Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Eggs

Well, today got away from me as my car broke and we were trying to figure that out so this one is super simple.....but as promised here is our post!!

The items needed are:
*Construction paper
*Glue Stick - (Elmer's glue will work well too but may make a bit more of a mess)
*Sticky Foam Shapes (These are optional- we had these left over from Bug's birthday party!)

Have your little one choose the colors they would like to use.... Bug chose to use orange for her egg and this red and green for the decorations. 

First I cut out some shapes and stripes for Bug to use since we were short on time but now is a great time to let your little one get creative and cut out their own shapes to put on if time allows!!

Next we cut out our 'egg' shape.... 

Using the glue stick have your little one glue the shapes and stripes to the egg. As you can see the stripes were wider then the egg so we just cut the extras off!

Here is our final product!!! This was just enough to keep Bug entertained while I made dinner! Let your kiddo get creative and add and decorate however they see fit! This is a great project for letting their full creativity shine! :)

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Baby Friendly Painting

Daylight savings has never been a problem with with having the new baby I was wondering what would happen this time! He managed to get up at his 'normal' time....normal meaning the clock still read 7am!!! But oh man did I feel the difference!!! Needless to say, I am running slow this morning! I thought I would entertain him while I finished my coffee this morning so take a look at what we did!
This one is simple and pretty awesome if your little one doesn't like to get messy (as I am learning that my son does not!)

The materials needed are pretty simple too!

* A ziplock (I used a freezer bag as they are thicker)
*Washable finger paints
*Scotch Tape

Pick your paint colors (I used 4) and put a dime sized amount by the 4 corners of your bag - Seal your bag and cover the zipper in tape so that it cannot come undone.

Place your ziplock the table/counter or high chair tray- whichever is easiest for you depending on your kiddos age. Take your tape and secure the bag to the surface. Its hard to see but I have 2 piece of tape on each side of the bag to hold it into place

Now its time to play!!!!!

Sometimes it is fun to switch it up and give them toys to 'drive' on the paint....we also used balls to roll on there but those promptly landed on the floor :)

Super simple thing to keep them busy and the best part is the ease of clean up is the best!!! :) 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Painting Shamrocks

Here is another easy shamrock project you can do with your little one!! :)

*Image of Shamrock (printed on regular printer paper)
*Green Paint
*Cotton balls (or paint brush if you prefer)
*Scotch tape

I started with printing a shamrock pattern from Google images

Then I cut out the middle

After you do that grab a piece of card stock and tape your stencil to it

Once the paper is taped to the card stock have your little one paint inside the stencil. (We used cotton balls because it is fun to switch up your painting methods)

I put some paint in the corner of the paper as we were going to cut it out so it wouldn't be in the way.... if you don't plan on cutting it out put some on a paper plate for easy clean up :)

Let it dry. Then, remove the stencil

Now it is time to cut it out. If your little one is old enough you can use the hand-over-hand method to help them cut it out or let them do it by themselves.

Super simple yet kept Bug occupied :) My favorite kinds of projects!! :)

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Baby Shamrocks

For this you need:
* Your baby's foot
*Green paint
*Paint Brush
*White Card stock

Take your kiddos foot and paint it green. 

Press their foot onto the card stock leaving room for a few more footprints

Repaint their foot and stamp their foot on the paper next to the last print....making a heart shape (I forgot to take a picture of that step)

Next continue to re-paint your child's foot between stamps and fan them out as you go so it looks something like this.

After you get the look you want take your paint brush and add the stem

Allow to dry and cut out :)

Super simple and it looks really cute!! 

This can be done with kids of any age and will look just as cute!!

St. Pattys Day Celebrations....What do you do?

We are {not so patiently} waiting for spring to get here! We cannot wait to get outside and not become ice cubes just because we walked from the house to the car.
 On the bright side St. Patty's Day is right around the corner!

Bug is 5 and I can't say that we have done anything too fantastic (aside from crafts) to celebrate. We haven't had any leprechaun visitors or anything fun like that. I think with two kiddos in the house it is time to step up my game.

What are some fun things you do in your house to celebrate?? We are looking for some fun ideas!!!

 24 days to be exact!!!

That means......
should be here soon..... 28 days! 

Please leave your St. Patty's Day ideas below!!! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentines Day- Heart Garland

Valentines Day is a favorite holiday of mine for homemade gifts! This year we made this heart garland for my husband to find after work :)

It's pretty simple!
Materials Needed:
Construction Paper 
Ribbon or String
Scotch Tape

I found a heart pattern online and printed it out so that Bug could trace the hearts on the paper construction paper.

After the hearts are traced on the paper have your little one cut them out. 

Next we measured how much ribbon we would need

From there we started writing on the hearts. We chose to do an "I love you because...." set but you can write anything or leave them plain! 

From here we filled a few of the remaining heart with reasons we love him. If your little one can write have them fill the hearts in!! If not ask them what to write and be sure to write in exactly what they say. This will make a great thing to look back at when they get older :)

From here we got our ribbon and stretched it out on the hearts making sure they were spaced out. Using the tape tape your ribbon (or string) to the backs of the hearts 

Remember to leave some ribbon or string at both ends of the garland strand for hanging!!

Hang your garland and you are done :)