Art Project–Paper Easter Eggs

My daughter and I decorated foam Easter Eggs last year, but I had forgotten about it until I saw this post from Motherhood On a Dime the other day. This project is kind of made up from a bunch of scrap art supplies, which makes it even easier!

First, clean off the art table. Optional, but recommended. Especially if having things all cattywampus stresses you out. But, it may not. I’ll leave my organizational issues at the door…

Ahhh, much better. (We won’t discuss the paint that won’t come off the tablecloth.) You can use any supplies you want for this project. I have foam Easter Egg cutouts, but you can use construction paper instead of the foam. Just cut out an egg shape. We also used glitter (glitter makes me happy), tissue paper squares, pom-poms. and sequins.

Put the glue and all the decorations out and let your kids do their thing. My daughter started out with the colored tissue paper squares.

Then she moved on to sequins.

The floor didn’t look nearly as messy as I thought it would. My baby is growing up. (Sniffle, sniffle.)

After a couple healthy doses of glitter, here are the finished products. Mine is on the left. I once got a “C” in art. How on earth does one get a “C” in art? But, then again, how does a 20 year old receive a “B” in a course that included using 3-D glasses and foam puzzle pieces? So much for celebrating creativity. Pshawwww.

Anyway, I love this project because it’s kind of like the “Leftover Night” of art projects. You can use whatever you have on hand to decorate, and it’s fun and easy. And tell me, what better combination is there on earth that fun, easy, and glittery? (Hint: The answer is NONE!)

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Weekly Menu-December 12-17, 2011

Okay, so we’re not actually having pizza this week, as is shown in this photo. I am craving pizza, and want it A LOT, but for my little tummy, dairy and pregnancy do not mix. At all. So, I am left staring at this photo, and wishing for a nice cheesy pizza.

Our menu this week will be simple. And by simple, I mean S-I-M-P-L-E. The severe morning sickness I’ve had the last few months is starting to wane a little, but now I’ve been confined to a modified activity schedule for the foreseeable future. (I have to stay off my feet as often as possible.) So, I’m making a menu just to have some goals for myself, but don’t hold me too strictly to its contents!

Monday, 12/12
30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup
Toast

Tuesday, 12/13
Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup
Toast

Wednesday, 12/14
Spaghetti and Meatballs (from the freezer)
Green Salad

Thursday, 12/15
Dinner Out

Friday, 12/16
Meatball Sandwiches
Chips
Pickles (I’m pregnant, okay, don’t judge!)

Saturday, 12/17
Dinner Out

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Weekly Menu-September 25-October 1, 2011

How is this the last week of September already? Oh well, time for cool weather foods, and yummy baked goods involving pumpkin! Last week I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Pumpkin Pancakes. Yum!

This week I have a budget of $65, because I need to stock up on some staples, as well as my normal weekly buys.

Sunday, September 25
Pizza
Green Salad

Monday, September 26
Chicken Tacos with Homemade Guacamole
Green Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Tuesday, September 27
Four-Cheese Ravioli with Homemade Pesto
Steamed Green Beans
Garlic Bread

Wednesday, September 28
Pork Chops with Homemade Apple Compote
Smashed Red Potatoes
Roasted Butternut Squash

Thursday, September 29
Grilled Salmon with Sauteed Mushrooms
Brown Rice

Friday, September 30
Grilled Greek Chicken
Rice Pilaf
Steamed Veggies

Saturday, October 1
Leftovers

I’ll be making another batch of Pumpkin Muffins, and we have Crock Pot Honey Greek Yogurt, Organic Toaster Pastries (from Trader Joes), Cinnamon Rolls (again Trader Joes), Eggs, and Fresh Fruit on hand for breakfasts.

For lunches we’ll be going out Friday and Saturday, and have leftovers the rest of our lunches.

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Weekly Menu-September 18-24, 2011

I didn’t do a great job planning this week’s menu (the days just slipped away!), but I have plenty in the pantry and freezer, that all I should need to pick up are some fresh fruits and veggies, and some odds and ends. Since I won’t need much, I’m dropping my budget to $50 this week.

Sunday, September 18
BBQ

Monday, September 19
Tomato Soup
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tuesday, September 20
Grilled Salmon
Cilantro Lime Rice
Steamed Veggies

Wednesday, September 21
Meatball Sandwiches
Chips
Fruit Salad

Thursday, September 22
Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Steamed Veggies

Friday, September 23
Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Bake
Steamed Veggies

Saturday, September 24
Leftovers

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