Kid Friendly Archives - Page 2 of 3 - My Sweet Sanity
Kid Friendly

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

by Jennifer Wieland
4th of July Edible Centerpieces

 

 

The 4th of July is this weekend and for us the holiday usually involves the local parade, a family BBQ and fireworks to round out the night. I’m sure this is also how a lot of other people spend the day as well. It’s a great holiday for friends, family and fun. For the tables this year I decided to make 4th of July edible centerpieces since our family is over run with kids currently. Something that the kids or kids at heart could just grab and nosh on when they felt like it. 

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

These edible centerpieces consist of star marshmallows in two sizes, Rice Krispie Treats cut out with a star cookie cutter, candies and sprinkles for the edible portion.

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

This is also a great thing to make and let the kids put them together and decorate. Not only does it lessen your work but it also keeps the kids out-of-the-way so you can get everything else done. 

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

For the stands to hold the edible treats you can use any red, white or blue containers that you think will work. I personally used a red, square, bamboo cup and a blue, oval, tin bucket. 

4th of July Edible Centerpieces

4th of July Edible Centerpieces
Yields 20
Write a review
Print
213 calories
47 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
59 g
7 g
6 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
59g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 20 Rice Krispie Treats (homemade or store bought cut into stars)
  2. 20 small star shaped marshmallows
  3. 20 large star shaped marshmallows
  4. chocolate melts (red, white or blue)
  5. candies and sprinkles to decorate
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate melts in the microwave in disposable pastry bags.
  2. Using candy sticks or wooden skewers slide the small star marshmallow on. Then a candy should follow next. Then add the large marshmallow and follow that with another candy. Then add the Rice Krispie Treat to the stick. Lay the assembled sticks onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Decorate the marshmallows and Rice Krispie Treats with the melted chocolate, candies and sprinkles.
Notes
  1. To assemble the centerpieces all you need to do is place floral foam into the containers you are using. Insert the completed marshmallow and Rice Krispie Treat pops into the floral foam, adjusting until you are satisfied. Cover the floral foam with crinkle paper in the color of your choice.
beta
calories
213
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
47g
more
My Sweet Sanity https://mysweetsanity.com/

 

 


DIY Felt Doll Diapers

by Jennifer Wieland
DIY Felt Doll Diaper #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

 

 

 

 My daughter loves playing in the tub with her tub toys. She has one in particular that is her favorite. It’s a doll that was made to be played with in the tub. She comes with a decent opening in her back to drain out all of the water that gets inside while in the tub but no matter how much we shake, hang, twist and shake there is always some left over water. She then drags water all over when she tries to play with her out of the tub. To combat this I decided that her doll needed some diapers. You see her leaks tend to come from her leg joints. Buying doll diapers was to costly an option so I decided to giver doll greener diapers to use. These DIY Felt Doll Diapers are just what we needed.

DIY Felt Doll Diaper #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

To make the diapers I bought sheets of felt and Velcro dots with sticky backs. I then played around until I came up with a shape that worked for her doll. You can get the template for it here. While these diapers were cute with their bright color and floral prints they still didn’t fully combat the problem of her leaks. These diapers needed something to make them absorbent! I decided to recycle period pads and use them for the absorbent center I needed for the doll. Now she has a functional doll diaper so she can play with her doll without the occasional drips here and there.

DIY Felt Doll Diaper #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

While it was fun stopping my daughter’s doll from leaking with period pads those just don’t work for women who are sometimes leaky. When that leaking hits you need something made just for that so you don’t end up dribbling everywhere like my daughter’s doll.

Poise Thin-Shape Pads provide comfort and protection. #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

Did you know one in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL) – little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing and exercise? Weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, childbirth and weight gain are just a few LBL contributors.Women deserve the best options for managing LBL. Whether you leak a little when you laugh, or sometimes have a sudden urge to go, Poise gives you one less thing to worry about any time of day or night. Our pads and liners are specifically designed for LBL, which makes them an easy choice for the 1 in 3 women with light bladder leaks. New Poise Thin-Shape pads feature Super Absorbent Material (SAM) and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that’s still 3x drier than period pads to help you take care of leaks with confidence.

