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12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb Gift Ideas

by Jennifer Wieland
A Roundup of 12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb!

The holidays are right around the corner. That means my pocketbook is going to be stretched thin. I have a ton of immediate family to buy for and then there’s extended family, friends, co-workers, yada, yada, yada. You get the idea. Money gets tight quickly. I do try to buy gifts when I can throughout the year but that final push the last month or two can really hit hard. I like having gifts that I can make and give out. First of all, I think they are more thoughtful and secondly, you can find some inexpensive ones to make. Bath bombs are all the rage with girls, teens and women. So being able to make some as gifts or stocking stuffers is a perfect go-to DIY gift idea.

A Roundup of 12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb!

12 DIY Bath Bombs That Are Da Bomb

These bath bombs are just the DIY gift you need. This list has the perfect DIY bath bombs whether you have skin issues, a cold, want to unwind from the day or just want some that look pretty and smell good. These bath bombs also has you covered for DIY gifts for everything from Christmas, to Valentine’s Day, to Mother’s Day, birthdays and even get well soon gifts.

1. Orange Bath Bombs
2. Lavender Bath Bombs
3. Heart Bath Bombs
4. Peppermint Bath Bombs
5. Fizzy Bath Bombs
6. Eucalyptus Bath Bombs
7. Belle’s Bath Bomb
8. Galaxy Bath Bombs
9. Chlorine Blasting Bath Bombs
10. Cupcake Bath Bombs
11. Mason Jar Bath Bombs
12. Unicorn Bath Bombs

Packaging up these bath bombs as gift is simple, easy and inexpensive. All you need to do is place them in cellophane bags and finish a label and some decorative ribbons If you want a more polished idea add them to a mason jar and finish it off with a top and side label, a pretty bow and a tag with instructions. 

 

 

 


Seasonably Cute DIY Fall Button Tree

by Jennifer Wieland
Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Fall has definitely arrived. The temperatures are finally cooling off. It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. The leaves are changing colors and falling to create a colorful blanket over the ground. With the arrival of fall always comes great opportunities to decorate your home in the warm rich colors of the season.  If your anything like me though you want to be able to decorate on a budget and your kids want to help. That’s what makes this DIY fall button tree perfect! It’s inexpensive, your kids can do it and each one will be completely different. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

One of the really great things about this craft project is that it can easily be made with items that many of us already have on hand at home. That makes this a great project for the kids to do on a day off school or a rainy afternoon.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Materials

Template 
8″ x 10″ picture frame
Hot glue
Buttons in various sizes and colors – I use Favorite Findings Buttons

Instructions

Using your printer, print out the template on card stock and cut to 8″ x 10″.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Place your printed and cut template on a flat, protected surface.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Pick out and arrange the buttons to your liking. Use as many or as few as you like. You can even layer the buttons on each other.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons onto the tree template. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

When finished, take apart your frame and place the tree in front of the glass. Put the frame back together and you’re all set to enjoy!

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

This is a very pretty fall decorating idea and can easily be done in under 30 minutes. A grouping of them on the wall each with different buttons and button patterns would be beautiful. 

 

Do you like to change out decorations in your home based on the holiday or season?

 

 

 


Free Ball Printable Plus Three End of School Year Gift Ideas

by Jennifer Wieland
1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls!

This time of year always seems to go on forever and yet happens in the blink of an eye. By the end of the school year the kids and I are both SO ready for the year to be over. It’s nice they want to be outside and I’m just tired of arguing with people to wake up in the morning and do homework at night. My daughter always wants a little present to bring the last day of school to hand out to her classmates. This year I decided to come up with a free ball printable that could be used for multiple gift ideas. That’s right, one printable but three great yet inexpensive gift ideas.

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #PaddleBall #BeachBall #SoakerBall #SplashBall #WaterBomb #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

Most of the printables I’ve done in the past for classroom gift ideas have been very specific. This time I wanted to create a printable that you could pair with several inexpensive end of school year gift ideas. With the fun, summer beach theme of this printable it easily pairs with paddle balls, beach balls, splash/soaker balls.

Paddle Ball Gift Idea

The paddle ball gift idea was a last-minute add-on. I found some fun paddle balls at the party supply store for only 60¢ and they had fun designs on them.

