Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gwen's Platypus

Miss Gwen has been taking a pottery class and has been having a lot of fun learning about sculpting clay, using the pottery wheel and glazing pieces. This week she brought home one of her first creations a clay platypus. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Say hello to Sunshine and Buttercup

My Dad brought us two new bantam hens this weekend from a swap meet he attended recently. The girls named them Sunshine and Buttercup (Buttercup is the blackish one in case you were wondering LOL). So now we once again have fresh (although tiny) eggs! Yay! :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More Sock Animals

The girls have been having so much fun digging through their sock drawers and turning all the mismatched odd socks that no longer have mates into stuffed sock animals. Raven made Ella a sock octopus which Ella decided she needed hair, a hat, and a scarf and set out to make the octopus a bright orange wig made out of pipe cleaners. lol Raven made a brown puppy and Ella also made a purple cat (also with a wig). lmbo

Soap Making

Raven's best friend spent the night and today they wanted a craft to do. So we decided to make soap using melt and pour glycerin. It's super easy to do. Just lightly oil the soap molds with a little bit of vegetable oil. Then melt the blocks of clear glycerin in a microwave safe glass bowl covered loosely with plastic wrap for about a minute or until all the soap is melted but not boiling. Add color and fragrance drops if desired. Stir and then pour the glycerin into the greased soap molds. Let them cool and harden for about 2 hours or until set and then remove from the molds and voila you have soap! :)

They made sunflower, sun, and bee shaped soaps.We only had a few molds and more glycerin than we had molds, so we used a few silicone muffin cups to make "Reese" cup shaped soaps as well. They turned out really cute. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sock Bunnies

Today we made sock bunnies at our friend Karen's house. She found the idea online at Family Fun. (You can click the Family Fun link for complete "how to" directions). We used stuffing in our bunnies rather than the dried lentils it suggested to make our bunnies softer and cuddlier. The girls had so much fun making their Easter sock bunnies and they turned out really cute. :)