Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Riley Challenge 6/26/12

Hi Kids!

Lets go into our rooms and as fast as we can pick up 5 things that are
on the floor that need to be put away. Then let's do another 5!
Super fast! Look around do you need to put away any books, games or
toys? Go! Go! GO!


Credit: flylady.net

Friday, June 22, 2012

Riley Challenge 06/22/12

Hi Kids!

Today you are going to open up your sock drawer and look for all of the socks that don't fit or have holes in them. If you have socks that are in that drawer that you just don't wear let's toss those out along with the ones that don't fit or have holes in them!!


Put them in a bag and then take those to a parent for them to get rid of for you.

Have fun!!!



Hey flykids,
Im so sorry about missing the Riley Challenge Yesterday! I promise I will do it today!

Its here!

Hey everyone!
My quilt kit came from Downy Touch of Comfort! Here are a couple of pictures:
Everything that came in the kit.

Directions and Tag

I have to have the finished quilt mailed back in 4-6 weeks. So I will be doing alot of sewing (I hope!)
Go check out their website (and maybe even take on a summer project)!
Have fun!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cereal Box Organizer

Hey Flykids!
I found this tutorial today!

  • a cereal box (I used a small, 9oz. one that's about 7" wide)
  • scrapbook papers or construction paper
  • Elmers glue stick
  • pencil or Sharpie marker
  • transparent tape
  • X-acto knife or utility knife
Step One
With the glue stick, glue the top of the box closed, then reinforce both the top and bottom with tape.
Step Two
Measure and draw the line on the cereal box that you'll be cutting. You're going to be cutting the box in half to make 2 boxes for the organizer. The sides will be cut at an angle though, as seen in the photo at the top.

On the front of the box, measure about 5 1/2" down from the top and make a mark along one side, then the other.
Connect those two marks using a ruler so you have a straight line.
Flip the box over, and draw the marks about 4 1/2" from the top (or 1" less than what you measured on the front), and draw another line.
Your lines will not "line" up; the one on the back will be higher up on the box. This difference in heights will create the side angles.

You'll then turn the box to the side and draw a diagonal line connecting the line on the front to the line on the back. Use your ruler and do this on both sides of the box.
Step Three
With an X-acto or utility knife, cut into the front of the box along the line. Parents obviously will want to do this for the kids.
You can either continue to cut along the line around the box with the knife, or switch to scissors, which work a little better along the edges and would be fine for kids to use.
After you've cut all the way around, you should have something that looks like this:
Don't worry too much about cleaning up the edges; they'll be covered with paper.
Step Four
Time to cover the box with paper. It's almost like you're wrapping a present. We'll start with the smaller of the two boxes.
You'll want a piece of decorative or colored paper that is 2" taller than the front of the smaller box (the one in the front of the organizer), and will fit around the sides. Don't worry about the back, since that will not be seen as it will be glued to the other part of the box.

A note about paper: consider buying one of those $20 pads of scrapbook paper. They're great to keep around for projects, and all the papers are already coordinated. Plus you can usually get a 40% off coupon at Michaels or AC Moore and only pay 12 bucks for it.

Line up the paper, then crease the edges around the sides. Cut lines along the folded edges up to the point where the top of the box begins. You'll be folding this flap down on the inside of the box later.
Get your glue stick and spread glue across the paper, and put some on the outside of the box too just for good measure.
Then adhere it to the front of the smaller box and press well. Cut off excess paper on the sides, then fold down and crease the side and front flaps.
Glue them into place.
One down, one to go. It will eventually be placed like this against the other part of the box.
Step Six
On to the larger box. You'll essentially do the same thing with this one, except instead of not covering the back, you'll not cover the front, since it will be hidden by the other box. I chose a coordinating stripes paper, but you could certainly use the same pattern that you used for the front.

The visuals, again
(please ignore the scrappy mess---I'm not very good at keeping things neat when making stuff)More gluing and folding
Ta da! Back box is done.
Step Seven
Now it's time to sandwich your boxes together.
With your glue stick, spread a generous amount of glue on the back of the small box and on the front of the large one, then press them together.
Reinforce the inside divider with transparent tape
as well as the bottom.
If you want, you could cover the bottom with paper too, but since it's not going to be seen, I just left it exposed. Kind of neat for someone to notice that it was recycled from a cereal box.
Step Eight
Cover the inside of the box with another piece of coordinating paper to hide the cardboard and finish off the box. I measured the width of the inside of the box (7.25")
and cut a piece of paper slightly smaller. I made sure it was long enough to fold over the divider inside the box.
I made a folded mark where the top of the divider was,
Then took the paper out so I could give it a proper, creased fold.
Trim any excess paper, then glue the heck out of it.
Fold it over the divider and smooth into place.
Your stationary organizer is finished. Yay! Now you might want to decorate it a little more, maybe with initials or a flower like I did. I just used scraps that I saved from other projects (including this one).
I used a page from an old book and a piece of scrapping paper to make a layered flower. Just cut a square, fold it half and in half again (like cutting a snowflake), and scallop the edges. Glue them together and add a circle to the center.
Then attach to the front of your organizer.
I also used a leftover piece of the striped paper behind the flower. The possibilities are endless, and this is usually the really fun part for kids.

