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Halloween Care Package! - tx-houston

September Update:

Chicktime Katy blessed the staff at Hope Impacts with a beautiful care package this month!
They provide supper and shower for the homeless, every Tuesday and Thursday. All through week, they’re able to come in, if they need a snack, blankets, toiletries, an emergency shower…or if they just need to see a friendly face.
Their jobs are so important and they needed to know it!!

Boo Bags! - tx-fortworth

September Update:

Our September activity was to connect with Safehaven staff, discuss ways Chicktime Fort Worth can support them(Jana demonstrated parentguidance.org, a parenting website that provides free resources to parents to Amanda, Director of the SafeLiving Housing program) and to give them some sweet treats! They work so hard and we want them to know we appreciate what they do for our community!

Happy Fall Y’all! - ny-syracuse

September Update:

Special thanks to workshop leader, Daniele, for teaching us that self care is not selfish, but neccesary!

Halloween Is Coming! - dc- washington

September Update:

Popcorn Party at My Sister’s Place…

We hope the kids enjoy the Yummy workshop.

Prayer Boxes! - tx-corpuschristi

September Update:

Feeling Blessed to be able to make our drop off this morning. Can’t wait for the girls to make their crosses today!

Treats and more Treats! - tx-austin

September 2021:

Ice cream social was dropped off this weekend with a special note from Chicktime!
Leading a workshop really is this easy…
You should try it sometime!

Art Fun! - ms-jackson

September Update:

Chicktime September-
Anita, one of our Chicktime Ladies and a missionary, gave a wonderful testimony of what it looks like to be fully given to Jesus. She explained to the girls that it is possible to be brought up in the church and not really have a personal relationship with Him. Anita is a beautiful example of what the Lord can accomplish through one who truly commits their life to Him. She has spent her whole life serving Jesus, living in Brazil, Mexico, Russia and many years in China. She spoke what it is like to live in China, the difference between freedom and communism. The girls, all teenagers, were surprised to here of the trouble Christians have in China. It was an eye opening moment. She also lead the girls to color cups by dipping them in nail polish. That was so much fun. The girls really enjoyed it, as well as a great lunch. Chicken salad croissants, salad, sausage cheese dip and 3 choices of dessert. We all had a great time!

Black and Orange! - az-mesa

September Update:

These activity books are such a good workshop activity for the kids at the crisis center!
We love to be a vessel for the kids to work through and understand their emotions!

Boo! - ar-littlerock

September Update:

We had a fabulous time hanging out at Immerse this Labor Day weekend!
Stay tuned for our October event. Details coming soon.
Don’t sit back on the sidelines… come join us!

Spooky Treats! - in-indianapolis

September Update:

Our popcorn bar is ready for drop off! Time got away with us so we haven’t made the drop off… yet!!
Praying our friends at The Wheeler Mission’s Center for Women and Children are doing well.
Don’t you just miss our in person workshops?

A Boo-tiful Time! - ks-kansascity

September Update:

We apologize, but we will not be having Chicktime September workshop tommorow in order to keep everyone safe. Tis’ the season…
We are already planning our October workshop and are hopeful we will be in person in just a few short weeks!
Have a great weekend and thank you for supporting the Chicktime mission!
See you soon.

Halloween is Boo-tiful! - tx-galveston

September 2021:

Thank you Terry West Gray for donating the yummy cutest cupcakes to the children and their families at the shelter yesterday.
Family emergency dictated a quick meal of pizza and cupcakes.
Mrs Shirley Harrison, you will be missed more than you know.
Congratulations on your retirement
Enjoy your family sweet lady!!
We MUST do lunch.
We continue our commitment to delivering a weekly meal to the children and their families.
If you would like to help us please inbox me.

Halloween Is Here! - sc-charlestonparkcircle

September Update:

September workshop was dropped off…Pillows and pillow cases for the girls to tie dye, and all the supplies they need with a note explaining and a message saying we missed them.
Chicktime Charleston Park Circle loves to serve

Crafts Palooza! - ca-sacramento

September Update:

We had such an amazing workshop planting drought friendly plants and beautifying the grounds of our charity partner location.

Ms. Angela did an amazing job teaching us about the importance of water for our bodies and our land. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Traditions … - tn-nashville

September Update:

