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1st photo

What child does not like marshmallows-even more- cupcakes!  
Add a movie and you have a fun night with the whole family,
while eating these adorable popcorn cupcakes!

2ndSupplies:
Cake mix
White Frosting
Cupcake holders
Marshmallows
Paper
Red Marker
Tape
3rdInstructions:
Bake Cup cakes and let cool.
Frost cupcakes once they are cooled.
Apply the marshmallows on the top.
My 7 year old put them on the top-there is no specific way to make them look.
4thNext:
Make the striped muffin cups.
I drew out a pattern like this.
They have them online for free, but I decided to free hand mine.
5thI cut out the pattern and added stripes.  The stripes are 3 lines thick.
Meaning when I ran the marker across to make a stripe, I did so 3 different times to make a wider stripe.
I connected the two sides together with tape, which then formed a cup.
I dropped the cupcake into the cup.
6thALL DONE!

DO NOT PUT IN OVEN TO TOAST THE TOP OF THE MARSHMALLOWS!
Frosting will melt.  I tried this to see what would happen and I had   marshmallows and melted frosting everywhere. ha ha!
You can use a longer lighter and lightly toast the marshmallows, or a blow torch.  I chose to leave them plane.

They made my heart giggle when I saw them the first time.  My daughter and I had so much fun putting them together.
Perfect for a Circus Theme party too!
 

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DIY Baby Blanket Using Minky Fabric ~ Easy, Thrifty Gift

I love to sew, but I am not very good at it so I don’t do it as often as I would like.  I have wanted to try sewing with minky fabric for a while, but have been intimidated after hearing others say how difficult it was to sew with.  I got a great deal on some heart minky fabric and decided that it was time to bite the bullet and give it a shot!  I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to sew with!

I did plenty of research first and this is what I learned: if you are going to sew with minky you need to be patient and use tons of pins to hold it in place well.  I also learned that it is stretchy and has a slippery texture so sewing slowly is key!  Of course, using the tons of pins does help with that because you can’t go very fast between pins really.  If you are going to attempt to sew with minky, just keep those things in mind.

For those of you who don’t know, minky is a soft, material that has little raised dots (or in this case hearts) all over it.  It is so cuddly and you will see it on a lot of baby products.

To sew this blanket you will need a few things.

You will need:

 1 1/2 yrds Minky fabric

1 1/2 yrds Coordinating fabric for the top of the blanket

thread

sewing machine

sewing scissors

Begin by laying your fabric down on top of each other and trimming so they are close to the same size.  It is ok if it isn’t perfect, just get it as close as you can.  You may want to do this on a carpeted surface as the carpet helps keep the fabric from sliding around.

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Once your fabric is the same size, turn the layers with the right sides facing each other and pin all the way around.  As I mentioned above, you will need a lot of pins.  Pin about every inch at the furthest.

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Now you are ready to sew!  I used a zig zag stitch for extra security since I wasn’t sure yet how this was going to go with the minky.  Sew almost all the way around the blanket leaving about 12 inches to turn it right side out.  When you get all sewn, unpin your last section that you left for turning the fabric right side out and turn it right side out.  Make sure that you push each corner so that it isn’t puckered in.

Once you have the sides all straightened you will want to sew the outside.  Now, for your hole you have left from flipping, you will need to repin.  I didn’t use pins or iron, but it would be a good idea if you are worried about keeping it straight.  I started on one end and sewed up the hole first, continuing around the blanket with a zig zag stitch again. It went very quickly and just gave it a finished look.  Try to keep your sewing even so that your stitches are the same all the way around.  If you vary your speed too much than your stitches will be different widths.

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And there you have it!  A quick, gift perfect for a baby shower, or make one for yourself!  That minky is so soft, I am thinking I would like to have one too!  Not only is it cute, but it is actually very easy to use and sew with.  If you haven’t tried it, give it a go!

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Halloween Crafts for Kids, Frankenstine Flower Pot, #Halloween, #DIY, #CraftFrankenstein Flower Pot

If you have an old flower pot, you have the makings of a monster on your hands! Take a look below at how we created a Frankenstein Flower Pot, perfect for the upcoming Halloween season! You too can craft your own Frankenstein, using a flower pot and a few other common crafting supplies. Take a look at how to get started.

Here is what you will need:

All of these items can be found at your local craft shop.

Halloween Crafts for Kids, Frankenstine Flower Pot, #Halloween, #DIY, #CraftDirections:

1. Begin by applying two coats of craft paint to your flower pot. Allow the coats to dry in between for the best coverage. If you need to, you can add additional coats.

2. Once the paint is totally dry (it will take a good hour, as the terra cotta dries slowly) you can attached your eyes. Take a pair of googly eyes and apply a drop of glue to the back of each. Press the eyes to the pot. Hold them in place until they are dry and secure.

