Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SnowMan art work for you tree!

Here is a fun little craft that you can do with your kiddos!
Fun and EASY!

Make a snowman village!
I got the idea here: eighteen25
I got a small canvas at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. A little pricey, but I was short on time and could not check elsewhere. (I guess I am cheap!)

Step 1: give your canvas a couple of coats of acrylic paint and let it dry.

Step 2: give your kiddo's hand a nice even coat of white paint.

Step 3: gently set the fingers on the canvas and press those fingers to make a nice hand print.
Fill in the bottom to make a nice hill for your snow people.

Step 4: give them some fun colors of paint and let them paint the art with a toothpick! Genius!
I put mine on foil so that it can be disposed of easily.

They can add hats, buttons, eyes, carrots and snow to their little artwork!

Hmmm...what can I say about this one. I guess that there was a"black out" in this village! It takes everything in me to let it be! This is how she wanted it, so I guess that is what we are going with.
I forgot to get a pic of this on the tree, but I added some ribbon around the canvas and on the back to hang it up on the tree. Don't forget to add the date!
Here are some more examples from another blog
(see above link)
Super cute and fun! These would be great gifts for the grandparents too!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rice Dream...a little on the messy side!

I have no idea why I am doing this project this time of year, but I thought that it would give the kids somethings to do while I am in the kitchen. Mostly I guess to keep them from driving each other..or me, nuts. It turned out to be a little bit messy, but it was so fun! I think that I had more fun doing it!
So here is where I got the idea from:
She has great crafts to do with kids!
It's so easy and hardly cost anything!

Here are the supplies that you need:
~Large bag of white rice
~Rubbing alcohol
~Food coloring

I put about 2 cups of rice in each zip-lock. Add a couple drops of food coloring and about 1 teaspoon of the rubbing alcohol. Zip it tight with all of your might. You don't want this stuff to get out...yet!
Next, get mixing. At first I was not sure. I just rolled the bag back and fourth, and before you know it I had orange rice.

Here is what all of the bags looked like. It's so pretty!

So then I laid it all together in nice little rows. I put mine in a rubber maid.

I called the kids over and the mixing began!

Time to move it to the floor.
The next night when she played with it, I put down some paper. What can I say? She is a messy girl!
~If I were to do this again, I think that I might try to give the rice a rinse, so sift it. There was a lot of rice "dust" and that it was made it messy.
Let me know what you think and if you try it with you kids! They had a great time and this is a fun thing to do inside, or it might be great for the backyard.