Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Fun Kid Craft: Googly Eyes Monogram

We’re back this week with another craft for kids using the Creative Play Kit! The kids had a blast making this one because it involved googly eyes. I have no idea what makes these little plastic pieces so entertaining but my kids go nuts for them. That’s what makes them great for creating fun bedroom décor that kids will love hanging on the wall. Even better is that this googly eyes monogram is super easy to make. Older kids will have no trouble and younger children will do great with a little guidance from mom.

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Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

 

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Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue Stick

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 1

Have each child choose a color of construction paper for the monogram.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 2

Next, draw each child’s first initial in block lettering in the center of the construction paper.

Tips:

  • Mom, you may want to do this part for kiddos.
  • Use a lighter colored pencil to draw your letters. I used white on the paper so that there isn’t an obvious outline on the artwork.

Step 3

Next, give each child the monogrammed construction paper, a glue stick, and googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 4

Have kids begin gluing the eyes inside of the monogram starting with the largest sized eyes.

Tip:

  • Place the eyes at random over the monogram. You want them to be spread out.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 5

After the large eyes have been added begin filling in more of the monogram with the medium eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 6

Lastly, fill in the remainder of the monogram with the smallest googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 7

Frame your child’s monogram and hang it on the wall. We used these child’s artwork frames and they worked great!

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

It is that simple to create custom art for kids’ rooms. They will love making this googly eye monogram and love showing it to family and friends. I do recommend having each child choose one style of googly eyes for a more cohesive look (it will also preempt any arguments during creation). Too many different styles can make the monogram look messy. Luckily there are 4 different styles in the Creative Play Kit which makes sticking with one easy. If you haven’t checked it out yet, don’t forget about the awesome Kids Behavior System that we made last week. The kids love earning their M&M treats and I’m loving the calmer days. See you back here next week for another fun kid’s craft!

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget.

DIY Patriotic Medallion Wall Art

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Getting your home ready for the 4th isn’t the pomp and circumstance that other holidays are. A lot of the decorations are for outdoors or party décor. There is one wall in our dining room that is reserved for just such décor. We decorate it for parties, like little man’s baseball birthday, and for holidays like Independence Day. The trouble is that it’s a big wall and finding seasonal décor for it can be expensive. That’s why this DIY patriotic medallion wall art is perfect. It allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget.

 

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Materials

 

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Step 1

Open both sets of patriotic hanging fans.

Note:

  • You need both sets to have enough large fans for your décor.

 

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Step 2

Unfold the fans and secure them.

Tip:

  • The fans come with sticky tabs but because of how we are using them, I recommend using additional tape to secure them.

 

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Step 3

Next, start designing your artwork.

Tip:

  • Have a general idea of how you want your artwork laid out before taping the fans together.

 

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Step 4

Once you know how your artwork will fit together, start taping pieces together. Make sure you are taping them on the back so that the tape doesn’t show when your artwork is hung.

Step 5

Continue taping your fans together until your desired size and design are reached.

Tips:

  • Create visual interest by varying the sizes and designs of the fans next to each other.
  • Don’t be afraid to put some of the smaller ones in the back of your design.
  • Check your design periodically by carefully flipping your design over.
  • Make sure that you tuck the cardboard handles behind the fans.

 

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Step 6

After your design is complete, secure it with more tape on the back to keep it from coming apart while hanging.

 

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Step 7

Lastly, hang your artwork on the wall with flat tacks.

 

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This is such an easy do-it-yourself project. It comes together in 20 minutes; less if you don’t spend as long choosing your design as I did. I love how this DIY patriotic medallion wall art looks in our dining room. Now I have to get some seasonally neutral fans to create one to hang up in between the holidays! Grab your own patriotic hanging fans at Oriental Trading. Don’t forget to pick up the materials for this DIY Stars and Stripes Centerpiece while you’re there. You will have your home BBQ and fireworks ready in no time. Now I’d love to hear: do you go all out with décor for every holiday or only the big ones? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

DIY Stars and Stripes Centerpiece

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It is time to start getting ready for Independence Day. We love celebrating the holiday with family and part of that celebration is festive decorations. That’s why this year I came up with this DIY stars and stripes centerpiece. It is the perfect easy decoration for your 4th of July celebration. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. When you get your supplies at the links provided below you will have enough supplies to make 12 centerpieces. Plan your orders according to the size of your party. Don’t worry, though. They are incredibly easy to make even if you need a lot of them for your get together.

