Angry Birds Golden Egg

Like most kids and many adults around the world, Angry Birds phenomenon has exploded in our house and has been for a long time now. We even have no Angry Birds days just to give Jackson a break. Boy does he hate that!

Any who, he has several Angry Birds stuffed toys (the ones that make noise).  But you never see golden eggs anywhere. Since he is being to have more imaginative play lately I decided to make one. This was Jackson’s 1st sewing lesson, I do believe he enjoyed it.

 

What you need:

Stuffing

– Yellow Felt

 

Step 1:

Half the felt and drawn an egg and cut it out. Making 2 eggs.

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Step 2:

Sew the two pieces together (I used a zig-zag stitch) leaving just enough of an opening to fold your egg inside out .

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Jackson’s little hand helping guide.

Step 3: 

Fill your egg with stuffing.

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Step 4:

Sew up the opening of your egg.

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Not the best, but my 3 year old isn’t picky.

 

Now you have your golden egg to go with the rest of the birds… and pig.

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Green Anaconda

If you or your children haven’t heard any of the song from Big Green Rabbit y’all are missing out.  Not only are they fun songs they are also rather educational.  Jackson loves them and I actually love YouTube for having the different songs on there.

 

Since Jackson’s favorite is Green Anaconda (it is his go to song when he has watched to many Angry Bird videos) we decided to make a green anaconda out of socks.

What you need:

– Kelly Green fabric dye (or any green you want, more natural than neon though)

–  Old socks (we used a tube sock and an ankle sock that didn’t have a match)

2 googley eyes

– Red felt (used for the tongue, ours was hot pink though)

– Brown Fabric Pen

 

 

Step 1:

We dyed the socks a few weeks ago, I didn’t take pictures. Follow the directions located on the dye package.

Step 2:

Cut a slit in the toe seam (the seam that usually its at the base of your toes) in one of the socks. This will be the snakes mouth.AAA_8591

 

Step 3: 

Fold the sock inside out, slide it onto the other sock and sew the tops together. Make sure you are able to fold the top sock back over the other so the “mouth” is out. This will make your snake longer.

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(I know I should of sewn it so the seam is inside. It didn’t occur to me until after the fact.)

 

Step 4:

Start feeding your snake some stuffing! Insert through the mouth.

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Step 5:

Sew your mouth.

– Take your bottom lip and pinch the tip so it folds in half.  Add your felt tongue in the back of the bottom lip.

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– Take your top lip and pinch the top making it lay flat just the like bottom lip. However, this time make the top

overlap the bottom.

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Step 6:

Place your googley eyes.

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Step 7:

We drew some brown ovals down the back of the snake to make it look like the video.

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This little project took about 20 minutes to make ( not including dye time)

I hope you enjoy your green anaconda for your little snake enthusiast.

Catching Some Rays

Today Jackson and I decided to make a few different sun catchers. More than likely, a few might go to his grandparents for Mother’s Day.  These were super easy, you just have to be patient and wait. I have seen several on Pinterest that involved using your oven and on a few occasions I read comments that other people had put them on the grill. Well, that is what we decided to do. I am so happy we did too because I couldn’t imagine the smell of burnt plastic all over the house, when it was bad enough outside.

I set the grill to medium/low (or around 500-600 degrees)

What you need:

Metal (it has to be metal) dish

Plastic pony beads (the transparent kind)

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That’s it. Pretty simple actually.

Arrange your beads in your metal dish in a single layer. The more beads you have the thicker it will be.

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(Yellow Angry Bird had to help)

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(This pattern in the grill was not melting as it should and I had to add more beads)

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Grill for around 15 minutes or until completely melted.

While we were waiting, like any project with a 3 year old there is going to be a mess. This time Jackson decided to step in the bowl of pony beads and spill them all over the the patio and into the grass… Yay!

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…..but before that happened we were taking the time to try and separate the pony beads. Teaching Jackson about organization and categorizing.  Yeah he wasn’t having much fun with that and started to get VERY whiny.

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Check the grill the sun catchers should be finished.

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We hung this one in our kitchen window.

I love it.

To hang just drill a small hole and use string. (Edited: Once you take this off the grill or out of the oven, while the beads are still hot, stick a non-melted pony bead into the sun catcher. Make sure the holes are on it’s side so you slide your string through. This beats having to drill anything and you get to use another cute bead! Just please do not burn yourself.)