Monday, February 13, 2012

Wrap up: Valentines & Sleepovers

Thursday we created Sarah's Peice de Resistaince....  her valentine box.  It didn't quite match my visions in my head, but it is her creation.  Who can stop a girl on a mission, who would want to! 
The matterials for our box: 
  • Small file box for photos (we bought ours at Micheals)
  • Assorted scrapbook paper in pretty colors and prints
  • Glitter--seriuosly can you have a kids craft without glitter?
  • Glue, lots of glue
  • Old paint brushes
  • Scissors
  • You might want stickers, dodads etc...  we also used some ribion.  But any embellishment you like would be great.
Now, you will be very very tempted to take over, but don't.  Help where needed and let them direct you as well.  It's their box.  If you want to create a fancy box, make one yourself, you can!

Now to some more fun and yummy goodness.  Chocolate covered oreos.....

Tomorrow we are going to a morning bird watching nature walk (we will talk more about that later) and then we are going to a Homeschool Valentine Party.  For the party we made dipped cookies in chocolate and worked together on our valentine cards.  The cookies were so easy, as you can tell since Sarah did a lot of them. 

How to make dipped Oreo cookies in chocolate:
  • One package of oreo cookies
  • 2 bags of Wilton Melt Chocolate (pick your 'flavor')
Melt chocolate per directions on bag and then dip the cookies in about half way 1 by 1.

See easy peasy. 

Friday night Sarah had her very first sleep over.  The girls had so much fun.  We started the evening with making a craft necklace, stringing wooden beads on to elastic.  Then we ventured into the kitchen and made our own pizzas.  It was so much fun.  I let the girls make their pizza however they wanted, I just supplied the ingredients.  They had so much fun piling everything on top and waiting for it to bake.  While we waited to the pizza we put in a movie and the girls finished the evening playing dress up.  They had more fun than any two girls every could have and I will now forever call them the Giggle Bug Duo. 

Coming up this week we will explore a new tool in our education arsenal. 

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