Friday, September 2, 2011

Easy Kid Craft Of The Week

September is National Honey Month...

First a little background about honey.
 Honey in the Bible
The Old Testament contains many references to honey as a symbol for all that is pleasant and desirable. For example, the book of Exodus famously describes the Promised Land as a 'land flowing with milk and honey' (33:3). There, however, the Hebrew devash refers to the sweet syrup produced from the juice of the date. In contrast, bees' honey is referred to explicitly in The Book of Judges when Samson found a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass of a lion (14:8). Matthew 3:4 John the Baptist lived for a long period of time in the wilderness on a diet consisting of locusts and wild honey. The word "honey" appears 61 times in the King James Version of the Bible.
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We colored bee pictures, said a couple bee rhymes, ate peanut butter and honey sandwiches and made our own bee bookmarks.

Here is the cute easy craft found at
It's a Honey Bee Bookmark
  • Yellow paint or yellow marker
  • Black marker
  • Yellow pompom
  • 2 beads or wiggly eyes
  • Pipe cleaner (recommended color: black)
  • Popsicle stick
  • Hot glue gun (Grown-up help required)
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush (only if you are using paint)
  • white felt in a heart shape for wings
  1. ADULT: plug in the hot glue gun so that it can warm up.
  2. Paint or color the Popsicle stick yellow and wait for the paint to dry.
  3. Color black lines over the Popsicle stick after paint is dry. (like a bee)
  4. Cut 1 pipe cleaner in half and curl each half to make fancy antennas.
  5. Use the hot glue gun (adult should probably glue the pieces together) to glue the curled pipe cleaners to the back of the pom-pom.
  6. Glue/stick the eyes (beads/wiggly eyes) to the front of the pom-pom with the help of a grown up.
  7. Glue the head to the Popsicle stick with the help of a grown up.
  8. or

My Busy Bees

One Little Bee
One little bee blew and flew.
He met a friend, and that made two.
Two little bees, busy as could be--
Along came another and that made three.
Three little bees, wanted one more,
Found one soon and that made four.
Four little bees, going to the hive.
Spied their little brother, and that made five.
Five little bees working every hour--
Buzz away, bees, and find another flower.รข€™
6 buzzing bumblebees
6 buzzing bumblebees
Flying around the hive
One buzzes off and that leaves 5.
5 buzzing bumblebees
Flying near my door,
1 buzzes off and that leaves 4
4 buzzing bumblebees
Flying around a tree,
1 busses off and that leaves 3
3 buzzing bumblebees
In the sky so blue
1 buzzes of and that leaves 2
2 buzzing bumblebees
Flying by the sun
1 buzzes off and that leaves 1
1 buzzing bumblebee
Looking for some fun
It buzzes off and that leaves none.

One of my goals for the year is to have a fun art project every friday this year. It should be a fun and crafty school year!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Birthday Matryoshka

One of my oldest and dearest friends celebrated her birthday on Wednesday and I wanted to make her something that she couldn't buy in a store and something that is close to her heart. So I decided to make her this cute little matryoshka doll keychain. She is made out of felt and has two seed bead eyes. I think she is adorable.

It took me about an hour or so to make because I was watching one of my favorite movies 
Pride and Prejudice

I love the music and the the look of the movie.
So Beautiful. So Romantic. 

Linking up to some fabulous parties.