Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category


Puffy Paint Art Project

Friday, June 1st, 2012 in Crafts

Now this project has even cooler results if you buy little craft squeeze bottles or even empty ketchup/mustard type bottles so you can squeeze the puffy paint out of them. I am just trying to use up everything in my house and not buy anything new–so we did it with different types of paintbrushes. Still […]

Bouncy Ball Project

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 in Crafts

I used to do “official” art day groups where I would have a schedule, message the Moms, try to invite new people. Now I just text a couple of kid’s Moms about an hour before we start and ask them if they would like to come on over. Either way is fun, this is just […]

Date Nights with the Girls

Friday, May 25th, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday, Crafts

We do these “date nights with the girls” a few times a year, usually they are most excited if it is their turn to go with Dad. Because Dad usually takes them out somewhere fun and then the other one stays home with me. But this time I decided it was *MY* time to go […]

Saran Wrap Art Project

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 in Crafts

This is such a simple idea that has been on my to do list for awhile. I love art projects where you don’t have to buy anything special, everyone has saran wrap! Supplies: Brushes Saran Wrap Tempura Paint OR Watercolor Paint (in this post I use tempura paint) Instructions: 1. Have the kids paint their […]

Craziest Drawing

Monday, April 9th, 2012 in Crafts

I told the girl’s for an art project to color the CRAZIEST things they could think of: This is what they came up with: A zombie driving the float in the sky, baby Shae throwing oranges at everyone, random zebras hanging off chandeliers, horses tap dancing, a party with confetti and blue birds eating popcorn. […]

All Natural Egg Dyeing Science Experiment

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 in Crafts, Learning, Nature

We did it again this year (dying easter eggs with spices, vegetables, juices, etc.) but we turned it into a science experiment and switched up the directions a bit. This is what we did all day, I ignored everything else, poor poor house is a disaster. First we had to bug our chickens for all […]

Tis the season for sidewalk chalk…

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 in Crafts

How fast are you going through yours? I am loving this weather! Feels so good to spend the days outside. I thought I would “re-run” two posts of mine for you in celebration. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk AND France’s Version of Hopscotch—Escargot (Snail), enjoy! Homemade Sidewalk Chalk April 29th, 2010 in Crafts | Edit So this is something I would NOT do […]

Valentines Day Felt Board Story

Friday, March 9th, 2012 in Books/Reading, Crafts

You guys, it is hard to find a cute Valentines Day felt board story out there. I looked forever to find one to use at Abby’s kintergarden party. Finally I found one and made felt pieces to go along with it: Here is the story that goes along with it: The Valentine Tree I know […]

Thank You, Love

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 in About Me, Crafts, family

Abby has been a doll lately — so well-behaved, helpful, patient and caring. I just have felt so lucky to have her as my oldest the past few weeks. So I secretly made her this poster. It reads: Hey BABY (RUTH), thank you for being my LIFESAVER.  Seriously, you are a SKOR and I’d give […]

Illustrators in Training

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 in Books/Reading, Crafts

We have been reading tales from the Grimm Brothers before bed. The girls chant, “Grimm Brothers, Grimm Brothers, Grimm Brothers!” every night so I don’t forget! Some of the stories are lame, some of them are really weird and some of them are a bit horrifying! But lots of them are great, and when we read The Queen Bee, […]