Sunday Craft

Remaining dry overnight is the last step our daughter Penny needs to overcome to be finally free of diapers. OK, so right now she doesn’t seem to mind too much, but we are looking forward to the day we don’t need them anymore. To that end we set up a chart that logs the days where she wakes up dry. She gets a sticker for everyday dry, and once filled she gets a reward. We were on our second chart. She got a toy for the first one. This second one we promised here a trip to the movie theater. It’s bribery, yes, but it works for the most part.

We finally filled up the second chart so we headed to the theater Sunday morning to see Disney’s Planes . Unfortunately, somehow a mistake was made and we got the showtime wrong. The first show was not at 10:30, but rather at 12:30. Crying ensued. We promised to come back that evening after Sarah worked, but a reasonable solution for adults is not so reasonable to a 3-year old. What to do to ease the pain of a broken heart?

Luckily there was a craft store nearby. I suggested that we head inside to look for something to do to pass the afternoon. This worked as Penny then ran as fast as she could to the store. We looked around looking for something that was both fun and easy enough for a young one. We ultimately decided on suncatchers to paint. We got a puppy for Penny and a Halloween owl for myself.

After lunch, a nap and Sarah’s departure for work we got started. Here is Penny ready to go with a little help from current favorite stuffed animal Lamby.

Crafting with Lamby

Getting started

Penny of course started with blue as it is her favorite color. We put Lamby to the side as he was mostly painting himself rather than the suncatcher.

Over the Shoulder

Painting the Catcher

Penny loves painting and this was a good craft for us.

Hey Dad

Smiley Craft

Here’s the final results. Penny picked out the wing color of my owl and helped paint it. I helped her with the Puppy’s ear.

FInished Product

My Owl

Penny's Dog

She wants to make a suncatcher for all her cousins now. She is so sweet and generous.


We did end up catching Planes that evening. Penny loved it, though there were some parts where she cried that were not her “favorite parts.”

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