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Monday
Sep172012

Stamped Fall Leaves

I tried this little project and really liked how it came out. I let my son choose his colors, so if you are a Fall purist, stick with the red, oranges, and yellows. I haven't decided how to display these as of yet. I might tie them on a string as a banner or just hang them on the wall. I keep going back and forth.

Supplies:

  • Stamp pads
  • White cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Leaves template
  • Towels to clean up the table

To Make Stamped Leaves:


1. Crumple white cardstock into small balls. Make sure there are a lot of creases.

2. Stamp down or rub stamp pads onto paper. We used two or three pads on each paper.

3. Print out and cut leaf images from the computer. I did a Google search for leaves and found two I really liked.

4. Trace leaves onto stamped paper and cut out.

5. Enjoy and decide how to display them!


Wednesday
Sep122012

Fall Bucket List Banner Repost

Fall is my favorite season by far! We are starting to feel the crisp air in the mornings and I feel invigorated and excited to celebrate. I pulled out my Fall Bucket List I made last year and thought I would reshare for those who may have missed it. I love this bucket list and the kids are so excited to start taking them down!

Fall Bucket List

We did it together as a family and my 1 and 3 year old were able to help.

You will need...

paper cutter

rafia

3 patterned and 3 solid cards tock that are complementary to each other

marker

clothes pins

Paper Crimper (at least I think that is what it is called!)

To make...

1. Using a paper cutter, cut out 3- 4 x 6 cards from each of the three patterned cardstock.

2. Cut out 3- 3 x 5 cards from each of the three solid cardstock.

3. Have the children ink the sides of each card.

4. Run each solid card through the paper crimper, paying attention to the grip, you can vary the amount of crimping.

Even Hannah had fun!

5. As a family, decide what activities you want to include on your bucket list. Write one on each card. A few of our activities include... hay ride and cider, carving pumpkins, playing in the leaves, visiting a few local events, and camping.

6. Have the children glue each written card onto one piece of patterned card.

7. Tie the ends of rafia together to make a "string" long enough for all the cards. Make sure you leave enough rafia at each end to hang up the list.

8. Lay the rafia string down on a table and place each card down along the bottom. Have the children attach the cards to the rafia with clothes pins.

9. Smile

10. Hang where all your visitors can see! As you complete each card, take it off and relish in the memories that you just created!!!


How exciting it is to be together as a family!


 

 

 

Wednesday
Sep072011

Theme Night: Falling into Fall Friday!

I'm starting Fall a bit earlier this year and I couldn't be more excited! We had a wonderful evening for our first Falling into Fall Friday. It was complete with an incredible apple crisp and creation of our Fall Bucket List. So many people do a bucket list for summer, but there are so many things I want to do during the Fall, I wanted to make sure we post everything we want to do. Maybe it's living in Pennsylvania, but Fall here is incredible.

First things first... the food. I found an incredible desert on allrecipes.com,  it's my favorite go to site. I did half the recipe, since we have a small family and one child who flat out refuses to even try it. It was so delicious, and we ate it so fast, I forgot to take a picture.

Apple Crisp II by Diane Kester

Ingredients:

10 cups apples, peeled and sliced

1 cup white sugar

1 T flour

1 t cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1 cup flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 t baking powder

1/4 t baking soda

1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Place the sliced apples in a 9 x 13 pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 T flour and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the apples. Pour water evenly over all.

3. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes (mine took longer)

I served it with ice cream and there were happy faces all around!

Next on the agenda... Fall Bucket List

I still need to figure out where to put it, but I loved how it turned out! We did it together as a family and my 1 and 3 year old were able to help.

You will need...

paper cutter

rafia

3 patterned and 3 solid cards tock that are complementary to each other

marker

clothes pins

Paper Crimper (at least I think that is what it is called!)

To make...

1. Using a paper cutter, cut out 3- 4 x 6 cards from each of the three patterned cardstock.

2. Cut out 3- 3 x 5 cards from each of the three solid cardstock.

3. Have the children ink the sides of each card.

4. Run each solid card through the paper crimper, paying attention to the grip, you can vary the amount of crimping.

Even Hannah had fun!

5. As a family, decide what activities you want to include on your bucket list. Write one on each card. A few of our activities include... hay ride and cider, carving pumpkins, playing in the leaves, visiting a few local events, and camping.

6. Have the children glue each written card onto one piece of patterned card.

7. Tie the ends of rafia together to make a "string" long enough for all the cards. Make sure you leave enough rafia at each end to hang up the list.

8. Lay the rafia string down on a table and place each card down along the bottom. Have the children attach the cards to the rafia with clothes pins.

9. Smile

10. Hang where all your visitors can see! As you complete each card, take it off and relish in the memories that you just created!!!


How exciting it is to be together as a family!


 

 

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