Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Everyone Needs a Jeannie

Do you know that guy? You’ve seen him in commercials. That guy is the guy who cuts down a tree, mills the wood, processes it into pulp and turns it into paper in order to create a hand-written dinner invitation for his girlfriend. Yeah, I’m not that guy. One of the sacrifices that the Boss makes when she goes to work and I teach our children is that the children receive a very good industrial strength education. I do not spend a lot of time on art projects and stuff because it really is not my strong suit. Our classroom is not decorated in primary colors with fancy pictures to entertain young children.  My children are smart and funny and friendly but not well instructed in crayons, glue, and scissors. Now, if drywall were an art class…

Enter Jeannie.

Jeannie is the lovely young lady pictured next to the rather grizzled looking old guy. She’s one half of the team of Jim & Jeannie, two people who have actively guided me on my walk to Christianity during the last decade. They have been a blessing in my life. Jeannie is a very creative person, and does excellent arts & crafts. She came upon the idea to create pre-packaged art kits for children. I jumped at her offer to send craft packages our way. I’ll take any help that I can get to bring more arts and crafts into my classroom. Her box arrived shortly before Halloween.

Jeannie is fantastic!
















The box contained written instructions, samples, and all the supplies needed to create wonderful Christmas crafts. She thought of everything, from patterns to cut out felt stockings and mittens to sewing needles for threading string to hang an ornament. She sent craft paint and brushes and a container of artificial snow to create wonderful winter settings. Jeannie’s box contained everything a homeschooling father like me needs to spend a week’s worth of afternoons creating art with his children.

The boys loved it!
































































Thanks, Jeannie!

8 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a great idea! Your kiddos did a great job on the Christmas crafts too.

TobyBo said...

Wow! Those little snow scenes are great!

Kellie said...

What a great idea! Looks like tons of fun!

Michelle said...

That's fantastic!! How fun is that? Is Jeannie hireable? Although, I think she should come and help the kids with their crafts, that way I could take a nap, lol!

CrossView said...

Very creative! And it looks like you have a child who enjoyed it.... But who's the little girl? That definitely isn't the Captain!

Arby said...

Crossview, I think you are looking at General Mayhem and his looooong hair.

Linda said...

Yes, General's hair caught my attention too.
Can you put Jeannie in a bottle and send her my way?

Kathleen said...

What a fun box!! I need a Jeannie!