Nail and String Art – Kids Project

8 Jul

Last week the girls did an art project.  We had our neighbor/friend, Elizabeth, join us.

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I cut some scrap pieces of wood for the girls and sanded it.  They should have hand sanded this part, but we were pressed for time so I used the orbital and got it done.

They picked out their colors and painted them.

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Next the girls chose their design and I traced it onto paper.  Then they nailed onto the lines.

 

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These are the nails we used. They were perfect for little hands to hammer.  My camera focus was off, but you get the idea.
Next rip off the paper.

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We forgot this step the first try and went straight to stringing.  So Elizabeth had to unstring, rip, then restring.  But this is the only shot I got of her mustache, so I shared it anyway.

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Rory (6) nailed every single one of her nails.  I was very proud of her because she took on a more detailed design.

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I strung both my girls (4 & 6’s) for them, it was too hard for them to get the string tight without it unraveling, but Elizabeth (11) had no problem doing it all by herself.

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Elizabeth had to leave for home before she finished hers.  But if I get a picture I will post it.  I’m sure it turned out awesome.

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This was such a fun project.  Even though some steps were too difficult for the littler ones, they still enjoyed the whole process.

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Girls Photoshoot

9 Jun

While on vacation I got the girls new outfits that ‘went’ together.  So I dressed them up and did their hair and we took some pictures on the porch.

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Outfits from Naartjie Kids

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See Us in St. Louis

8 Jun

We just got back from our family summer vacation.  This year we stayed a little closer to home, but it was still a 7 hour drive.  We went to St. Louis!

Our hotel was downtown blocks from the Arch.

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Going to sleep, the girls were arguing because Delilah kept putting her feet on Rory.  But they woke up like this.

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The next day we rode the train to Forest Park.  First stop the free St. Louis Zoo, where we rode another train.

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The zoo was beautiful and we saw some animals we’ve never seen before.  Like a kangaroo!

From there we went to the St. Louis Science Center. It was really cool, and free!

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In the background, Rory is touching a T-Rex leg bone.  She thought that was super awesome.

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I loved this waldorf village.  It reminded me of the fairy stump house I made for the girls.

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The next day we went to the arch.

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Then without resting up, we went to City Museum
So amazing. I didn’t take any great pictures, and it’s very hard to explain. But it’s the coolest thing in the world. It was just as much fun for Joey and I as it was for the girls.
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Pictures can’t even do it justice.  It’s a huge warehouse filled with nooks and crannies and everything to climb on and through.

I couldn’t get good pictures but here are some I found online.


I’m sure we didn’t even see a fraction of it, but we were exhausted and had to leave.

We stayed the night in Kansas City, then went to Lawrence to see my sister and her kids before she took part in the Iron Man race.

We had a great family trip in St. Louis, so much to do and see, we highly recommend it!

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