Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just me?

Am I the only one?

Or do others give their little kids messy foods in the bath, so that they don't get their little messes everywhere?


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fun with Jell-o

Jell-o can be such a blast!

Can you really resist its wiggly goodness?

Recently we had some jell-o races. They turned out to be a lot of fun (but the pictures are not so great)

The first game we played was a Jell-o slurp.

1.Each kid had a plate of Jell-o and a straw (large straws like they have at McDonalds work a lot better as they allow more Jell-o to pass through)


3. See which kid can slurp up all their Jell-o first!

The second Jell-o game we played was quite messy, but fun to. In fact my kids ask to play this one a lot.

1. Give each kid a small bowl of unmade Jell-o. Just the powder. Trust me don't do do too much, I wasn't sure the first time we played this (the time in the pictures) and each kid had WAY to much Jell-0. Just do a TBS or 2.

2. Think of eating a Lic-A-Stix. You know the candy where you get a candy stick, you lick it and dip it in the candy sugary stuff and lick off....Well, this is similar. But instead each kid has powdered Jell-o and their finger. The goal is to lick your finger, dip it in the bowl and lick it off. The first too eat their whole bowl wins.

3. Plan on red, or blue, (or whatever color of Jell-o you choose) colored fingers for the next few days. My kids sported their freshly colored fingers with pride!

Run to the store and pick up some Jell-o for some fun family games today!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

I love peasant dresses. They are so simple and easy to make, and easy to wear.

This one I wanted to try something a little different, so I made 3/4 sleeves, then did a simple gather at the end of the sleeves by putting elastic thread in the bobbin...

In all honesty, this dress ended up looking more like PJ's, but its comfy and Parlee wears it quite often....but next time I'd do something a little different then this.


Washer Necklace: a simple tutorial

For Joelys 11th birthday party last week, we made washer necklaces. They were fast easy and the girls loved them.

To make your own, gather a few supplies:
  • A washer ( I got mine from Home Depot)
  • Mod Podge
  • Decorative paper
  • glitter
The process was too simple:

  • Choose the paper each girl wanted and cut to fit the washer (I had circle punches that matched our sizes)
  • Add a thin layer of Mod Podge, apply decorative paper
  • Allow to dry
  • Then add another layer of Mod Podge to the top and lightly sprinkle some glitter over the top
  • Allow to dry again. You are done!
This same project we are going to do at girls camp this year too!