Kid Valentine’s Flower Art

Looking for a way to kill time with your littles this weekend? Try making some flower art for loved ones. These are so simple directions aren’t even needed.

Rose Hand & Finger Stamps
Crepe Rose with Straw Stem
Bow Stamp Rose
Recycled X-mas Bow Rose

We added glitter to some and they look great, but if you like your sanity…don’t🥴 haha. Hope ya’ll have a Happy Valentine’s Day❤Take Care!

Melting Snowman

Leftover pumpkin from Fall decorations? Create this melting snow person with just a few steps. Get the kids involved to save time. My littles really enjoyed helping pick out and paint rocks.

Here is what you’ll need:

* Pumpkin

* White, Red, Black Acrylic Paint

* Rocks (30-ish)

* Sticks

* Cellophane (clear gift wrap)

* UV Spray (optional)

Step 1- Paint the face

Using black paint (or Sharpie) make eye and mouth ovals. Also trace the outline of carrot nose with it’s notches.

Step 2-Paint the rest of the pumpkin white. Don’t forget the tip of the stem because it will be the pom pom on the hat.

Step 3-Paint the stem red

Step 4-Paint rocks white, except for three smallish roundish ones. Those need to be painted black for the buttons.

Step 5-Paint a white puddle on cellophane

Step 6-Pick a spot and assemble snowman

Once everything is dry, carefully place rocks and pumpkin on cellophane. If you picked a spot outdoors spraying a coat of UV protectant might be a good idea. Hopefully, you have a few dead branches lying around from the last frost. I’m still debating if I want to add a scarf…will you? Make your melting snow person and post it under this “pin.” Looking forward to seeing your creations🤗

D.I.Y. Lego Tray for Under $10

Would you look at all of these awesome blocks that I picked up from Dollar Tree! I did not include these in the price of the tray because you may already have Legos. My kids had some Duplo blocks, but none of what I call big kid blocks.  So I was very stoked to find this at an affordable price.

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My last post mentioned that we just got back from a quickation. Even though the stay was short the drive was not especially for our toddler. These trays really helped keep the kids occupied. The best part is the cost was under $20 for 2 trays.  Here is you Dollar Tree shopping list

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-tray

-container w/ a lid

-lego strips

-super glue

-printed duct tape

 

Step 1:

Wipe down and dry trays.

Step 2:

Plan design for strips and use glue to secure them in place.  Make sure the strips line up precisely.  At first, I glued the container into the tray.  After traveling though I learned that with two trays it was not space saving. So I unglued the containers and will add strips to the rest of the tray that way we can stack them and place both containers inside on our next trip.

Step 3:

Now tape the outside and inside of trays so that little blocks don’t escape through the holes.  Plus it adds stylish character to the tray don’t you think?

If you are not a D.I.Y. person or just don’t have the extra time then check out this super convenient My Brik Case by ModFamily.  It has pretty good reviews and is priced decent.  So, it is up to you if you would rather play around with a custom look or simply click for an equally neat one shipped right to your door.  Either way, your kid is sure to enjoy traveling with their beloved blocks.

Until next time, take care