Poise Thin-Shape Pads provide comfort and protection. #RecycleYourPeriodPad #ad

 Stay drier and more comfortable by requesting a sample and coupon of the new Poise Thin-Shape pads so you’re protected from dribbles.

 

 


Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones

by Jennifer Wieland
Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

 

 

Monday was my son’s birthday he turned 11 and brought some awesome luck to the Chicago Blackhawks that night because they won the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years and won it at home for the first time since 1938. (It’s perfectly okay for me to believe he gave the his birthday luck for the win!) Today is the parade and the city is a madhouse! Hordes of people are lining the parade route and my 22-year-old is one of them. I would be too but with crowds that size I can’t bring my three youngest. I fear someone would get lost. SO since they were sad about missing the parade (My daughter wanted to yell “Oh captain, my captain!” to Jonathan Toews.) I made them some celebratory Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones to eat while watching the parade on TV.

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

These are super easy to make but you will need some time for them to dry so make sure you have plenty of time.

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

To make your own Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones complete with fondant pucks you will need:

Cake cones

Pairing Knife

Wilton Color Mist in silver

Chocolate Melts or Cubes

Disposable Pastry Bag

Small Package of Black Fondant (Walmart carries small Wilton packages in their craft aisle.)

Ice Cream, Yogurt or Custard of your choice

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

To start making your cone you will need two cake cones. Cut the top large section and part of the bottom off of one of the cones using a sharp pairing knife. The easiest way to do this is not just to cut straight through but cut and rotate the cone so that it only cuts the current section as you turn it. It comes out more even that way. 

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

Next, you will spray the pieces with the Wilton Color Mist in silver. You can do each piece alone or fit them together and then spray them to use less spray. Let the pieces dry completely before handling. 

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

Melt a small amount of white chocolate in the microwave according to package instructions in the disposable pastry bag. Once melted snip the tip off of the pastry bag and squeeze some of it into the smaller end on the halved cone. 

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

While the chocolate is still melted fit it onto the upside down full cone. This will be the “”glue” that holds the pieces together and prevents ice cream melting everywhere. 

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

While the chocolate is setting you will need to work the black fondant to soften it up. Once you have it to a workable state roll and flatten it with your hand. Then using a small fondant cutter, or the large end of a pastry tip cut out your “pucks”.

Stanley Cup Ice Cream Cones for the kids to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks win and parade.

Now you can scoop up your favorite frozen treat into the Stanley Cup Cones and top with the fondant pucks and they are ready to be enjoyed. While not quite the real thing it does taste much better!

Congratulations Chicago Blackhawks on an awesome season!

 


End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea with Cute Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

 

 

With multiple kids in elementary school it would be so easy to tell them that they are all going to be giving out the same end of school year gift to their classmates but my creative juices won’t allow me to do that. I like coming up with and creating fun little ways to adorn gifts. I didn’t do it with my older kids when they were little but back then I was allowed to bake treats or at least buy them for the class. Since that is no longer an option in our district I like to fancy up the gifts with a cute little note or card. I think it makes what could be a dull gift to a child into something with more personality and appeal. I think that this end of school year ice pop gift idea with cute printable is just one fun way to get small children excited and ready to make something fun in the kitchen this summer. 

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

I love getting into the kitchen with my kids and making ice pops during the summer is such a fun and easy way to get creative, spend time together and end it all with a tasty treat! My daughter is finishing up kindergarten and she will be giving these out to her friends. I think they are fun and different from the standard chalk, bubbles and pencils that are given out. I found these ice pop molds at Walmart and they were only 88¢ each. That’s a pretty inexpensive gift for each child.

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute Printable

Print out the free printable and then cut them out and use tape or staples to attach the little cards to the ice pop molds. Just click on the picture below to print out the printable.

End of School Year Ice Pop Gift Idea and Cute PrintableI hope you and your kids have one cool summer!

