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Lilla a: Aktivitetstavla

Lilla a: Aktivitetstavla
Detta var egentligen tänkt som julklapp till L, men den hann inte bli färdig. Men nu är den äntligen klar! En aktivitetstavla med massor av knappar, bultar, beslag och roliga delar. L har redan bra finmotorik, och nu kan han träna ännu mer på att öppna och stänga, skruva och pricka rätt. Skivan är en 20 mm byggplywood, som är bra att skruva i, den är lackad en gång. Beslagen har jag samlat ihop av sådant vi hade, hittat och köpt till i verktygshandeln, onoff knapparna köpte jag i en elektronikbutik. An activityboard for L that did not get ready for Christmas, but now it is! The board is 20 mm cheap plywood, and the fittings are found in the stash, or bought at the hardware store, the onoff switches came from a electronic store. Related:  Activités pour ÉmileCrafts

Build a Flip Down Wall Art Desk This one has been a looooong time in the making. I first came up with the ideas of a wall mounted desk last Christmas when I thought having a fold down wrapping station with rolls of wrapping paper and ribbon all neatly lined up would be a perfect spot to wrap gifts. But after considering the weight and size of gifts, I decided to scrap the idea and went with the tool box gift wrap station. Building presents makes for large heavy gifts - you know what I'm talking about. Perfect for an Kid's Art Desk I don't know why it took me a year to realize a fold down desk with storage would work perfect as a kid's art desk. Tiny Space Solution We have this constant issue in our house of no where to color, paint and do simple crafts. Storage Too! But this desk, when closed, takes up NO floor space, and acts as a chalkboard for playing school. Easy Systems You know me, I'm all about creating easy systems in the home that make sense and minimize extra work. Mount at Any Height Easy to Use Christmas Gift?

Rag Quilt Letters & Numbers Tutorial These have become an instant hit in our house! My daughter just hasn’t stopped playing with them (she’s really getting into learning her abc’s and all now). And, my husband like that these don’t hurt his feet like the wooden alphabet blocks she normally will have scattered all around the house. I have many ideas for rag letters in the future. I am going to make a Merry Christmas banner with them for sure and maybe a Happy Birthday one. Here is the quick how to. What you need:-Letters to trace (Pattern Here Available for Download Now) (Made with batting in middle) Lower Case Pattern Now Available Here to Download! (Made with felt in middle) And lastly, the numbers pattern is available as well. (Made with interfacing in middle) -Scrap Fabrics for front -Fabric for back (I used vintage chenille) -Quilt batting (I used felt on the lower case letters to make it more stiff and interfacing on the numbers.) -Fabric pen -Sewing machine, scissors, etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8.

Arts and crafts How to Roast Vegetables Choosing Your Vegetables Some vegetables especially benefit from roasting, such as onions, potatoes, carrots, and other hearty root vegetables, but most vegetables will work. Green beans, broccoli, and other green-hue vegetables are less suited for roasting because they tend to turn olive green, and green beans shrivel before becoming tender. A real benefit to roasting is the ability to cook a combination of colorful vegetables, resulting in a full-flavor side dish or meatless entree. Use this chart of favorite roasting vegetables as a guide. Best Play Dough Ever Homemade playdough – If ever there was a quintessential DIY this is it! Parents and children have been happily cooking up this stuff at home for decades. Today our newest contributor Kaley is sharing her favorite play dough recipe using another kid classic: Jell-O (because it just wouldn’t be an MPMK post without some sort of twist). I think you’re going to love this recipe. What kid doesn’t love play dough? It’s super easy, inexpensive, and a perfect project for the kids to help with. You will need: white flour – 1 cupwarm water – 1 cupsalt – 2 tbspcream of tartar – 2 tbspcooking oil – 2 tbspJello – 1 3oz pack Click through for full instructions. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan. Even though it makes for a longer process and a lot more clean up, let the little ones do the measuring and mixing. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until it thickens into a ball of dough. This recipe makes a lot of play dough. Now let their little imaginations run wild. P.S.

Interlocking Cardboard Castle DIY OK friends, I've finally got everything together to share with you our latest cardboard + duct tape creative adventure (which is the perfect weekend project for you and your Littles). Presenting...our Interlocking Cardboard Play Castle! We are having SO much fun with this, you wouldn't even believe it. In fact I think I've found just thing to get me more engaged and on the floor playing with my Littles in their world. I'm not usually one to sit down and "play" with my kids. I typically help to facilitate their play and then let them go at it. Well I have to confess, I got a little obsessed with this one. To begin, I used sturdy cardboard (taken from an old Baby Lock sewing machine box) to cut out the basic interlocking shapes of my castle. I then cut out door frames from each wall, making sure they were large enough for the Littles play things (namely Playmobil characters) to fit in and out of. And now comes the fun part...decorating the castle walls with brightly colored duct tape!

Alphabet board This is what I have come up with since our fridge isn't magnetic. The kids LOVE IT! (yes, my kids are naked AGAIN). I got an alphabet poster for a teaching store and used rubber cement to paste it to the metal. The oil pan had a grease coating on it which came off with SimpleGreen. I didn't want to put (or try to put a hole in it for hanging) a hole in it so I use the 3M picture hanging velcro. Katherine cleaning Easy and fun DIY Aren't we always looking for a creative way to work on shapes and letters? I know I am! A little while ago I made my daughter this activity box and she fell in love with it. So I made one for her friend who is also working on letters and shapes these days. It turned out rather darling and I thought I would share it with you! Excuse the iPhone pic. In the photo above is a cute little pencil box that I decorated with stickers. Open it up and.... there are around 15 - 20 craft sticks in assorted colors. I placed Velcro circles at the end of each stick, on both sides. The sticks can be arranged to make letters... and shapes.... Such a simple concept, yet a great deal of fun. This idea was shared with me back in 2007 by the amazing Miss Gene. Happy Playing & Exploring! Please note (as stated in my disclaimer) that all activities on this blog are intended to be executed under adult supervision. We linked up with

19 Ways To Make Ribbon Flowers: {How-To Pretty ribbon flowers can be used to embellish all kinds of things such as tote bags, headbands, hair clips, shirts, brooches, scrapbooks and albums, gift toppers, etc. They can be made from assorted trims like organza, velvet, satin, grosgrain, pleated…you name it, there’s a flower you can make out of it! Here are over a dozen tutorials showing you how to make them including folded roses and ruffly flowers, enjoy! Ribbon Flower Tutorial: Simple method involving weaving thread through the ribbon and gathering it into a flower. Embellish with pretty buttons. No-Sew Rosette: Shows how to make a pretty flower using wired edge ribbon and a dab of hot glue. Pin: Another tutorial showing how to make a pretty flower using wire edged ribbon, folding and sewing. Pleated: Made with satin or grosgrain pleated ribbon, a bit of glue, a piece of chipboard and a button.