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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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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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

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

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

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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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.
Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag!

DIY Kid Decorated Can Koozie + Father’s Day Gift Bag

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I am so excited to be partnering with Oriental Trading again to bring you some awesome Father’s Day projects. This project takes your gift all the way from creation to delivery easily. Summer is the time of year for hanging outside and enjoying the sunshine. From BBQ’s to summer parties, all of that outdoor fun unfortunately leads to drinks getting warm in record time. That is the only downside to the summer weather. Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal for the family with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. They are so easy to make that we made one for all of the grandfathers too! Then we wrapped them all up with a DIY Father’s Day gift bag. Boom! The gifts are ready to go.

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Kid Decorated Can Koozie Materials

 

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 1

First, give each child a blank koozie.

 

Step 2

Next, open up your fabric markers and divvy them up between the kids.

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Tip:

  • I recommend using at least 2 sets of markers to prevent fighting over colors.

 

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 3

Now, let your kids go nuts decorating the can koozies.

Notes:

  • These markers hold up to my rough and tough little man which is awesome!
  • While the older kids will take their time the younger ones will fly through their decorating. If they finish before the other kids, allow them to move onto decorating their tie cards.

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  • Bonus Tip: be sure to point out which end is the bottom of the koozie. I did not and you can see that baby girl decorated one of hers’ upside down. I think I’m just going to tell Papa that it’s so he can see the design when he takes a drink. Lol!

 

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Step 4

After the kids have finished decorating their can koozies, label the bottom of each one with his or her first initial and the year.

 

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Step 5

Lastly, throw them in the dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes to set the designs.

Tips:

  • Do not wash them before setting the designs.
  • Don’t put anything else in the dryer with your koozies when you set them.

 

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Father’s Day Gift Bag Materials

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 1

Give each kid a tie card. If you have more gifts to give than kids decorating, give the kids more ties to color. You will need one tie for each gift bag.

 

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Tips:

  • We used crayons on ours and the coating on the cards made it very difficult. That is why I recommended markers in the materials list.

 

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Step 2

Push the metal end on the elastic cord through the pre-punched hole on the top of the card.

 

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Step 3

Next, straighten the metal end to secure it behind the hole.

 

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Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side of the top of the tie card.

 

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Step 5

Lastly, attach your tie card to one gift bag handle by tying the elastic cord in a slipknot around the top.

Step 6 (Optional)

After putting your gifts in the bags, top each one with 2-3 pieces of tissue paper.

 

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Fallout Guy Can Koozie

My husband is super into the Fallout games. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is a post-apocalyptic shooter game. I personally don’t get the draw of it but then again, he doesn’t understand my love of the Sims. He loves it when we find merchandise with the little dude on it. That’s why I decided to surprise him with a hand-drawn one on a can koozie. You can check out the quick photo tutorial below to see how I made it. Keep in mind that I free handed the drawing so there is no pattern.

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Note:

  • I used the pink fabric marker to color the skin. Do this very lightly.

 

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

These kid decorated can koozies were an absolute blast to make. We all had fun decorating our koozies and coloring. What’s even better is that our gifts are all ready to go with the Father’s Day gift bags. Done and done. In case you haven’t gotten your fill of Father’s Day fun then check back later this week for more awesome projects with Oriental Trading. Until then, you can check out this easy DIY ammo frame for your military man!

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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.
Bust summer boredom with weekly crafts. The perfect tool to whip out on rainy days or when the kiddos start yelling they're bored.

Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts

It’s finally here! Summer break has arrived and we are thrilled! We have the freedom to run to the zoo when the weather is nice. The pools have opened their gates. The world is quite our oyster right now. The only problem is that all of that freedom leads to boredom in the kiddos some days. When you still have work that needs to get done, packing up the kids for an outing is not always an option. On those busy days or when the sun simply won’t shine, there is another option. Bust summer boredom with weekly crafts using the Creative Play Kit from Michaels. Please note that this is not a sponsored post. It is simply a really great deal to enjoy hours of creative fun this summer.

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**Update**

You can now check out the unboxing:

The Creative Play Kit

I just got my order in for the Creative Play Kit this week and I’m ecstatic. This kit is packed with 1000’s of supplies for kids to create with. The best part is that they all come in a fantastic case to keep it all organized. I will share the unboxing of the kit with you as soon as it arrives but until then, here is what you will find in your kit:

  • Foam Letters
  • Stickers
  • Clothes Pins
  • Googly Eyes
  • Craft Stick People
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Foam Glitter Sheets
  • Pompoms
  • Construction Paper

Your Summer Tool Kit

This box is your perfect summer tool kit. Whip this baby out when the kids cry out that they are bored. Give them supplies and let them create. It is also great for rainy days when you’re stuck inside for hours. You could even use the supplies to rock a creativity-themed family night. Bond together while you work on a collaborative project or on individual crafts. As always, snacks are 100% encouraged to fuel the creative juices.

