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January 31, 2015

Cupcake Liner X-Ray Fish Craft

I have been slowly working on crafting my way through the alphabet with cupcake liners and decided it would be fun to make an X-Ray Fish for the letter X. I have seen a lot of crafts for X-Ray fish portraying them as looking like what you'd see on an x-ray machine, but in fact the X-Ray fish is actually a silver color with a red tail fin and yellow and black stripes on it's fins. You can read more about them HERE

January 30, 2015

"Fish Eyes" Design-A-Fish Craft

Fish Eyes is a regular read in our house. My daughter loves books where she can count different items on the pages and this book provides the perfect opportunity since it's all about counting. After reading the book, design your own fish with lots of spots to count.

January 29, 2015

Paper Plate Bubble Gum Machine Craft

My preschooler loves bubble gum, as most kids do. She is great about not swallowing it so I let her have it as an occasional treat with me. She recently learned how to blow a bubble which has made for lots of excitement. :) Since we have been practicing counting up to 20, I thought it would be fun to make a bubble gum machine craft for her to practice her counting. 

January 28, 2015

Cupcake Liner Igloo Craft for Kids

We came across a cute book at the library last week called Immi's Gift. It's a great multicultural book about a young Eskimo girl. I love how the book creates connections between people from different parts of the world. We got out our trusty cupcake liners and made a fun Igloo craft to go along with the book. 

January 27, 2015

Plant a Kiss Valentines Kids Craft

Have you read the book Plant a Kiss? We picked it up last week at the library and to my surprise, my daughter has asked for me to read to her every night at bedtime. It's a really simple book, not many words in it, but has a great meaning about what can be accomplished with just a little bit of love. My daughter asked me the other night if we could plant our own kiss so I thought up this fun little Plant a Kiss Craft to go along with the book.

January 26, 2015

Valentine's Paper Bag Owl Puppet

Washi tape is one of my weaknesses. I think it must be the bright, cute patterns, but sometimes I just can't hold back when I see it. My sister-in-law saw some on sale recently online and I couldn't pass up the chance to get some new patterns and colors in my collection. When it arrived in the mail last week my daughter and I quickly got to work thinking of a craft we could make with it. We put together this fun Paper Bag Owl Puppet that is perfect for a fun Valentine's Craft with it's pink hues and belly heart.

The Boxtrolls DIY Popcorn Boxes

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When the weekend rolls around at my house, I get so excited to spend quality time with my family. During the week my kids' days are filled with school, homework, dinner, some playtime and then bed. When the weekend comes we finally get to focus on having some fun together! Sometimes we go on special outings as a family, but one of our favorite things to do on the weekend is pop some popcorn, cuddle on the couch and watch a great movie together. This past week I purchased The Boxtrolls at Walmart and to add to our fun family movie night, we made our own Boxtroll Popcorn Boxes. My kids love being creative so this was a huge hit with them!