Thursday, April 28, 2011

Free Personalized Sesame Street Song by Elmo

Go HERE to get a Free personalized song sung by Elmo with your child's name in it!
Use coupon code: myelmo
Choose your child's name, click next and then choose the blue "I just want my free tracks" to download.

I have previously purchased CD's from this company & my daughter LOVES hearing her name included in each song. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Plastic Egg Tea Cups

Hope you had a nice Easter!

Now that it's over ~ Ever wonder what to do with all those plastic eggs?
With just a few items you can turn them into fabulous tea cups!

What you'll need:
Plastic Eggs
Glue Gun
Paint & Brush
Embellishments (glitter pens, rhinestones, etc.)

First let your little one(s) decorate those eggs!
Pens, paint, glitter, stickers... whatever their little creative mind can come up!

Then glue a button to the bottom of each egg.

That's it! You're done!
The perfect addition to every play kitchen!

We glued some pearls together to create a handle.
This tea cup is my favorite!

Now get those plastic eggs & start creating :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Barbie Sock Dress Tutorial

In our house Barbie changes her wardrobe multiple times a day.
On. Off. On. Off.
My daughter has decided that
"Barbie is a fashionista & needs more clothes mommy!"
Good grief!

And since our dryer miraculously eat socks (yours too?) - Here's a fabulous idea to put those single socks to use!

Here's what you will need:
Clean child's sock
Embellishments (ribbon, buttons, bows, etc)

Cut off the toe portion of the sock & give it a try on Barbie.

Remove the sock & fold to create a "hem". Glue down all the way around.

We added some embellishments as accent trim:
Some ribbon for the straps, bottom & empire waist.
A sweet bow adds the finishing touch!

That's it. Easy right?

Took less than 5 minutes and didn't cost a penny.
Snow White Barbie never looked so fabulous!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bunny Tails Easter Favors

What little kid (plus some big kids) wouldn't love to indulge in marshmallow "bunny tails" this Easter?! Download the free adorable bag topper from Eighteen25 via The Idea Room HERE!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland

What a fun & creative idea!
I've been on the hunt for modern (non-cheesy) Easter decorations and this is garland is perfect! Made from paint chip cards (available at your local hardware store) there are so many color possibilities. Plus paint chips are free so this a no-cost project! Woot!
Get the details from Modern Parents Messy Kids HERE!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Felt Easter Cookies

Say hello to my little friends!
In my continued quest to make a fabulous non-sugary Easter basket, last year I came up with these little felt Easter “cookies”.

What you will need:
- Polyester Fiberfill
- Felt
- Embroidery Floss & Needle
- Fabric Glue
- Ric Rac Ribbon
- Black beads (for eyes & nose)

Download the templates here

1. Layer two pieces of felt and cut out the bunny & egg
2. Glue the ric rac ribbon to 1 piece of the egg. Set aside to dry.
3. Sew on the beads to create the eyes and nose
4. Put the matching pieces together and using a blanket stitch, sew around the edges leaving an opening for stuffing
5. Stuff your cookies with fiberfill, then sew the opening closed

Don’t worry you still have plenty of time to make these for Easter. They are super easy to make, so you can whip up several in no time.

They’re sure to be a fun addition to our ever growing felt food collection.

Note to self...Never leave a curious toddler alone with a bag of fiberfill
"Look mama ~ I made it snow all over the room"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sweet Treats Printables

What an adorable way to present Peeps for Easter!
Simply pop some Peeps into a ziplock bag. Download & print the the file, fold in half and attach to the bag. Easy peasy! Get the free printable from It Is What It Is HERE

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Carrots for Your Little Bunny!

Looking for a healthy snack to add to those Easter baskets? How about some silly goldfish carrots? I've seen versions of these made with orange jelly beans, but this is more nutritious version! Plus they are easy peasy to make!

What you will need:
- Disposable decorating cake bags
- Green ric rac ribbon (I used one yard per carrot)
- Whole wheat goldfish crackers, Annie's cheddar bunnies, etc

Just fill the bags with your treats, gather at the top & tie with the ric rac ribbon! That's it!

They are small enough for little hands to carry plus portable to eat while you are on the go!