wear some lucky for st. patrick’s day. lucky painted tshirts

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The little Irish boys wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you are wearing some green and celebrating with some leprechaun gold…or chocolate.  Making painted tshirts is a holiday tradition around here. Mama just sketches her drawing or font on paper, traces with a sharpie and then slips the sketch under the shirt to guide the painting.  We are already planning this year’s Easter… Read more »

melted crayon crafts for spring

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We make melted crayon hearts for Valentine’s Day almost every year. This year one of the little guys liked doing them so much I promised that we’d do them again- and what better time than Easter when we can hide them in eggs and gift them to friends? If you have mini molds they can be used for jewelry; pendants and rings in bright spring… Read more »

build a little campfire on a cupcake

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This weekend the weather was very springy and it turned our minds to all things outdoors. We decorated some cupcakes to celebrate, camp out style. You probably have everything you need to make the flames, red hots (or red m&m’s), candy corn, or even sprinkles! Building with pretzels is half of the fun. And then you get to demolish them! If you have a preschooler… Read more »

banana muffins back in black, blackberry that is

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2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 2 -3 mashed bananas 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 1/4 milk Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine dry materials and wet into separate bowls. Stir wet into dry and mix them well. Line cupcake pan or spray with nonstick spray…. Read more »

melt your heart and crayons to make some spring gifts

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This year’s melted crayon art turned out pretty well. The kids loved them and I am totally used to the smell of broiled crayons in my house. It’s like smelling a bad candle for a bit but then you get to oooh and ahhh over your creativity. Last year we made Valentine heart versions, but this year I explained that the teacher would love some flowers,… Read more »