Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crafts with Virginia

We have been keeping busy playing outside while the rain stays away for a few days. But during the rainy days we have been busy inside doing crafts. Last night I ran across this great craft blog called Kiwi Crate. I decided to try the watercolor resist painting with Virginia. 

Supplies:
Watercolor paints
Paper
Contact Paper
Scissors

Luckily I already had all the supplies in my craft room. I quickly googled fish and let Virginia pick her favorite picture. Then I printed the image and taped it to the contact paper to cut out. All I had was sketch paper so that is what I used. When we do this project again I would like to get some good watercolor paper. I carefully peeled off the contact paper and stuck it down to the paper. I found it best to peel part of the contact paper off and stick it slowly down to the paper. That way I could make sure there was no air bubbles. 


Next I got the watercolors set up and let Virginia go to town. I think she got a little confused at why her paint was not sticking to the fish. I told her to cover the whole page with paint and in the end there would be a surprise. Virginia is so silly, it took awhile to get her to paint the whole page. But after some pushing she got the whole page cover and then I carefully peeled up the contact paper and we were left with a beautiful fish painting. 

The craft was a hit and I think I would even like to do one myself in the future. Hopefully I will pick up some Ikea frames next time we are down there and hang some of Virginia's paintings up in the play room. 


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I have to say for the most part 2011 was great to us. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for my family and friends. Some things that I look forward too is the birth of my first nephew. Also getting to see Samantha and Virginia continue to grow up. 


This year I plan to start doing a letter of the week Tot School program with Virginia. We have been doing it off and on. But this year I plan to stick with it. Virginia enjoys all the games and I love watching her learn. I am going to try my hand at the 365 project again. 

My main goals, I won't say resolutions, are to keep on a better cleaning schedule. Also to try to create a family budget and stick to it. I have tons of projects and ideas in my head. Hopefully this year I will get my butt in gear and finish some. 

Here is to a great year and fun adventures! 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crafts with Virginia

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We have been keeping busy playing outside while the rain stays away for a few days. But during the rainy days we have been busy inside doing crafts. Last night I ran across this great craft blog called Kiwi Crate. I decided to try the watercolor resist painting with Virginia. 

Supplies:
Watercolor paints
Paper
Contact Paper
Scissors

Luckily I already had all the supplies in my craft room. I quickly googled fish and let Virginia pick her favorite picture. Then I printed the image and taped it to the contact paper to cut out. All I had was sketch paper so that is what I used. When we do this project again I would like to get some good watercolor paper. I carefully peeled off the contact paper and stuck it down to the paper. I found it best to peel part of the contact paper off and stick it slowly down to the paper. That way I could make sure there was no air bubbles. 


Next I got the watercolors set up and let Virginia go to town. I think she got a little confused at why her paint was not sticking to the fish. I told her to cover the whole page with paint and in the end there would be a surprise. Virginia is so silly, it took awhile to get her to paint the whole page. But after some pushing she got the whole page cover and then I carefully peeled up the contact paper and we were left with a beautiful fish painting. 

The craft was a hit and I think I would even like to do one myself in the future. Hopefully I will pick up some Ikea frames next time we are down there and hang some of Virginia's paintings up in the play room. 


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year! I have to say for the most part 2011 was great to us. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for my family and friends. Some things that I look forward too is the birth of my first nephew. Also getting to see Samantha and Virginia continue to grow up. 


This year I plan to start doing a letter of the week Tot School program with Virginia. We have been doing it off and on. But this year I plan to stick with it. Virginia enjoys all the games and I love watching her learn. I am going to try my hand at the 365 project again. 

My main goals, I won't say resolutions, are to keep on a better cleaning schedule. Also to try to create a family budget and stick to it. I have tons of projects and ideas in my head. Hopefully this year I will get my butt in gear and finish some. 

Here is to a great year and fun adventures!