This week I received a box with Mod Podge Washout and Apple Barrel paint which I was so excited to use with my kids. I love Mod Podge but I don’t normally let my kids use it because of the mess involved but Mod Podge Washout is pretty much the same great formula as Mod Podge gloss but it washes out of clothes with just soap and water, even after it has dried. Bonus! That makes it perfect for craft projects at home or school.
You know that Santa is a pretty smart fella! He knew that if he brought my boys the BIG LEGO sets they were wanting then they would need a Lego table to build them on so baby brother couldn’t get them.
But, knowing that we don’t have the room for a permanent Lego table, he brought us one that not only folds flat, but folds in half as well. That Santa is a smarty pants indeed. After inspecting the table I thought I would try and let you know how he built it.
How to Make an Easy Lego Table
I’d better hurry and get this posted or it won’t be Father’s Day anymore. I am one lucky girl to have been blessed with the most amazing father and to have married the most wonderful man to be the father to my boys. I hope all the fathers out there had a very happy Father’s Day today. I asked my husband to “guest post” for me today and to share a few of the things that as a dad he hopes he is teaching our boys. He is a wonderful example of what a father should be like and my boys are so lucky to have him as their daddy.
I love summertime! And I love activities that get my kids outside and active. These activities are perfect for little boys! Not only can they use up some of their endless energy but you don’ t have to worry about them getting hurt because they are using pool noodles. When I found pool noodles for sale at the dollar store I was so excited to create some fun games and activities for my kids. I think the lady that helped me out must have thought I was crazy as she watched me shoving pool noodles into every square inch of my car. But we fit and I made it home safe.
1- Giant Ring Toss [Read more...]
How to Make a Solar Oven
Okay, so hopefully it will never be needed to save our lives, but if we are ever without power for a long period of time, I now know that because of our new solar oven we will not go hungry, or without cookies.
We finished our final school project of the year last week. The project was to create something out of mostly recycled materials and after searching the internet, my 2nd grader chose to make a solar cooker out of cardboard boxes, aluminum foil and a large oven bag or “The Super Solar Oven” as he named it.
My husband and son spent a couple of nights working on this and then he had to present it to the class as if he were trying to sell it.
He won first place for his advertisement and much to my amazement, one of the teachers at the school said that she has one of these that she makes bread in every summer. Really? I have got to try that!! I knew our desert sun had to be useful for something. I thought this was just a silly little project but once I heard that it could actually cook, I had to give it a try. So, I didn’t make bread but I thought I’d try some pan cookies. [Read more...]