Archive for the ‘Spring’ Category

Vase and Flowers

19
Apr

Here is cute Earth Day project, that I saw on Pinterest, using recycled materials.

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You’ll need a water bottle, cardboard, bottle tops, pipe cleaner, glue, paint and some tissue paper to for leaves.

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Hailey painted the water bottle.  We used acrylic paint which will stay on the plastic very well.

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Hunter made one of the flowers…

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He didn’t really want to give up his bottle tops and when he got down to having 2 left he kept saying, “no, no, no, no!” when I showed him where to put the pieces.

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Hailey made the other flowers

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She used pipe cleaner for stems and then added tissue paper for the leaves.
I used a hot glue gun to glue the water bottle to the cardboard.

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 The finished vase and flowers.

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Tot School

08
Apr

Tot School

Hunter is 15 1/2 months old.

I’m a little late in getting my Tot School post up… we were out of town all weekend for my cousin’s wedding (it was beautiful!) and since we have been home my blog has not been loading, or has been loading so slow that I couldn’t actually do anything.  So, hopefully it’s working now.

Our theme this week was yellow.

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Hunter checking out his new yellow sensory bin.

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He read his book about colors.

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Hailey helped Hunter make a Yellow Sunshine suncatcher for our color window.

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Hunter finding the yellow sun.

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Hunter also played with yellow play-doh.  I had hoped if he had his pacifier in his mouth that he would not try to eat the play-doh… but he still ate it.  So maybe we will wait a while before we do play-doh again.

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He colored with a yellow crayon.

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Hunter also made a rainstick (see the full post here).

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Spring Painting

04
Apr

I saw this super cute painting on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to do it with Hailey!

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First Hailey drew a spring picture using oil pastels.

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I told her to purposely not fill every spot in, to leave some white spots.

When she was done she painted over it using water colors.  The oil pastels resist the water and it turns out so pretty!

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Hailey’s finished spring picture.

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I had to make one too :-)

Rainsticks

03
Apr

Since spring is here (on the calendar anyway) we made some rainsticks today.  I figured if it’s going to rain we might as well make a craft about it.  And really, I would take the rain over the snow!

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 Hailey and Hunter decorated paper towel tubes with stickers.

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I cut out circles from construction paper to put over the ends.  We covered one end with the paper, secured it with a rubber band and then wrapped yarn around it to cover up the rubber band.  Then we put cheerios inside the tube and covered the other end.

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Hunter playing with his rainstick.

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Hailey’s completed rainstick.

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