Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I love my cast iron pans, but this past winter we were using one of them as our steamer on top of our wood stove. It got pretty rusty and I was worried I wouldn't be able to use it again. I knew you could re-season a pan, but I was worried about the rust. The pan was salvageable, it just needed a little scrubbing.
I scrubbed the rust off, then wiped it all over inside and out with vegetable oil. Preheat your oven to 350F and bake turned upside down on a foil lined baking sheet for 1 hour. Wipe off excess oil if necessary when done. Ta Da!!
Friday, February 17, 2012
I hate using plastic wrap, it just seems so wasteful to use it on my huge bowl when I'm trying to cover something up. Plus half the time it doesn't even seal properly! I've seen these fancy little bowl covers around and finally decided to whip some up! They are super easy and much more stylish than plastic wrap!
I used The Cottage Home's tutorial, check out her site it's awesome!
Another great find this week (thanks once again to Pinterest) was a printable Bias Tape maker! I just about passed out when I saw this INGENIOUS idea! You will need bias tap for the bowl covers and if you like to be matchy, matchy making your own is perfect!
Head on over to Scientific Seamstress to print a 1/2 and 1 inch version of the tape maker. Seriously if you sew you should be GEEKING out about this one, like I am!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Yesterday we did some Marshmallow painting! I thought it was going to be pretty sticky and messy but it was actually the easiest clean up!
We have been learning about money, the different types and worth. Here is a great printable from Activity Mom!! It's so cool I might have to make one for Canadian money! :)
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Before we started School this year I had no idea that was such a thing as prewriting activities! I jumped right into writing with tracing letters and numbers. It was a bit discouraging to my kindergardener who was reluctant to write. Enter prewriting! This is where your youngster can trace or make shapes with their hands to get used to those motor skills that are used in writing!
In the picture about, my middle guy is using a sheet that I made up in Word and laminated. We use a dry erase marker or his finger to trace over the lines and shapes (as you can see by the marker on his face!).
Here are some sources for some great prewriting ideas!
- Confessions of Homeschooler
- Montessori n'such We've done this with rice
- Shirley's Preschool Activities - this site has lots of gross and fine motor skill activities.
What rewriting activités do you like to do with your preschooler?