Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Recipe Week

Here's a sweet ending to a tasteful week...

~ OatScotch Cookies ~

3/4 c. softened butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
3 c. oats
1 bag butterscotch chips

Beat butter and sugars in a bowl til blended.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Blend thoroughly.
Stir together flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Gradually add to butter mixture.  Mix til well blended.
Stir in oats and chips, mix well.
Bake at 375 on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 - 10 min.

I don't usually like butterscotch but I can't seem to get enough of these!

Thanks girls for all the DELICIOUS recipes you sent in this week!  I hope you'll continue to send in more in the future!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Recipe Week

Wow!  Hair do Wed. is the winner!  (I'll have to keep that in mind!)  Here's the next poll!

This is my Great Grandma's recipe, they are REALLY good! When I eat these they bring back childhood memories. My Great grandma would give this as bread around Thanksgiving and Christmas time and it would go fast!

~ Great Grandma Kruger's Cranberry Muffins ~

2 c. flour
1c. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda

3/4 c. orange juice
2 T. shortening
1 egg

1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Mix first section. In a seperate bowl mix the second section.
Add to dry ingredients and mix til blended.
Stir in cranberries and nuts.
Spoon into greased muffin pans.
Bake at 350 for 30 - til muffins are set.
Makes about 2 Dozen


This is a great recipe! I love making it!  I usually don't add the nuts, ( those are optional, ) butyou might like them! Have fun trying it!


1-1/2 cups canola oil
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3-1/2 cups diced peeled apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup butter, cubed
Dash salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Chopped walnuts, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine oil and sugars until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the apples, walnuts and vanilla.

  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • In a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the brown sugar, cream, butter and salt until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl; cool to room temperature. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
- Jenny C. IL -

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recipe Fall Week

Thanks for sending these in girls! :D
~ Caramel Apple Dip ~
Ingredients needed:
1-8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened (we like to use the Neufchatel cheese instead, but either will work)
1-cup brown sugar
1-tsp vanilla
Beat all ingredients together. If you have a hand mixer it will make it more fluffy, but you can just mix it by hand.Serve with your favorite type of apple slices.Enjoy!
Warning! This is addictive! You will always want this with your apples!
- Janae H. IL -

~ Pumpkin Ribbon Bread ~


1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 TBSP oil
1-2/3 cup all purpose flour
1-1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


6 oz.softend cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 TBSP flour
2 egg whites

Mix all the filling ingredients together and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the pumpkin, applesauce, eggs, and oil. Add all the dry ingedients and mix. Stir in walnuts.
Divide half of the batter between two sprayed or greased bread pans. Put half or the filling in each, and top with the remaining batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 min. or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 min. before removing from pan. Refrigerate leftovers.

- Hosanna K. MN -

Fall Recipe Week

~ Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie ~

2 packages ( 16 oz. total) cream cheese
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspooncinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
dash ground cloves


2 large eggs
19" graham cracker crust

Mix first 7 ingredients together until well mixed. Add eggs; mix until blended. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-45 minutes, or until set. Let cool. Refrigerator overnight. Top with whipped topping before serving, if desired.


This is a yummy casserole-like dish that our family enjoys on cold fall nights.

~ Shepards Pie ~

1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 can green beans, or 1 cup frozen green beans
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 pound ground beef, cooked until browned with chopped onion for flavor.
dash of salt and pepper
4-5 medium to large potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed with a little milk and butter.
grated cheddar cheese, for top OR your could substitute the above vegetables for 1 large bag of frozen mixed veggies for super quick dinner preparation.

Cook veggies until tender. Mix with browned beef and salt and pepper. Pour into a large casserole dish.Top with mashed potatoes and top with a little shredded cheddar cheese.Bake at 350 until warmed through, 10-15 minutes. Serve with a large tossed salad and you have a complete meal!


- Emily & Samantha H. IL -

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall Recipe Week

This looks like it would be a great breakfast idea!


~Pumpkin-Apple Streusel Muffins~

In a large bowl, combine 2 1/2 c. of flour, 2 c. of sugar, 1TBS pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp of salt.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 lightly beaten eggs, 1 cup pumpkin, and 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry, stir just until moistened. Stir in 2 c. finely chopped apples.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups (either greased or paper lined) until 3/4 full.

Sprinkle Streusel Topping* over batter.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes a dozen and a half.

*Streusel topping: Combine 2 TBS flour, 1/4 c. sugar, and a half tsp of cinnamon. Cut in 4 TBS of butter until mixture is crumbly.

