Archive for July, 2008

Fun and games!

July 17, 2008

The online fun and games are back at Heifer International. There are coloring sheets, a memory game, a cow-culator, word searches, crossword puzzles and much more. You will find it all at

Fun and Games at Read to Feed

We are enjoying the color sheets

You can find more information about the Read to Feed program here. Download reading logs here.

Thank you for those of you that have already donated and for all of you that are joining us on our reading adventure and have started reading to help feed others!

Do you have a favorite book and craft you would like to share? Please e-mail me at cindyhopper(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Happy Fourth of July

July 4, 2008

2008 Parade Grand Champions —YIPPEE!

Uncle Sam Hat Party Favors

July 3, 2008

Just a little clue to the theme of our float! I am making these little favors for my breakfast table this year to go with the patriotic pinwheels.

I took about a 3″ circle of tissue paper and glued it to the top of a toilet paper roll. Next I printed the Uncle Sam Hat Party Favor download on card-stock. I used a glue stick to attach it to the toilet paper roll. I then filled the tube with goodies and attached a 3″ red card-stock circle with a glue gun. I printed the circles on a piece of red card-stock to make it easier for me. You can find what I used for the brim of the hat here. (Make sure you print full size–no scaling, so the downloads fit the toilet paper roll properly.)

Patriotic Pinwheels

July 1, 2008

We are busy around here preparing for the BIG day! I will again have everyone for breakfast before the parade starts. Here is what I am working on for the tables.

The container is a cardboard Uncle Sam hat from the party store filled with hydrangeas and patriotic pinwheels. If you would like some patriotic pinwheels to help decorate for your Fourth of July celebrations you may download them here.

Large Patriotic Pinwheel

Medium Patriotic Pinwheel

Small Patriotic Pinwheels

Print template on card-stock, cut out, fold tips to center and fasten with a long pin through black dots. The pinwheels can be attached to a pencil by pushing the pin into the pencil eraser. I needed a longer stick so I placed a cap pencil eraser on a 5/16″ dowel rod that I painted blue. I found they really spin well if you add a pony bead for spacing. A star cut out would be a nice touch on the front where the pin is placed.

now back to working on the float….