This week I just did a straightforward craft. Originally we were going to make buggy pencil toppers out of erasable Sculpey clay, but due to budget and time constraints I dropped that plan in favor of the go-to pipe cleaner option.

The kids each got a pencil to take home, and then they crafted wacky creatures using our supply of pipe cleaners. The two in the middle are the ones I made, a very cool worm and my attempt at a butterfly. I like the one on the far right, made by a six-year-old regular. It has a lot of personality. I had decent attendance for this, even though it was far from being my shiniest creative moment with the kids. Sometimes necessity dictates.