Halloween Monster Mouths!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Halloween Monster Mouths!       I always have a house full of kids and I love making fun items with them for the holiday's! Recently the kids had a week long Fall Break which allowed us to spend a whole week doing nothing but fun crafts and recipes to get us in the Halloween spirit! One of the treats that the kids decided to make were Halloween Monster Mouths! These were not only a hit with them....but I loved them because they were healthy! Oh and did I mention super easy to make? Check out the recipe and instructions below!   Ingredients: Sliced Apple Betty Crocker Fruit By The Foot - any color 1/2 cup peanut butter about 20 marshmallows ( or you can use Fruit Gushers to mix it up)   Directions: 1. Spread peanut butter on two apple slices. 2. Take about 4 inches of a Betty Crocker Fruit … [Read more...]

Edible Plant Cell – HomeSchooling Fun!

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Edible Plant Cell - HomeSchooling Fun! I love home schooling my daughter. We enjoy learning together and also coming up with fun crafts or recipes to make her learning experience more hands on and fun. Recently we were studying about plant cells. I thought it would be fun to actually make a plant cell that we could eat. My daughter loved that idea and immediately sat down with a pen and paper to come up with her ideas and a grocery list. This was fun and educational because my daughter had to look at each feature of a plant cell and pick and choose what items would work best and actually look like they do in real life. For example she decided that the Golgi Body looked more like string candy and the Nucleus looked more round like a hard cinnamon candy. Of course after making the list of candy and sweets my daughter could not wait to make this tasty plant cell model. So we rushed out to the store and purchased our extensive list of sweet goodies. When we got home … [Read more...]

Worlds Together Cuba DVD – Great For Home Schooling!

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** I was provided with a review copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Worlds Together Cuba DVD Review     I love home schooling. It is so much fun to come up with a curriculum to teach my daughter. Recently we have been focusing on other countries. I want her to know what the world around her is like and watching DVD's like Cuba is a great way for her to see what other places are like. Worlds Together Cuba will take you on a tour of Cuba. The DVD will show you the culture and life of the people of Cuba. From their sugar plantations to the museums and churches. We learned about the free education and about how they offer free day care for children ages seven and under. This Worlds Together Cuba DVD is the next best thing to actually going to Cuba. Now lets face it...I would love to take my daughter to all these countries so that she could see them first hand. But that is … [Read more...]

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Review

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I was sent product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.     Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Review When it comes to putty I can tell you till I'm blue  in the face that it is for my daughter. But in truth, it is for the both of us! I love playing with putty! Recently I was sent some Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty for the purpose of this review. I was excited because it has been a long time since I had putty to play with. I was also excited because I read that this putty was different from all the rest. Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty will not dry out and crumble. I was sent three really fun putty samples for the purpose of this review. Glow In The Dark, Heat Sensitive Hypercolor and Creatures. I could not wait to see just how awesome these were! Glow In The Dark - My daughter loves to play with this one in her room at night. She will roll it out flat and place stuff on it like different toys or cut out … [Read more...]

Art of Homeschooling Boys

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  Art of homeschooling boys Nobody can deny the fact that homeschooling girls are easier than the boys! This is because the girls and boys are wired differently. Studies show that the development of the boy's brain is different from that of girl's even before they are born. In fact, boys have more of testosterone that shapes the brain development. Therefore, naturally boys are more active that is they love jumping, running and climbing. Also, they are more curious and have an investigating and exploring streak. Though, parents might find this nature quite difficult to deal if they are planning to homeschool boys, but the fact is this nature can be used to your advantage. You just need to know the art of homeschooling boys. Here are few things that you can try: Let them build: You might feel Lego toys are useless and just add to the mess in the home, but on the contrary it is a perfect learning tool for boys. Use Lego for teaching kid’s math, engineering, history, science … [Read more...]

Oriental Trading For All Your School Supply Needs!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Oriental Trading For All Your School Supply Needs! Home schooling is in full swing. My daughter and I got started on her schooling as soon as all of her school supplies arrived. Thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to order everything in one place! This is my first year home schooling and to be honest I was unsure about what supplies I would need. As I was looking through Oriental Trading it was easy to just put a list together and start ordering. They have a great back to school section that contained pens, pencils, erasers, glue, paint, stickers, scissors, markers, crayons, book marks and more. I knew that I was completely done with my shopping supplies by the time I got done looking at their back to school section! My Supply List: IN-73/29034 12pc Chalk QT - 3 IN-8/505 Burgundy Stick Pens QT - 1 IN-8/539 Cardinals with Holly Stick Pens QT - … [Read more...]