- Ashlyn Y. IL -

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Recipe Week!

Today starts our Fall Recipe Week!  I can't wait to try these recipes!  I LOVE Fall and it's "flavors".  And it's not too late to send stuff in!  This blog is for you girls to write so even if you don't have a pic. feel free to send something in!  If I get enough I'll post 2 or 3 a day.  :D

~ The Best Pumpkin Roll ~
3 eggs
2/3 cup plain pumpkin - not pie filling!
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 ginger ( optional - I didn't use ginger )

- Filling for Pumpkin Roll -

- Mix and Whip Until Creamy -

2 tsp. butter
8 oz. package cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

 Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients. Then add eggs, & pumpkin. Cut a sheet of wax or parchment paper to fit in the jelly-roll pan. Make sure it reaches the sides too. I needed to use 2 pieces. Spread the pumpkin mixture out into pan. Bake for about 15 minutes ( Or less time just to be safe ) or until done.
 While the roll is baking... spread a large clean cloth on a work surface. Sprinkle with powered sugar.

When cake is dine, remove from oven, and run a butter knife along the sides of the pan to loosen the cake. Put the cloth onto a big wire rack. Then put the wire rack on top of the cake, so the cloth is right onto of the cake. You'll want to flip the pan around, so the cake comes out onto the cloth and cooling rack. BE VERY CAREFUL or the cake will crack!
Then using the towel, roll up the towel, cake and all, beginning at the SHORT side! Some people roll it up the long way so they have a longer roll, but this way the cake doesn't crack. So roll up the SHORT side. Keep in that position until cake has cooled.

While cooling... mix up the filling. When cake has cooled, unroll the roll, and spread onto cake. Then roll up again, this time not rolling the towel with it. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

- Jenny C. IL -

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scripture Sunday

I'm sorry girls I did not post anything yesterday.  We have out-of-town friends from MO visiting us this weekend and I just couldn't get one done.  :/
Here is the verse for today...

"And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."
Daniel 7:25

The first 'He' in that verse is talking about satan or the anti-christ.  So knowing that what do you think this verse is talking about or saying?


P.S  And I only have received 2 recipes for next week! 
:(  C'mon girls, I know there has to be some more good Fall recipes out there! Don't make me do the whole week!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Game Friday

~ What Is It? ~

This is a really fun group game that is a good ice breaker.
Divide into two or more teams.
Give each team a large piece of paper and a pen.
Set a timer for 2 - 3 min.
In that time, going clockwise, have each person, in a team, draw a line on the paper but the end of the line cannot be touching another line.
The next person has to start on the end of the line before and so on.
As a group they have to draw a picture.
The group that has the best picture wins!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Recipe Thursday

Wow!  Long hair is the winner!!!!  Cool!  Here's the next poll!  :)

Okay ya'll here's the first menu!  We had this meal for lunch yesterday and it was so quick and easy to do! 

What's On The Menu?

~ Grillied Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
~ Tomato Soup
~ Veggie Tray
~ Sweet Peach Tea

- Grilled Bacon Ranch Sandwiches-
(This is actually my little brother's own recipe!)

- Two slices of bread
- 1 slice of your favorite cheese
- 2 bacon strips, cooked
- Ranch dressing

Butter one side of each bread slice.  Place one slice, butter side down, in a skillet.  Squirt on some Ranch then add your cheese and bacon.  Top with other bread slice.  Grill on both sides til brown.  Yum!

- Sweet Peach Tea -

- 2 bags of peach flavored tea
- Water
- 1 c. sugar

Boil 1 c. of water in a pot.  Turn off heat, add tea bags and let seep for 5 min.  Remove tea bags and add sugar.  Stir til sugar is desolved.  Pour into a 1 gal. pitcher and fill the rest of the way with cold water.  Chill and serve!

Now I hope some of you will send some menues in!  I'm always looking for a quick idea for a meal!  Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hairdo Wednesday

Today I'm going to share a hairdo that is one of my main stays.  It is soooooo easy and I'm sure most of you would know how to do this but the rule here is nothing is too simple to post!  :)  So here it is...

What you'll need:

- A brush or comb
- And hair clips or little claws

First, part your hair.  Then take a small section in the front, closest to your part.  (If that makes sense.  :P)

Then take the rest of the front section which would be lower toward your ears and pull to the back of your head on that side.

And clip!  Do the same on the other side, make sure the clips are even in the back and your done!


