Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kid Crafts

Over the summer I highly neglected not only this blog but my family blog as well. I am now back into the swing of things and hope to be on both a little bit more, always knowing that my family's needs do come first.
Joyschool has started back up and today I was the host. Our theme for the week is the beach. I made cute little lobsters for the kids last night. I found the idea in the Publix magazine that comes out every so often. I was hoping that the kids would be able to help me with it but the glue took so long to dry that I just did it for them and then we did another craft today. I think they turned out really cute. I am looking forward to Thursday's craft as well, a rock sea turtle, which I found in the Family Fun magazine. Hope it all goes well and I will post pictures when we are all done.

During summer break I did work on a few other things as well. Here they are....

A Lima bean wreath. I can not remember where I found this idea but I really liked it and wanted one for my own house.
I finally finished my last project display board. It has been put to great use.

With the help of my good friend and blog contributor Alison and my mom we made 60 warm fuzzy for our most recent Primary Activity.

When my sister and her kids were in town we wanted to do a kid friendly craft. We decided to make some cute necklaces. Here we are in the process of making them. We made one for each child.

Here is the finished product. Makayla actually made the darker one for me for Mother's Day.
Materials needed for this craft: A three inch wide by about 45 inches long strip of fabric, marbles, and beads.
What you do: Fold in half the fabric strip and sew together. Turn the fabric right side out. Fold one end in a little and sew it shut. Figure out where and how you want to marbles to be placed. Once you have that figured out the start with a bead and the marble and so on. When you have all the marbles and beads that you want you sew up the other end the way you did the first and you will have a finished necklace. So easy and with so many choices of fabric so cute. Enjoy.

More coming soon. Our craft group is meeting up again after the summer off. We are really excited and have some great things we plan on doing.


Brittney said...

Were you wearing the necklace on the left two Sundays ago when you did sharing time? I remember looking at your necklace and thinking it was really cute. I may have to give that one a try...LOVE it!

Bowman Family said...

I was wearing it. You and your girls would have such a fun time making some. I actually had a few people ask me about it on that Sunday. I am glad that you liked it.

Heather said...

I love the paper bag crabs! Such cute characters and perfect for an Under the Sea Party! : )