We first saw this idea at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. It was a giant plexiglass wall setting on concrete and you could just paint allll over it and then they would come by and wash it off. Baby D loved it! I loved it too. So I set out to make my own.
I looked around for existing ideas, but all of them were made using wood. I didn’t want wood, because I didn’t want it to start rotting after getting wet from washing or because I was planning on storing it outside.
Fitted sheets with beautiful fabric can run upwards of 40+ dollars PER sheet. However, buying your own fabric (even at a steep 20$ a yard) you can likely get many of your themes elements included in making your own custom fitted sheets and get exactly what you like for less. Continue reading
Yesterday was Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights. It’s a holiday that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair. One of my favorite Diwali activities is to make a Kolam (or Rangoli) design with dyed rice.
Kolam (Rangoli) I made this year, 2014
Kolam designs can be made with dyed rice (as I do), flower petals, or colored sand (similar to mandalas). They seem complex, but are really a simple and fun craft to make, and would be a good craft for kids as well (with a simpler pattern such as a flower). This tutorial will teach you how to make your own!