Duck Tape Pool Noodle Wreath

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This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Turn a pool noodle in to a festive spring wreath with Duck Tape! I love to have a nice wreath hanging on our front very tall front door.  I like to swtich them out by the season or holiday, but there is quite a gap between the Easter egg wreath and the 4th of July wreath.  I was in need of a bright wreath for spring!  I prefer to make my own wreaths and decided to make one with a dollar store pool noodle and some festive spring Duck Tape®. Duck Tape® has a lot of fun colors and prints for spring. I love the  glitter tape, but I thought it might be a bit much all the way around the wreath.  So I opted to go with white tape to start with. Start by taping together the ends of the pool noodle. Make sure they are securely taped together so they don't come apart. Next, continue around the entire circumference of the pool noodle circle. Don't break the tape, just keep wrapping it around at a ... [read more]

Kool Aid Play Dough

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Kool Aid Play Dough

Kool Aid play dough is a quick and easy way to make homemade play dough! Pick your favorite Kool Aid flavors, add a few pantry staples and you'll have fresh, fruity play dough.   There are a lot of homemade play dough recipes on the internet and I'm pretty sure I've tried, and failed, them all.  My poor kids. They get so excited to make play dough and then it flops. My friend, Sarah, posted this recipe on her blog last year and for some reason I recently decided I wanted to try it.   Sarah made a batch last Christmas and put it in her kids' stockings -- brilliant!  Anyway, Sarah is pretty crafty and I trust that if it worked for her, it works, so I we went for it. Thank goodness, it worked!  This is so much easier to do with kids than the kind you cook on the stove.  I love the vibrant colors the Kool Aid gave the dough, too.  I just used the store brand powdered drink mix since it was half the price of actual Kool Aid.   I can't vouch for how long this will last ... [read more]

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift {Free Printable!}

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Teacher Appreciation Day

Give your favorite teacher a simple and easy gift for Teacher Appreciation Day! All you need is an orange or orange peeler, ribbon and our free printable! Teacher Appreciation Day is May 6th this year.  I love any  reason to tell my daughter's teachers how much we appreciate them and Teacher Appreciation Day is the perfect day to do it. My daughter is in 1st grade and while it's easy to remember her homeroom teacher, she actually has 7 teachers total when you include specialist teachers like P.E, music, and art. I love to show these teachers how much we appreciate them, too! I recently became a Tupperware Consultant (make sure to like my Facebook page to get the newest sales - they change every week!) and discovered Tupperware's orange peelers.  My mom had these when I was a kid and I loved them.  No more sticky fingers! Another Tupperware consultant gave me the idea to give my daughter's teachers each an orange peeler with a little "Orange you special!" note attached for ... [read more]

Milk Carton Bunny Easter Basket

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Make an adorable bunny Easter basket with your kids! All you need is an empty milk jug, cotton balls and glue for this fun Easter craft! I volunteer in my daughter's first grade classroom each week working on sight words with the students.  A few weeks ago her teacher, Ms. A,  asked me if I'd mind doing an art project with the kids instead of working on sight words.  Yes!  Ms. A has been making these adorable Easter baskets since she started teaching and I can see why.  They are just too cute!  So I asked her permission to show you how to make them and upload her hand drawn pieces so you can just print them off.  She happily obliged. You will need an empty, washed out 1 gallon milk jug; white cotton balls; 1 pink cotton ball (missing from the picture); glue; a stapler; the printed out ears, eyes, whiskers and bow below, and a small piece of white paper to make teeth. Cut an opening in the milk carton on the opposite side of the handle.  It can be as big or small as ... [read more]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Spoons

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Chocolate Dipped Spoons

A fun Valentine's Day gift, these chocolate spoons are easy to make and fun to give.  All you need are plastic spoons, chocolate chips, and any other fun stir ins!   I originally posted this fun Valentine's Day idea on my friend Kimberly's blog, A Night Owl Blog, last year.  But I wanted to make sure you saw it, too!  I love making these spoons as Valentine's Day gifts and everyone just loves them!  Chocolate dipped spoons are a simple food craft that make adorable Valentine's Day gifts because (almost) everyone loves chocolate.  My kids love to use these spoons in hot chocolate and I love them in my coffee. What You'll Need: 1/2 cup chocolate chips 6 plastic spoons Assorted candies or other toppings And The Steps: First, set out your spoons on some wax or parchment paper.  Put your candy and toppings in small bowls for easy access. It's best to get this all set up so you can use your chocolate as soon as it's melted.   Next, melt the ... [read more]