Wow is all I can say. What a great workshop we had! This past Saturday our girls from Wallace worked on their service project. For September we chose a give back workshop that allows the young women to be the giver instead of the receiver. Since they are always on the receiving end the workshop allows them to feel empowered that they themselves have something to give. It sends a message we strive for them to hear; that they are valuable, especially in the eyes of Chicktime and of God.
Renee spoke to the girls about the elderly that are living in nursing homes as she used to work in one for many years. Many of them either no longer have family around or are quarantined away from loved ones since they are some of the worlds most vulnerable when it comes to the pandemic. She was able to explain that although they live together they can sometimes feel very alone. Much like a group home. And some of the girls can relate by knowing those feelings of loneliness all too well.
Some of us used Renee’s extensive collection of stamps to create our cards while others used the Cricut cutouts that had special messages of hope and love. There were fun bright stickers washi tape and lots of sweet notes and sentiments about keep on going and not giving up.
The girls were so animated and talked up a storm while we made cards. You could tell they were having fun and really enjoyed it. They tell us each time how they like to create things. Lucky for us, that is right up Renee’s alley! 😂
Abby, Renee’s daughter is now able to be there for workshops since changing jobs. She’s 22 but looks 16. The girls seem to gravitate towards her because she has such a bubbly personality, is 1000% genuine and just has a way with people. She makes them feel at ease and you can tell she got her mommas love of service.
The girls love Suzette and her sassiness! She gets right in there and gets them talking. Being an avid hugger, she doles them out every single time. There a some that are a bit prickly but she is wearing them down! She wants them to know love and that they are safe with her.
Anna always brings the fun when she comes and always has food! She made cards right alongside the girls. We can depend on Anna for awesome ideas on workshops and snacks. We missed both her and Holly last month during our workshop.
Holly, our fearless leader, helps keep us all in line and stays up to date on what’s going on at the house. She’s our main line to the volunteer coordinator that helps us keep our workshops on the calendar.
We have a terrific group of volunteers!
I read some of the notes in the cards and oh my heart these girls are so sweet. One young woman even mentioned to give her card to the one that’s hurting the most. She looked me dead in the eye and said with such conviction and seriousness that she wants them to know that someone loves them. I wondered later what trauma and horrors her heart has known. Did someone love her like that? And it broke me to pieces.
I know the residents will adore these as much as I do. We plan to drop them off this week to one of the local homes. They will feel a little bit of love from an unexpected place and sometimes that’s the best kind.

Fall Festival! - al-birmingham

September Update:

 

We shifted gears at the Children’s Home because there was a new family to play with!!
We played games and shared lots and lots of laughs!
What an honor to be used by HIM!

Let’s Get Artsy! - tx-uvalde

September Update:

Good Evening Ladies!
Just wanted to inform all you lovely souls that Saturday September 19 has been canceled. Due to Covid! We will keep you all updated with the next workshop.
Prayers to all. 🙏

Did Someone Say Halloween Party? - oh-akron

September Update:

Last Saturday, we learned about emotional intelligence and how we must first learn about and love ourselves. And of course, what our kids look forward to most, PIZZA! ❤️

Halloween Time! - tx-newbraunfels

September Update:

New Beginnings. Last night our new Chicktime group met up with our girls for the first time in a long time. Lots of new faces. Lora D. Williams graced us with her presence. If you know Lora you know that when she is in the room EVERYONE feels comfortable. The motivational speaking she does without even knowing it is astounding! Because of this it was a perfect way for our new girls and our new group to break the ice! Lora‘s positivity lights up any room and we had an amazing time with her. We also had a baked potato bar! See yall next month!
* Romans 8:31
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Dia de los Muertos! - tx-sanantonio

September 2021:

What a wonderful morning we had as our girls at Boysville expressed their creativity through painting. What a great sight to see their creative minds come to life on their canvas. We are especially thankful for the St. Padre Pio Acts ladies who donated the art supplies and snacks, and to the young ladies from UTSA Kappa Delta Chi Sorority who interacted with the girls, chatted, laughed and painted alongside them.
As we usually do, we ended our time by circling up, sharing what we are grateful for, and ending in prayer!
Looking forward to next month’s activity already – our hearts are full

Marble Dipped Mugs - dropoffworkshopresources

Materials

Mugs

Aluminum Foli Casserole Pans

Nail Polish

Drying Rack or Skewers to sit jugs on to dry

Paper towels to catch dripping

 

 

 

Procedure

  1. Fill  a disposable pan (or something you don’t mind getting permanently colored by nail polish) 2 – 3″ full with warm water.
    Add more or less depending on how high on your mug you’d like the color to reach.
  2. Make a mark on the inside of your pan to indicate the water level so you can fill it to the same spot each time if you’re making multiple mugs.
  3. Then, add your nail polish! Pour it onto the surface of the water, adding more or less depending on if you’d like more or less white to show through your marble pattern.
  4. Working super quickly, use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the nail polish across the surface of the water to help create the marble effect, but don’t think too hard about it! You don’t want to drive yourself crazy overcomplicating a simple process and you want to move quick so the nail polish doesn’t set up on the water.
  5. Moving equally as quick, the next step is to dunk your mug into the nail polish water. Go straight down and straight up to achieve the dipped look.
  6. Move the mug to a protected surface to dry completely, avoiding rubbing the surface of the mug until completely dry. I prefer to sit mine on top of a something to elevate it a little bit (such as a couple skewers) so it doesn’t stick to the surface it’s drying on, and I let them sit and dry overnight before touching them again.
  7. Once dry, a super light and thin coat of dishwasher safe ModPodge  and your mugs will be protected when washing, too! (But hand washing to be safe is never a bad idea.)

