Friday, March 7, 2014

Dinosaur Crayons

We made these cute dino crayons to share at my daughter's preschool this week.

I found this silicone dinosaur candy mold on amazon, for under $5

For specific directions on how to make these you can see my post here

I hope all the little three year olds will enjoy coloring with them! :)


Linking up to: Sun Scholars

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Playdoh Dinosaur Fossils

I found the creepiest dinosaur toys on Amazon...these Dinosaur skeletons! My girly girls weren't really wanting to play with them at first and I don't blame them. LOL

 But they are so cool to use in making... dinosaur playdoh fossils!


Linking up to: Sun Scholars

Monday, June 24, 2013

Handprint Dinosaurs

Roar!!! Watch out...the dinosaurs are coming!

Such a cute craft project and so super simple. 
I love that these pictures also become a keepsake of your child's cute little handprint. :)

Munch and Cakes had a fabulous time making their handprint dinosaurs! 

Linking up to: Sun Scholars

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Recycled Rainbow Crayons

The perfect thing to do with all of those broken bits of crayons that are driving you crazy...make recycled crayons in fun shapes! We have made crayon disks, leaves, and hearts but the choices are endless. Just check your local craft store to find all of the fun molds in the baking section.

Have your kiddos remove the paper from the crayons
and break them into small pieces {if they aren't already;) 

Fill your mold or muffin tin (as you can see that's what we used) and bake in the oven on 250 for about 10 minutes. Tip: if you leave them in there too long the colors blend so much it just turns into a brown mess! I check on these often and when they've cooled (overnight) you can just pop 'em out of the mold and you have awesome recycled rainbow crayons! 

If you don't want to wait overnight, put them in the freezer and they harden much quicker. 

Here are the hearts we made for Valentine's Day a few years ago. 
They were perfect favors for our preschool friends. :) 

Another year we made a bunch of fall leaves and acorns in fall colors like orange, red and brown. 


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Natural Toys for Preschoolers

When my "baby" turned three years old recently, I knew I wanted to buy just a few simple and natural play things for her birthday. I wanted toys that would last and that she truly would play with. 

There's nothing quite as lovely as toys made of natural materials...wood, wool, silk and yarn. 
All of the items below were purchased from either Nova Natural or Palumba.

Some lovely additions to our playroom included knit fruit, a sweet little waldorf doll, a beautiful big rainbow playsilk and a wooden ironing board and iron.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Needle Felted Shamrock

I enjoy needle felting shapes using cookie cutters. It's so quick and easy!

Here, some lovely green shamrocks just in time for St. Patty's day.
Turn these into a brooch or magnet or anything you like! 

You can see more of my needle-felting posts and tutorials here, here and here.
Oh, and here.


Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Shamrock Cupcake / MarthaStewart
Mint Cookies / unknown source
Pistachio Pudding / Little Inspirations
Mint Pie / Very Best Baking
Green Milk and Lucky Charms / Chic Fluff
Green Popcorn Balls / Little Inspirations
Shamrock Shake / Babble
Chocolate Mint Brownies / Couponers United

Have a sunny sweet day!