Looking for a fun craft project for the kids this weekend? I'm sharing the perfect Valentine's Day craft over at Blissfully Domestic. But this one doesn't need to be taken down after the holiday is over, leave it up year-round.
Disclosure: This blog post and giveaway are sponsored by 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation & True Value
I have to admit that when I was watching the media screening of DreamWorks animated movie Trolls, I wished I had a pen and paper with me to jot down all of the fun, creative ideas that started flowing. Everything from cupcakes, to cotton candy, DIY projects, and fun crafts.
Marisol has been reminding me for some time though that I've been promising to make a fairy garden for her, so I surprised her with this one after school.
She absolutely loved the Trolls movie, so was absolutely giddy over this Trolls garden that is now on display in her bedroom, and it even has a working fountain that I picked up from True Value for under $10.
It's no secret that I cannot keep a plant alive. Kids, sure. Plants, not a chance. I love them way too much. I plant cute little succulents in bowls and tubs and all kinds of cute things and BAM, two weeks later, I've loved them to death. Although, surprisingly the thyme I put in a pot by the front door is still alive after 4 weeks and actually thriving.
But, my misadventures in planting haven't stopped Marisol from asking, for weeks now, if she can not only have succulents in her bedroom, but also tea light candles too (of course I'm only allowing the battery operated ones for now). She's ten, and growing up, and is becoming more addicted to Pinterest, and spends a lot of time researching bedroom decor, re-decorating her room, and asking for slightly more grown-up looking items.
So when I was sent the Pottery Cool craft kit I asked her what she wanted to make. We jumped on Pinterest together to take a look at a few bedroom ideas and she decided on a small succulent container so she could put a plant on her desk.
I think she did a fantastic job. And since making this she's also made a small tealight candle holder to match that she poked holes in so the light would shine through.
At what point did my daughter decide she could suddenly start looking fifteen instead of nine?
I was taking photos of her for a blog post over at 5 Minutes for Mom when I realized just how much she is growing up, and far too quickly for my liking.
But back to the post for 5 Minutes for Mom. I'm showing you how to make fun airbrush shirts for kids. Actually this project is so easy that kids can make their own. So head on over and take a look. It will make a great weekend project.
Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by The Wild Life movie.
Do you remember the story of Robinson Crusoe?
Well on September 9th, the animated film The Wild Life is being released into theaters everywhere. The film features some pretty colorful characters on a tropical island including the over-exuberant parrot Mak, to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety porcupine Epi, to the always-cool chameleon Carmello plus SO MANY others that your family is bound to love.
In celebration of the release of this fantastic new movie, I've created some fun felt masks based on some of the quirky characters. These are perfect to not only wear to a screening, but with Halloween coming up, might give you some ideas for fun costumes for the kids.
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