Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sheeeee's Here!

Just a quick post to let you all know that Elise Caroline was born on Friday, March 15th! Even being a week late, she was 6 lbs 14 oz. She looks so tiny in the crib her daddy built just for her!
Sadly, she hasn't even met her daddy yet. Army duties kept my husband from being present at her birth. But he will be home soon and we will be a family!
I still plan to post during my maternity leave, but it won't be very often. And probably not any time soon! Mom and baby are doing well, but oh so tired!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Painting with Peeps

Well, I'm still waiting for this baby to make her appearance, so in the meantime I thought I'd try out a new way to paint: with Peeps!
So I bought a couple boxes of peeps, mixed up some paint and let the kids paint with them however they wanted.

If you use the bunnies you could have a cute bunny stamp, but I like that the head of the chick was a little handle for the kids to hold. So this was more of an abstract art project. Some kids used it like a stamp,

and some smeared it around.

I noticed a couple things while the kids were painting. The peeps left a little sugar behind,
which was actually very cool. Some parts even dried shiny. Also, the pink peep turned the yellow paint orange!
The kids loved that. It was a very fun activity that I hope to do again!
4/3/15 UPDATE: We added bunny peeps to make prints this year and they are so cute!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Neon Art

So I got these generic neon post-it notes about a month ago. They didn't work at all. They weren't sticky and I had to tape them up whenever I used them. So I saved them, knowing the kids would have fun using them for an art project. Then I received some neon glitter glue from Craftprojectideas.com and I put the two together.
So I separated the (non)sticky notes into their 4 colors and put out 4 colors of glitter glue. I also put out glue sticks and scissors.
The kids cut up the sticky notes and glued them to a piece of white paper.
Then they added some glitter glue.
That was cool enough, but then in the afternoon I found some neon beads that were stashed away in one of my craft drawers. So I called the kids over 2 at a time to add some beads, if they wished.
They turned out great. Some kids made designs, others made pictures. I love this monster:
And this cute little bug:
And a truck:
This one reminds me of something from Where the Wild Things Are:
The abstract creations were awesome as well:

They all added a lot of color to our room!