As a family we have been working really hard to turn the tv off at night and having family time instead. So last night was family project night in our house. The first thing we decided to work on was painting some clothespins. This has been a project that has been unfinished for a very long time. I don’t know if you remember my frame wall, if not you can refresh your memory here, but it is about time to finish it up. My kiddos love to paint, so what better way to get a project finished then with a little help.
First I of course gathered together my supplies: some clothespins and paint and paintbrushes and of course some paint shirts for the little painters.
And then let them get to work!
All their hard work!
I let the clothespins dry overnight to ensure they were completely dry and then hung them on the wires in the frames! And then added my pictures! What do you think?
What’s funny is, I printed out the pictures out a long time ago now, so they are quite outdated already. I guess I will need to update the pictures before too long anyways! And there you have a completed frame wall!
And then we got to work on our 2nd, quite delicious project of the night! Carmel apples!
Its very simple really, a few apples, a bag of carmels (which is supposed to come with sticks, but ours did not so we used plastic knives instead) and some candies (we used carmel candy corns and nerds).
First things first, you must unwrap all the caramels. A perfect task for little hands! While my husband stuck the plastic knives into the apples.
Next on medium to low heat in a saucepan heat the caramels with 2 tablespoons of water. Simple enough. And continuously stir until the caramels are complely melted.
Next dip the apples into the caramels and pass of it off to be rolled in the candies!
Then let them refridgerate for at least an hour. We actually are going to eat them tomorrow. With the leftover caramel we cut up one more apple to share and let the kiddos go to town! They were very excited to eat the leftovers!
Is there a project you started and haven’t finished? What is it? It always helps to have a little company to finish that project and maybe even a little reward for all their hard work!Back to Blog