Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hearts and Trees Winter/Spring 2010 Kit!

Introducing the Hearts and Trees
Winter/Spring 2010 Kit!!

I am really excited to finally have my newest kit available to share with you all. Thank you for your patience. Because it has taken me so long to put together, I am again combining two seasons for this kit. This is my Winter/Spring 2010 kit.

There are a lot of fun projects in this kit that I am sure you and your children will enjoy. Each kit includes the instructions and materials to complete easy and fun handicraft, art and nature study projects with a minimum of effort. (Please note that you will need to provide common art supplies such as paper, markers, watercolors, glue, etc.)

The themes of this kit are: owls, salt, silhouettes and nightscapes.

The sewing project for this kit is an adorable felt owl stuffie. Your child will learn 3 basic embroidery stitches and complete this easy sewing project. As a new feature, included with the purchase of the kit will be an invitation to my private Hearts and Trees Resources blog. On this blog you will find step by step videos, instructions and printable PDFs for all three of the stitches used in this project.

There is a notebooking page focusing on facts about owls and your child is encouraged to research an owl that lives in your area.

The art project in this kit is a owl watercolor nightscape silhouette. The watercolor paper, black cardstock and instructions (including a template for the silhouette) are included in the kit. You will learn to make an interesting texture for the background using watercolors and salt.

Another handicraft project included in this kit, is a set of plastic canvas coasters. Using two colors of yarn and learning two different stitches, your child will complete their very own set of coasters. This would be a nice introduction to plastic canvas. The yarn, plastic canvas, plastic needle and instructions are all included in this kit.

The featured artist in this kit is Vincent Van Gogh. There is a notebooking page focusing on VanGogh as well as an art print of his Starry Night.
The art element studied in this kit is silhouettes. A notebooking page is included which ties in with the included Van Gogh art print.

Once again I am including a lapbook in my kit. This one was put together by my mom. It is all about salt. You and your child will complete four different salt experiments. The four experiments are entitled: Making Salt Crystals, Salt and Ice, Will an Egg Float?, and Freezing Salt Water. This is bound to be a lot of fun. I have included all the instructions and lapbook elements, you will need to provide the file folder, salt and some basic household items to complete the experiments.
In all this kit includes: 1 sewing project, 1 handicraft project,
1 art project, 1 art print, 1 artist notebooking page,
1 art element notebooking page, 1 salt lapbook,
and 1 nature study notebooking page!

Complete Contents List:
  • Van Gogh art print Starry Night
  • Van Gogh artist notebooking page
  • Plastic canvas coasters- set of two- yarn, plastic needle, plastic canvas, instructions
  • Owls nature study page- owl information, research project and sketching assignment
  • Owl Nightscape Silhouette project- ½ sheet black paper, ½ sheet watercolor paper, instructions
  • Silhouette art element notebooking page with instructions to make a profile
  • Owl Stuffie Embroidery project- felt, needle, pins, embroidery thread, instructions
  • Salt lapbook- lapbook element pages, 2 plastic baggies, strip of watercolor

These kits were gathered with children ages 6-12 in mind. Parents may need to help their students, especially younger children, with some aspects of this kit.

To purchase a kit you will just need to make a PayPal payment to my account. You can do that using the "Pay Now" buttons in my sidebar. Just be sure to use the button for the right number of kits you would like to purchase

The cost per kit is $11.95 plus shipping. Shipping for one kit will be $3.25 First Class. Shipping for two kits will be $5.75 Priority and shipping for three kits will be $8.25 Priority. For information about purchasing more than three kits, please email me for shipping information. Shipping prices are for the US and Canada. (For information about shipping outside of the US and Canada, please email me.)

***Right now I am accepting PRE-ORDERS for this kit. I will ship all kits purchased before March 1st on March 2nd.***

After March 2nd all kits will ship within 4 business days after I receive payment. If you are interested in purchasing any of the PDFs I am currently selling (they are in my sidebar) and you wish to make a combined payment for multiple items, feel free to email me for a total. I have decided to limit how many of the Winter/Spring 2010 kits I am going to be putting together, so that I can better order supplies, so if you are interested, be sure to purchase your kit soon.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at amandachristina@yahoo.com. Please note, I currently DO NOT have email at my house, so it may take me a day to get back to you. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Free Download PDF Links

All the links under the heading My Free Downloads in my sidebar are all updated and working again. You can also find all of my downloads here: www.scribd.com/heartsandtrees.

Be sure to check out all my nature walk worksheets.
Spring Nature Walk Worksheet

Monday, February 22, 2010

Salt Experiment Lapbook Pages PDF

I have decided to offer the lapbooking pages from my Winter/Spring 2010 Kit for sale separately as a PDF (like the other PDFs I already sell on my blog). This lapbook was put together by my mom.

You and your child will complete four different salt experiments.

The four experiments are:
  • Making Salt Crystals
  • Salt and Ice
  • Will an Egg Float?
  • Freezing Salt Water

This is sure to be a lot of fun. The PDF includes all the lapbooking elements and instructions. You will of course need to provide the salt and other common household items to complete these experiments.

If you would like to purchase the 6 page set of Salt Experiments Lapbooking Pages as a PDF, I am offering it for $3.95. To purchase the PDF you can use the Pay Now PayPal button on my blog sidebar.

***Please note, this is not automated, so I will have to email the lapbooking pages to you once I receive your PayPal payment. I currently DO NOT have internet at my house. So you can expect the PDF to be emailed to you within 72 hours, but usually sooner. (I currently do not have Internet access at my house.) The PDF will be emailed to the email account associated with the PayPal payment I receive.***

Be sure to check out the other PDFs I have for sale. Links are in the sidebar of my blog. Right now you can also purchase a Winter/Spring 2010 Kit which includes the salt experiment lapbook pages along with a number of great handicraft and art projects. This is perfect if you are looking to add art, handicrafts and nature study to your homeschool.

If you have any questions about the Salt Experiments Lapbook PDF feel free to email me at heartsandtrees@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winter/Spring Kit Coming Soon

I just wanted to drop in and let everyone know that I am busy at work on my Winter/Spring kit. I will have it up for pre-ordering within the next week. Be sure to check my blog for information.