Monday, January 31, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Painting

 This past week we worked on letter O, circles and ovals.  We let the kids make these fun pictures.
 Pretty self-explanatory.  Dip in paint and stamp on the paper.
The kids loved it.  Some of them got really into it.  It was a lot of fun.  It's amazing how the simiple things are the funnest!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Love in a perfect world

This. Is. The. Coolest. Thing. EVER!!!!!!
The Love is made out of sugar cookies!
Oh,how I wish that I had the time to do this. 
This is what love would look like in my perfect world.
Sweet and tasty, and full sugar and everything nice!
Check it out here.

Just had to share because I think this is so cool!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

M is for....

Monster and Mustache!!!  I totally didn't post this little guy when I was talking about M last week!  Oh well, here you go.  This is what we had the kids make for our alphabet book.  Super easy.  Shelley cut them with the cricuit and then we had the kids glue the letter M and the mustache on. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

N is for Necktie

 So cute!  I wish I could put pictures up of all of our kids wearing them.  They turned out great.  I got the template here.  I cut the tie pieces out themselves and blew them up.  The card it cute, but 13 kids and a few who are not the greatest cutter, it just didnt' work for our group.  We let them pick out stickers to decorate with.  It was fun to see who chose what and even funner were the kids who went with a mixed theme.  Fruit salad and footballs.........  AWESOME!!
There is my Pip wearing her ballet tie.  We also used this writing sheet to go with it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Found My Valenties

I have found my Valentines!  Aren't these darling.  Found them at One Charming Party! Click on the picture above to be taken to the direct link.  They are doing posts for the next few day's with Valentine's Party ideas!  Such cute ideas!

Monday, January 24, 2011

N is for Noodle

So fun!  Lot's of white glue is needed to make these stick!  You can get the template, here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 Young Womens Theme Block

Even though it's been months since I was released from Young Women's I still miss it.  I got asked to help out with a craft project for New Beginnings and jumped at the chance.  These were pretty easy to make.  In fact, we had the girls make them.  We had them precut and sanded for them. I got the cute subway art from Melinda over at Under My Umbrella. She is seriously talented!!
We used 2x6 boards and cut them into 6 inch blocks.  We had the girls paint the entire block black.  Then we took a piece of scrapbook paper and modgepodged it onto the board. Then we took the subway art and attached it with modge podge to the front of the block.  Add another coat of modge podge, tie a cute bow and you have a way cute reminder of the theme for the year!
I had a blast coming up with them.  I tried making them in different sizes, but this was the cutest.  It was a great project to be involved in.  I came up with the idea and my friend and her hubby did all the gathering, cutting and sanding!  I got to go and help the girls make them!  It was perfect!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine's Day Printables

I have been looking back at past Valentine's day posts, and we've got some good stuff!! I had completely forgot about some of these!  The glasses are so cute! We may have to do that for preschool.

Here are a few other fun ideas I've seen on the web this year.  And this is just a sampling, there may be more to come!
Cute sandwhich baggie toppers.

Cute, cute! You can see this one at Elle's Studio.

Family Fun, never fails to inspire!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Marshmallow Sort

 Shelley came up with this idea.  We did a Marshmallow sort for the kids.  Big and small
They loved it!  I had the thought afterwards that next time we will add in the campfire marshmallows, you know the huge ones that you can find occasionally.  Then we could do small, bigger and biggest. 

This cost us $2.00 to do with the whole group. What a fun idea!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Go Away Big Green Monster

We did the letter m last week in preschool.  We had one day that was Monster themed.  It was so much fun.  We read the book, Go Away Big Green Monster. The kids loved it.  Infact, we read it everyday last week because they begged us to. 

We got some green plate and put out a random assortment of craft supplies.  We told the kids that they could make their big green monster, any way that they wanted.  It was fun to see what each child came up with and how unique they all were. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

L is for....


And Lion was hard to make!  We defiently will not be doing this one next year!  Lot's of little tiny pieces to cut out.  

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hello out there........

I seem to have lost my blogging motivation.  I don 't know why or where it's gone.  It seems like is extremely busy these days and I don't even have time to blog on my family blog, let alone my hobby blog.  It's sad, really that life gets that way.

I haven't done much lately in crafting, but I do have some great preschool ideas floating around on my computer that I need to share.  And okay, so I have done a few crafts, but here is the thing about blogging.  I always feel like it's already been done, or I feel like I can't compete.  Yeah, I'm having a pity party.  It happens.

I don't have school tomorrow, so I am going to try and get some posts up and scheduled to roll out.  I don't think that I will be posting as much as I was before. It's to hard.  I don't know how the ladies who are the rock stars of the blog world do it!  I am certainly not able to.  So bare with me and hopefully you will see some new posts soon.

Thanks for sticking with me.