So I have had this idea in my head for a while to organize the kids books. It involved the nice cardboard magazine holders from Ikea, pictures of the books we own, and mod podge. I planned to mod podge the pictures to the holders so the kids could easily sort their books or find a particular type of book.
Well, we learned, perhaps at the end, that you really need to apply a thin coat of the mod podge to the item and then stick the paper down smoothly. Let that dry then add a finish coat or two to cover the paper so little fingers don't rip it off. As you can see, I don't think these will last long, but at least I will know how to do it in the future.
Then there was this other mod podge project that I wanted to do with blocks and nativity stickers. It took awhile to accumulate all the pieces, since apparently plain old wooden blocks are only sold in 80 count for $50 from Melissa and Doug in the stores so I had to site-to-store order a small set from Walmart (only $12!!!). And then you would think I was asking a lot to have just plain and simple nativity scene stickers in stock during Advent. Gee, I thought I would be able to get them during, not have to search for them before. Eventually found some at Target, but got the last 2 packs.
Anyway, these turned out much better and I will be giving a set to my almost 18mo godson for a late Epiphany!!! And they really were super easy.
Additionally, they are virtually indistructable (sp?).