How cute is Mackenzie wearing the one hair clip I made?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Activity Day girls got together with the Young Women to make the flowers for their hair. I was hoping it would give the Activity Day girls a chance to get to know the Young Women girls a little bit. They were paired off to work together. Each girl made 1 clip and 1 headband.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
We love our pudding pops!
And these are my favorite Popsicle things to make them, they are from Tupperware. They are so easy for the kids to hold, if you make ones that drip they drip into the mold piece that you click to the bottom when you eat the Popsicle (the green piece) and if the kids needs to put it down to go potty or whatever, they stand up.
If you didn't see my previous post in June, here's the recipe again...
Chocolate Pudding Pops
With a wire whisk, blend together 1 package of instant chocolate pudding (the magazine didn't list the size, I just used the smaller box), 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup cream, and 1/2 cup sugar. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Or, pour it into small plastic cups, cover each with aluminum foil, and insert a craft stick through the foil. Freeze and eat!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
For Activity Days we made these cute hair bows from felt! I made these to show the girls the week before what we were making and to have as examples. We actually didn't make the little one (the one I did in blue), we didn't have time. But I plan on doing that on another Wednesday night. They are super easy and fairly cheap to make. I found the idea on pinterest.
Click Here to go to the website with the tutorial on how to make them...
The elastic headbands I bought at the Dollar Tree a pack of 8 for a dollar! And the hair clips my sister in-law had given to me before she moved. The double prong ones I found were hard to find, but I was told you can buy them at a place where hair stylists can buy their things, like a store especially for hair and beauty.
I had read on another blog about using shelf liner to keep the hair bow from slipping. So I also picked up some of that up at the dollar store and cut into little pieces to be glued onto the bottom.
On the hair clips I didn't put ribbon on the bottom prongs because I wanted it to be able to slide through the hair. If you don't want to put ribbon on the hair clip you will at least need some felt to sandwich the top prong between to help the hot glue keep it together. If you just glue the metal clip to the flower, it will eventually come off. So by wrapping the ribbon all the way around the top prong (so the top prong is in between 2 pieces of ribbon, basically) and then gluing the ribbon to the flower, it will stay. Normally you'd want to use a color of ribbon that matches your flower because you can sometimes see the end of the metal clip. But I didn't know what color the girls would choose to make and ribbon is fairly expensive, so I just made up a bunch of clips with the white ribbon for them to use.
However, when I made some more felt flower clips after our activity I actually used a piece of felt to put over the part of the clip that you pinch with your fingers, because you can see that part when the flower is in your hair and the felt just helped it blend in, the ribbon kind of stood out.