Fun with Teletubbies Bubbles + Reader Giveaway

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In honor of the new release of the Teletubbies Bubbles DVD, I thought it would be fun to get outside and create art using bubbles with my son, Clay! In the new DVD Teletubbies Bubbles, the Teletubbies chase and pop bubbles, and I wanted to create a fun craft with my little guy around bubbles! He loves watching Teletubbies when they come on television, so it is nice to have three new DVDs so he can watch, while learning and having fun! And this year, the Teletubbies are celebrating “20 Years of Big Hugs” all throughout 2017.

Teletubbies Bubbles

I was sent the Bubbles, Twinkle Twinkle and Big Hugs DVDs along with a plush Teletubbie. When I opened the package, Clay’s face just lit up! He is really into stuffed and plush toys, so now he loves to take it to sleep with him during his nap. Of course right away we had to put on one of the DVDs so Clay could watch it.

I love Teletubbies because it is a learning show for him. It is great for physical development, communication, social and emotional development and more. Teletubbies teach your child tasks and information in each episode. They use words like “again again” to let your child understand how to use the word, as they repeat what they were doing!

If you have not watched the Teletubbies, their world is so colorful, and it is really engaging for little kids. They can’t help but watch, because it draws them in. As your child grows they can engage in the questions the Teletubbies ask, and they can join in dancing and other activities. It is a show that I love Clay to watch, as I know he is growing and learning! You can find out more about the developmental benefits of Teletubbies HERE.

bubbles

If you want to create bubble art with one of your little children, you should give it a try. It is easy and your child will love it! Clay is still pretty young, so he is learning, and he did a wonderful job creating a pretty piece of art work we can hang on the fridge!

First off you want to either make your own bubble solution or buy a bottle of bubbles. I had bubbles on hand, so I went ahead and just used store bought. But, if you prefer to make your own, it is easy to do, and works just the same!

Next add in some food coloring into separate bowls or containers. I did small portions, and did 1 drop of each color. I let Clay pick out 3 colors. In each container, add a little bit of the bubble solution, and mix with the food coloring. You can add more drops of coloring to reach the desired color you want.

After you have your bubble solution colored, grab some white paper, canvas or whatever you want your child to paint on! Then head outside because it can get a little messy! We went ahead and used white paper, so he could do as many pictures as he wanted.

Bubble Art

Then let them take a bubble wand, and dip into the solution, and then blow bubbles onto the paper. Clay struggled at first learning how to blow bubbles, but with some practice he learned how! It will add a fun color to the paper, creating a custom piece of art work!

Once he got the bubbles on the paper he popped them himself, or they popped right away! He loved being able to see the colors go onto the paper! This does work really well, and you can use any color of food coloring you want, and as many colors!

Then just let it air dry, and then you can hang it up in your child’s room, hang on the fridge, or make cards for family members! Each bubble art you do will have a new and unique design! It is a blast doing, and I know we will be doing more of these this summer!

You can find out more about the Teletubbies on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky reader will win Teletubbies Bubbles, Twinkle Twinkle and Big Hugs DVDs along with a $25 Amazon gift card. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 6/29/17. Good luck!

Teletubbies DVDs and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

 

Have fun painting with bubbles with this outdoor craft art project!
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DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft – Perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July

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As we head into summer it’s time to great ready for all of the patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July! To make decorating fun, easy AND adorable we have this easy DIY patriotic bunting craft! This rustic style bunting uses old blue jeans along with red and white striped fabric and strips of burlap to create a flag bunting to decorate your home, your front porch, your BBQ space or classroom. The instructions are easily adjustable to make your bunting as big or as small as you would like. I’m thinking this decor would look great all summer long!

One more bonus is that this DIY patriotic bunting craft requires no sewing skills! I think that hot glue is a lot easier than using a needle and thread or running a sewing machine. You can find the other supplies at your local craft store, or easily get them to your home within a couple days through the links below. If you don’t have an old pair of jeans to use, you can always buy a small piece of new denim or head to your local thrift shop to pick up a pair of jeans.

