Today I am linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics to tell about what I made this past week. She does a linky party every month for people to share about what they've made, whether it is for the home, classroom, or just for fun! It's a great way to see what other bloggers have been up to.
So this past week, this is what I created....
By BFF from high school broke her ankle about 2 weeks ago, and she had to have surgery to put a metal plate and some screws in there. We live many states away, so I made a care package for her with some books and this homemade journal. I plan on blogging about it, just haven't yet.
I used water color paper to make the flowers, then used some scrapbook paper to glue on the other side. I cut it down to the size I wanted, and used my cutting tool to score the fold. I then printed lined paper and cut it to size, scored it, and then my husband nailed 5 holes into the binding. I then used a big needle and some bakers twine in orange to stitch the binding closed using a saddle stitch. This video was a huge help. I then wrote in blue sharpie "You Are Loved" and "You are His". I love how it turned out, and I hope she does too.
I tutor a 2nd grader in art every Monday. He is very talented in art, but unfortunatly the elementary school doesn't teach art. Therefore, each Monday we work on some skills. We started a new project on Ton Schulten based on this lesson by Paintbrush Rocket. We are working with tempra paints, making tints and still covering simple shapes. It really is a great lesson for him. We aren't done yet, and I am hoping we will finish this coming Monday. This is my example I did before he came over. It was so nice to just do an art project. I've missed painting on a larger scale.
My daughter and I also painted outside using some watercolors I made about a week ago after finding an amazingly simple non-toxic recipe. The recipe comes from the blog Happy Hooligans ... and it was a good thing it was non toxic, because Sweet Pea started drinking that water going "mmmmm"! Crazy girl. We had a blast! Her art work is now hanging on the wall in her playroom, and she loves to point at it.
I also made an Easter sensory bin for her using all items from the Dollar Tree (I LOVE THAT PLACE!) And I only spent $5 on it! The bin has 2 green Easter basket filler bags , a stuffed rabbit, bunny shaped eggs, and carrot shaped eggs. The flowers I already had and I just stuck them in the grass. She loves to dig out the rabbit eggs and place them in a basket I already had. This sensory bin will stay up through Easter, and I might add/take away some items to it in the next month and a half.
The last thing I created this week was an entry into my Sweet Pea's Legacy Journal. This is Bible Art Journaling, but I just make sure that I am writing to her about what I want her to know. This artwork is based on 1 Corinthians 12 and 13, about gifts, the body, and love. I wrote a blog post about it here.
I absolutely LOVE doing these entries. I learn so much from studying the Word and reflecting on what it is that I truly want to write to her. It takes me awhile to finally do an entry, but once I actually sit down to make it, it doesn't take too long. It's the preparation for the entry that takes a while, but it is so worth it.
So that was my week! Whew! It is normally not that filled, but I count my blessings in the fact that I get to be able to create and have fun with my girl.
Be sure to go check out Tara's Link Up to get some more creative ideas from others!