Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rainbow socks

I just made these for my little guy!!! Now I am in love with rainbow socks!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

All you need is love

Are you like me looking for some cute Valentine's Day project, that you can display somewhere, where everyone can see it? Here is a little tutorial how to make a front door Valentine's Day decoration. 

First cut up some tissue paper into squares.

Then cut a heart out of a cardboard, card stock, or like me out of a cereal box. Draw a heart shape in the middle using a tacky glue. Use pencil with eraser to help you crunch up the tissue paper (place the eraser in the middle of the tissue paper square and twist) and stick it to the glue.

Your kids can help. I had both of them help and they loved crunching the tissue paper. 

First use the white one for the middle, then frame the white heart with the red tissue paper. Of course you can alternate the colors. 

The kids and I decided to add a little twist to our tissue paper heart and we taped streamers to the back of the cereal box heart. 

And now our heart is free to fly around in the wind. 
(I had to tape a skewer to the back so the heart doesn't keep on bending)

Friday, February 03, 2012

Coloring snow

I have decided that we have to go back to our awesome art projects! I did some research and here is the first one I found. Since it's winter (with no snow) we have been doing lots of activities with winter theme. This one uses shaving cream (snow), water, and food coloring. 

I sprayed the shaving cream on top of the water and the boys squeezed the food coloring on top of it

This is what happens (sorry for the blurry picture)

Doesn't the food coloring look beautiful on top of the shaving cream?

They dipped their card stock papers in the shaving cream and I let them have some fun!

Little smudging... But I really think the best is the feel of the shaving cream :-)

We even used the shower squeegee.

And the final product! I love using my light fixture as the drying rack.

I got this awesome idea from a very inspiring blog Chasing cheerios

about life

  1. “There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in our own way.” – Christopher Morley
  2. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss