Make a Coloring Book With Your Photos

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Almost every day, I put a coloring page in the boys' workboxes.  How fun would it be for them to find a coloring page of someone they love?  (in this case, their doggy cousin-my brother's pup, Bentley)

I came across an old tutorial from fototiller for turning your photos into coloring pages in 3 photoshop steps.  Don't have photoshop?  Try their Corel Paint Shop Pro pdf tutorial.

Do you use workboxes?  What are some staple fun items you use?

Spice Jar Favors

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Our Life Group learned of a couple who for a long time thought they couldn't afford a wedding.  So we decided to give them one.  I took over the favors-because that's what I like to do:  take over things and make stuff.  :)

The bride works for Saltgrass Steakhouse here in Dallas.  
The wedding will also be catered by Saltgrass, so I figured their steak seasoning would make a perfectly fine favor.  
What do you think?  Think the bride will agree? 

I ordered the labels here and the bottles here.  
The seasoning I got right from Saltgrass, where it truly pays to know people.  

Sunday's the big day!  What are your weekend plans?

Christ Centered Easter Crafts

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Have you noticed all the eggs?  I honestly don't know how the egg and bunny tradition started, but I found some cool true Easter crafts and thought I'd share:
Tomb and Garden Rock Garden at Impress Your Kids
Empty Tomb Resurrection Rolls at tsj photogrpahy
Free Easter Lapbook link via Molding Minds Homeschool 
Paint Chip Easter Garland at Modern Parents Messy Kids--yes, i know, totally not a Christ-centered craft-it's even an egg craft, but i loved it. 

Are you making anything special for Easter?

Block Prints with Soap

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Block prints are a really cool way to teach positive and negative images and relief.  And using soap makes for a kid-friendly and cheap art project.

I'm blogging over at Homegrown Mom today, with an easy soap block tutorial-please stop by.  If you've never read Homegrown Mom, here are a few of my favorite posts:

Hope you're having a beautiful week!