Saturday, June 30, 2012

Butterfly Canvas Class

I am honored  to have been asked to design and teach a class at Scrapbooks Etc in Bonita Springs. Each week a different project will be taught at a 2 day kid's camp. For my week, July 10th-11th, I will be teaching a double canvas butterfly wall hanging. I used a variety of different techniques with this project but tried to keep it simple so the kids wouldn't feel overwhelmed while creating it. Here is the contact information for the store and picture of the project. Give Coleen a call if you would like more details about signing up.

Scrapbooks Etc.
3725 Bonita Beach Rd. #7
Bonita Springs, Fl. 34134

Butterfly Canvas Class
July 10th-11th

*Late afternoon childcare will be offered for an additional fee.*

Monday, June 11, 2012

Soap Expansion

I have seen this experiment online a few times and decided to try it with the kids. So we took the plunge and gave it a shot. I wasn't sure how I felt about sticking a bar of soap in my microwave but what could it hurt, it was after all soap and would just wipe out. Luckily, we didn't have any problems and it all turned out great. The kids loved watching the soap expand. For more information on the how and the why of the experiment visit this web site. I simply put the bar in the microwave, turned my rotating plate off, and set the time for 3 minutes. It only took about 2 of the minutes to complete. When the soap stopped expanding I turned the microwave off.

The kids loved it so much we did it again. The foamy mound is actually firm to the touch but will turn to crumbles when broken. The kids liked crumbling the soap.
NOTE: There is air inside the soap when you take it out of the microwave, allow the soap to cool for a few minutes before breaking it apart.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Charlie Chaplin

Alex had a birthday. Can't believe my baby boy is already 8. It is so bittersweet. For his birthday he received quite a bit of money. Of course he wanted to go to Game Stop to buy a new game but while at the mall I also talked him into going to the book store. Ok fine, I told him I was driving and that meant he had to go with me to the book store or he was walking home :) He found these cute mustaches at the book store and I had to snap a photo of my miniature Charlie Chaplin.