I have gotten a little heat for helping my children reach their potential in the realm of child crafted, seasonal decorations that have the potential to hang in my home for the next century.
I confess, I think it is a benefit of homeschool that I have some creative input when my three small children are painting, cutting and gluing fauna for my home.
I mean, after all, wouldn't you rather have a handprint Christmas wreath or a pumpkin made from a roll of toilet paper that is neat, and attractive, while still displaying the size of your darling's hand or the cleverness of their mind?
In my home, if I am not all over this I would put out purple pumpkins, black Christmas Trees, and yellow hearts, and everything made by my son would have a long-neck dinosaur not so subtly hidden on its face. Seriously.
In the morning, I painted the kids' hands with this delicious chocolaty brown paint, and they stuck their hands on the plate that was the color they liked, forever marking the size of their hands.