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #PaddleBall #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

Beach Ball Gift Idea

Beach balls are in stock everywhere now. I found them for 99¢ and $1 at several stores.

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #BeachBall #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

Splash/Soaker Balls Gift Idea

Splash/soaker balls are also in stock everywhere you go. The two packs I used were found at my local dollar store but I also found a giant bag of 24 at my party store for only $9.99 that you could easily place in baggies. 

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #SplashBall #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable #SoakerBall #WaterBomb

I have made the printables available in three different sizes. To download and print the size you need just click the appropriate link below the picture. 

1 Free Printable with 3 End of Year Gift Ideas with Balls! #PaddleBall #BeachBall #SoakerBall #SplashBall #WaterBomb #EndofSchoolYear #GiftIdea #Printable

3.5″ X 5″             4″ X 6″              5″ X 7″

 

 

 

 

 


20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes

by Jennifer Wieland
20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes

Tell me I’m not alone. Tell me I’m not the only one thinking I can belt out a perfect rendition of Be Our Guest in my excitement to see the all new Disney Beauty and the Beast coming out later this month? With all of the excitement I wanted to take a moment here to share with you 20 Beauty and the Beast makes & bakes that will have you totally in the spirit of the new film!

 20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes
1. Tale As Old As Time Journal Craft Beauty & The Beast
2. Disney Crafts For Kids Beauty & The Beast
3. Beauty And The Beast Ornament
4. Disney Princess Quiet Book
5. Beauty & The Beast Lego Build
6. Princess Belle Dress Up Costume
7. Beauty & The Beast Hama Bead Craft
8. Princess Belle Cake
9. Chip K Cup Craft
10. Lefou’s Brew Recipe
11. French Apple Tart Inspired By Beauty & The Beast
12. DIY Beast Costume
13. Cogsworth Christmas ornament
14. Beauty & The Beast Chip Rice Krispie Treats
15. DIY Princess Belle Pinata
16. Beauty & The Beast Donuts
17.Chip K Cup Craft
18. Beauty & The Beast Emoji Cookies
19. Belles Crown
20. Beauty and the beast Chip Teacup

Now, if those weren’t enough, check out this awesome video by TaleCookies on making some yummy and beautiful looking Mrs. Potts and Chip cookies!

 

 

 

 

 


Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Halloween is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas. I enjoy breaking out spooky decor and doing the house up right in ghastly, ghoulish delight. This year I decided to add to my decorations with this fun Halloween gumball machine candy dish craft.

Instead of the traditional gumball machine I wanted to create a gumball machine look that you might find in a town full of witches and ghouls. To achieve this I skipped the traditional red and went with a black, green and grey color scheme. I have to say that I was so delighted and happy with the final result that I think I may make more to gift to people as a grownup Halloween treat.

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

How do you make this fun Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish craft?

This really is an easy craft to make. The hardest part is waiting for paint and stain to dry.

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Supplies:

1 round glass floral/rose bowl (my dollar store carries them in two sizes)

terra cotta clay flower pot

1 terra cotta clay saucer

1 flat washer

1 wing nut

1 round wooden bead

black spray paint

grey acrylic paint

green glass stain

hot glue sticks

hot glue gun

Jar Jewelry Halloween glass label (optional)

Candy

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Instructions:

  1. To get started you will need to make sure that your glass bowl will fit to completely cover the bottom (part with small hole) of your clay flower pot. You will also need to make sure that the clay saucer will cover the opening of the glass bowl without it being to large or to small.
  2. To stain the glass bowl you have two options. You can either use a paint or foam brush to paint the outside or you can put the stain inside the bowl and turn it to coat the interior. If you do the interior be sure to use wrapped candy. The glass stain will take a long time to dry. You should let it dry for at least 24 hours.
  3. Spray paint the clay flower pot, saucer and wooden bead. I paint the inside and the outside of the pot and saucer. Let them dry completely.
  4. Paint the washer and wing nut grey and let dry.
  5. Turn the flower pot upside down so the small hole is at the top and use the glue gun to put glue on it. Then attach the bottom of the glass bowl to the flower pot.
  6. Place the clay saucer upside down and put a bead of hot glue in the center to attach the wooden bead.
  7. On the clay pot affix the painted washer and wing nut so that they look like the opening of the gumball machine and the turning knob. This addition really gives this craft the look of a real gumball machine.
  8. If you are using a Halloween label affix it to the front of the glass bowl so that it lines up above of the washer and wing nut.
  9. Fill the glass bowl with candy and place the saucer top on the glass bowl. I used chocolates wrapped to look like gumballs and individually wrapped gumballs that looked like eyeballs. I liked the look of the two different sizes.