 

 


End of School Year Water Balloon Gift Idea With Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable

 

 

I can’t believe it’s the end of the school year already but at the same time I am so happy that it’s here. Maybe I’m more excited about this year since I work at one of the schools in my district this year. So just like the kids I am excited about more time to do what I want and less time doing work. Every year though I do like to come up with little gifts for my kids to hand out to their classmates. It seems though that all you ever see for this online is ideas for bubbles or chalk. I wanted to do something different this year and I have. In fact, I came up with three different ideas and will be sharing each of them with you in coming days. Today though I will be sharing an end of school year water balloon idea with printable. This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable

It’s pretty safe to say that I am a nerdy, geeky girl. I own that about me and am proud of it and flaunt it. In fact one of my recent posts gave me the idea for this printable. I am a huge Marvel fan and love comic books. I’m that parent that encourages her children to read them and graphic novels. So one day it just came to me that water balloons are such a great summertime thing plus they get the kids outside and playing but since you the play involves throwing stuff at each other it made me think of comic books. Of course that meant that I had to design a printable to use to hand them out that looked like comic book cells. 

To make these fun little gifts with your kids for their classmates all you need to do is download the free printable and print it out. Click on any of the pictures to download the printable.

This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable Once the printables are printed and cutout all you need to fill is fill snack size baggies with water balloons and spouts. (I found two packs at Walmart. Each one had 50 balloons and a spout and was only 97¢ for the two. That makes this a really affordable gift idea.) Then fold the printables in half lengthwise and place the sealed top of the baggies in between the front and the back of the printable and staple. That’s it! Your kids now have a fun gift for their friends in class.

This is a fun idea for an End of School Year Gift for kids in your child's class. The fun comicbook theme is a fun design. #free #printable

At less than 75¢ a child this works out to be an affordable gift that will get kids outside to play.

 

 


End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

I love the school district my kids are in! It is a great district for special needs families. The schools and staff always go above and beyond to help and often are the first requesting additional services for kids. That is great because i know many parents that are in different districts with special needs children and they have to fight tooth and nail to get anything. I really love gifting the teachers and teacher’s aides with thank you gifts at the end of the year on the last day of school. However, having three kids that have IEP’s means that each one has more than one teacher, aides and therapists for different reasons. So I wish I could get each and every one of them an unbelievably amazing gift each year sadly that is just not a financial option for us or most families like ours. Fifteen to twenty gifts has to be done in a reasonable price range for us. This year, my youngest son Jackson will be gifting all of his teachers and aides with insulated cups filled with teas, sweeteners, and other convenience cold drink options. These useful gifts are then being adorned with these super cute end of year teacher gift tag printables.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

These gifts are easy to do all you need to do to get started is download the printable file. You can print it as is or add a picture of your child to the center of the blank lemons. You can get the file by clicking HERE.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag PrintableSUPPLIES

Printed out gift tags on card stock

scissors

glue or glue stick

hole puncher

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

I was able to quickly and easily get these printed out on my HP Envy printer. I love having a great quality color printer that works with all of my computers, tablets and phones!

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Cut out the circles, one front and one back one. Add a photo of your child by printing one and pasting it onto the center of the back circle.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Use glue or glue stick to get the back of the circles good and tacky. Then line up the circles making sure the fronts will match up (top to top and bottom to bottom) and then press together.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

Punch a whole with your whole puncher at the top and center of the circle. Fill up cute cups with some iced tea, sweeteners and other cold drink ideas. Add some crinkle paper so the items don’t shift and then attach the gift tag using a ribbon of your choice.

End of Year Teacher Gift Tag Printable

If you’re looking for other ideas then be creative, be inspired and check out MyPrintly.com. The site is loaded with creative inspiration for everyone from the novice to the heartiest of crafty types and right now through May 15th, 2015 you can enter to win one of three (3) HP Envy Printers: http://bit.ly/MyPrintlyGiveaway. The contest will end on Friday, May 15th and winners will be randomly selected and notified the following week.  Please note, only residents of the U.S.A. are eligible to enter.

 

 


Mother’s Day Printable Lip Balm Card

by Jennifer Wieland
Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card a great craft idea for kids or adults.

