This week I received a box with Mod Podge Washout and Apple Barrel paint which I was so excited to use with my kids. I love Mod Podge but I don’t normally let my kids use it because of the mess involved but Mod Podge Washout is pretty much the same great formula as Mod Podge gloss but it washes out of clothes with just soap and water, even after it has dried. Bonus! That makes it perfect for craft projects at home or school.
Last week we had the fun opportunity to visit some family over Spring Break. We were invited by my sister-in-law to my nephew’s Indiana Jones birthday party! She has 3 boys close in ages to my 4 boys and my kids love visiting her house because her backyard is a little boys heaven! It made the perfect place for an Indiana Jones birthday party adventure. I’ll be blogging about the party soon, but today I wanted to share the Indiana Jones whip we made for the boys with duct tape.
When you think of Indiana Jones you have to picture him with his hat and his whip, right? These were actually really easy to make with duct tape, because you can make pretty much anything with duct tape, right? [Read more...]
I’m so excited to share this fun craft with you! A few years back my husband and I went on a Caribbean cruise and on our different stops I noticed all of the wind chimes made with bamboo but for some crazy reason, I never bought one. I’ve regretted it ever since. Not only do I love how this wind chime turned out but I loved using Gemz by Darice to add a bit of “bling”. This really sparkles in the sun! [Read more...]
Why you will never buy finger paint again
Some people consider me crazy when it comes to the types of activities I let my kids do. For example, Play-doh is a must-have at our house although I know lots of moms that don’t allow it (hello, it entertains for hours!! And all I have to do is sweep up the floor when they’re done) and all of my boys have gone through a stage where they could have lived in a dirt pile. So painting with our hands using finger paint is really no big deal around here as long as it is contained to the kitchen.
I always loved finger paint as a kid. There is just something about that squishy goo between your fingers and being able to create something with your hands. Loved it!
Anytime I can make something for less than I can buy it I get excited and plus living in a small town makes it hard to find certain things. So, when I came across an easy recipe for finger paint in a family cookbook I knew we had to give it a try, This recipe is so easy that you will never buy finger paint again!
Valentine’s Day is practically here and my boys and I have been busy with our preparations. They are busy designing and decorating their boxes and I have been busy helping my 4-year-old (or maybe he is helping me) make pirate Valentine suckers for his preschool class.
It’s really hard to find anything that is boy related and original at Valentine’s Day. My older boys wanted to stick with the traditional store-bought valentines taped to candy but my 4-year-old is currently obsessed with Jake and the Neverland Pirates (his obsessions change weekly ), so we decided to make pirates out of suckers. I know, call me crazy!
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