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Portfolio for Youngsters

My daughter loves to paint, draw and color, so much that our fridge is an over crowded art gallery.  I decided to take my daughters pictures and trim them to 8 1/2″ x 11″ and put them in a spare three ringed binder with plastic sheets.  Not only can she look through all of her … Continue reading

What’s for Lunch – Magnet Calendar?

What’s for Lunch – Magnet Calendar?

I needed to think of some way to keep track of my daughter’s lunch/snack menu for the week.  The only real criteria I had was that it had to be easy enough that she could do it herself because it is her lunch and she has a right to pick a healthy lunch/snack.  Also needed … Continue reading

Craft Stick Puzzles

I have mentioned my giant box of Craft Sticks before and believe it or not I will have to replenish my supply shortly. My daughter starts school on Monday so she only has a couple more days of being “crafty” with mom. Today I wanted to do something simple and fun. My daughter loves puzzles. … Continue reading

Pom-pom Ladybugs…

Today’s craft project was all about Ladybugs!  Before we started I looked up information on Ladybugs, so we could all learn something about Ladybugs (which aren’t really bugs they are beetles).  Here are the two websites I read to my daughter about Ladybugs:National GeographicEverything About Ladybugs Once we had our fill of knowledge we made … Continue reading

Wind Chime, out of old DVD/CDs…

I know I haven’t been posting a lot of new crafty projects lately primarily because my 11 month old has been a bit of a handful and doesn’t believe in naps!  He finally took a half way decent nap and my daughter and I got to work! I have been saving old DVD/CD for a … Continue reading

Easy Magnet Frames

Easy Magnet Frames

Every year we get cheap, ugly advertisement magnets on our phone books, I never want to throw them away because I always say I’m going to do something with them.  This morning I got inspired, I was cleaning and I came across some of the PrincessE’s paintings and decided to stop what I was doing … Continue reading

How to make cheesy UFO’s…

Every year a friend of ours has a costume party for his business’s anniversary party.  This year the theme is 9 – you can interpret it anyway possible.  So we rented Plan 9 from Outer Space… it was a horribly awesome movie.  It was super cheesy and I loved it!  I made a cheesy UFO … Continue reading

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well in the past 3 days I have been busy in a good way! I finally finished the Sea Turtle last night (YAY!) I started making another Travel Fish Game and another Travel Checkers Game. I also have some ideas for a Flower Game and a Lady Bug Game. My to do list is growing … Continue reading

Monster Book…

Monster Book…

Origami and I are mortal enemies but every now and then I actually do something right. I made a book. I can’t remember where I originally found the instructions to do it but I retyped everything from my experience and added a PDF for everyone to share. My book was a quick thing I made … Continue reading

Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbird Feeder

As with most of my ideas this one was not mine but I “improved” it or in Princess’s words it doesn’t look like the picture – so sad. This idea came from the May 2010 of My Big Backyard, I thought this would be a great rainy day project or in our case a very … Continue reading