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KIDS SERVICE

We are the children of the creators of MyCreativeStirrings.com.  We are expanding out to provide volunteer service to teach others skills and creativity in the south Austin, Texas area.   We would like to target those who may not have the means or ability to learn various skills.  Please explore our site where you will find examples of crafts, activities, and recipes... We are not limited by what you see, as creativity is endless.  Feel free to contact us to see how we can help your group.

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WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Everyone should have the opportunity to learn skills and be creative.  We want to help those who are not able to provide this for themselves.  We want to build confidence, friendship, support, skills, talents, passion, creativity, and fun memories.  This is our way of giving back to our community by serving others.

AN EXAMPLE-
1. A foster home is interested in learning how to sew.  We can schedule and plan teaching days (the number of days will depend on the desired skill).  If we can teach these skills our family will go to your location and teach :).  If we can't, we can try to find a volunteer(s) that can help us.  We would teach skills, encourage creativity, and have fun!   

SKILL EXAMPLES-
Sewing
Sports
Crafts
Art
Cooking
How to create your own recipes
Music
Science
Party Planning
Fashion
Holiday Fun
Service
Etiquette
Creative story telling
Creative Play
Decorating

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND...
We are simply a family trying to share our time and talents with those around us.  We are not perfect or professionally trained.  However, we have a lot to offer and would love to help.  We will not be held liable for anything that goes wrong while working with various groups and individuals.  Thank you, Parents of the Kids :)


Kids Painted Valentine's Pillows

We had a girls night-in this weekend when the boys were on a campout.  While potty training a baby, 3 of my 4 girls painted Valentine's pillows :).  It was quite the adventure but well worth the effort!



Painted by Penelope, Age 8 1/2- She is not done and would like to add a lace doily to the front. We used scraps of fabric and did an opened fold-over back to avoid buttons and zippers.  We used acrylic paints.


Painted by Olive, Age 11- She traced a heart onto her fabric and then carefully filled in the shape with metallic gold, acrylic paint.  She used a pencil's eraser to paint on the white polk-a-dots.  She sewed her actual pillow all by herself!  Yeah for Olive!  Some of these pillows are stuffed with plastic bags :).  Stuff them with anything you can find.




Painted by Genavieve, Age 6 1/2.  First, we traced a large heart onto the pillow.  Then, we put painters tape around the edges so that she could go to town and not worry about painting in the lines.  She swirled her paint brush to make roses...sort of.  

ConfessionShe had a few rose swirls and then also some words that didn't all fit on the pillow.  After day one of potty training I decided to add some more swirls and "accidentally" covered up her words.  My older girls laughed at me. I decided I got voted worse mom of the day award...ha ha.  The next day she showed her dad the pillow and said, "My painted a pillow last night and when I woke up it looked like the whole thing was covered in roses and my words disappeared."  What?  There must be some Valentine magic in that pillow!  We all survived day one of potty training, with the 2 year old, and survived :).





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