Saturday, May 30, 2009

Father's Day Card

If you Dad is into fishing I think this would be a great Father's Day Card for the kids to make.

We used: Fish Coloring Page, tissue paper or crepe paper (cut up into sqares), glue, construction paper, wiggly eye, and a marker.

Glue on pieces of the tissue paper and eye to the coloring page.

Cut out the fish pattern.

Glue on to folded construction paper.

Write," Fishing You a Happy Father's Day !!!!"

Cheyanne made one for her daddy and one for God.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

We Made It ! Friday Showcase !!!!!

Happy Weekend everyone!!!!

Thanks to everyone who shares their kid projects. I always love seeing what everyone does. There are so many people doing fun projects with their kids. If you have done a fun project with your kids please link below.

I also have found so many fun blogs to check out by hosting We Made It ! Friday Showcase!!!!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hold Water Upside Down !!!!!

Here is an easy experiment you can do with any age child. It is a good experiment to discuss air pressure and gravity. Or you can act like it is a magic trick.

You will need: Large bowl of water, food coloring, plastic tumbler and a thick smooth, shiny flat piece of cardboard.

Fill the bowl full of water and mix in food coloring.
Place plastic tumbler completely under water. Tap out any air bubbles. If any air is in the cup, it will not work.

I just like this picture of Peter.

While the cup is under the water and the bottom up, slide cardboard against the rim of the cup.

Slowly lift up the cup and cardbord. Now carefully take your hand off the cardboard. Ta-Da !!! The cardboard is
Remember science experiments do not always works out the first time, so make sure your are in an area you do not care that it gets wet.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Salt Art

This was such a big hit with my kids. They had so much fun and it kept them busy for a long while. I enjoy doing this too.

And after they were done, I decorated my house with their beautiful creations. It is so pretty, and they are proud to see their art displayed.

We used: Salt (we used 5, 26 oz containers) , plastic resealable bags, food coloring, newspaper and a container to put the salt in.

Pour the salt in the bag and the food coloring. The more food coloring you add, the more vivid the color.

We used the neon colors and on the back they tell you how to mix the colors to create new colors. The kids loved that.

Shake the bag. Getting the color throughout the salt and getting the lumps out.

Allow to dry on newspaper. I only let them dry for a few minutes. We have no patiences.

We poured the colors in separate bowls.

Then we started pouring the sand with spoons in glasses and jars.

You could also use a funnel if pouring into jars and the kids are younger.

I think these turned out so beautiful.

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End of the Year Pre School Gift

I wanted to give my pre school kids a cute year of the gift without breaking the bank. I went to the Dollar Tree and picked up a few summer items and put them together in a castle making pail. I made 9 of these for around $15. It contains bubbles, a 5 pack of colored chalk, a small pin wheel and 2 freezer pops.

I thought this would also make a good goody bag for a pre schooler birthday party.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

We Made It ! Friday Showcase !!!!!

Happy Memorial Weekend to everyone !!!! I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend.

To anyone that may be new to We Made It! Friday Showcase!!, it is where you link a project you have done with your kids this week. It does not have to be an original idea, it can even be an idea you have gotten from my blog.

There are so many people doing such great projects with their kids, I love seeing them all. Thanks to everyone who participates.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Super Easy Summer Recipe-Texas Caviar

I love this recipe, it is so super easy, inexpensive and so good. The kids can definitely help make this, and it is great for all the end of the year potlucks a lot of us have to go to.

Two of my four kids like this, I know it may not be for every kid. But it is something they can make and you can eat.

I found this recipe in The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook. I am trying to lose a little because bathing suit season is coming.


1 (15 oz) can 50% sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 oz) can 50% less sodium whole kernal corn, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup fresh salsa or pico de gallo refrigerated not jarred, Walmart has good Pico de Gallo in their refrigerated fresh vegetable section

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon cumin

Salt and ground pepper to taste

Hot sauce to taste

In a large glass or plastic bowl, combine the beans, corn, salsa or pico de gallo, cilantro, vinegar, and cumin. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Serve with corn chips or by itself as a side dish.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Super Easy Volcanos

I love this project it is so easy and only takes a short amount of prep time.

Cheyanne loves making the volcano erupt.

We used: plastic plate, plastic cup, aluminium foil, tape, vinegar, baking soda and red food coloring.

Tape the bottom of the cup to the center of the plate. Cover with aluminium foil. Cut a hole in the center of the foil and push the edges down in the cup.

Spoon in some baking soda.

Pour in the vinegar.

Watch it erupt.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Daisy Cupcakes

I made these daisy cupcakes for my daughter's Daisy troop. I just love how they turned out. I found the idea on Family Fun.

To make these we used cupcakes, white frosting, yellow food coloring, large marshmallows, gumdrops, kitchen shears and a frosting spreader.

Mix the yellow food coloring with the white frosting. Frost the cupcakes.

Place a gumdrop to the center of each cupcake.

To make the petals, set a large marshmallow on it's side, press flat with your palm. Then cut it in 1/3 s with kitchen shears. Repeat. Approx. 6 petals per flower.

I found using the store brand marshmallow worked better the name brand marshmallows. The name brand would get holes in them.

We also made a bridge since the girls were bridging from Daisy's to Brownies.

We used a card table with the legs pointing up, a sturdy plastic container for the step and covered it with a plastic table cloth. The girls got a big kick crossing the bridge.

Congratulations Caity !!!!

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