March 24, 2007

Super Simple Suncatchers

The kids and I made these one day a few weeks ago. It was raining and they needed distraction. They are so easy and can take as much or as little time as you want. I think I may like making them as much as the kids do.

You take coffee filters, smash them down flat, color them however you want with washable markers, spritz them lightly with water from a spray bottle, wrinkle up, smooth out, dry on paper towels, & hang however you like. Think of it as elementary tye-dye. And they are cheap so you can make new ones as often as you like.

My kids love seeing how they change once wet and crumpled. It can keep them busy for a good 30-45 minutes. With 3 kids, that's not bad.

March 15, 2007

A Little St.Patrick's Day Flare

The Queen Mother brought some St.Patrick's Day notions for me to sew on a t-shirt for BabyGirl to wear to her school party tomorrow. Since green is BabyGirl's least favorite color, I figured I'd get it done, and she'd refuse to wear it. Instead I picked up some green buttons to add to the collection & made her this pin. It's just sparkly and dangly enough to thrill a five year old to no end.