Autumn Acorn Craft

Being a stay at home mom, I go on A LOT of walks. We go at least once a day if not more when the weather allows. We have multiple walk then play meetups a week. Walking is a BIG part of our activities. When it’s just the girls and me walking, Ella and I like to talk about what we see and hear. In the last 2 months as the weather has changed, she has been eager to scope out the changing colors in the leaves, then sad to see them falling, and then ecstatic to discover ACORNS!

She is constantly bringing home as many acorns as her tiny hands can carry or that she can beg me into holding for her. They have been building up in a pile on the back porch, and attracting squirrels. I HATE squirrels. So last night I decided we would start using them for, well, something.

First up… ACORN PAINTING ART! Sort of like found art but instead of the acorns being the art, they helped make the art!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • acorn
  • shoe-box
  • paper
  • paint
  • tape

Direction

  1. cut paper to fit box and place inside of box
  2. put several dollops of paint on the paper in the box
  3. toss the acorns in the box (The kids enjoyed this!)
  4. Close and tape the lid shut
  5. SHAKE! RATTLE! and ROLL!! Those acorns around the box!

 

Breakfast Cake!

I  had seen several pins on Pinterest for baking pancakes and this morning was as good as any to whip up my own. Using a basic pancake recipe plus a bit of extra baking powder I easily made up what will now be a breakfast staple around here!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup milk
2 T. melted butter
1 large egg
2 T. sugar
1 cup flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

 Directions:

Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish. I used a glass one and it worked wonderfully. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl beat milk, melted butter, and egg until combined. Add in sugar. Slowly mix in flour. Add in Baking Powder and salt combining until just mixed. Be careful on the last step as you don’t want to over mix and end up with chewy cake.

Pour into an 8×8 greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Slice and add syrup and butter to taste. MMMMM. Good!

DIM (Did it myself): Baby Doll Carrier

I had a friend request a baby doll carrier for her daughter to give as a new sibling gift. I had already been toying with the idea of making one for another friend’s daughter’s birthday gift, so this was all the nudge I needed.

Today I dug into my fabric stash and found a large (5 yards!!) amount of pink/mauve corduroy.  I decided that would do for a trial fabric and set to work. I DID NOT photograph what I was doing as I really didn’t know how it would turn out. Well, it turned out pretty well if I say so myself!

Would you like me to do a tutorial on this?? Tell me in a comment below!!