Saturday, January 29, 2011

let it snow!: coffee filter snowflakes

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Bear and iIhave been talking a lot about winter topics lately.  We recently took down our Christmas decorations and it was pointed out to me by my 2 year old that we needed to make some decorations for our glass front door.  So we raided my husband’s coffee cabinet for filters and this is what the result was…

I had Bear separate the coffee filters and lay them out flat (working on those small motor skills.  then we colored them with washable crayola markers. 
 
After they were colored to our satisfaction, I filled a small water bottle with water and placed a cookie sheet down on the table to catch the water.  The coffee filters were sprayed with water to make the colors bleed.  Bear found it quite interesting that the water spray was able to move the colors off of the filters.  They took about 2 hours to dry.
 

Once the filters were dry, they could be cut into snowflakes.
 

I laminated ours to make them more durable. That way we can bring them out next year to decorate again.  I use a Scotch laminator.  It paid for itself the second time I used it.
 

The finished product was then hung on the front door.  

literary connections
a snowy day…ezra jack keats
a very special snowflake…don hoffman
snowball fight…jimmy fallon and adam stower
winter’s first snowflake…cheri l. hallwood

 
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Friday, January 7, 2011

dirty window

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looking through a dirty window
as the light fades to dusk
your spirit enters me and i smile
you drew me to the window
to show me the light
the power, the strength
to remind me that I do not
belong to the darkness
no matter how strong its
grip on me may feel
your name is written on my heart
i am yours

 
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Monday, January 3, 2011

where light meets dark

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today, pastor spoke of growing in Christ.
Giving
Receiving
Obeying
Worshipping


we must sTRivE 
to become who the Lord iNteNDs us to.
i still have much work to do on mYseLF.
my resolutions.
aren't for this
year aLoNE...
they are changes that will rEneW and cHaNGe my way of living.


hEaL old wounds
LEt gO of the sadness the shame, the fear
uNDeRstANd that the things in my life
that i've had no control over
aren't worth my guilt

inspired by "healing begins" by tenth avenue north

 
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