Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums >

Crafty Corner If you are creative, love to knit or crochet, paint, or just enjoy making fun stuff with your kids, this is the forum for you.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2008, 06:20 PM
Minny's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Crooksville, Ohio
Posts: 6,962
Happy face

Barbszy, I used to have alot of different poses of Betsy. I kept some in the living room & some in my bedroom & some in the kitchen. Depending on what kind of scene I was playing at the time. If I was playing that we were eating lunch, I went to the kitchen. If we were taking a nap I went to the bedroom LOL. My Mom would get so mad at me for having them all over the house LOL. I loved my paper dolls, but Shirley Temple was & is still my favorite. I found a site that had Shirley Temple paper dolls.. exactly like the ones I had when I was little. I'm not cutting these ones out though. . they will stay in the books.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2008, 03:04 AM
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 19,057
After reading some of these; I just remembered another one we use to do with my kids.

With the 4 and 5 quart buckets you get ice cream in. I would take them on trips with us for the kids as activitiy boxes.

We would fill them with a pencil, pencil sharpener, pens, eraser, small box of crayons, recycled paper (with the back side blank torn in half and stapled together for pads), small frisbee, dice games, different snacks for the kids, and small travel games or reading books.

The kids would use the lids on top of the buckets as a tabletop or desktop.

With each kid having their own box there would be less arguing and fighting and be not so bored on the long trips.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2008, 05:52 PM
WendyMichelle's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southern, OH
Posts: 16,371
I definately remember stringing popcorn amd raw macaroni noodles on a string!!
__________________
In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God... Stephen Braveheart
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2008, 04:18 PM
HAPPY6's Avatar
Nine Year Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hidden under a seashell
Posts: 68,209
Happy face

Oh yes, paper dolls how I loved them! They were just the greatest, I'd play with them for hours on end. ..........Anybody remember playing 123 red light? The neighborhood kids would play this and jump double Dutch rope for hours.....How I love double Dutch jump rope and all the rhymes that we jumped to....
__________________
Caroline
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2008, 05:07 AM
Sammi1961's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Maine
Posts: 11,579
I used to spend hours designing clothes for my paper dolls. I also remember when something called "liquid embroidery" came out and we used to make all kinds of projects using that.
__________________
“Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.”

~Mother Theresa

Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2008, 06:19 AM
Joy's Avatar
Joy Joy is offline
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Posts: 4,047
My next door neighbor sold the liquid embroidery (Artex was the brand). Our Mom's use to have parties and buy the stuff. I remember doing many projects that my Mom bought at a party. I thought it was fun. Thanks for reminding me Sammi.
__________________
Joy
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2008, 07:26 AM
Minny's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Crooksville, Ohio
Posts: 6,962
Happy face

I used to do alot of the Artex . I still have a couple of my first projects that I did. I think it was Tri-chem then Artex bought it out. They still have some in the craft departments of some stores, but think it's a different name now. I made the kids T-shirts with their names on them & also put transfers on other things to paint too. In some of my craft patterns, I still have some transfers that I bought way back when.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2008, 09:07 AM
Vrsherren's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where dh wants
Posts: 935
Wow a lot of memories! We lived at a dead end street, and there was clay / "hardpan" @ the embankment (dead end) there. Mom helped us make clay pots and things like that (pottery), then bake it in the hot sun. Mom did a lot of sewing for us and my older sis and I would be given the scraps to sew (?) things. Some of our creations were really strange! We had some willows (big ones) down by the little steam, and we learned how to make bow and arrows. Dad hated these trees so we could cut branches and do whatever we wanted, but somehow it just made these trees grow more lol. We also made out own paperdolls. We were on a small family farm, and the toys we had were the ones we made. Mom would give us paper and we'd go out and draw whatever we wanted. We'd draw whatever we wanted (and saw) and on a farm ther was a lot to draw!
Ther were big trees in the pasture behind us and we'd play tree tag and climb fairly high up. The drop calves we raised for meat, we ride and have a rodeo, but not whe Dad was home or we'd be selecting a switch for dire purposes!
With my kids we lived in the city, and would find leaves in the fall to save, or do "rubbings" for pictures. I have a picture of both older kids with Tupperwre blocks in their hair plus buckets, and "capes" (towels), they were playing "super hero". I also let them help make cookies, cakes, sometimes dinner, and they loved it! I'd give them Doodly pads and pencils and they would sketch what they wanted, and of course it was always wonderful. Bought cheap hand tools for the garden and let them dig and plant in the garden. They hated to pull weeds, but loved to dig them up to plant their seeds. We did buy tinker toys and legos for the kids and we all enjoyed building with them.

Vivian
__________________
Order Great products anytime! Avon Rep. www.youravon.com/vherren
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2008, 09:16 AM
Bunny's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18,934
Oh the Paper dolls how I loved them and hop scoch and the Double dutch. I also rember Red light Green light and Siamon Says those were the good old days I even remember that N=Mom used to set my hair with strips of rags.
__________________
Oh Bunny, you will be truly missed by your FC friends God's speed.






Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2008, 09:39 AM
Vrsherren's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where dh wants
Posts: 935
Bunny, My Mom rolled mine on rags too! My older sis used rollers, but they hurt my head so much Mom used rags for me. She would use the handle of a tooth brush with the "rag" across it and roll up. Then slide the toothbrush out, tie and go the next one. My hair didn't hold curl well, but it would last longer rolled on rags.

Vivian
__________________
Order Great products anytime! Avon Rep. www.youravon.com/vherren
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old Fashioned Halloween Party ajrsmom Halloween Parties 1 09-23-2009 10:01 PM
Any Old Fashioned Fun & Games for Kids? lawnangel Crafty Corner 45 05-20-2009 07:53 AM
Old Fashioned Birthday Party Games ajrsmom Birthday Tips and Ideas 4 03-14-2009 05:51 AM
Family Party: 30 Great Games Amanda Children's Software & Games 0 12-08-2008 06:37 AM
HAPPYneuron online brain games ajrsmom Product Reviews & Announcements 4 09-05-2008 06:52 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:21 PM.


Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer