MOPs and Pinterest

About a year ago, I got it into my head that I’d like to join a MOPs group. But there wasn’t a single group nearby! So I spoke to the leadership at my church about starting our own, and we did! We’ve been meeting once a month (with discussion and craft time), with a scattering of play groups and special events. I’ve enjoyed it so much, and love that it is a way that I can use my love for crafting!

Pinterest has been a huge source of those crafts, but I also am very fortunate that I have a fully functioning pottery studio at my fingertips! So several of our meetings have offered pottery painting. We’ve also had a couple events at the pottery studio, where the moms can get in touch with their artistic side, while their children are cared for and lunch is provided afterwards.

Here are some of the other crafts we’ve tried:

Honey-Brown-Sugar-Scrub-Recipe

Honey Brown Sugar Scrub – This was a really fun one, but a bit messy! Thank goodness for plastic tablecloths!

This was one of my favorites! We did these for our Easter meetings, and after the meeting, I made a bunch more to hang on my pussy willows.

This was one of my favorites! We did these for our Easter meetings, and after the meeting, I made a bunch more to hang on my pussy willows.

Magnets - We did button magnets, but also picture frame magnets, Bible verse magnets, and more! Another fun, easy one.

Magnets – We did button magnets, but also picture frame magnets, Bible verse magnets, and more! Another fun, easy one.

Lip Gloss - we did this one with the scrub (the meeting was on self-care as a mom), and it was a good thing. I don't think it came out great, but it was fun to try!

Lip Gloss – we did this one with the scrub (the meeting was on self-care as a mom), and it was a good thing. I don’t think it came out great, but it was fun to try!

We did bored jars and conversation starter jars.

We did bored jars and conversation starter jars.

This one is so cute! We had it on the wall for the Christmas season, and Audrey had fun with it for about a minute. But still worth it!

This one is so cute! We had it on the wall for the Christmas season, and Audrey had fun with it for about a minute. But still worth it!

That’s a few of them! And oh! I have so many more fun ideas! Thankfully, we will be doing our MOPs group for another year starting in September. If you’re a mom in the area, come and join us!

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~ by Amy on April 30, 2013.

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