Teenage Mutant Ninja Crocheting Project

I stumbled across this awhile ago when I was looking for something to make for my new nephew.  When my sister was visiting for Christmas, I quickly threw together a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat for my nephew.  He was recently baptized, so I thought I would make him this

This was actually quite a simple project to make.  There aren’t any difficult stitches or anything. The hardest part is keeping track of what row you’re on.

Send me pictures of yours! Here are some pictures of mine!

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Arm Knitting!

I’ve seen this a few different places, and I’ve always wanted to try it. I guess now would be a good chance to.

As I was watching the video that goes along with this I was thinking that this would be a good project for older 4-H youth to do at a meeting.  The younger ones could even do finger knitting so they don’t feel left out.

Then could either make scarves/cowls for themselves or to donate to a worthy cause.

Since I can’t embed videos on this blog, I’ll just post a link to where you can see the video for yourself.

Enjoy!

Arm Knitting Tutorial

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Let me know how they turn out!

Seed Starter Idea

I originally saw this on Pinterest, and it led me to an outdoorsy kind of blog.

I think this is a great idea for starting seeds in late winter or spring. Especially if you live in a place like Wisconsin where the winter runs longer than any other season here.

This is also a great inexpensive way to do this. If you happen to find some two year old, stale ice cream cones in your cupboard, or if you see some on sale.  They are also a great club meeting activity for Cloverbuds or Explorers!

They seem pretty straight forward:

Fill a cone with potting soil, plant the seed, water and take care of until you are ready to plant.  Then just plant the whole thing in the ground. The cone is biodegradable. For storing them, you could keep them in a 9 x 13 pan with high sides, or in an old muffin tin.

Ice Cream Cone Seed Starters

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Let me know how they work out!

Sunrise Potatoes

Every Christmas my family goes to my Grandma’s house after opening a few presents at my house.  We do presents and brunch at my Grandma’s.  Every year we always have the same egg casserole for brunch.  I’ve never been a big fan of it, but we make it anyway.  Oddly enough I’m also the one who ends up making it….huh…

Well I though that it was time for a change, and this year I wanted to try something I had seen of Pinterest a while back.  They are called Sunrise Potatoes.  The original pin lead me back to Our Best Bites.  I thought they looked tasty.

I made them for Christmas morning. They were a hit! Everybody said they were really good! And they were really simple to make! The best part was, the potato that i scooped out was used later that day for the Mashed Potatoes at dinner.  No waste!

You know they look tasty….go to the original sight and give them a try.

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Needle Felted Snowmen

This submission comes to us from one of our 4-H leaders.

Thank you, Jacky!

This is something we did for Hands-On Day recently and the kids really seemed to enjoy it.  I think the final product came out looking quite cute and makes a great gift or holiday decoration.  This would be a great community service project to brighten up the rooms of residents in an assisted living home, or even a great fair project in either cultural arts or home environment.

The directions for Felted Snowmen are here.

This Needle Felted Snowman is a great project.  I hope you enjoy it and and fun!Image

We’re on Pinterest!

Hi!

We are now on pinterest! The idea of this blog is to share pictures, craft ideas, projects, lessons, and general 4-H experiences.  Anything posted here may be posted on our Pinterest page. We will also be updating this with upcoming events that will be on the calendar.

If you would like something posted on this blog, or on our Pinterest page, please email it to our administrator at:

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Hope to hear from the 4-H community soon!