Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I saw this cute idea to use as a St. Patrick's Day decoration on Good Things Utah. I think the kids would love it...especially the suckers!
1 small terra cotta plant
green paint (spray or acrylic)
2 - 5 1/2 inch green cardstock circles
Green & White Suckers, covered with cellophane bags and tied with ribbon
20 inches of 2" black ribbon
1 slide mount sprayed with gold glitter paint
1. Glue the 2 circles together, using the terra cotta pot trace a circle in the middle of the circles that are glued together and cut out.
2. Paint the terra cot pot green, glue the circles to the top, glue the black ribbon around the bottom of the pot, glue the slide mount to the black ribbon.
3. Inside the pot put a piece of styrofoam to hold the suckers.
4. Using as many suckers as desired, cover each with cellophane and wrap with green/white ribbon and stick into the styrofoam
Thursday, February 19, 2009
What you'll need:
1/2 gallon Round ice cream container, clean and dry (you do not need the lid)
2 or 3 sheets of Green construction paper
1 sheet of Yellow or Gray construction paper
1 sheet of Black construction paper
Double stick tape
Large circular object (however wide the construction paper is)
2. Cut out the circle.
3. Use the double stick tape to adhere the circle to the bottom of the ice cream container.
4. Cut a piece of green construction paper to fit around the container. You may need two pieces of construction paper or be able to piece them together.
5. Use the double stick tape to adhere the construction paper around the container.
6. Cut a strip about 2" wide out of the black construction paper.
7. Cut a 4" square out of the gray or yellow construction paper.
8. Cut a rectangle in the middle of the gray construction paper about 1 1/4" x 2". Discard the little piece of construction paper. Hint: Fold the square into fourths and cut a square out of the middle of the folded area. Open up the square.
9. Check positioning of the black band by laying it around the hat about an inch above the brim. Cut off any excess construction paper where it meets in the back.
10. Lay the gray or yellow (buckle) over the black band as shown in the photograph. Once the layout is satisfactory, tape in place.
11. Add green tortilla chips, if available, and get ready for your feast.
*I was thinking that with this cute idea, you could also use the hat as a game. By gold covered chocolate coins and mark a line on the floor where the kids should stand. Have them try to toss the gold coins into the hat.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
OK, OK I know...Valentine's is over and this is my 4th post of the day...YIKES! BUT...I just found this great new website and darling idea for a teacher gift. Looks like I know what I will be giving next year. Look here for a variation in the idea or here for the step-by-step instructions.
Check out how cute these are! I found the idea on Skip to My Lou. I thought it might be a fun craft to try, especially during the long winter months when you are trapped inside!! Happy crafting!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
* This game could be adapted to fit any holiday. (Halloween - candy corn, Easter - egg, OR M&M's or seasonal candy could work for any of them!)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In the past I have made, a bug catching net (my son loves animals):
My daughter and I also made a fishbowl when she was in Kindergarten. It was super easy and she had fun being able to take part. I bought one of those paper mache containers from Roberts Crafts and painted blue squiggly lines for the water. We added more to it by painting a top coat of glitter paint on top of the blue paint. Then my daughter attached fish foam stickers and little diamond gems for bubbles.
* Pop Rocks: Valentine, you ROCK!
* You Rule! - Attach to a ruler or Fruit By The Foot
* Gum: We "chews" you to be our Valentine!
* Gummy Bears/Teddy Grahams, etc: "Bag of bear hugs", "You're unbearably cute!", "Join the cub!", "I can't bear being without you!"
* Squeeze-it kids drink: Valentine, Will you be my SQUEEZE?
* Put a can of FANTA soda in a cellophane bag with some taffy and chocolate: "Make my FANTA-sy come true … Be my Valentine!"
* Swedish fish: "It's O-FISH-al! I'm in love! Will you be mine" or "You're O-FISH-ally the best kid around … Happy Valentine's Day" or "FISHing a Happy Valentine's to the best CATCH around!"
* Soda: "You are SODA special! Happy Valentine's Day!"
* Wrap a can of Pringles to look like a stick of dynamite: "I think you are DYNAMITE! TNT!"
* Tie a tag to a bottle of root beer: "Go ahead, kick up those heels! Have a ROOTIN'-TOOTIN BOOT-SCOOTIN Valentine's Day!"
* Tied to a purse: "Happy Valentine's Day to someone with a cute PURSE-onality! Luv ya!"
* A bottle filled with candy: "My love for you has been BOTTLED up for too long … so here it is! I love you!"
* Tied to a can of Crush soda: "I've got a CRUSH on you!"
I decided to make something for the kids' teachers. Here is what we came up with:
Instead of the phrase, To a pop!-pop!-pop!-ular teacher you could use:I don't mean to be corny, but you're the greatest! OR I'm e-kernel-ly yours. I got the idea from www.familyfun.com ...where they have plenty more great ideas! (Click here for the template)