Archive for June, 2013

Fourth of July Suncatcher Fail (Kind of)

28
Jun

I saw some super cute red, white and blue suncatchers at Beneath My Heart.  I showed them to Hailey and she said she definitely wanted to make them.  So, I got everything ready to make the suncatchers.

July 4th Suncatcher

I used a baking pan, star shaped cookie cutters, parchment paper and beads.

July 4th Suncatcher

Put the wax paper on the baking pan and then put the star shaped cookie cutters on there.

July 4th Suncatcher

Fill the with red, white, blue and clear beads.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.  It’s a little stinky near the end, but not too bad.

July 4th Suncatcher

Once your suncatchers have cooled, pop them right out of the cookie cutters.  Or not.  Ours would not and will not come out.  The directions said they should pop right out, but ours are stuck.  As I look closer at the pictures in the directions, I they used a different kind of bead.  We used the kind that you can iron and they melt together.  That is the only thing I can think of that would make the difference is they used a different kind of bead.  I even tried prying the cookie cutters off with pliers and the beads are very stuck!

July 4th Suncatcher

So, here are our completed suncatchers.  Even though they didn’t turn out like we planned we still had fun making them and Hailey and Hunter had fun playing with the completed project, so that’s all that matters :-)

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Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

26
Jun

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

This was a simple and fun activity for the 4th of July.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

You’ll need- cardstock, or watercolor paper, glue, star shaped sponge and a paper plate.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

Put a small pool of glue on the paper plate, then have your child dip the sponge into the glue and make stamps on the paper.  Hailey made one for her and Hunter since I knew Hunter would just smear the glue all over his paper.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

When the glue is dry (we waited until the next day) add some red and blue water color to your paper.  The glue will resist the the water color, leaving a pretty design.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

Hailey’s completed 4th of July watercolor.

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Poppins Book Nook- Traveling With Stanley

24
Jun

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The theme for the month of June for the Poppins Book Nook was travel/transportation.  It took me a while to figure out what we could do to go along with that theme.  One day while I was at Barnes and Noble I looked at some Flat Stanley books and knew that would be the perfect book for the theme.

Flat Stanely

We have never read any of the Flat Stanley books, so we picked “Flat Stanley His Original Adventure” by Jeff Brown.  We also bought one of the chapter books to read too.  After we read the book, Hailey made her own Flat Stanley.

Flat Stanley

I found a template of Flat Stanley on Commerce Library Kids and printed it out for Hailey to color.

Flat Stanley

When she finished coloring him, I went on facebook with this picture and asked our friends and family if Stanley could come and visit them.  Thanks to so many people offering to help us, Stanley has a very busy summer lined up :-)

Flat Stanley

His first adventure was with us, we had a wedding to attend.  Hailey and Stanley were all ready to go.

Flat Stanley

If you look closely you can see Stanley behind the seat belt, watching a movie with Hailey.

Flat Stanley

Stanley was very good at the reception- he sat in the chair and watched all the people :-)

After the wedding Stanley left on his next adventure.  Hailey’s Aunt Ellie took him to visit Delaware and Washington DC.

Flat Stanley

Stanley went to physical therapy with Aunt Ellie.  It looks like he had fun and I’m sure he learned a lot :-)

Flat Stanley

Stanley had quite the adventure in Washington DC and was able to see the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin.

Flat Stanley

He also stopped for a visit at the Lincoln Memorial.

Flat Stanley

Stanley also went on a bike ride (and wore his helmet, of course!) to visit the University of Delaware.
He sure has been busy with Aunt Ellie, and looks like he has really enjoyed himself!

I ordered a map of the United States for us to use to mark off the different places that Stanley visits.  We haven’t received it yet, but when we get it we will add the fun places that Stanley has gone.

Stanley is headed off to Utah next and has a lot of fun filled adventures coming up this summer, so make sure you stop back to see what he’s up to.

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Check out some (or all!) of the other bloggers participating in Poppins Book Nook:

Enchanted Homeschooling MomRoyal Baloo3 DinosaursMonsters EdChestnut Grove AcademyGrowing in God’s GraceRoyal Little LambsLife with Moore BabiesTeach Beside MeThe Usual MayhemMum CentralFantastic Fun and LearningKathys Cluttered MindPlay Create ExploreToddler ApprovedGrowing Book by BookAdventures in MommydomB-Inspired MamaThe Fairy and The FrogEdventures with KidsLearning & Growing the Piwi wayA Gluten Free JourneyMom to Crazy Monkeys No Doubt LearningPreschool Powol PacketsTo The Moon and Back Our Craft ~N~ ThingsFarm Fresh AdventuresProverbial Homemaker

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Tot School

23
Jun

Tot School

Hunter is 18 months old.

Last week our focus for Tot School was on the color blue and the 4th of July.

Tot School

Hunter made a blue sun catcher to add to our window of sun catchers.

Tot School

 Hunter pointing out the color blue.

Tot School

Coloring with a blue marker (and possibly tasting it too).

Tot School

Hunter loves the do-a-dot markers!

Tot School

We made a red, white and blue discovery bottle.

Tot School

Hunter enjoyed playing with it for a few minutes.  Then he handed it to me and didn’t want it anymore.

Tot School

Blue sensory bin

Fireworks Craft

Hunter thought he was helping Hailey make these Fireworks, but the top was really on the spray bottle ;-)

Fourth of July Craft

Hunter enjoyed making a Fourth of July Star Wand.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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