8 Fun and Creative Easter Party Ideas

Since my kids are always down for another Easter egg hunt, we decided to invite some friends over this year on the Saturday before Easter.  I’ve been scouring Pinterest looking for creative ways to make the party fun for the 2-8 year olds.  Here are some of my favorites.  More to come after I start making and prepping for our party!Creative Easter party ideas | lisaplusthree

White Clay Bunny Dishes via Alice and Lois | Pancake Bunny via Handmade Charlotte | Pastel Layered Rice Krispy Treats via Yellow Bliss Road | White Duct Tape Bunny Basket via Mer Mag | Mini Egg Pinatas via Oh Happy Day | Origami Bunnies via Studio DIY | Peep Cupcake Toppers via Mommy Savers | Rubber Band Resist Dyed Eggs via Real Simple

DIY Colorful Crayon Valentine’s Day Card

Here is a last minute Valentine’s Card that I did for my 2 year old’s preschool class.  Their class ranges in age from 2-6, so I was looking for something appropriate to span that age group!  All you need is a bunch of crayons and some cardstock paper to print the cards on.  I used washi tape, but any tape will do!  Washi tape is a little less sticky, so the crayon wrapping won’t be ripped when the kids take the tape off.

Click this link for the printable that I created:  Colorful Valentine’s Printable.  Open up the file and print onto white cardstock.  Then, cut at the grey lines and tape on your crayons.  Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones 🙂

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12 Clever DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

As I’ve been scouring blogs and Pinterest for clever, fun, and easy DIY Valentine’s Day cards, I have found a bunch!  So I just wanted to share all of my favorites.  Most of these are aimed towards kid’s classroom ideas, but there are a couple that are great for co-workers and friends (like the succulents & donuts).  So cute, some of these could make great party favors as well!

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Oranges via Craftaholics Anonymous | Succulents from See Kate Sew | Perler Beads via Camille Styles| Donuts via Sugar & Charm | Mad Lib cards via Made Vibrant | Racecar via Real Simple | Have a Ball via The Macs | Awesome Applesauce via Delia Creates | Starbursts via BHG | Socks Valentine via Crafting Chicks | EOS lip balm cards via By Dawn Nicole

DIY Worm & Fuzzy Valentine’s Day Cards

3 more days until Valentine’s Day!  I was in a panic the other day because I have exactly 73 Valentine’s Day cards to make, with 3 kids attending preschool/Kindergarten/3rd grade.  But then I found this super cute printable at Project Nursery and it was so easy to get done.  All I needed was a 1.5 inch circle hole punch and some 3×4 inch clear bags.   Lucas loves gummy worms, so this Valentine’s Day card was a definite winner in his book.  Stuffing the bags got a sugary, but we used gloves so it was a pretty easy project and cleanup!

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9 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

How is your holiday shopping going?  I’ve been avoiding all malls and stores, opting to scour the internet for good deals.  So far, it’s been pretty easy!  Everything has arrived to my door step and all I’ve been doing is wrapping.  I’m been pinning some great wrapping ideas, so I just wanted to share!  Now I can put all my baking twine, clothespins, gold bells, and chalkboard pens to great use.

9 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Chalkboard Wrapping Paper via Going Home to Roost  | Grosgrain Ribbon and Bells via Freckles Chick | Clothespin Gift Toppers via Creature Comforts | Twine Snowflake via Fellow Fellow | Pom Pom & Twig Gift Topper via Rue Coco | Paper Strip Wreaths via A Subtle Revelry | Crepe Paper Holly & Pom Pom Toppers via The House That Lars Built | Winter Scene Photo Toppers via Design Sponge | Foil Baking Cups via Hey Look

9 DIYs for the Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

Can you believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving?  1 week to go…  As the kids are big enough to sit at a table by themselves, I’ve been looking for some fun Thanksgiving DIY projects to keep them busy on Turkey Day and to make their Thanksgiving dinner experience extra special!  These are nine of my favorites.  Of course, I might be a little biased because two of the nine are from Kiwi Crate.  Our team had a bunch of fun kid testing the Turkey Placecards (poking feathers into clay is a very satisfying craft) and the Turkey Toss Game (what kid doesn’t like knocking stuff down?).  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

9 DIYs for the Thanksgiving Kids Table

Felt Crayon Holders via Skip to My Lou  | Kid’s Table via Amy Atlas | Turkey Placecards via The Celebration Shoppe | Turkey Rice Krispy Treats via Shugary Treats | Paper Bag Turkey via One Charming Party | Placemat Printables via A Girl and a Glue Gun | Thanksgiving Bingo via Crazy Little Projects | Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder via Fiskars | Turkey Toss Game via The Celebration Shoppe

DIY: Bubble Gum Machine Costume

Last night at midnight, while all the kids and Damon were sleeping… I was busy cutting out felt pieces and gluing pom poms in the dark!  I needed a costume quick – for the Cub Scout Halloween Party coming up on Saturday.  I had seen a bunch of easy last minute pineapple and ice cream cone costumes that I considered, but I couldn’t find a cute yellow dress or tan leggings (for the cone).  Since I had a bunch of felt and pom poms at home, this one was a no brainer.  Sorry I don’t have a photograph for each step, but I was crafting in the dark!

DIY Bubble Gum Machine Costume

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 yard of red felt
  • 1 sheet of grey felt
  • 1 sheet of black felt
  • 1 sheet of white felt
  • Pom poms (medium size)
  • Tacky glue or a glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Red thread + needle
  • White t-shirt

I’ve seen other posts where they glue the pom poms directly onto their shirt or tank, but I didn’t really want to ruin my perfectly good white t-shirt for a 2 hour Halloween party.  So, I glued all the pom poms onto a circular red felt piece.  And then I sewed the red circle onto my shirt.  The apron was cut out of one large piece of red felt, so no sewing needed (yay!).  And everything was cut freehand.  I would just recommend trying everything on multiple times to make sure the apron is cut to the right size and the placement of the bubble gum circle is exactly where you want it.   I’ll post more pictures tomorrow!  I think a headpiece will add a nice finishing touch to this project.

10 of My Favorite DIY Kid’s Costumes

It’s October!  Time to prepare for everyone’s Halloween costumes.  With three kids, it’s a lot of planning and purchasing to get the right outfit and accessories.  I’m not sure yet if I’m going the DIY route this year, but I found a bunch of adorable posts on easy DIY kid’s costumes.

DIY Kids Costume Roundup

Carl from Up via Modern Met  | Frida Kahlo via Oh Happy Day | Clark Kent via Geek Tyrant | Olaf via Desert Chica | Pink Cotton Candy via Costume Works | Shark + Bumble Bee via Fiskars | Photo Booth Strip via Oh Happy Day | The Claw via Costume Works | Toy Army Man via Wild Ink

DIY: Halloween Photo Booth Props

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This was another DIY project in preparation for Lucas’ cub scout Halloween party.  We built a photo booth and made these easy Halloween themed props for the party goers to take pictures with!

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These were the materials we used:

  • Stiff felt
  • Wooden dowels
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive felt shapes

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We initially got the idea from these $1.00 felt masks that we found at Target.  We just took off the elastic and used the duct tape to stick them onto the dowels.  Two easy ones done.

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Then we drew a superhero mask, a crown, a witch’s hat, and a bow tie on the stiff felt and cut them out.  We used the adhesive felt shapes to decorate all our props and added the dowels last.  So fun!

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