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Library Card Holder

We have been frequenting the library quite a bit while my Little Chefs were out of school. They absolutely love the library. When we go during the school year they have too many books to read and the library ones go unread, or are only partially read.  Before moving our library had a fun summer reading program with incentives each week. They would set their own reading goal and if they accomplished it each week they could go back into the library for their reward. They were usually BOGO or ...

Clown Serving Plate

  Clowns are very common with birthday parties, especially those parties the first few years of ones life. We wanted to do something a little different incorporating clowns into the food display at a party. To be honest I gave my Little Chefs free reign of the craft room to create whatever type of clown they wanted to create. I gave them the basic idea and helped with the construction and then I didn't see them for at least 30 minutes. When I went to check on them they were ...

Simple Yarn Art

Do you have yarn, glue, scissors and an old coloring book? If so, we have a craft for you--Simple Yarn Art! Sometimes my Little Chefs need a change when coloring so instead of crayons we choose markers. Then when they need another change we reach for the paint. Next time you have exhausted all those options pull out the yarn. Ingredients: Simple line drawing in a coloring book or create your own. You do not want a lot of detail in the picture. Various colors of yarn Scissor...

Drive In Food

Yesterday we posted a fun summer activity - we made Cardboard Box Cars! The Little Chefs then "drove" their cars to their own drive-in movie!!  What did we need to go with our drive-in movie adventure? Drive In Food!! We found these great little, disposable tin containers that include a lid at the dollar store, in a package of 3. They were all excited to have their very own, even though they were identical! We decided it would be great to compartmentalize the food using paper cupcake ...

Cardboard Box Cars

What to do with all your extra Cardboard Boxes? Create some summer fun and make Cardboard Box Cars!! In the past, we have taken the Little Chefs to a Drive-In Movie, and they LOVED it!! Recently we have had a lot of empty cardboard boxes around the house. And before I could send them out to the recycle bin - the Little Chefs were already busy putting their creative juices to work and making something fun.......they wanted to make a car to take to their OWN drive-in movie!! So the Little ...

Embellished Cuff

Do you have a leather or pleather coat or purse that you do not want anymore? If the answer is yes then you have the main material for our Embellished Cuff. This is the perfect idea for my Little Chefs because they absolutely LOVE reusing items instead of throwing them away. They are constantly trying to come up with something they can make with items that are not being used anymore. The Embellished Cuff is so fun to make because the possibilities are endless. You can use anything that ...

Cleaning House

It's that time of year again where we are ready for a good Cleaning House Spring Cleaning - deep clean the house, reorganize the drawers, rotate the closets......everything must be cleaned and organized or donated - this will be our mind-set for the next couple weeks!! The typical Spring Cleaning House used to be a pretty painless Saturday chore. However, now with 3 Little Chefs running around wanting to help out or making messes faster than I can keep things clean, I had to rethink the ...

Scrabble Wafers

National Scrabble Day is this Saturday. Little Chef D is learning how to read. I thought it would be fun to turn reading into playing with food! I first showed her how we were going to play. I wrote a few letters with frosting on the tops of a few Vanilla Wafers. I made some words and asked her to read them. At one point we read "ad" words switching out the beginning consonant.   She had so much fun she wanted to create some words on her own. When she had plenty of wafers out (for ...

Space Craft

National Space Day is coming up in the beginning of May! My Little Chefs love everything and anything to do with space. So, to celebrate - we wanted to make our own Space Ships!! What a fun space craft. We thought of a clever way to not only recycle some of our old CD's, but to also use some of the plastic Easter eggs that were still lying around the house! The Little Chefs LOVE these type of crafts - because there are no rules! They can use and make what ever type of Space Ship they ...

Phases of the Moon

In addition to the Space Ship Craft - I thought it would be fun to teach my Little Chefs the different Phases of the Moon.  Each night, especially in the summer time, they love to find the Moon - to see what "shape" it is. I have said before, that my Little Chefs and I LOVE Oreos! And while eating them one day, Little Chef E realized that the creme looked like a Moon. So I thought - what a fun way to teach them the different Phases of the Moon.....with Oreos! MoonPhases     ...

DIY Hair Accessories using the glue gun!

Hair accessories, too many, no way! My Little Chefs are always on the lookout for something new. With 4, possibly 5 girls we have a need for many different sizes, types and styles. I love shopping the clearance deals at craft stores! I love it even more when all the clearance is an additional 90% off! That is exactly what recently happened. I went into the store not expecting to find a lot, but secretly hoping there still are some good things there. It is SUPER hard to actually browse any store ...

