Tag Archives: Arts & Crafts

Winter Days

3 Mar

photo 5

I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get much snow today.  Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely ready for warmer weather, especially after the brief nice weekend we had.  But I’m hoping for one more storm so we can playing in the snow one last time.  Our play sessions in the snow during the past storms were cut short because there were no snow days.  They had school all day and by the time they got home it was time to get ready for dinner.

SnowFun

In our brief sessions in the snow we made snow art, went on mini sledding adventures, made a snow angel here and there, threw snowballs and made a mini snowman family.  The mini snowman family was the favorite for my girls, using our snowball maker we made three balls for the body.  We did not have carrots or anything else to dress our snowman so we had to get creative.  We found an ultimate fuzzy kit that contained eyes, pom poms, and pipe cleaners to use to create our snow family.  To all my friends and family in DC getting slammed by Titan, this is a good way to keep busy for a while.  Make as many or as little as you want and go back out later for more.

20140206-222337.jpg

Over the weeks as the weather warmed up, we watched our snow family melt away.  While we were enjoying the sun and running around last weekend, we came across the pieces to our mini snowman family.  My girls were sad they were cleaning up the pieces that were left and wished for more snow to make more snowmen. They have fingers crossed for a storm in March for more fun in the snow.  In the mean time I am heading out for white Crayola Model Magic Clay to make an indoor snow family that won’t melt away!  Keep a look out on Instagram (Tastefully Childish) for our snow family!

Ring Holder For The Rings You Hold Close To Your Heart

27 Jan

When two of my closest friends got engaged I wanted to give them a little something special from the girls.  While, Pela was napping the other day, Maddie asked to do arts and crafts.  She wanted to play with her Crayola Model Magic, or the “polar bear arts and crafts” as she called it, so I started thinking of what she could make for gifts.  A ring holder came to mind because if they take their rings off as much as I do for cooking, cleaning, showering, and sleeping then they can always use more than one.  The ring holder was very easy to make and a perfect activity for a rainy day like today.  They tuned out great and would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift.

What you need:

  • Crayola Model Magic (white)
  • Cookie Cutter (we did a heart but your child’s favorite shape will work)
  • Craft paint (Your child’s favorite colors, we used left over paint from a Melissa and Doug project)
  • Glitter Glue Pens
  • Crazy glue
  • Stickers, rhinestones, or anything else your child might like to use
  • SuPper Suit Bib (check out the giveaway) or any art smock. *We didn’t use it until it was too late, so make sure to put it on before you start.

How to make it:

  1. Flatten Crayola Model Magic, and work clay so there is a cylinder type pole in the center, this was hard so I had to do the molding. flatten area around the pole.  This was challenging for Maddie, so I did the molding.  Make sure it is not too thick so that rings for small fingers can fit.
  2. Once the area around the pole for the rings is flat and even, place cookie cutter centered over the pole and cut out the shape. Maddie did this but needed help getting the cookie cutter off from the clay.
  3. Let air dry, no baking required, and paint.  Maddie wanted to paint and add decorations immediately.  If your little one can’t wait it was ok that we did it all at once.
  4. We used a sharpie marker to write a special little note on the bottom for our friends to always remember who the special little gift was from.