Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Personalized Name Tags

Here's a fun and creative name tag to attach to any gifts you may be giving, plus, you'll have a nice little art project for the kiddies.

You'll Need:

3/4 c salt
3/4 c flour
1.5 tsp veg oil
1/4 c water
baking tray
wax/parchment paper
glitter (optional)
strips of wire (optional)
varnish (optional)

Add salt, flour, oil, and water in a large bowl and mix until combined.
Mixing with your hands can be more fun than using a spoon!
Roll out dough and use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes.
Cut a small length of wire and curve it into a "U" shape and press the side of your tag. If you don't have wire, you can use a paperclip as well. This piece of metal will provide you a place to tie a string so you can attach it to your gift.
Place the tags on a wax-lined baking sheet and  place into a oven preheated to 350 degrees.
Personalize your tag however you'd like, paint, glitter, varnish, etc.
If you have any leftover dough, put it in an air tight container and save for another day.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Backyard Scavenger Hunt!

Looking for a fun outdoor activity for your little ones? Try taking your children on a backyard scavenger hunt! This activity will require a little prework on your part.

First, eat 12 eggs and save the egg carton. :)

Next, grab your camera, go outside, and take pictures of 12 different items that your find in your backyard/neighborhood. Make sure these items are small and can fit in one of the hollows of the egg carton.

You'll need an empty egg carton and 12 pictures of items found in your backyard.

I pasted the 12 pictures onto a word doc and shrunk them so that the picture would fit inside the egg carton. Cut out the pictures and glue to the inside of the egg cartoon lid.

Hand the egg carton to your little one and let them go exploring!

And here is a completed scavenger hunt!