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Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
10.17.2017

DIY LEATHER PULLS


I've been seeing these leather pulls all over Pinterest and I just had to do it.  Initially, I made my 11x11 cube boxes from H&M into 5.5x11 boxes.  But I felt it was too plain and the girls were having a hard time pulling it out from the shelves.  I got myself some leather strips, hardware and...

3.03.2017

COLORING ROCKS WITH CHALK


On an autumn day, the LO and I would have been painting leaves.  Not today because its winter and there's not a lot of leaves laying around.  So instead, we colored rocks!  

Here she is gathering her rocks (with the Sunshine all covered with chalk!):

And off she goes to color them: 


I wish there were more days like this.
11.18.2016

DIY: THANKSGIVING BOOK


This Thanksgiving, I am introducing a new tradition to the LO.  My personal belief is that children remember routine and structure and I want to start a Thanksgiving book that my girls will eventually do every year with the family.  I want this book to teach the LO and her sister about gratitude and being thankful for God's blessings.  
10.11.2016

TISSUE ROLL CUTTING


Is this not the cutest idea ever? I saw this on pinterest and I just had to do it.  The LO has been working on using scissors for a while now and she is learning how to close and open. 
9.04.2016

DIY TREAT FOR PARENTS


Congratulations to all the parents whose child graduated this year!! You did It!  Obviously, this is a LONG OVERDUE post... but better late than never! 
6.15.2016

PRETEND FIREHOUSE STATION


A firehouse station for choice time??!  Ooh the kids love love it!!  June is our community helpers month and I try to turn our pretend play centers to something really fun.  

3.01.2016

SENSORY BOXES AS A TEACHING TOOL


I love playing sensory boxes with the LO. It's simple to make, super engaging and provides a number of learning opportunities.  For this sensory box, I have uncooked elbow pasta, but you can use anything... sand, salt, pompoms, etc.  Whatever you like really. 
2.13.2016

DIY VALENTINES KISSES CARD


I think I might gotten carried away with this whole 'letting the LO give out valentines'... I had to make one for kisses.  And these are much so much easier to do.
2.12.2016

DIY VALENTINES TEACHER CARDS


Valentines is around the corner! Here is a very easy way to make teacher cards using things you probably already have -- card stock, pen and scissors.

2.01.2016

WRAPPING WITH WASHI TAPE


Can I just say that washi tape is the next best thing to post-its notes? If you ever run out of wrapping paper, you can use washi tape on craft paper (or any plain paper) with a little imagination! 



1.25.2016

DIY GINGERBREAD HOUSE


This a very simple and inexpensive class cooking activity for young children. I cannot afford to buy each of my kids a gingerbread house kit so I had to be creative on this one.  
12.16.2015

DIY HOUSE DECAL


The LO has a new spot! She has her own little nook tucked in our bedroom.  It has a mattress on the floor, "Baba" the bear and some books.  To complete the space, I decorated the wall behind it with houses using washi tape.  Yes! washi tape!
10.25.2015

DIY CEREAL BOXES FOR PRETEND PLAY


Just for fun, I decided to make some pretend food for the LO's kitchen.  This is such an easy DIY project! I had some individually packed cereal boxes and I figured it could go in the play kitchen. 

8.30.2015

DIY CARDBOARD GUITAR STAND



My husband got the LO her very first guitar and she loves it.  She carries it around the house and pretends to be like daddy.  But it is driving me crazy as to where to put it.  And so, I made a guitar cardboard stand.  Yes, crazy.  But, I did. 

8.28.2015

PRETEND DIY ICE CREAM SHOP

This is a super late post... Since school is out, I am now able to finally finish this post! For summer, I made an ice cream shop for pretend play.  
6.10.2015

POST OFFICE PRETEND PLAY


It's community helpers month.  I set-up the kitchen area as a post office pretend play for the kids. I made a post office sign and a price list.  I wrapped a box with blue construction paper to make the the mail box.  I made some letters out of carton boxes and even got small boxes from the post offices.   I put some papers and pens to encourage the children to write letters to their friends.
6.01.2015

KITCHEN UPGRADE


The LO's kitchen got an upgrade.  It now has a sink for her to wash her hands. We were at Marshalls and the LO spent 30 minutes washing her hands in a play kitchen.  The grandparents wanted to buy her the kitchen but it was way too colorful.  We want to buy her the Ikea kitchen when she grows a little taller so it doesn't make sense to buy one now and then buy another one. 

5.27.2015

DIY FELT EGG


For fun, I decided to make the LO a felt egg.  Pinterest has a lot of tutorials and templates on DIY felt foods and it was so tempting to make all of them!  I decided to make the egg because it seemed the easiest.  I didn't even use any template for this one.  
3.28.2015

DIY CARDBOARD KITCHEN

I have been eyeing Ikea's kitchen for a while now for the LO.  But when we went to Ikea, it was still a bit high for her, so I did the next best thing... I made her a kitchen made of cardboard box.


3.12.2015

DIY ACCENT PILLOWS

Lately, I have been in love with the Scandinavian decor -- clean lines, open spaces, white walls and black accents.  Can it be any more be my style? I am all about the neutrals.  I shy away from color because it just does not work for me.  But Scandinavian? I like.  Actually, I LOVE.  One of the things I love about Scandinavian design is its simplicity.  I love love their accent pillows but they are too expensive! So, I decided to make them!