Kiwi Crate

Now that the cool Fall weather is upon us, comes the big challenge to keep a five year old engaged when she cannot go outside and doesn’t want to play with her toys. I was stumped until I read about a great company called Kiwi Crate. They send out a box monthly with entertaining and learning activities. Each box is filled with activities based on a specific theme. For example, this month’s box was about Dinosaurs. The day the kit arrived, she had her bestie, Ella, over to play.

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Some of the activities were a dinosaur visor, dinosaur “feet”, clay to form fossils, make your own dinosaur skeletons, etc. They had so much fun! There are way more things to do with each kit. The cool thing is that the boxes can be used to store the activities afterwards!

Right now, you receive $10 off your first kit if you want to check it out. You can cancel at any time. Just click on this link to receive your discount and order your kit. They offer a wonderful referral program where your friends receive $10 off their first kit and you also receive a $10 credit. Not bad!

Let me know if you decide to test it out and how you like it!

Until next time,

Norma

 

 

 

Wide Eyed Turkey Cupcakes

Here is another cute project I found and  it’s called a wide-eyed turkey. I grabbed this one on Bitz & Giggles’ website and Ellie begged me to make them. How could I resist.

Those wide big eyes remind me of my grandbaby! Once again, super easy to make and Ellie really enjoyed creating her own.
Gather your materials:
 * Cupcakes (homemade or bought)
*Chocolate Frosting
 *Fudge striped cookie (Dollar store)
 *Oreo Cookies (Dollar Store)
*Brown M&M’s or chocolate chips (Dollar Store)
*Red Licorice (Dollar Store)
*Candy Corn (leftover from Halloween)
Now to the fun part, putting it all together:
Carefully pull the Oreos apart keeping the sides with the crème filling and eating the other. Add the brown M&M’s to make the eyes. You can enforce them with frosting but Ellie said they were holding just fine.
 Frost your cupcake:

Add frosting to the top half of the fudge striped cookie.

Arrange the candy corn as the feathers.

Cut a slit into the cupcake just large enough to slide the cookie in.

Add your eyes, candy corn beak and licorice to finish it off.

Look at how sweet they look in a grouping! We ran out of brown so Ellie used the blue M&M’s!

Thank you for hanging in as I know this is a long post! I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with loved ones. Be sure to let me know if you try any of these projects. I would love to see them.
Until next time,
   Norma

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat

 Hey all! Happy Sunday, just a few days from the official start of Holiday fun! We will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our home this year.  I was in search of cute little crafts to entertain the kiddos. I found this fun idea on Lil Luna and thought it would be perfect. They are little Pilgrim hat crayon holders.

 Here are the items you need to complete your own:
  • Black paper cups ( I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Black cardstock
  • Ribbon, ric rac
  • Hot glue gun w/ glue sticks
  • Button
  • Small paper square
Step 1: Trace your circle on black cardstock
Step 2: Cut out the bottom of the cup
Step 3: Hot glue your ribbon and/or ric rac.  Then hot glue the cup to the circle.
So fun and easy! Ellie wanted to make her own and here she is showing it off. Of course, I did all the dangerous steps for her (i.e. knife, glue gun, etc.).
Here is another shot of mine. I was also thinking that you can add other fun items such as popcorn, peanuts, candy, chocolate covered pretzels, etc. You will need to add shredded paper in the cup to elevate the crayons. Fun, easy, and inexpensive. All you need to add are the coloring pages and your all set.
 Thank you for hanging in as I know this is a long post! I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving with loved ones. Be sure to let me know if you try this. I would love to see them.
Until next time,
     Norma