This time of year is always so inspiring, the holidays are right around the corner and I feel like being creative and crafty. Since Thanksgiving is only two days away, we usually take a different approach to school. We put the everyday subjects on hold and do some random learning.
I had picked up this boxed set of videos a couple of weeks ago at Goodwill for $3 and I thought it would be a nice way to spend the day. Two of the girls are learning about early American and state history right know so it will be a good addition to their studies. The movies were better than I expected, the scenery and wildlife were beautiful and the narration was done well, also.
Even Lil' malcolm was enjoying the feature presentation.
While the kids were watching, I was sitting there with them hemming a couple of pairs of pants I had gotten at the GW the same time I found the tapes.
- I get so excited when I get to sew especially when I have all of this gorgeous thread, a present I got for my birthday from my mother. I used to only have a few colors or would just use natural for everything but it's alot of fun to be able to coordinate a project with the right color. It comes out much better in the end.
This is another little crafty project the girls and I have been working on, the inspiration comes from That Artist Woman, blog. I love Advent and Advent Calendars so when I saw this one, I decided to give it a try. There are 24 stars that go around Mary and a baby Jesus to put in her arms on Christmas day.
These will be gifts for my God-children to help them focus on the Holy season. It is a qiuick project that can be made with what you may already have at home.
- regular print or watercolor paper
- watercolor paints
- the template from " That Artist Woman" ( we changed the face, leaving it plain)
- purple and royal blue cardstock
- a glue stick
- a white out pen ( for the numbers) you could use white paint
- star stickers ( I wanted mine bigger to cover the #'s so I added cardstock) they can glue the stars to the calendar each day or just use the stickers
I hope everyone is enjoying some creative fun and learning before Thanksgiving.