Roo's Casa

Leaf Painting
October 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Fall

DSC00122 DSC00123 DSC00125This was a fun fall idea that my kids wanted to do.  We found it in a Martha Stewart Magazine.  First, trace leaves with a pencil onto high quality watercolor paper.  Then erase the pencil marks so that they are barely seen.  Take a wet paintbrush (with water) and fill in the leaves along the pencil parts and then fill in the rest with water.  Finally drop in dots of watercolors and let them swirl around.  The color doesn’t spill outside the shape.


Preschool Graduation Hat
June 1, 2012, 1:03 am
Filed under: Crafts, Kids

These pictures show how to make this simple hat.  The ribbon is hot glued on.  The teachers ended up making these for the graduation. The drawings on the top were done after school was out.

Preschool Bunny Ears
April 1, 2012, 12:58 am
Filed under: Crafts, Easter, Holidays, Kids

This is such a fun and easy little craft for preschoolers.  Cut construction paper or sentence strip paper to fit around each child’s head and mark the spot to staple in place. Then, cut out the ears and staple onto the headband while not on the head. 

Leprechaun Mask
March 1, 2012, 12:52 am
Filed under: Crafts, Kids, St. Patrick's Day

Here is an easy paper craft that your preschooler can make for St. Patrick’s Day.  All you need is a paper plate, construction paper, red or orange paper streamers, stapler, and a popsicle stick.  The popsicle stick is stapled to the bottom and used to hold up the mask.  My preschooler loves pretending to be a leprechaun with this.

Pretend Checkbook
January 14, 2012, 7:05 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Kids

There is a great tutorial for making a pretend checkbook. My kids just love this!  The tutorial is found on Just Something I Made.

Rice Bags for Secret Santa
December 19, 2011, 10:45 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Sewing

My Secret Santa put out an S.O.S. call for some rice bags the other day. They were easy enough to make so these are checked off the list.



1. Sew on all four sides of some fabric leaving a small hole on one of the sides.

2.  Using a funnel, pour in some regular white rice.


3.  Sew up the hole.

4. Heat in the microwave when ready to use.  I usually do at least one minute, but it depends on how hot you like it.


Wrapping Paper Frame for Secret Santa
December 14, 2011, 1:43 am
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts

I followed a great tutorial to make this frame from Craftily Ever After.  It was so easy! Now I just need to slip in a photo.