Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Easy Fall Craft for Kids

With Fall in the air,  I finally decided it was a good time to get out last summer's dried gourds and do something with them. I got out the paints thinking that this would be a fun craft for the kids but was not expecting too much in the area of decor. I have to admit I was quite pleased with the outcome. Here's how we did it.
I gathered a number of acrylic paints in fall colors and let the kids (ages 4 and 6) each paint on their own. After painting on a solid color, they splotched on whatever accent colors they desired.

Next we took a rag and wiped the gourd.
And here's what we came out with.

Simple, quick and fun for the kids!

Best Bread Recipe Ever

Lately I have been on a hunt for a good bread recipe. When I first saw this recipe post I thought to myself how delicious it looked but I was wanting a whole grain alternative. However, the more I thought about the bread and how good it might taste with my apple/butternut sqash soup I decidied to give it a try. I must say this was the most beautiful and tasty bread I have ever made and by far the easisest! Here's a link to the blog: A Soft Place to Land for No-Knead Bread

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.