At our Harry Potter Club this month we made these really cool Lumos/Nox lightswitch plates that I found via Pinterest. A very talented person made the original picture on her computer and printed it out to put on a lightswitch plate. I took the picture of her finished product and printed it out (making it the correct size for my plate) and glued it on. 🙂
I purchased the plates at Walmart – they are pretty cheap. I bought a few regular ones, oversized and ones with the large opening in case any of the kids had those in their rooms. They all had the normal ones at home so we used all regular oversized. 🙂
I printed them out for the kids and had them cut them out. (I cut out the middle for the switch with the exacto knife.) Then they used elmers glue to glue the picture onto the plate. Once that was done, we used modge podge (which is the greatest thing ever) and a sponge brush to cover the entire plate, including all the edges to seal the paper on. When they dried, which was pretty quick, they are hard – shelac-like.
They had the option of painting their own picture on the plate, but they all wanted the pre-made one. Fine by me!! Less mess to clean up.
While we waited for them to dry, we did some Harry Potter Trivia (from the first & second books.)
Lumos/Nox lightswitch plate
Yup, it’s definitely past Easter. Trying to catch up on my Story Time posts!
Holiday picture books are tough to find – especially for 3-year-olds. They have the tendency to be on the longer side. The kids did pretty well with the two I chose: The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen and Bunny Trouble by Hans Wilhelm.
We played an Easter Egg matching game I made for the felt board. Basically, I hand each kid an egg and when I put the matching one on the board, the kid who has the matching one brings it up and puts it on the board. Very easy, but they love it.
For the craft, I took a couple different ideas and put them together. I had tons of leftover plastic eggs from when we used to have a big Easter egg hunt. I bought large yellow pom poms (unfortunately I had to buy several assorted bags for this, but we’ll use them later.) Each kid had a pom pom, two google eyes, and a little foam triangle for a beak. They glued these on and while they dried, they decorated the eggs and a foam bowl with Easter stickers. They shredded green tissue paper and glued it into the bowl. Then they attached pipe cleaner handles to the foam bowls and ended up with an Easter basket. The pom pom chicks went into the plastic eggs and were placed in the basket. The end result: an Easter basket with an egg which, when opened, produces a cute baby chick! I wish I had pictures but I guess I forgot my camera that day, but the picture below is what the chicks looked like.
The chick craft idea came from freepreschoolcrafts.com
Again, with the Valentine’s…. I was just so happy with how my homemade cards came out that I had to share!
I made this one for my husband - sort of a running joke that Someecards got just right! I left the logo on the card to give them the credit - they deserve it!
This one was for my friend Ali. I loved this brown patterned scrapbook paper and couldn't decide whether to use it for the background or the cupcake paper - so I did both. The cherry is a red button 🙂
I used an Ellison Die (mini bee.) So cute! And the background is scrapbook paper.
I made this for my friend Andrea cuz she rocks. 😉
This was the inside of the"You Rock" card.
I found the idea for this last valentine from The Fickle Pickle blog. The guitar and “You Rock” was part of a free printable, which I cut apart. I loved the idea they had with the two staples making an X. Gives it that edge. The inside was my idea though 🙂