Monday, September 19, 2011

Pine Needle Restaurant

Goodwill, as you know, is my favorite store to find just what I'm looking for when I least expect it. This weekend I found a complete camp cooking set.  I've been wanting to create some kind of kitchen or restaurant type play area outdoors for the children.  Then presto, I'm walking through Goodwill and there is everything I need for just $7.00!   Gotta love Goodwill! Well, of course I DO.
Anyway, next I stop by the local garden shop to admire the mums in sale and what do I see?  A child size table and two benches 1/2 off it's summer price tag! So....presto chango, a couple of cans of outdoor spray paint and some screw-in cup hooks later and I've created an outdoor kitchen play area ready for preschool chefs!
Today two little chefs made me the most delicious pine needled soup and I have just got to say,
"It was the best soup I've ever had!"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Flowerpot Bells

I can't remember where I saw this idea but I liked it.  If it was your idea please comment so I can give credit where credit is due.
I wanted to add music to our outdoor play-space.  Using various sized flowerpots, twine and wooden beads I put these bells together in about an hour.   The children seem to enjoy them and I like the wind chime/cow bell sounds.  The black brackets were found locally at a discount store but I'm confident you could come up with your own creative idea about how to hang them in your yard.  Most of the trees in our yard are for climbing but I think these would look lovely hanging from the branches of a tree.
Happy crafting!  Oh and you could paint them with your kids; we are planning on painting ours the first week of school.  More photos coming soon.

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