Friday, September 23, 2011

Amazon's Deal of the Day

Check out Amazon's Deal of the day! These 2 scholastic storybooks classics dvd collection!  
I don't like television for my kids, but I allow them to watch a show on rainy days for a half hour normally, so these dvd's would be perfect now that fall has arrived!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A is for Acorn - Acorn Paper Garland

This week is letter A week...we decided that since it is fall season (just started), we would make something special to decorate our house! We made an acorn garland. This is how:
We fold the paper accordian style. You have to make sure that the squared are the same size of the template. 
I made this template you can download. You are free to use it. Remember to put the fold-line on the edge of the paper and NOT to cut where the dots are. 
Open the garland and paint (My daughter made a "blue" squirrel)

We used water colors. They are perfect for this kind of craft.



Monday, September 12, 2011

Decoupage Ikea Drawer with my kids

Question of the day: What can I do with this Fira Drawer from Ikea?  I really want to put some color on it. I don't want to use paint...

Answer: I asked my daughter to cut out of magazines all the things she liked. Then we used glue, water and a brush... and voila! We made a beautifull collage on a simple drawer. She uses this to put all her paint supply. 

This tecchnique is called decoupage and is really simple. I haven't tried it with the special glue they sell for this. I used regular classroom glue and a little water. The bad thing is that the magazine paper gets really wet and you have to be very careful that it dries before putting the next coat. Next time I will use the Mod Podge Satin All-In-One Decoupage Sealer / Glue / Finish (8 fl. oz. ) . They say it's excellent!