Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Turkey Plate

Biggs made a turkey handprint plate for the Thanksgiving holiday. I love making these plates. When Biggs was a baby we made several different plates and they make great keepsakes. The 99 cent store has clear glass plates and they are perfect for personalized gifts and decorations. You can paint whatever you want on the back of the plate and then spray it with a clear sealer and you have a perfect gift! For the turkey plate Biggs got his hand painted and stuck it on, when it dried he painted the background gold and tada!!! A perfect centerpiece or plate for our pumpkin bread (pumpkin bread coming soon...)!

Oh my goodness, doesn't he look like the new lil beanie babies with the big eyes? So cute! 

Giving Thanks 2014

Letters "K" & "L"

This week we added two more letters to our letter wall, K and L!

K is for key! We have lots of spare keys around so we dipped them in paint and stamped the paper, cut it in the shape of the letter K and glue it on paper!

L is for lint! Biggs had so much fun breaking up the lint and gluing it on our paper.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bottle Turkeys

Hello, it's been a while since we have posted a project and will probably be a bit slow as I'm entering my last month of pregnancy and just feeling ready to pop! Lol!

The last couple of days we have been working on the cutest little turkeys! I used some glass bottles that I had saved (they were coffee drinks, but I've seen milk bottles at the craft store that would work too) some paint, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. It's really easy but takes time for paint and glue to dry, so it goes...
Paint the outside of the bottle...

Once dry, pour on the glue.

I let Biggs bend the pipe cleaners (good for fine motor skills) and glue them on.

Googly eyes on and beaks...

Tada!!! They turned out so so cute!

We also started our "Thankful Pumpkins" we wrote down some of the things we are thankful for and hung them up around the house. As the days go by we will think of more things we are thankful for and add more pumpkins so by thanksgiving we can read them to each other and be grateful!
Biggs was so cute, his said that he is thankful for "making play dough", "playing with toys", "drinking water", "playing piano", and my favorite "for my friends, Alej, Leandro and Lauren"! So sweet. Can't wait to see what else he comes up with as the month goes on.