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Entries in craft (192)

Monday
Mar122012

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration

In case you love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or maybe just want an excuse to craft and have some fun this week (St. Patrick's Day is Saturday March 17 this year). Here is some fun inspiration I've found!

Modern Parents Messy Kids outdid themselves with the Leprechaun trap

Free Printable Tattoos

and a Printable Limerick Hunt (all from Modern Parents Messy Kids)

Meet the Dubiens has a DIY homemade watercolor tutorial if painting a rainbow sounds fun

as well as a perfect edible rainbow

An awesome easy printable over at One Charming Party

A cute lunch from Lisa Storms

A Paper Plate Pot for gold at Free Preschool Crafts

and I really love this "I'm Lucky Because" craft also from Lisa Storms

Don't forget that tonight (Monday March 12th at 11:59 PST) is the last chance to enter the Happy Family Movement Indoor Adventure Guide giveaway!

Thursday
Mar082012

The Happy Family Movement Giveaway!

First of all I was so inspired by this post by the Solars with The Happy Family Movement that I had to share Ned the iPhone monster (you put your phone/gadget into his mouth for uninterrupted family time).

Check out this post for the how to and all 5 steps for choosing your kids over your phone over at The Happy Family Movement blog. 

 

A lot of you were interested in the Indoor Adventure Guide from the Happy Family Movement when we first posted about it. (go check out that post for our review and info all about it)

Well now I get to give one away!

Once again pretty easy just leave a comment below (make sure to leave me your email address) and the Solars will email you the Indoor Winter Adventure Guide pdf! 

I LOVE this video of them having a blast with it (and I may need to talk them into driving into Phoenix to do a video for us!)

Happy Family Movement Indoor Adventure Guide Promo from josh solar on Vimeo.

 

Happy Family Movement on Facebook and Twitter

Leave a comment by 11:59pm PST on 3/12/12 to be entered. 1 comment per family please

Wednesday
Mar072012

A Beaver Dam Party

Under the Sycamore is a blog I frequent and as soon as she posted her son's beaver party I begged (ok I asked nicely) if I could feature it here. A dam building, playing outside party perfect for the boys.

I love the dam building activity! We may have to do that just because.

Check out her blog for more fun inspiration not only from this party but everyday life as well! Thanks Ashley!

Monday
Mar052012

Changes!

If you're reading this on your blog reader be sure to click on over to see the new and improved All for the Boys. If you're already here what do you think?

I had my super talented friend Jenn from Ambrosia Creative create our new header and sharing logo.

I really love the new look! If you need any design work done I highly recommend Jenn - if you don't her blog is still a great read with lots of inspiration (I've shared some here before).

I'm working on organizing some of your favorite categories and hopefully make it easier for you to come back and find what it is you're looking for!

On another note I found out on Friday that someone had nominated All for the Boys for a "Homie" award from Apartment Therapy

We didn't make it into the finals but were SO honored that one of you nominated us. So thank you to whoever did!

So I don't leave you without some inspiration - here is a super cool kaleidoscope wheel Jenn from Ambrosia Creative (since we're talking about her) made with her boys!

 

Check out the full post for the how to!

Thursday
Mar012012

Dr. Suess!

First a quick update - my camera is broken :( It's in the shop so let's all keep our fingers crossed for a quick, not so expensive repair! Also, I'm working on spiffing up the blog and let me tell you I CANNOT wait to show you all. The first peeks I've seen are amazing!

Let's get on to some Dr. Suess shall we?! Tomorrow (March 2nd) is the day our schools celebrate his birthday. I thought it would be fun to share some Dr. Suess inspiration today!

Some of my favorite quotes

from vi.sualize.us

from bellarusticanashville

from Facebook Addict

from rachelle adelina

How about some Dr. Seuss parties or snacks?!

This party is so perfect from  Hostess with the Mostess (lots more over there)

Simple snack from my favorite book by Muffin Tin Mom

Green Eggs and Ham from The Girl Who Ate Everything

a cute packed lunch over at How Does She?

and some crafts!

Lorax Trees from craftjr

One Fish fishing from Heck Fridays

Don't forget your Ooblek! from wired.com

You could go see the Lorax with a matching mustache - from Babble

Or dress up from Dana MADE it

couple of cute ideas from Meet the Dubiens

Tuesday
Feb282012

Another Toddler Activity and a Winner

First off the winner(s) of the CraftProjectIdeas boy craft giveaway!

The Rubber Band Launcher goes to

 

#42 Jen who said: "So fun! Would LOVE one of these!"

Jen I need your email address! Please email me so I can get your mailing address!

 

and the Catapult goes to

#26 Kristen who said: "We'd love to win - my boys would go crazy over either boy toy! Thank you!"

Kristen I'll be emailing you for your info. Congrats ladies! Have fun!

 

I thought I'd share another fun toddler/younger kid activity today since many of you enjoyed the new ideas last week! 

Made by Joel shows how to make these fun toddler "stilts"

You can make them with coffee cans for the bigger kids!

Make and hide some Dinosaur eggs or treasure rocks for them to discover what's inside from Play Create Explore

and these Wacky Sacks from Somewhat Simple look like fun!


Monday
Feb272012

Marshmallows and Toothpicks

The boys asked to do this again the other day so I thought I'd share some pictures of when we first did this last year. All you need are mini marshmallows and toothpicks. Then you create away!

Monday
Feb202012

Craft Giveaway!

For the month of February CraftProjectIdeas is sharing the love with special giveaways and promotions on their site.

They so kindly offered to send us 2 of their new craft kits geared towards boys. So we had to check them out!

We were sent the Catapult Wars (you can even see an assembly video here)

and the Rubber Band Launcher (assembly video here)

They are complete kits that your kid(s) and you can completely assemble and play with! I've said before that my boys appreciate a craft that actually DOES something after you are done. Since these are wood and use wood glue before I even read the instructions I figured that there would be waiting involved so I warned the boys ahead of time. (I find that to be very helpful) I also planned to start on it when we were going to be in and out of the house so we would work on it in bits and pieces.

The Rubber Band Launcher was completed first and the boys loved it as I knew they would (it doesn't launch them too hard since the rubber bands that come with the kit are larger but we still had the conversation about what you aim/launch at). They liked knocking down the paper figures that came with the kit and later moved on to Lego Darth Vader, Playmobil, and anything else they could set up.

We worked on the Catapult Wars set also but see this extra little head here?

Yeah she grabbed ALL the wooden dowels we needed to finish the kit and chewed them up. Just keeping it real ;)

We haven't gotten a chance to get to the store to pick the correct sized ones up yet but they boys are itching to try. It looks super fun. We'll finish it up this week and post our final review!

I didn't want to hold up giving 1 set away to 2 different readers though! 

GIVEAWAY

CraftProjectIdeas is giving away 1 Catapult Wars and 1 Rubber Band Launcher to 2 different readers. So one of you will get a Catapult Wars and one of you will get a Rubber Band Launcher. All you need to do is leave a comment on this thread. Feel free to also check out CraftProjectIdeas website as well as their Facebook and Twitter if you want to keep up with them.

Giveaway will be open until 11:59pm MST on February 27, 2012