Friday, June 10, 2011

Gettin' crafty wit it...

na na na na na na na nana
na na na na nana
gettin crafty wit it....

Hi! I am Katie.

I blog over at {The Lacy Family} where I talk about my family & the daily musings of our sometimes loco life.

When Molly asked me to guest post, I knew I wanted to do a craft. I have been "pinning" summer crafts on Pinterest to make with the kiddos & this was a great opportunity to make one. I loved the idea of homemade soap after seeing this picture.

Our soap turned out NOTHING like the picture. I followed the directions to a tee but it came out all wrong. Bad, bad, just very bad.

Not one to be easily discouraged, I forged on. I was determined to have a fun craft to make with my kiddos & to share with the lovely readers of The Fuschia News.

We attempted another recipe after I saw this picture-

How fun does that look?! Puffy soap in the bath would rock! When I saw the ketchup & mustard
containers in the $1 section at Target, I thought they would work GREAT for this craft.

Aw, ignorance is bliss.

Again, I followed the directions but the soap didn't break down to come out "puffy". Total bummer.

So before you think Molly has asked a craft-reject to guest blog, I DO have a craft I made this week to redeem myself.

My little sweetie, Addison, lost her first tooth this week so I made her a very simple pouch to put her tooth in. There is a little pocket on the front for her tooth & then a pouch for the Tooth Fairy to slip so cashola into.

This was my inspiration.

You start with a long rectangle piece of felt.

Put glue on half of it & fold over to create a pouch.

I made Addison one the other day & made the little pocket into a heart. I made a tooth for the one I made today. You could do anything though!

Put glue on the bottom half of your shape. I used felt glue that I bought at Hobby Lobby. Make sure there aren't any gaps when you put it on the pouch - you wouldn't want to lose the tooth!

Let it dry & voila`! You are done! We added some pom poms to ours since they were in our craft box but you could decorate it anyway you wanted to!

Pouch for $

Pocket for tooth!

Addy with her tooth pouches. It will be fun for her to keep them & pass them down to her kiddos!

Thanks for having me guest blog, Molly! I had a great time!

Stop by {The Lacy Family} & say hi! I'd love to hear from you!


Sarah Ann said...

This is a precious idea!!!

Polka said...

very cool and easy to make project :)

Johanson Family said...

I think this was a super cute craft!! Way to go! I usually fail when I try to recreate.. never am sure what goes wrong but how in the world do they do it?! I had a glass etching party at my house based off a tutorial online. IT DID NOT WORK. I was so embarrassed. It happens.. at least ya try! :)