January 13, 2013

Chinese School and another "Year of the Snake" craft!

Josie started Chinese language school on Saturday. I wasn't sure how she'd feel about starting mid-year but she seemed to really enjoy it. The classes are offered at my University (actually in the same building as my office) from 1:30pm - 4:30pm every week through the end of April. I won't stay every Saturday with her, but I stayed this week just to see how she'd enjoy it.
Her school is having a Chinese New Year dinner and party at our local Public Museum on February 2nd.  As you can imagine, we're very excited to participate.  Speaking of Chinese New Year, we also worked on another Chinese New Year craft.  

We made a "Year of the Snake" wreath using a plastic snake from the Dollar Tree.


Because everything is better with glitter, Josie brushed on some white glue and sprinkled fine gold glitter to her snake before I hot glued him to the wreath.

By the way, the wreath was 50% off at Dollar Tree - it was part of their former Christmas stash.

Happy "Year of the Snake"!
 

28 comments:

ImagiMeri said...

OMGosh Kim, you guys are just the crafting queens! That wreath is gorgeous and Josie is just cuter than ever, especially with her missing teeth! Do you speak Mandarin Chinese?

Hugs,
Meri

chris mckinley said...

Such a darling wreath!! I'm sure Josie will have a blast at Chinese school!!

chris

Kay Bratt said...

Hi Kim! I just featured this on my author page. Thank you for another adorable project!

Jboo said...

That is so cool!! She takes after her most talented and crafty Mom!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Great snake project! I am so glad you found a school , it is such a wonderful opportunity, I know that my daughter enjoys her classes ! We started our CNY crafting this weekend, I will be posting soon.

Tammie said...

What a great CNY project! I love how it came out all sparkly.

donna said...

Josie is so cute. What a great wreath. I just love to see little hands a work.
Hugs
donna

Beach Mama said...

Love the craft idea! I will have to go to the Dollar Tree to see if I will have success. Josie is so adorable!

Lisa M said...

What a great CNY craft!!!! My 6 yr old and I will be making one for sure!!!

Lynne said...

Happy Josie . . . she cheers me up. And Happy Chinese Year of the Snake . . .

Pam said...

The wreath is very cute. I'm not sure I love the year being a snake year though (they aren't my favorite things in the world). I think that's great that she's learning Chinese!!! How fun!

GardenofDaisies said...

That is such a cute wreath! I love that you have enrolled her in a language class. The earlier the better. How much of it does she remember from her early years? (How old was she when you brought her home?)

NanaDiana said...

She is so cute, Kim...and I just adore that little missing tooth smile! What fun to bein Chinese school- xo Diana

Linda Ruthie said...

What a cool wreath! Great work...Glitter on girl!

Creative Breathing said...

Kim, You tell Josie I wish I was young enough to learn Chinese!
I was contacted today by a mother of two adopted girls from China who asked me to make her a New Year's character. It so warmed my heart, I can't wait to send it to her. I don't know if I have told you my daughter plans to adopt from China when she is ready to begin a family. I truly hope her dream will come true! Have a lovely week. Elizabeth

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

You get an A+ for thinking to sign Josie up for Chinese classes. What a great age to learn and so fun for her to learn even more about the culture. I'm glad you liked my icebox cake post. I'm glad to hear it was a special memory of your Aunt. I have finally hauled the dollhouse into my craft room and I'm tackling the wallpaper and floor (paper). I feel like a kid again! Have a great week. Tricia

Jodee said...

Holy cow! You gals have been sooo busy! Love, love, love the glitter snakes!

Hope you have a great week!

vintage grey said...

Josie's wreath is so adorable!! What a neat opportunity for her to start Chinese language school! Such crafty talent she has!! xo Heather

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
Playing catch up again...
Josie is just the sweetest little girl!!

Hugs,
Deb

LBP said...

That little snake wreath is almost as cute as that sweet little Josie! What a great idea taking Chinese language classes. I took Spanish in high school and the only thing I can remember how to say is 'Where is the door" and "There is a frog". Both extremely useful! LOL!

Cheryl G. said...

Oh, little Miss Josie is adorable!

craftyles said...

The wreath is really cute. Josie looks like she's having a blast!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Hi Kim, I just wanted to tell you about the cute lunar new year placemats at Pottery Barn Kids! They had a really nice display at my local PBK and I thought of you. Hope you are having a great day.

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/lunar-new-year-placemat/

Patti said...

You are the best mommy ever to build such memories! Everything is better with glitter!

Anne said...

What fun!! Yes, glitter is the best ~ and you, Mom!
Hugs,
Anne

Corey Moortgat said...

Kim, you do such a great job of helping Josie know about her heritage! How fun for her to have these special holidays and crafts to share with you!

HomeSeasons said...

Beautiful decorations! Loving the tree ornaments you have. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Chinese New Year!

Joanna B said...

That is the coolest CNY wreath EVER! What a great idea!