Closet Monsters

Closet Monsters

Closet Monsters

 

 

This is my favorite time of year and very clearly my favorite holiday! I love decorating for Halloween! There are soo many fun things you and your family can do to spook up your home simply and inexpensively with things you have lying around the house. Creepy Closet Monsters are the perfect way to decorate and get some use out of the wire hangers you might have lying around at home. If you like this craft enough you can do this for other holidays and even make some for every day. You know I would craft the crap outta these hangers to make mine all fancy schmance! Why not make your closet customized instead of having to buy hangers when you get plenty from the dry cleaners. You can even reinforce the wire hangers while decorating so they can last longer/hold heavier clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials:
Wire Hangers
construction paper
fabric
ribbons
glitter
stickers
poster board
Card Stock
Tacky Glue
Tape
Any possible decorations you have lying around.

Instructions:

1. For each hanger, trace the body of a hanger onto the poster board
2. Cut out the shape of the hanger
3. Cut facial features, designs, decorations from poster board and card stock, adhering them to the base shape with tacky glue.
4. Let the glue dry, then tape the poster board face or design to the hanger.

Recycled Crayons

Recycled Crayons

Recycled Crayons

 

I have seen this done in a few crafting articles/pinterest pins and I finally decided to try it. I am super sad because I melted my favorite silicon skull and crossbones mold whilst experimenting! I had a mini ceremony in honor of my favorite mold.  Either way this craft was simple and super fun I might add!
Over the weekend when I was looking for a new project to take me away from my current project I decided this was the best time to play with the loads of old crayons I have laying around!. This is one of the simplest and fun crafts/activities I have ever done.

 

 

 

Supplies:
Silicone or cupcake tins
Crayons
Scissors
Glitter (not necessary but I have an addiction)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 260 degrees
2. Cut up crayons and fill your molds or tins half way (This is where you can add in glitter if you want). You and experiment with each batch to see how thick you want your crayons I do half way but a relatively small amount of crayons go a long way. Keep in mind they can crack if too thin.
3. Leave in oven for approximately 15 minutes. I put mine in for 10 minutes first then another 5 and kept an eye on them. Every oven, mold, crayon and tin is different. You don’t want to ruin your favorite mold like I did or burn the crayons. It doesn’t smell purdy…trust me.
4. Once all of the crayons have melted take out and let sit for a few minutes.
5. Put molds or tins in freezer. I find leaving them in the freezer for a few minutes helps them cool quicker and less breakages happen when removing the crayons.

Here are some super fun shaped molds that won’t melt in the oven:
Accoutrements Mustache Silicone Baking Mold
Freshware 6-Cavity Mini Rose Mold and Baking Pan
Wilton Mini Star Silicone Mold
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan

Insect Lore Ladybug Land

Insect Lore Ladybug Land

Insect Lore Ladybug Land

 

 

Insect Lore Ladybug Land is one of the funnest things ever!! I got one of these for my niece because it looks soo super cool. I love lady bugs and really what little girl doesn’t right. Besides being educational it is kind of really cool. I think it is good to get your children excited about science and especially our environment. This could segway into many cool projects and crafts for your kids. Insect Lore has other cool sets for butterflies, earthworms even frogs! I love it.

 

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Witness the magic of biology as tiny larvae bloom into beautiful ladybugs. The ladybug metamorphosis kit is a colorful, see-through habitat that provides kids with an up-close look at the miracle of nature. Features: Colorful, see-through Ladybug Land habitat. Mail-in certificate for ladybug larvae and food -15-20 larvae, shipped separately. It includes a magnified viewing lens fun-filled fact and a instruction guide. You can watch in amazement as the larvae shed their skins and extend their delicate new wings. Then set them free into your backyard, where they will contribute to the living ecosystem. A wonderful journey for little nature a lover, this one-of-a-kind kit makes the wonders of the world real, tangible and fun.

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BUTTERFLY FLURRY FABRIC DECAL

BUTTERFLY FLURRY FABRIC DECAL

 

 

I really think everyone can benefit from butterflies but I can see how some people might not be as in love with it as I am. I do wish there were more however. I would like to see an entire wall full of them if I were decorating. I know this theme would probably make most little girls super happy.

 

 

BIRDS AND OWLS FABRIC DECAL

BIRDS AND OWLS FABRIC DECAL

 

I am not particularly fond of the random banner but I suppose if you took a permanent marker and perhaps wrote letters on it or something I would like it better. I am a sucker for owls and the color green! I think it is such a serene color and in combination with the blue and white this decoration would probably aid in helping keep baby feeling cool, calm and collected.

