10.07.2015

Fall Leaf Relief Painting

 One of my absolute favorite fall activities is driving up to the mountains and collecting beautiful leaves with my family.


This year we were lucky and found a few beautiful spots with loads of leaves!  We brought them home and decided to do this really simple craft, Fall Leaf Relief Painting!


Relief art projects are so great for little kids because they don't have to be exact or complicated.  All I did was stick a piece of tape on the back of the leaves and then let my kids mix red, yellow and orange paint to use all around the leaf.  


Of course, my 2-year old turned it into a finger (or whole hand;) painting project ;)


Once your paint is dry you just pull off the leaf and you are left with this beautiful outline in perfect fall colors!


I don't even know if anyone looks at this little blog anymore, but if you do thanks so much for stopping  by and have a fantastic fall day! :)



10.05.2015

General Conference Family Home Evening!

 
 Hello my long lost blogging friends!  I don't know about you, but I cannot remember a General Conference that I enjoyed and learned from as much as this one!  I want to keep the conference goodness going at our home, so I made up a simple matching game for my littles with some of my favorite quotes and who said them.


It is a true testament to how amazing conference was that it took me almost an hour just to narrow the fantastic quotes down to 8!




All you need to do is print out each page and cut out the squares.  Then flip them over and let your kids try and match up the conference quote with the speaker! (If you are not sure yourself, you might want to listen to some of these talks again! ;)


Then for a simple activity I thought it would be fun to print out some of these quotes and let my kids use watercolors to paint them.  I got the idea from Danielle at Blissful and Domestic...the woman is genius I tell you!  





Just right click on each quote, save to your computer, print, and then let your kids make some beautiful, inspiring art for your home!