I'm not a big fan of commercialism or Disney for that matter, but I am realistic.
We live in a world where exposure to media and other children is inevitable. Besides, there are many more important things to direct our energies toward!
With that said, what were we left to do on a recent Saturday afternoon, when Cub was so bored she was (literally) climbing the walls? We should have been getting ready for a trip to Long Island, instead we did some crafting for Cub.
Some old wrapping paper sorta jumped out at me and I had an idea:
Disney princesses inside hearts + Doilies = Valentine Banner!
We had a blast! (Always do crafting together.) When the banner was finished, Cub went ahead and cut out 8 more hearts from the wrapping paper and glued them to doilies. She made her very own valentines for her friends at school. Often, once we start a project together she will take off with her own variation. It's so much fun to watch her learn and create.
Tonight, we're making chocolate-dipped rice crispie treats for dessert!