Archive | July, 2017

Kid Crafts Friday-Thumbprint Art!

28 Jul

I decided to check out some thumbprint art books from the library, and introduce the kids to this craft!
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We had a great time with this one!
Here are some of the sheets the kids made:
So fun!  🙂

Pinterest Thursday-Bookmarks

27 Jul

In the past, when I wanted to mark a workbook so The Girlio knew which pages to work on, I used a post-it note on the top of the page.
It worked OK, but this year I decided it might be fun to try bookmarks-especially since there are now more kids in our homeschool, and I don’t want to go through buckets of post-its!
Plus, I have a read aloud book I am working through with The Boy, we have a family read aloud, and of course I am always in the middle of several books, so there definitely was a need for more bookmarks.
Here are the ones I have printed, laminated, and cut so far (I had the kids color the black and white ones, and I added twine through a punched hole to some as well):

Bookmarks for your classroom library!  @Classroom Doodles
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FREE editable bookmark perfect for any grade! For upper grades, there are reading comprehension stems on the back.
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And my very favorite (I printed a few sets of these):
Free Printable Star Wars Bookmarks | Wit & Wander
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These, plus the bookmarks I showed on Monday, will give us enough to start the year.  If I make more, they will probably be Star Wars too.  🙂

Wednesday Words

26 Jul

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Crafty Stash Series 2 Part 2

25 Jul

Today, I am sharing another project I made using these Studio Calico journaling cards from the Documentary collection:
For this project, I made a memory matching game with the cards.  I took four packs of cards, and put them together into a glassine envelope.  For the label on the envelope, I used more of the same Bo Bunny Press letters stickers I used yesterday, and added them to a matching Documentary label sticker I found in my stash.
Since there were only four card designs in total, I used more of the Documentary stickers (as well as a few stickers from the Bo Bunny Press sheet) to make matching pairs of cards like so:
This gave me eight sets of cards for my matching game, instead of just having four sets of four identical cards.
Here is a picture of how I decorated all sixteen cards:
This game not only used up four more packs of cards, but I was also able to use up some stickers, so that is great too!
That’s it for today-have a great one!

Card Monday-Crafty Stash Series 2 Part 1

24 Jul

Today, I am sharing the beginning of another Crafty Stash Series!
For this one, I discovered a very large stack of Studio Calico journaling card packs from the Documentary collection I wanted to use.
I bought a TON of these when they were being discontinued (for only .25 cents each), and even though I have given several to my son to play with over the years, I still had quite a few packs left over.
For today’s project, I made some bookmarks with them:
I added some old Bo Bunny Press letter stickers and some twine, and now I have some cute bookmarks!
One pack down-a lot more to go!
Tune in tomorrow for a project I made using four more packs.
Have a great day!

Kid Crafts Friday-Drawing Part Three

21 Jul

Today, I thought I would share a few more of the fun drawings the kids have made using the lessons on Art for Kids Hub:
Sorry for the picture quality-I am taking pictures of the drawings in the kids’ little books, and you can definitely see other pictures in the background, but these are still too fun not to share!  🙂
That’s it for today-have a great day!

Pinterest Thursday-Lightsabers

20 Jul

I saw this pin on Pinterest to make lightsabers out of a pool noodle, and knew I had to try it.  I bought the noodle almost two years ago, and FINALLY got around to trying it!
Here’s how they turned out:
These turned out super fun, but I do have a caution for you.  The sharpie I used did NOT stay on the duct tape at all.  After just a little bit of play, it wore right off.  So, I had to add the designs again, and THIS time I added clear packing tape over the designs to keep them in place (the picture above is after my second attempt.)  That worked out great, and the boys really liked these!
If you are looking for a cheap and easy craft for your Star Wars-loving kiddos, this one definitely fits the bill.  🙂