Jan 052013
 
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I took the kiddos to The Home Depot today to build bird houses during the FREE Kid’s Workshop event. I really love this program because it is great for hand eye coordination, I get to spend some quality time with my family, and the kids really have a great time building something.

We have been going to this now since 2011.  Check out my Kid’s First Trip to a Home Depot Kid’s Workshop. Our First Trip To A Home Depot Kid’s Workshop!

 

 

Both my kids really wanted to do this workshop since we have been working on a raised garden to attract butterflies, and they thought this would be nice to add to the area to attract birds as well. Get Inspired This Fall With Miracle-Gro and The Gardenieres! I Can’t Wait To Create A Vegetable Garden!

Our location usually lets the kids paint the project as well and once they complete it, they get a pin and a certificate. From time to time there will also be free popcorn, cookies and drinks, and Chick-fil-A sometimes stops by with coupons for FREE Ice cream.

If you have not attended an event yet, they typically run from 9:00am – 12:00pm on the 1st Saturday of each month. Each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons. It is on a first come first serve basis so arrive early. Source Home Depot

If you have not had a chance to take your kids, I highly recommend it because it is a lot of FUN.  Here is a link to future workshops: Home Depot Kids Workshop

Enjoy!

FFM
Oct 052012
 
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It is the first of the month, and that means another FREE Kid’s Workshop at Home Depot.

This month they are building a Fire Truck! The event is from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin. Source Home Depot

Here is a link to all the details: FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop

 

 

Check out my Kid’s First Trip to a Home Depot Kid’s Workshop. CLICK HERE-> Our First Trip To A Home Depot Kid’s Workshop!

Have fun!

FFM

Feb 222012
 
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Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask! Fun and Easy DIY Craft for the Kids!

Looking for a fun family craft, check out the Mardi Gras masks we made!

In preparation for an upcoming Mardi Gras Party, I decided to put together a fun and easy craft for the kiddos.  I had actually made something similar with the kids at Michael’s, so I knew exactly where to get my supplies.

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask! Fun and Easy DIY Craft for the Kids!

To recreate this craft, here is what you need: 

- black masks 
- glitter glue 
- feathers
- adhesive stickers
- tape
- and lots of imagination!

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask! Fun and Easy DIY Craft for the Kids!

If you have plenty of time in advance, the glitter glue works great, however since these were going to be masks that the kids would be wearing immediately, I used the glitter glue to decorate in my trial run.

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask! Fun and Easy DIY Craft for the Kids!

Tip: I figured out that it is best to just tape the feathers together in a bunch at the bottom, and then tap them all to the back of the mask.

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask! Fun and Easy DIY Craft for the Kids!

The kiddos put their own masks together and they turned out great. They definitely had a great time making their own creations!

I spent around $14 and I had plenty of leftovers. I’m sure we will be using these items again in future crafts and masks.

Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask! Fun and Easy DIY Craft for the Kids!

Do you do anything similar for your own Mardi Gras Party?  If so, do you add anything special to your masks?

If you make these with your own family, Enjoy!

Dec 192011
 
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Apples and Cranberries are popular foods especially during the Fall and Holidays, and are usually on sale during this time of year. What a great opportunity to make all kinds of treats with them.

I actually got this idea from my son’s preschool, but I added my own little twist to it.

Here is what you need:

Sliced Apples
Dried Cranberries (raisins were used at his school)
Peanut Butter


Directions:


Spread the peanut butter on the apple slices.  (I let my son put the peanut butter and the cranberries on supervised.) Put the cranberries along the peanut butter on one slice, then put another apple slice on top.

 
And now you have an Apple Smile and smiles on the kids faces (plus a little peanut butter).
 

Do you have any great Apple Snack Ideas?  I would love to hear about them.


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