You know you’re a crafty mom if…

So, a month ago my 1 year old broke her elbow.  She’s now the cautionary tale for all her playgroup friends about why you should not jump on the couch.  You’re welcome, other moms.
After getting home from the ER (in a foreign country) at 10 pm on a Friday night with both my kids (husband was traveling, of course), my first thought was, “I MUST MOD PODGE THAT CAST!!”  
These are the dangers of having a crafty blog.  Kid breaks elbow, mom thinks immediately of Mod Podge.  Sparkle Mod Podge.
Mod Podge cast fabric design decorated

Every cast needs a little Anna Maria Horner Good Folks, in my opinion.

I almost didn’t post this picture because the cast is so disgustingly nasty.  But that’s what’ll happen after a month on the arm of a 1 year old who has smeared it with ketchup, peanut butter, marinara sauce, mommy’s lipstick, and stuffed rice, noodles, and cheerios up in it.  Just be glad you don’t have smell-o-vision.


  1. says

    My son fell off our bed when he was 14 months and broke his arm but I don’t think hubby would have let me put sparkle mod podge on it lol. Although we did get him a bright green one. I love it and I completely understand how nasty the get on a one year old too!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh that is the funniest post you’ve ever written! Mostly because you know you’re “too crafty” (i use that term light because can you really ever be too crafty?) when you see another woman’s mod podged casted 1 year old and think “I would of mod podged some scrapbook paper patch-working on that thing if it were my kid! HAHAHAHA!!!!

  3. says

    My 2 year old broke her arm in January, I wish I would have thought about mod podging it! it was still cute though, it was bright pink and we put little rhinestones on it!

  4. says

    GIRLFRIEND YOU ROCK! What a great way to make a little girl feel better about a broken bone! Praying we don’t have anymore in our house… but if we do, they’ll get the Crafterhours treatment!

  5. says

    The son of one of my dear friends has to have surgery on Friday. He’ll be in casts on both feet for a month. And, he’s only 2!!! I sent her this idea so she could mod podge Spider Man and other superheroes on his cast. (I didn’t think that AMH would be encouraging to this little tough guy.)

    Thanks for the FABULOUS idea!

  6. Anonymous says

    Maybe if it was mod podged in the beginning, you could just wipe off any dirt and stuff? Sounds like an idea to try.


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