 

 

TREE WITH BIRD NEST FABRIC DECAL

TREE WITH BIRD NEST FABRIC DECAL

 

For me this decal has all of the right components: pink, nature like & patterned! How cute would this be for a little girls room. I won’t lie I would like it in my room as well. It’s not too busy or intricate so you can see how the design might be able to last a while in the room before her tastes change.

 

 

Owl Mobile

Owl Mobile

 

I know this isn’t a decal but what ever, I heart it. Although I may seem too old for a mobile in my room I don’t think I would care. I could paint/decorate it any way I wish and have a super new decoration for my home. I think kids would appreciate it as well. You could even make a game of it and let them decorate how ever they want.

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Summer Fun For Kids

You know when it’s nice out you need your kids to be outside so you can get yourself some peace and quite! You want them to stay occupied for as long as possible right? Well here are some super fun outdoor toys that are sure to keep them busy while you get some much needed ME time from one of my favorite places ever Melissa & Doug! Sign Up For The Melissa & Doug Newsletter and Receive 10% Off Your Order At MelissaAndDoug.com!

Tootle Turtle Racquet & Ball Set

Tootle Turtle Racquet & Ball Set

 

 

Tootle Turtle Racquet & Ball Set – Two kid-sized racquet’s featuring shell designs and a boing-y surface team up with two brightly colored balls to make one great racquet set! Improve hand-eye coordination and increase giggles every time you play this game.

 

 

 

Happy Giddy Croquet Set

Happy Giddy Croquet Set

 

 

Happy Giddy Croquet Set – Family fun is guaranteed with this delightfully buggy version of a classic game. Unpack the carrying case, set up the wickets and goal stake, and you’re ready to play croquet!

 

 

 

 

 

Taffy Sea Turtles Catch & Hatch Pool Toy

Taffy Sea Turtles Catch & Hatch Pool Toy

 

Taffy Sea Turtles Catch & Hatch Pool Toy – Each plastic egg in this sweet pool-play set fits one baby turtle inside. Toss them in the pool, then gather them up to “hatch” an exciting variety of swimming, racing, sequencing and sorting games!

 

Backyard Buddies Bubble Wand Set

Backyard Buddies Bubble Wand Set

 

 

 

Backyard Buddies Bubble Wand Set – Three critter-themed bubble wands add “character” to bubble play! Grab a wand with Verdie Chameleon, Froggy or Tootle Turtle, dip it into the included 8 oz. bubble solution and blow or wave to create delightful bubbles.

 

 

 

 

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set – This 12-piece sand-molding set turns the beach or the sandbox into an outdoor bake shop! Just fill the unique hinged cupcake mold with sand, then add a cupcake topper and “bake” in the sun. Add decorations with the icing tool or dump it all out and make another batch. With four cupcake cups and toppers and a four-cup baking tray, it’s easy to make custom cakes.

 

Maritime Mates Sunken Treasure Hunt Pool Toy

Maritime Mates Sunken Treasure Hunt Pool Toy

 

Maritime Mates Sunken Treasure Hunt Pool Toy – Splash into the deep for an exciting underwater treasure hunt! Four coins and two giant gems are the “booty” in this swashbuckling pool adventure. Be the first to slot them into the floating treasure chest to win or use the included game ideas to inspire hours of variety and fun.

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10 Super Fun Kids Gifts for The Holidays

I am almost finished shopping for the holidays and I couldn’t be happier. In my searches for the children in my life I happen upon some of the coolest stuff I have seen in a while! I decided to give you the list because not only are these items beyond reasonably priced they are hella cool!

Fashion Design Studio I thought I was cool when my mother got me a little sewing machine, fabric and thread so I could design my own Barbie clothes but this goes all out!! I kind of want this for myself now! This is great for your budding fashionista or fashionistor! Give the kids a chance to be creative. Besides being awesome this will totally keep your little one occupied for hours and we know that is the key to a good gift!

Doctor Dreadful Stomach Churner I’ve seen a commercial for Doctor Dreadful and I’m not gonna lie the stuff looks super fun! This is super fun for that kid you know that is all into bugs and grossing people out! It is kind of a science lab they can eat! Gross out little girls all you want!

Scavanger Hunt For Kids As a kid and even as an adult I loved scavanger hunts! This is even a little educational which is a plus whenever you are purchasing children’s presents. The double plus is this is an indoor hunt soooo the kids can stay warm and cozy while playing and not sitting in front of the television.

Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit I really just put this on here because I want it and I think it is probably the coolest thing I have ever seen! You can grow your own magical garden! I would have died for this when I was a little lady!

Snow Dino Decoration Kit How fun is this seriously! This kit comes with your very own dino decor to add to any snow creation you kid wants to make. There are other sets as well but this is a gift that could be reused over the years which gives you more bang for your buck.

