Painting Easter Eggs : Feature by Mama Pea Pod

I just recently found Jane's blog, Mama Pea Pod, through our weekly party It's Playtime.   Jane has two small girls so her crafts and playing seem like a breath of fresh air to me. Her Princess Pea just recently had a Rainbow Birthday Party that looks like it was a lot of fun!   But, what caught my eye were these Painted Easter Eggs,  and what other fun ...

Henry’s First Egg Decorating

  This is Henry's first year of actually trying to do some egg decorating. We tried some new [to me] techniques this year. I got inspired by the 26 Ideas and Techniques for Egg Decorating list that I put together earlier this week. Henry, my mom and I tried 4 techniques. ------------------------- Vibrant Egg Dye Aren't these eggs vibrant? We created our own ...

Puffs Easter Bunny: Tissue Box Challenge

Here is Henry's and my entry for the Tissue Box Challenge put on by The Activity Mom and JDaniel4's Mom. Puffs Easter Bunny! This is as crafty as we get here. Totally out of our element. But it was so simple and quick to make! Materials you'll need: 1 small Puffs tissue box (full) 1 toilet paper roll (empty) white paper/art paper/butcher paper 2 googly eyes cotton ...

Tractor & Play Dough Birthday Party Fun!

Henry turned 3 last Friday and he had his birthday party on Saturday. It was a lot of fun! All Henry wanted for his birthday was a Tractor Cake. Instead of carving a cake into the shape of a tractor, I decided to go the route of giving him a new tractor on his cake. Henry couldn't wait to cut the cake to take the tractor out, and pulled the stuck tractor out of ...

DIY Balloon Birthday Wreath with Number

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This is a quick tutorial for a DIY balloon birthday wreath with a number of the birthday kid's age that they can make themselves! I plan to use this wreath over and over again for upcoming birthdays and switch out the numbers for each kid. Here's what Henry and I did to make his 3rd birthday balloon wreath. I cut a wreath shape out of cardboard and a Number 3. I set ...

It’s Playtime! : Come to the Playdate!

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Please join our playdate! [hosted by] Quirky Momma, The Imagination Tree, and hands on : as we grow And please give our new host Messy Kids a big welcome to the playdate! Can I first tell you all how utterly pleased I am with last week's playdate party? We had 90+ posts join our playdate! [can you imagine if that was a real playdate? Oh, the chaos!] That is ...

Homemade Play Doh : It’s [much] Softer!

As I've mentioned a few times already, Henry is on a huge layDoh kick lately. One day last week, Henry and I were with his Grandma. He wanted to play with PlayDoh. Grandma's PlayDoh had gotten kind of hard and crumbly. So we set off to make our own. I've seen many of you guys doing this. I, honestly, thought it would be way too much work and didn't want to bother with ...

Building a Bird’s Nest : Outdoors in April

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Henry and I have been talking about making a bird's nest for a couple weeks now. This week it finally got warm enough to spend the entire morning or afternoon (or both!) outdoors. To make our bird's nest, Henry and I headed outside to gather our materials for the nest: small sticks, leaves, dead grass I also used a couple small boxes (from our gigantic baby food ...

Painting with Balls : Guest Post by QuirkyMomma

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I am so excited to have my first guest blogger on hands on : as we grow  to be Rachel from QuirkyMomma. She's a mom of 4, looking to adopt another, and has lots fun learning activities for kids. Rachel is full of all sorts of ideas for every child. Not just the boys. Not just the girls. Not for just the active, or just the crafty type. She's got it all. I absolutely love ...

It’s Playtime! : Show off your fun!

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I am so excited to be collaborating with some wonderful bloggers that I've met in this huge blogosphere! Rachel from QuirkyMomma, Anna from The Imagination Tree and I  have some fun things in store. First up is a weekly playdate party to share all things play-based and creative! I'm so excited to see what new blogs and posts that come our way. So spread the word and link up ...

Cupcake Masterpieces by the Future Baker

I had some work to get done at the Bakery this morning, Henry tagged along. [That's something new for me.  Henry tags along with Dad to work at the Bakery quite often. But never with me.] I wasn't sure how it'd go. Then I thought maybe he could make his own cupcakes while I'm decorating a cake. It worked perfectly! Henry really enjoyed himself. And I got my work ...

Outdoors in April [take 1]

We've been getting outside every day so far - staying true to the challenges*! Not much for activities yet - as its still pretty cold. Although, today it hit 70[!!] and all I did was go for a walk! Henry went with Dad to the farm and played in the tractors all afternoon. Henry and I have been working on raking the lawn for the most part. Henry has been digging in some ...