Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pinterest finds this week

There has been a lot of great tutorials, recipes and learning activities on pinterest in the past couple of weeks.  Here are just a few of my favorites that I can't wait to try.
Check out this tutorial from Hazel and company on how you and your little ones can make a hear top.


15 Minute Miniature Cinnamon Rolls - starts off with a can of crescent rolls!

I don't buy Rotissorie Chicken, but I might have to, so I can make these greenhouses with my girls.

I just ordered this book and toy product for our girls.  It is designed to encourage girls to take an interest in engineering. Goldieblox.com
GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine :: soon on iPad and iPhone

Yum.  I know a little girl that would love these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from recipe girl.

20 Science projects for toddlers from babble dabble doo I can't wait to try some of these out with our girls.

I had an ant experiment on my to do list this summer, but it used regular sugar water.  I can't wait to try this on a warm day. Photo from Top-tapiture-photos
ABC scavenger hunt from Play Dr. Mom

This looks like a yummy bean dip from Life as a lofthouse

Our older princess is working on learning to spell words.  I think that she will love these word searches from Living Life intentionally.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Felt Snowman for Toddlers

We don't always have the perfect weather conditions to build a snowman outside, but this felt snowman is a hit inside. Last week, the highs were in the single digits and tomorrow the snow will be melting.
I saw this felt Christmas tree for toddlers on Pinterest and I thought that I could do the same with a snowman.
First, I covered the playroom door with blue felt.
 Next, I cut out the pieces of the snowman using objects around the house for the pattern. I didn't use a pattern for the coal, because coal isn't perfectly round. I also used a sharpie to make marks on the button and carrot.
Last, let your toddler build the snowman.  We had several different colors for the ribbon on the hat.  I also plan on making additional accessories for the snowman.  A broom, team spirit flag, cowboy hat, scarf, etc.
I hope that this snowman keeps my toddler busy when it is too cold to go outside or there isn't any snow on the ground.

Here is a list of the Linky parties that I link up to.  Thank you to all of the hosts for letting me post my favorite recipes, crafts, money saving ideas and activities for children.

Sunday - 
I heart nap time Tutus and Tea Parties Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Navy Wifey Peters The Foley Family Adventures in Mommydom No time for flash cards

Monday -
I Gotta Try this diy home sweet home creating really awesome free things Sumo's Sweet Stuff All Things Fee Sew Chatty Colours Dekor  Make it Pretty Monday An Original Belle  Mad in Crafts The Gunny Sack  

Tuesday -
Be ColorfuInside BruCrew Life  Home Stories A to Z Hope Studios Coastal Charm Ladybug blessings Sugar Bee Crafts My uncommon slice of suburbia Me and my boys Romance on a dime
 The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday -
Free Pretty Things JAQS Studio
My Girlish Whims Sew Much Ado Someday Crafts Ginger Snap Crafts  Seven Thirty Three Southern Lovely Trendy Treehouse Primp Rae Gun Ramblings DIY by Design Lil' Luna Lady Behind the Curtain Ivy and Elephants Crystal and Co.

Thursday -
Beyond the Picket Fence Momnivore's Dilemma House of Hepworth  Yesterday on Tuesday Think Tank Thursdays The Artsy Girl Connection Made in a Day Fireflies and jellybeans Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom   Rhinestone Beagle  The Crafty Blog Stalker Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts

My Romantic Home Miss Information One Artsy Mama It's a Hodgepodge life 504 Main Craft Junkie Too
Simply Designing  Simply Sweet Home Kitchen Fun with my 3 sons Sun Scholars The Grant Life Delicate construction Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Living Life Intentionally Diana Rambles JDaniels4's Mom Home school creations

Cheerios and Lattes Tater Tots and Jello Crafty Mom Share A Vision to Remember Serenity You Sugar Aunts

Sunday, January 20, 2013

At what temperature does gas escape faster? Cold, room temp or warm?

I bought this book through the scholastic classroom book order program. It is a great book and this is just one of the great science experiments that you will find in this book.
What you will need:
3 bottles of soft drinks - we chose 7-Up so that we could drink them after the experiment.
3 identical balloons
1 large bowl

Put 1 bottle in the refrigerator overnight. Leave the other 2 bottles out at room temperature overnight.
We opened the bottle that was in refrigerator and placed a pink balloon over the opening.  We talked about the carbon dioxide creating the bubbles.
Next we opened one of the bottles at room temperature and placed a purple balloon over the opening.
Right away we started to see the balloon fill with air.
Next, we filled a bowl with a couple of inches of hot water.  We placed the second room temperature bottle in the bowl of hot water, opened it and placed a orange balloon over the opening.
We checked on the balloon with the room temperature soft drink. It was filling up faster than the balloon with the bottle that was in the refrigerator.
We compared the three balloons.
The pink balloon on the left, was on the bottle out of the refrigerator.
Orange balloon in the middle, was on the bottle that was in warm water.
Purple balloon on the right, was on the room temperature bottle.
You can already tell that the orange balloon was filling up faster than the other two.

