Wednesday, February 27, 2013

love this poem...

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


- J.R.R. Tolkien


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Recipe for Goo

"We're in a sea of goobly goo... goo-be-ly goo..."- name that show!

Want to make some goo?

Here's the recipe:
1 cup cornstarch
4 cups cold water
1/3 cup sugar

Mix the ingredients together in a saucepan, over medium heat until it it thick and gooey.  Let it cool, then add food coloring. This makes 4 cups of goo.
We had a fun mixing colors, trying out different combinations with food coloring...


  
 We put each color in it's own bag- just a 1/3 C is enough for a sandwich size ziplock bag, (or 1 cup for a gallon size bag) and then passed it around for lots of gooey fun!  It was fun to squish around, and do practice letter writing with.






Fun fun for everyone.  Especially for us fidgety-types. :)


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Butterfly Wings

I've had these beautiful butterfly wings from This Mama Makes Stuff bookmarked for years... and I finally made some for my girls this summer.  The tutorial was easy to follow, and the girls were so happy with the results.  I just wish I had ordered more scarves!! It was the perfect follow up to our visit to the butterfly garden.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Bonnet

Well... I kind of fizzled out on the photo-a-day challenge, but it was fun while I was doing it.
Now Easter is here, and I thought I would share this cute Easter Bonnet our 4yr old made at preschool. Every holiday they have a parade around the school (for all the parents and such) and they always dress up.  Our class made easter bonnets for the girls and top hats for the boys.  
To make the bonnets, they use a paper bowl, a thick paper plate, and some construction paper.  They cut a hole (a little smaller than the bowl) in the plate and glued those together.  The picture below explains it better-- the point is to get a nice rounded shape to fit on their heads.  Then they glued pieces of construction paper to form the brim, and trimmed into a wide circle (with a hole in the middle a little smaller than the plate).  They painted the outside of the bowl and plate, and decorated the brim with ribbons, stickers and glitter.  The final step was to staple some elastic on for a chin strap.  So cute-- and surprisingly sturdy.  

Coming up tomorrow, an alphabet/pre-reader game...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 24- Photo Challenge

"Animal"
We have some new fish in the house, courtesy of the Keiki Karnival we went to yesterday.

Day 23- Photo Challenge

"Moon"
Ok.  Pictures of the moon never turn out on my cellphone camera.  So I was trying to be creative and think of other moons I could capture... and the only thing I kept coming back to was the naked-butt-kind-of-moon. I think I'm just going to skip this one. :)

Day 22- Photo Challenge

"Kitchen Sink"
ahem.  Clearly I should have looked ahead before I posted my "Corner of my House" picture.  Instead of posting ANOTHER picture of my sink, I decided to take a picture of the view outside my kitchen sink window. Unfortunately that window is covered in water spots, which makes for a terrible picture.  Sooo... here's a picture of my lanai, as seen through the open doorway, instead the dirty window.
Just go with it....