I created this with various Halloween supplies I had lying around ( bingo cards, stars, stickers, tags, boxes, ribbon, glittered trees, bells, plastic spiders, plastic skeletons) with the addition of some photos (both in color and black and white). When it comes together, it creates a fun decoration.
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halloween photo cubes
Another holiday, another excuse for photo cubes. Can you hear me singing “I just can’t get enough?”. You can see my other cubes here and here.
Halloween cube photo ideas:
pumpkin patch adventures
Halloween/ costume parties
spooky looking skies
Start by using 2″ square cubes from Michaels, JoAnn’s or even online. Cut various patterned Halloween paper into 2″ x 2″ squares. Find those precious October/ Halloween photos and cut into 2″ x 2″ squares. Adhere with Modge Podge or Aleene’s tacky glue using a foam brush. Finally, you have the perfect Halloween keepsake for a table or shelf.
thought provoking questions
Have you seen this book? A Question and Answer a Day for Kids- a three year journal
We started this book back in June and we have been having a blast with it. Every night (or almost every night) we pull out this book and ask Harry the question of the day. There is a question every day for 365 days and then it repeats for 3 years. I can’t wait to see how the answers change through the years. This book has prompted incredible conversations. And leaving it permanently on the dining room table allows us to not forget. Here are some of my favorite questions/responses (so far):
Q: Which three words do you like the sound of:
A: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolconiosis , slick and caramel
Q: ________is so funny.
A: My parents. They make silly mistakes that we can all laugh at together.
Q: Describe your pet or a pet you’d like to have:
A: brown, furry cat, Mainecoon. Small. Has some flecks of orange. Small and stays small with green eyes. Playful, energetic but always ready to snuggle and be petted.
Q: What song do you like to sing? Why?
A: Dynamite. It is a nice fitting song and it has been with me quite a while.
Q: Is there something you can’t stop thinking about? What is it?
A: Rainbow Loom – making my Chinese Dragon
We are having so much fun with this book, I am also thinking about this one for me, Q&A a Day: 5 Year Journal and this one for Patrick and I, Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People.
cubes – fourth of july style
Wondering what to do with all those Fourth of July photos? Cubes are a great way to go. These cubes incorporate Fourth Of July’s over several years.
You might also add photos of:
- details on bikes
You can pick up 2″ blocks at Michael’s, print some photos, find some red,white and blue paper, and adhere it all the blocks. Quick, easy and a fun decoration to add your summer decor.
Summer is here. School is out. It’s time to relax a little.
But with summer comes the “I’m bored.” Several years ago, I created a book/binder for my son filled with ideas, inspiration, how-to’s, anything that came to mind to stop the words “I’m bored” ever being uttered out of his precious mouth. The book was a huge success so I decided to update and expand it.
My goal was not to tell him what to do, but rather to inspire him to make, to do, to try, etc.
Here are some possible ideas to include:
1. Reminding them about toys/kits that are in their closet.
2. Pinterest has a wealth of ideas for projects/art – zentangles, cork art, recycled art, string art, paint techniques, duct tape creations, rainbow loom creatures, fuse beads
(perler beads) patterns, bubbles
3. Websites with great projects:
- King of Random on you tube – great science projects
4. Try new things – make a comic, play in Garage Band, Art Rage, Sketch Up, Scratch Programming, learn Adobe Photoshop, Khan Academy, Geocaching, learn coding at www.code.org, learn to play solitaire, Pokemon or Magic the Gathering, a random act of kindness
5. Learn – about an animal, a place you want to go, a time in history, Harry Potter spells
There are so many ideas you can put in a book like this – it is limitless.
Here is a little of what Harry’s Book of Summer Fun looks like:
Added tabs for items with more information or photos.
How to make a Zentangle. (doodling)
Something a little different with doodling.
Examples of what to do with old trash and broken branches.
Reminding my son about the cool stuff in his closet.
Yes, even Minecraft but with challenges!!
Admitting the embarrassing amount of corks my son insists on collecting.
Combining recycled objects and robots.
And here is Harry already creating from his new book. He has already admitted there is no way that there is enough time to create, discover, learn all the fun stuff in the next 3 months.