Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thanksgiving chain

Most years we make a Thankful tree, however this year we wanted to try something different. After thinking of a few different ideas, we settled on making a paper thankful chain. It turned out cute and was a fun decoration to have for our Thanksgiving day.

Snowflake pumpkins

My boys love to make snowflakes! So when I came across this idea to make Jack O'lantern 'snowflakes', I knew we had to try it! The boys and I had a fun time making and displaying these this year.

Pharaoh's Crook

For my oldests History lesson we have been studying all things Egypt. One of his art projects was to make a Pharaoh's Crook. I knew we'd never be able to make just one, so we made it a family project. Daddy made the crooks out of newspaper/magazine paper and masking tape. The kids then painted their taped crooks the colors of their choosing. They were quite happy with the results and play with them often. And bonus- only some of the times do I have to take them away for improper usage. :)

Paper pumpkin ornaments

For our October kids book group we read our favorite Halloween book Jack O' Lantern and made these fun pumpkins! We enjoyed having these as decorations for not only Halloween, but also for Thanksgiving!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jelly Bean bracelets!

My visiting teaching companion and I wanted to make this fun craft for the ladies we visit for the month of April, and the kids thought it looked like so much fun! (Really I think they just wanted some jelly beans...) So I took the leftover supplies and whipped them up some jelly bean bracelets of their own. As you can imagine, they didn't last long, but they talked about them for days!

Sadly, it ended up being too hard to push the needle through the jelly beans, so it wasn't something they could participate too much in. They did have fun directing the order of the jelly beans and the color of their ribbons though.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

St. Paddy's Day Rainbows

The week before St. Patrick's Day, we read a lot of books on St. Patrick, the Irish and Leprechauns! I decided we'd make some fun rainbows- and I'm really glad we did! All that color really makes the room bright!

The finished product with their pots of gold!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

We got to go to a little playgroup where the kids enjoyed making these fun hats! So cute!