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Materials

 

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Step 1

First cut 4 strips of blue curling ribbon that are 10 inches long each.

 

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Step 2

Repeat step 1 with the red and white curling ribbon.

 

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Step 3

Next, curl all of your ribbon strips by pulling each one across your scissor blade.

 

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Step 4

Cut a small piece of wire garland and set it to the side.

 

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Step 5

Then align curled your curled ribbons with 2 of each color facing right and 2 of each color facing left.

 

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Step 6

While pinching your ribbons together, wrap your cut piece of wire garland tightly around them. Twist the ends to secure them into place.

 

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Step 7

Next, push one of your star kabobs through the wrapped wire garland.

 

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Step 8

Continue sliding your ribbons up until they rest just under the star.

 

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Step 9

Trim 3 inches off of the end of your kabob stick.

Step 10

Now, repeat steps 1 through 9 to create a second ribbon stick.

 

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Step 11

Assemble you pinwheel and trim 2 inches off of the end of the handle.

 

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Step 12

Next, press the bottom of your pail into your floral foam.

 

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Step 13

Then use your scissors to cut the imprint from your foam.

Tip:

  • Use one blade of the scissors like a knife to make this step easier.

Step 14

Put your cut out piece of foam in the bottom of your pail and stick your pinwheel into the foam.

 

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Step 15

Fill in any gaps in the bottom of your pail with extra pieces of floral foam.

Step 16

Next, place your star ribbon sticks at an angle to the left and right of your pinwheel.

 

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Step 17

Put a coffee filter in your pail in front of the pinwheel and star ribbon sticks.

 

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Step 18

Lastly, put a second coffee filter in your pail behind the pinwheel and star ribbon sticks.

 

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A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. Don’t forget that when you get all of your supplies through Oriental Trading you will have enough to make 12 centerpieces. They come together quickly and let you throw a festive party on a dime. Even better: the pack of patriotic tin pails comes with 3 designs so you can change up each table or add some snazziness to the food display. If you need some patriotic food ideas you can find them here. You can also get the tutorial for fun party favors with these Patriotic Firecracker Wands.

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

DIY Kids Behavior System

Summer break can be a blast. It can also be a head-ache with all of the kids home and schedules thrown out of whack. That is why the first craft in our summer series is this DIY kids behavior system. Nearly all of the materials come in the Michael’s Creative Play Kit which you can read about on Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. If you already got your kit then you are ready to get on to the tutorial. Let’s get ready to rock your summer parenting!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Materials

  • Craft Stick People
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clear Tape
  • Empty Drink Container (I used a Crystal Light container)

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 1

Tear a small stack of construction paper into fourths.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 2

Next, give each child a craft stick person, a fourth of paper stack, glue stick, and scissors.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 3

Allow kids to decorate or dress their craft stick people.

Note:

  • My 8 year old carefully traced his craft stick outline to make a shirt and pants for his. Then he drew the face and shoes with colored pencils. The 4 year old wanted to cover every part of hers with different pieces of paper. The 3 year old cried the whole time because he couldn’t have googly eyes. Hopefully, that illustrates the diversity of this process. Lol!

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 4

While the kids are decorating their stick people, clean your drink container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 5

Next, cut a rectangular opening in the top.

Tips:

  • Use a very sharp box cutter to do this.
  • I recommend scoring where you want to make your cuts first. I didn’t which is why I ended up with a jagged cut-out.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 6

Cut a strip of red construction paper that is roughly as wide as a third of your drink container’s length.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 7

Next, use the red construction paper as a guide to cut out strips of green and yellow construction paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 8

Take your lid off of your container and cover the right third of your container with the red construction paper strip. Secure it with tape.

Tip:

  • Start in an area so that your overlap doesn’t fall over the opening on top.

Step 9

Cut through the paper covering your opening and fold down on the inside.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 10

Next, attach your green strip to the left side with tape.