*Oh!  Don't miss the announcement at the top!  Hope to get lots of good recipes!  :) 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kids on Tuesday

Here is a fun game to play in a classroom setting when you need to get kids energy out in a constructive, non-destructive, way. ;)


This game has to be played in a room where you can tell when the lights are on or off.

Clear an area in the room where the kids can move around.

Turn off the lights. Tell the kids when the lights are off they can act like animals, or pirates, or just be silly! But when you turn the lights back on they have to freeze and not move at all, just like a statue, til' you turn the lights off again.

Do this a couple times then go through and pick the best looking statue that hasn't moved at all while the lights where on. The one you pick can come control the lights for a few times then they can pick their favorite statue and so on.

Kids LOVE to play this game because they can act silly and move around. I like to use this when the kids are really acting up and not listening very well. It gets their wiggles out and also gets their attention back on the teacher.

Hope this is useful!


Crafty Monday

Huge "Thank You" Card
If you need a unique Thank-You card, here's one that might work.
You'll need a computer program that you are able to print off big letters with. I used Microsoft Word.1 to 2 poster-boards, depending on which style you choose Glue Optional: Ribbon, Flowers, etc.

First off, I found a "font" that I liked. Then I added a shadow. Write out "Thank You" or "Thanks!" in big letters. You will probably have to make the letters fit on 2 to 4 pages. Or you could use big stencils if you have those available.
Once you have done that... take your poster-board and fold in half. If you want a layered look, take your white poster, and cut it, so the white poster will be 1 inch smaller on each side than the black poster. Then glue it on. If you don't want a layered look, don't worry about it.

Cut out the letters you've printed, and glue onto poster. You should use a ruler to make sure you glue them on evenly. Make sure the poster-board is right side up when you’re gluing on the letters!

Then glue on flowers, ribbon, chipboard decorations, etc.

That's it! Have fun and use your imagination! You can make so many different cute cards!
- Jenny C -
Thanks for sending that in Jenny! Cute idea! This would be a great idea for ANY occasion!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scripture Sunday

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1 Corinthians 13:4

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Misc. Saturday

This recipe is a family favorite!  Hope you all like it!

~Chicken Divan~

- 3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
- 2 bags frozen broccoli, cooked
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 c. sour cream
- dash of chicken broth
-Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.  In a bowl combine soups, chicken broth and sour cream.  Stir in chicken and broccoli.  (If it doesn't look gooey enough add more sour cream 'til it's how you like it.)  Pour into greased 13x9 dish and smother the top with Parmesan.  Bake for about 20 to 30 min. or 'til bubbly and heated through.  Enjoy!  :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Game Friday

"Wanna buy a duck?

A what?

A duck!

Does it quack?

Of course it quacks!"

This is our game for this week.  It's called...

~ Wanna Buy A Duck? ~

Some of my friends taught this to me when we were on a church bus ride some where and needed something to do.  ;D

It's really easy to play!  This is a game for 3 or more people. 

You start out with 2 people.  The 1st person says to the 2nd person, "Wanna buy a duck?"
And the 2nd person says, "A what!?"
1st, "A duck!"
2nd, "Does it quack?"
1st, "Of course it quacks!"

Then the 2nd person turns to the 3rd person and says, "Wanna buy a duck?"
And the 3rd person says, "A what!?"
The 2nd person turns to the 1st and says, "A what?"
1st to 2nd, "A duck!"
2nd to 3rd, "A duck!"
3rd to 2nd, "Does it quack?"
2nd to 1st, "Does it quack?"
1st to 2nd, "Of course it quacks!"
2nd to 3rd, "Of course it quacks!"

Then if there are more than 3 the 3rd would ask the 4th and it would go all the way back to the 1st and so on!  It sounds really funny when you get a lot doing it.
After I learned it we made up different things to say in the place of duck and that was fun too!  Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Recipe Thursday

I love Fall recipes and this one sounds REALLY good! Thanks for sending it in Emily H. of IL!


~ Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies ~


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup

( 1 stick) butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 can ( 15 ounces) pumpkin

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips ( this is optional, these cookies are good with or without chocolate).

Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

In a different bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy, using an electric mixer. Add egg; beat until smooth.

With mixer on low speed , add your pumpkin, chocolate chips and flour mixture to the butter/sugar and egg mixture ( You'll want to divide the flour mixture into two parts, adding half flour mixture, then all the pumpkin, followed by the rest of the flour mixture and chocolate chips). Mix until just combined ( don't over mix).

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto your baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until edges a golden, about 15 to 20 minutes ( you may want to rotate your baking sheets half way through baking, so cookies bake evenly).

