Archive for the ‘Crafty News’ Category
This is my craft/art project supply closet. I really hate this closet- it is up much too high and it is really deep. The bottom shelf is at my eye level and is pretty much the only shelf I can comfortably reach. The shelves are really deep, so there is no way I can reach anything at the back of the shelves, even if they are on the bottom. Plus that wooden beam in the middle is always getting in my way. We have lived here for almost 4 years and I have re-organized this closet so many times, but it always gets messy again because it is so hard to put things away. This is my newest organization- everything is in a bin and everything is labeled. I am really hoping this helps!
Here is a closer look at the left side- the top shelf has bins that relate to themes I use at certain times of the year- they are organized by months- September-November, December- February, etc. Since I practically need a ladder to get things down off this shelf it is best to keep those bins up there. When I am using one I will keep it in the open space on the bottom shelf. The middle shelf and bottom shelf have different items we use for art projects. As long as I force myself to put things away as soon as we are done using them then I think this will work. Right now there is a lot of wasted space behind the bins, but since I can’t reach anything back there I am just leaving it empty.
Here is a closer look at the right side. Again- the bins on the top aren’t used very often. The other shelves have bins with pull out drawers full of craft supplies.
I am hoping I can keep this organized, right now I can find everything I need and that is a wonderful thing!
Also, I’ve been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. This online curriculum can be useful for those wanting homeschool materials or for those seeking help with topics such as homeschool record keeping. Find out how to write your own review. So, you will be seeing me doing some posts about that as well
I’m starting Tot School with Hunter this week, so I needed remind myself of these Toddler Rules… I think this is so cute and so very accurate!
If it’s on, I must turn it off.
If it’s off, I must turn it on.
If it’s folded, I must unfold it.
If it’s high, it must be reached.
If it’s shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it’s pointed, it must be fun to play with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it’s plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it’s not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it’s in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it’s closed, it must be opened.
If it doesn’t open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it’s a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, computer monitor, or table.
If it’s full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it’s empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it’s a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it’s a stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest and must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy’s hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it’s paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it’s your toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it’s my toothbrush, it must be inserted into your mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it’s a phone, I must talk into it, unless there is someone on the other end.
If it’s a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it’s not food, it must be tasted.
If it’s food, it must not be tasted.
If it has a tail, I must yank it.
If Mommy wants me to come, I must run away.
If Mommy wants me to go away, I must cling on for dear life.
If it’s sticky, it must go in my hair.
If it’s bath time, I must run around naked until I’m caught.
(I don’t know who wrote this so if someone knows, let me know so I can add the credit to my post.)
Summer vacation has officially started and Hailey has plans of keeping busy by doing school work all summer. So, to keep her busy and happy I have made some plans for this summer. Today was our first day- and while she wants to work all day long, I told her we would do school work in the morning and she would spend the afternoon playing and relaxing.
Here are a couple of things we did today:
Since I do not have a place to put a word wall, we made a word folder. We have sight words, color words, number words and days of the week in here. We’ll be adding more sight words throughout the summer.
We also made a schedule today of what we will do each morning. For art time Hailey drew pictures to go with our schedule.
For the most part I will just be posting the different art activities that we do. Since Hailey is home and I actually have someone to do crafts with hopefully I’ll be posting more than once a week!
I have not dropped off the face of the earth I am trying to come back and start posting regularly again. In my crazy mind I thought I would be doing fun crafts and activities with Hailey while the new baby (Hunter) happily cooed and watched. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA
What really happened- Hunter was born, I had shingles, Hailey and Rich had the stomach bug, Christmas came, I got a staph infection, it went away, then it came back again… so you see it was a little crazy. Once the craziness settled down I found out that Hunter was going to be a colicky baby. I have had to pretty much hold him all the time and even then the screaming has been pretty unbearable. But, it seems that around 3 1/2 months the colickyness is over. I hope!!
So, I am trying to get back to my regular posting