Easter Egg Centerpiece

***Scroll down to the bottom for the video on how to do this!***

I had this pin on Pinterest that has been re-pinned over 100 times, it was my most looked at pin. The craft looked easy enough to do, and I noticed that when I clicked on it for more of an explanation the blog post didn’t have the best instructions. So let’s see if I can do better!

You will need:

  • Easter basket
  • Medium Styrofoam ball
  • 2 bags of Easter Grass
  • Skewers
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Hammer
  • Skinny screwdriver

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To get the skewer through the egg, you will need a skinny screw driver and hammer (I don’t have a hammer, so I had to use my flashlight haha).

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Now place the screwdriver in the middle of the bottom part of the egg(there should be a tiny circle) and take your hammer and with one medium hit it should pop through.

Next take the sharp end of your skewer and push it through the hole that you made.

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Next take the top part of the egg and attach it to the bottom. Now push the skewer all the way in so it’s touching the top part of the egg(this straightens it out).

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(I skipped a step here don’t pay attention to the skewers already in the ball) Place the Styrofoam ball in the middle of the eater basket and fill grass all around it to secure it in its’ place. It should take about one bag to do this.

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Next stick all of your egg skewers into the Styrofoam ball, try to make them all different sizes so it fills up nicely.

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Take your other bag of grass and fill it in in between the skewers.

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I then tied a bow around it to make it look even cuter but that’s it! Now you have a cute centerpiece for Easter! All of the supplies costs me under $15! Happy Easter!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Toddlers!

**To view the video of us making these scroll all the way down!***

I have been wanting to blog about all of the crafts that I do and want to do with my little man. Crafts alone are fun but the little ones make it so much more interesting. I found two doable crafts for toddlers on Pinterest this past week and this morning my son and I were busy trying them out while recording it all. I chose to do these two crafts:

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I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday to pick up the materials and it was very inexpensive, here’s what you need!

  • Elmer’s stick glue ($1.99)
  • Medium sized white poster board (5 for $2.99)
  • Non toxic green washable kids paint ($3.27)
  • Bowl for the paint to be finger dipped from
  • Print out of a clover
  • 4 Scrapbook pages design of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toddler

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First print out a large clover, I found mine doing a Google search, make sure it fills up the while paper. Then cut along the edges.

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Apply tape on the edges so the paint won’t sneak in to where you don’t want it

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Place it in the center of a medium sized poster board paper

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Squirt the green paint in a bowl

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Dip your finger in, or your child’s finger in-I had to show my little man how to do it and then he would copy what I was doing. This was after he stuck it in his mouth because he thought it was a condiment haha, good thing it’s non toxic!

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And then however you want to paint or dot the outside of the printout, it’s okay to get paint on the printout because you will be pulling it off and discarding it

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Once you’re done slowly peel off the printout, I suggest doing this after you wash all the pain off of your hands so you don’t get paint anywhere you don’t want it to be

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Ta Da!

Next Clover project!

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Take the scrapbook pages you have and cut them evenly into columns and then take the strips and cut them into little squares, also take that printout that you used fr the previous craft and trace around it on another piece of poster board to get the above clover

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I put all my little squares into my little man’s spider man bucket

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Then you take one square put glue on the back and place it wherever you want on the clover, I would glue it and hand it to my little guy until….

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He wanted it to do it all by himself…

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Testing it out I let him and yup he was able to do it all by himself, such a big boy!

Once you have covered the whole clover you can be done with that but if you really want it to look sharp flip it over and cut the excess scrapbook paper squares off, and that’s it! You can frame either one to really make it snazzy or hang them on the fridge like I did. Good luck!

Β To view the video of my son and I making these click below!

 

 

Super Mario Felt Christmas Tree

I have been working on this for over a month now. I am so excited to share the end result! I got the idea of a felt tree from Pinterest but came up with the theme of Super Mario ornaments and how to make them on my own. Since we don’t have much room in our apartment we couldn’t get a Christmas tree, so I turned it into something fun for my toddler to play with. Here is the end result:

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Here’s what you need: (1 yard of dark green felt for the tree $5.99, and then one small square each of the following colors: yellow, brown, orange, red, white, tan and green 4 for $1.00. Felt glue $5.99, permanent marker $0.99, fabric scissors $2.99 and printouts of whichever character you choose).

