Archive for the ‘Crafts for Kids’ Category

cardboard box horse

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  9 Comments »

Zia and I jumped online to find some horsey crafts and activities this morning, and we ran across this tutorial.  Once she saw it and realized it was big enough to ride in, there was no turning back. We had a big lettuce box left from Saturday’s Costco run, and we found another box to cut […]

spring snows

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Our second May snowfall is upon us! The irises are perky–they seemed to expect the snow. Down in Boulder, all the irises have bloomed already…only a 20-minute drive away. Smart babies, to take your time. All the other new green things outside are bowed down under white blankets. But tucked inside, we’re warm, cozy, and […]

sewn trumpet

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

With a brother who plays in the school band, Zia decided she needed a trumpet of her own. She found the perfect one in Made to Play! We love that book–the projects are so simple and original. Would you have thought to invent a stuffed trumpet? Me neither. She picked out her fabric from my scrap […]

wanted: one big brother

Posted on March 31st, 2012 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

This week I’ve been keeping a very bored little girl busy during her brother’s spring break to NM. When she got tired of painting and drawing and reading books and watching nature movies, she asked to try finger knitting, then crocheting with a hook, and finally needlepoint on plastic canvas. After that she chopped up […]

happy first of spring!

Posted on March 20th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

Zia was really excited when I picked up this little birdhouse for her at Michael’s Crafts. She told Caleb it was going to be their special project together, which of course brought groans of delight from him. She did manage to get him to draw a face on the front. She colored the little house […]