Thursday, July 31, 2008

Make these fun beanbag balls!

These look so fun and easy to make! All it takes are some colorful 11 inch balloons a funnel and some dried lentils! I'm sure your kids and their friends would have a "ball" with these!! Family Fun has the best craft ideas! You could make an array of colors too!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A fun website for children's cooking...

There seems to be some fun and yummy recipes for you to make with your children on this website.
Check it out and let me know if you try some... :D

Saturday, July 26, 2008

LOVE these socktopuses!!

Found these and fell in love! They are made of recycled socks! Check out the website that has these and other fun animals for sale! Don't forget to enter to win one of these deluxe socktopuses on Friends of Socktopus!! Maybe if you are creative you could figure out how to make these on your own :o) I think I will give it a shot!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Love cupcakes!!

I love cupcakes! It is now the newest rage too! Yay! I made these spider cupcakes for my son's Halloween party last year and they were a huge hit! I sort of designed them myself with the help of looking at others and making up my own spider. I just found this adorable monster cupcake on family fun and I love it!! I just love to play around with cupcakes and do fun things with them and involve my children and have them make up there own too! They can't wait to eat them all up! Take a look at family fun and see the tons and tons of cute cupcakes on their website for inspiration! Have fun and make sure to save some for your kids ;o)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Super cute idea.........Nature Prints

Ok can I tell you how much I love this?? Hammering flowers onto muslin cloth to use as pillow covers & quilt covers. Also you can make stationary, gift tags, note cards and so on... They look so pretty when they are all done! Your kids will love using the hammer too (with your help of course) :o) Just click here for the easy instructions!

Sorry for the no posting for 10 days!!

My gosh time goes by so fast!! I am sorry I have not posted anything for a while! I was out of town for a week. I hope you are all enjoying this blog! I love doing it because I know it encourages you to do some fun things with your children. Please feel free to leave me comments on anything I post and refer your friends to my blog! Let me know what kind of ideas you have regarding children's things like decor ideas, recipes, sewing for kids, games, etc... I would love to do a spotlight on someone or something every couple of weeks or so. So again please feel free to leave a little note for me! Thanks to all of you who keep coming back :o)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Clothing made out of bandanas!

Aren't these just adorable!! I had a subscription to Martha Stewart Kids magazine a long time ago and remembered these cute clothes that were in one of the very first magazines I received and I loved the idea! Now they have so many different bandanas available you could go crazy with this project! Click here for the how to's...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun project...

I did this project with my 7 year old and his friend. They had so much fun doing it!
Items needed:
- Thick piece of white paper like cardstock
- Paint (watered down)
- Salt (better if it course salt)
- Black piece of construction paper
- Chalk in different colors or pastels
What you do is take a piece of white cardstock or any thick white paper and have your child draw anything on it that will be easy to cut out. Then take some paint and water it down quite a bit and go over the picture completely, even outside the lines (because they will be cutting it out anyway). Once it is covered and still wet take some course salt and sprinkle it over the entire picture and let it dry. Once it is dry, shake the salt off and it will leave a really neat dot affect on the picture! Then cut out the picture and glue it onto a black piece of construction paper and let them finish drawing on it with either chalk or pastels. If you click on the above picture of the dragon you will be able to see the detail better! Have fun.........