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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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Here is another fun way to use those Easter Eggs laying around your house from last week. In about 30 seconds you can turn them into tools to help your kids learn.  All you need is a sharpie…. Write the time on one half and a clock showing that time on the other half.  To make it a little more difficult you can match eggs that are NOT the same color.   You can hide the eggs around the room before they start to get a little exercise in as well.

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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 Prank Ideas, Easy tricks for April Fools gag, Peeper Lunch, silly pranks for kids

Want to make your kids smile and do a silly little prank for APRIL FOOLS Day…. pack them a Peeper Lunch. A lunch that stares them down and keeps looking at them the whole lunch. I am sure the other kids at their lunch table will giggle and think it is pretty awesome too!  I made these with  some wiggly eyes and hot glue. A fast and easy April Fools Prank that is budget friendly too.

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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
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  • Plastic Glove to protect your hand from polish
  • Eggs (hard boiled, fresh, plastic or blown out, will all work)
  • News papers or drop cloth to cover your work space
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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 #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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Dinosaur hand puppet, easy hand puppets to make for kids. Children craft projects, low cost party favor ideas, boy puppets, DinoDIY No Sew Dinosaur Puppet

Do your kids love using their imaginations with puppets? If so, why not try making your own? You can craft your own no sew dinosaur puppet using just a glove, a little felt, and a few other crafting supplies. You can make your own no sew dinosaur puppet in just minutes, and the end result is a frugal and fun toy. Here is how you can get started crafting your own! These are also fun for party favor ideas, sleep overs or even boy scout craft ideas.

You could also make these as a family reunion craft idea and let all the kids create their own puppet. Then they can put on a puppet show for the adults.

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Dinosaur hand puppet, easy hand puppets to make for kids. Children craft projects, low cost party favor ideas, boy puppets, Dino gloveDirections:

1. Begin by deciding where you want the eye to go on your dinosaur. Put the glove on and make a pencil mark where you think the eye should be.

2. Remove the glove and apply some glue to the pencil dot. Press the googly eye to the dot and hold in place until dry and secure.

3. Take your scissors and cut out a row of teeth for your dinosaur. We just freehand cut some zig zags to look like teeth.

4. Add a strip of the glue to the back of the teeth and press them to pointer finger of the glove. Repeat using the same technique, this time gluing to the thumb of the glove. Your dinosaur now has a mouth full of sharp teeth! To use your puppet, simply slide it on and open and close your hand. Children will be able to act out stories, plays, and use their imagination to make their dinosaur come to life. Gather your supplies and give this no sew dinosaur puppet craft a try!

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