Have a little fun after you wipe…

Well ladies and gentlemen, I was feelin crafty with the young ones, (2 and 4 year old little girls to be exact) when I came across a pin… CROWNS OUT OF TOILET PAPER ROLLS! It was easy enough for the girls to enjoy and definitely was a craft that stayed in my budget!  All you need to start is a toilet paper roll, scissors, whatever you would like to decorate with (we used washable paint), and a bobby pin.

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First you cut your crown shape from the toilet paper roll, i just did triangles. If your child is old enough draw lines for them to cut along by themselves!

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Next cut a slit at the base, about a 1/4 inch wide and 1/8 inch from the base.  This is where you will put your bobby pin!

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NOW HAVE FUN AND DECORATE!!!!!  The girls loved being princesses for the day!

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*NOTE: they stay in the hair better if it is pulled back!

Add a little bling to those babies!

Well ladies and gentlemen, if you have little girls or watch little girls you definitely need to do this!  All you need is about  a 2 1/2 inch strip of Velcro, scissors, a glue gun, and beads or buttons!

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first cut the velcro into strips, i got about 4 strips.

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then break out the glue gun and add a dot of glue and add your BLING! yayayayayayay you’re done!

they fit any little finger because you can adjust them!

cute ponytail holders!

All right ladies and gentlemen this is a great project if you have little girls who wear ponytails!  All you need is just three things: a decorative button, a rubber band (a thin one made for hair) and a toothpick.

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I got a 36 pack of the thin rubber hairbands from the dollar store and the buttons I already had.  All you do is put the rubber band through the buttons hoop or hole .  You may need something to push the rubber band through the hole because its a tight fit, that’s what i used the toothpick for.

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Thread one loop through the other and pull!

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ALL DONE! These cost about 5 cents to make!

Easy Edible Finger Paint

For those of you who would like to get crafty with your tiny ones here is the perfect thing! Craft time and snack time all in one!

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Last month I found an entire box of boxes of vanilla pudding marked down to pennies at the grocery store. I purchased it knowing I would find multiple uses for it later. Plus, I realized it would have been almost mean not to take it off their hands since they were practically giving it away. One day, my 3 year old was begging me to ‘paint’, but I was out of actual finger paint with no intentions of going to the store that day. I remembered someone telling me about making a safe edible finger paint from Greek yogurt and food coloring, and thought why not? Instead of greek yogurt, the pudding served as the paint base. This recipe and activity was a success; kid tested and baby approved! It dried just like normal paint. It almost resembles a water color painting. It’s great for kids of all ages, even…

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Homemade Gak

this is a great science project to do with your kids! FUN AND SCIENCE ALL IN ONE!

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How many others remember Nickelodeon, both their TV shows and their products, vividly from their childhood? Gak was one of my favorites. I vividly remember the ‘fart’ noises it made when squished, and the way my parents cringed at the thought. It stretched, it squished, it oozed. Remembering all the fun I had had as a child, I really enjoy bringing some of these toys back for my own kids to play with and enjoy today. Being a mother to 4 boys, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with any toy, or substance, that emits any noise slightly resembling flatulence. I found this recipe from Lil Luna. My boys, young and old, literally spent hours playing with the stretchy, gooey gelatinous substance. Even my teenager traded the iPod in for some good old-fashioned hands on fun with something ‘yuck’. I’m especially fond of any toys, activities, or crafts that get all four playing together. They actually cooperated, shared…

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