Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Kids Art: Fluffy Bunny

This is the week that my son won't have any classes because it's their Quarter Break. I am again at a dilemma because then I had to keep my son busy and productive at home. Since I also work at home, I need to keep him busy so I get things done for my clients. Thank you Google because I came across this page called First Palette with gazillions of arts and craft ideas for kids. Both he and I browsed the page and the first thing that caught his eye was The Cotton Bunny Craft. He calls it the fluffy bunny.

You need:

  • Cotton
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Small Pink Pompom (We used a bead because we couldn't find one at the store)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper
  • Pink Crayon

The instructions on the webpage was pretty straightforward so it wasn't really that hard for us. The issue was on execution and how decent this bunny is going to be.

Bunny heads made of cotton. We glued the wiggly eyes and the bunny ears.

The bunny ears we cut from an old folder and colored it using a pink crayon.

A and his bunny.

We then rolled another bunch of cotton for the body and the legs and ta-dah!

Our bunnies

We admit our bunnies look a little creepy but the important thing is we had fun making it. We had a good laugh especially when we were trying to put the whole thing together. It didn't cost much too.

Cotton - Php 20
Wiggly Eyes - Php 5 (10 pcs)
Crayon - free
Paper - free
Glue - Php 11
Beads - Php 9

For just Php 45 (approximately a little over a dollar), I get to spend time with the little one. Now he's got the rest of materials to play with. He said he's going to make a cotton snowman next.

You can find the complete instructions at the First Palette's website.

Monday, September 28, 2015

My Dream Board

At a recent training I attended, we were asked to create a dream board, a visualization of the things that I want to achieve in life. It is believed that if you focused on positive thoughts then you also bring positive experiences into your life. This is what the dream board does. So here's what I came up with.

  • A bigger house so my kids will have their own room. My son co-sleeps with us and my daughter has her own bed. I like the closeness this brings but my daughter is now a teenager. Most teenagers would want their own space. 
  • A house with a decent home office. I came to love working from home because it gave me the flexibility I needed. I think it is but right that I get to have my own office. 
  • A car so it's easier for us to get from one place to the other. Plus we can go on a road trip if we want to. 
  • For my kids to finish school. I mean, who doesn't want that? All I want is for them to pursue their dreams. 
  • A one-stop cloth diaper store! My son is potty trained but I am soooo not over cloth diapers. Seeing them just takes all the stress away. Have you seen how cute the prints are?
Still my favorite picture of my son wearing the cloth diaper

  • Trips to Legoland and Disneyland. Sure I would want my kids to enjoy but the little kid in me is dying to go there. 
  • Lastly is to help out in putting up a (breast) milk bank in Bacolod and at the same time strengthen the breastfeeding support in our community. A long shot for now but we are slowly getting there. 
I enjoyed making the dream board. I think it helped me get everything into perspective. But I also noticed that all these are my long term goals. Maybe I should create another dream board for my short term goals, don't you think?