Skype Crafts

Canada
February 22, 2016 1:26pm CST
I just finished a skype session with my granddaughters. I sent them an envelope in the mail with craft supplies and then we made some little dolls together on skype. What fun! The only problem was that I couldn't help them with the difficult parts. Luckily their dad was there to help. Next time I'll have to try something a little simpler. It's a great way to keep connected when we live far from each other. Do you have any little people living far from you? I'd recommend sharing something special on Skype. Even just reading a favorite book together this way would be a good bonding experience. I miss the snuggling on the lap part, but at least we can be somewhat together this way.
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@BelleStarr (40236)
• United States
23 Feb 16
I am taking pictures of Peppa all over Florida with me and sending them to Jack.
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• Canada
23 Feb 16
That's fun! I spent the afternoon outdoors with my neighbour taking pictures of Flat Stanley for her nephew. Do you remember him?
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@BelleStarr (40236)
• United States
23 Feb 16
@Sheilamarie78 Yes he was my inspiration for the adventures of Peppa and George Pig!!
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• Philippines
22 Feb 16
That is so nice. Thanks to technology for that.
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• Canada
22 Feb 16
A few years ago we'd be writing more letters an sending photos by snail mail. This is more direct.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 16
@Sheilamarie78 yup. I remember when I was still very young and my Dad is working in a different country, we record our voice expressing our thoughts or stories for him in a tape - called a voice tape. We then send it with a letter.
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• Canada
23 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I remember doing that. It took more coordination and was a bit awkward. Did your Dad keep those tapes? They'd be fun to listen to now.
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@much2say (40826)
• United States
22 Feb 16
What a great idea! You can keep connected with the grandkids but in an active way - never thought of that!! We do have far away relatives, but our relationship is basically the way it goes on Facebook. When Hubby went on a business trip for a week one year (and that was a rare occasion), we really, really missed him - especially the kids - but Skype really helped keep us all in touch during that week.
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• Canada
22 Feb 16
I appreciate seeing them on skype, though we need to do it more often. We all really had fun today.
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@much2say (40826)
• United States
22 Feb 16
@Sheilamarie78 Hope a visit can come soon so you get your snuggling in!
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• Canada
23 Feb 16
@much2say Aw! That would be wonderful!
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Feb 16
What a wonderful way to spend time with your granddaughters. I Skype once in awhile with my son and his family, and my grandson is always showing me his toys. He is 3 and I haven't seen him since he was just a baby
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• Canada
23 Feb 16
But at least he knows what you look and sound like.
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
23 Feb 16
@Sheilamarie78 Yes that is why we started to use skype. My son, said my grandson needed to see me to know I was real.
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@DianneN (91269)
• United States
22 Feb 16
We FaceTime, but I was so lucky to see my babies a little over one week ago. My son and family came to Florida for ice skating competitions which we went to. They spent the rest of their time at Disney World, which we didn't go to. After three days with them, we were exhausted!!! Lol! I love your idea!
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• Canada
22 Feb 16
My grands are in France, so visits are few. Having Skype is my lifesaver!
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@DianneN (91269)
• United States
22 Feb 16
@Sheilamarie78 Yikes! That is far!
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• United States
22 Feb 16
I never used Skype. But I can see how it would come in handy for others.
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• Canada
22 Feb 16
It certainly comes in handy for me. We don't use it often, but I'm always glad when we do.
• United States
23 Feb 16
@Sheilamarie78 None of my friends back home use it so it doesn't come in handy for me.
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@amadeo (78191)
• United States
22 Feb 16
I have not done this but do skype
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• Canada
23 Feb 16
It's a great way to keep in touch with faraway family and friends.
@PainsOnSlate (20820)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
No grands or little people in my life but I do use my iPad to Facetime with old friends.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Feb 16
What a great idea! I never would have thought of doing something like that. When I lived in Vegas, I used to skype with my grandchildren just to talk to them.
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• Japan
23 Feb 16
My baby granddaughter lives about an hour away. Her mom has her "call" me and she reaches for the iPad when she sees my picture talking to her!
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@wiLLmaH (8246)
• Singapore, Singapore
23 Feb 16
Skype do really helps to bridge the communication with our loved ones. But you are correct the hugs and kisses (human touch) cannot be sufficed by this technology. I am here in Singapore and my parents and sibling are in Manila so its either we use skype or facebook.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Feb 16
It is great that you can keep connected to them that way. I don't use it at this point.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
23 Feb 16
Oh, what a great idea. I need to work on something like this!
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• United States
23 Feb 16
What a great idea to do crafts via Skype...I never would have thought to do that. Skype is awesome isn't it
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@JudyEv (141077)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb 16
This is a good idea. My brother- and sister-in-law frequently skype their grand-children in Egypt. It was especially valuable when the children were smaller and more likely to forget their grandparents' faces, etc.
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
my siblings are far. we always make sure to have a video call too. on face book :)
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@marlina (80503)
• Canada
22 Feb 16
Do not have little ones, but it is an excellent idea for the ones who have them.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 16
What a lovely way to keep in touch with your granddaughters.
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• United States
24 Feb 16
that's a great idea 'n so glad it worked out. i got skype coz folks kept tellin' me i needed such. trouble was, nobody e'er had the time to visit with me. yepperz, i finally uninstalled it. ya can't visit with folks who don't wish to make the time sadly.