This is the third post in my series about my 8 year old daughter's cake decorating course. (You can find the first two posts on my Pinterest board, Cake Decorating.) Princess is taking a cake decorating course on building buttercream skills at Bulk Barn. In her first class she baked and decorated cookies. In the second class she learned how to put filling in and decorate a cake. Her third class was focused on decorating cupcakes.
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My 8 year old Princess loves anything creative! In a previous post I wrote about how she started taking a cake decorating course at Bulk Barn. She LOVES it!!! My next few posts will be about what she learned in the rest of the course.
The first thing I want to say is that this post is not about YOU! I am not condemning you if you do participate in Halloween activities! I am merely sharing our reasons why WE do not participate in Halloween activities.
As crazy as it sounds, our family likes to go camping in fall, after harvest is over. This year harvest lasted longer than usual and we went on our fall camping trip in mid-October! I packed the snowsuits, but thankfully we didn't need them, although it did get pretty cold!
This November Planning Pack for Children is the first in a series of 12 packs that will be coming out over the next year from Multi-Tasking Mom. It is geared for grades K-5, but can be adapted for younger and older as needed. It has a Thanksgiving theme, which worked out nicely for me to review it in October, since our Canadian Thanksgiving is a month earlier than Thanksgiving in the United States, which is where this Planning Pack is published :)
My favourite printable in this pack is the Prayer List. We have a family prayer list, which everyone in our home contributes to, but when I gave the Prayer List to Princess, she was thrilled at the idea of having her own prayer list! I wish I had thought to let her make her own prayer list sooner!
Wacky Sacks are a fun and easy craft to do with Munchkin, and it has been one of her best sellers too! I first saw the idea on Pinterest in a couple of places. You can see the original posts here and here.
We chose the playdough version because I had visions of using cornstarch and having a wacky sack break... Not a pretty picture! Plus, if the wacky sack does break, you still have playdough to play with :) The kids also had a lot of fun playing with the playdough in the process of making the wacky sacks! (Playing with playdough is great for strengthening those fine motor skills!)
Wow! Wow! Wow! I was nominated for the Sunshine Award! Believe or not, this is not one of the Homeschool Awards I mentioned before! It is a totally different award, given to "bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere." I could not be more thrilled or honoured! A big THANKS to Emma at P is for Preschooler for nominating me!!! (Before this post went live, I received another nomination from Kimberly at Natural Beach Living! Thank you so much!!)
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I am back from a lovely fall camping trip with my family and ready to get back into blogging! Here is the continuation of My Crafty Kids series.
One of the first things Princess learned how to do for her Princess Accessories business, after beading, was how to make clay jewelry. At craft sales Princess could often be found at Elaine’s Too Aquarius table. Elaine not only makes her own clay beads and jewelry, but she also teaches classes on how to work with clay. Unfortunately we live too far from the city to come in every week to take her classes, but she was kind enough to show Princess how to do things while we were at craft sales. She also spent quite a bit of time explaining things to me through emails.