is into girly things from being at home with me and his two sisters all day so I wanted to boost the manpower on this project and skip the flowers. So instead we came up with flipping the yo-yos upside down and making them spiders.
We added googly eyes and ribbon for legs. We also added rick rack for spider web strings and attached them all with hot glue. I also had fun washi tape we used as well. It made our cheap fifty-cent notebooks pretty spiffy.