Monday, October 15, 2012

papier-mache hot air balloon decoration

we used this pinata tutorial, only ours is a decorative and healthier candy ;)

p.s. this tutorial uses the flour-water "glue" - great for smaller kids!

a craft for both of the boys :)..... i love it when they work together!

Friday, October 12, 2012

a play-hole in our coffee table

you can't see them on the photos, but there are A LOT of holes/dents in our wooden coffee table!...we bought it 4 yrs ago, and it's basically it's the boys' play table, so a lot of damage has been done(...luckily it was really cheap)!
so i decided to contribute with a hole also, but this one is not from play but FOR play! and it's not going to be just for marbles!

i used a forstner drill bit so i could cover it up with a faux wood knot

...St just loves to just drop the marbles into the hole
(we put a bowl underneath the hole to catch the marbles)
p.s. i plan on making some interchangable wood knots
for other activities...and maybe some more holes ;)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

twine fish

 just twine and glue :

i dipped my fingers in glue and applied it to the twine until it was soaked with glue,
then layed it flat onto non-stick baking paper and formed it into a fish shape :)
- if yor twine is really thin, braid it first.
- if you use alot of twine, it will be heavy and the shape
could deform after being hung for a while.....but you
could glue it onto paper and have it as a picture instead :)
- it's fun to play with the shadows!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

zlaté návrší - golden hilltops

from home, drove half an hour to the bus stop, 15 mins up with the bus.....
and here we are! was such a beautiful autumn afternoon!