31 March 2011

Spring has Sprung

We have had the most random spring around here, 70 degree weather for a couple days, then back into the 30s for a few days. It even got up to 80 a week and a half ago, then this Sunday, we woke up to snow. But the flowers have started to bloom. So we made some flowers to decorate our house.

I found the tutorial here from DLTK.

Both my 5 year old and my 2 year old have loved this activity. I have made quite a few flowers myself, too! It has kept them busy for several days.

My husband took some to work, and now all of his coworkers want some, too. So we have our work cut out for us!

My son even drew some angry birds on one. :)

Happy Spring!

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07 March 2011

Jungle Birthday Party

For my son's 5th birthday, he wanted a tiger cake. So we went with a jungle theme for his birthday party.

I made his tiger cake. I am no cake decorating expert, but I thought it turned out pretty good.

It was even striped on the inside with 2 layers of yellow cake and 2 layers of chocolate cake.

We hung streamers for jungle vines.

It was my son's idea to make the big jungle trees. He helped me color them and made all the leaves all over the wall, too. The animal stickers are removable stickers from the dollar store.

As an activity for all the kids, I had prepped some paper plates with eyes cut out and had them make their own jungle animal mask. I thought they did such a good job, I had to share some of them. We had a house full of kids and they all had a lot of fun with this activity. Most of them made their mask by themselves.

We also played pin the tail on the tiger. I used the image here. I enlarged it as big as I could on my computer screen and then traced it. My son helped color the tiger and colored all the tails different colors.

(My husband was the silly one that put the tail on the tiger's nose. :) )

It was a fun jungle party for a happy five year old!

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03 March 2011

Yellow and Green Angry Birds

 Here is the Yellow Bird:

With a cute little tail in the back:

The pattern for the yellow bird can be found here.

And the Green Bird (or going backwards bird):

Find the pattern for the green bird here.

I have two more birds to make, but ran out of fabric and time before my son's birthday, so I gave him what I had done.

They were so cute all squished together in the box.

They were a great hit! Right when he opened the box he was excited they were angry birds. Both my boys have found their favorites and have had to sleep with them. They also used them to throw at each other. Good thing they are nice and soft! :) My son even told me he liked his cool angry birds. They will be lots of fun.

I am still going to make the last 2 birds, and probably a couple extra so both my sons can have their favorites. Hopefully it won't take me too long. I do have some craftiness from my son's birthday party that I will put up here soon. We are also in process of moving, so not too much other crafting is going on lately.

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