Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pre-Writing Skills Checklist




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Monday, February 26, 2018

Hopping into Easter


Yesterday I saw the Easter bunny at Wal-Mart! And he waved to my husband. I know you are wondering why I was at Wal-Mart (Team Aldi girl here), but I really needed pastel pink duct tape for a craft project.



But it is a good thing I saw this bunny because it reminded me that Easter is coming!
I found some supercoolneat-o ideas to share with you!

As an assistant librarian and former teacher, I found this idea with coffee filter to be intriguing. Yes, I thought it was going to be the ol' coffee filter butterfly craft, but no it is cooler because the blogger die cut the shapes (you can always hand cut them) into flowers and then the kiddos used eyedroppers to add the color. This would make a good pop-up program at the library!
I might try it! Go to Fun-a-Day to read all about it!

Photo and idea from Fun-a-Day

I’m always trying to find new ways to decorate our Easter eggs! I personally believe glitter and eggs do not mix, but I love the creativity from Tip Hero. They have 18 egg decorating ideas.

I really like this dye-free idea. Photo and ideas from Tip Hero.

I have no source for this idea because the link just took me to Google images. I found it on Facebook. When you have empty egg cartons, re-use them to go on a nature scavenger hunt!



I found a fun recipe on EatsAmazing that would totally make my son think he is eating something junk-y for breakfast, BUT it is healthy. Hahaha evil parent hack! Easter egg popsicles breakfast recipe and photo from Eats Amazing.


How about some egg-shaped potato stamping? This is great for little ones because they can use fine motor skills to grasp the chunky potatoes. Idea and photo from Crafty Morning. *Watermark says Sassydealz.com so maybe it was a guest post.



Keep those kids busy!! Burn the chocolate off ‘em! The Seasoned Mom has really awesome egg-ercises for the whole family to do.

Photo and idea from The Seasoned Mom

Photo and idea from Thirty Handmade Days
My son *LOVES* Peeps to an obsession. He mostly loves them microwaved and made into S’Mores. I can eat them but I can also live without them. I think he would LOVE this game called Don’t Eat the Peeps! By Thirty Handmade Days.

Now I do like Muddy Buddies aka Puppy Chow dessert. I remember my aunt making some for Christmas when I was little and we were grossed out by the name Puppy Chow but once we started eating it, we could not stop! I bring you...Easter Muddy Buddies from Create Craft Love.

Photo and recipe from Create Craft Love.

Gorgeous egg photo and idea from Dream a Little Bigger

Dream a Little Bigger shows you how to make Galaxy Eggs out of plastic eggs. So amazing! The tutorial makes it seem really easy, too.

And I think this is just a neat Spring craft, plus I like wearing a princess crown any chance I get. Bugs and Fishes show you how to create your own felt crown to wear to Easter festivities. 

Photo and idea from Bugs and Fishes

Have fun making stuff! May the Pinterest gods be ever in your favor!


tina winkle stay magical

Friday, February 23, 2018