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Coffee Filter Flowers, Great For Mother’s Day

These flowers are great because they don’t die for one, and they are so pretty, and can be any color combo you want to make them!  I really love how pretty they turned out!

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You will need:

Coffee filters

Washable markers

Pipe cleaners

Water bottle that does a mist

Something to put under the coffee filters to protect your table

Begin by coloring your filters in whatever colors you choose.  Some of mine I did 3 colors and some of them I did 2. I used 4 coffee filters per flower to give it a nice, full look.

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If you notice, I wasn’t super worried about my lines looking neat, or being the same direction like you would normally be when you are coloring.  You just want to get the surface of the coffee filter covered more then anything.

Once you have your coffee filters colored, you will line them up on a covered surface (this keeps it from bleeding all over your table top).

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The lines on my paper are from paint.  This is butcher paper that I use over and over for crafty stuff like this. Once you have all of your coffee filters spread out, give them a light spray with your water bottle on a fine mist setting. Don’t drench them, just enough that the whole surface gets wet.  Let them set until dry before trying to do anything with them.

Once they are dry you are ready to attach the pipe cleaner stem. I put my 4 coffee filters together, and bunched them into a point at the bottom.  This is where I wrapped the pipe cleaner.

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Wrap the pipe cleaner around a few times so that it is secure. Once this is done, you can fluff it up to give it a more full, realistic look.  If you don’t like the fullness of the blooms at this size, try adding more filters, or take some away.  Play with it until you love the way they look!

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I really love how they look!  I love the bright, bold colors of them!  I think my favorite is the royal blue and aqua combo.  Which one is your favorite?

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I was looking at some old Mother’s Day cards my kids have given me over the years and I came across this finger print flower poem.  I loved it then, and still love it now.  So my girls made a few of them yesterday for a fun after school project.

The poem reads…

I made you a flower

With my finger and my thumb

So you will have these memories

For all the years to come

Happy Mother’s Day 2012

To make these all you need is a white price of card stock cut into a strip, colored paper to make the card, green marker to draw a stem, paints and some cute little fingers.

Have your child dip their finger in green paint to create the leaves.  Then dip their pointer finger in paint to create the flower petals.  I found it was easier for them to follow a circle drawn with pencil.  Attach the poem and you are done!

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Cinderella Party Ideas, Princess Bark, Have Courage and be Kind, Recipe DIY ideas for Disney Princess themed Birthday Party Cinderella Magical White Chocolate Bark

Princess themed parties are a common occurrence in our house since we have 3 girls. I took my girls to the new Disney film Cinderella. They LOVED it, and I did too. My 7 year old has already informed me that she would like a Cinderella princess themed party for her 8th birthday party. SO it is time to start gathering ideas (easy ideas are my favorite lol) so I will be ready for her birthday in a few months.

For more ideas be sure and follow our Cinderella Party Ideas  board on Pinterest.  You might also like our Frozen Party Ideas post if you have Disney Frozen fans in your house.

cinderella barkSupplies Needed:
• Light Blue Candy Wafers
• Bright Blue Candy Wafers
• Bright White Candy Wafers
Blue Sixlets
Silver Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles

Other Supplies Needed:
Wax Paper
Microwave Safe Cup or Bowl
• Mixing Spoons
A Cookie Sheet

Cinderella Party Ideas, Princess Bark, Have Courage and be Kind, Recipe DIY ideas for Disney Princess themed Birthday Party treat ideasDirections:

1. This step not necessary but makes clean up SO much easier. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper with the wax side facing up.
2. Get 3 bowls to melt your chocolate in, you will want to melt them in different bowls. I guess you could wash the same bowl 3 times… it is up to you.
3. Choose which color will be your “base” and melt that one first in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until the chocolate is melted.
4. Pour your melted chocolate onto your wax paper and spread evenly across the wax paper using a spoon to make a nice thick base layer that is even thickness across.
5. Melt your next color using the same method in step number three. BUT instead of spreading it you will now drizzle this color on top of your base color so the base color can still be seen.
6. Repeat step number five using your final color of candy wafers. HURRY on to the next step as you chocolate still needs to be warm in order for the balls and sprinkles to stick.
7. Place your blue sixlets on top of the melted chocolate. If your chocolate hardens, the sixlets will not stick.
8. Sprinkle your silver sugar sprinkles over the top again ensuring they stick to the chocolate.
9. Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for 1-2 hours until the chocolate has completely hardened.
10. Once it is cool, take the edge and snap a piece off.  OR you can use the backend of a spoon to break the chocolate bark into smaller pieces.

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Maracas Made From Plastic Eggs, Recycle Those Easter Eggs!

If you have kids and do any sort of Easter egg hunt you probably have an abundance of these little guys around the house right after Easter, am I right?  They seem to multiply! Last year I was so excited because I thought we used the last of ours at a family egg hunt.  I didn’t consider that my kids were also participating and we brought home just as many as we took!  Oh well, you might be glad you have extra because now you can make these!

