~white construction paper or card stock
~1 empty 2 liter bottle with raised bottom (I used a Diet Coke bottle)
~Deep bowl for the pink paint
~small plate for brown paint
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This was our year to celebrate in a big way for my son who was turning six. He wanted a Star Wars themed birthday pool party. So that’s what we did.I imagine he is not alone and that lots of kiddos are asking for Star Wars Birthday Parties this year.
This was his first and likely his only BIG birthday celebration as a little kid (we will do another big celebration once during the teen years). We usually just have we have a small intimate family gathering with dinner and cake and ice cream without the over the top celebrating. Or we do an activity birthday where I kids get to pick a friend and go to an amusement park or the movies. I want them to know they are special and their birtthdays are a cause for celebration but I do not think you need to go all out with a themed birthday party every year. However, when I do through a big party I am all in. So check out all the ideas below that you will need to make your Star Wars Birthday Parties a huge success.
It is that time again. Graduation. The start of a new life. Well the start of adulthood, the time when your children become adults and they are done with required school. I can’t imagine how exciting it is to have a graduate and how difficult it is to let go of your baby. I do know that graduating high school or college is a huge accomplishment and it deserves a gift.
In our home cash and gift cards have always been welcome. I mean who wouldn’t want cash? Who doesn’t need a gift card. That is why I loved this Graduation Personalized Gifts Idea, learn how to make a graduation wreath with gift cards and money. I set a budget of $100. I am sure there will be people who will give less and some who will give more you can easily do this Graduation Wreath project for $50 or less. If you do not roll the bills and instead fold them over the wreath it will be cheaper.
This diy graduation wreath idea will require a wire wreath I got my at walmart for under $3.00. It is the same one but smaller that I used to make my cool diaper wreath.
Then get dollar bills and gift cards from places near the college. I usually put $5- $10 on each card depending on what it was. I did $10 for the pizza and the food and $5 on the Dunkin Doughnuts and the Dollar Tree.
You will take a dollar bill and roll it with the one on the top. You will need to roll all the bills the same way or the wreath will look funny.
Then you rubber band the money on the wreath.
I found this sign for $1.00 to put on it or you can use the amount of the money to add to the bottom. Get it 20 1 5 for 2015.
I then used a glue gun to put on the gift cards. You can also use double stick tape or tie them on with ribbons. I am sure whomever receives this will be very happy.
Check out these graduation gift ideas
Graduation Party Supplies
Today was the last full week of school for my kids. That means only 3 more days until summer starts. YAY right? The kids are so excited they could burst. But as a mom I know that that excitement will quickly wear away by week two, day 3, 9am. It happens the same time each year without fail. And when it does, the kids will let you know. They will come up to you dragging their feet, and sour faces and exclaim with a sigh, “MOM, I’m SO bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!”. Here we have 2 choices. We can tell them to go watch some TV (and no judgement here, sometimes we all go that route) or we can direct them to an activity. So that’s where the idea for the “I’m Bored” Jar comes in!
It is spring here. You wouldn’t know that since there is snow on the ground and my children are home for the second day in a row. I am on the brink of insanity since I still have work to do. Then I got to thinking even though they do not have school. I bet I could find a way to teach them something. I just needed Ideas for Kids Over Break.
Are you tired of hearing I am bored? Do you have a nervous breakdown when your kids are at home from school? (I do.) Do not worry I love mine to the moon and back but I can’t keep them entertained forever and more importantly I do not have the funds to buy them everything they think they want. What I do have is a desired to help them learn new things. I love when they can find those gifts that they have and use them. I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am when they are excited and happy.
I have three kids, and they are all different. They differ in age, gender, and interest. They also vary in learning style so how did I find a resolution for all three children at the same time on a limited budget?
Am I magical?
Easter is almost here, and it’s a fun holiday for kids. It’s also a great opportunity for us parents to bond with our children and make memories with them. One thing that my kids and I love to do is to make holiday craft projects. It’s a special way to bond with them and also to nurture and encourage creativity. Over the years we have made several Easy Easter Crafts so I thought of rounding up my favorites and share with you some of our new discovery of Easter craft ideas.