I have made many fragrance filled clamshell candle melts. The above is an example of one. I use the six clamshell packaging. The clamshell candle melts are more affordable than my punchcup candles. One can purchase 3 clamshell melts for the price of one punchcup candle and can be shipped for less price due to their lighter weight. If you have a particular fragrance you would like to purchase, just email me or make a comment. Suggestions for summer fragrances are Bless Your Heart (bergamont and sea salt blossom), Hush Your Mouth (mainly gardenia and jasmine), and a current favorite Sweet Southern Lemonade (mainly lemon verbena and lemon curd).
The above is a photo of my latest soap creation. The fragrance is our Bless Your Heart creation which is a combination of Bermont and Sea salt blossom. It reminds me of the salty air of Saint Simons Island. The soap is a combination of goats milk and clear glycerin soap. Each bar is hand cut with imperfections of weight and thickness. Each weighs approximately 3-4 oz and is 2.5″ square bar. The bars are $5.00 each. Simply click on the Add to Cart button to purchase.
I love candle melts! They are very affordable. The photo above is my first cupcake candle melt. The fragrance is pink watermelon, a surprisingly strong sweet perfume with a hint of melon. Buy this and I will add an empty clamshell to your package to pour any leftover melted wax into to keep for another day.
Last weekend my town had a bit of a scare- we thought we were going to get a bit of snow. Those of us in the South run to the store and get a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread, and a gallon of milk. Why milk? Who knows. It may have all gotten started back in the early ’60s when we had a powerful ice storm hit and the pine tree limbs broke the power lines. We were without electricity for about two weeks. I was a child but I guess we all lived off peanut butter and bread and the milk stayed cold outside!
For those of you getting hit with the current ice and snow storms here is a product of mine on tpt. There are instructions for cutting out snowflakes and ideas as to what can be created with the snowflakes. For the math teachers there is also a note on symmetry.
Many teachers use the farm theme for fall. It is a good one to teach children about animals and where our food comes from. October is a good month for corn and corn mazes and scare crows. Art teachers can teach color mixing with paint. Little ones can learn red and yellow make orange pumpkins. Creating art with warm colors can be taught with an “On the Farm” theme.
Plastic farm animals can be bought at the dollar stores or the dollar bins at the big box stores. These are great for children to use to draw and create their own symbols or art style. Of course the internet is full of farm animal images to choose but sometimes these are difficult to draw and there may be copyright issues.
Fall landscapes of farms can also be taught. Artwork by artists such as Grandma Moses or Grant Wood can be found and projected and analyzed for colors used, how texture is created, and how was depth (close-up and far away) achieved.
I have created an On the Farm product with art lessons and examples of the steps. Here is the link:
I have some cool intro to art lessons based on the first element of art design: the line. For those of you who don’t know all art is made up of the elements and principles of design. The elements are like the puzzle pieces in a work of art and not all of them go in but they do need to be put in the right places for the work of art to make sense. The principles of design are the structures or how the elements are arranged in the work to create interest or mood.
I usually start off my class teaching the line because most children can draw a line even if its a crooked line. There are five kinds of lines in art: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zigzag, and curvy. When we draw we use these lines to make shapes. And there are only two kinds of shapes in art: geometric and natural. So when we use lines and shapes in our art, it makes creating works of art very simple and easy.