Monday, April 18, 2011

Sorting and Painting

Sorting Spring Colors

For a few weeks now I have had this activity out on the kids' little table in the kitchen. 

They have spent lots of time sorting the spring pompom balls into the different sections of the muffin tin. 

This isn't a very fancy activity but I am surprised at how involved they get and I love to hear the conversation when they work on it together. 

They have talked about which color "belongs" where and how some colors are "like" one another, saying how "the pink is a light color like the white". 

They are working on fine motor skills with this activity and I am thinking of putting out small tongs for them to use to move the pompoms from one container to the other.

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Finger Painting

We also had a neighbor over for a play date one day last week.  They brought over their finger paints and we had a fun time making "Messy Masterpieces".



Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter T-Shirts and of course...a bow

Another holiday around our house means another holiday t-shirt. 

This time I didn't have to create anything. 
 Aunt Marci sent the kids some super cute Easter shirts and we LOVE them.
I am pretty sure she used her wonderful Cricut to design these cuties. 
Then she hand embroidered around the bunny.
Thanks for the shirts Aunt Marci. 

Of course, I had to make a bow for Miss Ab! 

 Do you think the bow matches okay? 
The darker teal isn't quite the right shade but I think it will do. 

I'll say it again, I love making hair bows!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Well, it has been awhile since I have posted. Sondra has been one busy lady! I don't have anything new to post. I wanted to show you a few pictures from our Disney trip and show off the wonderful bows Sondra made. I loved this bow because it had so many different ribbons in it and the colors matched so perfect!
Here we are in front of the castle. I got a little Disney obsessed and made shirts for me and the hubby. He is such a trooper to go along with it! My shirt was Ariel, hubby's is Goofy (which got a lot of compliments), and Addison's is Cinderella.
These are our Mickey head shirts. These were by far my favorite. Epcot was having their Flower and Garden Festival which was spectacular. Notice Woody and Lotso behind us made from bushes and you could smell strawberries coming from Lotso.
And look at those fabulous bows!! Sondra does a great job. I know is seems funny to color coordinate but it makes it so easy to spot each other when you get separated in the crowds. We had a great time even though it was bit hotter than we expected.

Now that we are back and somewhat re cooperated from the the trip I am going to start working on some projects and hope to post soon!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Buckets

I found these cute buckets at Hobby Lobby about a month ago and they were already 40% off. 

I bought them and some stickers so that I could put the kids' names on them.  The stickers just weren't big enough.  So, what do you do?  You call your sister and ask her to cut you some cute letters using her Cricut. 

We got the vinyl cutouts in the mail last week.  I think they look great, thanks Marci! 

I love how big these buckets are, hope my sweet little ones can fill them to the top with yummy Easter treats.  We are going to our first Easter egg hunt this weekend and they are so excited!

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Stained Glass" Bunnies

I got the idea for this project from a friend.  Her small church group did this with their children but they made a cross.  I have a cross project planned for a play date next week but I really wanted to try this out. So, we made bunnies. 

Here is what you will need:
Tissue paper cut into squares
clear contact paper
cotton balls
bunny stencil

First, cut out your stencil, trace it on the contact paper, and cut it out.

Apply tape to the nonsticky side of the contact paper.  Stick it to your work surface. Remove white paper from contact paper.  The sticky side of the contact paper should now be exposed.

Now, randomly start placing the squares of tissue paper on the sticky side of the contact paper.


It is okay if they overlap and hang off of the contact paper.


Cut a piece of contact paper large enough to cover the bunny.  Remove the white paper and cover the bunny that has the tissue paper on it.  Cut out the bunny shape.

Don't forget to glue on your cotton tail!

We hung our bunnies on the window in the kitchen.  The kids love them!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bows to match Disney Outfits

Remember when Marci made outfits for her upcoming trip to Disney World?  Well, she asked me to make some bows to match them.  I finally finished them and she got them in the mail this week.  Here is how they turned out.

I made the black, white, and red to go with this Minnie outfit. 

And this bow goes with the princess outfit.

They seem to match in the photos, so I hope they look good together in person.

I love making bows!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Bird Feeder Kid Craft

   The weather was beautiful last week.  We spent lots of time outside each day.  One day we met our friends Hannah and Lauren at the park.  Their mommy, Courtney, had a fun craft planned for us.

We were so glad we decided to do this one at the park, it was a little messy but the kids had fun.
When we got home we hung our bird feeders on the fence outside of the kitchen window.  Now we can see them when we eat and sneak a peak at any birdies having a snack!

Here's how you do it:
Cut the center out of a paper plate
Smear peanut butter all over the plate
Sprinkle bird seed on top of the peanut butter
Tie on a colorful ribbon