Don’t Blink!! It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, especially if your ambitions are this big. Check out this incredible build by HalloweenForum poster MacabreRob. He built not one, but TWO weeping angels (of Doctor Who fame), and describes the entire process – from building the body, to molding the face. LOVE it… I was thinking what a cool project building an angel would be, but I don’t think I’m up for anything quite this intense for our halloween decor. Maybe we could figure out some way to fake this? Any ideas ? :) [More Halloween]
So my 7 yr old came home the other day from camp and was like “Mom, we’ve got to go do this experiment, it’s so cool!” And it WAS pretty darn cool, so I thought I’d share it with you guys! These are his instructions, and he did the experiment and showed it to me: You’ll need 3 jars. Fill the first one 1/2 full with water (room temperature), second one 1/2 full with oil, and the third 1/4 full with water and 1/4 full with oil. Then take food coloring, and put a few drops in the first jar, and stir. … [ KEEP READING ]
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How to Make a Paper Graduation Cap This one makes total sense, since it’s June and we’ve just had Graduation season going on. … [ KEEP READING ]
You do try to trap a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s day, right? To get his pot of gold? Every year someone asks me about leprechan traps, and every year I have to go through my old stuff and see what I can remember… So here are some resources!
- I first heard about Leprechaun traps a few years ago when we used to get Family Fun mag. Here are their ideas..very kid friendly to make.
- Not Martha’s awesome Leprechaun trap CAKE! (pictured) There’s a rainbow inside!
- Geeky and fun to build Leprechan traps at Wired.
- Here’s the whole process of catching a leprechaun at Raising Southwells
- Another roundup of trap ideas at How Does She.
Want to be clever and romantic for Vday? How to make all kinds of roses–out of all kinds of things– just in time for Valentine’s Day! Following are tutorials for crafty rose making, as well as some edible versions (Like these roses, from BACON?) Crafty Goodness:
- Make roses out of Maple Leaves
- Duct Tape Roses
- A valentines wreath with Spiral Roses
- and Another Rose Paper Wreath
- Water color Paper Roses
- Coffee Filter Roses
- Fabric Roses
- Crepe Paper Roses
- Book Page Roses
- Felt Roses in a cute pot!