Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine Crafts

This is a fun and easy craft that can be used to make Valentine's Day cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, tea towels and many, many more things.

We used: Heart doilies, construction paper, paint, sponge, scissors, ribbons and a hole punch.

First we taped (just a little) the doilies on to the construction paper to keep it from moving around.

Then sponge painted the holes on the doilies.
Allow to dry.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

We Made It,Showcase Saturday

I love seeing when you guys do the crafts that I have posted on my blog. So I thought on Saturdays I would set up a Mr Linky and you could share your crafts with me and
everyone else. You do not only have to share the crafts from my blog, you can share any craft you have done in the past week with your kids.

If you do not want to write a post ,you can just email me your pictures and I will post them.

If you want to let others know that you are doing the post for "We Made It, Showcase Saturday", you can grab my button from my side bar.

You do not have to do anything too complicated, just take a picture of what you did and share it with us.

Here is Sarah, who is the daughter of Beth from A Mom's Life ( who by the way has a great blog, she is a great writer. If you are looking for a great read, check her out.)

They did the Valentine Sponge Art:

I can not wait to see what you guys have done.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Valentine's Day Card Box

Cheyanne and I had a great time making these Valentine's Day Card box. It was easy enough for her to do and it turned out adorable.

We used: Empty cereal boxes, scissors, glue, ribbon, felt and colorful paper (scrap book paper, wrapping paper or even magazine pages. )

Cut the paper into squares about 3 x 3 inches. Or whatever size you want.

Glue the paper all over the box.

Cut out hearts (I used felt but paper would work just as well.)

Glue on the hearts.

On the sides of the box, poke a hole and thread through the ribbon. Tie a knot in the ribbon on the inside of the box.

For the top I left the flap unglued. I cut a slit on the opposite flap.
Now you can still close the box.

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Paper Snowglobes

My son's kindergarten class did a similar project, so I thought I would share what Cheyanne and I did.
Cheyanne love snow globes, so she was excited to do this project.

We used: construction paper, scissors, markers, glue and a winter coloring page.

We colored our coloring page.

Then we cut out out our picture, a circle and a trapezoid.

Glue the coloring sheet on to the circle. Then glue the circle on to the trapezoid.
Then we placed drops of glue on to the globe and added glitter to make the snow.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine's Sponge Hearts

Cheyanne and I made these Valentine's cards today. We used sponge art. Cheyanne had a lot of fun stamping with the sponges.

We used: sponges, scissors, paints,a marker and paper.

Trace the heart shape on the sponge and cut it out.

Dip the sponges in the paint and stamp.

For the older kids they can make pictures with the heart.
DLTK has a lot of great ideas.

Or for the smaller kids just let them stamp pretty designs.

The best part is you can wash out the sponges and use them again.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My New Blog Design !!!!

You may be wondering who did my pretty new blog design. It was Tina at Golden Goodness. I have to say is she did a great job, I just love it. She is super easy to work with, did exactly what I asked , responsibly priced and did it in no time.

So if you are thinking about getting a new design for your blog, check out Goodness Sakes Blog Design.

If you sign up for your blog design before Jan 31 st it will be $25, but after that her rate will be $35. Both are great prices.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentine Love Bugs

I posted these last year, but they are one of my favorite Valentine treats. So I am going to share them again.

These are very cute love bugs if you ask me, and yummy too.

3 Hostess sno balls
2 Twizzlers
2 mini M&M
Dab of white icing

1. Line up the Sno Balls end to end on a serving plate.
2. Cut Twizzlers into six two-inch pieces (some will be left over) and insert two into each Sno- Ball for legs.
3. Insert lollipops into the top of the "head" for antennae.
4. Use icing to secure M&M's for eye.

Then my kids started playing with it and turn it into this:

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hummingbird Craft

I just love this craft, it is so, so cute. I know this is a spring craft but I am ready for Spring to get here.
We used: 2 Large Pom-poms, glue, 2 wiggly eyes,1 toothpick,1 muffin cup, scissors and a black marker.

Color the tooth pick black with the marker and cut it in half.

Glue one pom-pom on top of the other.
Glue on eyes and tooth pick.

Cut the muffin cup into 4 equal pieces. Glue on 2 pieces of the cup for the wings and 1 for the tail.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pre School Popsicle Stick Game

Today, I made this great game for Cheyanne, it is perfect for pre-schoolers. It is easy, inexpensive, portable and incorporates a lot of skills young ones need.

You will need: Popsicle sticks, construction paper, hole punch, glue, 3 ring binder and a plastic baggie.

Punch holes in the paper, so it will fit in the binder.
Glue sticks into shapes and letters that you want your young ones to copy.

For younger children you can draw a pattern for them to lay the sticks on.

I also made pages with letters that you could make with the sticks.
Then I cut out pictures from a magazine that started with the letter on the paper.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Paper Bag Dragon

Today, the kids and I made these cool paper bag dragons. The boys and girls both like making these.

We used: Lunch sized paper bags, scissors, glue, construction paper, wiggly eyes, crepe paper, and toilet paper roll.

First open up the paper bag and cut a mouth.

To make the dragon's fire, wrap the toilet paper roll with crepe paper. Then glue on some flames.

Decorate the dragon. Hold the toilet paper roll with your hand to look like the dragon is breathing fire.
The kids made scales on the back and wings on the side.
Crepe paper glued to the back of the bag to look like the tail.

Here is Cheyanne's girl dragon. Pink and Purple.

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