Amy Pickrel

Amy is the mother of young twins and in a previous life she was an in home daycare provider.

I am the mother of young twins and in a previous life I was an in home daycare provider. I love crafts and always have. I try to do a craft with the kids most days. Somedays take planning and supplies, other days we grab the stickers or a coloring book. My twins are 2 years old so we do crafts that their little fingers can manage with no help or very little help from mom. It’s their project not mine, I’ve made puppets and collages. Seeing what they create is why I love doing these activities. I also need crafts that work for both of my babies (yes I still call them babies). My girl will sit and do a project for 20 minutes but my boy can handle maybe 2 minutes, then he is singing “Clean up.” I do not mind them making a mess-the house can be cleaned and kids can be bathed. Many times messes are fun to make, even for Mommies. And when you are scrubbing the paint off the floor on your hands on knees, just think of their faces and joyful squeals as they created their masterpiece.