Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fruit & Veggie Valentine

Hi!  It's been a LONG sorry for my absence.  I've been kept very busy by travel and opening my Etsy store.  I have a new's a slow work in progress, but ABA will still be here on Blogger.

Anyway, I had an old apple in my fridge that was starting to wrinkle and I thought I'd make some valentine prints with it!  No doubt, you've seen this's been around forever, so I'm showing you nothing new.  BUT...even I had forgotten about this golden oldie of a Valentine project, so I thought I'd post it just on the off chance that someone out there hasn't seen fruit & veggie prints.  THis is great for DIY Valentine cards or just for a dun painting project.

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3...
Get an apple or potato and slice a bit off.
With a knife cut the shape of your heart...or whatever then cut away the surrounding part of apple.
Press onto a paper towel to remove excess moisture then dip into paint and print!

Have fun & get messy!
:-) Miss Jenna

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blarney Stone Craft

It's Time for my favorite color.....GREEN! And time to celebrate St. Patricks Day, but personally, I like celebrating green more.  :-) 
Have your Ankle Biters make their very own Blarney Stones to smooch!  Not familiar with the Blarney story?  Here it is in short....

In southwestern Ireland, there is a very famous stone, called the Blarney Stone. It is located high up in Blarney Castle. If you kiss the Blarney Stone (while in a very awkward upside down manner...Google images), it is supposed to give you the gift of eloquence.

Essentially, here's what you need:
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A smooth rock & some green paint

Other supplies:
  • brush
  • glue
  • black Sharpie marker
  • glitter, sequins, plastic jewels, googly eyes, bits of yarn, etc.
Clean and dry rock.  Paint it green and let paint dry completely.  Its pretty much done now, but if the wee ones would like to further embellish their Blarney stone by making a face with the marker or gluing glitter and other stuff, by all means, let em go at it.....just make sure they're good and dry before the smoochin' starts ;-)

Have fun & get messy!
~  Miss Jenna

Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY Holiday Snow Globes with You Inside!

Man, I love Pinterest.  It's so helpful when I'm either too lazy to come up with a holiday craft to share with you or just too busy.  Lately I'm just too busy.  Please don't feel slighted....I have a lot going on right now.  BUT!  Thanks to Pinterest, I found this freaking adorable holiday craft for you!


I mean, cute are these?!  I want to be in one!  Maybe when all this crazy settles down, I'll craft one up.  This tutorial comes from Our Best Bites.  They also have some really great recipes, so give this site some well deserved attention.  

To get the how to's click HERE!
Have fun & get messy!
:-) Miss Jenna 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pom Pom Ornaments

So...yeah.  I skipped right over Thanksgiving crafts this year.  Many's been a hectic few months.  Moving on to the next holiday!  CHRISTMAS!!!  Here is a very kid friendly craft to help decorate your tree.  Head over to Skip To My Lou for the full tutorial.  :-)  Have fun & get messy!
~ Miss Jenna

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Make Halloween Treats More Fun.... making these recycled bread tag monsters!

I'm one of these people who looks at most random things that I may find on the ground outside or laying around in my house who wonder...."Hmmm.  I wonder what I could make out of that?"  But never have I looked at those annoying little bread bad tags and considered the crafty possibilities.  Luckily, Amanda from Crafts by Amanda, did.  What a cute idea!
Have fun & get messy!
 :-)  Miss Jenna

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween on Pinterest

Halloween is around the corner...a time for junk food and creepy crafts.  Here are some spooktacular possibilities for you and your ankle biters.
Have fun and get messy!
:-)  Miss Jenna

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ready for some fun???

Who wouldn't love to play around with this thing?!  I think you and your family should give your construction skills a try and build this totally awesome marshmallow catapult.

Have fun and get messy!
:-)  Miss Jenna  :-)