Color Matching Butterflies

Color Matching Butterflies

For about a month now, I’ve been dabbling in a little preschool homeschooling with my {almost} 3 year old.  We’ve started simple with a letter a  week and activities revolving around that letter.  Recently for the letter B, I used my Cricut Explore to make some butterfly cutouts which we used the following week for some color matching for the letter C.

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To make a set for your little learner, you’ll need:

colored cardstock

Cricut Explore, cutting mat, and tools

black marker

Elmer’s glue

colored objects to coordinate with the cardstock

I know I probably could have easily drawn and cut out my own butterflies, but why do that when I’ve got my Cricut Explore to do the work for me?

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Using Cricut Design Space, I found a simply butterfly in the Paisley Image Set and cut out one of each color.

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After just a few minutes of cutting,

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I had a set of butterflies ready to use with my little guy.

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On the first day we talked about these butterflies, my little guy told me each color and matched the corresponding crayon to each butterfly.  I then labeled each butterfly by writing the color name on them.

The following week, we sorted several different objects {buttons, poms, washi tape, paper, ribbon, etc…} and dabbled in some gluing.

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I was so proud of his sorting and gluing skills.  In fact, most of the time I can’t believe he’s only two!  He tells me all the time that he wants to “do his work” and it makes me so happy!  Hopefully his enthusiasm for learning is always this big.

Happy learning!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers

Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers

I’ve been consistently doing preschool activities with my 2 1/2 year old for about a month now.  We’ve started easy, with a new letter of the alphabet each week, counting, shapes, colors…that sort of thing.  With Easter approaching this Sunday though, I was eager to find an activity for him to help his little mind begin to understand the importance of the day.  I was thrilled to find a few ideas out there geared specifically towards toddlers, and put my own spin on it of course.   What I love most about these Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers is that you can totally make them in just a few minutes, with plenty of time to begin discussing them this week!

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To make a set, you’ll need just a few things:

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I also added some number stickers to each egg {since we are working on counting and identifying numbers} and stored them in a cute little egg holder I found at Hobby Lobby last Easter for about $1 once it was on clearance!

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I created this simple printable to use.  All you have to do is cut each strip and place it in the appropriate egg with the coordinating item.  I adapted the printable from this source.  You could even go as far as to bookmark each scripture verse to share as a family.

Once each egg had the appropriate item and scripture inside, I added stickers numbered 1-6 and placed them in the egg holder.

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I’m so excited to share these with my little guy this week!

Happy Easter everyone!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

DIY Easter Buckets

DIY Easter Buckets

With Easter just a few weekends away now, I was eager to get some cute new Easter Buckets made for the boys this year.  And, with my Cricut Explore, I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate them!

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Supplies needed:

metal buckets {found at Hobby Lobby}

adhesive vinyl

transfer tape

Cricut Explore Design-and-Cut System

coordinating ribbon & twine

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I started out by perusing the Cricut Design Space to find a font that I felt “fit” my boys.  I found this one called Varsity Letter, and loved it!

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I cut each boys’ name in different colors of vinyl, and used transfer tape to stick it to their bucket.

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The process was so easy, especially with the Cricut Transfer Tape {one of my all-time favorite Cricut products}.

Once the buckets had their names on them, I added just a few strands of coordinating ribbon and jute twine to the handles.

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I used some kraft paper “grass” to fill just the bottom of the buckets, because this Easter Bunny went a bit overboard filling the buckets with goodies already!

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Now, Henry is 10 months old and Jackson is 2 1/2.  In Henry’s bucket, I put some board books, a container of puffs, a few handmade teething rings {tutorial to come soon}, and a new sippy cup.  In Jackson’s bucket, I added a kite, a velcro catch game, watercolors, a coloring book, baseballs, and a new bathing suit.

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I’m so excited for the Easter bunny to visit our house now!
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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Burlap & Floral Grapevine Wreath

Burlap & Floral Grapevine Wreath

I’m back with my second wreath of the season, and so excited to share it with all of you today.

It’s fairly similar to the tulip grapevine wreath I shared with all of you last week, but there’s a reason for that.  I’ve decided that I need to be more consistent with our decor and colors.  Too many times I choose colors for holidays that seem to be appropriate for the “season” yet they aren’t necessarily appropriate for the rest of our decor.  So in keeping with the red pop of color that I’m trying to maintain on our first floor, I made this beauty.

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To make your own, you’ll need:

grapevine wreath

red polka dot burlap ribbon

2-3 bunches of red flowers

decorative floral pin

wire cutters

To start, I wrapped the burlap around the wreath and tucked the two ends tightly into the wreath.  No pins or wire required!

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After the ribbon was wrapped, I tucked some pretty red floral stems behind either side of each piece of ribbon.  I used my wire cutters to cut the flowers from the bunch.

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And I even had some pretty red tulips left over from my tulip & grapevine wreath, so I made a small bouquet, wrapped the stems with the polka dotted burlap ribbon and secured it with a pretty floral pin I had in my craft closet.

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I attached the bouquet to the left side of the wreath, and soon had this beauty…

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I’m loving both of my red grapevine wreaths this Spring.

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Tulip & Grapevine Wreath

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Which one is your favorite?

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Easy 5 Minute Pen Tins

Easy 5 Minute Pen Tins

Before you read any further, head to Target and check out their Dollar Spot.  They’ve got super cute tin buckets right now that are perfect for storing writing supplies {pens, pencils, markers, etc…}.  There are tons of colors and sizes and some come with or without handles.  Once you’ve found the tins you love, you’re all ready to make this easy 5 minute craft.

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All you’ll need are:

a couple of cute tins

vinyl chalkboard labels

chalk marker

markers and pens to fill up your tins

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I already had everything I needed for this project except the tins.  You could totally use a cutting machine such as the Cricut Exlore to cut your own cute chalkboard labels, but I already had these ones and have been trying the “use what I’ve got” method of crafting.

All you have to do is stick the labels on where you’d like them on the tins…

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Then use the chalk marker to label them.  LOVE chalk markers!  I use them for my weekly photos of Henry as well.  They write beautifully and don’t erase or rub off without a damp paper towel.

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Once they were labeled, I added my pens and markers and set them out on the desk in my office!

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I simply love them, and the fact that I can just erase and re-write a new label if I need to is totally awesome in my opinion!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.