Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rock Lady Bug

Smooth oval shaped rock
Acrylic paints in red, black
Google eyes

First paint the lady bug red and let dry.

Paint a black line across the top 1/4th of the rock for the head.

Paint a line down the center of the body and a small triangle at the other end so that the red looks like wings.

Dot black dots onto the red area.

Glue 2 google eyes on .


Homemade Mod Podge (matte)

Fill jar half way up with white glue (like PVA)
Then fill jar up with water.
Shake Well.

This is a 50-50 mixture glue/water.

It will have a Matte finnish.

If you would like a Glossy finnish, add 1 Tablespoon of clear varnish.

Shake it!


DIY Homemade Glitter

There is always a time, place, and need for glitter! Why make a trip to the craft store when you can just make it at home?

Preheat the oven to 350. Place salt (table salt/sea salt) into a small bowl. Add drop of food coloring and mix with the salt. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet in one layer. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let cool, then transfer into a storage container for use.

This is incredibly cool.

Eggshell Flowerpots

Using eggshells as pots, your kids can grow a tiny garden right inside of an egg carton.

Plant seeds according to package instructions, and nestle planters in an egg carton on a sunny windowsill, where they can be watered easily. The first leaves to sprout will be the cotyledons or seed leaves, which supply nutrients to the young plant until the first true leaves (resembling those of the parent plant) appear. When plants have grown to about 3 inches and have at least two sets of true leaves, they are ready to be transplanted to the garden. (Remove them from the eggshells first.)

Big Bubbles

2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
6 cups water
3/4 cup ight corn syrup

Mix ingredients in bucket. Let settle 3 - 4 hours. Makes super big bubbles

Soap Crayons - Recipe 2

Do you have little ones who love to play in the bath? Here is how to make your own soap crayon that are perfect for those baths!

Mild powdered laundry soap
Food colouring
Ice cube trays or other small molds

Add about 1 cup of the powdered laundry soap to bowl. Slowly add water by the teaspoon until it becomes a thick liquid mixture. Stir well and begin adding food colouring until it is the colour you like. Pour into icecube trays or other small mold. Set in a sunny, dry spot for a few days to allow crayons to harden. When har d, remove from mold and use!

Test on your bathtub sides and walls before allowing your child to use them.

Soap Crayons - Recipe 1

1 cup soap flakes
2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoons cooking oil
Food colouring (strong colours)

Mix all the ingredients together making sure there is lots of colour, until it is a thick paste with no lumps. Roll into thick crayon like sticks. Leave for a fewdays to dry.