Step 11

Repeat step 9 with the green paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 12

Lastly, wrap your yellow paper around the center of your container and secure with tape.

Tip:

  • I secured the end of all of my strips to the container with tape before wrapping them. You don’t have to do that with the red and green but you need to do that for the yellow strip.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 13

Cut through the yellow paper over the opening and secure folded inside with tape.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 14

Carefully reattach your lid to your container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 15

Next, wrap a yellow pipe cleaner around the seam of the red and yellow paper strips and twist to secure.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 16

Then create a loop by twisting the ends of the excess together.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 17

Repeat steps 14 and 15 on the green and yellow seam.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 18

Use the loops to hang your behavior system on the wall and add your kids’ craft stick people.

Tip:

  • You may want to label the stick people to help you keep them straight until you learn whose is whose.

 

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How to Use the DIY Kids Behavior System

The behavior system works as a visual indicator for kids. If their thick people are in the green then their behavior is good. If they get a warning for bad behavior the sticks go to yellow. Red means that they lost out on any reward for the day.

Rewards

Daily rewards should be something small but still incentive for good behavior. You can use candy, such as Skittles or M&M’s, or extra game/TV time. Stickers or temporary tattoos also work very well for younger kids.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer. We have added in the addition that you can earn your way back to green from yellow with exceptional behavior. However, once you hit red, you have lost the chance of a reward for the day. Another option is a bigger reward for ending the day on green and a smaller reward for ending on yellow. Choose the method that works best for your family. If you haven’t snagged your Creative Play Kit, check it out here!

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Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Glow-in-the-Dark Scavenger Hunt

It’s Wednesday and that means it is time for another awesome glow game! Unfortunately storms have been ripping through our area so we aren’t getting much outdoor time this week. Hopefully we will have sunshine for Sunday but until then let’s teach you how to make and play glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt. This is my favorite glow game so far because it is so versatile. You can adapt it for indoors, parties, vacations, and a ton of other destinations. All you have to do to change it up is make a new key and clues.

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Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Materials

 

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Step 1

First, take the connectors out of each pack of glow sticks and open them up.

 

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Step 2

Next, choose a tape to wrap around one connector.

 

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Step 3

Continue wrapping your connectors with each different tape.

Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have a set of connectors for each player.

 

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Step 5

Add a sample of each tape to your scavenger hunt key sheet.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 6

Next, write the clues on all of the player sheets.

Tip:

  • Also add the answers to your key next to the corresponding pieces of tape.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

Step 7

After your sheets are filled out, break your glow sticks and add your connectors.

Tip:

  • Try to keep like connectors grouped together to make them easier to hide for the game.

Step 8

Now, hide your glow sticks in the places that correspond with your hints.

Step 9

Last, give each player a scavenger hunt sheet and let the game begin.

Some Last Tips:

  • Keep your connectors because you can totally re-use them in the future. That’s why we put the tape on the connectors instead of the glow sticks. Store them in a bag along with extra printables.
  • You can use the same key for multiple games but updating with the new locations. There are multiple lines available but you can also use white-out if it fills up.
  • Save time and money by playing the scavenger hunt with teams instead of individual players. This allows you to cover fewer connectors and use fewer glow sticks for each game.

 

Get ready for the most versatile glow game yet with this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt! It is perfect for indoors, outdoors, vacations, and more.

So what is your take? Does this glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt rocket to the top of your favorite glow games too? Don’t forget to print out extra sheets to take with you on vacation. It’s a great game to pull out if you get stuck in the hotel room. You can also turn it into an adventure and use it on a camping trip. Take a night hike full of glowy fun one night and then celebrate with some delicious s’mores. That’s definitely a camping win-win. Before you go, be sure to check out the other glow games in the series by clicking on any of the photos below!

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.   It’s time for another awesome outdoor glow game! This glow balloon tennis is a blast to play during the day or at night with friends and family.

    Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

DIY Personalized Tassel Keychain

This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

Today is our last Father’s Day tutorial for the summer. This last tutorial is less of a kids crafts but it does create a sweet keepsake that is thoughtful and practical. In all honesty, I’m a little sad to be done with all of the Father’s Day fun. Lucky you because you get to keep it going a little longer with this DIY personalized tassel keychain. You can get all of the items that you need for an epic Father’s Day with Dad at Oriental Trading. They have you covered from craft supplies to gift wrap, including the supplies for this tutorial.

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Materials

 

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Step 1

First, pick a colorful post-it note. You want one that will be pretty as a keychain and that goes well with your teal cording.

Step 2

Next, press your child’s thumb onto the ink pad.

 

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Step 3

Press the inked thumb onto the non-sticky part of your post-it.

 

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Step 4

Now place your charm face-down over the thumbprint. Trace around the charm with your pen.

 

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Step 5

Next, cut out the traced rectangle.

Tips:

  • Cut on the inside of the traced lines.
  • The first cut-out will be too big for the inside of your charm. Continue trimming small amounts off until it fits.

 

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Step 6

After your cut-out fits inside the charm, label it with your child’s initial.

 

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Step 7

Next, put a small amount of glue inside the charm and spread it around.

 

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Step 8

Immediately press the cut-out firmly down inside your charm on top of the glue.

 

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Step 9

Then add another small amount of glue and firmly press your acrylic cover on top.

 

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Step 10

Add one of your smaller key rings to the charm and set it aside.

 

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Step 11

Now wrap your teal cording around the 6 inch length of your cardboard piece 3 times. Cut the end where the cord is attached to the spool.

 

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Step 12

Next, cut the ends of your wrapped cording and align the ends together.

Step 13

Put the ends through the key ring and fold the lengths in half over it.

 

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Step 14

Cut another small piece of cording and tie it around the folded strands.

 

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Step 15

Next, trim the loose ends from your knot.

 

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Step 16

Lastly, add one of your stronger key rings to the small one.

 

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This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

There you have it. This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea but you might want to make one for your keys, too! The bonus is that kids absolutely love stamping their thumbprints… possibly a little too much. I may or may not have caught them with my ink pad putting their thumbprints on everything! Even with that unfortunate little sidebar, these were a blast to make! If you want to incorporate all of your kids on one keychain you can change things up by adding a small photo of them in place of the thumbprints. Don’t forget to check out some of our other DIY Father’s Day gifts like these awesome kids artwork coasters and fun can koozies!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

10 Savory Summer BBQ Recipes + Merry Monday Link Party 158

It’s time again for the Merry Monday Link Party! You guys are so awesome and creative. Every week I find at least 10 new projects to go on my list of things that I want to make or try. That includes tons of delicious recipes to try. With Father’s Day coming next weekend I am passing some of the deliciousness onto you. Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes!

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Sweet and Spicy Chipotle BBQ Ribs (Erin at Delightful’E’Made)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Char Siu – Chinese BBQ (Erlene at My Pinterventures)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Bacon-Wrapped Crock Pot Chicken (Lois at Walking on Sunshine)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce (Kendra at A Proverbs 31 Wife)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

The Best BBQ Dry Rub (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Cheesy BBQ Sausage Bites (Kim at Kiss My Smoke)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Homemade BBQ Sauce for Dad (Brandy at Gluesticks Blog)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

3 Ingredient Crockpot BBQ Chicken Wings (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Smoked Chicken Bomb (Steve at The Black Peppercorn)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

Bacon Paste BBQ Chicken Kebabs (Leigh at Don’t Sweat the Recipe)

 

Get ready to fire up the grill to try out these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes! Then stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party!

How mouthwatering are these 10 savory summer BBQ recipes? They all will be making an appearance on our dinner table this summer! Don’t forget, after you’re done getting your BBQ on, to link up at the Merry Monday link party below. See you down there!

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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY Glow Can Toss

Holy cow, how are we on our fifth glow-in-the-dark game already? If summer break is starting to stress you out, though, you are going to love this one. It is not only fun but also a healthy and slightly covert way to take out your frustration. DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at a bunch of cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down. How cathartic is that? Of, and there’s also a bonus for you moms with little ones: toddlers LOVE re-stacking the cans so you don’t even have to reset them! This is pretty much the perfect game to whip out on those moms days when you’re ready to pull your hair out.

