My Valentines washi tape sun catcher was so successful that I wanted to make some more for Easter. First up was an Easter egg. Washi Tape Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft Materials This could not be easier. Cardstock – I used white because I knew some of my tapes were also white. Washi tape Scissors Instructions First, fold your paper in half the hot dog way and draw an egg shape. I made mine a little thinner at the top and a little thicker at the bottom. Next, cut out the frame by cutting the same basic line inside of your … Read more
Back in the old days of my blog, I wrote frequently about homeschooling, crafts, and activities to do with your kids. In the past couple of years, I have pivoted somewhat and now write much more on physical and mental health, but that does not mean I no longer homeschool (I do) or craft (I do) or do lots of fun activities with my kids (I do that too). It just means that I haven’t been talking about it as much here. Last year, in the spring, I made these fun sun catchers with the girls on Easter weekend, took … Read more
We keep a plastic grocery bag stuffed full of empty toilet paper rolls on the doorknob of the closet in our bathroom. Once, Joe threw the whole bag away, and I grumbled for days. He hasn’t made that mistake again. Because we have all the empty toilet paper rolls that we want, we make all kinds of toilet paper roll crafts. They’re convenient little recyclables. Back in March,Ã‚ Grace wrote a story about an orange and black butterfly. It is hanging in our art gallery, formerly known as the doors of the china cabinet. (Because of her difficulties with the physical … Read more
Have you ever heard of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister? It’s a beautiful (and controversial) children’s book about a fish who learns to share. I read it to my niece when she was a little girl, and now I’m reading it to my girls. I love when that happens! A few weeks ago, we participated in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange. We created a package around the book Tiger, Tiger by Dee Lillegard, and we mailed it off to Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs. Cassie and her kids sent us a package, too. Their book was The Rainbow Fish, and … Read more
We like decorating our Christmas trees. Can you tell? We’ve done a lot of decorating this month. 2 dimensional trees, 3 dimensional trees, edible trees and inedible trees. It’s been fun. This simple 2D tree was made from cutting pieces of craft foam into triangles, a perfect job for little fingers. Then we decorated it with foam stickers. This 3D Christmas tree came from an ice cream cone. Yes, a plain old sugar cone! We colored white frosting green using food dye, smeared it onto the cone, and decorated with candies, fruit, and chocolate and butterscotch chips. Easy peasy!