November 2010 archive

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

| DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Holidays, Thanksgiving

I am crazy about these wooden spool and feather turkeys made by Joel Henriques of Made by Joel from the November issue of Parents magazine. Super cute and easy!

Materials: Wooden spool, Covered floral wire (12-inch piece), Wire cutter or old scissors, Scissors, Colored paper, Small button, Feathers, Pen, Clear tape


Step 1: Wrap the middle section of wire twice around spool tightly. Twist together to secure. Bend wire to make a foot on each leg and trim excess with old scissors or wire cutter.


Step 2: Trace the end of a spool and a button about 1″ apart on paper. Connect the circles to form a neck, and add points on head. Cut out shape, and draw eyes, beak, and spiral.


Step 3: Tape the paper body to one end of spool, then flip over and attach 3 feathers to other side, taping each one individually. Adjust feet so turkey stands.

Comments Off on Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

A Halloween First

| Baby, Everyday Crafts, Holidays

As Halloween was fast approaching, I did not have a costume for Oliver. It was truly like the cobbler’s kid with no shoes. So based on his wardrobe, he was either going to be a teddy bear (brown onesie), an elephant (gray onesie), or a frog (green onesie). He has frog-like gestures sometimes so I went frog. I modeled the collar and wrist/ankle bands after this costume from Parents magazine, but the tongue/pacifier was my most proud invention! He may look back one day with a big eye roll!

Comments Off on A Halloween First

A Toddler’s Privacy

| DIY Home

I wasn’t sure exactly how to title this post without being uncouth. Ma Cacabane is the ultimate item ever for the more private youngster in our lives: an entertaining, well-designed porta-potty. Well, it’s just the four walls, but it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen!


6a00d83501265b53ef0133f369a9d6970b-800wi   6a00d83501265b53ef0133f369a91a970b-800wi



Found via Minor Details.

Comments Off on A Toddler’s Privacy