Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Past fun activity - Building a fridge box house

This house was built by mom and dad and decorated by princess from a fridge box .
For a long while it was a favorite toy of Princesse's ,and of all her friends, and there are even some "followers" among our friend that built something similar (and more sophisticated) for their kids.
What we had:
box cutting knife
fridge box
some wallpaper  or wrapping Paper
some red paper for the roof
hot glue gun
plastic glue - a lot of it

(Well,  we didn't have the glue , so i made the flour and water glue , that is usually used for papier mache :
 1 whole cup of flour to three cups of water. In a bowl, mix the flour with a cold water. Mix to a smooth consistency (a bit like making custard). Gently boil, stirring constantly for two or three minutes until the mixture thickens.
Allow to cool before using.)

Then we got to the box itself .First we cut out some upper part of the box, so it won't be so high , and made the pointed front part for the roof.
We cut out the roof and glued it to the house with hot glue gun .
Then we cut the door and windows ,but didn't cut it out completely , and  left the window/door attached, so that it can be opened and closed.
Then there was the wallpaper or in our case wrapping paper turn. I think i could also just paint the house , but then we would need a lot of paint and to put a 2-3 layers of it.

 I also glued to the window shatters some green paper.

and glued on the red paper for the roof

Danny made this cool balcony.  

The landlady is working hard on her new home decor.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Those kids nowadays, the games they play...

My Princess went yesterday to play with her friend . On her way back she told exitedly what a nice games they played - they played doctor and mom and baby  , her friend was the doctor , she was the mom and the baby had a swine flu....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Refashion: Plain skirt into favorite

I bought a really cheap plain skirt for my princess. She wore it as is, but i decided that it would be a great thing to remake (and it wouldn't be too bad it i would screw it up). I thought that it needs some eye-catcher.
First of all i made the white roses , using this great tutorial in Tea Rose home blog: http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorialruffle-shirt.html . I attached the white roses and decided that it's not enough, so i added 2 pink ones.

It looked nice, but i felt that there still something missing , so i cut strings of white and pink fabric and attached it: first made white ruffles string and attached it, Then attached pink string as straight ,without ruffles.
I liked the result  and someone was very exited to wear it next morning to kindergarten...