You will need:

plastic eggs

plastic spoons

washi or duck tape

beans,rice, gravel, something to place in your eggs

These are great because they don’t require a trip to the store.  Use what you have and they will be perfect! You will need 2 spoons for every 1 plastic egg.

Begin by putting some of your filler inside your egg.  I used beans because I had them already and they are super inexpensive.  I didn’t fill them very full, you want the beans to be able to move around.  So i filled one half of an egg about half way.  Feel free to experiment and see if different fillings change the sound of the maraca!

Make sure your egg is shut all the way.  You want to be sure you are using an egg that will close all the way, sometimes these eggs like to come apart on their own, don’t use one of those.

Once you have filled it and shut it, place it between two plastic spoons and wrap a few times in your washi tape.

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That is it!  Wasn’t that easy?  I thought this would be great for a preschool group or a church nursery.  As long as you keep an eye to make sure they are not opening them.

Enjoy your new instruments!

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April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeApril Fools Dessert Burgers ~ April Fools Day Recipe

My kids think April Fools is such a fun day, Normally I dye the milk green or feed them something silly.  This year I have decided to make them BURGERS for dessert.  Perfect for their little fingers and sure to make them smile.   I thought I would share the idea with you so you can make them too.

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To make your very own April Fools Burgers, You will need:

 

  • Jif Hazelnut Salted Caramel (or Nutella will work)
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Powdered sugar
  • Green, Red and Yellow Frosting

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeFirst off if you have not tried Jif’s Hazelnut Salted Caramel, then go buy and jar and bring along a spoon.  Why a spoon… because this stuff is AMAZING it is like eating liquid Feria Rocher chocolate. It is seriously amazing!  Put equal parts Jif and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix together, the powdered sugar will make the Jif not so sticky and you will be able to make a “dough” out of it. Use your fingers to kneed into a dough and then shape into a patty.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeYou will need 2 Nilla wafers for each burger. On the bottom bun put green frosting to look like lettuce.  Next put your “beef patty” and on top of that put drops of yellow and red frosting. The yellow and the red are suppose to look like mustard and ketchup.  Add your bun on top and easy as that you have a cute April Fools Treat.

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How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, Tie Dye Eggs, #Easter #HacksEach year we try and think of a fun new way to dye Easter eggs with our kids. Last year we showed you how to dye Easter Eggs with shaving cream, if you missed that post be sure and check it out because it was pretty awesome.  This year we wanted something BOLD and BRIGHT and fun again.  I keep seeing this video on social media showing people how to get your nail polish to look like tie dye with water. I tried it and it was a total FAIL, I just ended up with polish all over my hand and a spoon I was using and none on my fingernails….. BUT that did give me the idea to try the same concept on an egg. The result,  it is easy to do and the eggs turned out simply AMAZING!

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How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksTo make your very own Nail Polish Tie Dye Swirl Eggs you will need:

  • Nail polish (the cheap stuff from the dollar store works great)
  • ROOM temperature water, if it is too hot or too cold it will not work right
  • Plastic cup or bowl
  • Tooth pick or skewer to blend polish on top of water
  • Plastic Glove to protect your hand from polish
  • Eggs (hard boiled, fresh, plastic or blown out, will all work)
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  • Nail polish remover (just in case)
    How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksStart by filling your plastic cup with room temperate water. The temperature of your water is very important. If you struggle with getting the polish to float or spread the water temp is most likely the issue.  Start to drop dots of polish into the water. The first few drops should spread all the way across the surface of the water, the ones you drop on t0p of that will not spread as fast or as easily but this give you a fun layer look.  You can squeeze the sides of the cup to make the polish spread and blend faster. You can also take a tooth pick and drag the polish and make fun designs. How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksPut on your rubber glove (unless you want tie dye swirl hands). Start on one edge of the cup and ROLL the egg across the top of the water the same time you are dunking it into the water. All the polish will stick to the egg.How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksI should have used a bigger cup I would have been able to cover the whole surface of the egg, instead my cup only covered about 3/4 of the surface of the egg.  To cover the whole egg I just added more polish to my water and then dipped the other side for  full coverage. You can use the same water over and over no need to dump it between eggs.How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, #Easter #HacksSet to dry, I used an old cloth that I did not care if got stained, this also helped the egg from rolling around. I hope your kids have as much fun doing these as ours did.  This can get kind of smelly, so you might want to do it outside or with a window open. How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, Tie Dye Eggs, #Easter #Hacks Also I know there are going to be mixed feelings on if you can or should eat an egg that has polish on the shell, if you are worried about that you can always blow out the egg before you dye it or just choose to NOT eat the egg and use it for decorations. Remember that eggs have two barriers, the shell and the membrane inside. How to dye eggs with Nail Polish and water, Finger Nail Polish SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs, Tie Dye Eggs, #Easter #HacksMORE TIPS and IDEAS you might enjoy……

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