 

** Extra Notes
For each mug you’ll need to dump the water and start over, regardless of whether or not you’re changing color. Because the nail polish will start to set up on top of the water, it will be too thick and gloppy to get more than one dip at a time. Other than that it’s a simple process of swirling and dunking! 

 

Halloween Fun! - fl-tampa

Save the date!!! 🎃
We are excited to have our Halloween-themed 5k in person this year! Join us on October 9th at Al Lopez park for our 2nd Annual Fiends, Family, and Fangs 5k.
You can choose to walk, run, skip, or just show up to support our efforts to raise funds to finish up the Clothing Closet.
We need to install flooring, shelving, paint, and add decor. These things will be made possible through the funds raised from the 5k.
Kids are welcome to attend as we strategically chose the shelter between two playgrounds!
We are looking for participants and sponsors like Let’s Roam!
We are so excited about our partnership with Let’s Roam. They provide incredible events, scavenger hunts, and scratch-off adventure books.
Check them out here!
 
September Update:
Friends,
Due to unforeseen circumstances… our workshop scheduled for THIS Saturday, September 4th has been canceled!
We will start planning our October workshop and hope to see you there!
Stay safe everyone!

A Day Of Inspiration! - tx-canyonlake

September Update:

We had a lot of fun at Chicktime this month! Thanks to our workshop leader Betsy for planning 3 great activities that the girls loved! The minute to win it games were a blast. The girls loved the apple treats and making the bracelets. Thank you volunteers for showing up for the girls. It was a great day!

God Bless You! - tx-canyonlake

Spooky Treats and Fun! - tx-boerne

September Update:

We dropped off rock painting supplies….

and donuts and cracker jacks….YUM!

Good News!! - tx-newbraunfels

Create & Play! - tx-canyonlake

August Update:

August was all about Joy! Our joy filled volunteers spent the morning playing scripture balloon games, decorating cookies (what brings more joy than Christmas cookies in August?!) and making Joy Journals.

Thank you once again to all the volunteers who came out to love on our girls at New Life!

 

Special thank you to Shawna for planning this event!

Spray Bottle Murals! - ga-conyers

August Update

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the girls for our August workshop
due to rising Covid cases.
But we didn’t let that stop us from pouring out our love on them!
So for August, we dropped off supplies for manicures
and banana splits and called it “Manis & Bananis!” 
When we dropped it off, the girls were so excited!

Hello Fall…. - ny-syracuse

August Update:

Our ice cream social was rained out (since we are only meeting outside at the moment)…
so we left the ladies some goodies.
May their bodies be nourished.

Lunch, Sweets & Arcade Fun! - tx-uvalde

August Update:

This evening was such an amazing one.
Last month we went out to Big Springs Ranch for Children to take portraits of the little girls from one of the cabins. They were all ready and dressed up! We had such an amazing time that we had to go back and do it again!
Today we took photos of the boys and you know how boys don’t really love taking photos but with a little time, some good pizza from Broadway 830 & some hyping up from some amazing women. The boys got so excited for it. They all wanted photos! They did poses from their favorite super hero’s and even the older boys enjoyed it! It was so much fun!
They did not want us to leave. 😭
Before we left we went to the little girls cabin again to deliver their photos. The amazing Kimberly Fulton Huffstutlerpulled together some people to sponsor each little girl to get them blankets with their photos on it. If you haven’t had one of these blankets made they are such a sentimental gift! We had took a group photo of all of them as well and those were on the blankets to. It made great memories. When we delivered those blankets …you should of seen how much those little girls faces lit up the room.
👏🏽In that exact moment I felt so blessed to be apart of this amazing group Chicktime Smalltown!!!!
I have to say thank you so much to the beautiful & talented Tara Maxey Photography for designing & getting these blankets made and also for helping take some beautiful portraits! They were absolutely beautiful.
If you would love to give back to your community & spread love where love is needed. Then please join us on our next workshop. It is amazing and it will set a flame in your heart for these beautiful kids. We hope to see you at the next one! Message me on how to get involved! It is super easy.
Thank you Evett Gallardo, Norma Jean Sandoval Dolly Schultz Lisa Bailey for attending this workshop with us. You ladies are a blessing! 😭 Thank you for being apart of Chicktime Smalltown!

Game Day , part 2 - tx-nbdowntown

August Update:

ChickTime Downtown New Braunfels at Connections
Sloppy Joes, chips, cookies and ice cream, then a heated game of Trivia, goodie bags and a great time!

Art Fun! - md-columbia

August Update:

Our August workshop… “Watermelon Fun” has been dropped off at the House of Ruth!
We hope the women and children feel like one in a “melon” as they get to indulge in a little healthy snack!

Thank You!! - tx-newbraunfels

Cook Out and Game Day! - ar-littlerock

August Update:

Make up tutorial was a success!

What a joy to spend a few hours a month at Immerse!

