Monday, February 18, 2013

Make your words into shapes/pictures!

OK, so I found this on pinterest and I have to say I LOVE it - you can turn any of your words into tons of shapes.  The site is called Tagxedo ( ).  You can basically write almost any amount of words and then choose a shape and it will do it for you!  Check out the great one I made above - I plan on framing it and hanging it in our house.  Also makes for a thrifty but thoughtful gift idea - think weddings, anniversaries, or even baby stuff!  Enjoy! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

100 Day Project Idea

Looking for a creative, interesting school project to do with your child for their 100th Day of School?  My son loves Spongebob, so it was a no-brainer when it came time to do his project.  He knew he wanted to do something involving his favorite cartoon character.  He also loves Skittles candy so we decided to use both to make this wonderful 100th Day project.  

We started with a small cardboard box, and covered it with yellow construction paper.  I drew circles on paper for the eyes and had my son cut them out.  He also cut out the pineapple and jellyfish to use for the project.  My son had counted out 100 yellow skittles (and ate the other colors while we went along lol), and the only time I didn't let him help was when I hot-glued the skittles to the box (those glue guns get mighty hot!).  Spongebob's "arms" are just extra cardboard cut into rectangles and covered with the same yellow paper we used for his body.  We also used extra cardboard for the base, which we covered with foil.

I let him write Happy 100 Day on paper, and then cut it out and attached it to the jellyfish.  
On the pineapple he wrote his name.

He also enjoyed writing this message on the base of the project.

Here is the finished project with one happy little boy!  
His teacher loved the idea and creativity used for this project!