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Lego Party Decor, Make Your Child’s Age Out Of Legos!

Recently I had a son ask for a Lego Movie party.  We are all about legos in our house!

As much as I love my kids having birthday parties and celebrating their big day with their friends, financially over the top parties are not an option.  I have to get creative and I spend very little on their parties.  For me personally, I would rather use that money on their birthday gifts rather than decorations for a party.  Anywho, I will climb off my soapbox now! ;)

When he said he wanted a Lego Movie party I was relieved!  That is pretty easy to pull off without a lot of extra money being spent.

If you have many legos, this should be simple!

You will need:

A lego baseplate (if you don’t have one already, Amazon has an awesome price here!)

legos

time to put it together

I really can’t say a whole lot about how to assemble this one.  Since my son had just turned 9, I used the legos we had to put a number 9 on our baseplate.  It wasn’t really popping though, so I added the frame around it.  So simple, yet cute and better yet, free!  Who doesn’t love free?!

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DIY crafts and fourth of july

All the DIY projects over the last few weeks, right here.

Tie dye Shirts with sharpie markers, make Fire Work shirts for the 4th of July all you need is a sharpie, and a spraybottle #TieDie, #DIY, #Crafts, #KidsFirework Tie Dye shirts ~ simple supplies needed

1no sew jacketTurn a winter turtleneck into a spring sweater ~ NO sewing

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe.  The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #KidsCloud Clay ~ super soft playdough

printable minecraft magnets, great party favors, #party favors, #minecraft, #minecraftcrafts,  #diycrafts,#crafts, #diypartyfavors, #diygifts,#thriftycrafts,  #easycrafts, #thriftygiftsPrintable Minecraft magnets ~ party favor idea

summer bucket list, #summeractivities,#summer, #summerboredombusters, #summertimeSummer bucket list

Garden Watering Jug, Helps kids know how much water to give each plant in a nice gental shower #DIY, #gardenThrifty Watering jug ~ old milk jug turned into a watering jug

July 4th crafts, Drip Paint Vase, perfect for kids or teens. DIY Red, White and Blue Vase #DIY, #CraftsDIY ~ patriotic vase

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsFireworks painted with a fork ~ craft project

drawing on the trampoline with sidewalk chalk, #thriftysummerfun, #keepingkidsentertained, #summerfun, #summer, #chalk, #sidewalkchalkTrampoline sketch pad

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DIY for father's day and for your BORED kids, #BoredKids, #FathersDay, #Dad, #Kids

Looking for last minute DIY for Father’s day?
What to do with your BORED kids?

Ideas for your kids

Pin ideas you want to try so you can find them later.

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Play Time with Dad shirt, Car track on the back of a t-shirt, DAD gets a nap and kids get to PLAY it is a Win- Win #FathersDay #Gift. #DIY, #Dad, #Craft, #BoysPlay Time with Daddy with a ‘car track shirt’

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Personalized iphone charger, #iphone, #charger, #diy, #personalized, #easy, #gift, #kids

 

Personalized Phone Charger~Silly Face

We have a few Apple products around our house.  Between the Ipods and the Iphones, sometimes we get whose is whose mixed up.  Usually it doesn’t matter, but if someone wants to take their charger with them somewhere, or needs to use it,  it can lead to an argument (and no parent wants that!)

Here is an easy way to personalize your chargers so there is no more confusion about whose is whose!

Its pretty simple here is what you need:

A charger

Some googly eyes

Glue

That is!  I found a bag of googly eyes at the dollar store and chose 2 different sizes for fun.  Make sure your charger is right side up.  The top should be wider then the bottom.  Glue your eyes on to that part of the charger.

Perfect for little kids, they won’t let them out of their sight! Think stocking stuffer. Would make a great gift for a gadget lover with a sense of humor as well.

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 Teacher Gift ~ Quick and Easy

It’s getting that time of year again time to think of teacher and graduation gift idea. We are here to help you with a quick, easy and inexpensive, but still adorable, gift for the teachers on your list.  They deserve a medal for putting up with that many kids.  All.  Day.  Long.  Seriously, they are saints.  So don’t forget to get them something to let them know that you are grateful for all they do for your kids.

You will need:

4×6 plastic picture frame (found mine at the Dollar Tree)

Scrapbook paper

Post it notes

A pretty ink pen

Embellishments ( on one I used a ribbon, the other a sticker)

You might remember that I showed you how to make this lovely gift for breast cancer awareness month.

The directions are the same here as they were there.

Take out the generic picture from the inside of your picture frame and use it to trace a square of your scrapbook paper.

Slide it into the frame.  Take off the back of the post it notes so the sticky part can be stuck onto the frame.  Press it on firmly.  Add your embellishments.

Throw in a pretty pen  and you are done.  Easy enough right?

These work great for male and female teachers.

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If you like this idea you might also like these:
Graduation Snack Cups ~ Healthy Graduation Snack

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Graduation Pops ~ How to make Graduation Pops

graduation pops

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Easter Tomb Snacks ~ Easy, Great Way to Teach Kids About the Real Reason For Easter

Each week my family has what we call Family Home Evening.  We take the time to spend some quality time together, and usually we have a spiritual lesson about a scripture story.  All of us take turns preparing the lesson, and since my 5 year old was in charge this time and it was Easter, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make something a little bit different to go along with our evening.  Not only will it help as he teaches his siblings about Easter, but as he helped me prepare the snacks, he got in a little extra lesson on the subject!

You will need:

Graham crackers

Small donuts

Icing

Green food coloring

Oreos

A knife for spreading icing

Sprinkles

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These are super simple and can be put together rather quickly!  It was easy enough that my 5 year old did most of the work with support from me of course.

With your green food coloring, color your icing.  I used the gel colors but I am sure the traditional food coloring would work just as well.  Spread the icing on your cracker, as thin or thick as you would like.  Remember though, first that these are full of sugar by the time you are done, but also that the donut and oreo won’t stand up without enough icing to hold them there. I didn’t do a lot, but enough that you couldn’t see cracker peeking through the icing.

Once your icing is on, add your donut standing up in the center, back of the cracker.  Now add your oreo also standing up, but placed in front and to one side of the donut.

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Once I got those made I added sprinkles that came with the icing!  Who doesn’t love sprinkles?  I then made little tags for each treat using a toothpick, small piece of washi tape and a marker.  Just fold your tape around the toothpick and push the sticky sides together. Then write your Easter message on the tag before poking in the top of your donut.

Not only are these a great way to teach about Easter, but they are also a very simple treat for a church class on Easter Sunday!

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