First, we decided to go to an antique store in search of a certain something for their mom's birthday, but instead we found this:
The next day we made yummy fruit roll-ups/leather, using a recipe I found from Darby's Fly Through Our Window blog. You can find the recipe here. It was a really fun process, and it actually turned out to taste great! We used strawberries and blueberries, (instead of peaches), and I thought they were a little too tart, but still really good. We also used homemade applesauce and lemon juice rather than fresh juice from an actual lemon. So if I did it again I would add the full 1/2 cup of sugar she suggests and fresh lemon juice (to avoid using too much). Also, we cooked ours the full 10 hours and it was difficult to peel off the wax paper. So I might try the Saran Wrap or take it out sooner. Sounds like I need to give it another shot to perfect it! The girls did an awesome job and stayed up late with me to get these in the oven. They are definitely yummy!
Finally, we spent the last day watching Anne of Green Gables, (a classic!), and making covered notebooks. We used all kind of supplies and scrapbook paper, (I so wish I had a picture of our beautiful mess!), and mod podged the front and back covers, followed by sanding down the edges. This is turning out to be my new favorite project! The girls were excited to take them to school or give them as gifts. We also made mini paper bag scrapbooks, like the ones my class made on Valentine's Day this past year. The girls demonstrated their creative genius and we had a blast!
Yay for the weekend!