 

 

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I love honoring the moms I know. So many moms skip over their own and wants and needs to focus on their family that this makes Mother’s Day even more special! Mom is the person who focuses on you and cares for you day in and day out so why shouldn’t she have one day that is all about her and how awesome and special she is to her family each day of the year. This year I wanted to make some fun little cards to hand out to some of the moms I know that deserve a little honor and celebration for all that they do. I decided to make these fun Mother’s Day Printable Lip Balm Cards that I think is just perfect for the moms I know.

I decided that I wanted this card to be sweet and touching all while being cute and useful at the same time. I think the design came out great and the addition of the lip balm gives each of the moms a way to make sure that their lips stay soft for kiddie kisses.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

Directions

To make your own all you need to do is print off the printable that I have created on some card stock and then cut out the black circle in the middle of the heart.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

I’ve been having so much fun with my new HP Envy printer making new printables!

 

These are designed to be used with EOS lip balm. To place the lip balm into the card all you need to do is remove the wrapper from the lip balm and open it.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

Slide the bottom of the lip balm into the whole from the bottom and then screw the top onto the lip balm so that the EOS is on the top.

Mother's Day Printable Lip Balm Card  a great craft idea for kids or adults.

Then gift to friends and family to honor them on Mother’s Day.

 

Do you have any fun craft idea you are planning on doing for Mother’s Day this year?

 

 

This project along with other great ideas for a special Mother’s Day was feature on CRE8TIVE COMPASS.


Super Family Full of Avengers Fans – Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip

by Jennifer Wieland
Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

 

I grew up with a comic book loving dad. I think his regularly for instilling this love into me and I’m so happy to be passing it on to my children as well and I have to say (pats self on back) that I am pretty proud of myself for raising them right. That’s my super family is full of Avengers fans and we aren’t afraid to admit or show the world in all our wild and wacky glory.

We have been talking about and celebrating the upcoming release of MARVEL’S The Avengers: Age of Ultron and have plans to see it this weekend. The kids have been running around sporting some new MARVEL’S The Avengers: Age of Ultron toys that I got for them. I decided they each need to look the part of their favorite character so we got some dress up play items and they have been having a blast!

My super kids being super Avengers fans. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Luke – Iron Man

Luke loves Iron Man and it’s no wonder why. He is our little technical genius in-house who picked up I.T. from his parents at a young age and it’s currently teaching himself programming at the ripe old age of 10. Not bad for a child who was just integrated back into our home school district from a special needs one due to being on the Autism Spectrum. Definitely someone this super momma is proud to call her son!

Jackson – The Hulk

Jackson is my emotionally sensitive child and also on the Autism Spectrum and I think he gravitates towards The Hulk for that reason. He gets the highs and lows he goes through but beneath it all has a good heart and lots of caring. He loves helping and taking care of others. Those are fine traits this super momma is so proud her son has!

Ellie – (Ms.) Captain America

Ellie is my only daughter and the baby and loves all things pretty, shiny and/or sparkly. She’s our own in-house fashionista who has a funky and eclectic style. She loves Captain America because he has the prettiest outfit according to her. She likes to refer to herself as Ms. Captain America and adds a little sass to her play costume with a tutu and matching leggings. This super momma loves that I’m raising a daughter that knows a girl can be more than a princess and can be the hero that saves the day all on her own!

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Mom – Super MARVEL fan

I love all things MARVEL and am so excited about this movie that I decided that I needed to take my super crafty skills and make myself something fun and funky for seeing the movie and to go with my MARVEL’S The Avengers t-shirt. That’s how I came up with this adorable Captain America’s shield hair clip

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

SUPPLIES

red, white and blue peel and stick glitter foam

alligator clip

low heat hot glue gun and stick

DIRECTIONS

Using objects of various circular sizes (I used biscuit cutters) place them on the back of the peel and stick foam and trace. You will need two large about 3.5″ across in red, one white circle in about 2.5″, one red circle about 1.5″, a blue circle about 1″ and a white star about 1″. For the star I just free hand drew one. If you can find pre-done stars you can buy those but I wasn’t able to find any.

