Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Repurposed Pumpkin Turkey

Somehow, the pumpkin my daughter painted for Halloween survived into November without being smashed or going bad.  To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to transform her gourd into a Thanksgiving decoration.  Thus, the Pumpkin Turkey was born.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas and Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Two and Three Year Olds- Under $20.

Christmas is fast approaching!  If you don't want to drain your wallet but want to pack a big punch with your gift giving for the toddler or preschooler in your life, try out these ideas!  Please note that there are affiliate links in this post. However, these are all products that have been tested, approved and loved by my child!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ghost Pops- The Hassle Free Version of a Halloween Classic

This is a cute, fun treat to pass out to treak-or-treaters or at a Halloween party.

For this craft, we used:

  • Tootsie Pops
  • Coffee Filters
  • Ribbon (1/8 inch width)
  • Googly eyes (we used the self-adhesive kind.)  You could also draw on the ghost faces with a marker
  • Shoe box (optional)

Itsy Spider Pumpkin Decorating Halloween Craft

This activity was inspired by googly eyes!  My daughter wanted to add lots of eyes to her mini pumpkin, so we decided to get out the pipe cleaners and turn it into a spider.  

For the eyes, we used googly eyes that have adhesive backs.  My daughter stuck the eyes onto the pompoms and they actually stayed on surprisingly well!  Then, I hot glued the pom poms to the pumpkin.  After that, my daughter wrapped the pipe cleaners around the stem of the pumpkin.  That's it!  Super easy.  Super cute.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Skinny Pumpkin Smoothie- yummy way to eat your veggies!

Fall is here- time to mix up a Skinny Pumpkin Smoothie!

Jamba Juice's seasonal pumpkin smash smoothie tastes amazing!  But, if you don't live near a Jamba Juice, or don't feel like driving, here is pumpkin smoothie recipe you can make at home.  Just add the ingredients in the blender, mix, and enjoy!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Letter of the Week Crafts- Part II: G-K

Welcome to part II of Letter of the Week Crafts!  
Please note: I will be updating regularly, so be sure to stop by again!

Thank you for visiting my page about alphabet crafts.  Here are a few tips before you get started:

  • To get your child more excited about the craft, and to make it more of an educational activity, I recommend visiting the library ahead of time with your child to pick out and read a book about the craft topic.  For example, for letter C, you could read The Very Hungry Caterpillar (by Eric Carle), together.
  • For letter templates, I really like the free ones found on the Rubber Stamping website.

Letter G is for Grass
This week's craft is pretty simple, but what preschooler doesn't love a project that involves cutting and gluing?!