Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flag for Memorial Day

It's almost Memorial Day which means many red, white, and blue projects!

For this flag you will need:

White Paint
Small piece of blue paper cut into a rectangle
Red paper cut into strips
White paper cut into a larger rectangle

Dip tiny fingertips into white paint

Paint the blue paper

Put some glue on the white rectangle.  Have your toddler place the strips on the glue (they will not be perfect!).  Then glue the "stars" in the corner!

If you are really ambitious you can make a much larger flag with poster board.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 20, 2011


This little guy turned out so cute (if I do say so myself!).

I cut out a cardstock dolphin (which I traced from a book about ocean animals).

I covered a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Affixed the dolphins to the wax paper with a bit of tape on the back.  Blob some blue and white paint on the little guys.  Then, cover with another sheet of wax paper.

Have fun walking on it or ???? 

Here he is...

Have a craftastic weekend!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oh Mr. Sun

Last week I received my new computer in the mail.  Always fun, but even more fun when it's wrapped in a giant piece of bubble wrap!  We had to do a super fun project with it! Here's what we did...

Put some blobs of yellow, red, and white paint on half of the bubble wrap (not too close to the edge).

Lay some white cardstock circles on the paint and fold over the bubble wrap.  Then walk all over it!

Once the circle is dry, cut strips of orange and yellow construction paper (the long way so they are 11 inches long)

Drizzle some glue on the back.

 Let your little one lay the strips however they would like (it's not supposed to be perfect!).

Then, proudly display on the fridge!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tastefully Simple

Last year I was invited to a Tastefully Simple Party and I went expecting to taste a few dips before heading back out into the snow.  OMG...we didn't just taste a few dips we tasted tons of food.  And guess what it was all fantastic (coming from me, the world's pickiest eater, that means something).  So I chose a bunch of things that I had to have.  Once I got them home I started playing around with them and making them into "real food" not just dips for parties.  Soon after I hosted a Tastefully Simple Party and decided to bite the bullet and become a Tastefully Simple Consultant.

 I am going to share some super simple meal ideas every now and again with ya if you don't mind!  Honestly, if you are busy doing crafts with your little one dinner needs to be quick and easy! 

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta (yes, like the ooey gooey delicious appetizer)
(This recipe is from the TS website)

You will need:

 one packet of Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip Mix
Cream Cheese
Shredded Swiss
Penne pasta (or any shape you like)
Cooked chicken

Cook the pasta.  Mix the remaining ingredients except chicken.  Stir the mixture into hot pasta....that's it!!!  Finley is crazy about this pasta!

Happy Crafting/Cooking

If you live near me and would like to host a Tastefully Simple Party just send me an email with your info.  If not, you can still host an online catalog party!  It's amazing how much free product you can earn!

Ziploc Bag Cloud Painting

Cut out a cloud shape (use something thicker than construction paper like cardstock/cardboard/cereal box). Put it in a  Ziploc bag with blue and white paint. Zip the top.

Smash it up!

And there it is...the cutest little cloud you ever did see!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Our Mother's Day project

First let me tell you...I have to worst luck with computers. First we move and have no internet for weeks. Then we get internet and I lose my camera and can't take pics of our projects.  Then my awesome hubby buys me a new camera for my Birthday.  Then the darn charger cord to the computer breaks.  I think I have solved all my
technology issues (knock on wood).

For Mother's day gifts I had Finley paint inexpensive pots ($1.25 each).

When they were dry I planted mint seeds in them ($0.59 per packet).

To make a cute flower to stick in the dirt, Finley Painted a Popsicle stick with green paint in a ziploc bag.

I cut out a flower shape from a shoebox.  Mixed equal parts shaving cream and white glue.  Added several drops of food coloring and Finley painted the flower shape with the pink goo.

Ta Da....

This pic is from my phone, sorry for the sucky quality.

Happy Crafting!