#blessed

Self Care~ - mo-kansascity

August Update:

Madison and Tandra had a wonderful Nail Art workshop with the girls!
                                                                                          Thanks so much ladies😍

Great News!! - tn-nashville

Service Project! - tn-nashville

August Update:

August event in the books!! Paint with Feet was interesting to say the least. Did you know studies have shown that painting with your feet makes you use different parts of your brain? 🧐
Some gave up and used their hands cause it is definitely challenging! It was also very HOT 🥵. Renee painted a flower. Selene painted so capped mount with a sunset. Suzette painted her cat Mr. Tinks. Abby painted a beautiful fall scene complete with apple tree and pumpkin patch! One of our girls painted an cute abstract full of dots and splatters.
We sat in the shade and talked about school, getting jobs, and what crafts they’d like to do next. All in all it was a good day even if we were covered in paint and sweat!

My Amazing Self! - tx-newbraunfels

August Update:

Food, Fun and Glow Sticks.

We had a blast combining forces with Chicktime Bulverde and having a back to school party together. Both of our chapters now serve on the same campus. Our teen mom program got moved to the Bulverde campus when the 2021 winter storms damaged the New Braunfels property. At present, they will continue to be housed there.

Hope to see you next month.

Repair and Restore! - al-birmingham

August Update:

When workshops can’t happen for whatever reason … we will always do our best to support the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home in any way we can!!
Giving a little TLC to one of the cottages!

Bling Time! - tx-corpuschristi

August Update:

Shout out to our workshop leader, Amanda Naranjo for this month’s project. August 21st was our drop off and the staff said the girls are going to have an amazing time decorating their brushes and combs! Thank you H-E-B for being there providing snacks, drinks and supplies for Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter. We are very grateful to be able to provide fun activities during this Covid-19 pandemic. They know we have them in our hearts always. We are looking forward to post pics of their brushes and combs under the comments of this thread. 

Getting Groovy Girls! - sc-charlestonparkcircle

August Update:

August workshop has been dropped off!!
We think our fun with piñatas workshop will get the girls moving outdoors… get them laughing …. and get them CANDY!!
# chicktimerocks!

Cupcakes and Gift Bags! - id-coeurdalene

August Update:

Did you know that school supplies is something that is needed all year long?

We appreciate the donations now to get the kids started off on the right foot, but if you ever see something on sale~ pick it up! Supplies always need to be replenished.

#blessedtoserve

#blessedtohelp

Ice Cream Social! - tx-austin

August Update:

We were not able to make an in person workshop happen this month, but we were able to get our craft workshop together for drop off!
Hope the girls have fun over the weekend with an activity and snack just for them!

No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag! - dropoffworkshopresources

No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag

Materials

  • Old t-shirt – The thicker the fabric, the sturdier the bag
  • Sharp scissors, preferably fabric scissors
  • Washable marker (optional)

Procedure

Step 1: Cut the sleeves off

 

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

If you’d like to fold the t-shirt in half you can cut both sleeves at once so that they are identical. Or, if your material is too thick to cut them both at once, you can cut one, then fold it in half and use the cut side as a guide for the next sleeve.

Step 2: Cut the neckline area

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

If you’d like, you can turn the shirt inside out and trace the outline of a bowl before cutting. I used both methods and personally, I like free-hand cutting better because I prefer a slightly oval shape to a perfectly round one. I ended up trimming this one a bit to make it more oval.

Step 3: Determine how deep you want the bag to be

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

If you haven’t already turned your t-shirt inside out, do it now. Determine where you want the bottom of the bag to be and trace a line across. Keep in mind that depending on the fabric used, your tote is likely to stretch and become longer when it’s filled with stuff.

Step 4: Cut fringe

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

Now grab your scissors and cut slits from the bottom of the shirt up to the line marking the bottom of your bag. You’ll want to cut both the front and back layers together because they need to match up for the next step.

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

I cut my slits about 3/4 to 1 inch apart.

Step 5: Tie Fringe

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

Okay, this is going to sound really complicated, but it’s NOT, promise. Take your first pair of fringe and tie it into a knot, then tie two more pairs. Now if you lift your bag you’ll see that although the pairs are pulling the bag together, there’s a hole between each pair. This next step will close those holes.

In the photo above you see three sets of fringe that have been tied in knots. What I do next is grab one strand from the middle set (the one with the arrow pointing left) and tie it in a knot with one of the strands on the left set. Then I take the other strand from the middle set (the one with the arrow pointing right) and tie it in a knot with one of the strands on the right set.

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

Then I take the remaining strand on the right set and tie it to the next set of strands, and so on and so forth until all the strands are tied. Now turn your t-shirt right side out again and voila, you’re done!

A Couple Of Fun Variations . . .

Turn the bag right side out when tying the fringe.

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

Tie the straps in knots, or tie bits of t-shirt scrap to the top as embellishments

How to make an old t-shirt into a CUTE tote bag/ farmer's market bag in 10 minutes.

