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Baymax Tshirt With Template

We are big fans of Big Hero 6 around here! It is such a great movie. Especially Baymax. He is too cute!

My son just turned 7 so I decided that this would be such an easy shirt to make for his birthday party.

You will need:

white t shirt

black fabric paint

sponge paint brush

piece of cardboard to put between the layers of the tshirt

vinyl, freezer paper, or something else to cut a stencil from, preferably see through unless you are using a cutting machine.

included template

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If you have a craft cutting machine, it would work great for this. If not, it should be easy enough without it. I know that I talk about my machine with several posts, but I love it so much and use it all the time!

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Here is the template.  Just print it out on a sheet of paper.

Now, if you are using freezer paper or something see through, you will just place that on top of your template.

If you are using a cutting machine, you can simply trace the above image.

To use the freezer paper method, trace the image on to the sheet and cut out the black parts.  You will want to use an exacto knife or something. Make sure that you have an edge to your sheet.  You will be keeping the white part, opposite of what you would think. You can then place it on your shirt and press down.

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Now you will use your black fabric paint and dab it on with the sponge brush.  You don’t need very much. Dab it on in up and down movement, don’t brush it on because it could spread under the stencil.

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Let it dry for a bit, but don’t wait until it dries all the way or it will be hard to get it off. Let it dry fully before you try to wear it.

There you go!  Now you have a t shirt perfect for your Baymax fan.

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Worm and Dirt Cake

We recently had a blue and gold banquet for our cub scout troop and the boys were each responsible for bringing an outdoor themed cake.  I wanted my son to be able to do most of the work himself, since that was the point of them bringing them.  I was thinking about the cups of pudding we used to have as kids with crushed oreos on top and gummy worms and decided to incorporate that idea into a cake!

You will need

A chocolate cake mix and ingredients on the box

Chocolate graham crackers or oreos

Chocolate frosting

gummy worms

rolling pin and ziploc storage bag (for crushing the crackers)

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I usually make my own frosting, but since I was in charge of the event I decided one less thing to do and worry about would be best, so I bought a container of frosting.  Once the cake is baked according to the box directions, and cooled completely, spread the chocolate frosting over the cake.  Don’t worry about the imperfections or having it iced beautifully because it will be covered by cracker/ cookie crumbs.

Once the cake is frosted, put one package of your chocolate graham crackers (just one of the envelopes from inside the box, not the whole box) or the whole package of your oreos in a ziploc storage bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.  Some chunks are fine, dirt isn’t perfectly smooth there is always rocks or clumps in the dirt anyway.  This is another great way the kids can help!  My 9 year old did all the steps, I just stood back and directed him how to do it all which made him so proud!

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Once they are crushed pour them over the top of your cake, evening them out with your hand to make sure all the icing is covered.  Now just add your worms.  Gently push some down into the crumbs so they look like they are coming out of the dirt and you are done!

This is such a great, simple cake that is great for someone just learning their way around the kitchen.  Seeing how proud they are when they make something that looks awesome and tastes great is such a fun thing!

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Thor Hammer Treats ~ Easy Super Hero Party Ideas

My 5 year old son LOVES superheros, he loves to watch their movies, he loves to color their pictures, he loves to paint pictures of them, he loves to read books about them, he loves to play games about them. Pretty much ANYTHING superhero related he is ALL about it. If you are going to have a Superhero party or just want to make your little one smile from ear to ear these are a super easy, low cost treat idea.

Ingredients:

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1. Cover your work area with parchment or wax paper. Or you can just put them on a cookie sheet.

2. Lightly spray the marshmallows with the silver food color mist. You will want to spray the marshmallows entirely. You might have to do it in stages to get the whole thing covered.

3. Allow to dry.

5. Once marshmallows are dried, remove from the parchment paper. Stick a pretzel stick into the bottom of the marshmallow. Easy as that you have a Thor Hammer Pop sure to make any child happy!

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Last year my kids got a new game, Minecraft. Little did I know it was going to be “THE GAME” that they all love and will do extra chores so they can play longer, and will read books just to learn how to make new things on the game.  Personally I don’t get why it is so fun running around building things, and digging holes? BUT my kids LOVE it, so I guess it does not matter if I like it or not, lol.  If you are looking to have a Minecraft Party and want some easy ideas you are going to love thie Minecraft Creeper recipe.

Ingredients:
Light Cocoa Candy Melts
Green Candy Melts
Bright Green Candy Melts
Green Sixlets Chocolate Candy
Dark Chocolate Sprinkles

Other items needed:
• Wax Paper
• Cookie Sheet
• Spoons
Microwave Safe Bowls

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1. Line your cookie sheet with wax paper (wax side facing up).2. Place a good amount of each chocolate into 3 separate microwave safe bowls.
3. Start by microwaving the light cocoa candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until all the candy is melted.
4. Spread the melted light cocoa candy across the wax paper. Use the backend of the spoon to
achieve a smooth surface.
5. Repeat step 3 with the green candy melts then drizzle over the top of the light cocoa candy.
6. Repeat step 3 again with the light green candy melts and again drizzle over the top of the candy on the cookie sheet.
7. Add your Sixlets to the candy randomly. You will want to work fast to ensure the Sixlets will vstick to the melted chocolate.
8. Add your chocolate sprinkles again ensuring it sticks to the melted chocolate.
9. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour to allow the chocolate to harden.
10. Remove from fridge.
11. Break the chocolate into pieces by grabbing the back of the wax paper and using your hands to break the chocolate. You will then have your finished Minecraft Creeper Chocolate treat!

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3D Salt Painting ~ Easy Crafts for Kids

My 5 year old and I made some fun salt paintings today. Salt painting are fun because they stick up off the page and have bold vibrant colors. You can drop the colors onto the salt and watch it follow the path, such a fun way to make a pretty picture. PLUS they are budget friendly and FAST to make… two things that are important for me, that way I don’t feel bad when I toss this in the trash after it has been proudly displayed in our house for a few days.

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To make these you will need

  • Cardboard or poster board (thick paper plates work well too)
  • Elmers school glue
  • Table salt
  • Food coloring (diluted with water)
  • Eye dropper
  • Little hands ready to make a project

Draw your image on the cardboard, make sure some of the lines overlap so the color has a path to follow. Cover with salt, tap off the extra salt and  set aside to dry. In small bowl drop a few drops of food color, then dilute it with water to thin down the color.  Use an eye dropper to suck up some color and drop it on the salt. Watch it follow the salt lines and make a beautiful picture.

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More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids
 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids
Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids
Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids
Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids
Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do
Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids
Color Collage with ads from the paper
DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids
Recipe for Homemade Slime
 Under the Sea Art Project for kids
Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion
Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton
Exploding Soap ~ Microwave Science For Kids
Horse made out of a pop bottle
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ~ Paper Turkeys
Easy Kid Games ~ Turn Easter Eggs Into Reading Games for Kids
 Math Games For Kids
Learn to tell time ~ Time Games for kids
SNOW-DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ SNOWMAN COOKIES
NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS~ “GOODY BAGS”
DIY~ MEMORY MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATION
LEAF BUILDING FORT ~ HOURS OF FUN FOR KIDS!
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FIREWORKS ~ JULY 4TH CRAFTS FOR KIDS, QUICK AND EASY
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FROZEN DRINKS
 Frozen Popcorn
Frozen Snowball Pops  
FROZEN Rice Krispy Treats
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EDIBLE PAINTED BREAD 
Magical Moving Milk Science Experiment 
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Lava Lamp Bottle

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