Melting Snowman

Leftover pumpkin from Fall decorations? Create this melting snow person with just a few steps. Get the kids involved to save time. My littles really enjoyed helping pick out and paint rocks.

Here is what you’ll need:

* Pumpkin

* White, Red, Black Acrylic Paint

* Rocks (30-ish)

* Sticks

* Cellophane (clear gift wrap)

* UV Spray (optional)

Step 1- Paint the face

Using black paint (or Sharpie) make eye and mouth ovals. Also trace the outline of carrot nose with it’s notches.

Step 2-Paint the rest of the pumpkin white. Don’t forget the tip of the stem because it will be the pom pom on the hat.

Step 3-Paint the stem red

Step 4-Paint rocks white, except for three smallish roundish ones. Those need to be painted black for the buttons.

Step 5-Paint a white puddle on cellophane

Step 6-Pick a spot and assemble snowman

Once everything is dry, carefully place rocks and pumpkin on cellophane. If you picked a spot outdoors spraying a coat of UV protectant might be a good idea. Hopefully, you have a few dead branches lying around from the last frost. I’m still debating if I want to add a scarf…will you? Make your melting snow person and post it under this “pin.” Looking forward to seeing your creations🤗

Spreading Love

This is such an easy, cute activity to do with children and just in time for Valentine’s Day! The idea came from my 1st grader’s Children’s Church. It is a great visual to show God’s intentions for love.

You will need just 5 items….

-ink pen

-red marker

-paper towel

-cup

-water

Fill the cup up about a fourth of the way. On the paper towel draw a large heart and several smaller hearts nearby using the ink pen. Now fill in the large heart with red marker. This one represents God’s love for us.

Now place the bottom of the paper towel in the cup of water.

After a several minutes, your young ones will witness how we can share and spread love with others.

As the smaller hearts are filled the large one turns white again so I took the lesson a step further. It is so important to continuously spend time in prayer, scripture, and worship. Because that is how Christian hearts stay full.

I recently read a quote that resonated with me to my core. Our family’s spiritual life has been so enriched since serving our church, but I’m suddenly at a low and this was right on time.

YOU’RE 👏WORTHY 👏OF 👏A 👏FULL 👏CUP☕

Sorry to be extra, but it is so true! I hope you enjoy doing this simple activity with the kiddos. Until next time, take care💞