Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Popsicle snowmen

 With all the supplies on hand, we decided to make these snowmen out of wide popsicle sticks.  I told them to paint part of the sticks white and then I drew a black line and told them to paint black above the line.  We painted one stick red and then I cut off the ends to make the rim of the hat.  We glued the sticks to cardstock.  I painted on the nose and the mouth was made from a round foam brush.  We added some embellishments to his hat and we were done.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pilgrim Hats

 My daughter had her Feast today at school.  She was super excited about this.  They had the whole kit and kaboodle--turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing, beans, corn, etc...and of course lots of desserts too.
 This cute turkey was a combination of all the 4K classes and what they were thankful for.  O said she was thankful for her sister.  That she is!
 We decided to go with these cute Pilgrim hats for her feast.  They were fun and easy to make.  I just love them!
 She was so excited to carry them into school.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pinecone turkey

 We had a few pinecones laying around, so we decided to do another timeless classic Thanksgiving craft.
 They glued on the feathers and I used pipe cleaners for the head. 
 I know, I know, I really need to investigate more into what a turkey's waddle really looks like.  I suck at it, what can I say?
 Anyway, I think they turned out really colorful and they add a nice touch to the window sill.  Kids are happy, that is all the matters!

Turkey puppet - a project gone wrong in more ways than one...

 We decided to make turkey puppets today.  A project so easy and classic in time.  Everything started out good, then got bad.
 They glued on the googly eyes, the beak, the feathers and the back of the feathers I just free handed.
 Ok, here is where things went wrong.  1st, I had them glue on the wrong side of the paper bag.  The flap should of been in the front and not the back.  DUH!  My old age is catching up to me I guess.  Then I also free handed the waddle or beak or whatever it is called and as soon as I saw it on the turkey, I laughed out loud.  Is your mind in the gutter too?  Cause mine was.  Not the best shape I know.  At least they had no idea what was wrong.  As you can see in the last picture, I tried to fix it, but, I don't think it's any better.  Oh well, can I say he still looks cute?  LOL!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

S's class Halloween party

 S. had her class Halloween party today.  She was super excited!  For her 3 teacher's we gave them dipped Oreo's in mint chocolate topped with sprinkles and then boxed them up.  The gift tags I saw on clearance at Michael's for .99 cents awhile ago.  I knew I would use them for something,

 For her little friends I decided to make these BATS!  They were super easy to make. Aren't they cool?

When the BAT opens his wings......
 voila, there is a surprise inside!!!

 She was to bring her costume to school and the teacher would help change them.  They were going to carve pumpkins first and didn't want them all to get their costumes messy.
 She never wears a headband or any hair piece for that matter.
The famous pout!
 Now she smiles!  
Her loot bag from her teacher...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chalkboard rocks

 This idea came from the Pottery Barn catalog.  Why pay for rocks when you can make your own.  I had some left over rocks from the beach this summer and I painted them with black chalkboard paint.  They are a nice little added touch and you can change the sayings anytime.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spooky OWL

 When I first saw this I knew right away I had to make it!  I have this small thing for owls now and this one is spooky for Halloween.  It was super easy to make.  2 sheets of black construction paper folded accordian style and stapled together.  For the eyes I used a 1" and 2" circle punch and freehanded the beak and eyebrows.  (I think that is what they are; tee-hee!)  I used glue dots to attach the face pieces and hung from fish string.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Candy Buy Back program - helping our troops

I wanted to share this with you now, cause after Halloween would be too late.  We are participating in this event this year.  It is sponsored by dentists who will pay you $1/lb. for your Halloween candy or you can just donate too.  They send the candy to our military troops.  It is just another small way of saying THANK YOU for serving our country.  You can find info. here:  Halloween Candy Buy Back and Operation Gratitude.  You can also find them on facebook...Halloween Candy Buy Back and Operation Gratitude.

Friday, October 15, 2010

NEW blog design

YAY!!!  I am sooo super excited to have a NEW blog design!  I absolutely LOVE it!  I worked with a great designer named Carolyn.  She has a great blog too and who would of thought this came all the way from Graz, Austria.  She was awesome to work with and listened to all my crazy ideas.  Thank you again Carolyn!  I also have to give a shout out to P is for Party, that is where I found out about Carolyn.  So, I hope you all enjoy the NEW look of red & blonde tangles!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

More Halloween silhouettes

 I think I have a thing for silhouettes now.  I think I already did, but, never made any before.  I saw this cute idea over at UCreate.  You can find the templates at the pink peony of Le Jardin.  She also has a cat which is very cute, but, I'm not into cats.  Once again, this is a very inexpensive craft.  I just put scrapbook paper behind the cutout and the frames are once again from the Dollar Tree.  Enjoy!