Kids of the King

My life as a kid of the King


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Summer Camp Crafts!

Wow! I cannot beleive it is that time again! Kids Camp started NEXT WEEK! I am so blessed to be in charge of the crafts for both camps this year. But I am also super stressed about picking the right crafts to do. There is such a age difference (7-12 boys and girls) so finding something that everyone will like can be a challenge.

Here is a link to a previous post about last years crafts: https://kidsoftheking.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/camp-crafts/

I am thankful to have pinterest at my disposal and have found many ideas for my summer camp board BUT if anyone wants to shoot some ideas my way I would be very thankful!

Here is a nature craft I found – I think this would be cool:

 

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Spring Artisan Sale and Showcase!

This Saturday (April 21st) is the first Spring Artisan Sale and Showcase, and I have a table/booth there! I hope you can come by and buy some amazing things from some of the vendors there!

SheSewCrafty Canada –Unique and whimsical fascinators and more!
Design Diva’s – Two Gals making quilts and fabric crafts!
Crumbles Cookies and More – Gourmet cookies decorated with style!
Identity Graphics – Specialty design and so much more!
Not to Shabby Home Décor – Shabby chic wooden home décor!
Just for you Creations – Amazing hats for adults and kids!
New Creations by Kristen – Waldorf dolls, handspun yarn and more!
Nourish Health and Wellness – Fitness and nutrition by Kathleen
Epicure Selections – Canadian cookware, herbs and more!
Cowichan Pasta – Pasta from 100% Vancouver Island Ingredients
Fancy That Crafts – Garden art, plants and more!
Mine Feathers – Handmade silver jewelry and more!
Lindsay Hill – Clothing knit and crocheted out of natural fibers
Mixed Metal Mimi – Silver, copper and brass upcycled crafted jewelry
Tinsely Designs – Children’s art and more!
Ambiant Essentials – Candles, Gifts and more!
Soak Essentials – Bath and Body

Here is the address: 3968 Gibbins Road, Duncan, BC

Look what kinds of things l have there:


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MIA!

Wow! I am sorry! I have been totally MIA!

I have been so busy and SICK lately I havent had the time to blog. We have had a cold running around our house for over a month and I am on round two! I know you other parents can relate on how much it sucks to have sick kids, be sick, have sick kids again and be sick again! It can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. I know there is, and my eyes are on Him! Stay Tuned for some super cute posts on the super cute things I have been up to!
Here is a teaser:


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Camp Crafts!

I spent last week at a WONDERFUL camp called the “Cowichan River Bible Camp”.  This is a place very dear to my heart. I have had so many life changing experiences there, and am so excited that my children will get to experience it as well.

This past week was the second Kids camp – which was for ages 7 through to 12. We had sooooo much fun! I was blessed to be the official “Craft Lady” for the week and all the crafts went REALLY well! I thought that I would let you know what we did!

Our first craft was a nice simple one! Picture Frames! I found some awesome frames at Michaels with really nice borders so there was a lot of room to decorate. We got out the paints, sticker, foam letters, foam shapes and gems and got decorating! They were all so unique and well done! Here is what my daughter did:

Our second craft was awesome!  Every kids camp the kids get tshirts and paint them , I decided to change it up this camp and we TIE DYED! Awesome!!! Tie dying with 70 kids can be a challenge for sure! BUT it worked well. We used plastic waterbottles with a small hole drilled in the top as our squirt bottles. It was perfect! Not only were we using something that was lying around, but it did not waste the dyes. Again, they all turned out different, which is the best part of doing tie dye! We put them in baggies and let them sit in the sun the next day. Then on the final night of camp the kids “went to town” with sharpies and fabric markers signing their names on each others shirts!

Our third craft was nice and simple. Friendship bracelets! They spent a long time making them and I even had a beautiful  green, blue and yellow one made for me! 

Our final craft was inspired by a fellow blogger at “the craft nest” (click to see her instructions). They were Tile Plaques. We used the supplies from the frame craft, as well as a bunch of scripture verses and phrases printed off the computer and glued them to a tile! (We had a whole box laying around the camp! SCORE!). Them we modpodged over them to secure and made glossy. I am still amazed at how different each one was, even though they were working with the same supplies!! Here are some examples that I did with my kids.

I really hope that I am asked to come back next year and do the crafts again! I am already collecting ideas and adding pages to my favorites list!!

So…. How is your summer coming along???


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I have discovered …. Ravelry.com

So has anyone here been on www.ravelry.com ? Seriously addicting!

“Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.”

So I checked it out a few times and felt overwhelmed at the hugeness of it all (kinda like my first few times on facebook!) But I went again and watched the helpful tutorial/how to use video and it didn’t seem so scary after all!

It is a great place to connect with other people in your area and across the world, who love the same things you do! I joined a group that meets at a local coffee shop every once and a while to knit! How cool it that??? VERY!!

One thing I love is that you can download patterns and when you are done you can share your finished project! Also when you find a pattern you like, you can view other peoples finished projects and read thier comments. What a great way to keep people connected through things that they love.

Creativity – The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work

 

 


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Summer Camp!!

I am at KIDS SUMMER CAMP!! YAY! I am helping with the crafts and am the memory verse lady!

As you can tell I am VERY EXCITED!

So I will be very short and few with my blog posts this week cause I am super duper busy! BUT I am planning on writing all about the cool crafts that we get up to! I am the “craft helper” this week so I can share what “MA” comes up with. Then in a couple weeks I am on my own!! SOOOO if you have any awesome memories of your favorite camp crafts from your younger days please let me know. OR if you come across anything online post the link!!

THANKS EVERYONE!

XOXOX

“KIRBY” thats my camp name!