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Box Play

Jan
14
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A little while ago, we came across these eco-friendly recycling craft stickers for repurposing boxes, cartons and tubes while we were shopping and we thought it was such a fun idea. They are by Box Play for Kids. Our kids love playing with none-toys and making them toys anyway (S was fascinated with milk cartons, toilet paper rolls and egg cartons and he collected them in his play kitchen), so to turn them into actual toys is plain and simple - smart.

Yellow Owl Workshop Party Kits

Jan
9
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Yellow Owl Workshop products are the definition of whimsical and fun, and the same can be said about their party kits. You all know I plan parties and even though it's on a much smaller scale now, when I do plan them, I think about everything.

Origami Lampshade

Nov
14
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Not only are these paper origami lampshades contemporary and eye-catching in shape and design, the colors are beautiful too. Geometric shapes with their clean lines are big in the design world, but they're usually more costly. Creating that look with paper origami is a great design alternative. These chic lampshades by Studio Snowpuppe would dress up any room or nursery. Take your pick!

Fall Crafts

Sep
19
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I don't go to PaperSource as often as I used to anymore, but they still carry some of the cutest things ever and it will always be one of my favorite stores! I came across some of their fall kits and crafts and thought I'd share some of my favorites. If you're looking for something fun to do with your little ones at home, these are great! Most include everything you need to make whatever it is (except maybe glue), and you can always add your personalities to the projects.

DIY: Koinobori

Aug
2
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Koinobori (Japanese flying carp) is supposed to be made for children's day/boy's day in May, but.. they're also just cute! So we decided to make one this week on one of our nothing-to-do-so-let's-make-something days. It was inspired by this wonderful tutorial which I found through Pinterest. We just used all the colored tissue paper we had at home and made a rainbow carp.

Whack The Piñata!

May
10
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I've never gotten a pinata before. They look really fun, and I've seen lots of DIY pinata projects, but nothing really motivated me to get one. It's probably because the little dude is still kind of little. But after seeing these adorable pinatas by Whack Pinateria, I can't wait to get one for his next birthday. I mean, I always figured you can make anything into a pinata, but some of these ideas just never occurred to me, and I love it all! Art truly comes in so many different forms, and I love being surprised. 

Origami

Apr
17
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I've never been very good at doing origami, so this may be a project for the little guy and his daddy (who on the other hand is great at origami). Origami is a simple project to try with little ones. Even though they may be too young to help, they enjoy seeing the end results and playing with the animals/fruits/cars.. etc. And when they're older, it's a great activity for their motor skills. The Origami Club has so many folding projects and tons of instructions. Here are some of our favorites, have fun!

Our 2012 Holiday Card

Jan
4
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Because of traveling and sickness, our holiday cards were mailed out super late this year (some actually went out today!). I still think better late than never! I know that technology keeps us in touch these days, and that friends we don't talk to on a regular basis can just check Facebook for updates and pictures. But I still insist that snail mail is a more intimate way to stay in touch and for the friends and family who don't get to see us often, a holiday card can somewhat capture how we're doing and let them know that we're thinking about them.

Paper Theater

May
8
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PUKACA is giving you a chance to your version of classical stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.

Tube Toys

May
3
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The "Tube Toys" by Oscar Diaz are a series of vehicles where the "tube" or outside packaging of the toy is also used to create the toy itself. Talk about recycling! There's nothing to throw away. The tube becomes the body of the fire truck, train or car. Pre-cut holes make it easy to assemble, and with the wheels and stickers, your little ones would have a blast making their own toys and then playing with them!

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