Sunday, October 27, 2013
I started by covering the top of the jars with (the kids choice) of Halloween fabric. Next, they used a styrofoam ball for a head.
I think these would be fun to change up for each holiday. I would love to see the kids create a reindeer and Santa jar.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Nerdy Farm Wife. She is amazing and her site is full of DIY goodness. One of our favorites is her Nutty Caramels. They are pure bliss. When I was browsing around on her site recently I realized these little squares of caramel heaven were exactly what I needed to make my healthy caramel apple happen! All that is in this caramel is honey (get a good quality, it makes a difference,) nut butter and coconut oil.
The Nerdy Farm Wife for full details.
Shrunken Apple Heads. They are a lot of fun.
Friday, October 18, 2013
We made pumpkin seeds with coconut oil and sea salt (so yummy) and I got my pumpkin curry soup after all.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
My Sweet Emma,
You are growing up so very fast and making me so proud every step of the way.
My full Letter Magnet tutorial is over at Kiwi Crate.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Kiwi Crate for more details.
DIY Crazy Hair Wig post.
Unicorn Birthday Party.
Nature Fairy Wand post.
Have a rock star in your life? Well, you will definitely need a microphone! A paper roll and balloon make this rock star ready to perform. Details are over on my DIY Music post.
What are you creating this Halloween? So far I have had requests for a princess leopard, spider-man, super hero pirate and a mermaid. I wonder what the final call will be.
Happy costume crafting, friends!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I think my daughter wears some sort of costume accessory every single day. I am guessing most 6-year-olds are this way and I don't know about you, but it gets me having to think outside of the box in order to fulfill her daily requirement for changing character!
I wanted to share this because it is very simple and made for a beautiful day full of beautiful little imaginations at work. There is not much better than that. I can see this becoming a great costume paired with a simple feather mask and blue leggings.
I also shared this craft over at Kiwi Crate. Happy Halloween crafting!!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I recently discovered how simple it is to make our own lip balm and shortly after that I also discovered that Emma thinks it is the best thing ever!! This sort of project can be a little intimidating to do with children (because of the hot melted wax and all!) but with careful supervision it is a great opportunity to show children how resourceful they can be.
equal parts of beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil (we used 2 tbs of each) and 1/4 tsp of pumpkin spice.
I have a designated pot that is made to melt wax. You can use any small stainless pot, but be sure to mark it "for crafting only!"
Emma measured out all of the ingredients (another great opportunity to work on measurements) and added them all to our pot. She helped me to stir over a low heat until everything was melted and combined together.
While the wax settled, Emma used some plain mailing labels to customize her lip balm. She absolutely loved this part. She, of course, became a fancy-lip-balm-store-shop-owner and set-up a little processing line.