Apr 16, 2012

Fire King treasure

I purchased a treasure on E-bay as a feast for my eyes as I bake for my boys. 
It is a Fire King Jadeite batter bowl. 
It was less than $10.
I put her to work immediately!!  Oldest had a baseball game Friday night so I baked him some mini blueberry muffins for his lil snack as he was resting up to go back to get ready.  He gobbled them up!

At Pre-K we have a unit on Pets for 2 weeks.  My Momma donated some yarn to our school and I came up with this cool art for the kids.  My lil 3 yr. olds can spell C..A...T!!  And we got a laugh at the mess our cat made on our papers. (;
We used 3 marbles to make our messy background like the cat had strung the yarn all over
This is what marble painting looks like. 
You dab random spots on the sheet and let the child gently rock the box back and forth until they feel it is finished.

We then placed our kitty and the ball of yarn. 
I cut out fleshy pink letters like a kitty nose. 
Sit to dry for a while...

Well, then....kitty needs a bath now. 
This is our sensory table.  I love coming up with what to put in here!!! 
I mean...Iwake up at night with brainstorms about it.  lol
This is pink packing peanuts from a shipment of e-bay goodies. 
I saw them as pink bubble bath for our pets. 
They had a blast giving their pets baths.

Denise Marie

Apr 4, 2012

sink cabinet

We finished the sink cabinet for my classroom.  At Big Lots this past week, I found the only roll of contact paper in the store with kitchie, retro strawberries and snagged it up for the 3 year olds viewing pleasure. :D

I scoured my Hancock Fabrics for something that had bright, cheery and playful fabric...I think I found it...what do you think? lol  I will beg my Momma to help me make tie back panels for the front of the cabinet and maybe a kitchie towel too.  We have kinda a froggie thing going in our room.  And...we sing a song about the 5 lil river frogs floating on the river logs.

Can you remember the before of the stove and sink?  The faucet was birch, black and olden metal.  When I saw this bright silver can I knew I'd use it but it finally hit me to have the whole piece go silver and I think we nailed it.  I retired my shelf liner that got me thru 1/2 the school year.  I love it still.  It is on their shelves that are in the living center still.

 I love the way the faucet turned out.  And, check out the towel ring.  I looked over yesterday and the lil rascals had stuck a potted flower in that ring. lol  The living center changes every 2 weeks into a Dino bone lab...insect science lab, flower shop, pet grooming area...who knows.  They LOVE it!!
Every morning that they arrive they run to the living center to discover our newest set-up.  It is always a big hit.  This was a very rewarding effort for Hubby and I to under-take.

I am in the throws of preparing my own dining room for Easter Supper.  Pics soon.