Handprint Craft

Are you and your little genius ready for some fund crafting??? Well, check out this fun Cookie Monster and Elmo handprint craft. Special thanks to simple everyday mom for the amazing idea!

Supplies

How To Make Handprint Elmo & Cookie Monster:

Trace your child’s hand onto the red and blue paper. Cut them both out.

Trace Elmo’s nose onto the orange card stock and cut out. Trace Elmo’s mouth onto the black card stock and cut out. Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out 2 eyes from the black card stock.

Arrange the red handprint with the fingers pointing down. Assemble Elmo by gluing the white eyes from the template onto the top of the handprint.

Glue the 2 black circles onto the middle of the white eyes from the template.

Glue the orange nose onto the bottom of the eyes, with about 1/3 of the nose overlapping the eyes.

Trace Cookie Monster’s mouth onto the black card stock and cut out. Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out 2 eyes from the black card stock.

Assemble Cookie Monster’s eyes by gluing one black circle to the top left part of the white eye. Glue the other black circle to the bottom right part of the white eye. This will give Cookie his signature silly look.

Arrange the blue handprint with the fingers pointing down. Glue the completed eyes to the top of the handprint. Attach the smile with glue just beneath Cookie’s eyes.

You’re done!

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Wisdom Wednesdays

A little wisdom goes a long way. I have made it a habit to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit, so every Wednesday I would like to share with you some wisdom that has helped me. Enjoy

Today’s Quote:

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight “

Life can come at you so fast that you may feel as if you are losing control or being drowned by the experience, but I would like to encourage you to hold on. Take a deep breath and use this opportunity to ask God what you should be doing next. “ HELP” is a strong enough prayer when talking to God. Seek the right direction when the destination (as it often does) changes and watch God guide your mind and heart into the next step you should take.

Selah

Craft Time

Todays Craft: Felt Wreath

Simply tie strips of green felt around a wreath form to create this fluffy and fun holiday decor.

To make: Cut strips of two different shades of green felt. Tie strips around a wreath form. Attach small red ornaments throughout the wreath with hot glue. Loop a length of wide ribbon around the wreath to hang.

Balance

To everything, there is a season. I have a secret to tell you, NO PARENT HAS ALL OF THE ANSWERS ALL OF THE TIME. The true beauty of parenting is to learn how to balance your ideas and expectation for your home. If you have 10 things on your list to do. Categorize them by priority, then spread the list out through the week. You do not have to be super mom or super dad.

What your child needs from you is for you to be at peace in your heart and mind. The peace will allow you to accomplish the needed task and then have room to roll with all of the punches that come with parenting. When you are at peace, you set the foundation for your home life to also be at peace.

Selah

Wisdom Wednesday

A little wisdom goes a long way. I have made it a habit to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit, so every Wednesday I would like to share with you some wisdom that has helped me. Enjoy

Todays Quote is by Jim Rohn:

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. “

This is the season of giving, helping someone else will bring joy into your home and your spirit! While you are thinking of someone to help, don’t forget about people who seem to have it all. This has been a tough year for us all and no one is exempt from trials and tribulation. Extend a hand and show some love to people around you this season.

Selah

Something to make you smile:

Here is a quote to motivate and bring a smile to your face. Parenting can be hard, tune into this blog and find out possitive ways to keep life interesting and calm!

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself

-Joyce Maynard

Have you heard???

The latest and greatest in educational toys for children 3-5 years old is a toy called:

Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart, Talking ABC and 123s and Music Poster 

A colorful, attractive alphabet poster displayed in your home is a great way to introduce your child to the alphabet and numbers. It sets him off on letter and number recognition, which is the first step to building his reading and math skill. This electronic poster is even better, as it has an interactive feature that would make your child spend more time learning with it – pressing a button on a letter tells your child what letter it is, and what begins with that letter. It even plays kids songs (including the Alphabet song, of course) and has a quiz mode! A great addition to your child’s room – decorative, fun and educational.

Special thanks to raisesmartkid.com for the description!