Check out this super cute (and affordable) quiet book for church! An I Spy bag, file folder games and paper (or coloring books) and colored pencils... great ideas :) A Girl and A Glue Gun has a tutorial here. I can't wait to make one for each of my girls!
Things have been so crazy with me for a while now...my husband joined the Air Force and left for basic training, so I took the kids for a few months on vacation and am finally back. Also, we found out that we are expecting baby #3! And it will be our first BOY! So, while I am back to reality, it's still a crazy one. I am finally feeling a little better (5 1/2 months later!) but preparing to move to North Dakota when my husband is done with all of his training, which will be Thanksgiving as if things aren't crazy enough, and we are supposed to move before Christmas. So I am back, but may not get to actually DO much crafting, but I'll do my best. And I'll pass along any ideas I find that I like, so even if I can't do it, one of you can! Hope you all had a great summer and are enjoying the beginning of fall.
We had a Dessert Auction Fundraiser for the Scouts at church and I wanted to make something different and fun. Then I remembered seeing these great Lollipop Cookies over at The Idea Room, so I thought that I would give it a try. Here's how they turned out...
I made mine with kebab skewers because for the auction I wrapped them in plastic wrap and tied a ribbon around them, then stuck them in floral foam surrounded by rocks in a vase. They turned out super cute! I forgot to take pictures of them so here are the ones that I had left over.
So I've been MIA lately, but I wanted to share the fun we have had making donuts!
The first time I made them was for St. Patricks Day (The green ones). The girls loved them, so we've made them a few times since.
They are super easy!
All you need is some pancake mix and water and oil to cook them in.
I used Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake mix.
I added the water, but not the amount it says. I only added enough to make it doughy. (Adding more or less water changes the texture of them when they are done, so play with it to find what you like best!) Then I dropped it by the spoonful into hot oil, and let it cook on one side, then flip it over and cook on the other side. Then add frosting (powdered sugar and milk is what I used), or cinnamon and sugar, or something else you might like. It's fun to try new ways to make them!
These are the St.Patricks Day ones. For these, I made the dough, then mixed in the food coloring, which made them swirl on the inside (which was a fun effect for the kids!). Then I dyed the powdered sugar and milk green and dipped them in.
These ones were just for fun. This time I dyed the water red before mixing the water and pancake mix, so they turned out pink. (Next time I will make them brighter though) Then when they were done, I rolled them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
The kids love these, and I love how easy they are! Have fun with them and try new ways to make them.
It's Jello, Knox, and water. That's it! So easy! I went out and bought a package of assorted candy molds (it has the alphabet, numbers, hearts, flowers, peanut butter cups, sports, food, party & 2 lollipop molds) because I realized that I didn't have any molds. The kids loved them and so did my hubby!
I tried a few recipes and here is my favorite (along with a tutorial) from Skip to my Lou. Enjoy!
So I know that this is not a Valentines craft, but it would be great to make one for every month of the year so that you can get in all of the activities that you want to do in a month! I can't wait to make some! Make a Bingo card, in each square put some activity that you want to do, and cover it with a sticker or something when you do it. Check it out here.
Now that the Holidays are over, and we are back from vacation, I can get back to crafting! (No wonder I have been grumpy! I haven't had my craft time! lol!) But until I get a chance to sit down and get started, I'll just be showing some great Valentine ideas that I find. Enjoy!
Such a cute idea! A cute card book of reasons that you love someone. This could be a fun one!
I have decided to start a new blog just for fun stuff...thus the name! I wanted to create a fun blog seperate from my family blog. So enjoy seeing all of the things that I like, from crafts to books and whatever else I find!