April 28, 2014
You know those individual cheese covered in wax, right?
I was just tossing the wax part out till my daughter insisted making a candle out of it.
She was fiddling the wax in her warm hands for a while - which made the wax to soften - and she shaped it into a stick. She asked me to put a wick in it so I just gave her a cotton thread & we wrapped it in the wax. Both my husband & I didn't think it would burn properly, so we placed it on the table as a centerpiece and forgot about the candle for a while.
One night, when my daughter's friend & my friend came over for a dessert, they complimented her creation & we gave it a try: It worked!!! Just like a normal candle. Pretty genius - she turned what we usually throw away into an useful object.
You never can underestimate the little ones' flexible thinking & creativity.
April 27, 2014
April 20, 2014
My peaceful Sunday-afternoon-nap ended with my daughter's "Mama. I want to do something. I want to make an Easter craft." I mumbled back something like I was Japanese and I had nothing to do with this celebration, but it didn't work. I had to get my lazy ass up to fullfill this little creative soul.
We got to work & this is what we came up with:
I've never dyed an egg in my life, but actually it was fun. This link was handy.
All I needed (note to myself):
1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon vinegar
drops of food colors (amount depends on how saturated you want the color to be.)
Dip the eggs in the solution for up to 5 minutes & you are done. We used tapes to make marks on the eggs & used a china marker to draw on it.
Kiliko had the box made weeks ago, so all we did was fill it with shredded colored paper, eggs, chick-shaped flashlight and paper hen upon her request. Kiliko had fun cranking the mini shredder I had.
|She was satisfied & went off to watch Frozen (again).|
|Love this smily face she drew.|
April 11, 2014
|New products - soon in my shop.|
Getting ready for my class this Thursday! I cut out lots of samples. This time, we are trying "Monkiri-gata", a type of pape...
Last time I went home, I learned how to crochet from my 90-year-old grandmother, mainly because I wanted to try making those crochet dish-sc...