Fifteen minutes later, The orange balloon was the fullest. The answer to the question "What temperature does gas escapes faster?" warm gas.

I hope that you have as much fun with the experiment as we did.

Here is a list of the Linky parties that I link up to.  Thank you to all of the hosts for letting me post my favorite recipes, crafts, money saving ideas and activities for children.

Sunday - X

Monday - X

Tuesday - X
Wednesday- X

Thursday - X


Saturday- X

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Spy Bags - Kids Craft

 My older elf made her stocking stuffers for her class Christmas party. I saw this I Spy ornament on pinterest:

But to keep the cost of the project down, we made ISpy Bags.

First, we picked out 11 different items to place in the bags. Since this was for a Kindergarten class, we took a picture, so that the student could find items in the bag, that were in the picture. I also typed up a list to go with the picture.
My elf placed one of each item in the muffin tin cup. (One muffin cup represented each bag.) She then put the items from each cup into a snack size sandwich baggie.
Next, we added 3/4 of a cup of uncooked rice.  Sealed the bag. Lillie stapled the folded construction paper over the zip-lock area of the baggie. We cut and glued the picture with list on a piece of construction paper.  I hope that her classmates had as much fun with them as we did making them.

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Here is a list of the Linky parties that I link up to.  Thank you to all of the hosts for letting me post my favorite recipes, crafts, money saving ideas and activities for children.

Sunday - X
I heart nap time The Foley Family  Nifty Thrifty Things   Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Adventures in Mommydom No time for flash cards Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
 Tutus and Tea Parties Nifty Thrifty Things  Navy Wifey Peters

Monday - X
Mrs. Happy Homemaker Flour me with love Adventures in mommyland
Be Colorful I Gotta Try this Colours Dekor
Make it Pretty Monday diy home sweet home creating really awesome free things Sumo's Sweet Stuff All Things Fee Sew Chatty Ninth Street Notions An Original Belle  Mad in Crafts Skip to my Lou The Gunny Sack  

Tuesday - X
 Me and my boys ABC and 123 Inside BruCrew Life A bowl full of lemons
 Hope Studios  Ladybug blessings Sugar Bee Crafts My uncommon slice of suburbia Romance on a dime Elizabeth and Co. 33 shades of green The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday- X
Lil' Luna Ivy and Elephants

The imagination tree Bass Giraffe
A Creative Princess Beyond the Picket Fence The Artsy Girl Connection Made in a Day Thirsty Thursdays - Obviously Marvelous Momnivore's Dilemma Christinas Adventures Fireflies and jellybeans Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Somewhat Simple House of Hepworth Yesterday on Tuesday Rhinestone Beagle  The Crafty Blog Stalker Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts Think Tank Thursdays

JDaniels4's Mom Home school creations Sun Scholars Little Sprout Books Delicate Construction
Truly Lovely My Romantic Home Home Maid Simple
Miss Information Delicate construction One Artsy Mama  It's a Hodgepodge life Whipperberry Stuff and Nonsense 504 Main Craft Junkie Too Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Living Life Intentionally  Simply Designing Blissful Bucket list Simply Sweet Home Thirty Hand Made Days Kitchen Fun with my 3 sons The Grant Life Simple Living with Diane Blach Diana Rambles

Tater Tots and Jello A Vision to Remember Serenity You Cheerios and Lattes Crafty Mom Share I can teach my child

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to make your elf posable with paperclips and velcro.

It is very easy to make your elf more posable with paperclips and velcro.  Sew a piece of velcro on the palms of the elf's hands.
To make the legs posable, unwind a large paperclip

 and insert the paperclip into a leg of the elf.

Jack is hanging upside down with his upgraded legs.


Repurpose Your Christmas Cards

Don't toss out the Christmas cards that you received.  You can cut off the front and save them to use as gift tags on next years packages.

Or you can donate any greeting cards to St. Jude's Ranch for abused and neglected children. They remove the front and put a new back with it.  They then sell these recycled cards to support programs at St. Jude's Ranch. Follow this link for more information on how you can donate and purchase the recycled cards. http://www.stjudesranch.org/shop/recycled-card-program/
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