1. I think Pam was referring to this quote:

      The points to be borne in mind in children’s handicrafts are: (a) that they should not be employed in making futilities such as pea and stick work, paper mats, and the like; (b) that they should be taught slowly and carefully what they are to do; (c) that slipshod work should not be allowed; (d) and that, therefore, the children’s work should be kept well within their compass. (Home Education, p. 315)

      I actually wrote a six-part series called Crafts in the Life of the Child back in 2009, if you are interested. I was trying to decide on a sort of philosophy of crafting. 🙂

  1. I do the same thing as Pam’s husband. I keep a garbage bag handy and as presents are unwrapped, the paper is thrown away. I don’t like cleaning up all the mess afterwards if I don’t, and neither does my husband.

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