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Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Playdough & A Pumpkin Patch

Today was a rainy day here in Texas. The perfect time to make a batch of our favorite homemade playdough (you can find the recipe here). My toddler and I got creative and using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter cut out pumpkin shaped "cookies". We cut out funny faces out of black foam and used those to decorate the pumpkins. We then used a wooden box (lined with black foam) and made the perfect tabletop pumpkin patch. Later on she even brought out her dinosaurs and decided they should go pumpkin eating... I mean picking. With all these cute pumpkins we were inspired to read a couple sweet pumpkin-themed books. We love these: "A Pumpkin Prayer" by Amy Parker and "My Happy Pumpkin God's love shining through me" by Crystal Bowman.
 Hope this post inspires you to make some fall memories.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Free Cute Pumpkin Coloring Page

Thankful for all of God's blessings! Enjoy this free Pumpkin Themed coloring page.
You can download here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DIY Mini heart soaps - Create in me a clean heart Sunday School Lesson Craft

For the past weeks we've enjoyed using the "I love my Bible! Curriculum". This is a free resource that has been a tremendous blessing in our Sunday School class. Last week's lesson focused on "God's Word is a cleanser".

I wanted to give the kids something that would help them remember the lesson so I decided to make these fun DIY mini heart shaped soaps for them to take home and use!
They were super easy and cheap to make! 

Ivory Soap (From what I understand this is the only brand of soaps that works for this).
Food coloring

Parchment paper or microwave safe dinner plate
Bowl and spoon

Small heart shaped cookie cutter

This is what I did:
Place 1 bar or Ivory soap over the parchment paper or plate in the Microwave on high for 1 minute.
Take a peek, it's fun to see how the bar of soap transforms into this amazing fluffy cloud!
Take the "cloud" out of the microwave (careful, because it will be hot).
Let it cool down a minute or two, then place inside a big bowl. You could let your kids crumble the cloud into a fine dust, but I personally did not enjoy inhaling the fine soapy powder, so I did this part myself and outdoors with my mouth covered :)
Once you've made it into powder, you can start adding a few drops of water. A little at a time until you can form a uniform dough. Be careful, too much water can make a gooey mess that will be heart to roll. At this point you can also add a drop or two of your favorite food coloring.
 Roll the soap "dough" and cut out the hearts.
Allow them to dry overnight over a plate and you are done!

I've also included a free printable label that you can download here. The labels measure 4.25x2" approximately (when cut and folded). You can use these labels with the clear cello bags you find at crafts stores and even the dollar store.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cell Phone craft "I can talk to God" - Free Printable!

We made these with our preschool Sunday School group, BUT the Elementary grade kids were also begging to do this craft as well!
My two kids  have been playing with their pretend phone for about 3 weeks now!
We've enjoyed this craft so much that I thought it would be worth to share the printable.
I highly recommend you use old boxes to cut out the cell phone parts as it makes them sturdy enough for hours and hours of pretend play.
Hope it helps you make a your Sunday School craft even more memorable! This craft was used along with our Sunday School theme "God can hear me".
You can download the pattern here to make the cell phone, as well as the numbers and the little emoticon faces. Enjoy :)

Golden Rule - Free Printable

The Golden Rule:
"...Treat others as you want them to treat you". Matthew 7:12

This past weekend I used this along with the Good Samaritan Lesson.
Kids had a great time painting their golden ruler with the memory verse.
We used the Sargent Gold Tempera Paint. This craft was used with the Preschool and also with the Elementary grade group.
You can download the free printable here:

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Books of the Bible Sword Shaped Bookmark

We are learning the books of the Bible and I thought it'd be fun to make bookmarks with the shape of a sword! I created these patterns and are free for personal use! You can download the patterns here.
Craft Tip: We painted the back of the Pattern #2 with watercolors to create the rainbow. We then glued the smaller sword with the books of the Bible over the rainbow.
Have fun!