If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Friday, June 23, 2017

Homemade - child craft and a meal



Hello everyone 🌞 It's summer and we're doing summer things. 
My grandchildren love to do crafts and when I saw this easy craft on Pinterest, I was pretty sure it would be a good one. 
The craft uses those glass pebbles sold in about every craft and floral department, clear glue and a base like a plastic lid from a yogurt carton. And something for a hanger like a piece of cording.  I first used a bent paper clip and was not crazy about it.  Cording works better.  

I made this one as a sample and test when no children were here. 


The grands made all the rest.  
Just squirt out a layer of the clear glue on the plastic lid and then put in a hanger and the glass pebbles in any design you like. 

The older grandchildren planned out their designs before using glue. The younger ones just had fun putting the pebbles into the glue with no plan.  
we used Elmers clear glue- bought at Walmart in the school supply section.  

The only drawback to this craft is the glue takes a long time for the glue to dry- close to a week.  
The children had to leave these here until they were dry and I kept them where I could check them often.  I put the glue on thick enough so I was confident the suncatchers would hold together and maybe our glue is thicker than needed to be.  
Once the glue is dry,  the sun catcher will just peel right out of the plastic lid.  
The lids can be reused for a second batch,  which is what we did.  

The ones hanging in the window were made a week ago.
The ones still drying on lids were made yesterday.  



here is a peek out one of our back windows.  Can any one guess what is going on in our backyard with a cement truck and a very hardworking contractor?  We just had a much bigger patio poured and I am so pleased and excited about it.  More on that later......


One of our favorite meals is grilled burgers and I decided at the last minute to cook them.  
I looked online and tried a yeast bun recipe that is ready in about 30 minutes.  They did mix up fast and easy.  And they were great in a pinch but I do prefer my old recipe over this one.  
The burger toppings were all grown in our backyard except for the pickles.
I cooked some fried potatoes and onions- both the potatoes and onions are also from our backyard garden.  
I call them "fried" as I cook them in a nonstick skillet with just about a teaspoon of oil.  But they are oil heavy like most deep fried potatoes  

my husband grilled the burgers in the backyard and they were so good!
this is his plate.
I hope all my readers in the northern hemisphere are having a nice summer too.

17 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this craft. I think I might make one for myself.

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  2. What a sweet idea! It is very very nice to be eating from one's own food!

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  3. Such a great idea for a simple kids activity, I will definitely try that one. Your burgers look so delicious.

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  4. The craft is great! All of the projects look so pretty.

    And your garden vegetables and dinner look so good! You are making me hungry!

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  5. That looks like a fun craft for Megan. I'll have to find a lid in recycling to use. I love grilling out burgers. They are on our menu for the weekend. Can't wait to see your finished back patio. Mine is probably my favorite spot.

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  6. That is a very cute craft idea. We are going to visit our granddaughter in a few weeks and I might have to do this with her.

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  7. What a fun craft for grown ups and children alike. I love that you were able to use all the vegetables from your garden. I'm afraid I won't be so lucky.

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  8. Those glass window hangers are adorable. My mom and I covered bowling balls with those same glass pebbles to make yard art. We used super glue and quickly put our pretties outside in our flower beds. The next morning our bowling bowls were sitting in a pool of glass pebbles! Lol we reglued them using a different glue (I forget what it was) and 14 years later, most of the stones are still attached. I remember the good laugh we got from that!

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    1. Oh Little Penpen, that is so funny! At least in happened outdoors, or you would of heard the ping ping all night.
      Years ago I covered a big vase with green glass pebbles. I used E6000 glue and it worked great.

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  9. Adorable craft idea! And those burgers look delicious! =)

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  10. What a fun craft idea! :) Kids would love this.

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  11. Cute idea! I made a wreath like yours thanks for the info then sister came and took it. Can you believe that? So I am making another one.

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  12. Okay, I admit my mouth watered when I saw your dinner plate. That looks YUMMY!

    I don't have kids or grands, but I'm definitely making a couple of those for myself! What fun! I'm thinking of a million things to make. I love hanging stuff in the windows. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!

    Little Penpen, I laughed about your bowling ball story. I think that's why posts on Pinterest Fails are so funny. We've all been there. Looking forward to our beautiful creation only to find.....what happened?!?!

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  13. I love the sun catchers. My son is an adult with special needs, and I think this will be a nice craft for him to make some Christmas gifts this year. What brand of glue did you use? Cut blog, BTW--I love the name, going to put a sign up in my kitchen that says that.

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    1. Hi Evelyn, Elmers Clear Glue, in the school supply section. I got ours at Walmart.

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  14. My girls would have fun with this craft. They'd have a hard time waiting for it to dry, though! I think I may have some of those glass beads in my craft supplies...

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