Tuesday, December 17, 2013

First seven days with the *Sparkles* the Elf

This is the 2nd year we are doing Elf on the Shelf.  Natalie's elf is named, *Sparkles*
Day 1 - North Pole Breakfast with a flurry of snowflakes & Elf on the Shelf Ornament
Day 2 - Dry erase writing on the mirror ELVES RULES, GNOMES DROOL!  Be good!
Merry Christmas!  Love, *Sparkles*
Day 3 - *Sparkles* introduced him/herself to our kitty (new to the family this year)
Day 4 - Crepe Paper her bedroom & bathroom doors in her favorite colors (A favorite from last year redone!)
Day 5 - Elf sized Dunkin Donuts (Cheerios with frosting and Christmas sprinkles)
Day 6 - Holiday Lights Cruise around the Christmas Tree on the Barbie Cruise ship with  2 Barbie   friends
Day 7 - Movie night with a new movies and popcorn!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blessings of the Year Ornament

I've had this idea cooking in my head for a while.  Thought it would make a great homemade & thoughtful gift for our family, friends, teachers, and those who serve our family throughout the year.
  • 2-sided scrapbook paper -- cut pieces to 6 inches by 3/4 inches
  • silver leaf marker
  • clear ornament (glass or shatterproof)
  • sharpie marker
  • gift container
  • instructions to recipient
In each gift container I put in crinkle filler, ornament, new sharpie marker, 15 slips of paper--in case of errors, and instruction card.  Wrapped with 1/2 inch ribbon bow!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween calendar pieces

Here are the calendar pieces I made for Naters' calendar this month.  If you want a copy of the file, just leave a message here or email me belledancr @ juno.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Medieval Times Sensory Tub

Naters' although turning six in less than two weeks, still asks for Sensory tubs and I amazed how she will play with them for quite awhile without getting bored.  She's been asking for weeks for one, so tonight I put this one together.  I used French lentils for the base filler and I used the following TOOBS Lair of the Dragon Collections 1 &2, Fairy Fantasies, & lastly Knights & Dragons.  For a pond idea I used a wooden bowl and tossed in a handful of beads from our Blue bag so she has a mixtures of blue beads to simulate water.  I gave her a small glass container, a small metal container, and two spoons. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Personalized Privacy shield for desk

Naters' school sent home instructions on the last day of Kindergarten, that we were to maker her a privacy shield for her desk for reading & test taking for First Grade.  You can but these premade from Oriental Trading Company and Lakeshore Learning, but I think the small size of the desk necessitates we make a homemade one.
Our neighbor's got a new kitchen appliance and gave us the heavy cardboard to make this.  We were instructed to cut 3 pieces 13 inches high  two pieces 15 inches across and one 17 inches across.  I had some left over paint from when Steve painted Naters' bedroom so I put two coats of paint on each side of the cardboard.  Finished off the raw edges with printed duck tape that Naters picked out.  When applying the duct tape connecting the larger piece to the two smaller pieces, I allowed space for this to be folded (She will store it in her desk at school) and it worked perfectly.  I used my xyron to make all the pictures stickers and after placing everything down, I used two coats of Mod Podge to seal the pictures down.  I also added some small sayings:  We Love You, Be a Good Friend, Way to Go! Slow Down, Take your Time because she tends to rush through her school work.  The side with her name is the side that will face out.  The side without her name is the side she will be looking at.  She had a lot of fun picking out pictures of family & friends!  I did notice on her side she picked out two of the same pictures of her with Belle, I replaced that with another pic before doing the mod podge coating.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Shaving Cream bath Paints

  • craft stick for mixing
  • foaming shaving cream (I got the sensitive skin kind)
  • small bowl or cup for mixing
  • food color (I used what I had on hand both liquid & wilton gel food colorings)
  • silicone muffin pain or something that can safely go in the tub
  • paint brushes
  • a warm bath
  • an eager child

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer 2013 Bucket List

Here is our Summer 2013 Bucket List which my 5 yr daughter informed me really is a Summer Break List...Her main goal is to PLAY & SWIM every day with her friends, but we do hope to add in these activities.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ocean Themed Calendar pieces

Here are some Ocean themes calendar pieces.  Email me or leave a comments and I can send you my publisher file (editable) or jpg file. Years included go to 2017 on file or jpg. I do have an extra page of pics without numbers because I like to be able to place them in our wall calendar with no gap in consistency of pic order (what can i say I'm OCD!)