It's been awhile since I've had an entire day in the studio. So much to do and I am so excited to be doing it in my favorite place. Happy Friday everyone!!
Our children, age 4 and 5, just celebrated their 100 days of school and as part of the school celebration of the milestone, they were welcomed to make something that contained 100 items. Recently, my daughter has been fascinated with googly eyes and my son with Monsters...so I surprised them with this activity.
Draw your monster on your letter sized piece of cardboard.
If you aren't confident in your Monster drawing ability, feel free to use my Monster Template.
NOTE: Cardboard makes a great base for this. It is rigid and lets the kids actually play with these monsters afterwards .
Let me know if you try it...I'd love to see your results!
Don't have too much time on your hands?
Don't have want to spend a fortune on little treats?
Have a small child who wants to create their own gifts for classmates?
Then this is the perfect little project for your child and the perfect candy free Easter treat for their friends!
What you need...
- Egg shaped chalk
- Clear cello bags
- Cute little tags
- Bags/Tags purchased at our local Dollar Store and Eggs from Walmart.
These little packages contain homemade chocolate cookies, wrapped in wax paper, packed into brown paper bags, embelished with ribbon and mini ornaments. They tasted good (you have to taste test them don't you), looked good and the total wrapping costs was $5.00.
There you go, exhibit A on handmade done pretty quickly and at a low cost.
These were made with co-workers in mind. What do you think, would you like them?
Ahhhh....I love structure and order....now if only I could structure and order my toddlers!
The kids loved it, he especially got a huge kick when he woke up and found the house decorated with all things Cars! More importantly we were in the company of our amazing family, we celebrated another milestone and we made him smile...now isn't that really what it's all about?
I am now looking forward to the pictures and stories that will come out of the upcoming Alt NYC in August. It is going to be a one day event on the 23rd at where else but Martha Stewart Living headquarters...oh la la. Thanks to the search engine bing Alt NYC is now a reality but they didn't stop there. Thanks to bing I get to enjoy something too!
Thanks to bing the Alt Channel is offering 2 free classes to folks like me - whoo-hoo! I have signed up for my classes and am excited to expand my mind and my network even further. Alt SLC and Alt NYC may be out of my reach right now, but thanks to bing I am just a little closer.
Check out THE BING SUMMER OF DOING and get your summer of doing started...I have!
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