 

Feet Painting Fun - dropoffworkshopresources

Materials

Long roll of butcher paper
Tempera or acrylic paints
Tape or something to hold the paper down
Baby wipes or large bowl or hose for washing off paint
Paper towels or rags for clean up

 

Procedure

Roll out a long piece of white butcher paper and cut rectangle sheets for each person.

Tape sheets to floor or concrete. If inside, make sure there is a tarp or something under the paper to prevent staining the floor.

Drizzle paint on sheets

Paint with feet

Rinse and wipe feet afterward with baby wipes

Let painting dry before moving.

 

Popping On By…. - in-indianapolis

August Update:

We heard The Wheeler House was bombarded with homemade cards and store purchased ones too!

We hope the staff and women felt the love we intended for them to feel.

God is good!

Huge Shout Out! - mi-detroit

Outdoor Fun! - ga-atlanta

August Update:

August drop off workshop…
Back to school essentials for the girls at The Georgia Baptist Children’s Home!
Thanks to all who donated to the basket! God is good!

Plant and Bloom! - ca-sacramento

August Update:

Pirate Black Lace did a fabulous job teaching us about Pirate Drummond and our Back to School drive was a huge success.

The kids at Saint John’s Program for Real Change got so much booty!

Cookie Fun! - tx-fortworth

August Update:

Drop off workshop is complete and we hope SafeHaven can share the activities soon!

Calling All Artists! - tx-sanantonio

August Update:

Chicktime Saturday is always a fun morning!!
We gathered outside under a shaded pavilion for our decorating journals workshop… and for breakfast tacos and juice!!
We talked to the girls about the ways journals could be used… making lists, setting goals, making bucket lists , doodling, taking notes… even as a diary!
After lots of craft supplies, stickers, cutting and modge podge … beautiful journals were made!
We just can’t say this enough… it’s a blessing to spend a couple of hours a month at Boysville with the teen girls… they need positive connections…
Please join us one month!

Popcorn Party! - dc- washington

August Update:

Chicktime Washington trying to stay connected to My Sister’s Place…. we dropped off a “build your own fruit kabobs” workshop for the kids to do this weekend!
We hope to safely be meeting in person in September. In the planning stages of how that will look. Stay tuned.
We are also looking for workshop leaders for 2022!
Can you reach out to us… pick a month and a theme or hobby of yours and sign up to share it with the kids!
Painting, Cupcake decorating, crafting, game playing… almost anything can be made into a workshop! Two hours … one month… believe it or not… changes hearts!

Good Bye and Thank You! - md-columbia

Breathe in the Outdoors! - ok-tulsa

August Update:

Inspire Me! - tx-sacentral

August Update:

Our August workshop has been dropped off! The girls will have a little something to do over the weekend and a snack to nibble on while doing it…
thanks to Teresa Sullivan!

Love Is In The Air! - tx-houston

August Update:

Our workshop was canceled. Krause closed it’s door permanently.

We are very sad as we have served there for many years,

We wish the staff well.

We pray all the youth have been place and thriving placements.

Be Brave! - az-mesa

August Update:

Our August drop off is ready!! We hope the kids have fun painting!!
If you are interested in helping with a drop off workshop… ( can’t go back to campus yet)…
Reach out! We need help!
Bye Bye Summer- donate fruit and plastic cups for build your own fruit cups!
Game night… donate board games!
Coloring Masterpieces- donate coloring books and crayons!
Getting fit- donate jump ropes
Outdoor fun- donate sidewalk chalk!
Drop off Workshops are this easy!

Cupcake Decorating Fun! - tx-galveston

August Update:

This month we delivered back packs, school supplies, toiletries, toys and a meal to the Children’s Center.
Thanks to Judge Kyle Carter for his donation of 50 backpacks….
and Bessie and Jessie for their meal donation.

Take 2! - oh-akron

sept202

August Update:

Back 2 School! - ms-jackson

August Update:

Rock Painting Fun! - tx-boerne

August Update:

It felt sooooo good to be back in person!

Pool party 🎊 was a success thanks to Talia GA for the yummy fruit 🍉 🍍🍓kabobs ….

and Tamara McKelligan for the pool floats🦩🍍

MakeUp Tutorial! - fl-tampa

August 2021:

What a wonderful workshop we had today thanks to Kathleen Robinson Fannin! The girls learned about the benefits of journaling, received their own journals, and had loads of stickers and washi tape to let their creativity soar.
You could definitely feel a sense of calm and focus as they worked in their journals.
Thank you so much Kathleen and Lauren for making today happen!

Bittersweet! - ma-springfield

Lemon Welcome Sign - dropoffworkshopresources

Materials:

1-Pizza Pan

2-Yellow, Gold, White, and Black Paint

3-Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)

4-Hot Glue Sticks

5-Stencil

6-Faux Yellow Florals Faux Greenery

7-Use black paint (and a stencil if needed) to write “Welcome” or “Hello” or “your name” along the rim of the lemon slice. Allow paint to dry completely.

