When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

April 28, 2009

Butterflies and Lap Trays

Today, I got an automated call from the school district that due to inclement weather (flooding in this instance) the schools were closed for the day. Rather than just watch t.v. I put the girls to work making these little lovelies here.
I found the plain lap trays at Hobby Lobby. They come in a variety of colors so you could even do yellow, red or blue for a boy if you wanted to. I used paint pens for the name and embellishing. The girls love them and have been sitting at them for the past 1-1/2 hours making butterflies and playing with sticker books. Not a bad way to spend the day I'd say.If you would like to make some cute beaded butterflies like these head on over to Just Tutes for the tutorial. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I have been wanting to make personalized lap trays for the girls for quite some time. I figure they will come in handy when I want them to busy their hands and craft with Mommy.


  1. Love the adorable little lap trays!!! Great job! I need to refurbish my girlies laptrays, (they have Barbie on them) and now they're too old for Barbie. lol Yours are sweet!
    Happy Day!
    ♥ Teresa

  2. Seriously, are you mother of the year? I think so! I am embarrassed to admit that if I got that phone call from the school system, my kids would probably have been wastes of skin, sitting on the couch all day! I stink at spontaneity...if I'm doing crafts, for some reason I feel like I have to plan for it weeks in advance. The entire concept frightens me!! :)

    That's why I'm so happy to have found you. Inspiration!!

  3. Oh, believe me, I am no mother of the year. The T.V. is one of my best friends!

  4. Those are sooo stinkin' cute!!! My girlies would love them!

  5. Those are sooo cute!!! I'm guessing you're in the Houston area, because we got the same call!!! We're up in Tomball! My grandmother was an artist and used to sell her painting in a gallery in New Mexico. Ruidoso I think?! Love you blog, btw!

  6. Lanie - I got your message. My radio does not leave KSBJ!!! Here's a question for you.... if we have this in common, I will fall in the floor!!! Do you go to CBS (Community Bible Study)? http://www.communitybiblestudy.org/ I go on Wednesdays at The Foundry. It has been such a blessing to my life! Can't wait for next year's study - Revelation!!! With this crazy world - it's perfect!!! Glad you stopped in at Three On Food - come back anytime!!! :o)

  7. Are you in Houston? I am looking for someone or place that will personalize these. I used to get them done by the Learning Express by me, but it closed.