Posts Tagged ‘Crafts’

Father’s Day Salt Dough Handprints

Looking for a quick , easy, messy craft for the boys of course I turned to Pinterest!   The original source from the picture I pinned is from The Imagination Tree. It’s a really cute, really fun craft.

This is part one of the craft.

Materials needed (per child): 

1 cup salt

1 cup plain flour

1/2 ish cup of water (play around with it, might need more or less depending on how long they play with it!)

That’s it!  All the materials needed are in our cupboards already.

Flour & salt in a bowl.

Add water & get messy!

Once playtime is finished, roll into a ball.

Flatten & press hands for imprinting. The big one had the great idea to be sure to do ‘which handed we are’ which means left for him & right for the little one.  I wouldn’t have even thought about doing it that way!

Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours.  We ended up flipping ours after 3 hours and baking a little more.  They were a little wet still on the bottoms.

Before baking…(lefty)

After baking…(righty).  We didn’t paint ours yet. Going to save that as an activity to do with daddy.

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Confessions of a Pinterest addict.

Hi. My name is Kelly and I’m a addicted to Pinterest.

I can not tell a lie.  There are days when I can. not. wait. until naps to sneak a peek.  All of the amazing new things that magically appear when I refresh my Pinterest profile is like a little slice of heaven!

So if you are also addicted to pinning please join me!

Since I have over 700 pins I’ll be choosing a very pinteresting craft, recipe or kid-friendly activity to highlight at least once a week.  More if possible!  Please join me if you’d also like your pins to come to life rather than just be a picture on your Pinterest board.  With that said let’s get off the computer and create something already!!

–I’ve highlighted a few things I’ve created already but here is a quick recap of two of my favorites. I made these about a month before I started this blog so there are no photos of how I create them.  I do plan to include instructions, tips and materials needed on future ‘pins’ so you can create your own as easily as possible.

Felt owls

Diaper buggy

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Creating something new!

So my oldest had questioned why the cloud dough couldn’t be any other than color than off-white. What a great question. I hadn’t thought anything about it until he mentioned it.

We gave it a try! Why not right?!? At first it didn’t go as planned. He wanted to add food coloring. So we did. It didn’t do anything to the cloud dough we already had.

So we added the food coloring to the baby oil and started over with fresh flour. That did work! We made several different colors but of course they got all mixed together which made it one dull brownish color. Overall the boys had fun doing something they thought of themselves.

I always try to encourage any hypothesis and problem solving!!

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Day in the ‘clouds’

What a beautiful day it was today!

 

 

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We had an old kiddie table that stored blocks sitting around completely ‘outgrown’ so we emptied it and used it for cloud dough. We put the lid on the table for naps and went back to it a few hours later. It was still useable! With it being a moist mixture I wasn’t sure if it would dry out but it didn’t. Just a tip for those of you that don’t want to use 8 cups of flour each time the kids want to play in the clouds!

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Pinning, pinning and more pinning!!!

Hosting two baby showers for my sister-in-law recently was both rewarding and exhausting! I decided I wanted to do something fun. Where did I find these amazing projects? Where else?!? Pinterest. Anyone else in LOVE with Pinterest?!? Finding new activities for the kids, crafts for me or DIY projects for the house is exhilarating. If you have a particular favorite ‘pin’ I’d love to hear about it.

Here are the two I chose! A new take on the old diaper cake which turned out even cuter than the photo.  We played a game of guessing how many diapers it took.  It’s definitely deceiving.  I won’t give it away in case you decide to make one of your own!  The other craft was these super sweet felt owls. The baby’s room was done in woodland creatures with owls. These were meant (original purpose of the pin) to be used for a mobile but she used them on a wallpaper tree in the baby’s room.

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