Immediately transfer to a cooling rack. Once cooled, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hairdo Wednesday

Wow!  This hairdo looks so elegant!  Thanks for sending it in Jenny!
P.S   And don't forget to vote on the new poll!  ----->
Looks like polka dots won on the last one! 

Start with brushed out hair. Bobby-pin a small strand from each side.

Make sure it looks okay from the front before you go on.
Keep repeating until you reach the back/middle.

Clip in a flower, bow, ribbons, etc.
Jenny C. IL

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kids on Tuesday

I LOVED doing this craft when I was a little!  I would sit and make 5 - 10 of these at a time!  When I did it with my little brother last night I didn't realize he had never done it before!  He LOVED it, and he's 11! 

~ Butterflies~


-Kids Tempera Paint in 3 or more colors
-Newspaper for messiness


Lay down some newspaper because it could get a little messy.  Then take the paper and fold it in half.

Next open up you paper and put a medium sized drop of each color of paint in the middle of the crease.

Then fold it back and push firmly, where the paint is, out toward the edges and all around.

And that's it!  Open the paper and see what neat design you made!

I love this craft because the design is different every time you do it!  After it's dry you can have the kids come back and draw on them to make them look more like what they see!  My little brother thought his looked like a butterfly so he put legs and antenna on it.  But sometimes they'll look like a face, a mask, an animal, anything!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crafty Monday

Well, now that you all see what a week holds I want to hear from you!  Start e-mailing in those ideas!  The e-mail address and instructions are on the side bar and the category specifications are at the bottom.  Hope to hear from you!  :)

Here is an ADORABLE flower craft sent in by Samantha H. of IL.
Thanks for sending it in Samantha!

*~ Fabric Flowers ~*


~Light Weight Fabric Scraps (like a soft cotton)
~Covered Button Kit ( size small or medium) I got mine at Wal-Mart.
~Small round lid or juice glass
~Washable fabric markers
~ Fabric Glue
~Rotary Cutter

Step 1:Iron fabric until it is smooth. Any deep wrinkles of creases will make your flower petals come out uneven.
Step 2:Now trace 3-4 circles out of your fabric.

Step 3:Cut each circle out and fold it in half

Step 4:Iron each halved circle

Step 5:Now open up each circle, and using your rotary cutter, cut along the crease. If you don't have a rotary cutter, scissor will work fine as well.

Step 6:Now you should have 6-8 halves, depending on how many circles you cut out. Flowers in nature always have uneven numbered petals, so I cut out 3 and a half circles to make 7 petals. But do whatever you prefer.

Step 7:Fold each half circle in half again, right sides together, and sew up the straight edge.

Step 8:Now you should have 6-8 half-circles that are sew up one side

Step 9:Now to make the center of your flower. Your button kit should include one plastic mold, a plastic pusher, a button round and button back.

Step 10:Follow the instructions on the back of the button kit box. They are really simple to follow. Your button should look like this (picture above)

Step 11:Turn each half circle inside out ( so the design in on the outside). Using a loose running stitch, sew up the open end. After completing the first "petal", continue using the running stitch for each petal. DO NOT cut the thread! Your petals will need to all be connected.

Step 12:Once all of your petals are connected, gently pull the thread ( be careful not to break it!) and cinch the flower together. Sew together the two loose petals to close the flower.

Step 13:Now using fabric glue, glue your covered button to the center. Let dry several hours or overnight before adding hair accessories or pin backs.

That's it! These flower look cute in just about any fabric and make adorable hair accessories, brooches and embellishments to denim jackets, hats or purses.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scripture Sunday

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1b

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Misc. Saturday

Well, this Sat. I decided to post another game.  This is a fun game for all ages.  We play this a lot when we have families over to our house because even the younger kids can play because all you have to do is be able to write to 100!

~Mennonite Madness~

What you'll need:

- 2 dice
- 1 pen
- a piece of paper for each player

How to play:

Place the pen in the middle of the table.  Pick a person to go first.  Have them roll the dice.  If they get doubles, (double 2's double 6's, etc...) then they grab the pen and start writing to 100.  (1, 2, 3, 4, ...)  The person to their left then takes the die and tries to get doubles, then the next person, and around the table clock wise.  When someone else gets doubles they grab the pen from the person that has it and they start writing.  When you get doubles again you start where you left off on your paper. And so on...  The first person to write to 100 wins! 