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Peel the backing off of the two large red circles and match up the sticky sides together so it is now glittery looking on both front and back. Next, peel off the back on the white and center it onto the large red circle. Follow next with the small red circle on the white and then the blue circle onto the small red circle. Finally peel the backing from the star and attach it to the blue circle.

Captain America Shield Foam Hair Clip #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

Using a low heat hot glue gun place glue onto the flat side of the alligator clip and firmly press onto the back of the shield. Let the glue set and then you are ready to use.

Specially marked MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron foods at Walmart #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

After all of my crafting and the kids role-playing we definitely need to refuel with some snacks. Luckily, Walmart has all of the specially marked The Avengers: Age of Ultron specially marked packages of Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks and Cheez-It baked snack crackers. Which the kids just love! For us adults though I grabbed some of the specially marked Doritos and Dr. Pepper.

Specially marked MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron foods at Walmart #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias

These were so popular there were only two left in the store!

 What makes it even more fun shopping for and enjoying at home with these snacks is that you can download the Super Heroes Assemble app. Avengers fans, it’s time to Assemble again. With Super Heroes Assemble, turn your phone into a portal to exclusive MARVEL’S Avengers: Age of Ultron content. Keep up to date with the latest movie and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, scan The Avengers displays at Walmart and Walmart.com to become your favorite Avenger, explore a Hulkbuster training facility in a cool 360 degree interactive space and to bring MARVEL’S Avengers: Age of Ultron characters to life with augmented reality. Download the app in the iTunes Store or in the Google Play Store.

Avengers Walmart Crackers

 I have shared how we are an Avengers family. What about you and your family? Are you big fans?

 


Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

by Jennifer Wieland
Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

 

 

 

Do you have a young Jedi or Padawan in your house? (See how I went all Jedi Master there?) Then these are the Valentine’s Day cards for you! These Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards are a great option for your lightsaber wielding, one with the force child.

Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

I have created these cards in three fun Star Wars themed designs. Each one with a classic Star Wars character and a fun Valentine’s Day themed line on them. Each card has a blank line for your child to write out their name and the recipient’s name as well. These can be printed out and cut out and left as is and used as a perfect sized bookmark. That really keeps the cost down! If you want to though you can punch wholes along the top or side and add a glow stick. I figured those were the one thing you could do inexpensively that actually kind of reminds me of a lightsaber. You can usually find packages of 7-10 at the dollar store so still a relatively inexpensive and food free option for class parties.

Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

To download your own set of these and print them off for this weeks class parties just click on the link below. Then all you need to do is print cut and decide if you are going with really easy bookmarks or grab your whole punch, punch some whole and add some glow sticks.

Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

 

 


Valentine’s Day Glow Stick Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable

Are your kids in a school district that no longer allows food treats at class parties? My kids are and I do miss being able to send treats but I understand why we can’t. With this though we end up with a ton of pencils at very single class party throughout the year. Pencils are inexpensive and you can always find themed ones that cover any holiday or special occasion. While I get that pencils are useful bringing home a bag of various pencils is not very exciting for the kids. So what do kids like? Mine personally love glow sticks. So I made these adorable and oh so easy to use Valentine’s Day Glow Stick Printable hearts.

 Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable

You can snag cheap packages of glow stick bracelets at your local dollar stores. They usually have them in the toy or party supply areas and come in a variety of colors and 5-10 in a package.

 Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable

To make these Valentine’s Day cards just download and print the below printable. Then cut each of the hearts out. Using a standard whole punch make holes on the left and right sides of the hearts. These holes should be the perfect size to hold the glow sticks in place. Carefully, slide the glow stick through the wholes and you are ready to go. The kids can write their names on the back so that their friends know just who they are from.

Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable

Click on this link to download the Valentine’s Day Glow Stick Printable.

 

 


Top
Theme by Selim Alvele | Copyright 2017 My Sweet Sanity | Powered by WordPress | 94 queries in 0.572 seconds.
WordPress Backup