3. You can now take the black marker and create the other facial features on your Frankenstein. We made a straight line and added some scores to it to create the mouth. We then made some lines on the top rim of the flower pot to look like hair. You can mimic the details we created, or you can have fun and create your own. There really is no right or wrong way to decorate your monster and make him come to life. Give this easy and inexpensive Frankenstein flower pot a try. It is a great way to get crafty this Halloween season and really have some frugal fun!

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Human Foosball with PVC Pipe, quick and easy game for family reunions, youth groups or family reunions #GroupGamesMany of you know my oldest son was born missing half his heart.  He has Hypoplstic Left Heart Syndrome. This has caused him to be much smaller than most kids his size, and also developmentally delayed.  But that has never stopped him from wanting to get involved and be with kids his own age. In our church when you turn 12 years old you can starting going to a youth group every Wednesday.  This has been the highlight of my sons week for a year now, he absolutely loves it.

This week they played Human Foosball, Matthew was the smallest kid to play but that did not stop him.  He was laughing, giggling, jumping and having a blast the whole time.  A few times he was even lifted off the ground as he hung onto the pipe, but he was along for the ride and had a blast.

To make your own Human Foosball game, all you need is a group of kids, pvc pipes (you can find them at your local Home Depot or Lowes)  and a large kick ball. You need 6 pvc pipes, 4 of them longer for the middle and 2 shorter for the goalie.   This can be played in a gym or outside.

You can watch a short video clip of Human Foosball here.

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CUT THE FLOUR GAME 

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Outdoor games for summer party or family reunion

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DIY ~ t-shirt using a stencil perfect for family reunionsRoll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyRoll The Marble Game 

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witches brew bottle, Quick and easy Halloween craft and decor #Halloween, #DIYHalloween Craft: Witch’s Brew Bottle

It is time to start thinking about ghouls and goblins, witches and ghosts. If you are hosting a Halloween party this year, or are just looking to spruce up your Halloween décor, take a look at this witch’s brew bottle. Easy to craft and oh so charming, this witch’s brew bottle is perfect to add some Halloween fun to your space. Take a look at how we crafted one in just minutes.witches brew bottle, Quick and easy Halloween craft and decor #Halloween,  #DIY

Supplies needed for this craft:

  • Glass bottle with stopper ($2.50 at Hobby Lobby)
  • Glitter
  • Craft glue
  • Halloween scrapbook paper (we found ours at Hobby Lobby for around .50 cents per sheet)
  • Scissors
  • Chalkboard label or black construction paper
  • White chalk

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Directions:

1. Begin by adding a layer of craft glue to your bottle stopper. Roll it in a dish of glitter. You can choose any color of glitter you wish that compliments your paper choice. Set aside the stopper to dry.

2. Cut a thick strip of Halloween scrapbook paper. We chose a spooky black and white combo. Wrap it around the bottle and secure it with glue.

3. Place a chalkboard label on the front of your bottle. This is what you will write the contents on. If you  don’t have a chalkboard label, use a piece of black construction paper and chalk.

4. Return the stopper to the bottle. Your witch’s brew bottle is now ready to be used. You can actually fill it with your party beverages, or just use it as your holiday centerpiece or décor item. Either way, it is sure to bring some haunting fun into your home. Gather your supplies and give this fun and frugal witch’s brew bottle a try. It is a great way to get into the spirit of the Halloween season for less.

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Candy Corn Pumpkin, easy way to decorate a pumpkin without carving it #PumpkinIdeas, Perfect for Kids, #Halloween, #CandyCornCandy corns happen to be one of my favorite candy, and they make me think of fall.  I saw a candy corn pumpkin a few years ago and have always wanted to make one. Yesterday I finally took the time to paint one with my girls.  It was a quick and easy project that the girls had a fun time making.  I like the cute side of Halloween (not the ghost and goblins) so I am pretty excited about this adorable new pumpkin sitting on my front porch.

Candy Corn Pumpkin, easy way to decorate a pumpkin without carving it #PumpkinIdeas, Perfect for Kids, #Halloween, #CandyCornTo make this project all you need is:

Candy Corn Pumpkin, easy way to decorate a pumpkin without carving it #PumpkinIdeas, Perfect for Kids,  #Halloween, #CandyCornWe used a craft sponge to paint the pumpkins.  I put the paint right on the sponge and then started to dab it on the pumpkin. I started with white on the top then did the yellow on the bottom.  We did two coats to cover the pumpkin, but if you use a good quality paint you might only have to do one layer.

Candy Corn Pumpkin, easy way to decorate a pumpkin without carving it #PumpkinIdeas, Perfect for Kids,  #Halloween,  #CandyCornThe weather was perfect and the girls had so much fun making this project.  Even little Madilyn was having fun watching her sisters paint. Once the paint is dry,  tie a bow around the stem. Simple as that you have made your very own Candy Corn Pumpkin.

Candy Corn Pumpkin, easy way to decorate a pumpkin without carving it #PumpkinIdeas,  Perfect for Kids,  #Halloween,  #CandyCornI went to take a photo of the finished project and my silly 7 year old wanted to be in the photo too… she makes me laugh. The said her baby pumpkin would miss her if she left it alone :).

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