Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Bunnies Treats by a 3 Year Old - 2015

Maddie, my 3 year old dear daughter, and I made bunnies for her class Easter party. These are the cutest bunnies EVER and super easy! I found this idea on Pinterest and loved it instantly.

* 10" round tulle - found in the wedding section

* small clear elastic band
* 2 inch Styrofoam ball
* pink and white pom poms
* google eyes
* glue
* pink and white pipe cleaners
* M&Ms - Easter colors

To create:
1. Let 3 year old open all the items and separate one piece of tulle.
2. Let 3 year old grab handfuls of M&M's and dump in the middle of the tulle. Gather all the ends together and secure with the elastic band (let 3 year old stretch elastic band around tulle). Fluff the tail.
3. Pick up all the spilled M&M's.
4. Dot glue on the styrofoam ball and let 3 year old stick google eyes and pom poms as shown above.
5. Clean glue off 3 year old fingers.
6. Let glue dry - overnight as 3 year old attention space was over.
7. Cut (3) two pink pipe cleaners in lengths about 3". Let 3 year old fold pipe cleaners in half and stick (2) two in foam ball where the ears would be. Let 3 year old play with remaining pipe cleaner.
8. Cut (2) two white pipe cleaners in lengths about 4" and stick around the pink inner ear.
9. Cut white pipe cleaner 2-3" in length. Stick into the bottom of the head and let 3 year old stick the other end into the tulle ball.
10. Let 3 year old wobble the bobble head bunny.

If you are making more than one add additional step #11 below:
11. Let 3 year old use the bunnies to talk to one another as the family of fur-balls continue to grow!

Use longer lengths in steps 7 and 8 for longer ears.

17 little bunnies all together!

Even the back is super adorable!

I highly recommend this craft for the 3 year old in your life! Happy Easter!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Project Life - Week 52

Welcome to Project Life 2014! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to 3 year old Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins who has put together a wonderful kit to make this challenge easier.

I am using the digital kit on shutterfly. This digital version is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly Cobalt kit HERE. I will hopefully be posting my 2013 pages soon.

And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week) - 


Friday - Today is Christmas Eve. Grandma came over to bring Maddie her Christmas present - a drum set. She was so excited and played it non-stop for about an hour. This evening we went to Nana's to celebrate with her, Vanessa, Ashlyn and Jakob. Nana got all the kids scooters and helmets. They were super excited. The kids had a blast opening their presents and playing together. Mom had all kinds of yummy stuff to eat. It was a lovely evening. 

Thursday - Christmas morning. Maddie was super excited to see the bicycle that Santa brought her and her Buzz light year. It took her hours to open all the presents because she wanted to open and play with everything she unwrapped. She loved everything she got, even the clothes and sweatshirts. She was so thankful for everything saying, "thank you, thank you Mommy - it is just what I wanted!" I gave Juan a new grille and a John Deer hat. He gave me a Coach purse, a necklace, and a phone charger. Maddie was so excited to ride her bike that we had to go out as soon as we were done opening presents. She rode her bike and her scooter. This afternoon we played outside while Daddy put together his grill. Maddie had a blast using the box as her "house." Adam came over this afternoon and brought Maddie walkie talkies. Then Adam, Tiffany and Maddie played with her new play dough together.

Friday - Mrs. Siobhan came by to give Maddie a little Christmas present - a bead/necklace kit. She loved it and immediately made two necklaces. She really loves Siobhan, of course - so do we!

Saturday - We went to the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium today. It was pretty decent for being in a mall. There was quite a bit to see, including multiple touching pools and even a little climbing area for the kids. Maddie loves Aquariums and loved this one too.

Project Life - 2014 is complete! Now - I just need to get it in an album! :)