Thursday, July 21, 2011

crackle coating ...

Crackle coating is a finicky thing . Were we live its extremely humid and this project is taking me longer then  I thought . My suggestion if you are interested in trying this is go to Lowes and not Home Depot for your crackle product . Here is some pics of a work in progress ....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

This weeks to -do list

Bubble Recipe

1/2 cup of dish detergent (washing up liquid)
5 cups water (soft water is best - if your water is very hard consider using distilled or bottled water)
2 tablespoons glycerine (available at the pharmacy or supermarket). You can substitute light corn syrup (not golden syrup!)
Mix the ingredients together very carefully, so that you they don't get too bubbly. Pour into storage containers and, if possible, leave overnight to blend.

Bubble wand making........

Crakle Coating ......

Candy bracelet making ......

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eraser bobbles

The same idea as the pencil  but the bobble is  attached to the eraser , which was a little quicker but it doesn't wrap around the pencil as cute but it's definitely adds some sparkle !
                               You will need pencil erasers,jewelry wire , beads ,needle nose pliers

1) i used a tac to poke a small hole in the eraser neck .then feed the wire through.

                                                              2) string your beads

3 ) tie off the end and you have another type of bobble 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Very easy back to school craft that was a big success and a big HIT ! The kids loved the end result of a crazy twirlable beaded creation !
Things you'll need pencils , beads , jewelry wire ,
 and needle noes pliers... ( not a must but it saves your finger tips from getting sore )

1) feed the wire through the pencil ... there are little holes in top near the eraser .
 This is where you feed the wire into .

2)After you have feed a bit into the eraser wrap a little wire around the silver part to sturdy it and help  it stay just a bit better incase it gets pulled on .

3)dtring your beads 
4)Wrap the last bit of wire down and around your last bead .

5) your pencil bobble is done !

This was a very kid friendly project !

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


The key to success when tie dying with kids is PREPARATION . The first reminder I would give is pre-wash your new white-t's . Or use a stained white -t and use the tie dye as a way to turn something old into something new . 

1) Lay out plastic,newspaper or a drop cloth  , we used painters plastic . It clean and easy 

2) Set up a drying rack with labeled hangers . We had a large group so each hanger had the name of each tie dyer !
3) mix your rite dye in squirt bottles 

4) pinch a bit of fabric and tie it up with rubber bands 

                                          5) We had 4 colors pink , orange ,yellow , blue.
Start spraying sections different colors , for a vivid pattern saturate the areas where your rubber bands are
6)Let it dry and take out your rubber bands . Next admire your groovy home made mess free tie dye !

Sunday, July 10, 2011

tomatoes and pumpkins

Past tomatoes and pumpkin picking time , none of our own crops this summer but 
we will vist Apple Annies in Wilcox for there apple harvest and pancake breakfast .
Apple Annies , is a pick your own fruits and veggies  family farm . It's a good thing for little ones to  pick  what they eat at least now and then .

The above was a past vist to Apple Annies !

Friday, July 1, 2011

things of intrest in the montessori ideal