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First I drew an outline of a Christmas tree on the yard of green felt, and then my husband (whose the better artist) drew over my Christmas tree:

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Then cut it out and place on the wall (I mounted mine to the wall with a staple gun).

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Next print out the characters that you want and cut those out and then place the cutouts on the color of felt that is dominant in the character:

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Trace the characters and cut them out: (For the precise lines do your best to draw them on with a permanent marker).

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For the smaller felt parts cut out the traceable part from the character you printed out like this: (Then trace on the right color of felt and glue on to the previous felt part that was cut out)

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I referred to online pictures from my phone to make sure that I got the right colors and the right parts where they were supposed to go:

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Let the glue dry for about an hour and then let your lovable ones play!

Just be careful to monitor them, my little guy already ripped the question mark block apart…Have fun!!

 

 

Easter Basket Ideas

Before we get started with the basket I wanted to share with you my son’s picture with the bunny story:

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Needless to say it didn’t go over too well. I was so excited when I was at the mall and saw the bunny with the line not being too long. I gleefully hopped in line, with my son being in such a good mood. While waiting I made sure that he wasn’t crabby or anything, he was completely fine. I saw the mom in front of me hand off her 1 month old to the bunny, he didn’t like the bunny, but they were able to get in a few shots at least. Our turn approached and as I was holding my son while the bunny was waving to him, he immediately turned his head and put it on my shoulder (That’s what he does when he is shy). As soon as he did this I thought, “This isn’t going to go too well.” As we approached the bunny I could feel my son clutch onto me tighter and tighter. I tried to soothe him but it was no hope, He was shaking as I placed him in the bunnies’ lap. He immediately started crying and reached out to me. In the picture he is looking directly at me like, “Why mommy?! WHY?!?” I thought it was so funny, I like these pictures better than when the kids behave; I have such a good laugh. He did the same thing with Santa:

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And here is his first picture with the bunny compared to this past one, crazy how much they grow in a year!

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One more Easter themed story, sorry! I saw this picture on Pinterest and thought it was the cutest thing, I tried it with my son when he was 3 months old and it didn’t turn out so well. When I placed him in the empty bath tub he was already fidgeting but when I poured the eggs around him he went crazy. This was definitely a Pinterest fail, haha.

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On with the baskets!

We didn’t bother getting him a basket last year because, well, he was only 3 months old. This year I felt the same way, though, because he still cannot comprehend what is going on; so getting him a basket was more for the enjoyment of ourselves than for him. πŸ™‚ It was a little difficult finding things for a toddler but I think I came up with a few good items:

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First pick out the basket that you want, maybe you want to go with a theme. This was the cutest one at Target that I could find that would hold all of the items inside of it. Also to get the support at the bottom of the basket to better display the items, but when they are that little they really don’t care what it looks like. As long as they can put it in their mouths πŸ˜‰

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Instead of filling the eggs with candy that I would end up eating instead of him anyways, I routed for a more toddler friendly approach with Annie’s bunny cookies and springtime fruit snacks.

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Always have to get a plush, even if it ends up at the bottom of the toy box, like they usually do, it’s just a must. And with this being his first basket, I just had to get him one. I held up this white one and a brown one at the store for him to choose and he kept on grabbing both at the same time-love my smart boy ❀

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Definitely start educating them of what Easter is truly is all about, they are never too young for this.

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This is tailored for my tot specifically, he loves straws! It’s the only way that I am able to get him to drink anything lately.

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Edible bubbles! This is my favorite item out of them all, and I cannot wait to see his face when he experiences this. I was telling my husband not too long ago how this needs to be created, too bad I didn’t patent it. Jelly Belly beat me to it!

Some other ideas I thought of but couldn’t find at the store yet were:

  • Crayons and coloring books-strong supervision here
  • Sidewalk chalk-Even more supervision here
  • Harmonica/maracas
  • First Bible
  • Puzzles
  • Finger Puppets
  • Slinky

There are a ton of other items that you can stuff the basket with but I don’t like buying things unless I know that there will be good use to put to them. Traumatized from all of my mother’s knick-knacks. I found the above to be the most useful, but then again this is tailored to my tot, your tot could be totally different! Have fun stuffing and hunting!

Thank you for reading! Criticism, praise, suggestion, thoughts, questions, please leave them with me πŸ™‚