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How to Cut Bangs

In this video you will see how I cut little girls’ bangs.

All you need to do this is:

  • a good pair of hair cutting scissors
  • a comb
  • damp hair
  • Silly Bandz (optional)

This post is linked at Works For Me Wednesday.

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How to Make Chocolate Covered Mint Leaves

 Making chocolate covered mint leaves is super easy!

 We have had mint growing in our flower beds in our last two homes. I love having it near the door so I can smell the fresh fragrance whenever I come and go.

Another thing I love about the mint leaves is how easy it is to pick a hand full to garnish iced tea glasses or to dip in chocolate as a garnish for dessert. It is a quick and easy way to pretty up a table.

How to make chocolate covered mint leaves:

  1. Pick a few leaves.
  2. Melt some chocolate.
  3. Dip  the leaves.
  4. Lay them on wax paper and put them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.
  5. Garnish your dessert plates.

 

 

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Herringbone Braid How To

I do hope you’ll excuse the heavy breathing on this video. My mouth was approximately 1.2 millimeters from the camera because I had it set up on a tripod and the only way I could keep my own noggin out of the frame was to put the camera between me and the victim.

The patient. The guinea pig. Whatever.

Anyway, my point is that if my videographer wouldn’t have up and quit on me because she wanted to finish her library book instead of doing take two, you would have been spared from hearing what sounds like The Hillside Strangler give you a lesson on braiding hair. But, Alas! Technical help is hard to find in these parts, so I’ll have to beg you to overlook that!

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How to French Braid Hair

Before I show you how to French braid hair, I would like to tell you why this lady is my new pretend best friend.

Do you remember the discussion in my Blog Frog community a while back about helping children pronounce the /r/ sound correctly?  We have a particular interest in this issue here at Smockity Central, and it’s sort of a sensitive subject, so I won’t say any more than that.

Well, the lady in the video up there in that first link very patiently and lovingly goes over how exactly to pronounce the /r/ sound and explains in great detail how it is distinct and different from the /w/ sound. I love the way she encourages the listener by admitting that it may be difficult, but it can be done!

You can not imagine how excited I am about the lengths she goes to in explaining the difference! And I don’t know that I’ve ever encountered anyone sweeter when it comes to speech practice! She is just a breath of fresh air! In fact, I think I’m going to call her up on the phone just as soon as I find out her number to ask her if I can come over and we can get on with the business of being best friends.

Hopefully, she won’t find out about my special brand of crazy until after the whole best friend thing is sealed. (fingers crossed)

Annnnnyway, in completely unrelated news, here is my short video demonstrating how to French braid hair.

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How to Make Jumbo Crayons

Since it is the traditional school year is over and the crayons no longer look all pointy and shiny and new like this

but look like, you know, all broken and dull, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a video tutorial about how to make jumbo crayons out of broken crayon pieces. 

Except between all the art camps and swim lessons and vacation bible schools and new babies needing attention I have precisely ZERO energy left over to apply eye liner and lipstick so you people will continue to be under the illusion that I look anything resembling presentable to the general public.

That’s when I got the idea to do a photo tutorial instead of a video. Brilliant, right? No one would be any the wiser that I didn’t get a shower today and my hair looks like it hasn’t seen the business end of a brush in nigh onto two days. 

But that was right before I remembered that my oldest daughter took the camera to church camp and won’t be back until the end of the week.

Sooooo… what you are going to get instead is a fabulous recycled chunky crayon tutorial that looks exactly like what I was planning to show you!  Go ahead and click on that link to see a mighty fun way to make jumbo crayons.

It’s a great way to recycle broken crayons and little kids love to color with them to see the marbled results! I even gave them out as party favors one year. I just wrapped two jumbo crayons in some colorful cellophane with a small pad of drawing paper and tied it with some pretty ribbon for each favor.

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Homemade Play-Doh Tutorial

I would like to show you today how to make homemade Play-Doh in 3 minutes with 3 common kitchen ingredients.

My friend, Jamie, (Hi, Jamie!) gave me the idea for this week’s tutorial when she was telling me about her first attempt at making homemade Play-Doh. My children love this stuff and played with it for a solid hour after I made this video!

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