Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hungry Catapillar

Today Lexi Girl had a friend came over and right now Lexi loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar book.

I set up 2 projects for the girls and I took pictures of Lexi Girls finished project.

This is the first page of the book.        

It reads :

In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.

Theres dark blue construction paper, brown and green as well.
I cut a leaf from my Cricut machine in green as well.
Theres also safety scissors and Elmer's glue.
A blue crayon for the moons face, also a cupcake liner for the moons body. A white sparkly pomp pomp for the egg and a glue dot to attatch it because its just easier with the glue dot.

The is the second page of the book.

It reads :

One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.

I set out white paper, sand paper and yellow paper. Also cut some color full strips for the sun rays, and red crayon for the face. Glue and scissors. Punched out green papers for the body. A jar and red paint with paint brush. Google eyes, buttons, and pomp pomp's to choose for their eyes.  

Lexi Girls Finished First Page

Lexi Girls Finished Second Page

Our friend had to go home before we could continue, Shell be back tomorrow morning so we should finish the story or at least a couple more pages.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tasty Apple Salad!

Whip Cream

Add an equal amount of ingredients, cinnamon to tasted, I add extra apple because its my favorite. Its better to let it set overnight but at least 1 hour in fridge so the marshmallow's can get soft from the whipped cream.

 All the ingredient's
Layer of marshmallow's and peal and cut 2 apples (or more if you want)
 Grapes cut in half
 Lexi girl sprinkling the cinnamon
 lovely big mound of whip cream
Finished product

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mommy Its Hot OUT!

So I asked Lexi girl if she would like to Paint outside on the porch?  She said mommy we cant paint the porch, paint belongs on paper.  I told her i can make out door paint and then she said OK lets do it mommy!

Here's what you need!

Muffin tin or small containers (I used Miss Alivia's 2nd food baby containers, I have been saving them)
Paint brushes (the bigger the better, Dollar store had 3 different sizes for a dollar and you cant beat that)
Food coloring

I used 1 1/2 cups cornstarch and 1 1/2 cups water. The ratio can be changed just use equal cornstarch to water.  We measure 1/4 cup of water into each container and Lexi girl poured the water back into a bowl. I measure out the cornstarch and added it to the water. It was VERY thick and took a little to whisk it up. I put the cornstarch water mixture into a pitcher (easier to pour back into the containers). Lexi girl measure/squirted the food coloring into the containers and we mixed. Then go outside and have fun. But be sure to have a clean porch first. I had to do a quick porch sweep first.

 The set up. Those are the paint brushed I got at the dollar store.
 Lexi girl pouring water back into the mixing bow. Now i know how much water we will need next time.
 Mixing up the cornstarch and water and boy it was thick, it did get easier to mix.
 Poured into a glass measuring cup so that it would be easier to pour back into the containers.
 The tray below is just an old oven tray I don't really care about. Designated Lexi girl craft tray.
 Mixing and Squeezing.
 Dirty deck, I had to sweep up real quick and Lexi girl picked up her toys too.
 Really cool mom.
 Really wet and almost dry.
 I now know you need extra yellow coloring, it didn't turn out so bright like the other colors.
 Theres Lexi girl.
 Again yellow needs more coloring. but they dried like side walk chalk.
 Lexi girl taking a drink break.

So to recap. I know for brighter colors use more food coloring. Especially the YELLOW. Your hands turn colors but hey its food coloring. The paint does get thick at the bottom of the containers so you need to stir if you let it set for a bit.

This was a fun new experience for Lexi girl and me.