Natural BurlapNatural BurlapVastar Hot Glue Gun with 30 Pieces Glue SticksVastar Hot Glue Gun with 30 Pieces Glue SticksAmericana Acrylics, Titanium WhiteAmericana Acrylics, Titanium WhiteMartha Stewart Crafts Detailing BrushesMartha Stewart Crafts Detailing BrushesStripes Big Red White Poly Cotton FabricStripes Big Red White Poly Cotton FabricScotch Precision ScissorScotch Precision Scissor

DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft

**This bunting was cut to make 8 flags.  It measures a bit over 8 feet 3 inches long. If you want a longer or shorter strip of bunting, the fabric yardage may need adjusted.  If you would like a short bunting, we recommend making the flags smaller.**

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Process Start

Supplies:

½ yard Red and White Stripe fabric
¼ yard denim fabric or you can use an old pair of blue jeans
hot glue
hot glue gun
burlap
white acrylic paint
small paint brush

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Stars

Instructions:

  1. Cut the red and white striped fabric to approximately 9 ¾ x 5 ½ inches.  We cut out 8 flags for this bunting.
  2. Next, cut the denim. We used an old pair of kidsjeans that were outgrown and had too many holes in them to donate.  You will need to cut out 8 rectangles.  Ours are not all exactly the same size (that’s part of its charm) but they are between 3 ¼ and 3 ½ inches long and 2 ½ and 2 ¾ inches wide.
  3. Using a small paint brush draw a star on each of the blue jean patches.  You could leave them as just the outline or paint them in.  It’s all personal preference!  Let the paint dry. No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Burlap
  4. Cut 4 long strips of burlap.  Don’t worry about being straight or perfect.  The burlap will fray a bit.  The strips should be about 25 inches long each.
  5. Tie them together to make one long strand.
  6. Now comes piecing everything together.  Fold one side of each of your flags.  We folded ours down 2 ½ inches making each flag the same size. No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Piece Together
  7. Using the hot glue gun, glue on your star patches on the top right hand corner.
  8. Next, flip over your flag to the back.  Lift the ‘flap’ open and place your burlap leaving yourself enough room on the ends to hang it, hot glue the burlap to the flag.  (We hot glued each side of the burlap) Then close shut.
  9. Repeat.  We did 2 flags before each of the burlap knots on mine.
  10. Hang your flag bunting!

This DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft features easy to make flags using old blue jeans! It's a new-sew project perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

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Painting Activity for Toddlers – Personalized Letter Wall Art

Here is a Fun Painting Activity for Toddlers – No Mess! 

Painting Activity for Toddlers

I am a stay-at-home mom, and with that comes a lot of time to fill in our days! I wanted to do a fun painting activity for toddlers that didn’t require a huge cleanup! I had seen awhile back canvas personalized letter wall art, and I thought why not! This is a no mess way to have fun with your child and let his imagination run wild! 

What makes this a no mess activity, if you wrap the canvas in plastic wrap before you let your toddler start creating the masterpiece, and that keeps their hands clean from the paint! Brilliant right!?! You can create any letter you would like, use your Silhouette Machine to cut out a letter on canvas and apply to the canvas, or use painters tape like I did here!

personalized letter wall art

Here is how Clay’s turned out. We did brown, white, turquoise, and orange for his colors. We taped off the letter C for him, and I think he did a really cute job! He missed a little bit of spots right around the tape so I used my finger and rubbed the paint there to help so you can see the letter really good. Other than that, he did it all by himself! I wrote his name in the bottom corner and year, so he can see when he did it, years down the road!

I made mine on a 16×20 canvas, but you can choose any size of canvas you would like, or do it on a sturdy paper, it is all up to you! No set rules here!

toddler craft

I do recommend when your child does do this, that you either have them paint in clothes it is okay to possibly get dirty or have them not wear clothes. Ours didn’t spill out any paint, but I still had him in just a diaper, JUST In Case! I didn’t want to take a chance, that it may go south and his clothes get paint all over them! 

Painting Activity for Toddlers – Personalized Letter Wall Art

Ingredients

  • 1 Canvas I used 16x20 size
  • Paint colors you want (choose at least 3 colors)
  • Tape to shape your letter
  • Plastic wrap

Instructions

  1. First off you want to take your canvas and start creating your letter out of painters tape or use a cutting machine like a Silhouette. Place your letter or design anywhere on the canvas. I did the center for ours.
  2. Once your letter or design is taped on, start putting dots of paint all over the canvas. It kind of soaks in so make sure to put quite a few dots.
  3. Then take plastic wrap and secure it all over the canvas. It doesn't stick perfectly but if you use a lot of it, you can protect your hands!
  4. Let your child start playing and spreading the paint around. Once the paint is smooched all over, take the plastic wrap off and remove the tape before it dries. Be careful with this step. If paint isn't all around border of tape make sure it is covered or else the design will now show well.
  5. Let dry and then display the art.
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Easy DIY Canvas Painting

As you can see it really is a very easy toddler craft! You can do this craft at any age, and do any design, words, or letters you want! Very versatile for sure, and simple. The most time consuming is just taping off your letters and design! I think next time I might do a quote or something for him!

