Crafts

Craft: Reading Nook

A has been working on learning to read. So we decided to create a little reading nook area in her room. So we looked at some ideas on Pinterest. And then we headed to the stores.

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Craft: Star Wars Pillow & Matching Blanket

So A realized the other day that it was almost Christmas and she didn’t have anything for her friend. So, she thought about things he likes and settled on Star Wars. Then she decided she wanted to sew him a pillow like she made for herself. So off to Joann Fabrics we went. She found some fleece Star Wars fabric she liked. Easy decision!

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Cricut Cards

I have been making an effort to make more meaningful connections and to be present when with people. So along these lines I have been using my new cricut maker to create some personalized homemade cards.

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Thankful Tree

This month we are focusing on being Thankful and ways to show Kindness towards others. To help with this we have crated a Thankful Tree where the leaves are handwritten notes of what we are thankful for.

So to help spread this mindset we started our tree on our Family Diner night so our friends could join with us. I was very happy with how engaged everyone was and the time and thought they put into their leaves.

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New Cricut Maker

So recently I bought myself a Cricut Maker. (A smart cutting machine.) So after the sample card they suggested making I decided to try & make some decorations for our Fall/Halloween party.

(This one I framed and then added little battery powered wire lights behind it.)

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Kiwi Co Crate: Stethoscope

Today we did one of the activities from A’s kiwi co box. Her theme this month is about Bodies. We started off with the story & then let her choose which of the 3 projects she wanted to make today. She choose the stethoscope.

It was fun watching her figure out what parts went where & then continue to try on the difficult parts for assembly.

As soon as they finished making it they got right to trying it out.

Which of course lead to them playing Dr. 🙂

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Kiwi Co Crate: Rainbow Pillow

The kids were given a subscription to Kiwi Co crates as birthday gifts. One is set for S’ s age, & one for A’ s age. My favorite thing so far is watching them work together on the projects.

The first one we did was all about rainbows. This was fitting as we just saw a big double rainbow the day before. The crate starts off with a short story about the topic. Then it explains fun ways to create your own rainbows.

Next we started with our first project. (There are 3 main projects in each box.) Today this was creating a cloud/rainbow pillow. They provided a soft white cloud with a small opening on the bottom. Next they provided half circles of felt of decreasing size of all the colors in the rainbow. The felt had strong sticker adhesive on the back. A & S did a great job of taking turns when putting the colors on. Then it was time to stuff the pillow through the small opening. And to close it up there was strong Velcro. (I will go back later & sew it closed.)

S was so excited about this pillow he carried out around & slept with it for several days straight! We are excited to try the other projects!

Note: the only thing I would change is instead of Velcro close it the way Build A Bear sews theirs up.

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TravelWee

I found this cute post by MmmCrafts called TravelWees and decided I needed to try it!  And I have to admit,  I love how she turned out! 

What a fun little craft to make.  This one is a gift and I look forward to seeing where she goes! 

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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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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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