DIY Donut Floppy Hat

How adorable is this DIY Donut Floppy Hat for today’s National Donut Day celebrations?! What makes it even more awesome is that it only took a few supplies, less than an hour to create, and can be worn until Summer’s end!

You’ll need:

  • Floppy Hat
  • Acrylic Paints
  • 1 1/2 inch Sponge Brush
  • Crafting Paint Brush

step by step

  1. Paint the base of your donut with pink.
  2. Let dry.
  3. With the edge of a 1 1/2 inch foam brush, sponge on your sprinkles.

That’s it! Seriously, thats all it takes, I know! Simple, stylish, and totally mom worthy for your family trips to the beach this summer!

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Donut Paper Plate Craft!

Tomorrow is National Donut Day! To celebrate, we’re pulling out all the stops and creating some super fun Donut-themed crafts and DIY’s!

To start, I can’t resist a good paper plate craft so, we’re doing a Paper Plate Donut! For this adorable kid-friendly project, scroll below for a short supply list and a peek at our final result!

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  1. Trace your paper plate onto a brown sheet of construction paper.
  2. Cut your circle 1 inch in from your trace line.
  3. Using the hole in your construction paper sheet, draw a squiggly circle onto an Astrobrights sheet of paper.
  4. *Make sure not to forget folding your papers in half and cutting out the center hole of your donut!
  5. Glue your squiggly circle onto your donut base.
  6. Glue your donut base onto your paper plate.
  7. Cut strips from Astrobright paper in a variety of colors as your sprinkles, and glue!

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Happy National Donut Day!

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FREE Mexican Felt Food Pattern

Hey guys!

Did yesterday’s Secrets to DIY-ing Felt Food post have you itching to start creating your own?

Because our entire Mexican Felt Food set turned out to be such a hit, I knew a post all of it’s own would stand strong on it’s feet. So, scroll below to get your FREE Mexican Felt Food Patterns!

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Before you begin, make sure to read the entire post from yesterday if you haven’t already! (It will save you time + frustration!)


 

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what you’ll need:

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Next, download your FREE Mexican Felt Food Pattern Set !

For any questions, comment below!

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Happy crafting!

 

 

The Secret to DIY Felt Food! + FREE Taco Shack Printable Set!

In recognition of Cinco De Mayo last week, the boys and I dedicated our lessons to all things Mexico!

We had tacos for dinner, salsa with lunch, and of course, what’s a little celebratory play without matching felt food?!

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After a quick trip to our favorite place, cough, Hobby Lobby, cough, and loading up on every felt color imaginable, I thought I’d be able to dive right in and come up with these really awesome, totally easy felt munchies in no time. WRONG. There were a few things I wish I’d known BEFORE wasting literally 10 sheets of felt. So, to save you from making the same small mistakes I did, keep reading!


  • Tip NUMERO UNO: SCISSORS. DAMN GOOD SCISSORS.

Before you even think about starting to cut your felt, for the love of all that is Holy, please invest in a good pair of scissors. I like these and these (<< Pinking Sheers) best! A good pair of fabric scissors will save you from hours of misery while trying to tear the felt apart with dull scissor blades, your children hearing you shout inappropriate words at said felt, and raggedy edges that make your food look more like frazzled blobs than tacos and burritos

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This is a life saver. When it comes time to sew your felt pieces together, this stuff works wonders. Cut a piece of Heat N Bond to the size you need, flip it onto the backside of your felt sheet, and iron with a home iron. Next, just cut your shape out from your felt and iron it onto your backing piece! (For the onions you see here, Heat N Bond went onto the white felt and the white felt was then ironed onto the purple and trimmed!)

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When creating felt anything for littles, I always spend the extra few cents on the heavier felt sheets (2mm-3mm). It stands the test of time, gives your food a more realistic and 3 dimensional feel, and of course, doesn’t necessary need to be doubled up if you’d rather not put a stitch in every single piece of food you create.

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There you have it!

Now, you’re totally prepared to dive in and make your own DIY felt food.

Actually, wait! I take that back.

First, download this FREE Taco Shack Printable Set: Taco Shack Play Labels   Taco Shack Menu  Taco Shack Open + Closed Signs to occupy your littles while you’re making their felt food! (*Print on heavy card stock + laminate for long lasting results!)

Next, grab this FREE Mexican Felt Food Pattern to use as a guide when creating your felt masterpiece!

Alright, now you’re ready, and TOTALLY prepared to knock the socks off your kids’ feet when they see what you’ve made with your “I Can Do All The Things” mama hands!

