Happy February and welcome back to the Thoughtful Spot! I'm so glad you've come to join us in sharing your great posts and discovering some new ones!
A year is like an eternity in the blogging world. It seems weird that it's been a whole year since we hosted the year-long Recycle & Create series, encourage reusing materials and frugal creativity. Now, Teach Me Mommy has picked up the slack and it's looking to be even bigger and better than before!
To kick it off we took the challenge of putting gift wrap to new use.
Last year at this time Kay was all about Frozen. I thought for sure that "Let It Go" song would never be out of my head. This year, her new love is My Little Ponies, specifically Rainbow Dash.
Her Christmas gifts were predominately Little Pony-themed, her birthday party will be all about the ponies, and so, of course, we'd have to have Valentines with those some ponies, too. Just as I was thinking, "Where would I buy them?" I thought to myself, "Or I could just make them!"
I've discovered a new hobby. Too bad it's only going to come in handy all of once a year!
I seem to like making Valentine card printables. Do you think there's any chance we can start a new St. Patrick's Day cards tradition? How about Flag Day? Aw, well. Guess I'll have to enjoy this holiday while it's here!
You know what I love about these Valentines (besides the free part)? It's that you can pair them with an inexpensive treat or just give them as they are!
Be the only one in the class giving out these clever Valentine's - just print and share! (Love that!) And since our school has a no-food rule, I kept an eye out for ones that were candy-free. Which one is your favorite?
Sure, Valentine's day is still a month away, but lots of great holiday ideas are already showing up on the linky!
Guess that makes it okay that I've made the Valentine cards for Kay to bring to school (Little Pony, of course!). Keep an eye out for a post with the printables!
My new thing lately is watercolors. I always avoided them and now I find it so relaxing to just paint.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to combine my new hobby with this month's process art challenge - stamps.
One group of skills that is so important for so many areas of success, both in school and in general life, are fine motor skills. Everything from writing to tying shoes, turning a page to zipping a zipper require the use of the small muscles in the fingers.
This is one crafty activity that's fun to do - and sneaks in a little fine motor practice too!
Who here among us doesn't make a mistake - or nine...every hour...at least? Yep, I forgot it was Monday (how could I possibly forget?!) and that's why this post is late! Oops!
So if you came by earlier, sorry about that!
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