Rainbows and shamrocks !

Hello everyone !

We are all about rainbows at my house . We have done our share with snow men activities, but things need some brightening up. We still have snow in Swift Current Saskatchewan , Canada . I’m sick of the snow and I have decided to brighten things up with rainbows . I’m doing a craft challenge with lovely Uk bloggers Called #Get your craft on. They do a challenge every month and this months challenge is St Patrick’s Day! I have decided to do a shamrock pin( you can use it for whatever you wish). I like the history of the shamrock . St Patrick used it as a tool to teach the Irish of the Holy Trinity. I have not done this craft yet with the kids yet. The one shown is just my sample . Children ages from 2 and up should be able to this craft with some assistance . I got this idea from a craft magazine called “Kids Crafts 123”. The pin was of hearts . Here is a photo of the shamrock pin image
I think it turned out pretty cute ! They are pretty simple and quick . They are made out of cupcake liners . This is what you will need image
Materials:
School glue or a good quality glue stick

Mini cupcake liners ( you could use the regular size but it will result in a bigger pin)

Shamrock stickers

Glitter glue ( optional but the little ones like it at my house ).

Dabbers like you use for bingo ( you could use water colours or other paint that you have on hand)

Safety pin or magnet ( if you want to put it on the fridge)

Take your cupcake liners and flatten them . Colour each liner a different colour ( red,orange,yellow,green, blue and purple) . I did shaped them with scissors and punched holes in them( you do not have to do this ). Stack the liners in order of the rainbow, putting glue between each liner . Put a shamrock sticker on top . The last thing is to attach the pin in the back. That is it ! Easy peasy ! I have more things to show you but I will leave it till next time !

Till we meet again !

Tricia

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Valentines is only a week away

Hello Everyone!

Well it is a Friday night and I am at home . I was out earlier with my husband for supper. We went to out to our favorite restaurant and had curry . Yummy . Then we went back home to relax in front of the T.V.

The rest of this week was still too cold to take out the kids outside to play. There is always something for them to do. As you may know already that the little kiddos have been making Valentine decorations and cards. They also discovered that drawings pictures on a big roll of paper is really fun . I got this idea from http://nurturestore.co.uk. If you are looking for simple play ideas go check them out . image
The picture shown is of the drawing the kids did . They love doing this and we have been colouring on the floor all week . It is frugal fun for the kids . We have been baking this week as well . What kid does not like home-baked treats . We made Rice Krispies Cake( Gluten Free) , Chocolate chips cookies( Gluten Free) and we make marshmallow pops that every body is making on the internet lately .

We made more Valentine cards ( the little one love making them ) . Here is a picture!image
I call them Wild For You Hearts . We imageare going to glue them in Card stock . The kids loved ripping the tape and putting it on. I used a designed masking tape I purchase at the dollar store. I still want to but the ever famous Washi tape , but I live in a really small city that does not have much .

I have one last little craft for you to share . It is a collage made of hearts . My little buddy and I used a paper plate that we painted in pink and purple. I had a big stack of the kids watercolour paintings that I was keeping for something . The cut the paintings into hearts . My little buddy glued the hearts on to the plate . We finished it off with a sprinkle of glitter ( glitter always seems to be apart of our projects ) here is a picture image
I think it my little buddy did an awesome job! I hope some of these ideas might spark your interest . I hopefully will show more valentine crafts and activities before Tuesday but I’m not promising anything . The women who blog sure make it look easy . I’m stumbling through it that’s for sure . I know one day everything will click together . These crafts that I show are ideas I have seen . I do not claim that the ideas are my own they are my twist on the things I see . If I know for sure where I have seen an idea I will give credit to that blog or site . I have seen so much stuff out there that I do not always remember where I have seen it . I hope that makes sense to you all . Well I better turn in because it is 12:15 Saturday morning ! Nighty night:)

Till next time

Tricia

We are Getting Our Craft On with Valentines

Hello ! Good Evening!

It’s still pretty cold out here in Swift Current, Saskatchewan , Canada . Today it is not as cold as it has been but it was – 25 Celsius , still too cold for the little ones to be outside . We have been keeping busy playing hide n seek ,dancing and musical pillows( our version of musical chairs). We also have been doing lots of crafting . We have been doing lots of valentine crafts . I have discovered that the little ones like making valentine cards. Here is one I’m going to share for #GetYourCraftOn. It’s a Facebook group with fellow crafters . image</a
This card involves the little one favorite thing , Painting ! Two weeks ago I made some liquid water paints from dried out markers and they loved them . This card involves oil pastel and watercolour resist that the little ones discovered last week . They were excited to make the heart appear when you add the water-colour
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We used watercolour paper and I cut the paper into quarters and folded them in half . The little ones wanted me draw their hearts on with white oil pastel ( the little ones are not able to do their own ). Now is the fun part the little ones started to paint and make their hearts appear.image
As you can tell they enjoyed it . The picture above is of my little niece who will be two on Valentines Day! . She loved making the card but she was more interested in painting the scrap piece of paper under it ! The most important thing is that she was having fun. I hope to put more of the crafts we have been doing . This blog adventure has been a little challenge . I have been trying to figure out all terminology . I apologize for the lack of knowledge of setting is post up , but I’m trying 🙂

Till next time !:)

Tricia