Halloween Gumball Machine Candy Dish Craft - A ghastly delight for all of the monsters, witches and ghouls in your life.

Some notes about this craft:

  • Use wrapped candies as this candy dish is painted.
  • This is not designed to and should not be washed.
  • You can run some hot glue along the inside of the clay saucer that will sit on the glass bowl to keep the glass and clay from clinking loudly.
  • I found the Halloween Jar Jewelry labels I used at Joann.

 

 

 


Halloween Fang Printable Perfect for Class Parties

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

My two youngest boys love all things Halloween that involve spooky, gory and gross. I wanted to create a printable that I could pair with something that they would find amusing. I also wanted it to be something a little more mature. Something that tweens and teens would be amused by and not find babyish. I came up with the idea for this fun Halloween fang printable that’s perfect for class parties for tweens.

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts! 

This printable is a little on the macabre side and not at all cutesy like most of my printables. Since my two youngest boys are getting older though they like less of the cutesy and more of the ghastly and I am oddly fond of this creepy creation. The styles and colors are the perfect blend of classic vampire!

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

When I first came up with this idea for this Halloween fang printable when I was strolling through the dollar store. There I spotted bags of individually packaged fangs that also had a pouch of red liquid candy in them so that the plastic fang chompers could look like they’d just been in someone’s neck. I know, maybe it’s a little dark for some kids but I know there are plenty who are a bit older who will get a kick out of them. I can just picture my little monsters trying out their fangs and candy all while trying to say, “I want to suck your blood!” in their best vampire voices.

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

Are you ready to get your hands on your own set of these printables? Then all you need to do to print out this frighteningly, fun printable or to save this Halloween fang printable PDF file to your computer is to just click on the image below. A new window will open up with the file.

Halloween fang printable perfect for class parties or trick-or-treat handouts!

 

 

 


Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

Halloween is right around the corner and that means classroom parties and treats for all the little ghosts and goblins that come knocking on your door as well. With all of the food allergies many schools no longer allow food or candy for class parties and Halloween trick-or-treating leaves many parents of children with food allergies in fear. Today, I am going to share with you an option that goes beyond the standard pencil or eraser that you no doubt, have countless of littering a drawer in your house. How about a Halloween mask gift idea plus printable to jazz it up to set your little monster apart at their class party or make your house the most sought after by food allergy families?

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

This Halloween mask gift idea is such a simple one. If you’ve ever been to a craft store I’m sure that in the children’s section, seasonal area or near the registers you have seen those inexpensive wooden masks that are usually about $1. They are meant to be colored in by kids and you can find them in different varieties year round. This is such a perfect thing to hand out at Halloween since masks go with Halloween just like candy. Even better? Craft stores always have coupons so this can help cut the cost of this already inexpensive idea!Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

All of these wooden masks have wooden handles for the children to hold the masks up to their faces and these handles make a great spot for a wraparound printable. I created a simple and fun one to attach to each mask. There is a blank area on the back of each printable for your child to write who the mask is to and from our if you are simply handing these out to trick-or-treaters then you can leave it blank or sign it with your family name.

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

To print out your own copy of the printable or to save it to your hard drive to print later just click on the picture below. 

Halloween Mask Gift Idea Plus Printable - A perfect option for classroom parties or trick-or-treaters with food allergies!

 

 

 

 


Fun Pokémon Lunch Box Notes

by Jennifer Wieland
Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes
If your house is anything like mine then you have at least one kid that is Pokémon crazy right now. For me this seems like something I have been dealing with for decades. It’s possible that I should feel that way since that’s because I have hearing all about Pokémon for almost two decades. My oldest is 23 and has been a Pokémon fan since he was five. He got his first Pokémon cards and game way back in 1998 and we waited in line on a day off of school to see the first Pokémon movie the day it came out. Now it’s my three youngest who are all about the Pokémon games, cards and shows. It was because of all of this and with school just starting that I thought it would be perfect to create some fun Pokémon lunch box notes.

