Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Learning time

I was recently approached by to try out a learning worksheet with my son. He absolutely loved it!
Here is the one that we tried out for them:

He only needed a little help with 1 or 2 words but he did really good!

We looked at other worksheets that they had on their site and he can't wait to try out some of the others that were on there. He especially likes mazes, word searches, and color by numbers.

These are perfect for a rainy or cold day when you are trying to find something to do with your kids! 

Have fun with this Winter matching words to pictures activity. Check out for more reading skills resources.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from The Crafty Flamingo!!

Do you have any crafty resolutions? I'm hoping to finish a few projects that I've had started for a while :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Crafts with Lucas

Now that the holidays are here we are having fun at our house making Christmas crafts!

Hobby Lobby and Joann's had so many fun supplies this year, we had to make most of what we found!

From ornaments...

to suncatchers...

to a Christmas countdown...

everything was so much fun to do with my mom!

Friday, November 9, 2018


When I first started crocheting I used to see all of the cute animal patterns that people would make. I never thought that I would be able to make any of them. They all looked so hard! I never thought that my crochet skills would get to that level.
Then I saw a pattern for a kitty cat that looked simple enough. Here it is:
This quickly became one of my favorite patterns. I've made quite a few of these.
Here are a few of my creations from the kitty pattern.
Some of my other creations with my kitty.
Since then I've moved on to many other animals. I've made teddy bears, sock monkeys, dinosaurs, unicorns, cows, elephants... this list goes on and on! Here are the patterns and my pictures of my creations.

A turtle for my son. Click here for the pattern.

A butterfly for a baby gift. Click here for the pattern.

Dinosaur for the kids in my cul de sac. Click here for the pattern.
I'm also working on making penguins for my son's class. I combined a few patterns to make this so if you are interested in making one of these let me know!
These are just a few of my amigurumi critters. I have come to love making new critters! If you have any questions about any of these patterns, or would like to share something that you've made please comment below!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Back to School

Well, my little one is officially a kindergartener! I can't believe it!

He has such a great teacher. He is going to learn so much and have so much fun!

I will get to be able to share more of my crafty endeavors with you now that he's back to school. Here are a few of my projects that I worked on over the summer.

As you can see, I've been making a lot of amigurumi lately! Be on the lookout for more Crafty Flamingo and Crafts with Lucas posts!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July everyone!

We will be back soon with another fun post!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Sorry for not having my weekly posting last week! I got germs in my throat (strep throat) and didn't give my Mommy a chance to tell you about our craft that we did last week.

Since I wasn't feeling good, my mom decided to do one of my favorite things, make slime!

When we first started making it, we used Elmer's Glue, food coloring, water, and borax. But now, there is this magical solution that you can use with your glue and that's all you need!

Here is what I used:

Elmer's Glue
Elmer's Magical Slime Solution
Food Coloring
Bowl and spoon to mix it all up

You can get all of these materials at Joann's.

First you empty the container of Elmer's Glue into the bowl. Next you mix in the glitter and food coloring to get it the color you want. Then you mix in the Magical Liquid.

As you stir it the slime will start to come together. Here is what is should look like.

And that's it! As you can see, I had lots of fun making this. Just make sure that your mom doesn't mind you making a little bit of a mess when you do this :)

Make sure to check back soon for my next craft with Lucas!!