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Summer Clothespin Bucket List June 10, 2012

Summer weather is here and it has brought our family outdoors!  Living in the suburbs of Chicago, we try to take advantage of the nice warm weather as much as possible since we have to squeeze it all in over a few months!

 

Pinterest inspired my family’s summer bucket list!  What I love about this idea is that you can put ideas as simple as “blow bubbles with the kids” or something a bit more time consuming like “Visit Grandma in Florida.”  We sat outside and watched the kids play in the sprinkler while we brainstormed.  We had friends over from out of town, and they made their own bucket list, too!  I see this becoming an annual tradition!

 

 

 

Supplies:

1.)  Bucket

2.)  Clothespins – I never realized how inexpensive clothespins are!

3.)  Markers

 

Project Steps:

1.)  Gather the family and come up with fun summer activities.

2.)  Jot the ideas down on the clothespins.

3.)  Attach clothespins to the bucket!

 

Project Link:  http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-bucket-list.html

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878505846/

Time:  As long as it takes to come up with the ideas.

 

– Lisa

 

Paper Plate and Clothespin Rainbows April 24, 2012

This was a super cute and fun project for my 4-year old.  She could handle every step of this project and she really enjoyed it! I think this might be a project we will do during my daughter’s Rainbow/Candy Land themed birthday party!

 

Supplies

1.) Paper plate

2.) Clothespins

3.) Yellow Paint

4.) Paint brush

5.) Construction Paper

6.) Scissors

7.) Glue

8.) Googly eyes

9.) Marker

 

Steps

1.)  Paint the outside of a paper plate yellow.

 

2.) Paint both sides of the clothespins yellow.

 

3.)  Cut two stripes of construction paper for each color of the rainbow.  Sophie wanted to substitute pink for red!

 

4.)  Once the paper plate is dry, fold it in half.

 

5.)  Unfold the paper plate, and cut a slit in the plate on the fold line.  Cut the slit to give you just enough room to glue in the construction paper.

 

6.)  Refold the plate.

 

7.)  Pin the clothespins around the plate.

 

8.)  To get a curly look to the construction paper, we wrapped each piece around a pencil and held it for a few seconds.

 

9.)  Glue the two pieces of each color together at the top only.  Then, glue inside the plate.

 

10.) Repeat for each color.

 

11.)  Finish off the project by adding googly eyes and drawing on a face.  We punched a hole at the top and threaded yarn and hung it from a light fixture above or dining room table.

 

Here is the face Sophie drew …

 

And on the other side, I drew a  face …

 

Pinterest Pinhttp://alittledelightful.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-days.html

Link to Projecthttp://alittledelightful.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-days.html

Substitutions:  The original pin looks like they used something other than construction paper.  I used construction paper because that is what I had.  I could see using streamers, ribbon, curling ribbon, etc.

Time:  We painted the plate one evening and finished the project the next morning.  It is a pretty quick project if you don’t count the drying time.

 

I submitted this project to “Made by you Monday” at Skip to My Lou!  Mine is #430!

Linked up to Six Sister’s Stuff (#261) on 5/12/12.