A couple weeks ago I was contacted to see if I'd like to review the book Project Kid by Amanda Kingloff. The book looked so charming and I was excited to check it out.
When the book arrived we immediately stopped everything we were doing and sat down to pour over each page and make plans to create things together.
Once we were done discussing each page, the kids looked through each page again, proclaiming all the fun things they wanted to make.
The projects are all simple, kid friendly, and mostly made with recyclables or everyday crafts you often have on hand.
She includes step-by-step directions and lots of beautiful, colorful pictures.
My son is especially fond of this robot bank and has been begging me to make it with him.
The other day I was looking through this book, when I was struck with inspiration for my little preschool class coming up. Our lesson topic was the city where we live. When I saw this darling art lesson on mosaics, I quickly thought up a plan to make our state into a mosaic.
First I drew an outline of our state.
Then I added glue and torn crepe paper.
It made for a lovely Mosaic. The bead represents where we live.
This project was simple enough for the kids to grasp, and they loved tearing and placing their torn papers.
Everyone stayed engaged and the results were so darling.
Here's how my 5 year old's (left) and 3 year old's (right) State Mosaics turned out. They were so great!
This book is really fantastic. I love the simple crafts, made with easy material, that the kids want to do.
For sure we'll be crafting from this book again soon.
You can pick up the book from Amazon here or from their website here.
** This book was generously gifted to me, but all opinions are my own.**
In a perfect world I would have written this post a month ago, so I could have had my new pattern all done and tested with plenty of time for the Easter sewing still ahead...but alas here we are.
I am Super excited to start testing on my new pattern
The Sweet Simple Dress sizes 0 - 4t!!!
The Sweet Simple Dress is meant to be just that-- Simple..but also really sweet.
The simple refers to the fact that there are no zippers or buttons. It has an elastic casing which slips easily over the head.
The Sweet refers to all the fun ways you can customize this dress. I have included many ways to customize it in the pattern, as well as a few ideas you could easily try, to change up the dress again and again.
Here you'll see this cute gathered flower on the left and a gathered tiered neckline on the right, both included in the pattern.
Here's a fun option for changing up the hem.
Single stitch with gathered hem or using a double needle.
The sleeves are kind of my favorite. They're super easy to make and really add that feminine touch. I don't know if there's a real name for it...but I'm calling it the pleated puffed sleeve (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?)
This simple dress is really easy and quick.
Perfect for a first sewing project or a quick afternoon sew.
If you're interested in being a pattern tester please fill out this form HERE.
I'll be contacting people by Monday, April 7th.
** Important: The sewing and testing will need to be done by Friday, April 18th**
Jenny Philips shares some great packets and even includes one in spanish.
Somewhat Simple shares this darling idea of Conference Cash, where she uses play cash as rewards for being reverent, listening, and being to answer questions about each talk. What child wouldn't love this?