As much of a non-crafter as I am, (even though for whatever reason, people think that I love to do crafts!), I spent most of the morning doing little projects with Jake and Ellie. Before we picked Reilly up from kindergarten, we stopped at Herbs Hobbies and Crafts for some crafting inspiration...
And these are what we found!...
How is it that I've made it this far in life and never knew about Perler beads?
I purchased these yesterday for the kids and they have been the biggest hit ever!!
2. Since we do a fall leaves tree and an Easter egg tree, I thought...Why not do one with shamrocks?! I really love shamrocks...they represent spring and freshness--
In addition to scrap paper odds and ends we shaved off pieces of crayon onto wax paper and then folded the paper over and ironed on top of that to create a marble-like suncatcher effect...When it cooled, I used a shamrock template to trace one out of it...
It turned out pretty cute!
3. The candy/gum caper strikes again!I literally found 7 wrappers wadded up in Jake's pocket yesterday! The 8th one was upstairs on his dresser. What the?! (I should have kept this for my "eight is great" SPT post for next Tuesday, but couldn't resist posting it now)
Does this child have ZERO control around sugar? It troubles me to know that when he thinks I'm not looking, he just goes bonkers!
4. Ellie came to me the other day and told me that she had wrapped a gift up for me--(I especially love the home spun "wrapping paper")...5. The kids finally got a chance to go sled riding this winter--er...spring!
We have the trashiest sleds in town...(I used them for an entire summer once as duck watering holes for the inside of the duck pen).
But inspite of their raunchy past, they ended up being the fastest on the slopes!
There was alot of giggling and squealing that went on and I think a good time was had by all...
I even took a turn!
**Do your kids enjoy perler beads?
**Have you ever found a four leaf clover?
**Do you join in with your kids when they sledride?