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Babies & Bumps 2015 Recap

Babies & Bumps 2015 Recap

We hope you had as much fun as we did

A Passion for Thrifted Fashion

A Passion for Thrifted Fashion

Affordable Style

  By Phoebe Verkouw It’s May…

Party Planning—Without the Stress!

Party Planning—Without the Stress!

It's Party Time

By Gigi Mallatt • Photography by…

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!

Father's Day Gift Idea's for the 7th-Inning Stretch

  By Shannon Smith Buy him…

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy

Feet Stomping, Hand Clapping Goodness

By: Jordan Venema Photography by Samantha…

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Fresh Stories & Good Stuff

Take Dad Out to the Ball Game!
26 May 2015 18:24

  By Shannon Smith Buy him some peanuts and crackerjacks—show that important Dad in your life that you’re his #1 fan with one of these ‘outta the park’ picks for Father’s Day!

Party Planning—Without the Stress!
26 May 2015 17:47

By Gigi Mallatt • Photography by Ligia Ann Photography Have you ever attended a birthday party where the host or hostess is running around frantic, panicked, and completely stressed out? Chances are, the planning of t [ ... ]

Soothing the Stings, Bites, and Burns of Summer
26 May 2015 17:00

By Ashley Talmadge Ahhh, summer! The joy of being in the great outdoors seems endless. Yet, the season also brings an abundance of biting insects, harsh sunrays, and rash-producing plants. When exuberant squeals turn in [ ... ]

ThePoodlums: Rockin’ Music Therapy
26 May 2015 16:30

By: Jordan Venema Photography by Samantha DeLeon Photography | SamanthaDeleonPhotography.wordpress.com The Poodlums break down musical equipment as children approach them shyly. “I just wanted to say you guys did rea [ ... ]

Shannon & Raychell’s June Juice Challenge
22 May 2015 20:24

  Edited by Shannon Smith After the article on juicing last month, Raychell and I were inspired to give an all juice cleanse a try. I had been feeling a little run down, not sleeping well, and relying on Dutch Bro [ ... ]

Meet Jordan
22 May 2015 19:56

  Sacramento Parent’s newest writer on moving to Sactown and his non-traditional approach to fatherhood By Michelle McDaid Name: Jordan Venema Children: Cassian, 6 years-old Writer, Jordan Venema is Sacramen [ ... ]

Considering Day Camp?
30 Apr 2015 17:19

  10 Questions to Ask   Fortunately, we live in an area where there are camp options to meet every interest, price range, and schedule throughout Greater Sacramento. Knowing your options, as well as your chi [ ... ]

The Gift of Camp: Skill, Adventure & All Kinds of ...
28 Apr 2015 20:22

    By Gayla Grace I treasure the stories my children tell after arriving home from camp. Their daily adventures include experiences that build character and bond relationships. Every camp has a unique way o [ ... ]

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Felt Flowers

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By Heidi Kundin

April showers bring May flowers, and these bright blooms are sure to add some springtime cheer to your day. Easy enough for young kids to make, and so much fun you will want to craft a giant bouquet for your table or glue onto headbands and barrettes!

 

What you'll need

  • Felt, cut into various sized and shaped flowers and circles
  • Buttons
  • Glue
  • Wooden skewers, painted green (drinking straws or floral wire may also be used)
  • Green ribbon
  • Barrettes or headbands

Directions

  • Select the color and sizes of felt pieces that you want to use (3 to 5 work best) and start layering. Add a dot of glue to the center of each layer to hold your flower together, but do not glue all the way to the outer edges. This will create a flower with more depth and shape.
  • Finish the center of each flower by gluing on a colorful button, or layer two different sized buttons to create even more dimension.
  • Glue a painted skewer to the back of the flower to serve as the stem. Hot glue works best for this step as it holds strongly and dries quickly. Make sure to have your child ask for adult assistance with this step!
  • Tie a short length of green ribbon to the skewer to create leaves.
  • Bundle your flowers together and place them into your favorite vase. Hint: if the mouth of your vase is too wide to hold the flowers upright, try placing a small piece of floral foam or play dough in the bottom of the vase to hold the stems in place.

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These flowers also make beautiful hairclips, headbands and brooches - just glue the flower on to a barrette or headband—and dance around the Maypole!

 

Heidi Kundin is the mom of 4 small boys and author of www.momscraftyspace.blogspot.com