Upcoming Kids Crafts

Still not convinced? Here is a sneak peek into the upcoming kids crafts that I’ll be sharing on the site made with this kit. I’ll be sharing a new project each week that you and the kids can create together. They will also help if your kids (or you) are the type of crafter that does best with specific steps to follow when creating.

Summer Behavior SystemThis one is great for kids and moms. The little ones get to be creative and you will have a fabulous system to encourage good behavior all summer.

Giant Flower ArtBring the garden inside with this fun and easy craft.

DIY Kids Art DisplayYou are going to want somewhere to show off all of those creations. Get your kids involved in creating the display with this art display!

Bust summer boredom with weekly crafts. The perfect tool to whip out on rainy days or when the kiddos start yelling they're bored.

Are you excited yet? That’s just a taste of the awesome kids crafts coming your way this summer. Order your kit before we kick off this crafty fun next week. Don’t worry. It ships for free so you only have the cost of the kit. While you wait for your kit to arrive, there are tons of other fun activities you can enjoy. Check out 5 Ways to Find Free Summer Activities or get your craft on with the kids crafts page. See you to bust summer boredom with a new craft next week friends!

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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.
Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

DIY Dragonfly Fingerprint Succulent Planters

Every year we love surprising the grandmas with a handmade gift from the kiddos. The kids love making it and grandma delights at the surprise. This year we made these adorable DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters. They are easy to make and your kiddos will love getting messy with paint. (Just don’t forget to put on their aprons or shirt to protect their clothes.) A little tip to make the process easier: give each kid and extra pot and some paint then let them go nuts. This will keep them from getting impatient waiting to add their fingerprints to the planters.

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

 

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Materials

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 1

Paint your wings with white paint spaced at random over the pot.

 

Step 2

Next, paint “Mother’s Day” on the rim of your pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 3

On the opposite side of the rim, paint the current year.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 5

Next have one child dip a finger in the green paint and place 3-4 fingerprints in the center of 2 sets of wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 6

After the first child has finished, have your second kid dip the first finger in the blue paint and put 3-4 fingerprints on the remaining wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 7

Allow all of the fingerprints to dry.

Step 8

Spray your pot with acrylic sealant and allow it to dry.

Step 9

If you want the pots to be used outside, add a second coat of acrylic sealant.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 10

After your sealant has dried, fill your pot with large river stones.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 11

Next, remove your faux succulent from the stem and place it into the pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters were such a blast to make! The youngest got upset that green paint got on his hands which made it even more adorable. Don’t forget to give your kids a pot to paint to keep them entertained while they wait to put their fingerprints on. This saved my life during this project. This is also a great DIY for moms if teachers or dads want to get in on the artistic action. You can get more fun Mother’s Day ideas with these Kid Made Mother’s Day Storybooks. They are a fantastic way to preserve memories and a great way for kids to practice their writing skills.

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

DIY End of Year Autograph Scrapbook

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. For a lot of kids (and moms) the end of the year is bittersweet. Your schedules are thrown out of what which can be frustrating. Kids miss playing with friends that they only see at school. On the flip side, you have more time to spend together and strengthen your family. If your kids love school as much as mine, though, they will miss it and all of their teachers over the summer too. Unfortunately you can’t change the school year but you can give your child a keepsake to look back on over the summer break. Let him collect memories of the school year with a DIY end of year autograph scrapbook.

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

 

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Materials

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 1

Put a ruler sticker border across the center of the cover of your book.

Step 2

Trim any excess off of the border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 3

Place a sticker with your child’s current grade in the center of your border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 4

Next, add the school year above the grade sticker and add embellishments.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 5

One the first page, add a border sticker across the top of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 6

Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 7

On the next 2 pages create a class autograph section by adding a title to the pages and embellishing them.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 8

Next, add an art page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 9

After you have created your heading, embellish the page.

Step 10

Add a library page next.

Note:

I didn’t have any stickers that I liked for the title so I hand drew mine (and many others in the book). If you choose to use a sticker, skip to step 14.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 11

Start by drawing the “R” in block style in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 12

Next, draw the rest of your block letters working out from the “R”.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 13

Fill in your letters by drawing a series of lines inside of each one as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 14

Finish off your library page by embellishing with a book sticker.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 15

On the next page draw 5 straight lines at the top of the page as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 16

Next, draw a treble clef and write the word music on the staff.

Note:

I dotted the “i” with an eighth note but that is completely up to you.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 17

Highlight the word “music” with a silver colored pencil to help it pop against the black.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 18

After you have finished drawing the title, embellish your music page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 19

On the next page, draw the word “GYM” in large block letters in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 20

Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 21

Next, embellish your gym page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 22

On the following 2 pages, draw the title “Lunch Time” and embellish.

