In honor of April being Autism Awareness month, I thought I’d make t-shirts for the boys to celebrate diversity. Do you know that 1 in 50 kids will be diagnosed with Autism? So much more money, time, and resources need to be focused on Autism research! Along with that, we also need to work on community-wide acceptance, understanding, and assistance. And what better place to start than with our kids!
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Spring is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re getting the itch to start planning and planting your garden! Depending on where you live, it might be a little bit too early to plant anything in the ground so why not get a head start on your garden with these lovely Chalkboard Planters made with FolkArt stencils!
- FolkArt Stencil (Bird)
- FolkArt Paint (Seashell Pink, Buttercream, Apple Orchard)
- FolkArt Chalkboard Paint
- FolkArt Medium Spouncer
- Sponge Brush
- Terra Cotta Pots
- White Spray Paint
- Mod Podge Sealant (Gloss)
- Spray Adhesive
I started the idea for this project a year ago (shesh, where does 12 months go?!) but didn’t have the right supplies and quite frankly, my kiddos were way too little to make this an appropriate craft for them. With Jack being older and having a little more hand control, I decided to revisit the project for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Thought I would offer it here in case anyone else wants to make MLK art for their window too!
Martin Luther King Day Window Art
1. Use pencil sharpeners to make crayon shavings. Note: I tried to talk to Jack about how each of the crayons represented different types of people in this world and how boring the world would be if we only had one color but Jack looked at me like I was insane to think that crayons were people. Decided to move away from analogies and just enjoy the pretty colors. Maybe next year!
2. Spread the crayon shavings between two wax paper sheets. Try to spread them out more than we did for more of a stained glass effect. With your iron set on low, melt the crayon shavings in between the wax paper. Press down and lift the iron straight up. Don’t slide the iron or you’ll have a purple/brownish mess!
Looking to make a Father’s Day gift that will be useful and loved at the same time? How about a travel pouch, perfect for storing small toiletries on the go?! Throw in a old fashioned shaving soap and bristle brush and you’re sure to make the hardest person to shop for smile.
Be ready to devote a bit a time to sewing around all those laces. It takes forever but the end product really looks great. Your guy is worth it! :)
All Star Father’s Day Travel Pouch
- black vinyl
- thin, non-fraying white fabric (I used an old piece of a block out curtain)
- 9″ black zipper
- basic sewing supplies
1. Using an x-acto knife and a whole lot of patience, cut out all the black parts of the stencil (download stencil). Make sure to keep the white star and white sole line.
8. Use a pencil to freehand draw where the white stitching should be (right under the laces). If you look closely, you can see where I drew mine in the picture above. (You could also omit this part if you’d like)
15. Here’s what your pouch will look like from the inside. If you want to, you could always line the pouch (there are tons of tutorials on Pinterest!)