First, we made magnets! They are so cute! They were easy to make once we found the glass pendants (we found them at Joann's in the floral section).
We used regular white school glue to adhere the paper to the glass. Make sure you seal the paper edges around the glass. The paper I have is made in India. It feels cool and has lots of different designs.
Next, I made a decoupage jar for a piggy bank. It's not quite finished yet. Again, I used regular white school glue, only I mixed it with equals parts water and brushed it over the jar and scraps of paper.
A cool story about the fortunes:
Joe and I ate Chinese food on a Sunday night and received this fortune,
"You will become more and more wealthy."
A few night's later, we returned for dinner...and received the exact same fortune! While I do not believe in luck, it is a cool coincidence.
The third and final craft we made together was a recipe we found on Pinterest. The link on Pinterest did not work, it took us to an advertisement, but we did find a link from Google (LINK). It's an idea for an ornament with your family's fingerprints, but I thought it would be a great way to memorialize our kitty's paw prints. It was actually quite easy to print all three of their little paws, which surprised me. They were quite patient.
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
Add cold water and mix til the consistency of Playdoh.
Bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. Let it cool overnight.
We had a lot of extra dough, so we decided to make a lot more ornaments!
Stay tuned for more pictures when actually paint them. One of them is a surprise for a certain someone's Christmas present. Shhhh... ;)