Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tea Party Prep

I am already starting to plan a tea party for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I have most of the details worked out (menu, decorations, guest list) and am getting excited to see how everything turns out.

One of the things I can do ahead of time is make these paper flowers. I am going to string them together and hang them instead of a banner.
I am using light pink and white tissue paper  to fit with the rest of the decorations. I found a great tutorial online - it has directions to make four different types of flowers. Here's the link.

Time for me to get back to folding and cutting!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Valentine's Day Recap

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day with the ones you love. We spent most of the day at home except for a quick trip to check out the newest grocery story by our house. It's called Natural Grocers and I was pretty impressed with what they have to offer. They had some great produce (rainbow carrots, daikon radish, purple and cheddar cauliflower and broccolini just to name a few). I was also really happy to see a large selection of natural medicines/remedies for kids.

We made lunch for a friend of ours and it was great. It was Chicken with Tomatoes and Capers from the New York Times. Here is the link.

But, what I really wanted to show you was the craft the kids and I made for John.

These were really easy to make and didn't take too much time (so the kids didn't get bored). The only thing I had to buy were the canvases. I used 8x10s. The other supplies were contact paper, paint and makeup sponges.
I started by cutting two pieces of contact paper to the same size as the canvas. Then I cut out the outline of a heart and placed in on the canvas.

Next I let the kids pick out three paint colors each and put them in muffin liners inside a bowl.

I gave them the makeup sponges and let them cover the whole canvas.
 Here's what they looked like after the painting.

Let them dry then peel off the contact paper. That's it! You could do this with so many different designs. You could do the first letter of their name, different shapes, or different holiday themes.