Friday, July 31, 2015

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Thrill Point List

As part of our Girl Scout activities this year, we are participating in a Not Bummer Summer challenge!  This challenge isn't just for Girl Scouts, it's for all kids!  

There are some super fun things for kids to do in this challenge too! And the best part is, they can have the fun of checking off all their points!

As you can see, the first two challenges are to read the book and watch the movie.  I will give you fair warning, I haven't read the book yet, but I have watched the movie...a few times.  From what I have observed, the Judy Moody character is really snotty and has quite the attitude.  These are all now things that Lucy is emulating.  So I wouldn't suggest watching the movie more than once.  Or at least be prepared for any possible behavior issues. Aside from that, this list has been super fun and Lucy is just LOVING checking off her Thrill Points!

So to get your own Thrill Point Challenge list, click here!

To see other book projects for this years Kids Summer Craft Camp, see below!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Animal Book Marks

A few years ago, my local craft store, Ben Franklin, had a free make and take day where you could make these fun little bookmarks.  They had this picture as an example of all the animals you could make.

They were so easy to make, and I even had some fun making up a few others!  

Paper cutter
Hole punch
2" paper punch
glue stick
colored paper
Scissors (not shown)
Sharpie (not shown)

Once you have your supplies, use your 2" punch and cut a bunch of circles out.

Select the color you want for your bookmarks and then cut those into rectangular strips.  I used one of my circles to measure how wide to make them.

Then using the picture above, pieced together a few animals!  The greatest part about this was when I started making them, Lucy wanted to make some too.  We got to discuss how by cutting a whole circle in half, you would then get two halves, and if you cut those in half you would get 4 quarters. So there was a little bit of math in there too.

When we were done cutting and making our animals, we used the sharpie to put add the details.

We made a bunch of these in Girl Scouts too for swaps that we sent to a troop in Florida!  They paired perfectly as we were working on our 3 Cheers for Animals Journey.

To see more fun book related projects, see the linkup below!  This year's Kids Summer Craft Camp is all about books!  So check out what's been going on!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Awesome Things Tuesday


This week's features:

Surf Board Table by Vintage, Paint and More
Vintage, Paint and more... thrift table painted like a surf board in beach colors

The Science Xylophone by Study at Home Mama
Kids Kitchen Science: Water Xylophone experiment - mixing water and science for a colourful sensory activity for kids!

Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!

Randi Sowders - Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations
Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars
Melanie Artz - Artzy Creations

We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorites links, not just the features!

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.
  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!
*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.