Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clothespin Caterpillar


We have a ton of clothespin that we never use so I thought they would be good to use in crafts for the boys.  I saw this idea on Somewhere in the Middle.  We made ours into magnets.  We put 2 small pieces of magnets which have adhesive on the back.  We should have used more magnets because they weren't very strong.  We made this craft when my nephew was over visiting.  The Clothespin Caterpillar pictured above was made by Hasan.  Bilal was not feeling well at the time so opted out.  I used this to hang Hasan's Napkin Man on the fridge.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Paper Bag Tree


Today Bilal made this Paper Bag Tree.  I found this on Pikadilly Charm.  It looked very simple to make.  Bilal loved twisting the brown paper bag to make the branches.  When he was done he wanted to add some red leaves to his tree.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Q-Tip Apple Tree


It has been a long time since I posted something on this much neglected blog.  Now that the winter holidays are here I need to keep the boys busy so I'm trying to get them to do some more arts and crafts.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Button Tree

Bilal's is on the left, Hasan's on the right.

While we were clearing out my parents place in March I came across my mom's tin box full of buttons...I knew they would be great for some crafts for the boys.  


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Toilet Paper Roll Snowman


Another snowman craft made my Hasan.  I saw this idea on Crafts By Amanda.  She also made children out of toilet paper rolls as well.  They looked so cute I had to get Hasan to make one of them.  I love her idea of how to make the earmuffs...very creative!  This was the first time Hasan used the hot glue gun.  Everything dried very quickly.  We didn't paint the toilet paper roll because I wanted to finish this craft in one sitting.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Styrofoam Snowman


Finally a post for this much neglected blog...I figure I'd better get this one up before winter is over.  I have another snowman craft coming up after this too!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Oil Pastel Butterfly


I bought Hasan some oil pastels a while ago and I've been lost on what to get him to do with them.  I'm surprised that I even bought them because oil pastels were my least favorite thing to do in school...they were so messy.  But now I have them so I should use them.  After some googling I came across this idea on ehow.com.