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Monday, December 18, 2017

LEGO Challenge: Spider

Sometimes when my boys are fighting, I send them to their room and give them a specific LEGO challenge. This helps them to refocus their attention, and gives them something to do other than fight. I enjoy it because it lets me see how creative they can get! One day, I gave them the challenge to make a spider. It had to: have 8 legs, be the size of my palm, and have eyes. This is what they came up with:
LEGO Challenge: Spider

LEGO Challenge: Spider
My 10 year old used literal legs on his spider, and I laughed out loud when I saw it. My 8 year old had several different kinds of legs and a body armor on top. What would your kids' spiders look like?

I'll be linking up to Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mom Hack: cotton swab paintbrushes

Sometimes, the worst part of crafting with kids is the clean-up afterwards. This past summer, when we were painting rocks like crazy, I was so excited when I realized that cotton swabs work perfectly for little paintbrushes!
Mom hack: cotton swab paintbrushes
I cut them in half, and they're the perfect size for my 3 year old to hold. When we're all done painting, they go straight in the trash and I don't have to wash any paint brushes. Win!

I'll be linking up to Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fall Craft: Q-Tip Fall Tree

My 3 year old loves craft time! The other day we painted fall trees with Q-tips, and she begged to paint more and more.

Toddler Craft: Q-tip Fall Tree painting

I love using Q-tips as paint brushes because they are super cheap, and when cut in half, they are the perfect size for little hands to hold.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"The Star" releases tomorrow (11/17/17)

Disclosure: In exchange for this post, I will be given movie tickets. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

If you are looking for a family friendly movie to go see during Thanksgiving break, or any time during this holiday season, definitely look into "The Star"! If you haven't heard of this film yet, check out this trailer:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"Hold Me" Onesie

This is the perfect onesie for babies who just want to be held!
Hold Me Onesie

For those who don't know what a fermata is, it's used in sheet music. When it's placed over a note, it means to hold that note (often for twice as long).

My 8 month old is in a phase where she's perfectly happy to be held, but will scream endlessly if we put her down...which is why this shirt is perfect for her! It's the only part of the song she knows right now :).

I made this using my Cricut Explore. To save money, I had it cut on shelf liner from the dollar store. I put the stencil I made on the shirt and used fabric paint.

This could work just as well with freezer paper, or heat-applied vinyl, and would be a fun baby shower gift for any of your friends who are musically inclined.

Here's my inspiration. I'll be linking up to Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie.

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