I was running errands this morning and in the store I came across a section of clearance Easter craft items. For only $5, I was able to create the Angry Birds Easter Egg Game! I am positive that my daughter will love this game as she LOVES Angry Birds and it will be the only time I willingly allow eggs to be tossed around our home.
- Plastic Filler Eggs
- Angry Birds Eggcessory Stickers
- Small Pebbles (or something to weigh down the “birds”)
- Building Blocks or Lego
- Decorate the plastic filler eggs with the Angry Bird stickers to make yourself a batch of pigs and birds.
- Fill you “birds” with something to weigh them down such as pebbles, or marbles and tape the seal shut. You don’t want them to be rock solid, but heavy enough to take down the blocks.
- Build a tower and place your pigs strategically.
- Toss your Angry Birds and have fun!
*I purchased the filler eggs and stickers from Shopper’s Drugmart!
Now that Rainbow has arrived, I’ve been trying to keep the Princess amused as I cannot move as fast as I once did. We had craft time over the weekend and I had some seashell’s laying around and I thought, why not make these into a craft.
- Assorted Seashells
- Assorted decorations such as buttons, sparkles and ribbon
- Wash the shells and let dry
- Paint the desired colour and again, let dry
March is National Craft Month and here are just a few of the crafts that I have done and posted.
This is the Art Project I did for the Bathroom – Collage of Princess’ Baby Bath Photos
Pinterest has me hooked. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I have made some recycled heart-shaped crayons. The Princess had a huge freezer bag of old crayons plus an entire box. Upon doing a purge of old toys, I finally decided that it was time to get her craft box cleaned up. I had seen a post on Pinterest about recycling crayons but had heard horror stories of over baking them and turning out badly. Here is a method that I used to create perfect recycled crayons.
- Silicone cupcake pan
- Assorted crayons, peeled and broken into small pieces
- Aluminum cans
- Collect all your old crayons and peel them and sort them by colour. Note that the peeling took me over an hour, so patience is needed. Please be aware that soy based crayons don’t melt well, so it’s best to use wax based crayons. I used old crayola crayons. Break the crayons into smaller pieces.
- Take pop cans, wash them out and remove the tab. Using a can opener, carefully cut the top off. I tried using old beer cans, but they wouldn’t cut, so pop cans are the best. Tin soup cans also work well. Be careful of sharp edges.
- On medium heat, heat a few inches of water in a saucepan and place pop cans with the bottom filled with crayon pieces. You don’t need a lot of water, because if you have too much, the cans will float and may tip over, spilling the wax into the pan. Just enough to heat the bottom of the cans.
- Watch the cans and swirl them to ensure that all pieces are melted.
- Using oven mitts, pour the melted wax into the silicone pan.
- Once the pan is full, let set for 10 minutes. Then if you put the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes, by the time you take them out, they will be completely hard and easy to remove. I found if I didn’t let them set for those 10 minutes prior, the outsides were set but the insides were still hot and broke and crumbled upon removing them from the silicone pan.
- Repeat until all wax is used up.
*Side note, the silicone pan cannot be used for food after using them for these crayons. I paid $10 for this pan from Bulk Barn*
I always save the candle holders that come with the candles already in them. I stick them in the freezer and then chip the remaining wax out of them. Hubby thinks I was crazy keeping them, but I finally found something to do with them. I went to my favourite craft store, loaded up on the Christmas goodies and came home and crafted my heart out. Using ribbon, hot glue, cut outs and buttons, I created an array of holiday candle holders.
With the holidays right around the corner, I took some time and crafted a door ornament. I went to Michael’s with no craft idea in mind but it didn’t take long to see a few items that stood out and the ideas started flowing.
- Mod podge
- Stock card paper
- Coloured Bells
- Poinsettia Buttons
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Glue
- Pencil & scissors
- Wooden Christmas Ornament (I used a tree)
- Place card stock print side down and place the wooden Christmas ornament on top and trace. Cut out the shape.
- Using the brush, mod podge the card stock, print side up, onto the ornament. Let dry.
- While the mod podge is drying, start making the ribbon star. Loop the ribbon and hot glue the centre. Then creat more loops until you have a star, glueing the centre as you go around. Glue a coloured bell to the centre as decoration.
- Once the mod podge is dry, glue the ribbon star to the top. Now using the white glue, create the sequins garland.
- I found very cute Poinsettia buttons and simply cut off the back and glued them to the tree, acting as decorations.
- Glue the coloured buttons to the bottom to act as the tree trunk.
- Feel free to use different card stock, colours and ornaments, make this your own! Enjoy.
Christmas Tree Door Ornament
I have been in the process of redecorating the Princess’ bedroom from the boring and simple baby room to a room for a school girl. I had Hubby paint the room a nice shade of green, hang up her turtles and lizards that her Grandma and Grandpa had bought her on their many trips and even refurbished her dressers. There is still a little bit left to do, but mainly fine little details here and there.
In her old room, the colour scheme was cream, forest green and a very soft pink. Pretty cutesy for a baby, but it doesn’t match her personality now. Her Grandma had painted wooden letters that spelled her name to match the colour scheme and they hung over her crib. When we moved her into the bigger room and started painting a more vibrant colour palette, I wanted to keep the letters, but have them match her room now. I wanted to add a bit of texture so that’s when it hit me, use yarn!
I had a ball of yarn that matches the colours in her room pretty well and I began to wrap the letters with it. It didn’t take me long and the only hiccup was a small burn from the glue gun. But all in all, they turned out nice and I think they look wonderful hung in her room.