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

I know you were thinking, “Nearly two decades? Yeah, right!” As you can see though I have definitely got my moneys worth out of that GameBoy Advance SP and the original Pokémon Red game. Six kids later and it’s still working… LOL!

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

Some of these Pokémon lunch box notes have fun facts for the budding Pokémon fan. While others have a silly Pokémon joke for your child to share with their friends at lunchtime to get a laugh out of everyone. All of them have Pokémon pictures and a Pokeball motif for the background design.

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

It’s super easy to get a set of these for your kids. All you have to do to print off these Pokémon lunch box notes is to click on the image below. That will then open up a printable PDF version of the lunch box notes for you. You can either print them at that time or you can save them for future use.

Pokémon Fun Facts and Joke Lunch Box Notes

For another great set of themed lunch box notes be sure to check out these Star Wars ones below!

Star Wars Lunchbox Notes Printables - My Sweet Sanity #backtoschool #freeprintables

 

 

 

 


5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Launcher – Summer Camp Fun Plus a Discount

by Jennifer Wieland
5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.


 

It’s getting nicer and nicer outside with each passing day and the kids are itching for the end of school so that they can play all day and have loads of fun. One of the great things about spring and summer is that there are so many cheap things to create for hours of fun. My kids love when I let them make this 5 minute DIY marshmallow launcher. When we make them it’s like summer camp is at our house. They run around the yard and even the house during bad weather shooting marshmallows at each other.

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

Quick, cheap and easy are words I love to hear when coming up with things for the kids to make. These 5 minute DIY marshmallow launchers fit the bill on all three. You can pick up every single thing you need at the dollar store and more than likely have some or all of the items at home already.

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

SUPPLIES

styrofoam cup(s)

balloon(s)

duct tape 

marshmallows

scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut an inch or two off of the bottom of the styrofoam cup.

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

Blow up the balloon but do not tie it. Let the air out so  it can deflate. This helps to get the balloon stretchy. 

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

Tie the end of the balloon as you would if it was inflated. Cut about 1/2″ off of the rounded top.

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

Open up the end of the balloon that you just cut and stretch it to fit over the bottom (cut end) of the cup. 

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

Use duct tape to secure the balloon to the cup. I like colorful or decorative duct tape. It makes the shooters more lively and each kid can pick a color/design to customize theirs. 

5 Minute DIY Marshmallow Shooter - Something fun and educational for the kids to make.

Now your marshmallow shooter is all ready to go. Pop a marshmallow inside, pull the tied balloon end and let it go! Watch the marshmallow sail through the air. 

One of the things I love about this project is that it’s a great way to add some science into your children’s play without your kids noticing at all. Here’s how:

  • Use both mini and regular marshmallows. Test to see which one goes farther.
  • Hold the cup at different angles. Which angle made the marshmallow shoot farthest?

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Galileo Summer Camps are Creating Innovators

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Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Teacher appreciation is next week. That means it’s time to get creative and find fun and unique ways to show your kid’s teacher(s) how much you appreciate everything they have done throughout the year. I know a lot of teachers who like to garden. In fact one of our local schools has a garden that some of the teachers and staff volunteer in. I thought what would be a fun teacher appreciation gardening gift idea? Why, a garden tool and some special seed packets of course!

What I really love about this idea is that not only is it a gift that would be used and appreciated by a gardening teacher but it’s also VERY budget friendly. Seed packets are cheap and found at all kinds of stores in the spring. Gardening tools are actually a great dollar store find I love. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

SUPPLIES

Seed packets

printer paper

tape or glue

whole punch

twine

gardening tools or gloves

INSTRUCTIONS

Print the seed packet printable and cut out the envelopes on the black lines. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Once the envelopes are cut out, take a seed packet and fold down about 1/2″ at the top. Tape to hold in place. turn one of the cut out envelopes over and place a seed packet on the back side.

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Fold the edges to form the envelope and then tape or glue the edges.

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Your seed packet is now nicely wrapped in a thank you to teacher. Now you will also be able to feel that there is a place at the top where you can safely punch a whole. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Once you have the whole punched you can thread some twine through and tie it to a gardening tool or pair of gloves. 

Teacher Appreciation Gardening Gift Idea Plus Printable

Do you have any inexpensive or creative teacher appreciation gift ideas?

 

 


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