Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review: One Hand, Two Hands

Sometimes young children’s books are too simplistic for adult enjoyment. But not One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado. This wonderfully illustrated book has simple words with a strong message. Hands can be used to be kind to others, help others, and to love others. Various ideas of those three themes are presented in the book. The book ends with a prayer, “One hand, two hands, five fingers, ten….God thanks for my hands. Please, use them again.”

I enjoyed the clever objective of this book. Using concrete examples to illustrate what we can do to make a difference in this world will appeal to children and adults alike. The illustrations by Gaby Hansen are superb, of highest quality. I highly recommend this sweet book.
This book was given to me for review by Tommy Nelson Publishers. The opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Crab Cuties

This little craft turned out pretty cute, if you ask me.  It was done over two days due to paint drying.
First I took bowls and had the kids paint them red.
After drying, they became hats.  I love creative kids.
I cut out two claws and 8 feet for each crab. Hint: put two pieces of paper together or fold one. Then you only have to cut out half as many with twice the results.
Next came the gluing. 
I found that tacky glue works better than school glue for this particular project.  Tacky glue seems to hold better on weird surfaces like the rim of a bowl.  But you could use either.  I'm not the glue police.

Then add a couple of googly eyes and a smile to finish it off.
See...a crab cutie!
Or in Treyton's case, an alien crab.  (He had to have three eyes.)
Oh, and no...Treyton is not naked. He's just showing off his pectoral muscles.