What I Have Been Up to…and some ideas!

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Here is an easy and cheap craft to do for Holiday Gifts…got this one from my son’s teacher a couple of years ago.  They took plain, white tile and broke it up into medium size pieces
(gently in a bag with a hammer..it is cheap- and
sometimes stores will even give you ones that are already broken for free!) 
Then they let the kids use their thumb print to “dot” the tile…added the details with a Sharpie…hot glued a ribbon loop to the back and a puff ball for the nose, googly eyes… and Voila!
Cute keepsake, right?  
We made the snowglobe Bulletin Board found on Deanna Jump’s blog…love it.  I changed the writing paper copy to describe with  their senses what it would be like to be in a snowglobe. 

A hint for all your snowman/Christmas art projects: Glitter SPRAY!  Easy to use and dries to look great!  I used it on the snowglobes…and my elves this year.  You’ll love it!
 Like the glitter all over my thumb-?? (no extra charge for that!!) lol

and just one more little observation…have you seen the new happy meal fries??  Using the crayon for scale, here is a picture.  Now I know we have to be more healthy, especially with our kids.  BUT…this resembles “toy size fries”..and if they are this small…HOW CAN I SNEAK A FEW OF THEM OUT BEFORE I GET HOME???  I mean, the kids will know!!  I eat three and that’s half the pack!!!  lol
I mean, I guess I could live without stealing their fries.  (maybe)


  1. The snow globes are great. I am going to use them with some blend activities I am doing in the next few weeks with help from the Grinch. Thank you so much for sharing! I love your blog.

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  2. Good Golly! Just found your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ideas!! Thanks sooo much for sharing / re-sharing the snow globe idea!! We make snow globes but these are WAY cuter!! Did you dot white paint on them too!? CUTE CUTE CUTE!

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  3. Hi everyone! Thank you for all your kind words!! =) I will get the pattern for the writing paper from school as soon as I can and upload it for you!! …the glitter is in the craft section at Walmart (or any craft store…it is specifically for paper/crafts- usually over where the acrylic paint and modge podge is)
    The kids drew their snow scenes and then used the eraser of a new pencil to dot into white paint to add the "snow"…after it dried, I sprayed the glitter on…it looks awesome in person!!

  4. Oh, I love the tile ornament. I'll have to save it for next year though because LUCKY ME, our librarian (who also does my prep) made beautiful clay ornaments with my kids. Whoopee! I don't have to do anything 🙂
    Definitely going to do your snow globe idea right away. Thanks!

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  5. Just a question: Did you use the silver or pearl glitter spray? I love how your turned out. We did snow globes last year, but this is great finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing!

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