8- if used for a door hanger you can hot glue ribbon or rope on the back to hang.

Procedure

1-Paint the entire pizza pan yellow and allow it to dry completely.
2-Use gold to outline the rim and sections of the slice and allow it to dry completely.
3-Use white paint to outline the sections and segments of the lemon, creating a realistic look. Allow paint to dry completely.
4-Use hot glue to apply faux flowers and greenery to the edge of the lemon slice.

Summertime and Watermelon! - md-columbia

July Update:

Scheduling conflicts made it difficult for drop off to happen at the end of July so it was made first part of August.

Viva Fiesta! - sc-charlestonparkcircle

July Update:

Our July drop off ice cream social…We hope the sweet girls had fun making and eating the yummy activity!!

Getting Crafty! - tx-austin

July Update:

We hope the girls loved what sent over….
🍕 pizza!!!
Things are looking like we will get to have an in person workshop in August…. stay tuned!!

Game Night! - tx-nbdowntown

July Update:

ChickTime New Braunfels Downtown @ Connections…
We are back!!!
Town Creek Cares made chicken tetrazzini, green beans, garlic bread and chocolate cake for dinner.
Then we played Bingo. The kids especially loved the snack prizes.

                                                   It was a blessed evening and we can’t wait to be back in August!…

Nail Art! - mo-kansascity

July Update:

The girls are going to have such fancy and fun flip flops with all the decorating crafts items we dropped off for them this month.

Thanks for all the donations!

Fingers crossed we will have an in person workshop in August!

Photography Fun~Part 2 - tx-uvalde

July Update:

Burgers & Shakes Outting with the boys of Big Springs Ranch for Children was a success!!!!
Enjoyed some amazing food + drinks at Uvalde Rexall. Such a delight! 🍦
🙏Thank you Kimberly Fulton Huffstutler for hosting the boys and thank you to Tara Maxey Photography for joining & the amazing photos. You ladies are a true blessing!
Follow us to stay up to date with our next adventure!!!

Make Up Fun! - ar-littlerock

July Update:

Just a little pic of our latest drop off.

We love showing love to the youth at Immerse.

Same Fun Different Day! - tx-missionrgv

July Update:

Due to circumstances beyond our control the July BBQ scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for
August 13th!!
Please come out and join us!
We nee YOU!

Choose Joy! - tx-canyonlake

July Update:

 

July was filled with summer fun! Thanks to our workshop leaders who put together all these activities for the girls. Slip and slide volleyball was super fun! The salad spinning art was such a creative idea. Pong and crafts are always a favorite! Please join us in August for more fun activities with the girls at New Life!

Fresh Fruit Fun! - dc- washington

July Update:

Our all about cookies July workshop was dropped off thanks to a special Chicktime Washington volunteer!
We can only imagine how big the kids eyes got when they saw this box full of yummy!!

Celebrate Summer! - ms-jackson

July Update: 

july202

Our July workshop was so fun! We had seven girls and five ladies !!
We had wonderful food that Managing Leader, Linda Zampieri’s son-in-law cooked on the grill- smoked pulled pork. We had two virtual reality games to play with the girls and it was so much fun! We laughed and laughed and laughed. It’s going to be hard to top at our next workshop, but we will give it a try. The lesson tied in perfectly with the virtual reality about the things that are unseen are more real than the things that we can see with our eyes. We are so thankful to have this opportunity to minister to the girls.

School is Here! - tx-sanantonio

July Update:

Another fun Saturday morning at Boysville doing crafts with the teen girls.

We painted flower pots and planted succulents. We loved seeing all of the creative designs the girls came up with. Thank you to the ladies of ATKG, LLP for hosting today’s workshop!

Start Strong! - id-coeurdalene

July Update:

We hope our July efforts will bless the people at UGM. We are in this life for the purpose of helping each other along the way. Join us as we try to do our part!

Glow In The Dark Party! - tx-bulverde

July Update:

Hooray for Chicktime Bulverde!!! What a celebration we had for being able to meet with volunteers and the whole campus of SJRC Texas. This was the first workshop back in person serving all the houses together since COVID. Each teen was showered with confetti as they arrived. They were showered with lots of love.
Next, they were able to get creative by tie-dying a beach towel. The results were astonishing. They were very surprised and excited with the outcome. The teens at SJRC always enjoy a home cooked meal. This month, they were served Chicken Goulash with garlic sticks, muffins, and Italian Ices. We ended with letting the teens celebrate their togetherness with a nice, controlled confetti egg game. Chicktime Co-Leader, Dr. Melissa Jozwiak got in on the fun. Even Merrilee Shisk Berger was cracked with confetti eggs and if you know her, she usually doesn’t let anyone touch her hair.
 
A special thank you to Michael Carman for his donation and to all the Chicktime Ladies who came out…. Tara Chapman Johnson Letty Rodela Lesli McDonald Rodriguez Donnette TylerMelissa Jozwiak
 
It was so nice to be back celebrating with the teens. If you are interested in participating in all this fun, please reach out to Merrilee Shisk Berger.

