Lupine and I have been talking at length about how to offer guidance, support, and fun to families suddenly finding themselves stuck at home.
As many of you know, our family has chosen to homeschool. But chosen homeschooling is a whole different ball game than what’s happening to so many families right now, with many kids and their grown-ups thrown into a stressful home + school reality so unexpectedly.
Lupine reflected on her love of making art and doing simple crafts and realized that she could bring that gift to young children who are home right now. Kids who are feeling bored, restless, anxious, or a little stir crazy, and looking for a simple outlet and a bit of creative fun.
So she put together a YouTube channel, The Happy Dumpling, just for kids. Her plan is to post approximately one how-to video each week. Her target audience is 7-10-year-olds, but she would be delighted if kids (and grownups) of all ages joined in the fun!
She posted her first video, sharing how to transform an empty toilet paper tube into a sweet little bunny. Just in time for spring!
Be sure to subscribe to her channel, so you know when the next episode is live (I hear old-fashioned soup can telephones may be in the works).
You can watch her video here, then leave a comment below letting Lupine know what other projects you’d like her to share with you. As for me, I also have something special in the works for parents and kids.
Subscribe through the green link below and you’ll be the first to know when it’s ready!
Need more inspiration? Check my blog archives. They’re loaded with more than a decade of simple, accessible projects and ideas for parents and kids.
Stay safe and well, loves. And we’ll do the same.
2 thoughts on ““The Happy Dumpling” Homeschool Crafts”
That was fun, thanks Lupine!
What a sweet girl and role model for our kids. We’re looking forward to all you share, Lupine!