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Don’t Eat the Hero – Superhero Version of Don’t Eat Pete, Free Printable!

Have you ever played the game “Don’t Eat Pete”? Are you throwing a superhero party? Well, now you can have both of those at the same time with this awesome free printable we put together for you!  All you need to do, is print it off, glue to card stock if you want to add some support to the thin paper, or print it on cardstock, and small candy to use on the squares (think skittles, mike and ikes, smarties).

If you haven’t played Don’t Eat Pete, here is how you play. Players gather around the board in a circle. Place a piece of candy on each square on the board. The first player turns around so they can’t see the board while another player picks a square.  Do this quietly, by just pointing to avoid the turned player from hearing. Once a square has been selected, the player will turn around and begin taking a piece of candy off each square. They can put it right in their mouths, or hold them to eat later. When they select the square that was chosen, the other players yell “Don’t eat Pete!” or in this case, “Don’t eat (whichever hero you choose).”

So here is your printable. I wouldn’t recommend going any bigger then a sheet of paper with this one as it will begin to be grainy.

To print, click on the image below and save it to your computer. You can then print it from there. Enjoy!

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My kids have been getting so bored some days! All they want to do is play video games or watch tv. I get tired of having to say no all the time. This project took up a little time and entertained them. But it also got them using their hands and creating something new.

You will need

Cookie cutters

1 1/2 cups Bird seed
(I got mine at Winco for really cheap in the bulk department)

2 packages unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup water

large bowl

spoon

whisk

saucepan

straw, skewer or lollipop stick

Yarn or string to hang

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Begin by bringing your water to a boil and follow directions for adding the gelatin. Once it is done poor it into your already measured bird seed that is in the large bowl. This is where I let my kids stir it together and make sure it is well mixed.

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Once it is all mixed, have your wax paper ready with cookie cutters lined up on it. Make sure they are medium to large cookie cutters. We used a small one (the music note) that didn’t work and fell apart.

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Once they are lined up, have the kids scoop bird seed into the cookie cutters. Use the spoons to pack it down to prevent them from falling apart. While still wet use your straw or stick to poke holes where the bird feeder will hang. This didn’t work well for me, I ended up having to use a skewer to poke the same hole again when they were set. Just be sure to do it gently to make sure that you don’t crumble the bird feeder.

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Let them set for several hours. I did mine overnight before removing from the cookie cutters.  This is where I ended up having to poke the holes all the way through because the seeds had fallen back into the hole. Cut some yarn, twine, whatever you have handy and tie it off.

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Now hang it from your tree and get ready for the birds to come feast!

Not only was this a great boredom buster, but if you have a cub scout, it can actually help them towards their awards. So get some bird seed and get busy!

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How to make a hooded towel, so easy!

This is one of my all time favorite things that my mother in law has taught me! She gave me one when I had my first baby and I fell in love with them and have been making them for baby shower gifts, and for my own babies ever since!

You will need

A bath towel

coordinating wash cloth (or for bigger kids, a hand towel)

Sewing machine

coordinating thread

sewing scissors

pins

a cute baby to wrap in the towel when you are done

We have used hand towels for making them as the kids get older. These are great at the pool, where the child might feel cold coming out of the water and they can curl up in the hooded towel for a bit. Of course,they are also great for bath time too. I meant to buy a washcloth for the one I was making today but accidentally got a hand towel. Which would be fine, but I bought it for a baby gift and those are way too big for babies! Also, I bought them on vacation at IKEA so there was no returning to get the right size. Oops. So be careful to get the correct size when buying them.

Begin by cutting off any tags that might be on the towels. The side with the tag will be your “wrong side” when you turn it wrong side out. Once the tags are cut off,turn the washcloth or hand towel wrong side out, fold it in half so the short sides are together and pin along the edge of one of the long sides. My picture didn’t show this well, so if you have your long rectangle, and fold it in half short sides together. you will not pin it closed on the ends you just folded, but one of the other 2 open sides. make sense?

Now that it is sewn there, turn it right side out again. You should have a square with the back side, and the side you just sewed meeting making a corner like this.  That still leaves you 2 open sides.

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Now the side with the edging of the washcloth (where you folded them together to begin with) will be folded over, just a little bit, this is your judgment. For a larger hand towel I do about 3 inches where for a wash cloth you want to leave the room there. so an inch-inch and a half should be good.

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Once you have that folded over you will now only have the one side left. This should be the side that is opposite the top (the half fold). Pin this last open side to the wrong side of the bath towel. To make sure you have it centered, fold your bath towel in half. Lay your wash cloth inside the bath towel so that the side you sewed on the washcloth is the back and matches up with the middle fold of the bath towel. Now pin together. Do not pin all 4 pieces together. You will sew it shut if you try that. Pin around so that they both still open, like a cape.

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Sew them together. When you get to the back, with the layering it may catch on your machine. Just guide it through gently. This is pretty easy to sew straight here. I simply follow the edge of the towel as my guide. If you line it up and follow that, it should have a nice, straight seam when it is done.

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Once that is sewn, you are done! Now all that is left to do is wrap it around your freshly bathed kiddo!

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Super Hero Advengers Theme Birthday Party, Hulk Pudding Cups, super hero dessert ideas, easy kids party ideasAvengers Superhero Party Ideas ~ Hulk Pudding Cups

My 5 year old son LOVES the Avengers, he runs around the house  yelling HULK SMASH and jumping on pillows and ready to save the world.  He thought these Hulk Pudding Cups were so fun, they were super easy to make too!

Supplies needed:
• Vanilla Pudding
• Package of Oreos, crushed
• Green Food Coloring
• Clear Plastic Cups (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
• Black Vinyl and Silhouette Machine or Permanent Marker (if you choose to draw the face by hand)

2nd OPTION

  • Black sharpie marker and printed image

The below directions are how to make these cups with vinyl…. BUT if you do NOT have a silhouette them you can still make this project. All you will need is a black sharpie marker. Just print the image out, place inside the plastic up as a template.  Next on the outside of the cup, trace the image with a black sharpie, allow to dry then you can fill with the pudding.

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1. Start by downloading the Hulk Face on to your silhouette (has been provided for you) and upload it into your silhouette studio software.
2. Trace your image. I traced only the face and not the words below it.
3. Resize your image to fit the cup you have chosen. If you are using the cups from Dollar Tree you will want to resize your image to be 2.500 in x 2.340 in or smaller.
4. Weed out your image and apply your transfer tape. Apply pressure until the image is transferred onto your transfer tape.
5. Aline the image on your cup and firmly press down until the vinyl adheres to the plastic cup. Tip: Do not place your image against the plastic until you are sure it is straight, otherwise the
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6. Make your pudding according to the directions on the package. Set aside and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
7. Once pudding has set, add 8-9 drops of green food coloring to the pudding mixture. Stir well. If your color is too green, you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring to lighten it back up a bit.
8. Fill a baggie with about 6 Oreos and zip it shut.
9. Use a rolling pin or wine bottle to crush the Oreos into smaller pieces. This will serve as Hulk’s hair.
10. Fill your cups with the green food coloring until it is full to the top.
11. Sprinkle the crushed Oreos on top of the cups.
12. Serve and Enjoy!

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Apple Cars, Have Fun With Food

We all want our families to eat healthy, right?  But lets be honest, sometimes it gets boring, doesn’t it?

I thought this was a great way to get kids to eat their healthy snack.  It even worked on my 11 year old who thought they were cute enough to eat!

You will need:

An apple cut into slices

Grapes cut in half

toothpicks

Push the toothpicks through the bottom of the slice and place a half grape on the end.

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