Monday, June 29, 2015

Despicable Me Minion Party


As I am starting to prep for my son's 4th.. yes 4th! birthday this year I realized in my absence from the blog world I never shared his 3rd birthday outcome. My son loves the Despicable Me movies and of course those cute little Minions, so he insisted on having a Minion party last year. I had many ideas in mind and a lot of inspiration but we knew the party was going to be on the smaller side. Here is a little glimpse at how it turned out!


Dessert Table with a few treats


Banana Taffy, Lemon Heads, Blue and Yellow M&M's, Sugar cookies with Royal Icing, Minion Graham cracker snacks, cupcakes, cake and Coconutties of course! 




Girl Scout Cookies used as Coconutties


Anti Gravity Serum Lemonade


My son is a dip lover of any and all kinds so we had a "dip bar" for appetizers


Banner I made using my Silhouette die-cut machine


And lastly, our sweet birthday boy and his cake that I made!


Thank you for stopping by!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

4th of July Inspired Art Projects

In getting ready for the holiday next week I think we will be doing some of these again!


Today I am sharing with you some fun 4th of July inspired art projects that my daughter and I worked on this week. For each holiday I love doing art projects with my kids that fit the holiday and of course I love to use their hands, feet, finger prints or other fun items to make a fun masterpiece.

My favorite of the three projects that we did was painting fire works. To do this I took pipe cleaners and cut them into small pieces and twisted them together to get this piece below. Be sure to twist one going upward to create a handle for them to hang onto.


Dip it into red and blue paint and place onto paper.. Do 2-3 layers on each one to make them have multiple lines and colors. 


I love the way these turned out!


Next we did a very simple hand and finger painting of the red flag. As you can see it is a simple blue hand in the top left corner then have them make some red lines going across.


Totally simple and looks adorable in the end! 


Lastly we had to do a cookie cutter painting with starts to fit the theme. This is one of her favorite projects because it is a very simple project and she loves to use the different shapes and colors to make a collage.


Take a look at the heart painting she did for Valentine's day and the bunny painting for Easter all out of cookie cutters. Can't you tell this is her favorite? 


Here are some other holiday theme art projects we have done: Christmas, Valentine's DayEaster, and Thanksgiving.

Thank you for stopping by today,
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Taking a look back: Kid's Summer Art Projects

Taking a look back....


Today I am sharing these adorable painting projects that my daughter and I did in the spirit of summer. I tried sticking with the theme and of course used her cute little hands and feet to make the shapes of the projects. 


First I had my daughter make the shape of a sun by painting her hand yellow and pressing it onto the paper and doing that multiple times going in a circle to form the shape of a sun. Be sure to paint the hand with a coat of paint each time before pressing down. Once it is dry paint on a simple smiley face :)


My daughter loved this sun project!


Next I had her make a butterfly by using her feet print for the two wings then we used her thumb print for the center dots of the butterflies body. Once dry paint on a face with a small brush.      


This crab painting was totally easy and so much fun, just paint their hands red then press on the paper and once it is dry paint on the facial features of your choice. 


This caterpillar has to be my absolute favorite! It is the more complicated of these projects but still super easy to do. You want to pain the palm of the hand green and the fingers blue excluding your thumb, press that on the paper making the body. Then paint the palm of the hand red and only two fingers as well and paste on the picture for the head. Once this is try then use their finger print for the yellow part of the eyes and after that dries paint on the nose and black dots in the eyes. 


This lady bug was super easy and fun! Paint the foot red and the heal of the foot black. Press onto the paper and once that is dry add the black dots and face accents. 

If you are looking for some other fun art projects visit these other projects we have done: 4th of July,  Christmas, Valentine's DayEaster, and Thanksgiving.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy Crafting!
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Disney Trip Roundup

Taking a Disney trip soon? We are!
As I prepare our family for our upcoming trip I had to take a look back at all the fun preparation and success of our last trip and helpful things to get us ready for this trip. 

Like most other things I love turning to Pinterest for ideas and inspiration and for a Disney trip it sure was not lacking on the fun! From cute matching outfits, vacationing tips, Disney fashion and accessories you can go beyond your imagination with fun while preparing for your trip. 



To start our preparation far ahead I made this fun Disney savings jar last year to help a little with the expense of the trip or at least to add to our Churro fund! :) Using a 1 gallon glass jug we had plenty of time to save our change for the trip. Plus it's a fun way to save knowing it will go towards your vacation.


For our previous trip I made my daughter and I these fun Minnie Mouse ear hair clips. They were super easy, cheap to make and very fun to wear.


To save our sanity on our long drive to Disneyland I made these fun Disney themed Road Trip Baskets for our kids and they were a huge hit!


When we returned home from our last Disneyland trip I felt it was a HUGE success and had people asking how we got things to go so well and to me it was all the planning we did ahead. So I jotted down some things we did and shared my thoughts with our Disney Trip Tips.


Lastly, my most recent preparation for our trip has been starting our countdown to Disneyland. With this fun countdown you can get the whole family excited and ready for your trip. 


Thanks for visiting today!

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