Tip:

This lets your little one get autographs from friends that are not in the same class.

Step 23

Finish your book off with a recess page to let your child catch anyone they may have missed.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook anytime he is missing school or his friends this summer. You can take it a step further and preserve memories about your child too. On the last page, have him answer questions so that you have a record of this year of your child’s life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Age
  • Teacher
  • Favorite Subject
  • Best Friend
  • Favorite Show/Movie
  • Be When Grow Up
  • Favorite Food
  • Favorite Toy

These are just some ideas to give you inspiration. Anything that you would be interested in 5, 10, or even 20 years from now would be fun to include. If you want more ways to preserve your kids’ memories, check out these DIY Kids Summer Memory Books! Make one for each kid or complete one as a family to preserve your memories for years to come.

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These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

DIY Pokemon Card Valentines

We’re back again with another awesome Pokemon Valentine idea! Since so many of you love the Recycled Pokeball Valentine Box and because my oldest still loves all things Pokemon, I’ve created another fun DIY for you. These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Your little Pokemon trainer will be ecstatic to help you make these for his or her school Valentine’s party. Make yours today for a fully awesome party day!

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These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

 

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Materials

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 1

Fold your card inside out so that the white is on the outside.

Step 2

Turn your card so that the folded side is at the bottom.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 3

Cut your card in half down the center so that you have 2 smaller folded cards.

Note:

  • Set one card to the side.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 4

Next, cut the top half off of the front flap of your card. When folded, your card should now be half red and half white from the front.

Note:

  • Set aside the piece you cut off for later in the project.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 5

Now cut a 1.5 inch strip from your black cardstock.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 6

Trim the strip of black cardstock to the width of your card.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 7

Attach your black strip to the white flap on the front of your card so that half of it overlaps the red.

Note:

  • Do not add glue to the red portion of your card.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 8

Next, grab the piece of your card that you cut off in step 4 and draw a circle on it with your compass.

Tip:

  • Do this on the red side so that your pencil marks do not show in the finished product.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 9

Cut out your circle and trace around the edges of the white side with your black marker.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 10

Attach your circle to the center of your black strip.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 11

Next, carefully add glue to the inside edges of your card.

Note:

  • The width of your glue runner will be too big to leave a large enough pocket for your Pokemon card. Place your card on a piece of scrap paper and run your glue runner so that only ¼ of the glue is on the card edges.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 12

Now, write “I Choose You” in the center of your circle with your black marker.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 13

Next, write “From” and draw a line at the bottom of your card for your kid to sign.

Step 14

Repeat steps 1-14 until you have made enough cards for your child’s class.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Step 15

Lastly, open a pack of Pokemon cards and add one to each Valentine.

 

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

These DIY Pokemon card Valentines are easy to make and candy-free! Little Pokemon trainers will be ecstatic to give them at their Valentine’s parties.

Now your child will have an awesome, unique Valentine to hand out at his or her party this year. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that your kid will get to keep any of the extra Pokemon cards (sorry, Mom). It’s also a fantastic alternative to candy Valentines. Pair these DIY Pokemon card Valentines with this recycled Pokeball Valentine Box to complete the whole theme. Your little Pokemon trainer will love you for it!

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These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

DIY Rainbow Notebook Valentines with Pencils

This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading. All projects, ideas, and opinions are my own.

Ever since seeing the Trolls movie I am even more obsessed with rainbows and glitter and so are my kids. It’s no surprise that when deciding on class Valentines this year my oldest immediately started brainstorming Trolls-themed ones. Trolls love glitter, rainbows, and scrapbooking. These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines have it all covered! The only way they could channel any more awesome Troll energy would be if they sang when you opened them. Alas, we haven’t quite mastered that one but maybe your child could sing while handing them out to classmates. Either way, kids will love receiving these Valentines and parents will love one less piece of candy coming home from school that day.

 

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These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These notebooks are such a great quality! When you’re getting small notebooks you expect them to be a little flimsy and flexible. I was so surprised to find these notebooks had thick, almost canvas-like, covers that were incredibly sturdy. That makes them perfect for crafting with because they will hold up to glue, paint, and more.

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Materials

Step 1

Cut a strip of rainbow Ducktape that is 1 inch longer that the height of your notebook.

 

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Step 2

Place the strip of tape centered on the right side of your front cover.

Tip:

  • Leave a small amount of the cover on the right. See the picture above for reference.

 

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Step 3

Wrap the overhanging edges of tape over the edges of the notebook cover and secure on the back.

Step 4

Select 3 foam conversation hearts, 1 large and 2 small, each in a different color.

 

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Step 5

First, attach the large conversation heart in the center of the white space on the cover.

 

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These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

Step 6

Next, attach the 2 smaller conversation hearts above and below the larger one.

