Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ice Day Boredom Buster: Repurpose a cardboard box!

Yesterday, while I was watching my Baylor Bears win their conference football championship (Sic 'em!), Sunshine (not so much a football fan) helped Punky repurpose a cardboard box.  This is the time of year we have boxes of all shapes and sizes coming in (we do a lot of Amazon-ing).  They got really creative and made Punky a new vehicle: the chocka rocket (I don't know how it got its name, I think it's just fun to say).  Complete with a dashboard, a windshield, buttons, pedals, and stop/go signs.  Love my crafty, creative kiddos!


Ice Day Boredom Buster: Homemade Ornaments

This week, our MOMS Club members and kiddos will visit a local nursing home to sing Christmas carols with the residents.  As a special token of love and to spread Christmas cheer, we are going to deliver handmade ornaments to each resident.  Today, my girlies and I made some cut paper wreaths to share.  They are so simple, used scrap paper, and ended up so cute!

The girls made 3-4 each, and then chose one to keep as their keepsake ornament this year.  On theirs, we will attach a wallet size "school photo" to personalize.  

Ice Day Boredom Buster: Painting ice!

Ahhh, north Texas winter.  What fun!  As I sit here on this third day being iced in, I'm incredibly thankful that my children (for the most part) enjoy togetherness.  My only regret is that my husband can't be home with us during our forced vacation from crazy schedules.

I'm also thankful that we stocked up on groceries and toilet paper, and that we have an overabundance of craft supplies.  :)

Until today, the girls have spent hours (off and on) outside, playing in the ice.  Ice isn't quite as much fun as a snow day, but if you get creative, the whole yard is your canvas!  My girlies located spray bottles, filled them with colored water, and painted the yard.  It's beautiful to see their colorful creations when I look out the window. (Shiver!)

PS...Sunshine didn't participate in the ice play, but I did convince her to go outside and take photos for me while I made lunch.  Thanks, Sunshine!

Punky & Alorah, bundled up and ready to go!

Belle paints the tree!

This is also good for Punky's fine motor muscles...squeeeeeeze that spray bottle!

Colorful ice!

Don't you dare!

Adding some color to the trampoline net.

And a few bouncing sprays!