                                                                Tutorial from here.
                                                              Cereal Boxes Rock! ;)
                                                                       Have fun!

Riley Challenge 6/20/12

Hi Kids!

Today is really easy - check your bedroom floor for any paper clutter
that you do not need and toss it in the recycle bin or the trash can.
Check your floor for things that you do not need, love or use!

Have fun!


                                                     Like Kelly said: Have Fun!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flykid Riley Challenges

Hey Flykids!
I thought, this being the flykids site after all , the Riley Challenges should be here! So... Thats exactly what I will do for you. Credit flylady.net                THESE ARE ALL FROM FLYLADY.NET SHE SENDS THEM OUT DAILY.

                                                  These challenges vary deluttering, dusting, etc...
                                              I will begin sending these out tomorrow the 20th of June!

Downy Touch of Comfort

Hey Flykids!
I just found a blog post about making a quilt fo Downy Touch of Comfort. She said she had never made one by herself and this only took her 3 hours! 3 hours!! I am super excited! (Just a little note to parents she did it with her kids :) Click Here for blog post)

                               Just thought id let you know! :D

My Absence and Downy Touch of Comfort

Hey Flykids!
      I am soo  sorry I was unabel to finish doing the posts last week. My blogger was not working. Fortunately now it is! :)  I am so happy!!

      Now to talk about Downy Touch of Comfort. Click here for the webpage. Basically they send you the fabric and instuctions to make a quilt. Then you send it back and they give it to a child in the hospital. I just got an email today saying they sent mine. I havent made a quilt ever but this is a simple quilt and I found this: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2012/05/downy-touch-of-comfort-quilts-for-kids-making-a-four-patch-quilt.html  My goal is to have it done by school (I am hoping much sooner than that but I am giving myself time as I have no idea.) I really encourage you to request a kit and make one for a little kid. (THEY ARE COMPLETELY FREE!!) Request your quilt kit here.

                                                 Go check it out!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fathers Day Series 2012 Post #3

Hey Flykids!
Todays post is a gift for your Dad for Fathers Day!

This is what the gift looks like (Image from Etsy)

Fathers Day Gift - DIY Child's Handprint Tree - Printable pdf

Step 1) Print this:

Step 2) Press your hand on an ink pad (or you can cover your hand in finger paint.)
Step 3) Put your handprint on branches (So it looks like the etsy photo)
Step 4) Have your sibilings also put their handprints or do more of your own handprints in different colors.
Step 5) Let it dry completely.
Step 6) Frame!

This is a simple DIY Gift and a great keepsake!

Have fun!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fathers Day Series 2012 Post #2

Hey Flykids!

Today's post is a fathers day decoration.

Free Printable Garland
           I got this idea from Pinterest! Unfortunately there wasn't a printable file so I made one. 
                                  Click this for the file: Fathers Day Banner

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Guess What!!

Hey Flykids!
Guess What!!
The Flykid blog is now on Pinterest! : http://pinterest.com/flykidmeblog/

Boards include but are not limited to:
Bored Board
Tips and Tricks
Favorite Recipes

                               Check it out! Lots of fun pins :)



Hey Flykids!
I thought I would do a quick check-up and see how you are doing with your control journals!

Do you have one?

Where is it?

Do you need to revise your routines?

Let me know how well you are flying in the comments below! (If you don't have an account you can choose to post as anonymous)

                                   I can't wait to hear from you!

Father Day Series 2012 Post #1

Hey Flykids!

This week I will be posting cards,decorations,etc.. To do for Fathers Day (Sunday June 17th).
Card #1: This was a pin on pinterest but it didnt link to anything. I will be on the search for the link and will post it here when/if I find it. (I know it sayd kroktak.com on it but that website is in some other language that I dont understand and it was just.. Confusing :) )

 Pinned Image

(I will write a simple step by step below:)
What you need: Your hands, someone to trace your hands, siccors, colored paper, and a pencil to trace.

Step 1: Fold the piece of paper in half.

Step 2: Position your hand so your thumb is on the folded line and there is a good amount of space between  your index finger and thumb (See photo above)

Step 3: Have someone trace your hand (Even though your index finger wont reach the fold. The person tracing your hand must make the finger "longer" when he or she traces it.)

Step 4: Cut Out along the line.

Step 5: Write on the card!

                                                            There you go!
                                                              Have Fun,