Warning!  Things may get a little loud!  ;D

Friday, October 8, 2010

Game Friday

I had a girls' party a couple weeks ago and this game was one of the favorites!

~Mechanical Charades~

How to Play:

Divide into teams of 4 or more girls.  Decide which team goes first.  The team that goes first leaves the room and has to think of something mechanical to act out.  Example: a car, train, vacuum, combine, etc...  Then they need to figure out how to act it out.  The object is to "build" the item and act out what it does without using any noise and using all the team members.  So for example if the picked object was a car then four girls would be the wheels, the other girl the body of the car or the steering wheel or however they want to display what the object looks like.  This is a really fun game to see all the different ideas that come out!  Then the team comes back in the room and acts it out.  AFTER the team is done building it then the other teams get to guess what it is.
The girls at my party kept asking to do it again and again!

*Another thing you can do to help with ideas is to before hand you or your mom can write out ideas on little pieces of paper and place them in a cup for teams to draw out.  This helped get the girls minds going when I introduced this game.  After drawing all the ideas though they were coming up with their own!

Have fun!  :D

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Recipe Thursday

~ Sweet Potato Skillet ~

This is one of our families favorites when the sweet potatoes show up in the store.  I'm not a big fan of sugary sweet potatoes but I love the salty sweet taste these get in the skillet.  We like to use cast iron but you can use a regular steel skillet as well.

- 5-6 Medium white potatoes, sliced
- 4-5 Sweet potatoes, sliced
- Bacon grease or Veggie oil
- 1 large chopped onion, chopped
- 1 package polish sausage, sliced
- 1 bag of frozen green beans
- Your favorite seasoning salt

In a 12 in. to 16in. skillet heat about 4 to 5 T. (Tablespoons) of oil or bacon grease.  Add white potatoes and cook, stirring often, for about 10 min.  Then add your sweet potatoes and onions.  Cook on medium high heat until potatoes are beginning to get tender, about 15 - 20 min.  Stirring often to prevent sticking.  *If you have a lid for your skillet it helps it cook faster if covered.  You may also have to add more oil if there's not enough to prevent sticking.
When the potatoes are beginning to get tender add your sausage and green beans.  Sprinkle with seasoning salt.  Continue cooking until the potatoes are soft.

This recipe makes about 8-9 servings.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hairdo Wendsday

Here is an up-do that looks really fancy but is so easy to do!  I have short hair now so it would be great if someone with long hair could send in some hair ideas!  Sorry the pics. aren't the best, I did this quick last night so I didn't do as neat of job.  It's different taking pictures as you do your hair!  I've never explained how to do a hair style so please bear with me!  Here it goes!  :}

First, part your hair.  Then take a little strand of hair and twist it under, about 3 to 4 twists, and bobbie pin it.  Next take a little more hair and twist it into the main one that you just twisted, twist it down, and bobbie pin.  Keep adding hair like you would if you were french braiding and pinning til you reach the top of your neck.  My hair is kinda thin so I only pin it in 3 places but if your hair is thicker you may have to pin more than that.  It should look something like this...

  Do this on both sides.
Next you want to take the loose hair and fold it up right at the nape of the neck and pin the fold to your head.  It will probably be easier to lean slightly forward while doing this and lay the ends of your hair on your head so they won't get in the way of the pins.

I usually pin both sides and then the middle but you can do whatever is easiest.
Then you let the ends fall over the pinned folds and your done!  To add a nice touch you can place a clip, ribbon, or barrette in the center. 

This would be really pretty on a girl with long hair if they have long ringlets cascading down.  :)

(I'm new at this so please tell me if something wasn't clear!)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kids On Tuesday

Here is a fun Fall craft to do with your siblings, kids you babysit, or in a class setting!  It gets them, and you, out in nature to enjoy the Fall colors!

~ Fall Wreaths ~

What You'll Need:
- Construction paper in Fall colors
- Colorful leaves
- Glue
- A pencil
- A lid or bowl to use for drawing a circle

First, have the child go out in the yard and pick up 15 to 20 colorful leaves.

Then have them pick out ther favorite Fall colored paper.  After that they can trace around the lid or bowl to make a circle in the middle of their paper.

Next have them arrange their leaves around the cirlce they've drawn on the paper.  They can even layer it if they want.

Then they can glue them in place.  A hot glue gun may be best for this, it will depend on the age of the child.  Just regular craft glue worked well for us.

After they are done glueing the leaves you can have them write something in the middle!  Like "Give Thanks", or a Bible verse, their name, etc...

And there you go!  :)