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!