Snow Ball Blaster This is another gift only good if you leave somewhere that has snow but either way I totally wish I had one of these when I was a kid! Not only does it shoot snow balls but it holds 3 for you! You can kick butt with this thing. I kind of think this is also good for that grown-up kid you know. Most boys/men enjoy any kind of gun right?

Hog Wild Spinning Ice Cream Cone I love this!!! I know ice cream is probably the last thing on anyones mind in the cold months but how cool/fun is this!! Another great price of $7.97!! The only set back is you can’t choose the color. Other than that this is awesome for tons of reasons.

Hot Wild Spinning Fork I actually got this for my father but I know a few people who have purchased this for their children and it is super fun! The spinning fork is excellent for pasta’s or for that child that doesn’t like to eat. The Hog Wild Spinning Fork can help keep them interested.

Microwavable S’mores MakerI love S’mores!! I know kids love them too! Now they can make them year round and without a huge mess involved! This is great for any kid at only $7.20 you can get it for a child you aren’t too fimiliar with or for grab bags and secret santas for the kids.

Hog Wild Moo Mixer This is soooo cool! You push the button and it mixes your chocolate milk for you! Yes, I know you could just use a spoon but a kid would think this was awesome! I think it is pretty awesome myself!

Make Your Own Ghosts

Make Your Own Ghosts

Make Your Own Ghosts

I know I have mentioned a bunch how much I love Halloween but I can’t help it.  I also really enjoy making fun crafts and decorations at home.  You can keep the handmade decroations and add on to them or change them up as the years go by.  You create memories and valuable family time when you take the time to do crafts like this.  Also, you can get rid of things you have lying around the house you had no real use for.  

Supplies:
1 -Bowl
1 – Birchware Biodegradable Wooden Spoon
1 – Cup Flour
1 – Cup Salt
1/2 Cup Water
1 – Sharpie Permanent Markers
1 – Cloth to cover work space
1 – Glue or Hot Glue
Microwave
Natural Food Coloring
Glitter
Odds and Ends you have from around the house or previous crafts. You would be surprised what comes in handy.

Instructions:
1. Cover your workspace with a cloth
2. Combine flour, salt, and water and stir until the mixture has a doughy consistency. Here is where you can add food coloring if you like.
3. Shape into desired figures
4. Microwave each ghost figure for 30 seconds at a time until the figure has become hard (approximately 2 – 2 1/2 minutes)
5. Let cool
6. Draw eyes and mouth
7. You can add glitter or any odds and ends to this project to spook it up. You can really do whatever you want! Go wild.

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GIANTmicrobes

GIANTmicrobes

Back to school is here. Many kids are already back in school by now and you know you want your children to make a good impression on their teacher. Be creative and get their teacher a gift they could appreciate like this GIANTmicrobes Tie!! You childs teacher will appreciate a thoughtful gift like this one. Here are some other cute teacher gift ideas from GIANTmicrobes:

Giant Microbes Graduation Brain Cell (Neuron) Plush This cute stuffed microbe could win over any teacher I think.

Giant Microbes Food Poisoning (Bacillus cereus)Lunch Ladies would get a kick out of this I think hehe.

Giant Microbes Digital Thermometer The School Nurse.

Giant Microbes Clap – Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) Petri Dish For the Health teacher?

Giant Microbes Algae (Anabaena) Petri Dish Maybe for your childs science teacher?

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Some Back To School Flare

It’s back to school season but have no fear it’s a great time to get your shopping on! You want your children to go to school looking cute right? I think so! Here are a few girls outfits to boost your back to school mood. I hope your little lady loves these outfits as much as I do.

Love Dress There is a time and a place for tie dye and this is definitely it. I have been falling more and more in love with moderate tie dye styles coming out this fall! Keep your little fashionista looking cute. If you like this dress you can get it here Shop playfully sophisticated new arrivals for Ella Moss Girl.

Palisades Cardigan Black and white stripes are one of my fave patterns. I’m not usually a fan of patterns but this is usually my go to. This cardigan is simple, cute and can last for a few seasons. You can get it here Shop playfully sophisticated new arrivals for Ella Moss Girl.

Pink Bubble Dress The Pink Bubble Dress is perfect for a day when she had to get dressed up or if you have an event to go to. Put a cardigan over it and it is ready to go throughout fall. Find it here TinyTotDressShop.com

Zebra Leggings Leggings have become a basic for little and big girls alike. You can wear them with practically anything but why not spruce them up a bit. These are super cute and can go with a a ton of stuff. Find it here Pink Taffy Designs.

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