Tuesday, May 28, 2013
After several run-ins like this I declared to the kids that I can make them their own walking balloon pets. With eyes wide open, they both cheered and then I hoped I could actually pull it off.
The best part of this craft for Grayson was watching them shrink up a little each day, especially since the legs, ears and eyes stay the same size. They did look pretty funny. I wish I had taken a photo to share.
For full instructions, I shared this over at Kiwi Crate.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The banner above is one that Em made for her Grandma. We found some old music sheets at a thrift shop. I cut and she wrote. With a little tape and twine our Birthday Banner came together.
Friendship Garland. It's fun to make with friends and a great DIY alternative to party streamers. Just pipe cleaner and beads is all you need.
Paper Plate Party Hat. We cut the top and popped it up to be decorated. So easy and can be personalized for any party theme. This also makes a great birthday party craft.
I am off now to enjoy my family on this (thirty something) birthday. Because that is what it is all about.
green owl mama
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Check out my full tutorial here, Cornmeal Play.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It never fails to turn a frown upside down, to get the kids playing together and to be resourceful and creative. Pretend play is magical and special and I love seeing these beautiful little imaginations in complete bliss.
We love playing pretend. It is always a great go to activity and can be set up so easily with anything that you have around the house. It teaches children to be creative, to work together and use the tools they have. Especially the best one of all, their imaginations.
I shared this full tutorial over on Kiwi Crate.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pretty proud of his little bird feeder. We tied it to a tree in the yard right near a window and it didn't take long before we saw sweet little birds stopping by for a snack. The kids loved watching their success! We first tried this feeder when Emma was given all the supplies as a gift from a good friend. Isn't that a sweet DIY gift? I thought so!
We filled it with birdseed and hung it in a tree with some floral wire. For all details check out my full tutorial here, Salt Container Bird Feeder.Slinky Snacker started out as a little treat holder for our backyard squirrels, but we were surprised when it was emptied by another local friend.
This beautiful bird spent all afternoon taking every single peanut out, shelling it and bring them to her nest only to return for more until every peanut was gone. Wow! What a great way to observe nature. I hope you are inspired to feed the birds today!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Kiwi Crate. Join me there for the full tutorial.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Kiwi Crate. These would be great to make your own centerpieces for a party. We love DIY party decor!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing, hard-working, beautiful, loving, inspiring, brilliant and sleep lacking mama's out there! I wish you a day of rest, love and peace.
green owl mama
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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