Sunday, April 26, 2015

DIY Mother's Day GIFT IDEA - Homemade - Fingerprint Fun! Quick, easy, inexpensive and fun CRAFT for the KIDS!

This was hands down fingers down one of my boys favorite projects/gifts to make. My favorite because it's personalized and SUPER inexpensive to create. 


They decorated a birdhouse but just paper for a homemade card, flower pot, coffee mug, etc. 

Perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays, Teacher Appreciation, Christmas or just a fun surprise!


What you need:
fingers
ink pad (or paint)
permanent (fine tip) marker
spray sealer (especially if it's going outdoors)
something to fingerprint on :)

TIP!!!!!
Busy fingers having fun creating sometimes forget to wipe or wash fingers when changing colors. Keep wet wipes handy, this will save your ink pad.



Poor ink pad :/ It's actually my reminder to remind the boys to remember before switching colors. :)


FROG- two thumb prints sideways
BEE- one index fingerprint
BUG- two tips of index or middle fingerprints
FLOWER- six index fingerprints and one tip of index or middle finger


SPIDER- one index fingerprint sideways




LADYBUG- one index fingerprint


I usually buy whatever sealer is on sale but I like how quick this one dried. 



Fingerprint projects can be on anything! 


The pot was a teacher appreciation gift and all the fingerprints were done by the class. She LOVED it!


Now go be creative!!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EARTH DAY chocolate globes & FREE bag toppers - printable tags - Class Gift IDEA - Candy Party Favor

Happy Earth Day!!! 
I couldn't decide on a design for the bag toppers and had to edit and re-edit so here I am writing this really really late on Earth Day Eve on Earth Day because I didn't finish the post until now. 


Anyway, the boys love to recycle and wanted to hand something out to their class to remind people of the three R's. 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 

 I ordered these super cute chocolate globes and they look better in person.



We originally planned to put a few in each bag but then the boys said, "Why not one? We just have one Earth." SMART! ....ummmm....I mean, I planned that all along with the symbolism and stuff with just one. Only earth we have. Totally my idea...totally. :)


Finally decided on a tag. Once cut to size I folded in half.


3"x 4" bag 


Printed, cut down to size, and double sided tape to attach tags.

SO CUTE!

On the back I put From: and their name.


This is why I couldn't decide. I love the tree but after printing I thought it was too girly for my boys to hand out. They ended up giving these to the teachers and the other design to the class.


Here is the FREE downloadable tag. No date so it can be used every Earth Day and put it on anything.


Click HERE for REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE tag. 
(then right click and save)
4x6 size but graphic fits a 3"x4" bag shown above. You can print at home or send to a 1hr photo lab. Trim excess white from sides and bottom. Fold and attach. 



HAPPY EARTH DAY!


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