Snowman Ornament Craft

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Snowman Christmas Ornament

Each child presses their thumbprint on the ornament with paint and draws in face and hat on snowman.  My 4 year old(left snowman) and my 9 year old (right snowman) had fun making these.  We dated the ornament under the silver top with a sharpie.   Pour glitter in the ornament to create a snow effect.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer”!

I love this time of year!  Even in the warm Florida winter.  It is most beautiful!  I enjoy the time I get to spend with my children and the fun crafts and activities that we do together.  I really enjoy making things for our friends and family.  As you have read my love language is gifts and so I tend to speak using my love language during this time of year.  I just love gift giving and seeing the joy on the recipients face.  Well this month my children and I are making lots of fun crafts to give on Christmas day to our family.  I will be sharing many of them with you over the next few days.

A few months ago Target had these red melamine solo cups in the dollar section. I wasn’t certain what I could do with them, but I couldn’t help myself from buying the remaining inventory.  So we came home with 25 melamine solo cups and they just sat there.  Then one day while I was watching Ant Farm with my daughter on Netflix it dawned on me that they would make the cutest Santa cups!  My daughter Allison is the artist in our family.  So I asked her what she thought of this awesome idea.  And she said “Cool!”  So here we have it our Santa Cups!  We filled them up with candy cane mints.  They are super uber cute!!!  Dont’cha think?!

 

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materials for adorable Santa cups:
Red Solo Cup
Black Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
E6000
Googly eyes
You can even make these with the plastic red solo cups.  We have a few left so we were thinking of painting a few with just Santa’s belt and gold buckle.  They are so fun to make and make a sweet handmade gift from the munchkins.

 

 

Turkey’s and a Charmed Life

So after discovering my paintbrushes turned moldy and we had no brown paint, I wasnt so sure this post would be possible.  I am still trying to figure out how my paintbrushes started growing hair…but that is a whole nother story I guess.  I decided to overcome this challenge.  I sent my daughter to the bathroom to get qtips and I started mixing paint to make a brown.  I finally came up with the perfect concoction of red, yellow, and blue and got a pretty (yes a pretty!) brown and the qtips quickly became replacements for the moldy brushes.  Earlier in the day we found plain tee’s in the closet and decided they would be perfect for making our turkey shirts.  So after much disaster we finally created these beauties to wear on Thanksgiving.  Pretty simple to make and all you really need is a cute lil hand, paint, and a tee.

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If you haven’t heard…I am hosting my first Multi Vendor Holiday Giveaway.

My new friend Julie is the owner of A Charmed Life.  She creates beautiful jewelry and accessories.  She is also one of the sponsors in the giveaway.  From necklaces to key chains, she can personalize each piece with personal pictures and  charms.  My daughter was quick to fall in love with this beautiful piece.

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The bracelet is a fun bangle with lots of beautiful charms.  My daughter enjoyed the jingling of the charms and couldnt stop looking down at her wrist.  She said,  “it is the prettiest thing I  have ever worn!”  Other favorites available in her shop:

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say boo and make some ghost feet!

Wowwwzers!  This week has been very crazy busy for me.  I have been meaning to post and catch up with ya’ll.  I am so sorry if I have failed to connect this week.  After a few years of contemplating, I have finally gone back  to school to pursue a BS in Criminal Justice.  I currently have my AS in Paralegal.  I am so excited to continue my education and pursue a career in a field that I have a great desire to be in.

As a mother, I try very hard to show my children how important an education is to a leading career.  I stay engaged and involved in their studies.   I also volunteer at the school as much as I can and in their extracurricular activities.  I believe a good foundation starts at home.  I have been reading to my children since pregnancy.  That’s right mom’s!  It is never to early to start reading to your babies.  When I was pregnant with my first child, I would sit in bed with board books and I would read to my dear A in my tummy.  I also listened to Mozart every day during my pregnancy.
Returning to school also shows my children first hand my respect for learning and teaches them a great deal.  Even though I have my AS in Paralegal I have never had the chance to use it.  I work performing administrative duties in an office environment.  To me it is just a job.  I am so excited that I have this opportunity to pursue my dreams.
Here is a fun activity to do at home with your kiddos for Halloween.
Ghost Feet
Materials needed:
Black construction paper
white non toxic paint
paint brush
black sharpie
cute lil feet
Step one:  Paint the bottom of the cute lil foot white
Step two: gently press the cute lil foot down on the black construction paper
Step three: Quickly and gently remove the cute lil foot off the paper.  It works best if you lift straight up with one hand and hold the paper down with the other to avoid smearing.
Step four:  set the ghost to dry
Step five: use a black sharpie to draw in the eyes and mouth
Super easy Super simple and Super fun!  You may want to keep a baby wipe close at hand to wipe the feetsies after the craft.
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