It’s time time to start celebrating moms and motherhood! 😍 Help your kids make homemade gifts for grandma, play games that get the whole family outside and moving, and prepare a sweet Mother’s Day brunch or tea party with simple recipes and pretty place settings. 💗🌿 Orders ship on 5/1. Monthly subscribers save up to 10% on Holiday Craft Kits! 🥂 LINK IN BIO.
PIPE CLEANER FISHING || we played our pipe cleaner fishing game today 🐡🐟🐠 Scroll back a few posts to see the instructions on how to make this game! It's lots of fun. Please comment below if you have any questions.
As I’m very slowly getting back into knitting again, my little sidekick seems to be a natural at “knotting” 👧🏻💓 #mylittleknotter
Weekend fun with little miss. Making new necklaces!
Haven’t been allowed to take mine off all weekend :-) gotta love those huge bead packs at @kmartaus
Zooooooooom glittery tape, feather loo roll super hero jet pack for this weeks @get.creative.with
challenge by @littlebuttondiaries.
They also have a cool new Superhero craft book out - go check it out.
We made the cutest paper snails the other day! ⠀
They are so fun and easy to make! You can find instructions and printable template on my blog - #linkinbio
and you can check out my stories for some 'action' shots of the kids making them.⠀
Flower Power!!! So it’s Earth Month and super close to Mother’s Day so we comboed it up!! We recycled all those egg crates left over from Easter and made some marvelous flowers!! I found some seedling started pots from dollar tree that were just the right size to hold our flowers. To make things just a bit more authentic we played with home made dough and mashed it up with some real dirt. You know... to feed our flowers. But mostly to stabilize the pot. And how about a little paper grass toppings to make sure our ‘soil’ stays pretty and protected! Happy Earth Month everyone ♻️🌸😘🌎💚
EARTH DAY • Throw back to 1 year ago where we celebrated Earth Day with Elmer! (more elmer activities here: #olpn_elmer
Earth day 🌎 should be every day, let’s educate and encourage our kids to do their part daily - reduce, reuse, recycle! I usually quote Paw Patrol’s Rocky words to D “ Don’t lose it, reuse it!” ♻️ #earthday #earthdayeveryday
Giant Ice Cream Cone (2 of 3)
🍦1. Trace a triangle on 1 side of the cardboard for a cone, and a circle or 2 for scoops on the other. Cut along the lines with a box cutter.
📦2. Take a brown sharpie and draw some lines on the "cone." Give each kid a turn using the "grownup marker" and let them each draw some lines.
🍦3. Let the kids help mix two batches of homemade puffy paint. The recipe is one part glue, two parts shaving cream (thanks @purpletwig
!) and a few squirts of paint of liquid watercolor to make it the color the kids choose.
📦4. Paint one scoop with your first color along with your kiddos. Set up a physical barrier (we used blocks) so the kids won't paint the first color in the second color space.
🍦5. Add "sprinkles" with your kids. Use real sprinkles or put out cut up straws and confetti (like we did). If you're normal, skip to Step 7. But if you're taking ownership of the project in an unhealthy way at this point, make sure your rice table is closed, bc if you don't one of the kids might start using it as sprinkles and you will have to bite your tongue and stop them bc it wasn't exactly what you had envisioned your ice-cream cone to look like. (See next post for the rest of the steps.
📦6. Say a silent prayer thanking God that the other adult shares your same vision and is also biting their tongue because it makes you feel less crazy for being so invested in trying to make the GICC look like your vision for what it's SUPPOSED to look like. 🍦7. Wait for the paint to dry and then paint the next color. Decorate with sprinkles. Gaze at your GICC with pride because it looks so amazing. Wonder if you’re making the best use of your Master’s degree.
(Continued in next post.)
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I have a soft spot for beautiful songs turned into beautiful books. 💕 Who wouldn’t!?! Hopgood’s whimsy and colorful illustrations had us dreaming of rainbow rainstorms. 🌈😍 It made the perfect invitation for some rain themed color sorting and matching. ☔️ We’re raising our umbrellas to you, friends! May you dance with joy through the weekend! 💕 HELP WANTED: Would our activities be fun to have as printables? Leave a comment or DM! You guys always give the best feedback! #singingintherain
Some pictures from last night 🎨
Oh I forgot! Our attempts at the #hobbylobbychallenge
yesterday after a LOooong day of errands and my phone with 3% battery (meaning I could see NOTHING as I snapped the photos 😂😂😂)
Wishing you a killer crafty day!
One of our precious kitties went missing for 24 hours! He slipped out the door on Thursday and spent that night and the next day outside, which worried us because our area has no shortage of coyotes. 😳 We found him on Friday evening under our deck, meowing like crazy and looking terrified. Evie and Maddox crawled under the deck—20 feet to where he was hiding!—and helped me bring him back inside. 🐱💗 This morning we celebrated with special waffles that look like our cat. 😃 #crazycatpeople
Saturday morning shenanigans...🎨 🌺 🌸
The spring has finally arrived! after the Easter break today was the first day in our school. We had lots of joy, flowers, butterflies, colour matching games and finger painting. May it lasts forever! 🌸🦋🌼☀️🎨
These mini cupcake lip balm pots are just the cutest 💕
Did you get to join in one of the @ocean_keys
DIY workshops this week? If so, which one?
There are more scheduled for next week but be sure to book or you will miss out! 🎂 You can also book our lip balm workshops for birthday parties too 🎂
#schoolholidays #diykids #freeworkshops #forthewin #atfaire
Anyone need their lawn clearing of dandelions? I'm thinking of outsourcing these two! Enthusiastic and efficient workers, charging only a penny per flower. Ice cream also accepted as payment. 🌻🌻🌻