Showing posts with label seal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seal. Show all posts

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Seal Party!!!!

For my Munchkins birthday this year, we worked on a seal theme chosen by the Munchkin herself. After searching around the web I realized, "Hey, Seal Parties.......NOT that popular."  
So, I had to make up the theme myself!! Here's the basic gist:
A fun interactive seal card inviation. Click HERE to see the video tutorial.
Our playroom became an underwater adventure room. I used crepe streamers in various shades of green and taped them to the ceiling and tossed them on the floor to be seaweed. White balloons became Harp Seal pups with a black permanent marker. I found a fishing net on sale for $2 and I draped that on the ceiling to give the room a little extra decor. :-) 
I sewed up some little black mesh bags and put in some sea themed coloring pages that I printed out, sea themed silly bands holding the coloring pages in place, clothespin fish that the munchkin and I made together, clothespin seals, a curly-q silly straw, and a small selection of plastic sea animals. The mesh bag was tied with a bit of the "seaweed" crepe. 

I also made some more polymer clay seals for the Munchkins collection:
Of course, we had our Rocker Seal:

And, I even made a cake. It was the most delicious 3 tiered yellow cake with buttercream frosting and fondant seals, rocks, and sea weed. Unfortunately, I didn't take any good pictures of the cake!! Here is the best that I could get:
The little white circles around cake and on the rock are actually nautilus sea shells. The picture doesn't do it any justice; I had to mess with the all the photo editor settings just to get this picture looking the way it does. :( But, you get the idea, right?? 

The Munchkin had a total blast. The seal party was a success with the young and the old. :-) 
Just before writing this post, I received an email from a woman (and fellow blogger) named Andie who had hosted a seal party last year!! If only I had known sooner, I would have found some inspiration from her party I am sure. :-) Here is the LINK should you want to check it out!!

I am linking up to all these Great Blog Parties, check them out and be inspired!!

The DIY Show Off
The Girl Creative

Keeping It Simple
mmm button
All Thingz Related


Creations by Kara


Beyond The Picket Fence

Punkin Seed Productions

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Seal Theme Still Going Strong

Well, we had my Munchkins 4th birthday party today!! I stuck strong to the seal theme as best as I could. What do you think of my Rocking Seal? 
I just used a couple of pieces of thin styrofoam and traced the shape of a seal on each. Then, I tried to spray paint it. It turns out, I am totally clueless when it comes to painting styrofoam. Did you guys know that it reacts to spray paint like THIS:
I went through a whole can of spray paint as I stubbornly refused to accept the fact that is was NOT going to work. I love the crater in the above picture....I think I thought if I just held it long enough, it would eventually work. It just dissolved away. But, I'm persistent. :-) Finally I gave up and painted them with some regular acrylic.
I attached them to the regular rocking horse with some thin wooden dowels (I just poked the dowels right through the foam) and I wrapped some mesh around the dowels to make them look a little bit more pretty. The seal rocker was a success at the party. And, I think we'll probably use the seals to adorn the Munchkins room later!!
Here are the Parties I Linked Up To (Check them out, you'll be INSPIRED!!)
The Girl Creative

The DIY Show Off


Get your craft on Thurs.


Punkin Seed Productions

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Seal Ya Later!!!!

For the Munchkins birthday I made an interactive card with a harbor seal motto. Everything is seals in our house right now.....Munchkin decided a Seal Party would be perfect. :-) More of my ideas on that to come soon!! Instead of doing a traditional photo tutorial I thought I'd explain it briefly in's a really simple card that doesn't take hardly any time at all to make. 

Bleh, glad I got that over with. :-) I find myself fascinated and horrified at the sound of my own voice on video....hmmm.
This card was inspired by MsChiddy on you tube:

Parties I Linked Up To:
Just Something I Whipped Up 

The DIY Show Off


Sumo Sweet Stuff

Birthday Wedding cakes crafts parties

Fine Craft Guild


Get your craft on Thurs.

It's a Blog Party