If you have some wine corks lying around and you are also wondering what new and interesting activity to come up with and do with your kids, we have the solution for you. Here, we have listed some fun crafts you can try and do and have lots of fun with your little ones!
Mini Planters from Wine Corks
For this craft, you will need a few wine corks, some soil, little succulents, small magnets, a drill, hot glue, and a spray bottle with water. Use the glue gun to attach the magnets to the corks. After the glue dries, drill a hole on the top of the cork and fill it with soil, then plant your little succulent. Finally, spray the succulent with water and put it in your fridge!
Wine Cork People
Give your kids markers, googly eyes, paint, threads, or anything else you can think of. Let them go wild and explore their creativity while creating little people out of the corks.
Wine Cork Deer
Christmas may not be coming around just yet, but you can craft some really cute deer with the wine corks you have lying around. Punch some little holes on the long side of a cork and stick toothpicks or little sticks in them to create legs. Use the same material to put in a neck and attach a head from a cork. Put in some antlers and glue a red nose. Rudolf is ready to be part of your Christmas decor!
Birdhouse from Wine Corks
Glue together your wine corks to create a house for the birdies visiting your yard. You can come up with your own designs or look for inspiration online. If you have a lot of corks, you will be able to come up with all kinds of elaborate designs.
These are just a few of the fun crafts you can make with your kids with the use of wine corks lying around your home. Get creative and enjoy your time together as a family!
5 Main Mom Friendship Issues and Ways to Overcome Those Hurdles
Parenthood can be a truly rewarding time. However, it’s not uncommon for a new mom to feel isolated, especially if she’s the first in her friend group to have a baby. Your obligations and priorities change drastically and your regular group of friends might not be able to understand and empathize with everything you’re experiencing. That’s why creating a support network with other mothers that are going through the same challenges can be invaluable during this time.
Don’t Feel Awkward Reaching Out to Strangers
Making new friends can be challenging, but if you’re a new mom, having a network of other parents to share experiences with can be extremely beneficial. Start showing up with your child to places where mothers are likely to be. This can include the park, library story hours, music classes, and more. Ask other parents how they are managing, and suggest having coffee or organizing playdates sometimes.
Pre-Kids Friends Might Drift Away for a While
As a new mom, you might feel like your old group of friends is drifting away. You don’t have to go out of your way to remain an active part of the social group. Choose an old friend to message and ask how they’re doing. If you keep old relationships open and easy, they will likely come together again once the pressure of the first stages of parenthood subsides. In the meantime, look for friendships with people going through the same things and who are able to share experiences.
Mom Friends With Different Parenting Styles
When making mom friends, you’ll meet people with parenting styles and ideologies that differ from yours. A good rule to follow is not to offer unsolicited advice so long as their practices aren’t a danger to your child. Time will tell whether parental friendships were meant to last or fizzle out. It’s important to start learning to deal with different parenting styles early on. The trend will continue with potentially greater consequences as the kids get older and being able to teach tolerance by example is important.
Bridging New and Old Friends
Making friends with other moms is a way to meet people from many different walks of life. If you have friends from your college days, work, and your life as a parent, and you want to throw a party with all your diverse friend groups, don’t hesitate to do so. Learn to feel comfortable being yourself no matter who’s there and enjoy spending time with all your different types of friends for different reasons. While some of your friends might not get along, you’ll also see unlikely friendships being made as well!
Is It Too Late to Join a Formed Mom Group?
If you’re a new mom taking your baby out for a stroll around the park, it’s likely that you’ll see already formed groups of moms walking together. Trying to break into a formed clique might seem intimidating. However, one shouldn’t be discouraged about trying to enter a formed friend group of moms. Talk about the motherhood experience with them, ask them about their interests, offer to trade babysitting hours or carpool, and friendships will form naturally over time.