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.