Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Custom paper butterfly's

Waiting for spring to arrive I wanted to make butterfly's. 

I drew a heart with dots on trace paper and let the kids trace it. Cut it out and let them pick two colors to cut the shape out with.

And now they have their own butterfly.

Tristan on the left and Neelie on the right.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dog toys for Lottie.

We adopted a puppy this weekend.
She keeps stealing shoes and toys so we made her toys I remember making at a camp of took our dogs to about ten years ago.

Plain plastic water bottle, completely dry.
Uncooked beans or pasta.

At camp we used beans, I didn't have any.  We did have a bag of "crazy Mac" the kids refused to eat. So I let them pick the ones they want and fill up the bottle about 1/3 of the way. Put the lid on real tight. I didn't want to use glue.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Super Bowl, 2014

I'm working tomorrow so when this idea popped into my head at 7:45pm I was glad the kiddos were still wide awake.

As usual, made on 12×12 scrapbook paper so it easily slides into a scrapbook for keeping.

The football is Neelie's foot on top and Tristan's on the bottom.  I had them sit on the bench, painted their foot, held it up while they stood onto the opposite foot and step down.  Laces drawn on with a paint marker.

Helmets are the kids palm and thumb. Thumb painted white for the facemask, palms painted in rough colors of helmets. I wasn't going for perfection, this I felt the rougher the better.

All writing done with a paint marker. Tristan picked the broncos to win so he got to be the broncos. I'll probably add the score later.

This is the beauty of having two kids for two teams.

Let's go Manning!  Win it in your brother's arena!    A patient told me Eli won at the colt's stadium. I have not looked into that fun fact to see if it's true.