I Heart Nap Time http://www.iheartnaptime.net Easy recipes, DIY crafts, Homemaking Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Paper Feather Garland http://www.iheartnaptime.net/paper-feather-garland/ http://www.iheartnaptime.net/paper-feather-garland/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:00:55 +0000 http://www.iheartnaptime.net/?p=44548

Paper Feather Garland by: Krisha of Jacks & Kate for I Heart Nap Time

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My favorite kind of art project to do with my kids, are ones that require minimal instruction. I love nothing more than to just bring the supplies and say, “go for it!” That’s essentially what I did with this paper feather project. I always enjoy seeing where their imagination will lead them.


Watercolor paper
A feather template

First, I started out by making two feather templates in a big and small size. No rhyme or reason here, just draw something that looks like a feather. Next, with my pencil, I traced several of them onto large pieces of watercolor paper. I liked the large paper, because it gave them a big area in which to work, but any size will do just fine.

paper feather garland on iheartnaptime.com

paper feather garland on iheartnaptime.com

Then, I loaded up the table with our supplies and told them not to worry about painting within the lines of the feather, since I would be cutting those out. My only real instruction I gave them was to have fun and use different colors. Watercolors are one of my favorite mediums in which to work, especially with kids. They have a lot of fun experimenting with mixing the colors and seeing what new color they’ll create.

paper feather garland on iheartnaptime.com

paper feather garland on iheartnaptime.com
paper feather garland on iheartnaptime.com

This kept them quite busy for an afternoon. When they finished, I let them dry completely, then cut them out. Once I had all the feathers cut, I folded them in half lengthwise and cut slits in the paper. Next, I unfolded them and threaded them on a long piece of twine at the base of the feathers. If you are using heavier stock paper, it’s easier if you pre punch holes, then thread them onto the twine.

paper feather garland on iheartnaptime.com

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I think this will make a fun addition to our wall. Though, I love it so much, it will probably stay up well after Thanksgiving!

If you like this kid art project, please check out my Kid Art Pumpkins.

kid art pumpkin


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Link Party Palooza #64 http://www.iheartnaptime.net/link-party-palooza-64/ http://www.iheartnaptime.net/link-party-palooza-64/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:59:51 +0000 http://www.iheartnaptime.net/?p=44467

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Anyone have any fun plans this weekend?

I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back on Sunday afternoon to see if you were featured! :D

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Make sure to check out last week’s features HERE. Lots of delicious comfort food recipes!

20 Fall Comfort Foods


I love these Industrial Piping Shelves from Design, Dining and Diapers. They look awesome in Taryn’s little boy’s room!


Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:

Easy Brown Bag Apple Pie

Easy brown bag apple pie

Be Thankful Wood Sign

Lovely Be Thankful Sign with easy tutorial #diy #thanksgiving #tutorial

Pumpkin Spice Scones


Also, in case you missed the post earlier…we are now accepting submissions for our 2015 creative team. YAY! Apply HERE!

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Nap Time Rules

*Pun totally intended ;) PLEASE make sure to mention on your site that you linked up at I Heart Nap Time (here’s a link: I Heart Nap Time). For this link party you will only need to link up once at I Heart Nap Time, for your post to be featured on all 5 sites. Be sure to check out each site though… we’ll each be featuring different bloggers through out the week! :Dlink-party-palooza-button

Here is a button if you’d like one. Just link it to http://www.iheartnaptime.net/.

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8 furniture finds at Target http://www.iheartnaptime.net/8-furniture-finds-target/ http://www.iheartnaptime.net/8-furniture-finds-target/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:00:23 +0000 http://www.iheartnaptime.net/?p=44296

There’s no denying my love for Target. My favorite days are walking around Target (alone) with absolutely no shopping list. I could get lost in that store for hours! Definitely my happy place. I always forget that they have SO much more online. Last night I was up late browsing their furniture and decor. So many fun pieces online …I just had to share! Thinking about getting the little table for the playroom. Loving the red legs!

8 furniture finds at Target

8 finds at Target

1. Tufted back slipper chair

2. Copper dining chairs

3. Threshold blue area rug

4. Grey fretwork table

5. Wooden wall decor

6. Jasmine tufted sofa

7. Red and white table

8. Yellow lattice accent lamp

Most of these awesome pieces can be found online… but one of my favorite new feature on Target.com is you can order it online and then do a store pickup for free. Shop online and then pick up your fun finds at the front of the store, so you don’t have to hunt them down in store. Find more information on their website here. One more reason to love Target!

Target store pick up

Have you tried the store pick up feature? What pieces of furniture are you loving right now?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Target. The opinions and text are all mine.

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