Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Felt Fun

I made a few felt snowflakes and a snowman for Z last night.  The snowflakes could be a bit better, but it's kind of hard to cut through so many layers of felt!

I used some white, black, light brown, and orange felt to make up the snowman.  She can put him together however she likes on her felt board.  I might try for a few more accessories today; like a stripey scarf or a snow lady-friend.  :)  All in all, it took me less than 15 minutes to make these toys. (Let's hope the cats don't eat them!  They are suckers for all things felt; so far they've attacked a felt chipmunk, a cupcake, and my St. Lucia's Day crown!)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DIY Holiday Coloring Sheet

Our coloring station is in the entryway of our house.  It's a nice, big, flat area, and I tape old work posters of John's upside down to the floor for Zephyr to color on.  

Sometimes they rip,(like by the sled) but I just add some more tape and call it a day.

This is our current holiday one... I drew all the pictures with permanent marker, and labeled them.  :)  

The marker is nice because it doesn't smear or fade, despite coloring over it or walking on it.

I think it should last us at least a month!