Thursday, April 3, 2014

POETRY POWER...NATIONAL POETRY MONTH


Here's something to try - Grab an old book or magazine, some markers, highlighters and have some fun celebrating National poetry month. 

We did this at our local library and really had a fun time.  It's a good way to get your poetry power and slip in a little reading with your kids.  

Just cut out some pages from old books or magazines, grab a marker (we used black but any color will do) & block the words you like, draw a line through the ones you don't. Highlight your blocked words to make them stand out.

I love how Nyla spiced hers up with a heart and cool red lines; mines a little on the conservative side compared to hers :)



Here are some other cool things to make with your old books Secret Agent Spy Stash  & try this Glad Book Game.

I'd love to read your rockin' poems!! Hey, I hope you have a really fun, creative day!


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

FOR THE BIRDS...Chirp Chirp


This is a fun spring time crafty that the birds will really enjoy!  And since Easter is right around the corner why not give them a little egg or two?



I got this great idea from FAMILY FUN magazine (I just love that mag!) and decided to glam my eggs a bit by giving it a little food coloring, peanut butter and strings for hanging. (unfortunately, I couldn't find the recipe on their website, but they have so many great ideas, check it out if you don't already get the magazine in the mail).

Recipe for about 12 eggs
21/2 cups of birdseed
2 packets of prepared, unflavored gelatin (added to 1 cup hot water)
Food coloring (optional)
Peanut butter (optional, couple of spoonfuls)

Mix ingredients and then press into plastic Easter eggs, tuck a string in and close egg.  
Let dry over night or until dry (mine took a little longer, it was really rainy & damp so maybe that's why)

You really have to mold and press these things - perfect for kids who love to get messy! 

To add the string
I had some eggs that opened horizontally so that was easy just filled one half of egg, then placed string and topped with more mixture.  
If your eggs are the other kind, just fill and kinda press string in or use a pencil to make a hole, place string then cover up.


This crafty is super messy - especially if you are going to add food coloring so wear gloves if you don't want your hands to be stained for ever! (I have stained hands :)

Hide and tie up your eggs, the birds will just love their Easter Egg Hunt. :)





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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans...WOW!!

This recipe is an explosion of flavorful WOW! Just exactly what any Mommy needs to get them through the day!  As an added bonus its super easy!!
 







Coffee Beans, melted chocolate of your choice & optional cocoa powder 

Just melt, dip, coat in cocoa powder if you choose & wait (waiting is the hardest part!)  I really globbed the chocolate on for extra yum, so some were like mini clusters of coffee love!



I have to make more because these beans got gobbled up in an instant!  Everybody seemed to like the plain chocolate ones better BUT the cocoa powder ones were gone a quick 5 minutes later so... this recipe is definitely a keeper!  :)



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