Posts Tagged ‘kids crafts’
This year the P’s made a gift for Father’s Day. Since Daddy is preparing to head out again we thought a pillowcase to take with him would be perfect!
I bought a tan pillow case to match the sheets he’ll be using and we used red and blue paint to add each of the P’s handprints. Since the P’s say “Now I lay me down to sleep” everynight as part of their bedtime routine I came up with a little verse that started with the same phrase. I used silver puff paint to print it onto the pillow case.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
Our handprints are here for you to keep,
To remember exactly the way they are,
Even when you are so far.
And we will keep you in our hearts,
Until the day we’re no longer apart.
We Love You Daddy!
Today we dyed pasta to string on neclaces…we are making Mardi Gras beads! It is easy to do but you need a full 24 hours for the pasta to be ready for use.
What you need:
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Food Coloring
- Glass Jars
- Pour pasta into the glass jars leaving enough room for the pasta to move around.
- Add in food coloring (I let the kids do this part so they added quite a bit)
- Pour in a tablespoon or two of rubbing alcohol-enough to cover the bottom of the jar
- cover tightly with lids
- shake jars until pasta is completely covered
- Leave the jars closed for several hours (we left ours for about 8 hours) making sure to shake them every so often to keep the pasta evenly coated.
- Pour the pasta out onto paper towels and let dry over night
I am so excited that we tried this and that it was so easy! I see endless crafting possibilities in our future
***WORD OF CAUTION: The smell of the Alcohol when the pasta was spread out onto the towels is VERY strong. I had all of the kitchen windows open and ended up taking them outside for about an hour and then switch the alcohol soaked paper towels for dry ones when I brought them back in.
We are all trying to be Eco-friendly these days so what better way to do so, and have fun with your kids, then to make crafts out of recyclables?! During the month of April my daughter came home from preschool with an assignment; create a ‘toy’ from recyclables and bring it in for show and tell! I immediately went to one of my all time fave websites for kids craft projects: www.familyfun.com they have some AWESOME project ideas for all occasions so of course I found what I was looking for. I was even able to search their projects by material type and they had a category for ‘recycled’! P1 is totally in to dressing up and playing house/make believe so we decided to make the cereal box tote and the juice carton wallet! And, not to brag or anything but she had the best projects in the class thanks to disneyfamily.com!
I realized after we had finished that we could have gone once step further with recycled materials and used old magazines instead of leftover construction paper for the tote bag. Guess we’ll just have to make another one!
Note: I was in no way compensated by disney or any of their affiliates for this post. I just really LOVE their websites and thought I’d share with you all!
To get detailed instructions on how to create these for yourself please visit the links above.