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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pumpkins and Potters Wheel -- Crafty Weekends Crafts & Link Party


This has been a bit of a crazy week and weekend. Last weekend we met my sister at Old Sturbridge Village and discovered our admission fee got us a second trip within ten days, so we went back today. Hazel was very excited when we discovered that one of the hands-on crafts that you could pay to do was making a bowl on a potters wheel. She always wanted to use a potters wheel, so we splurged and let her make a bowl today. I had wanted to have her use a potters wheel back when we looked at Juan Quezada, but didn't find a good option. You can see some of the photos above of her dish and her making it.

On Saturday we picked up a couple of sugar pumpkins and headed over to Paper Source for their free pumpkin decorating event. They had three stations: paint, glitter and washi tape. I started with the glitter and Hazel started with the paint.

I did a spiral with the glitter and then added some paint. (I had done stripes with paint and then added glitter glue dots for one of the samples at the store.)
Hazel had fun painting stripes of various colors and then started with the glitter. Finally she added washi tape because she wanted to and could. Then she decided she liked mine better. Perhaps it is because I didn't put quite so much on my pumpkin, but I like hers anyway. It was a fun weekend.



Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last party!! We had a fun large party with many new guests!! Welcome to all who are just joining us!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week the features are in two groups: Halloween Crafts and Every Day Crafts. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Halloween Craft Features


1) From Refresh Living: Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin with Washi Tape

2) From Creating Really Awesome Fun Things (C.R.A.F.T.): Mummy Raisin Boxes

3) From Flamingo Toes: Boo-yah! Cute Ghosties Embroidery Hoop Art

4) From Pink Peppermint Design: Halloween DIY: Create a Giant Washi Tape Spiderweb

5) From Clean and Scentsible: Candy Corn Bunting and Halloween Chalkboard

6) From Craft Create Calm: DIY Halloween Craft Spider Web Wreath

Every Day Craft Features





1) From Busy Being Jennifer: DIY Farmhouse Coffee Sign

2) From The Scrap Shoppe: Ribbon Frames

3) From By Brittany Goldwyn: Make a Hanging Wooden Key Holder
4) From  Nap Time Creations: Candle Cozy Tutorial

5) From Rain on the Tin Roof: DIY Lucite Handrail

6) From Wife in Progress: DIY Rustic Weathered Picture Frame


Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!