Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Noodle Neclaces

As a fun project for the girls, we made noodle necklaces. I bought two kinds of noodles, one that looks like a flower and one that could be a stem.

Mix Rubbing Alcohol and Food Coloring in a Ziploc bag

Add in the noodles and mix together. Lay out to dry. (Preferably not on anything that will stain since the color takes a while to set!)
Leave the colored noodles out to dry for a few hours. (I waited overnight just to be safe)

Then let the kids string them up and tie it off. The kids love to make them, and they are so easy!
(Just beware of fingers getting stained when you use the food coloring)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cute Bags

I saw some cute scripture totes on a blog that were made out of placemats, so I thought I'd give it a shot and make my own. It was so easy that I made 2, and then made one for each of the girls out of plain fabric. I made theirs big enough to hold a coloring book to take to church. They are so adorable! I know what I'm giving girls as gifts this year!
My first one was the brown one with the striped ribbon. Yes, it's a $2 placemat and a fun thick ribbon for decoration and handles, and a big flower as a finishing touch.