How To: Quick Birthday Robot Snack for Kids


Being a teacher, blogger, mom, and grad school student I feel like I am always running from on thing to the other. I love to take time to do fun, and cute crafts, but sometimes I feel like I go way too long without doing them. I was so excited to be able to put together these cute little robot snacks for my daughter and her friends at school.

What You Need:

  • Individually packaged applesauce (I used the strawberry applesauce)
  • Square Juice Box
  • Laffy Taffy (2 for each)
  • Small Boxes of Raisins (2 for each)
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Googly Eyes (2 for each)


How To:

  1. Tape the raisin boxes to the bottom of the juice box
  2. Tape the Laffy Taffy candy onto the top of the juice box for the arms.
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BIG HERO 6 – Activity Sheets & Coloring Pages

“Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
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DIY Fall Banner


I have been having a lot of fun working on doing some fall crafts for my house. I thought that I would share this quick, easy craft with you. I have had a lot of fun working on different crafts lately. I have always enjoyed doing crafts, but haven’t really taken the time to do any crafts since I had girls.


  • Roll of Burlap
  • Raffia
  • Black and White Paint
  • Letter Stencils
  • Foam Brushes
  • Roll of Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Patience 😉

**I had the majority of the supplies for this project already on hand, so there wasn’t really an added expense for me.

How To:

  1. Using your stencils, decide how big you want your pieces of Burlap to be.
  2. Cut Burlap squares/rectangles (however many you need based on the word you decide to use)
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DIY Door Decoration



Here is another craft that I have been wanting to do for quite awhile. I have seen several similar door decorations and have always wanted to have one. Somehow no matter how many times I went to Hobby Lobby and how many different ones I went to, they never had an ‘F’. I could hardly contain myself from doing a little dance when I finally found my ‘F’.

This project is probably one of the easiest crafts that I have ever seen or made myself.

Supplies Needed: 

  • Large Initial Letter
  • Spray Paint in any color of your choice
  • Wide Ribbon (I am a fan of the burlap ribbons)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Twine to use to hang the letter
  • Staple Gun
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DIY Yarn Wreath


I absolutely love to craft, but I will admit that with all on my plate right now, I find that I really don’t have time to do all the crafts that I have found on the internet and pinterest 🙂 . However, I must admit that whenI find something that looks cute, simple, and somewhat quick I’m all over it.

A few weeks ago myself and a friend decided that we were going to have a craft weekend for some fall crafts. Stay tuned for DIY Instructions for all of the projects we did that weekend. The first that I want to share with you is My Yarn Wreath.


  • Foam Wreath (any shape/style/size you prefer)
  • Yarn Color of Your Choice
  • Any flowers (I was all about fast so I used scrapbook type stickers)
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WIN! Back To School With Alex Toys and Crafts

With back to school upon us, we want our kids to be as ready as they can be.  We also want them to have as much fun as they can both in and out of school.  Learning can be fun, and is easily incorporated into play.  Having mom and dad around to share learning time and help and encourage children grow will let your children thrive and feel confidant as they had back to school this year.

ALEX toys, favorites of ours, make going back to school fun and easy.  Check out some of the awesome items they have for your little ones!


ALEX TOYS Ready, Set, Write by ALEX BRANDS

We love this!  We took it with us on a recent road trip to Maine and Canada, and my son used it in the car and in restaurants.  “Learn to write A,B,C’s and numbers with ease! This spiral-bound pad contains 19 pages of numbers and letters that wipe away for lots of practicing.”  It is perfect for practicing your letters and getting to know them, or for older children like my son, getting better with handwriting (which, like his mother, is usually a mess).

Ready, Set, Write costs $13.95 on the ALEX site, and is well worth it.  It can be used over and over again, as well as passed on to younger siblings. It is aimed at kids aged 3 and up, but can be used by younger if they can grip the pen.  The one thing I would watch for is that the pen does stain both hands and clothing if you are not careful.


ALEX TOYS Ready, Set, Tell Time by ALEX BRANDS

My son is not the best at telling time on any sort of clock or watch- it is a skill we are working on.  This kit is aimed at children 4 and up, but again can be used with younger children as well as older. I would have for sure used it for circle time when I was teaching Pre-K, and my son is getting use out of it as well.  It sells for $18.95 on the ALEX website, and comes with more then just a clock face.
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CraftersCrate for Girls

Disclosure: The Crafters Crate products listed below were provided for me in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” tab for more information.

My girls love to work together and do different projects with my husband and I. We always have something going on around the house, but sometimes are at a loss at coming up with something specifically special just for them. With Crafters Crate, my girls had a variety of projects that they could do either on their own or with a little bit of help.

About Crafters Crate:

When you sign up for CraftersCrate, each month you will receive a box full of craft kits curated for your girl. Each crate includes 4-5 crafts and activities as well as all the materials you need to complete them.


CraftersCrate is suggested for girls ages 5 to 10, but they have members that are even as young as 3 and as old as 12. It truly depends on the child and how much time you want to spend helping them with the craft time.

CraftersCrate Story:

Rachael, CraftersCrate Founder, was not your typical “crafty mom” and so she definitely didn’t have a room full of craft supplies ready to go right away. After she had her daughter, she began to realize its hard to find good craft and activities. She did find many projects on Pinterest, but in order to get everything together to complete one kids craft was a job in itself.

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Home Made Moon Sand- Great Kids Activity

My girls absolutely love to play outside. I always love to try new things to change up our normal activities. Moon Sand was definitely a great fit for us. I have been wanting to try it out for awhile, but never really had a big enough container to put it in.

I went on a mission to buy everything that I needed for my girls to be able to play with the Moon Sand.

How To:


  • 1 5lb Bag of Flour
  • 2 Cups of Baby Oil

Pour the Bag of flour and the cups of Baby Oil into a big container. You then just have to mix with your hands until it is a nice smooth, powdery mixture.

I chose to make a double of this batch so that we had a good decent amount to out in our big container. I then gave my girls some measuring cups and spoons, as well as some plastic cups to play with.
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