I recently came across this site that has tons of craft inspiration. 123 Preppy posts step by step videos and/or photos (I'm more of a photo person myself) and they have a lot of great crafts! Here are some that caught my eye
If you have or find a site or project you think we'd love feel free to email it to me!
My favorite part is the reader contributions!
There is way too much cuteness in this little man's fort! from The Window Ledge
Fort milestones are the best. Here is these 3 boys' first fort all together! Brothers sharing their fort techniques to the younger generations!
This fort was inspired by a day at the Children's Museum (I LOVE Children's museums for inspiration) from Squirt Little
How beautiful is this playhouse from Mermelada Estudio?
People are so amazing - look at this VW micro bus bunk bed/fort from Instructables
The picture isn't leading to the original source (it's no longer online) but look at this fort bedroom I saw on Indulgy! (If you know the source please let me know!)
Can you believe August is almost over? Have a great weekend!
We all love paper airplanes right? So what happens when a creative Dad combine his love for things that fly (paper airplanes) and dragons? The Dragons of Armita.
Nate is the creative genius behind this pdf book and asked if we'd like to try them out. The verdict? LOVE it! The pdf book (or cd) comes with printable plans for 4 different and totally unique dragons (we've made 3 so far!). Each one has it's own personality and flying style. There are tips on how to best fly each dragon as well as easy instructions on how to fold them. I love that they come with their own stands too!
Both my 9 and 8 year olds love them. I think they'd be great for younger ones too with a little help. The pdf is $2.99 and you then can print as many as you like. I see these as being a great party activity! Or print out a few sets to have on hand for your own secret stash.
I think these are so smart. They are a great way to get your kids thinking about how they could create their own as well! If you have artistic kiddos they could decorate their dragons however they like!
Get your own Dragons of Armita book HERE I'd love to see/hear about what your kids think if you do!
I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this episode of Weelicious Lunch Crunch sponsored by Odwalla Fruit Smoothies For Kids with my readers. Enjoy!
I love fun lunch ideas and this one is easy and one my boys like (don't forget to include the chopsticks if your school allows them, I send the "kid" ones and haven't had a problem). If I am posting a sponsored post you can be sure that I agree with, use, or will use the products! My boys LOVE Odwalla products.
So simple and classic and yet so fun! Shadow puppets can be made with your hands, toys, or paper cut outs. I found some fun shadow puppet inspiration to share with you today. A perfect fort activity I think!
Minieco also has some great printables!
You can find some educational printables here
I love how A Wednesday Afternoon folded a paper in half to punch eyes and cut out a mouth before having her kids design their own puppets
Some spooky templates from Chez Beeper Bebe
There are even some shadow puppets for purchase
Today I'm over at Modern Parents Messy Kids talking about how to battle those night time monsters. One of my children was blessed with my overactive imagination and we've had to come up with some simple ways for him to learn how to work through some occasional bad dreams or thoughts.
Some of the things we've done
- an old remote control under his pillow to change his dream channel or turn off bad dreams
- we talk before he sleeps about where he wants to go or what he wants to do in his dreams that night
- and what we are sharing today - Melting Monsters!
Head on over to MPMK to get the "how to"
Have your kids discovered the NATO phonetic alphabet yet?
[DOWNLOAD HERE for free personal use]
Love them Madly recently introduced her boys to it AND made them some awesome new tshirts!
See you tomorrow! Over and out.