Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sock Puppets

Using some kids socks we made a cat and dog sock puppet. We also used felt and fabric glue as well as pom poms for the nose. Make sure the glue dries completely before letting the kids use them. You may also need to put a piece of cardboard in the sock so that the top and botton don't get glued together. Hours of fun!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Paper Plate Lady Bugs and Bowl Turtles

Using some things we have a round the house, we made some lasy bugs and turtles. We painted both first and let them dry. After the lady bug plate was dry we glued down some black spots and a head with googley eyes. We also included pipe cleaner antenae. For the turtly we used construction paper for a head, tail and legs. So cute!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Hand" Made Totebag

This is such a cute totebag that my son made me in preschool. It is such a cute gift idea for parents and grandparents. It has been designated as my library bag to transport books to and from the library. I love it!

Supplies needed:
fabric paint
plain tote bag (you can buy them at Michael's or JoAnns)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kid Created Flower Hanging Basket

My husband took the kids to the nursery to pick out some flowers and this hanging basket to give to me for Mother's Day, but it was so much fun for them that this could be done any time. They picked out some colorful flowers and planted them in the basket using their little shovels.

They were so proud of the finished product. Anytime someone comes over to our house, they take them in the back yard to show them the hanging basket they created. They also love to use their watering cans to water them. I will never forget to water them because they ask to water them all the time :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dot pictures!

When I pulled out the box of sun catcher supplies the other day, the kids saw the paint dots and wanted to play with them as well. We made pictures just with dots today. We made flowers, caterpillars, and creatures. We also had some pictures that were made of circles that they could just fill in. So much fun! My son then began practicing writing his numbers using just dots. The possibilities are endless. We have also done this using stamp pads and fingerprints.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Painting Sun Catchers

I got these supplies from Oriental Trading . The kids love to paint them and they make great gifts. The paint will last a LONG time since a little goes a long way. You can also buy these things at Michael's also.