Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Decorating Eggs.

My sister and her kids made these eggs for Easter. After the eggs were blown out (to make them light enough to hang and so they didn't have to be refrigerated), the kids decorated the eggs with crayons, dipped them in the dyes, and decorated them with markers. To blow out an egg, poke a hole at the top and bottom of the eggs. Stick a needle inside to mix it up so they can be blown out easily. Rinse with water to get any egg juice left over.

These egg decorating ideas come from Martha Stewart's website. They're all pretty simple to do so kids can help out. Click on the ones you want to find out how to make them.

The Silk Tie Easter Eggs can be done with any silk scarf, boxers, ties etc. The pattern comes right off on the eggs.

Glitter Eggs.

More Glitter Eggs.

You can use napkins, magazine cutouts, paper, stickers, or anything you can cut out and mod podge on to make these eggs.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Keep 'em busy.

This wonderful idea comes from my sister-in-law, Sloane. It's nice to find a project a toddler can work on by himself. All you need is water, a paint brush, and construction paper (no paint needed!). The water shows up on the construction paper and there's no mess. When the paper dries, it can be used again. It was nice for Apollo to work on this while I made my Christmas presents this year.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fun Finds.

I copied this idea from my sister-in-law's blog. This is what she wrote on her blog about the job chart they are doing for their three year old:

Here is the job chart that James fashioned and created for Jacob. Everyday Jacob has the chance to earn what we call "Fuzzy Wuzzies" by doing a variety of tasks. He gets to put his Fuzzy Wuzzies on the board, and at the end of the day we add up the amount he earned. He then gives 10% to tithing, 40% to savings, and he gets to keep the other 50% to spend on whatever he chooses. He especially loves quarters because he loves to buy gumballs. He has a little money pouch we bought him at the rodeo, and he loves holding it, counting his money, and carrying it around in his pocket. He is learning a ton about the value of money, the different types of money, and we are hoping he is learning at least a little about good work ethics.

More fun finds at the dollar store. I love this little vase! I also picked up some fun Easter stuff up too. Carol came over for breakfast yesterday so I covered the table with Easter confetti and we drank out of egg straws.

I "made" these for a baby shower I threw. I just bought white chocolate covered pretzels and covered them with caramel (I bought the caramel cubes and put them in the microwave) and put them in the fridge to set up. They were so good (they barely lasted until the shower) and looked cool.

My sister, Heidi, came over to help me with the new baby. When we had a second, we made some earrings and little hair clips. I showed how to make the clips before on this blog and wanted to show some other ideas.