Clay loved doing this, and I think it turned out rather well, we have it hanging in his bedroom!

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DIY Joy Christmas Sign – Tis The Season to Be Jolly!

DIY Craft Today – JOY Christmas Sign

I received this ribbon as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

christmas joy signs

I am really trying to prepare this year for Christmas, before I know it, snow will be on the ground and carols being sung! I was sent a bunch of stunning holiday ribbon and I wanted to create this really fun JOY Christmas Sign! I actually already had the letters, I used them taking photos of a family! Before Clay was born I did photography for families a little on the side. Nothing major just a fun little hobby!

It is quite early to fully be thinking of Christmas, I know! But, I had the ribbon, I was itching to do something so I did. I took pictures of it out, but I took it down and stored it with all my Christmas Decor. In a few months I will pull it out and decorate for real!

Mary Arts Ribbon – Holiday Collection 

ribbon

All my ribbon came from Mary Arts, they have a ton of stunning ribbons to choose from! You can get glitter, burlap, polka-dot, cute prints and more. I wanted to share a few other of my favorite ones from them, that I got! I am really into ribbon these days, and I am sure more crafts will come when holidays get closer! All the ribbon I got was from the holiday collection, and boy let me tell you what, it is all stunning! I am thinking I will make bows for our gifts this year! 

If you like to craft, I would really check them out, they have a ton of pretty ribbons to choose from for any occasion!

Joy Christmas Sign 

Joy Christmas Sign

This craft is really easy to do, so here are the steps below on how to make this beautiful Christmas joy sign!

DIY Joy Christmas Sign – Tis The Season to Be Jolly!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First off if you have letters and you want to paint them, then do so. Spray paint works great. Mine I spray painted black, then took a good layer of modge podge and coated them, and sprinkled with glitter. Let dry, repeated till they reached how glittery I wanted. Then I spray painted a clear coat on them so the glitter wouldn't fall off.
  2. With your wreath, take your ribbon and secure it with either hot glue or a pin on the inside, like pictured above. Then start wrapping your ribbon tightly around the wreath. Once it is all wrapped just secure it with another pin on the inside so you can see it, or hot glue it.
  3. And your done! Decorate your letters on a shelf, hang them on the wall, or do whatever you would like!
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I wish I had a tutorial for my letters I painted and sparkled up, I just had them already done from years ago. I share in the steps how to do it, it was really easy! You can choose any colors you want, ribbon and such to fit your style! This is a very versatile craft, that is easy to do! 

DIY joy Christmas Sign

Stay tuned for more holiday crafts, that will be coming soon!

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5 DIY Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas! Show Them You Care

 

It is insane it is Back to School time already, but I thought it would be fun to share some teacher gift ideas, if you are wanting to have your child give a gift to their teacher at the start of the year. I know a lot of parents do this, and I wanted to share some fun creative ideas with you all! I hope you enjoy these cute ideas! These bloggers are so creative, and if you visit their craft make sure to comment and give them some love, they worked hard on these!

mason jar desk organizer Mason Jar Desk Organizer – Okay all, I saw this and new it had to be the first one to share. How adorable is this?! I mean really! With mason jars being so popular right now, it is a must have for me! You could do any color you want to fit what you think the teacher would like!

candy bouquet

$5 Candy Bouquet – This is a really fun one that won’t break the bank! You can create this and customize it with any style mug you want, which is neat! If you have multiple kids they could even help create their gift and it won’t cost very much!

First Day of School Teacher Crate

Teacher Crate – I love the fun idea of making it look like rulers on the front of the crate! Isn’t that a really fun creative touch! It think this is a very fun and practical gift any teacher would love.

DIY Pencil Vase– Yet again here is another really cute gift idea! I love the idea of using pencils, this is so fun. You could even pick flowers out of your garden if you have flowers to give the teacher.

Im Tickled Pink Lemonade Gift

I’m Tickled Pink Your My Teacher – This is so cute, if you have a Silhoutte Machine this is a great gift! I have a machine and it is pretty easy to use, and this is so creative!

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