Thursday, March 10, 2016

DIY Scrapbook Paper Spring Flowers - 2 Crafts in 1

Seeing more and more grass on our snow covered lawn always gives me hope that Spring is just around the corner.  It also gets my "green thumb" excited, too.  
I did this cute little craft to help hold off my "green thumb" until it is time with the help of my kiddos!  Great thing is that THESE flowers will never die! 

We did 2 different crafts:

refrigerator magnet
potted flower

What you need:

-Make some templates ahead of time (card stock works best)  - 2 different styles of flowers in 3 different sizes.
magnetic strips for refrigerator magnet
small flower pot (got mine at Wal-Mart for $.38 each!)
scrapbook paper - 3 different designs for the flower - green design or plain for the stem and another green for the leaves
jumbo popscicle sticks
dirt or sand (not shown)

Let's Begin!

Step 1: Using your templates, cut out the three flower pieces using your 3 different scrapbook paper. Make sure you mix match them!

Make sure you are tracing around your template on the white side of your paper...

NOT this side.  It is super hard to find the lines!  

Don't forget to cut out your "stem", "leaves", and middle circle!

Step 2: Make your stem and leaves - Put your leaves on the popscicle stick first.  Then put the paper for the stem down.

Step 3: Put the flower together.  

Look at all those different colors and designs...yet goes together beautifully. 

Step 4: Put your flower on the stem.

All done! 

Now let's make one into a refrigerator magnet.  All you need to do is add on the adhesive magnetic strip to the back of the stem.

Who wouldn't want this beautiful flower on their refrigerator? 

Or you can make it into a potted flower! Just add some dirt or sand into your pot and put the flower in.  Looks so pretty! 

 This craft will let Spring in your home ANY time of year!

Monday, February 22, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Ideas

Looking for some fun ideas for St. Patrick's Day? 

I may have some great ideas for you!

Always love sweet treats!  These Irish Dirt Cakes look fabulous from Outnumbered 3 to 1

Looking for a fun craft to do with your kiddos?   Raising Whasians have 50 for you to choose from. 

St. Patrick's Day Science Fun!!!  

St. Patrick's Day Lapbook
Learn about the origins of this holiday with
"St. Patrick's Day" Project Pack"

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"All About George" - Unit Study of George Washington

As President's Day was approaching, I had my girl make some clip art for me so I could do some worksheets that included George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.    With the clip art done, I was ready to begin....but a few things happened:

#1 -had some medical issues that kept me pretty much exhausted daily for almost 2 weeks
#2 - When I started deciding what to do  and researching, a great idea formulated that turned making a couple worksheets into making a 13 page unit study!

While researching I decided that it would be a great idea to have the kiddos research, too.  I am made this unit study to use  with my 3rd grader and 10th grader.  My 3rd grader may need a little more time with a few things, but there is plenty for my 10th grader to do and stay occupied.  I will make the writing projects longer for him.  

There are 5 sections to my unit study:
Early Years
Survey Like George
Before the Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War
The Presidency

Each section gives you a URL site to research.  There are directions on each page to guide them.  
This is a pretty straight forward unit study with a few sections where they need to use their own words and write a few paragraphs.  

For the rest of February, I am going to give away "All About George" for FREE. 
To get this fun and interactive unit study, head over to:

Message me there and I will send the PDF file to you!    It is that simple!  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

10 FREE Valentines Printables

I did a little research to find some fun and FREE  Valentines for Valentine's Day! 

Lego Valentines from The Imperfect Homemaker's site. 

picture from The Imperfect Homemaker

I Spy Game Valentines from Gift of Curiosity's site.

picture from Gift of Curiosity

Angry Birds, Blue's Clues, Pokemon & SpongeBob Valentines from DLTK's site. 

pictures from DLTK

Frozen Valentines from Disney Family's site.

pictures from Disney Family

Alice in Wonderland Valentines from Disney Family's site.

pictures from Disney Family

Jungle Book Valentines from Disney Family's site.

picture from Disney Family

How to Train Your Dragon from The Jenny Evolution's site.

Star Wars Valentines from The Jenny Evolution's site. 

Minecraft Valentines from A Grande Life's site.

picture from A Grande Life

59 GREAT "Regular" Valentines from PopSugar's site.
I think these are my favorites.  They are so unique and some are so clever.  I just love them! 

picture from PopSugar

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Church Time Worksheets

While I was working on some worksheets months ago, I decided to try my hand at making some Church Time Worksheets.  Something my boys could use to keep still and "get through" church.  My youngest asks me 30 times "where are we" on the "Order of Service" sheet from our bulletin.  My oldest stares off into space.....alot.  So, I thought if I could make something that keeps them busy AND engaged in church it would be a WIN-WIN situation for all of us.  

Tonight I decided to make two slightly different ones so that there will be four to choose from. 

You can get any of these worksheets for FREE at my Facebook page.  You will find them in the "Church Time Sheets" Album