April Fool’s Free Printable

My Little Chefs LOVE April Fool's Day which is why I created this April Fool's Free Printable. The problem I have is they remember everything I do so somehow I need to do it bigger and better the next year. One of Little Chef A's favorite's was when I switched what was in her cookies package with nuts. She said she was confused for a moment and then remembered it was April Fool's Day. What I learned from that experience was the fact that I should have put a message in the package so that she ...

Dr Seuss Craft – “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”

Dr Seuss Day is this Saturday! My Little Chefs LOVE Dr Seuss books. We celebrate each year with fun crafts, treats, and read our favorite books. One of our favorite books is There's a Wocket in My Pocket! And who doesn't just love this book of ridiculous rhymes! Strange creatures with even stranger names, living on ordinary pieces of furniture and areas around a little boy's home.  After reading this book, my Little Chefs decided they wanted to create their very own strange creature! They ...

Butterfly Melted Crayon Art

What do you do with all your broken crayon pieces? We make crayon melting art. It is an easy craft that is fun to do for a family night or when friends come to play. It seems every time my Little Chefs get out the box of crayons they are not fully picked up and either I step on one and break it in two, or Little Chef H thinks it is fun to break the crayons in two. She thinks she is so strong to be able to do this! I have a hard time throwing them out because I know there HAS to be ...

“DOH” You you want to be my Valentine?

With all the candy around at Valentine's Day (and don't get us wrong, we LOVE conversation hearts and cinnamon bears) we try to give a little more love than just candy. This year we decided to give a homemade playdough Valentine gift to all the Little Chef's friends. This playdough recipe we created by combining a couple different recipes.  We LOVE this recipe because  it is so smooth and not crumbly, it will last forever (I think I just threw away a batch from last October!),  and the ...

Fold-Out Heart Card

We have been having fun with origami and paper lately. Some attempts have been successful, while others have failed miserably. If I can't figure out the directions to teach it to my Little Chefs quickly they get bored and distracted and move on to something else. This fold-out heart card was one of our successful attempts. It was also fun because Little Chef C was immediately able to write a valentine for Grandma and Grandpa. Not only was she able to show them her creative work, but she was ...

Heart String Theory

February 1st is just a few days away. As I have said before my Little Chefs LOVE holidays. This year, starting on February 1st, we are going to make a paper heart garland. For each act of love shown for another family member one heart will be added to our garland. We are excited to see how long our garland will be come February 14th! To get them excited about the idea we all sat down with different colors of construction paper in valentine colors; red, pink and white. They each practiced ...

Stitched Heart Garland

I made this super cute Stitched Heart Garland with my girls because it is an easy craft for our Valentine's Day decor and for one more very important purpose. This craft has two objectives: Valentine's Day is coming soon and my Little Chefs LOVE holidays! They love the food, the surprise, and especially love decorating! They find any boxes of decorations that I have and decorate the house themselves. If I do not have enough to make our home or their rooms festive enough they MAKE ...

Marble Painting

My Little Chefs LOVE to paint! Whenever we are painting the house inside or out they want to help. Anytime they see their paints they want to do it NOW. I have a love/hate relationship with paint because it can be so messy with little ones! I always seem to have a little one who makes the biggest mess. I have seen people paint with cars or trucks, but at my house those are not common toys. Then I had an idea! We just went to a case lot sale at a local grocery store and after storing the ...

Easy Weave Scarf

Last November Little Chef A learned how to weave a scarf at school. She was so proud of her work she gave it to me for Christmas! I thought it was a great craft because she could do it with only one instruction session. I asked if she wanted to make another one to show others how to make it on the blog. She definitely wanted to do this! In fact she was telling me today's the day, its time to start, its time to take pictures, we need to do this today! So in this post I was doing whatever SHE ...

Drinking Straw Art

We looked at an online calendar which had a variety of celebrations and holidays. It seemed every day had a list of things we could celebrate. Some were foreign to us, and some sounded like a lot of fun! Today, according to the calendar, is Drinking Straw Day. I remember as a kid I doing an art project for an elementary school competition. I painted a tree trunk, blew paint through a straw for the branches, then added some "flowers" to make it a three dimensional project. I thought I could ...

Welcome 2013!

Welcome to the new design of Five Little Chefs! I was hoping to get everything set by today, but sadly that did not happen. Hopefully little changes here and there will not affect the performance of the site. My Little Chefs have enjoyed learning to cook this past year and would now like to expand their learning adventures. We will still be cooking once or twice a week as they do not want to stop that completely. We will be adding a day or two of crafts. Just as they like to create things by ...