Thursday, June 27, 2013

Champagne Cork Mushrooms

 {Kid Summer Creativity}

Today we painted champagne corks to make them look like mushrooms. We have a large cork collection and surprisingly there were only 3 champagne corks to be found, but that was just enough for a fun little project. We got the idea here. Just a few supplies of red, white, and green paints and a paint brush. Mostly what is needed is patience for a coating of paint to dry before applying the next layer.
So don't forget to save your champagne corks!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DIY Ice Cube Tray Crayons

 {Kid Summer Creativity}

On the last day of school when the kids got home I had them fill out My Final Day of School interview sheet (free print out). This was the first year we did that, but I hope to remember to do it every year.

They came home with bags full of stuff, including school supplies that weren't used up.

Looking for something to do with all those crayons?? We gathered similar colored crayons, removed the paper wrappers, placed them in a small jar that was placed in a small pot of boiling water on the stove. Once all the crayons were completely melted we poured the melted crayon mixture into silicone ice cube trays and waited for them to harden. And voila! New fun shaped crayons!

PS Those number crayons are how old my 2 youngest babies are turning this summer ~ I'm in complete denial!

PPS We use a lot of jars around here, if you are looking for more ideas on how to reuse jars, have a look in my archives where you will find a month of 'repurposing a jar'.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Balloon Decorated Flip Flops

 {Kid Summer Creativity}

Or another name could be Camp Mumma, but whatever you call it, it is in full swing this summer.

After a quick trip to the dollar store to gather the inexpensive supplies we decorated flip flops for Nicaragua for Craft Hope Project 22 which is going on until July 10. Super simple craft of tying balloons to flip flops. The red and white striped ones remind me of The Cat in the Hat. More ideas on decorating flip flops can be found here.

Happy crafting!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kids' Clothes Belgian Style Guest Post

 Hello! Long time no see... we currently have our 3 month summer break and are enjoying one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes... eating all different kids of popsicles...
 ...decorating nails...
 ...not much time for sewing, but this past month I did sew one dress... Belgian style! An from StraightGrain has been hosting a Kids' Clothes Belgian Style series since February ~ you must go over and check it out!
Please stop over here to see my guest post about this dress.

Hope you have been enjoying your summer so far. See you soon, maybe tomorrow? (!)