Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
3. Take the elastic ring and stretch over the back of a chair to give you space to work. (I used a small children's chair for this one, as the elastic was too small to fit over our kitchen chairs.)
4. Now, fold the strips in half and tie around the elastic band. (Take the tulle strip, fold in half and pull through the loop made when you folded it.) I doubled up my strips to add fullness to the skirt. Repeat this process until the elastic band is completely covered.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
3. Attach handle in new holes.
4. Take the electrical tape and make eyes and a mouth. Place on bucket.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
(2) cardboard boxes.
(You will need a larger box for the main part of the train and a smaller one for the front of the train.)
(1) Empty oatmeal container
(2) Empty butter or margarine tub, with lids
(1) Margarine or butter tub lids
(2) Small bowl lids
Yellow Construction Paper
1. Spray paint the two cardboard boxes in the same color. (I used blue)
2. Spray paint the oatmeal and butter container silver.
3. Using a sharp knife, cut off the top half of the oatmeal container. I cut off approx. 4 inches from mine.
4. Using duct tape or construction adhesive, attach the two boxes together to form the body of the train.
5. Remove the flaps from the larger box so your child can stand inside.
6. Spray paint the margarine tub lids and the two small lids. After they have dried, use electrical tape and form the spokes on the wheels.
7. Now, using electrical tape, attach the painted margarine tub to the top of the oatmeal tube (use the larger piece of the tube. This will form your smoke stack.)
8. Attach the smoke stack to the smaller cardboard box.
9. Take the remaining piece of oatmeal tube and measure the lid. Cut a piece of yellow construction paper to fit inside the lid. Place lid on the container. Now, attach the container to the front of the smaller box to form the head light.
10. Attach wheels to boxes using construction adhesive or duct tape.
11. Form straps from duct tape folding duct tape in half so no sticky sides are out. Attach straps to the inside of the larger box.
12. Decorate the train with any other things you'd like.
13. Complete the look: wear some overalls and a bandanna. Our great neighbor let us borrow a real train conductor's light for trick-or-treating. It was lots of fun!
P.S. If you want some cute photos of your little ones in their costumes, check out my blog for a great special. www.smith-family-photography.blogspot.com
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
2. After sewing the liner, I threaded ribbon through the top seam in the bag. I used a safety pin to guide the ribbon.
Friday, September 11, 2009
1. Cut one side of the cereal box on an angle to form the edge.
3. You now have the basic shape for your paper file.
4. Using scrapbook or wrapping paper, cover your box with the paper. Do NOT use liquid glue to cover the box. Your paper will warp and bubble. I used scrapbook adhesive tape to cover my box.
5. That's it. Mine is really simple and basic, but it would be fun to add embellishments, ribbons or fun tags to yours!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
4. Here comes the fun part! Slowly add the borax solution a few drops at a time while stirring. The mixture will instantly begin to thicken.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Fold in half. I then used a zig-zag type stitch to close up the orange slice to resemble a rind.
For the fried egg, I just cut out an egg shape using white felt. I then cut out a small circle out of yellow felt. Using a straight stitch, sew the yellow circle to the white felt. Leave an opening to stuff a small amount of batting to make the yolk of the egg. Close the opening with a straight stitch. Finally, sew around the edge of the egg to give it a finished look. I made 6 of each for my kiddos to play with. Feel free to alter this however you'd like. Be sure to check back later for more felt fun. Such as... bacon, sandwiches, pizza, fruits, and more!