Apr 29 2013
Iâ€™m so glad we didnâ€™t attempt this craft at Zoeâ€™s birthday party last weekend.
Itâ€™s among the first crafts Iâ€™ve ever attempted from Pinterest and while it was a huge success, I wasnâ€™t prepared for the mess.
1 can shaving cream (not shave gel)
2 boxes cornstarch
Empty in bucket. Mix. Enjoy
Apr 22 2013
With the weather taking a drastic change this past week and deciding to become more spring like than it was a couple weeks ago, I had planned a few different crafts to help keep the kids busy after school. I was excited to try a few different experiments with them and enjoy our â€ślullâ€ť before spring activities start in full-force and I did try one with them involving cornstarch and food coloring, however, it was a bust! So, as I began researching on what other materials we could use to make the outcome I had imagined in my head my kids started making their own craftâ€¦out of box!
I had received a care package from my mom, ironically filled with craft supplies for myself and a few trinkets for the kids and was excitedly going through my new treasures when I noticed my son very interested in what else but the box. Then his older sister began putting her two cents in and before I knew they had cut the box and proceeded to make a â€śhomeâ€ť with it for their stuffed animals. My daughter cut one off the sides of the box and asked if I would help her tape two pieces together. We did this twice and the outcome became a â€śTVâ€ť for the house and a â€ścouchâ€ť for the house. They brought out their little stuffed animals and sat for quite a while playing make believe with them all.
Mar 21 2013
What better way to celebrate spring than by making your very own butterfly garden?!?! The temperature is warmer, the birds are singing their sweet songs and soon we will be seeing appearances from all sorts of animals and insects that have been tucked away for the cold winter months. To celebrate this joyous season we decided to make our own butterfly garden and brighten up our living room. My five and three year old loved putting these together and trying different patterns and colors of paper and adding new decorations to each one. We have started a small butterfly garden but itâ€™s quickly growing! The added bonus is we had all the materials already at home and some we were even able to recycle!
Mar 14 2013
I enjoy decorating for most of the holidays; however, Christmas is the only one where we go all out. For most of the others holidayâ€™s we will put a few things up that we have made or that I have picked up throughout the years since the kids do enjoy seeing something up each time, and especially if they have talked about the particular holiday at school.
Feb 25 2013
This past weekend we were taking a drive up to Edith Lake and admiring the glistening snow and glorious sunshine when my 3-1/2 year old son says: â€śHey mom look at the snow, it looks like glitter.â€ť And so it did! It was gorgeous! It got me thinking how we could make our own glittering snow-scapes so we can enjoy the glistening snow inside as well as outside.