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Play dough
Pay Day !


The above is just a sampling of the surviving recipes. Yes I did screw up 3…or was it 4 ? It’s all a blur! Thank you so much for all your input my son and I had fun testing them all out, even the ones we messed up ( I am sure the recipes were all perfect, remember I am a jinx! ) Here are the winners and a few honorable mentions.

My son’s favorite was Apple Cider No Cook Play dough he wanted to eat it, and kept smelling it. It’s texture was firmer than most of the others but I liked that for my toddler since it allowed him to break apart pieces, and be rough with it. Also did you read there is no hot anything, very classroom friendly for all you teachers! My son loved it, don’t mind his helmet, it’s a new obsession.

My Favorite was The Super Easy No Cook Play dough .I liked how insanely easy it was, even me the play dough jinx didn’t mess it up! It also required the least amount of clean up and was easy to make with a toddler pulling on my leg. Now I can boil water for tea and play dough at the same time!

The Pumpkin Spice play dough smelled amazing ! Here my little man is adding the last of the cream of tartar. The recipe is big, it would be wonderful for a classroom or Thanksgiving party.


The Bisquick play dough was really good too, it really felt like the brand name stuff, and it cooks in the microwave. I was sure my microwave was going to explode but the results were great, be careful all the microwave recipes get really hot. If you have a little helper make sure it’s out of reach.

Thank to everyone who submitted a recipe .

Holiday Gift Showcase – First Edition

Holiday Gifts
Inspired by Children’s Books



Reading to your child is the very best gift you can give them and all the gifts below celebrate the magic of children’s literature . I was awed by the creativity, and hit with a feeling of nostalgia while putting together this showcase. I hope you find something for your special little reader. Click on the images to see full size pictures!

That rad little shirt can be found here at
Brittain Road

One of my favorite books is the Eric Carle Classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar Check out there adorable gifts inspired by that book:


Never too young to start reading!
The diaper cover seen above can be found at
The Little Britches


How cute is this hat? Go see that and more at
Pink Alligator Designs

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is read every night at our house. Here are some wonderful Goodnight Moon gifts:


I think I may be adding this hand stamped necklace to my wish list, with the words ” Good Night Stars, Good Night Moon” it’s perfect in it’s simplicity! See it at
RHBDesigns


This teeshirt is so cute, and it’s only one of the many adorable designs at
Bugsella

For those of you who are fans of Maurice Sendak’s

Where The Wild Things Are


Even little ones will want to use a coaster, with these adorable ones from
Glitterworkshop


Or if you are more refined but like to show just a titch of your wild side
This pendant from Images Under Glass is perfect !

My favorite little Parisian has always been Madeline here are a few gifts that will make you smell the fresh croissants you all the way back to Paris!

These are centerpieces but I think they would be adorable as bedroom decorations too! Check out more awesome character ones at
Play Patterns



This necklace is so delicate and doesn’t need any diamonds to make it sparkle!
Design by Sabreena

Every Sunday from now until Christmas I will be showcasing holiday gifts
If you have something you would like included

contact me

Be Featured !

Holiday Gift
Showcase

Are you overwhelmed by all the fun funky and awesome gifts that are out there? Maybe you are totally underwhelmed and are yet to be impressed… either way I want to help!
If you have a product you love, or better yet something you make, or sell on your own online store I am planning a Holiday Gift Showcase.

Each Sunday from November 15th until Christmas
I will be showcasing things I find and you send in!

Please specify if you are the creator of the product, or if it’s simply something you love and want to give a shout out too.Depending on the number of submissions I may not include everything submitted.

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Recycled Crayons with Vehicle Themed Candy Molds

 

candy mold crayons for kids

In preparation for my son’s 2nd birthday , I have been playing around with making fun loot bag gifts. Here is my favorite so far, candy mold recycled crayons. Super easy to make, kids love to use them to color and a huge bonus being that my son who eats every art supply under the sun seems to leave these alone!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some crayons ( about 4-5 per mold), an oven , disposable muffin liners, and a candy mold. I bought this candy mold from Micheal’s for less than $2 !
  2. Take the paper off the crayons, and break them into smaller pieces. Place them in a muffin tin .
  3. Melt. I used paper liners but the no pan needed liners are the best.
  4. Pour into the mold and let sit for an hour or until it’s cool. I used a cookie rack under the mold to keep it stable.
  5. Pop out of the mold.
  6. Get drawing !