Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Family Funtime - Body Outline Art Wall Decoration

This would be great to make for a Halloween decoration also! Design the outlines to look like a witch, ghost, monster, etc.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - Corn Necklace

Multi-colored corn (Indian Corn)

1. Remove the corn kernels from the cob.
2. Cover the kernels with water and let them soak for a few days. When they were nice and soft, we rinsed and dried them.
3. Thread a medium sized needle with embroidery thread.
4. Pierce each kernel with the needle and pull through to thread.  Complete with desired length of string.

As we worked with the corn, we talked about how each little kernel is a seed. That if we planted it and watered it, it would grow into a great big corn plant. We talked about how we cook corn, the different things we can do with corn. We talked about how people can grind the corn kernels into corn flour and make corn bread and corn tortillas.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Terra Cotta Pumpkins

  • Terra-cotta pots
  • Yellow craft paper
  • Mod-Podge Outdoor
  • Short, fat sticks

  1. For each one, invert a terra-cotta pot. Cut eyes, a nose, and a toothy grin out of yellow craft paper. Brush Mod-Podge Outdoor on the surface of the pot where you want the features to go and press them in place.
  2. To weatherproof your creation, apply a final coat to the entire pot. Finally, insert a short, fat stick into the hole for a stem.