Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shamrock Man! St. Patrick's Day Craft for Kids




originally published 3-15-12
Here's a fun and fabulous St. Patrick's Day craft you can whip up faster than a Leprechaun can count his doubloons!

What you need:
  • Green and White construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Tape
  • Marker

Here's what you do!:
  1. Using the green paper, draw and cut out a shamrock shape. (I had an shamrock shape that I traced, but you could just draw one. It's kind of like drawing a heart shape for each leaf.)
  2. Cut out strips of the white paper: 2 long, and 2 short.
  3. Cut out 4 circles from the green paper.
  4. Have the child fold the strips of paper accordion style. 
  5. Glue or tape them onto the shamrock.
  6. Glue or tape the green circles onto the ends of the strips for hands & feet.
  7. Draw a face.
I made the one shown above. I took this craft to a fun little St. Patrick's Day party my friend threw for our wee little ones. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Heart Toss Game


(originally posted 1-31-14)

Here is a quick and fun little game you can whip up for your little ones as Valentine's Day is approaching! ♥ It would even make a great game for a Valentine's Day party! 

Supplies:
  • 1 piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Whole Punch
  • Tape
  • 3 pieces of pink construction paper

Prep Work:
1. Fold your 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper in half. Cut out a heart shape:




2. Then, about 1.5" inside that heart, cut another heart shape out:



3. Unfold it and you've got your Heart!



4. (**Set that inside heart aside for another craft we'll do next week!)  :)


5. Using a hole punch, punch a hole through the top of the heart (on both sides):


6. Cut 2 long pieces of yarn and tie them each through the holes:



7. Then tape the yarn onto the top of a doorway so that the heart hangs at a good height for your kids to be able to toss into:



8. Next, get 3 pieces of pink construction paper and cut them into 4 squares each.



9. Scrunch each one into a ball (or you can let your kids do it. Kids are master-paper-scrunchers.) :)
10. (**Set 2 of these aside for a craft coming up next week!) Now you have 10 paper balls, ready for tossing!



Time to PLAY!
Playing is easy and fun.
Hand the paper "balls" to your kids and have them take turns tossing them into the heart!

We each took turns and tossed all 10. As we tossed we counted up how many each of us got through the heart. LL(2) had fun just tossing them all over the place. :) LB(4) got pretty good at it and even got 7 out of 10 one time!


♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ♥

Do you like this idea?




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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Scripture Reading




I've been searching for a way to focus on Christ more this Christmas season. I decided I wanted to read all four Gospels before Christmas. So I made this little chart to keep me on track. If anyone is interested in joining, you can follow this chart as well. I know my Savior lives. Merry Christmas!