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  • Yummy and Colorful Ball Ice Cubes Made From Kool-Aid

    Yummy and Colorful Ball Ice Cubes Made From Kool-Aid

    I threw my two year old son a ball themed birthday party. It was a good theme for him since he absolutely loves balls. But, when it came to food, it was hard to find ball themed items that weren’t choking hazards for toddlers. Coming up with a drink was especially hard. I looked into…

  • DIY Paw Patrol Party: Food, Games, and Decorations

    DIY Paw Patrol Party: Food, Games, and Decorations

    My daughter’s Paw Patrol obsession started with a Rubble toy. I don’t know who told her that Paw Patrol was also a show, but one day she woke up from her nap and asked to watch it. I didn’t realize what we were starting and now she loves Paw Patrol and has got other kids…

  • Rainbow Rice: How to Dye Rice and Play With It

    Rainbow Rice: How to Dye Rice and Play With It

    As a parent you hear about sensory bins and activities all the time. Some are simple collections of everyday objects, while others look like they take hours to make. And I bet they only take a few minutes for your kid to completely destroy. I found a fun recipe for rainbow rice that was very…

  • Easy to Make Ball Themed 2nd Birthday Cake

    Easy to Make Ball Themed 2nd Birthday Cake

    No kid’s birthday is complete without a cake (or another special dessert). My son just turned two and we themed his birthday around his love for balls. To go with our fun ball shaped food, decorations, and activities, I covered his cake in colorful (and yummy) balls. I have a tradition of making my kid’s…

  • Ball Themed Birthday Party For My 2 Year Old

    Ball Themed Birthday Party For My 2 Year Old

    One of my son’s first words was ball. He has always loved balls and gets very excited every time he sees them. So, for his second birthday we made him a ball themed birthday party. With a baby on the way and feeling like we just finished with the holidays, I wanted to keep it…

  • Simple No-Sew Bear DIY Costume for Kids (or Adults)

    Simple No-Sew Bear DIY Costume for Kids (or Adults)

    My three year old daughter loves the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. She will lead all of the kids from church (even up to 10 years old) on bear hunts through the building. When I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween, she said she wanted to be bear. Being a…

  • Q is for Quail Craft: Q-tips

    Q is for Quail Craft: Q-tips

    Now that we are getting closer to the end of our animal alphabet crafts, we are getting to some harder letters. If you have seen any of our other alphabet crafts, you already know that we use craft supplies that start with the letter we are working on. There aren’t many craft supplies that start…

  • P is for Panda Craft: Pepperoni Pizza

    P is for Panda Craft: Pepperoni Pizza

    My three year old daughter has loved pandas pretty much since she could talk. I don’t fully remember how it started, but I know she wanted to check out all panda books the first time we went to the library. For our P alphabet craft, I wasn’t thinking and we did P is for pig.…