Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Candy Experiments

I've been wanting to do candy experiments with the girls since last year. And, lucky enough, we got TONS of candy this Halloween, so I got to work making some printable experiments. I found all of these experiments and pictures from HERE (I like how they included nutritional info, too). I wanted to be able to print them and have an observation sheet, so I made these. You'll want to print an observation sheet for each experiment you decide to do. Have fun!

P.S. There was a cute border around the words but I can't get it to load. You'll just have to imagine it.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Covered Fold Out Bench Sandbox

My 2nd girl just turned 3. At the beginning of August, I knew we needed to get her a sandbox. She loves to play outside in the dirt and will do it for hours. Brigham got researching and found a sandbox with a cover that folded out into benches. He knew he could make it and he did. It turned out great. I had no idea these sandboxes would be so popular by the time we gave it to her, but according to Pinterest, they are. Brig didn't have a pattern, but just knocked it off from a photo. 
It really is a fun sandbox. Maybe I can get him into making tutorials and then all of you can have one, too.

Here are some pictures.
 One side open:
 Both sides open:
Here are the girls enjoying it before the benches were done.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

General Conference Treat Bucket Labels/Pictures

I saw this idea for General Conference Treat Buckets and thought it might work for my girls. I will be tying my labels onto my buckets rather than using vinyl for a few reasons. 
Since they are still quite young, I decided to have two labels - a word, and a picture to put on each bucket. That way if they can't read, they can look at the picture when they think they've heard the word.
 I only have 7 buckets, but I made more labels and pictures so I could switch them out for different sessions.
I'll probably hole punch the corner and use a binder ring or ribbon to tie the labels to my buckets.
If you want, you can print some, too.
Don't know what General Conference is?
Check it out here.
You won't want to miss it.

P.S. I got most of my images at freeldsart.com

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coloring Book Thank You Post Cards

Here are a couple of Thank You postcards I made for the girls. I want them to always be grateful and know how important it is to express thanks when they receive something or have a great experience. Since they aren't writing well (or at all...whatever the case may be), I left the pictures white so they could help in the thank you process by coloring them. Then we'll write a quick note on the back and deliver them (either by hand or by mail). 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Art Lessons: Vincent Van Gogh

This Fall I am going to do a few art lessons for my girls. 
Here's our first:
These are simple lessons and the object is to have fun while exposing the girls to artists and different art techniques. 
I'm not really worried how their projects turn out.

Here are some links to his art or you can check out a book at the library.

If you want to find more easy art lessons, I got mine at artprojectsforkids.org.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Matchbox City

I have been working on this project for a LONG time. In our family it is know as a Matchbox City. I remember playing with one as a child. My mom made it for us. It is a car play mat specifically to use with Matchbox cars. They are small enough to fit inside the doors of the houses/buildings. I added an airport, an extra house, and an orchard because my piece of fabric was a little bit bigger than my mom's. I thought about labeling the buildings but then decided it would be more fun to pretend they are whatever you want them to be. I wish I had a tutorial for all of you, but I still barely have time to finish my projects while the girls are sleeping.
See how fun. Little houses for the cars.

doll diapers

I made a few doll diapers the other day. I used this tutorial, but I made mine with a little dart to give it a rounded shape in the bottom.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day 2011

I am alive and I have been doing a few things. I just haven't felt like blogging. Here are some pictures from our Father's Day celebration this year. I went with a mustache theme this year.

*The "because you mustache" gift was a pair of athletic shoes because dad "must dash".

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Claire's 1st Birthday Invite

Here's what I came up with for Claire's little birthday get together. I'm going for a French inspired theme (yes, I know French fries are not really French...but they are cute). The fry box is my favorite.