Thursday, April 1, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
First start with a shoe box and cut a door/flap out of one side.
Everyone knows that a Leprechaun is attracted to shiny things. We used LOTS of sliver glitter and bright colored paper. I cut a piece of paper to be glued into the bottom of the shoe box and we cover it with glitter. You could use tin foil or just let your kids color the inside.
Get crazy in your decorating! I think the more the better for this particular craft! you can see we have used a lot of glitter... I think mirrors and stickers would be really fun too!
Then you will need to make the trap/maze part of it. I did not measure anything. I just eyeballed and cutout a bunch of pieces. *USE a HOT GLUE gun to put these pieces in. It was the easiest way for me to get it done! And it held up really well!
Then cover the top with plastic wrap so once his gets in he can't get out, and prop the door open with a toothpick.This is the Leprechaun's view... my son had a great idea to make an arrow to make sure he knew which way to get in!
Set it out and see what you can catch. We didn't get a pot of gold, but we did get some Pop Rocks and through out the day we kept find little gold coins. He even came in and got out while we were in the room! So build it well cause they are tricky little guys!
May the Luck of the Irish with you!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I got this board and painted it, I went with white.... Then picked up some of these wood clovers and painted them. I went with green...
cute! easy! fun!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
here is Baby Cookie's hair hearts....
Really easy, part the hair into two sections and pull as much hair as you want into pigtails. (not for maxim cuteness you will want to get it high on their head). Then use some kind of gel or palmaid (I use something similar by Garnier Fructis-Reshapble putty). You will want to make sure it is going to hold the little fly-aways in.
Get the little ponies wet but your 'gel' in, split them in half, and bend into a hear-shape. Secure with a tiny bobby pin until her hair is dry and you can then take the bobby pins out or leave them in depending on her hair (we took them out)
She had been crying because she couldn't get that little box open so her eyes are a little scary... but look at her hair and those adorable hearts!!! I put a little red ribbon around the elastic and I was done. It took longer to write this than it did to do the hair.
This is a really fun one- I have seen similar ideas on other blogs- If you need better "how-to" pictures let me know...