Card Making Anyone? - in-indianapolis

July Update:

Don’t you just love getting mail? We know the women and staff at the Wheeler Mission Center for Women and Children

loved getting love notes from you.

#blessingohters

Chapter Stuff! - tx-houston

Bling It Up! - tx-corpuschristi

July 2021

It’s going to be a wonderful day for an ICECREAM social for all the kids at the shelter! Thank you to all who contributed to make this event a memorable one!

Special thanks to #HEBHelpingHere, Amanda Naranjo (goodies), Diana Martinez (boys n girls cross bracelets) and Karen Smith (goodies) for everything! Can’t wait to see their pictures! Will be posted on comments when we receive them.

Rock Painting - dropoffworkshopresources

There are two different projects in this post, so scroll the way to the bottom!

Project 1

Rock Painting Free Design

Materials

You could purchase a rock painting kit (at local craft stores and Five Below)
and it will come with everything you need. The kit is not necessary, however.

Below is what to purchase if you do not have a kit.

Rocks (river rocks are very smooth and great for painting)

Paintbrushes

Cups for Water

Tempera Paint

Stickers

Glitter

Paper Towels

Plates for Paint

Procedure

Squeeze various colors of tempera paint on a plate.

Make a plate of paint colors for each person.

Give each person a paintbrush, cup of water to clean brushes, and a paper towel on which to wipe brushes

Give each person a rock and have them start painting.

After they are finished painting their rock they can decorate with glitter, stickers, ribbon, or any other decorative items you have provided.

Lay rocks on paper towel to dry.

Project 2

Rock Cacti in Pot

Materials
River Rocks
Paint Brush
White Marble Accent Stones
Clay Pots
Dark Green, Light Green, and White Acrylic Paint
Procedure
1-Get a few different sized river rocks to make a varied size cactus arrangement. Paint each rock in light or dark green paint and allow to dry completely.
2-Use the handle end of the paintbrush to add dots of white or green to create the spikes on each cactus.
3-Fill the clay pots with small white pebbles, then wedge the rock “cactus” in place.
4-Place on your desk, table, or windowsill for a fun pop of (low maintenance) greenery.

Painting Party~ - az-mesa

July Update:

Painting birdhouses was such a fabulous workshop activity for the kids…
There are so many fabulous craft kits at Walmart, Target and Amazon the kids just love and it’s that easy to be a monthly workshop leader! We are going to start planning for next year….Grab a month and be a workshop leader!

2nd Time is a Charm! - ny-syracuse

If you are able to contribute any school supplies we would greatly appreciate it! We would love to drop off a basket full of crayons, glue, paper, pens/pencils, markers, rulers, pencil pouch, spiral notebooks and such! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to help the kids start the school year off with confidence that comes from having all the supplies they need for a successful school year.

July Update:

Due to Covid we had our Ice Cream Social planned for outdoors.

Rain put a damper on that…

So we dropped off pizza and beverages for Pizza party!

We hope they were blessed.

Spray Bottle Mural - dropoffworkshopresources

Materials

  • Roll of paper
  • Spray bottles (empty window cleaner bottles work well)
  • Thin paint. (This can be water-based paint of any kind. If you use tempera or acrylic, make sure to add lots of water so the paint is very, very thin.)
  • Masking tape
  • Aprons or old shirts to protect clothing

Procedure

  1. Tape a long section of paper to a fence or a wall. Or unroll it on an easel.
  2. Make sure students wear aprons as this activity can get a little messy.
  3. Fill spray bottles with different colors of paint.
  4. Students can then spray different colors of paint onto the paper.
  5. Encourage overlapping of colors so that blending and mixing occurs.
  6. Once complete, let the paint dry and hang!

 

 

Joys of Journaling! - fl-tampa

July Update:

What a day! As expected, the school supplies and backpacks 🎒 were a hit with the girls. They were all in for the skincare session with Brittany and yoga with Kimberly.
We had such a wonderful turn out of volunteers that are new to our chapter and several veterans that I can always count on… today wouldn’t have been possible without each of you!
Another HUGE thank you to everyone that pitched in to make today the success that it was!

Back 2 School Bash! - oh-akron

July Update:

Our July workshop was all about a little weird science. We made homemade lava lamps and compared the reaction to hot vs cold. We ate a little pizza and played a little basketball. The kids were so excited that we even wanted to play with them.

The little things.

Just showing up.

It matters.

Picnic in the Park! - al-birmingham

July Update:

We are smiling BIG because we had the best time just being still and hanging out at the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home! We met a new family living there and are excited about our upcoming workshops that will include them. Our Lake Day wasn’t in the cards apparently… but this was good for our souls.

