Entries Tagged as 'Activities'

Lego + Water

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23.7.12

It all started when Ben wanted to play Lego inside, and Cole, outside. I broke the stalemate by introducing a water hose. Lego reached a new level of fun!

If you spray the hose just right it creates some major whirlpool action! The boys had a blast watching their figures whipping around, and taking turns throwing in extra figures. When the tub filled up I watered the plants to empty the tub, and the fun started all over again. By the end of it, everyone was wet, and happy!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend enjoying some summer fun!

Boredom Busters: Banana Tattoos

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04.7.12

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Trace the banana shape onto paper.
  2. Draw something within that shape.
  3. Cut out the shape and tape it onto the banana.
  4. Use a pin, or thumb tack, to poke the skin of the banana.
  5. Wait. The image will slowly appear, kind of like a Polaroid image.

With the constant rain here on the west coast, I’ve been searching for ideas to keep the kids occupied indoors. This one was great because it kept their attention for at least a half hour, and they would happily do it again with different images!

Thanks to Cindy for the inspiration! I instantly thought, “The kids would LOVE this!” I hope you know someone that might like it too!

And for those of you that want to take it to the next level, check out this video to see some pretty amazing banana tattoos!

It’s Wedding Time!

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29.6.12

It’s been a really busy week at our house! My little sister is getting married this weekend! I’m the matron of honor, and the boys are also involved, so there has been a lot of last minute details to be taken care of. I made these pretty tissue paper pom-poms for my sister’s bridal shower using Martha’s tutorial. I can’t bring myself to recycle them, so I think I’ll be moving them into my office!

I’ll leave you with the newest song from The Avett Brothers. I was at their concert at the Orpheum on Tuesday night, and got to see them perform it live! Enjoy!! And have a great weekend!

Birthday Love

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04.6.12

I was spoiled rotten this weekend… with sweet kisses and a birthday dance-off from my little guys. I was surprised with Mast Brothers Chocolates, this gorgeous wool blanket (from Old Faithful Shop), and a much adored Tivoli radio from my man. And pattern inspiration books at my family lunch… oh, and I can’t forget my favorite birthday card, designed by Rifle Paper Co.! I am truly thankful to have such loving people in my life. The gifts are just a really fun bonus.

This is what most of our weekend looked like. Lots and lots of baseball! How was your weekend? Hope it was a good one!

You know you love your kids when…

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09.4.12

My oldest son came home with a Scholastic book order pleading to buy “fish”. Until that moment I had never heard of triops before. Have you?! Well, I said yes, but let me just say that these things are NOT fish. They are truly creepy prehistoric seamonsters. I’m not-so-secretly happy that the life span of these “pets” in 60 – 90 days. If I’ve tempted you to run out and buy some of these, I wouldn’t suggest this specific set. The plastic tank supplied is tall and narrow, and barely stands upright. I fear that the tank will wait until the triops are at their largest and grossest before it decides to fall over… I had better not be home when that happens. ;)

How about you? Do you have any creepy pets hanging around your house?

Spring Break DIY: Milk Art

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17.3.12

Science & Art swirled up into one! This is my favorite project yet, and the last in the series! A huge thank you to Shannon (A Mom’s Year) for suggesting this art project. I was eager to try it, and I’m excited to share it with you!

All you need for this project is the following:

1. A plate  2. Milk (2% or higher)  3. Food Coloring  4. Dish Soap (That’s it!!)

1. Fill the plate with a thin layer of milk. Next, put in drops of food coloring.

2. Then, add a few drops of dish soap into the center of the food coloring, sit back, and watch! (I should mention that I tried this first with eco-friendly dish soap and it didn’t really work, so stick to the hard stuff for this!)

KA-POW! The milk fat instantly reacts to the soap, creating art!

Wow, right?! It will spin for quite a while, and if you add more drops of dish soap into the dark areas of food coloring you can keep the action going for quite a while.

If you want to see milk art in action, you can check out this video that I found:

Looking for more DIY’s to do with kids? Here are some more good ones:

Banana Tattoos / Eyebombing / Make a Volcano / Wire Sculpting

Photo Credits: Rosa Pearson (FlutterFlutter), Video Credit: Evie S

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…. ME?

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28.5.11

We are going flying today!! No, not in a plane. Just us, in goggles and flight suits, floating around above a really large fan. I have to say that I’m super excited… and just a tad bit scared. Flight Zone is where the action will be this afternoon. I’ll let you know how it goes! Wish me luck!! We’re hoping to look just like the guys in this video.

Hope you are enjoying a nice start to your weekend too!

UPDATE: This is what our adventures in body flight looked like! That is one powerful fan!!

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