Cardboard Bulldozer 

What a fun morning surprise for A & S! I created a fun,  with moving parts,  bulldozer!

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Magnetic Wall

We have recently moved and are still getting fully situated in the new house.  Part of that includes setting up areas for the kids.  We used to have a magnetic board in the kitchen for magnet play, but this house does not have a place for that.  So today I created a 2’x3′ magnetic wall in each of the kids rooms.

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Felt Button Chain

As summer is coming to an end and it is getting to be coat/sweater weather here I am reminded that A & S do not have a ton of experience with buttons. So I have created a felt button chain project that incorporates buttons!

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Mother’s Day Card 

So A has been requesting to paint lately.  So we took a trip to Michael’s and grabbed some supplies as ours were running out.  We ended up finding a multi-pack deal on some square canvases. And my wheels started turning.   With a half formed idea in my head we got to work!  Continue reading

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Butterfly Chromatography 

This is Spring break for our County. So it means it is a good time to host another event.  

Today was Butterfly Chromatography. Markers are made up of different colors.  when you put them on some paper and have water travel up the paper, the different colors separate. 

We started off with the story Gotta Go Gotta Go! I love seeing how excited and engaged the kids are! 

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Peep Catapults

I have been trying out events and activities that correspond to a business idea I am working on.  We have now successfully hosted two.  (See details of our first here).

This event was Peep Catapults! After we had it all set up outside,  mother nature decided to change our plans so we hurried and moved it all inside.

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DIY Superhero Capes

After having several occasions where A & S have wanted to be superheroes I decided it was time to get them some capes.  After looking online I decided to make them.

A & S helped pick out the fabric (fun note: the stars glow in the dark!) and we used the pattern from CKC Patterns.
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Experimental Painting

A decided that she wanted to try painting with jelly beans. So,  we got some mixed media paper, dropped different colored jelly beans into containers,  added some water and tried it.  The conclusion,  it did not paint any color.  But in the process we talked about how do we get the color to appear faster. 

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Cooking Continues

I really like that A, and now S, enjoy helping in the kitchen.  We hosted a big dinner (12 adults and 4 kids of varying ages) for friends for St. Patty’s Day so that meant a lot of cooking.  It started off with green rice crispy treats.  Then we followed that up with the Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cake (With Guinness® and Irish Cream) and then of course Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Dinner was a success and there were not many leftovers!
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Once Upon A Dream

Today we took advantage of the cold weather and headed out to try a new play place.  This is the closest one to us, but it is still a bit of a drive.

First thoughts: I like how clean and welcoming it feels. The kids quickly made themselves at home. There were a wide range of activities for both of them.  The owners and workers were very friendly.  We even happened to be there for their cupcake/cookie decorating event. (More of that in a bit). The train table, treasure chest, and horse were some of their favorites.
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