Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mini Easter Egg Earings

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and they had a pack of 24 mini easter eggs for 34 cents so I picked a bag up. Last night my 7 year old daughter had the "I'm bored" syndrome so I pulled the eggs out. I had been working on charms so all my jewelry stuff was laying on the dining room table so we came up with these mini easter egg earings that she could give to her teacher's for Easter. Here is how we did it:

Mini Easter Eggs

E6000 Glue

Earring findings

jump ring

and the long finding with the loop on the top(sorry not sure what that's called)

1.) unscrew all the the eggs

2.) glue around the rims of the bottom and press the top on it and let them dry(at this point you could poke a hole in the top of the egg and put the long finding down in the hole and curl it so it can't come out)

3.) poke a hole on top of the egg, you can use a drill or a ice pick like I did since I didn't want to run out and get the drill.

4.) place a dab of glue on the hole you made and place the long finding down in it.

5.) Let that part dry very well before going on to the next step

6.) Place a jump ring and an earing finding on the loop of the long finding and your ready to wear you new mini egg earings.

I plan on making a matching necklace and wearing mine to the Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter craft day at school. I hope you enjoy this fun and easy Boredom Buster craft.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

School Snack Idea for St. Patrick's Day

I've been scouring the internet trying to come up with a snack idea for my daughter's class for St. Patrick's Day. Last night, since I couldn't fall asleep an idea popped in my head (maybe Lucky the Leprechaun placed it in my mind...hehe) So here's the idea and it's so easy you still have time to make it for your favorite class.

To make you will need:

Lucky Charms Cereal

Lucky Coins(one for each student)

Bags to package the Cereal

Here is the note that Lucky will leave me in the morning on my counter top:

Dear ___________ Mom,

I know you worked hard on your snack but since this is Saint Patrick's Day I hope you will do a little leprechaun a big favor. I have left some snacks for your daughter's class on your counter top in the kitchen. I hope you will read the story I have left and delivery these snacks to Ms. ________'s class for me today instead of your snacks.

Thanks and happy St. Patty's Day,

Lucky the Leprechaun

Then I will attach the story to the box that hold the treats. Ms. _______ will read the following story to the children before handing out the snacks.

Every March Lucky the Leprechaun watches all the First grade classes in the world. He watches to see which classes pay the most attention, do their homework every night, and try hard to do their very best. On the Eve of Saint Patrick's Day Lucky packages up bags of his favorite snack, Lucky Charms, for the top ten well behaved classes. After he packages the snacks he delivers them to the parent that has snack day scheduled on Saint Patrick's Day so they can take to the top ten classes. In one set of snacks there are lucky coins hidden in the snacks. These special coins are located in the classroom that Lucky felt was the very best behaved. If you are receiving this snack that means Lucky thought you were one of the top ten First grade classes in the world. While eating your snack be very careful because you may have a Lucky coin hidden within it. If you do find a lucky coin give yourself a big pat on the back because that means you are Lucky's very special class for St. Patrick's Day 2010.

ENJOY and Happy St. Patrick's Day. Once I get these packaged I'll try and remember to post a picture.