Archive | August, 2014

Pinterest Thursday-Growing Crystals

28 Aug

The very first science experiment we did for school was to grow crystals.  I thought it went very well with our Frozen theme and when I found this on Pinterest, I thought it was worth trying:
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pin found here

We experimented with sugar, baking soda, and salt.  We also experimented with twine, yarn, and wool yarn.

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The Girlio kept a log over a two week period and observed the differences between the three, and what happened.

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I would definitely recommend using pipettes to re-soak the yarn every once in a while-you get more crystals this way.  It was pretty fun to see the results (the sugar one was the only one that didn’t work, but we ended up making rock candy later, so we still got something to work with sugar), and was a good follow-up to our science homeschool lesson at the library (they meet once a month) where we had talked about the scientific method.

Fun stuff, and looking forward to doing more science experiments this year!

Wednesday Words

27 Aug

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Card Monday

25 Aug

I have a great mix of leftovers and new things on my desk right now (thanks to my birthday!), so I decided to make up a few birthday thank you cards.  First up, I had some leftover stamped and die cut feathers from W+9-I was experimenting a while back with coloring (the pink/purple are gelatos blended with a baby wipe, and the green is Peeled Paint Distress ink) and the feathers seemed like good practice material.  I used a DIY card from Simple Stories for the base, a stamped Ali Edwards sentiment-and there you have it-a quick mini card.

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I also decorated the envelope with some new Simple Stories DIY stamps:
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Quick and fun!  🙂

I will share the other “leftovers” card next Monday!

 

 

Another Cuppa Layout

24 Aug

Here’s the second layout I made using the Studio Calico Cuppa kit.  I kept it pretty simple, because this one really is about the story of buying our house.  Everything I used came from the kit.  I really am surprised how easy it has been to create projects with this kit I didn’t think I wanted!  🙂

Of course, though this layout is pretty simple, it still took me a while to make.  I really wanted to use this chevron paper, but I had already cut it up to make the card I posted last Monday.  I tried all the other papers, but just didn’t like the results.  I finally ended up piecing together what was left of the chevron paper for the background.  I don’t think you can really tell it’s in three pieces though, so it worked out in the end.  Just took a little bit to figure out!  🙂

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Kid Craft #102-Elsa’s Dress

22 Aug

I have kind of taken a break from posting kid crafts-but we have definitely been doing them, so you might see a few more being posted down the road.  Anyway, here is a project we did for art the first week of school.  I used this pin as our inspiration, and here is the result!

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It looks extra sparkly in person.  🙂

Pinterest Thursday-First Week Of School Edition!

21 Aug

I ADORE Pinterest (if you couldn’t tell), and where was I to turn for our first day of school activities?  Pinterest, of COURSE!

Our first day of school was Monday, so here are a few of the pins we did:

An all about me page-pin found here and a nameplate for The Girlio’s portfolio-pin found here.

My mom was nice enough to create templates of both of these, and I was able to just print them and use them.  And the bonus is, we can use these templates again later if we want!

I have put Pinterest to great use for school, and I will be sharing more of those pins as the year progresses.  For now though, here is a picture of The Girlio’s nameplate.  🙂

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Wednesday Words

20 Aug

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