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Materials

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 1

Cover each of your clean cans in a different color of acrylic paint. I used red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple paint each mixed with white to brighten them up.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 2

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 3 (Optional)

Put a second coat of paint on your cans if you would like. I chose not to but if you do, allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 4

Next, add glow paint to the grooves on your cans.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry.

Tip:

  • Fabric paint will take longer to dry than your acrylic paint.

Step 6

After your glow paint has dried, spray your cans with clear engine paint. This will make sure that the paint stands up to repeatedly being hit with your glow Frisbee.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

How to Play Glow Can Toss

Set Up: Align your glow cans in a pyramid. Be sure to charge them (and your glow Frisbee) with light before playing. Next, mark spots on the ground for the different levels. Spots should be marked at the following intervals:

  • 3 Feet
  • 6 Feet
  • 9 Feet
  • 12 Feet

Game Play: The game is played by players taking turns tossing the glow Frisbee at the cans from each distance. The cans should be reset after each toss. For example, player 1 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet away. The player gets a point for every can that is knocked down. The cans are then reset and player 2 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet. Play continues in this way until each player has tossed the Frisbee from each distance.

Winning the Game: The winner of the game is the player with the most points at the end of the last round.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY glow can toss is also fantastic because there is no limit to the number of players. While it might take a while to get through the rounds you could essentially have a hundred people playing. Make a couple of sets and you are ready to keep people entertained at parties, family reunions, or summer camps. Pair it with some of the other glow games like glow stick tag and giant backyard glow pong for an awesome, over-the-top summer bash. Don’t forget to check back next week for the sixth glow game in our summer series!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How to Turn Kids Artwork into Coaster Sets

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How is your summer going so far? We have been crafting up a storm and truly enjoying some unstructured days. If you read yesterday’s post then you already know that we are in full Father’s Day mode. Today’s tutorial continues the trend with another awesome DIY gift idea. Don’t worry we’re taking a break from tomorrow with a new glow-in-the-dark game. Until then, though, find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets with this easy tutorial. We worked out all of the kinks for you so that you and the kids can get it done without the ups and downs that we experienced.

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When we started creating out coasters the plan was to have the kids draw directly on the coasters. That worked great for the youngest who mostly just scribbles anyway, but the middle one struggled with it. In fact, she got so frustrated that she scribbled out her frustration. You can check out her angry scribbles in the photo below. That frustration is what inspired me to transfer images she drew on paper to the wooden coasters, instead. Live and learn…

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

Little man had a blast scribbling, on the other hand.

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Materials

  • Unfinished Wooden Coasters
  • Blank Sheets of Paper – We used lined notebook paper
  • Pencils
  • Wood Burning Tool with Rounded Tip
  • Clear Engine Enamel Paint

 

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Step 1

Fold a piece of paper into fourths and give it to your child along with a pencil. Let him or her know only to draw on the fourths. This will help make sure that the drawings fit on the coasters.

 

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Step 2

Next, cut the fourths apart.

 

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Step 3

Cover the backs of the pictures with pencil.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 4

Next carefully align the pictures over the coaster and trace over the drawing lines.

Tip:

  • Older kids can do this step on their own but I recommend mom doing this step for the little ones.

Step 5

Add each child’s first initial to the corresponding drawings on the coasters.

 

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Step 6

Next, on a blank coaster write “Happy Father’s Day” and the current year.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 7

This is the step where mom takes over. Heat up your wood burning tool and go over the images on the wooden coasters.

 

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Step 8

Place your coasters in a well-ventilated area and spray with your clear engine paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Note:

  • The engine paint can withstand extreme temperatures making it perfect for durable coasters.

Step 9

Next, flip your coasters over and spray the back as well to fully seal them.

 

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Once we got past the frustration we totally figured out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets. I admit that I absolutely love them! They are such a beautiful keepsake of this stage in my kiddos’ lives. The grandpas are seriously going to cherish these which makes all of the trial and error worth it. These little treasures totally fit in the gift bag with the kid decorated can koozies, too! You will literally have Father’s Day all wrapped up. Make sure you hop over to Oriental Trading and get everything you need to rock Dad’s day this year!

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.