Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pinning it Down ~ Baptism of Jesus

Our Catholic homeschool group meets once a month for Blue Knights and Little Flowers. My friend and I lead a small group of younger siblings during this time. (I'm planning to share more of what we do with them soon!) While brainstorming for our January session (baptism and the Baptism of Jesus), I saw this fantastic sea shell ornament! It was originally pinned by Lacy of Catholic Icing from Crafolic.

We made a few changes to it...

First, I asked my husband to drill a small hole in the shells for the string/yarn/twine to make the hangar more sturdy.

Second, we used Mod Podge, and mixed the glitter right in!

This is not the easiest project for young kids, but they are a determined bunch and had fun! I ended up gluing the image of the dove and stringing the yarn ahead of time. The kids glued with image of Jesus with a liberal amount of glitter.

I did end up trying another recipe this week as well. We were suffering from the 4 PM doldrums yesterday, so I quickly mixed up some Orange Dreamsicle Smoothies. Yum!

I halved the sugar, but next time I'd skip it all together. Orange juice is sweet enough that you do not need added sugar!

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  1. Cute shell ornaments. What a great idea to use with little ones. Glitter and glue are right up their alley.

  2. These came out really pretty!

  3. Hi Courtney, It's so nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog! Thanks for linking to me. Your shells look great! :-)

  4. Those sea shell ornaments turned out beautifully. I have them pinned as well. The smoothies look like a great pick-me-up!

  5. Pretty! Mixing the glitter INTO the ModPodge...you are a GENIUS! Applicable to so many different crafts...and props to Dad and the drill.

    Thank you for sharing!

  6. These are pretty! Did you know they make Glitter Mod Podge? My daughter found it and wants to Mod Podge EVERYTHING with it! I know it's expensive, but she loves it and we get it those 40% off coupons! Heather