Our annual Valentine’s Party is not too far off. Each year we try to have some fresh new favors for our little guests. This time the top of our list is a few non candy favors. These cute stick arrows look like an easy make together for slightly older kids. The Home Work blog offers instructions for this this craft. Hop on over to learn how. We plan on kicking it up a notch by using these stick pencils from trees4thewood on Etsy.
Valentine You Rock My World….
Kara over at Mine for the Making inspired us with her painted rocks for our Valentines Party 2017. Plus, she also has the printables making the rocks perfect Valentines for your friends.
All you need for this project is small rocks, craft paint, paint brushes, and paint pens and a coat of clear spray paint. Everyone in the family can show off their creativity. Rock on….
Then if you wish to get fancy, how about these artful rocks?
Not a DIY’er? No problem. Have a rock personalized by My Garden Rocks.
Here is an upcycle idea that we “LOVE”! Do not throw out – repurpose your empty Valentine Chocolate boxes for your kiddos teeny rock collection.
Easy to make…easy to love!
If your house is anything like ours you probably have a “Department of Missing Socks” also. Do not mourn the sad loss a mate. Look what you can do with some of your favorite mateless socks.
Step-by-step illustrations and instructions can be found in the Sock and Glove book by Miyako Kanamori. There are thirteen delightful projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight. You can have new menagerie, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and even an insouciant fish.
These whimsical creatures make perfect gifts and inspiring companions.
Today we fly away, off to the High Point Fall Furniture Market where we will be seeking out what is new, fun and exciting for kids.
The High Point Furniture Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point, North Carolina twice a year. There are 180 showrooms offering an overwhelming
10 million square feet of furniture and accessories causing your head to spin and feet ache. If you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.
We always find this market inspirational; a place to recharge the creative juices while learning all of the new trends and color forecasts. Annie describes it as “walking through the pages of a decorating magazine”.
Keep your eyes on the blog as we post our amazing finds for kids.
While in an airplane mode, how about treating your little one to this week’s recipe for fun? Fly on over to Made to Be Mama blog for the easy peasy instructions for this healthy snack.
This colorful idea from Jeannette Fender, we are saving for a raining day craft. Or, this would be great before and up coming trip. Her blog, The Adventures of J-Man and Miller Bug holds the secret to building these aircraft.
Wishing all of you a pleasant weekend as we challenge our feet walking through as many of the showrooms at the High Point Furniture Market.
What is it about St. Patrick’s Day and cereal?
It’s time to enjoy a big bowl brimful of Lucky Charms and start crafting with Froot Loops.
Last year we made special Shamrocks for our neighborhood birds. Click here for the how to share your cereal with your feathered friends.
This year we are taking a clue from Eighteen25 and designing over the rainbow necklaces as pictured above. Head on over to their blog for a fruit loopy lesson in edible fashion.
Hello! I am Lorie from Reading Confetti.
I’m a reading specialist turned SAHM to two preschoolers. I share fun activities and crafts and often a book related to our project. When it’s hot outside, you can usually find us doing classic summertime activities in an attempt to stay cool: running through the sprinkler, making ice cream, and drawing with sidewalk chalk.
What’s that you say? Drawing with sidewalk chalk doesn’t keep you cool? You must not be using the right kind! How about some ice chalk?
Ice chalk is the perfect way for kids to spend a summer afternoon getting creative. And it’s easy and inexpensive too!
My favorite is the rainbow chalk.
But I like the popsicle chalk too.
The kids like the fizzy ice chalk.
It gets messy.
But even the clean up is fun.
Come on over and visit us at Reading Confetti for 7 different ways to make ice chalk!
Lorie, thanks for sharing this “cool” summertime fun idea!
If your Department of Missing Socks is anything like ours, we love this creative way of skipping Match.com and helping those missing their mates begin a new life.
Fave Crafts says, “this is a great project for young children, as the sewing is very simple, and little hands will have lots of fun stuffing their socks!”
Emma Hardy of Sewing for Children features this monstrously clever craft at Fave Crafts where she has a beautiful pictorial so you too can create new and more full-filled lives for your mateless socks.
While thinking monsters, make it a monster mash day and whip us some monster brownies.
Another scarey monster, one that you can cook up in your kitchen.
So what it’s Sunday, have some fun with whatever you are doing today!