DIY piggy (cow) bank

A while ago with one of the kiddies meals at a restaurant we got this DIY piggy bank which is actually in a shape of a cow.  The girls were bored therefore i got it out and let them paint it. It came with its own paint and brush.

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I’m definately keep these paint holders for future use. was nice to not have the girls fighting over sharing paints.

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Here is the end result:

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I love it…

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Craft Lampshades

I have been in decorating mode this last few weeks and was looking for something unique to add to each of my girls rooms. As we love crafts i wanted to incorporate our love for crafts but didnt want to do another canvas or non functional item. I wanted something that serves a purpose but still show the creativity. And then i cam across this lampshade post.

I had old lampshades that almost made the trash that day as i replaced it with new ones.beforeI decided to paint the stand white with craft paint. The brush gave the white paint a lovely stripy texture with i prefer over the smooth look. I had to give it about 4-5 coats to complete cover the very dark stand. then painted it with Modge Podge to seal it. The Modge gave it a nice glossy finish.

I then bought very inexpensive white lampshades made of a type of linen material. Gave them to my girls with some fabric paint to match their room decor and let their imaginations go wild.12 3 4 5 6Eldest Diva’s creation:Baby Diva’s creation:8We love the end result.and now my girls have a beautiful handmade craft in their rooms.

 

Popsicle sticks Bookmarks

This past week my diva is into Dr. Seuss books but its too long to finish the whole book in one bedtime story time so each night we read a few pages. We didn’t have any bookmarks so i decided this weekend we will make our own book marks.

I rounded up my craft box and see what we could use.1

My diva photo-bomb the picture. got to love her.

We used hot glue to stick the embellishments on the sticks. They show me where they want to stick it and i put a dab of hot glue down so that they can stick it. 2 3

and here are the end result.. Beautiful book marks.5 6

This one is little Divas bookmark. she choose everything herself to put on her bookmark i just guided here where to put it with putting the hot glue in place.4

Pavement drawings

To keep my sanity with both sick but very energetic girls at home. i gave them some chalk and we took to the driveway as it was a very hot day. I gave them carte blanche to draw what ever their hearts desired. This activity required very little interaction on my part just sat back and watch them be very creative. easiest craft ever.

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My diva drew a Granny with very curly hair.

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And her attempt at drawing our puppy Tinker22

Popsicle Stick Puzzle

With our Puzzle Teaparty I made these DIY popsicle stick puzzles but we never gotten around to building them. 5My little Diva is sickies today but by no means quiet and peaceful so i had to keep her busy and gave her this puzzle. Its a printed photo hot glued on Popsicle sticks and then i cut between the sticks to make the puzzle.3

she had loads of fun though never got close to re-arranging the puzzle but big fun non the less.1 2

Happy Father’s Day

My girls were very hard at work this last week in helping to get the fathers day presents done and wrapped.

1. My Daddy can fix anything sign.1

I did a little interview with my diva to see how she saw her daddy. And with the question ” what does daddy like to do” she answered ” Daddy likes to build my play house” Dh is busy building a play village for them in the back yard and renovating the wendy house. So this gave me my hint for the first present, a sign for dad’s tool shed. I wanted her to write a sign but as she is only 4 and cant write yet this was bit of a challenge. I decided to let her trace easy letters and i will write the rest. I got tracing activities for the F, X, I,Y. she already knew how to write her initial M. Every day we did a letter. The sign read “My daddy can fix anything.

I hot glued ice-cream sticks together and added some bits like nails and washers i found in the shed.

2. Super dad card4I bought a superman mug and came across this idea for a card. and thought it was absolutely superb for the mug idea.

3. Father Photo’s

5A few years ago when it was just My eldest i made a DAD collage. Dh wanted a dad sign in his mother tongue Xhosa. so as a surprise we did just this. I had very uncooperative baby that day but managed to get the shots.

And just a little behind the scene photos if you think my kids are always camera ready. Majority of the time as soon as i step away from her to take the photo that day she broke out the water works. so getting those 2 shots for the collage was a little miracle.1