Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just so I don't lose the link

I think these are completely adorable. Mayhaps I'll try to do them for the kids for Christmas. We'll see ;)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Fun Idea

I love this one I found today. I might just have to try it!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hand and Foot Rudolfs (Not a disease)

I'm not sure why, but blogger is turning this picture on its side and it won't let me fix it! If you want to look, just tilt your head a bit!

I got this cute idea at No Time for Flashcards, where I tend to get a lot of my quick project ideas (the pictures appear upright!). Go take a peek for a full rundown, with googlie eyes even! For a short explanation:

1. Trace hands
2. Trace feet
3. Cut out and glue together
4. Due to lack of googlie eyes and pom-pom noses, we used paint. The kids each did a dot of paint in the eyes and nose areas.

I think they turned out rather cute!

As soon as I whisked away the finished Rudolf's, the kids mixed the paints together into a big dark purple blob and painted whatever paper they could get their hands on until they were done.


Rand perfecting his robot walk.

This stellar idea comes from Randy. If Randy knows anything, it is that kids love robots. At least ours do! I have caught Lindsey pacing back and forth, swinging her hands high and getting frustrated, only to have her tell me in all seriousness, "My robot hands aren't working today!"

This robot get-up is made out of a big box of baby wipes (minus the wipes) with the head and arms cut out and covered in aluminum foil (my idea, thank you!). The back of the robot suit is left open for easy on-and-off - it would probably be impossible to pull this over their heads. We let Lindsey draw on the buttons and knobs, but had to supervise her closely when we realized that only permanent marker would work. This is a little narrow so if your kids are the opposite of mine and have some meat on them, you might need a bigger box.

Lindsey saying "Cheese" in robot form.

Monday, December 1, 2008

No Snow? No Problem!

A while back, my sister (Wendy or Heather? Sorry!) sent Lindsey a snowman kit with felt snowballs, 2 carrot noses to choose from, accessories and even felt lumps of coal. They are simple shapes cut out of felt, no sewing or gluing or anything else. My kids can choose from the different pieces to create their own snowman, even if it's not snowy out (and there's a lot less work to building a snowman in the warm house!).

This can be done with felt or even construction paper, and pulled out to play with any time!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lunch sack turkeys!
We saw something similar at a friend's house the other day that Lindsey loved, so we decided to make them this morning.
All you need is a couple of lunch bags, construction paper, scissors, glue, stapler, and a few pieces of newspaper to stuff the body of the turkey. Rand wasn't interested and only did some half-hearted gluing. Lindsey was all over the stapler.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Playing Catch-Up

There are lots of reasons I haven't updated this blog in a while. We went on our trip. I had a primary program to do. Lindsey's birthday. Halloween. Lovely weather keeping us outside rather than inside. Whatever. With how busy this fall has been, I have really slacked off on putting together many projects for us to do. But it's such a great season for kid crafts. Let's play catch-up of what we have done recently so we can get going on some other new ideas!

(These are in reverse order since I can't seem to move the pictures around for some reason today).

"Painting" with shaving cream.
This kept Lindsey occupied for about an hour yesterday. Good clean fun.
Preparation time: 0 minutes.
Cleanup Time: 2 minutes.
Supplies: Shaving cream, cookie sheet, apron
Handprint turkeys.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cleanup time: Depends on how messy your kids get
Supplies: Tempura paints, paper, table cloth, a few markers, scissors
I think they make a nice garland above our mirror,
though we could have used some brown paint to round off the fall colors.
And what's up with the red paint looking pink?

See, I told you this was in backwards order!

The easiest party game ever: Pin the nose on the Jack O' Lantern
Supplies: Poster board, marker, black construction paper for noses