 

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Step 7

Trace the letters on the large conversation heart with glitter glue.

Step 8

Allow the glitter glue to dry before moving on.

Step 9

Cut a strip of ribbon that is roughly the length of your pencil.

 

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These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

Step 10

Next, tape the ribbon to the end of your pencil with the rainbow Ducktape.

 

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These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

Step 11

Secure the loose end of the ribbon to the notebook by tying it loosely around the spirals.

Tip:

  • Make sure that it is loose enough not to pull the wire spirals out of shape.

 

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Step 12

Slide the pencil into the spiral binding.

 

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Step 13

Repeat steps 1 through 12 for your remaining notebooks.

 

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These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines are so easy to make! They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. #ad

These DIY rainbow notebook Valentines turned out so adorable. They are a perfect non-candy treat that will encourage creativity and writing. They also channel that fun-loving Trolls energy for fun and colorful living. Don’t forget to get your kids involved in creating these fun Valentines. It is a great activity to bond with them during. Have a hand in creating them will also instill your children with a sense of pride at giving their friends something that they made! If you want more awesome Valentine ideas then check out these Free Printable Kids Valentines and this Recycled Pokeball Valentine Box! Don’t forget to stock up for Valentine’s Day at Oriental Trading to get everything you need (including the materials to make this awesome project)!

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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.
Snow days are unexpected gifts that you can fill with fun and creativity. Create Smile Worthy moments with these 3 creative activities to rock snow days! #GoldfishMoments #ad

3 Creative Activities to Rock Snow Days

Being a parent is a full-time job and you’re never off the clock. Unexpected snow day can throw a wrench in your routine making you stressed or frustrated. I get it. Your responsibilities don’t stop because school is closed. Instead of letting snow days aggravate you I want to challenge you to see them another way. Snow days are unexpected gifts that you can fill with fun and creativity. They provide you with moments you can’t replace. Goldfish brand knows this, too, and together we want to help you create Smile Worthy moments with these 3 creative activities to rock snow days.

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DIY Look and Find Book

This is an incredibly simple way to get creative on a snow day.

Materials

  • Small Toys
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Construction Paper
  • Phone
  • Small Photo Album

Step 1

Gather a collection of items: small toys, art supplies, and other small objects.

Step 2

Give each child a piece of construction paper.

Step 3

Have your kids fill their paper with small items. Let them have fun with it and get as creative as they want.

Step 4

Sprinkle Goldfish crackers over the scene your child has created.

Step 5

Take a photo of the scene using the edges of the construction paper as a guide.

Step 6

Do this for each child. Feel free to let them dump the scene after you’ve photographed it and make another.

Tip:

  • Let your kids keep creating as many different scenes as they want. The more pictures you have, the better you can fill their Look and Find books.

Step 7

Print out the photos and place them in a small, inexpensive photo album.

Tip:

  • Be sure to print out multiple copies of each photo if you want each child to have his or her own book.

 

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Goldfish Cracker Mosaic

Make macaroni art a thing of the past with Goldfish cracker mosaics. This low-mess activity will make it easy for your child to discover their inner artist.

Materials

  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • ½ Cup of Water
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Construction Paper
  • Paintbrush

Step 1

Mix your flour and water in a small container to create a non-toxic paste.

Step 2

Give each child a piece of construction paper, a paintbrush, and a small bowl of Goldfish crackers.

Step 3

Show them how to create their mosaics by painting flour paste on the back of a Goldfish cracker and attaching them to the construction paper.

Tip:

  • If your child wants an idea to follow you can draw a shape or outline on the paper before he or she starts adding Goldfish crackers.

Step 4

Allow their artwork to dry then hang it on the wall to display.

 

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Stop Motion Video

This is a fun, creative activity that will have your kids excited for days! They will love coming up with the story, making the background and costumes, and showing off their movie masterpiece. If you’ve never made a stop motion video before, don’t worry. It’s easier than you think. GoldfishTales has an awesome video tutorial to help you out but essentially it is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1

Think of a story and create your background.

Step 2

Place your Goldfish crackers on your background and take a picture each time you move it.

Step 3

Add all of your photos to your favorite video app and play.

Tip:

  • If you need app suggestions, check out the Goldfish how-to video.

This is an absolute blast! My kids and I had so much fun brainstorming and creating. Right now Goldfish Brand wants to inspire you to create your own stop-motion video as a family with an awesome contest. Get information, tips, and ideas at GoldfishTales.

 

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These 3 creative activities to rock snow days are so much fun you will find yourself looking forward to snow days as much as your kiddos! Enjoy the opportunities to have fun together. Create smile worthy moments that become cherished memories for years to come. Don’t forget to visit the GoldfishTales page to submit your stop motion for a chance to win $5,000!

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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.