We had a conversation about sleepovers the other day, and being friends since our early teenage years, things got nostalgic real fast. Jenna’s parents rarely allowed a sleepover, she can count on one hand how many times she had one as a kid. Her homework had to be all done, her parents had to know their parents, she had to come home by Saturday afternoon and never on a Sunday. Nicole, was the Sleepover Queen, but only if it was at her house. If she had to sleep at someone else’s home she always ended up calling her mom to come home in the middle of the night. Emily wasn’t usually allowed to, but would beg and beg for them, and then be so homesick she’d end up crying to go home, too. Our experiences completely cloud our reasoning on the matter with our own kids. Isn’t it funny how that works? So here’s a quick and easy craft for your kid’s next Slumber Party – even if it ends up being just a homesick late night – there’s still lots of fun to be had!
We loved the magic of the bokeh lens cover for cameras, so we wanted to try it out for a flash light. It’s the perfect activity for when you need those rowdy kids to start settling into their sleeping bags, even if they’re not ready just yet to go to sleep. Using thick black cardstock, trace your shape and then cut it out! You will hold the paper slightly away from the light, the farther back it goes the bigger the image becomes! Tip: Make sure you have a good black border (the bigger the better) so the light concentrates just through the image you’ve cut out.
So we’d love to know, are you a sleep-over fan? A big homesick baby? Absolutely against it? What are the rules for your own children?