I’m excited to see the season changing to fall because I have so many fun kids crafting projects lined up. Last week we made fall themed trees.
This project used items I found in my crafting closet:
-empty Play-Doh containers
-cardboard (cut into tree branch shape)
-Elmer’s glue (not shown)
-brown, green, orange, and yellow paint (not shown)
I directed my daughter to start by gluing the cardboard tree trunk to a piece of cardstock. Then I told her to use the brown yarn and glue to add bark to the trunk. Once she had the trunk completed I gave her the paint and Play-Doh containers. Pouring the paint on a plate eliminated the need for a paintbrush. The Play-Doh lids are then used with the paint to stamp fall leaves on the tree. This was a very fun project and a great learning opportunity.
|My daughter’s completed project
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When I decided to tackle the project of moving all the Nemo decor from my daughter’s bedroom to her bathroom I was disappointed knowing I would have to paint over the pretty ocean walls in her room. Prior to the decor change, two of the walls in the bedroom were painted to look like waves. I wasn’t ready to part with the idea completely so I painted that same wall in a different shade of blue in her bathroom. I love her new Nemo themed bathroom! I decided to keep the blue walls in her bedroom instead of changing the color. By adding a couple of pink walls I had the perfect backdrop for her new princess bedroom!
|picture taken in corner of room where two walls meet
Painting the top of the water walls went quickly. Luckily I had just enough leftover paint to finish the two walls.
At one point in my daughter’s Nemo themed bedroom I added a fun wallpaper landscape to the room.
Removing the wallpaper left the wall in bad shape.
Before painting I cleaned the wall and then lightly sanded to remove any leftover paste.
My three year old daughter helped paint the last two walls pink. I’m hoping she will love her room enough to sleep in it willingly because she helped paint!
Nothing fancy but I love the color combination and am excited to show you what we did to continue with the princess transformation!
My daughter has a really cute Nemo themed bedroom and Disney Princess themed bathroom. She loved her bedroom for a couple of years but now wants princesses to match her new bed. I decided it would be an easy and inexpensive project to move all the Nemo decor to her bathroom and bring all the princess decals from the bathroom over to her bedroom. Of course I couldn’t start that project with out completely painting both rooms. Yesterday I started the transition by painting the bathroom.
Her bedroom had a fun water wall full of Nemo and other ocean decals. I wasn’t ready to give up that wall so I decided to paint something similar in the bathroom.
The bathroom was not painted and only decorated with decals, a shower curtain, and a few princess accessories.
To recreate the water wall, I used painters tape to make a wave pattern near the top of the wall. We have really high ceilings and I didn’t want to paint above the shower or have to use a ladder so the “water” stops at the highest point of the shower.
I was at Lowe’s a couple of weeks ago shopping for supplies to refinish my concrete floor in my office and came across a can of blue paint on the oops shelf. It was perfect for this bathroom makeover and was marked down from $33.98 to only $5.00! I painted two coats and waited a few hours before pulling off the tape.
My daughter was very excited to get to help move the wall decals from her bedroom to the new water wall in the bathroom. She’s even more excited because she knows we are one step closer to painting her new princess bedroom!
I carefully removed the vinyl letters I made for her bedroom and moved them into the bathroom.
I’ll show you the entire bathroom when the new shower curtain project is finished.