Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Happy Thanksgiving. Hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Gift From The Kids

As you know, I love working on crafts with kids. And I always adjust a craft with a child’s age. My nephew has been getting excited about turkeys and while he is still learning about Thanksgiving, I thought why not create a craft that would let me teach him about colors and the turkey.

I let him pick which hand he wanted to rub into black paint. Then with my help he left an imprint on white paper. So his hand is the turkey’s body. Then because he is 2 1/2 and his sister is a little over a year old I wanted to make the feathers out of something they both could do. So I laid out 3 coffee filters and let them use washable markers to decorate the coffee filters. And I only put out fall colors, such as red, orange, yellow and brown. They did this for about 30 minutes, they had so much fun. Then you wet the coffee filter and squeeze it out. The washable markers run and color the entire coffee filter. I then lay it out to dry. I usually stretch these projects out over a few days with the kids. The next day I laid out some white printer paper and let my nephew paint with washable watercolors on the paper. He was having a blast, and what he painted would become the background for his turkey. This is such a fun project, the coffee filter became the turkey’s feathers, and I just glued it on to the back of the turkey. And to make it a little more special I bought a frame at the dollar store. Very cute, and the kids had fun.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011, now on to Thanksgiving

Another Arizona Halloween has passed, it was warm but something we are all used to. What would the kids do if they had to trick or treat in the weather I grew up in during Halloween?
There were a lot of kids out considering Halloween was on a school night again, it's been a few years since Halloween was on a regular weeknight. Hope everyone had a wonderfully spooky Halloween, now it's time for Christmas. It's funny I am such a fan of Christmas, and I really look forward to the stores and decorations, but this year it seemed that the holiday music stated the day after Halloween and now a neighbor across the street just put their Christmas lights up, I enjoy the arrival of the holiday decorations but I think it might be a little too early even for me.