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In the fall of 2012 two of my friends, Kimberley Payne and I decided to start a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Every Tuesday (so far), I have written a post on that blog. I invite you today to visit our group blog.

We feature articles on:

  • money
  • creativity and crafts
  • fitness and health
  • prayer
  • time management
  • education

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Kimberley Payne

Kimberley is a motivational speaker and author. Her writings relate raising a family, pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and everyday experiences to building a relationship with God. Through her work, Kimberley hopes to inspire people to live lives that glorify God. You can visit her website at www.kimberleypayne.com


TISSUE TADEO – Crafts for Kids

Tissue Tadeo

I wanted to find another way to make a fun Tadeo Turtle. So I used tissue paper.

First I drew his picture.

Outline Tadeo - Janis Cox

Outline for Tadeo

Then I cut small pieces of tissue paper and glued then onto the turtle. Don’t worry about overlapping the edges as you will cut out the turtle later.

Tissue Paper - Janis Cox


Tissue Paper - Tadeo Turtle

Put lots of little pieces of tissue over the outline.

Continue to put lots of tissue on his body, even overlapping the colours. I used green for his head, limbs and tail.

Tissue Paper - janis Cox

Cover the whole turtle.

Dry thoroughly.

Finished Tissue

Cut him out.

Cut Out Tadeo Janis Cox

Cut out the turtle.

Now you could say you were done at this point. But I wanted to create a picture.

You could paint a scene and paste Tadeo into the scene. Any scene would be wonderful.

I painted a background on heavy paper.

First I wet the paper.

Then I applied lots of colour – any colours you feel like – I used green and yellow and later added reddish brown.

Painting the background Janis Cox

Paint the background.

Then comes the fun part. Scrunch up the plastic wrap and place it all over the wet paint.

Plastic wrap over painting.

Scrunch up plastic wrap on the painting.

Immediately cover the whole picture with heavy objects (I used books which were the handiest.)

Books for weight

Use books or heavy objects to keep the wrap flat.

Wait until it dries.

Glue your Tadeo to the background.

Finished Tadeo Tissue Project

Voila – finished Tadeo Tissue Project

I would love it if you would send your children’s projects to me, Janis.

I will post on Tadeo’s Facebook page and here on the blog.

Thanks so much. Have lots of fun. I did!!!


Crazy Goop for Kids and Grandmas and Anyone Else

I found a link for this crazy goop – the Mom called it Flubber.

My daughter tried it out with her kids. Lots of fun.


2 – 8 oz bottles of glue, Borax, water, food colour (optional), a bowl, a teaspoon and a measuring cup


Pour the glue in a bowl
Fill the empty glue bottles with water and swish around. Dump in bowl.
Mix well.
Add the food colouring. Mix again.
Add 1 tsp of Borax with 1/2 cup warm water. Mix.
Add the Borax mixture into the other mixture, a little at a time.
Get all hands in there for the right consistency.

Here are the results:





Mixing it around



Patting it Down


Flubber Handprint

A Handprint


A Creation

Now I want to see a Tadeo Turtle??

For more great pictures and explanations please go to Mom to 2

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