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5 Things To Do BEFORE Using Silhouette Sketch Pens

Recently, I’ve grown a newfound love again for my Silhouette Cameo. With all the amazing upgraded options they offer now and the ease of use in the software and newer machines, I couldn’t not divulge in the awesomeness while planning Kenedy’s fourth birthday which is, uhhh right around the corner!

One of my favorite things to use with my Silhouette Cameo is the Silhouette Sketch Pen Kit. Address envelopes, create coloring pages, wall art, and more with the touch of a button!

If I’m honestly speaking, the idea of using sketch pens in my machine really intimidated me for the longest time but, I couldn’t have been more wrong! It took forever for me to finally make the leap and just do it but, here I am *almost* a sketch pen pro sharing with you the 5 things I wish I had known before popping the pens into my machine!

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1. Check your new ink

Like any brand new pen, you need to give each of your pens a good roll before locking it into the cartridge of your machine. I made the mistake of not doing this and after several attempts finally realized that because the pens are just that: pens…not markers, they need to be tested first! Roll each pen along a piece of paper and then voila! Your pen is ready to go!

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2. Double, Triple check your cartridge placement

If you’re using a new Silhouette Cameo with dual cartridges, make sure to check the cartridge each of your pens are in before sending your project to the machine! There’s a blue and red circle on your machine atop each cartridge and in the send tab of your software. Make sure to double and triple check your marker colors and software before sending!

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3. Change your settings

Before officially sending your project to the machine, make sure to change your settings from “cut” to “sketch!” You can easily do this in the drop down coordinating with the “Action” and “Tool” selections.

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4. Reverse if need be

Reverse your project in Design before sending your project through when using vellum or a clear paper. Also, be careful of smearing with this paper, maybe stick to sharpies in a pen holder for this one!

5. Use the cut and sketch option together

Have a machine with dual cartridges? Make sure to put that to use! Save time and send your blade to cut immediately following your sketch!

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Well, there you go you crafty little thing you! Happy sketching + cutting!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Slime

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You’ll Need:

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pour liquid starch and clear glue into your Ziploc bag (in that order).
  2. Shake, shake, shake your bag!
  3. As you’re shaking your bag, mush the glue to spread it throughout the liquid starch while the bag is still zipped.
  4. Open your bag, pull the slime out, leaving excess liquid behind, and start molding, twisting, and mushing it together. It will be super gooey and slimy but, the more you mush and twist it together, it will form into a not-so-sticky and slimy, slime! This could take a few minutes so, don’t get discouraged and DON’T wash your hands with water! As your slime starts to form, it will collect all of the goo from your hands! Adding water will double this process time because of the extra moisture on your hands!
  5. Once your slime has formed, add your glitter and sequin hearts!
  6. Store in a Ziploc bag or airtight container. We found these really great small storage containers for all of the kids at our play date at Hobby Lobby! (I love to use plastic test tubes for our Halloween slime!)

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FREE Letter From Santa: You’re on the Nice List!

It’s soon to be December 1 & I can’t wait to continue sharing some of our favorite traditions and family past times with all of you!

I know that so many parents kick off the day after Thanksgiving, or soon after, by welcoming their beloved Elf on the Shelf! Hubby and I just haven’t found the time or brain space to introduce another day-to-day tradition to our little home! For those of you like us, this will be an easy, print + go option to keep the fun Christmas spirit alive without sprinkling Elf Dust and powdered sugar on the floors of your kitchen! And for the awesome parents who make the time every night to set up those adorable little scenes with your favorite elf, this will be an added bonus for your babes!

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The boys love receiving things in the mail so, we popped ours in an envelope to drop at the post office until it makes it’s delivery to our mailbox!

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Get your free Santa’s List Printable HERE!!

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Want to drop yours in the mail like we did? Print your envelope from Santa HERE!

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Thanksgiving Save for Later Tags + Give Thanks Printable

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Happy Thanksgiving families!

Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberries, Potatoes, and more will fill your tables this afternoon and well into the evening and hopefully your fridge for the next few long days! We all know the struggle too well though-as much as the left overs are enjoyed, fishing them out of the fridge not knowing what is in each Reynold’s Wrapped container, can be such a hassle.

When you lay the littles, and your husband, down for what will be the first of many naps this weekend, download and print this easy label system to help everyone in your family quickly and easily find what they’re looking for when it’s time to snack!

 

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Love the “GIVE Thanks” art?! Download that here:

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Thanksgiving Banner Printable

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What you’ll need:

  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Clothespins
  • Holepunch

Download here:

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FREE Halloween Party Printables

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