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Monday, January 25, 2021

Clothespin Butterfly Craft

 We've been doing a lot of crafts recently since we're home so much. My girls frequently ask me for new crafts and one day they wanted to make butterflies. So, we present to you our Clothespin Butterfly Craft!

Clothespin Butterfly Craft

Monday, January 18, 2021

"The Floor is Lava" Sight Word Game

 If your child has a list of sight words each week they can get pretty mundane! My 6 year old had a blast with this new way to learn and review her sight words... The Floor is Lava! Sight Word Game

The Floor is Lava Sight Word Game

Monday, December 14, 2020

Wood Slice State Ornament

I grew up in New Mexico, so I decided to make some Wood Slice New Mexico Ornaments, but any state would work to show your pride!
New Mexico Wood Slice Ornament

You can cut and sand your own wood slices from thick branches, or you can buy a bag from somewhere like Hobby Lobby for a few dollars.

After sanding the face of the wood slice, I free handed the outline of New Mexico since it's a fairly simple shape. New Mexico's colors are red and yellow, so I painted the inside of the state yellow, and added a red heart.

I drilled a small hole in the top and screwed in a hook. I like this look better than just drilling a hole across the ornament to thread a string through, but that works just as well. I tied a string through the hook, and it was ready to hang on the Christmas tree!

These would be great for an ornament exchange or as Christmas gifts because they're affordable, personal, and they are pretty quick/easy to make.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Sea Shell Snowman Ornament

Here's a simple way to use up some of those sea shells you've been holding onto since your last trip to the beach...a sea shell snowman ornament!
Sea Shell Snowman Ornament

Some sea shells already have holes in them, and those are perfect for this craft. Just paint a snowman face on your sea shell and thread a string through the hold on your shell and it's ready to hang on your Christmas tree!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Crochet Amigurumi Gnome Ornament (free pattern)

I'm just entering the world of designing my own crochet creations after relying solely on patterns for a while. Last Christmas I made these gnome ornaments for my family and love how they turned out!
Here's the pattern written in American crochet terms. This is a great pattern for leftover skeins of yarn and doesn't require specific weights or hook sizes...I just use my favorite H hook and it worked well for my gnomes in various yarn weights.