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Deep Sea Fishing Game

Posted on | January 15, 2017 | No Comments

Lately, Eve has been going a bit stir-crazy.

She’s not the only one going a bit bonkers.

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Hey! I know that fish!

Why am I showing you felt fish?

Because they are making my afternoon a little less crazy today.

And all it took was:

  • Felt of various colors
  • Scissors
  • Magnetized hematite beads
  • Hot glue sticks& Glue gun

I looked up some of the animals from one of Eve’s favorite shows (Octonauts. That would be Octonauts. Also, Finding Nemo.)

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Here’s a few of the felt aquarium buddies:

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Manta Ray, Blue eels, Jellyfish

The process is pretty simple.

You cut the felt into a shape that looks like the fish you want. (See the red ones? No specific species there, but definitely a big hit. Blue “eels” were also VERY simple.) If you want some patterns, I like to look up coloring pages of the shape you’re trying to imitate. You can even pin the paper to your felt to cut it out, if you want.

After the fish are cut out, heat up your glue gun! This next part is a snap. Just a dot of glue, and a bead, dot of glue, and a bead. (For the squid, jellyfish, manta ray, etc: they got 2 eyes, because they looked like their faces were in a frontal view.)

Fashion a “fishing pole”:

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A dowel, some yarn, and the hook from a command hook. Ta-da!

Toddler Tuesday: Balloon Drums

Posted on | October 6, 2015 | No Comments

This morning, our breakfast was interrupted by the local marching band heading along their parade route.

Why? Not a clue. But the drum line was so exciting to Eve, that I got an idea…

Little drums!

Little drums!

I know I did this as a kid. Balloon drums, and rubber band guitars. (Which may happen later. For now, the drums are enough.)

To do it, you start with a couple things:

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future drums.

  1. As many containers as you want drums (2 flowerpots=2 drums). It can be flowerpots, half an old water bottle, jars, cups, etc….
  2. Balloons. (If you want this to last for a while, have some back up. I’ve already replaced the balloons on the drums in the pictures once today.)
  3. Scissors.

To make them, you just cut the neck off the balloons. Not too much, but just cut the rectangle of the neck off of the circle of the balloon.

Riiiight there.

Riiiight there.

After that, simply stretch the balloon over your containers/pots and enjoy! For our second round, Eve insisted on putting a few things inside before they were shut. It makes it easier for smaller kids to make a satisfying noise. I’d recommend a pebble, marble, or other small object, preferably made of metal, glass, or stone. (Why? Because those materials sound nicest.)

...probably best to keep this away from the babies. Hi, Robbie!

…probably best to keep this away from the babies. Hi, Robbie!

 

I’m featured on Skip to My Lou!

Posted on | November 14, 2014 | No Comments

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Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing the pattern for my Cuddlebug Scoodie, perfect for holiday gift giving to your favorite toddler. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas…….

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I’ve posted my pattern for a new project, the Cuddlebug Scoodie, over on Skip to My Lou. So, just click this link, or the picture below to see the pattern!

click here to see the pattern!

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    I'm Bonnie, a newlywed stretching our finances through crafting. This is a blog about my crafts, cooking, and works of art, like sculpting, collage, or painting. I crochet, do macrame, bake/ cook food (though I prefer desserts!) and make candy, as well as sew, weave, and anything else I can get my hands on.
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