My daughter Tiffany age 6 is still loving sharing in my blogging experience. She came across a problem in her church class, the teacher would ask the kids to turn to the page they left off at from the last class they attended and no one could remember what page they were on. Tiffany solution to the problem was to make a bookmark for all the kids in class. She says, “This way we will know where we left off and we won’t have to wait for everyone to find the page we are on.” Here is Tiffany’s step by step on how to make a Bookmark.
First my Mom took a picture of the cover of the book and edited it in photo shop. She printed it out. She helped me cut it.
We cut the blue paper so it would fit in our book.
Glue the We Believe paper on the blue paper.
Then we punched holes in the top of the blue paper.
We cut the ribbon.
We folded the ribbon and put it through the holes.
Then, pull the ribbon throw the hoop.
The We Believe bookmarks are finished.
Once again, Tiffany did a great job at executing this craft. She is getting better at explaining and checking her spelling. Yes, she has a few errors but I love leaving it in her own verbiage and spelling to see her growth. Tiffany thanks for posting. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
My girls had so much fun making Pom Pom Creatures that they thought it would be fun to have something for them to ride on. We searched through our craft supplies and came up with the idea to make little Paper Skateboards for them to hang out on.
When we collected the supplies we came up with:
- Paper Straws
- Card Stock
- Plastic Beads
First, you need to cut the card stock into the shape of a skateboard.
Next, we placed two beads on the straw. Then slide the first bead down the straw far enough that you can place the paper skateboard you just cut out in between the beads.
Then, make sure the end bead is aligned up with the end of the straw and then cut the straw on the outside of the opposite bead.
Next, we glued the bead to the straw.
We then, added a little glue to the straw and placed the Paper Skateboard on the straw.
Our finished Paper Skateboard with their new owners.
The girls are having a blast with these little creatures. If you would like to check out how to make one just click on the link, Pom Pom Creatures.
Living in Orange County California, we don’t seem to get a lot of rain storms. We have light rain here and there but the heavy rain seem to be few and far between. We had our 1st storm of the year and the girls were going nuts, having to stay inside. After the first big down pour I told the girls go ahead get your rain boots, jackets and umbrellas and head outside. Why not, water can’t hurt them, Right. The girls were so excited about the water in gutters that I suggested they use leave and watch them float away. This lead to heading inside to make Paper Boats to have Boat Races.
The first thing we did was get some paper, we used card stock because it’s a little thicker. The paper needs to be a rectangle so we had to cut a little off of our cards stock.
This is a picture of the girls trying to make there own Paper Boats before mom stepped into help. So fun!
First, fold the paper in half.
Fold the corners in leaving about and inch on the bottom.
Now, fold the inch strip on the bottom up and then flip over and fold the other side up.
Then, open the paper up. It should look like a hat now.
Once, you opened it up to look like a hat, match the points together to make a diamond shape. Then, fold the overlapping corners in.
Now, this was a little tricky, you have to fold the sides up and press down on the inside to form the boat.
Here you have it the four little Paper Boats we folded.
The girls decided the boats needed some decorations! Dad thought they needed names.
The Boat Races were a huge Success!
The girls cheered and cheered as we placed the boat in the water multiple times. In the end we named the Eliminator the overall winner of the Boat Races!
It has been a busy week preparing my daughter Soft Ball team for Opening Day and the first game of the season. I thought I would do a round up of the fun items that I made. It is amazing what you can make at home for a minimal cost that will make the little ones feel so special and loved. I have the honor to be Team Mom to the Black Diamonds so making them feel special is my main goal of the season. Black Diamonds was chosen by the girls for our team name and it couldn’t be more fitting for this group. The girls eyes lit up when I handed them their Team Pennant with their names on them. The smiles grow bigger as I decked them out in beaded necklaces and gold and black diamond Tiaras. They were full of team spirit by the time I handed each a Pom-Pom. These precious little ones were ready to bolt out chants and cheers to make the Black Diamond name be known.
Here is a quick list and link for the above pictured items:
DIY Personalized Team Sports Pennants….Great way for the girls names to be noticed!
Curling Ribbon & Duct Tape Pom-Poms…. Fun to cheer with!
Sport Baskets….Help to keep the team organized at the game!
A few pictures from the Opening Days Ceremonies. The girls had such a great time. Their outfits where outstanding and they rocked the team cheer!
Good Luck on your season Black Diamonds! Remember, a Diamond is a girls best friend whether it’s the diamond on the field or diamond on your finger!