ARRR Says the Pirate! - ca-sacramento

July Update:

We we’re so excited to have Mad Science back for our July workshop. The kids love Mad Science and they had a blast learning about dry ice.
Thank you to all our volunteers and Mad Science for making this a great workshop for our friends at Saint John’s Program for Real Change

Water Day! - ga-conyers

 

July Update

We had so much fun today with the girls!
We brought snacks and games and a karaoke machine.
The girls sang their hearts out today.
It brought tears to our eyes because they are so talented.
We felt like we were judges on America’s Got Talent
because these girls just began singing and bringing tears to everybody’s eyes.
And it’s so heartbreaking because the world may never get to hear their talent.
These girls have gifts and talents that God gave them, that the world needs,
and unless people invest in them and pour into their lives, they may never realize how gifted and talented they are
and never use their talents. So I pray if you’re reading this that you will get involved
because the girls need you. Because we need them.
We also played a game where we had to do the tasks on the card
which left us all cracking up. I might have prank called Pizza Hut today.
😬
And we gave the girls book bags filled with school supplies.
We forgot to take pictures of that though.
We appreciate everyone who donated school supplies to help these girls get started back on the right foot.
It was an amazing feeling to see these girls filled with such joy today and having fun and relaxing and just being able to be themselves.
They don’t get to really do that a lot. So we appreciate everyone who made that happen.
Next month we will be doing slip and slide kickball along with a few other water games,
so let us know if you would like to volunteer with us.

Glow Sticks and Fun! - tx-newbraunfels

July Update:

Our young moms from Chicktime New Braunfels joined the teens from Chicktime Bulverde for a joint workshop!
We played around with confetti to welcome the teens and we cracked confetti eggs on each other to end our workshop!
In between we tie dyed beach towels and shared lunch together . It was a beautiful time together.
Thank you Merrilee for leading this workshop with so much love and kindness.

School Bell Is Ringing! - ga-atlanta

July Update:

It was a necessary July off to self care and rest… but also to remember the why we Chicktime!! We know Covid restrictions will soon be lifted and we will be back on campus having fun and giving the kids a safe and fun space to just be kids. Please look at these pictures and be inspired by our past workshops! Let us know if you would be willing to lead a workshop in 2022! If you have a passion we can turn it into a workshop… gardening, journaling, dancing, baking, crafting? We would like to have everything planned by the end of October for next year. So grab a month, think of a theme and who you are going to ask to help you purchase the supplies!
If not us… then who?

Healthy Brains! - tx-fortworth

July Update:

Love notes are so easy to send and a beautiful thing to receive!

We hope the staff at SafeHaven were overwhelmed with a little love from Chicktime Fort Worth.

Still no word on when we can meet in person again….until then we will connect with SafeHaven in other ways.

Exciting Times Ahead!! - tx-nbdowntown

t’s happening!!!
The re-launch of Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown!
It’s so exciting!!
We need women to lead workshops! Have a passion you like to share? Crafting, baking, painting, dancing, game playing, journaling , seasonal /holiday themes or??? We can help you make almost anything into a workshop! We are looking for workshop leaders for the rest of the year and all of next! We are being bold and believing there are women like us that want to say YES to these precious children!
You lead the activity and purchase all the supplies…. we will always be there for support and guidance!

Back To School Time! - tx-galveston

July 2021 Update:

Face Painting and angel wings out of paper plates……so fun!
Join us next month.

And the Oscar Goes To….. - tx-houston

July Update:

Chicktime Katy brought the house down with Krause House with some karaoke today! Angela brought Whitney Houston and Kim brought Roberta Flack! The girls had so much fun singing The Ambassadors, Lana Del Rey, and Luke Combs songs with others. We even had the staff participate in song!
Thanks to Julianne, Kate and Bella for joining us!

Best Wishes~ - fl-tampa

Chicktime Tampa,

I just want to take a minute to highlight an amazing woman that Chicktime Tampa has been so fortunate to have as a volunteer turned leader for the last three years. Taylor Lauren has been with us since day one and has made a huge impact on not only our chapter, but the lives of the girls we serve.

During her time with us she has brought a mentorship program into fruition, organized our first ever virtual 5k that helped fund a clothing “boutique” for the foster home, recruited volunteers and donors to help us fulfill our mission, and SO MUCH MORE!

Taylor was offered a promotion within her company and will be relocating out of state. While we are incredibly sad to lose her, we are also so incredibly proud for all she has accomplished and what her future holds.

Joyfully,

Angie

Managing Leader for Chicktime Tampa

Oil Pastel Project - dropoffworkshopresources

 

Supplies Needed

Oversized black construction paper
Card stock
Watercolors
Oil pastel crayons Crayons
Markers
Glue sticks

The construction paper can be any color I suggest black for the background because it makes the art pop

Procedure:

Cut the card stock into 4 squares or rectangles

Let your inner artist flow

I recommend drawing your picture with oil pastels.

Then add accents with marker.

Finally, go over the picture with watercolor. It will fill in the rest of the space.

Paste all four pieces and

Bam! Enoy your masterpiece!

Thank You! - tn-nashville