Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fun Stuff for the Kids

I love when my kids are home from school - I really do!  I am not a fan of the schedules they have and the constant chauffeuring I do.  Plus I just like to hang with them - they are pretty cool kids after all.  So what to do with them?  We found a a quick little craft to do the other day it was fun - we made some little simple felt flowers - even Little Man enjoyed it.  We made them on the 24th and were going to turn them into last minute ornaments but ended up displaying them in a small dish.  We each made one and some how Little Mans came out the best (his was the red one.)  I wish my picture came out better so you could see.

Here's what we did:
For each flower we cut strips of felt (thinner is better - I learned this too late - I would say 9" x 1")
Glue the ends of the strips together to form a loop
Layer all 4 loops in an "X" formation and glue the layers together
Embellish as you wish - we put a small colored circle on the flowers and then topped them with some"bling" - some big rhinestones I had lying around.

I think I may make a bunch of these with the kids around Valentines day and make a garland out of it.

6 comments:

  1. what a fun project... and using them as a Valentine garland sounds awesome!

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  2. What a great idea. I feel just like you. I like to just hang out and have fun with my kids..not a fan of schedules when they are out of school. Cute blog. Now following.

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  3. Looks like a cute idea. I know my granddaughter would like to make these too.

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  4. What a cool mom. I, too, think a Valentine's garland would be fun.

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  5. That's cute! Before I got to the last paragraph I was thinking how that'd be a fun idea for Valentine's Day! You could even make it into a clip, headband, jewelery for your little girl :)

    Have a happy new year!

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    Follow me back if you get a chance, I'd appreciate it. Thanx.

    ~Steph
    http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

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