DIY Tie Dye Pillow

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  DIY Tie Dye Pillow   I have been focusing on Christmas a lot recently. It's July and every year it is my reminder to focus on the holiday gift shopping. I am one of those people who like to be done with all my shopping by the end of summer so I can focus on the real meaning of Christmas and not the rush of shopping. I like to take it easy and just be with my family. This year I have been trying to come up with an idea to make for the kids. That is when I came across the idea to make Tie Dye Pillows! Items Needed:   White Cotton or Canvas Pillow Fabric Dye in Colors of Choice Spray Bottles Vinyl Letter Decal Directions:   Apply decal to pillow and ensure there are no air bubbles trapped under it. Pour your fabric dye into spray bottles, and keeping about 12 inches away from pillow, sprits the pillow, varying colors until you reach desired colors. Allow drying for 24 hours, remove vinyl and place in the dryer on high for … [Read more...]

Rubber Egg – How To Remove The Shell From The Egg

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Rubber Egg - How To Remove The Shell From The Egg   Most of you know that I have finally taken the plunge into home schooling. I have been spending my days planning out lessons, scheduling classes and coming up with experiments. One of the experiments I am looking forward to the most is taking the shell off the egg. It is super easy to do and something that I know my daughter will love! How To: 1-2 cups of vinegar (Fill your  container of choice about half way) One Egg  In 3 Days and you will have a transformation.  To start off the experiment let your child play around with the egg. Notice how the shell looks and feels. Record your findings in your Science journal (if you keep one). Then place the egg into the vinegar and notice the bubbles around the egg.  Make sure to check on your experiment every day. If you keep a science journal it would be a good idea to document what you see each morning.  On day three you will find that the shell is completely gone … [Read more...]

DIY Coat Rack

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  DIY Coat Rack You would be amazed at how simple it is to turn a piece of scrap wood into a functional coat rack. It is simple, inexpensive, and a great way to reuse something that is otherwise destined for the trash. Take a look below at how you can turn a piece of basic scrap wood into a coat rack, perfect for keeping your own coats, bags, and other belongings high and dry. It is much easier than you might think. DIY Coat Rack Supplies needed: Piece of scrap wood Assorted decorative knobs Yard stick or measuring tape Drill Sandpaper Paint (optional) We were able to find a nice piece of scrap wood sitting out on trash day. You want something that is sturdy, nicely sized, and free from mold or mildew. Don’t worry about the color or finish, as that can always be changed. Decorative knobs can be found at your local home improvement store or Hobby Lobby store. We were able to find these for around $2.50 each. Directions: 1. Begin by cleaning the wood well with … [Read more...]

I Can Make That! By Mary Wallace

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I Can Make That! By Mary Wallace   As most of you know I have taken that plunge into being a homeschooling Mom. My daughter is brilliant and has been tested borderline genius. I am not sure where she gets it..but she is amazing at learning. Because my daughter is so creative she thinks with a different side of her brain then most people. She goes about things in a completely different way and I have learned that she is a hands on learner. Recently I was sent a copy of I Can Make That for the purpose of this review. I was so excited to see this book because I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for. Inside I Can Make That your children will be able to make so many fun and educational crafts. From Race Cars to Dragons this book is FILLED with fun! There are over 144 pages of crafts in this book that fit into categories like costumes, puppets, nature crafts, toys and games. As my daughter and I were learning about Romans this week we were also able to make a fun … [Read more...]

DIY Bath Bombs – Mother’s Day Gift Idea

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DIY Bath Bombs - Mother's Day Gift Idea Remember those Mother's Day gift baskets I told you about a few days ago? Well here is another DIY gift for you to make for your Mother! These Bath Bombs are easy to make and I am sure that any Mother would enjoy (and deserve) a nice relaxing bath! I can't wait for the look on my Mom's face when she sees a gift basket filled with home made bath and body products! She deserves it!   I love to make my own Bath bombs, lotions, bubble baths, soap and more! I was worried at first that they might be hard..but they are all super easy to make and I love knowing what is in the products I use! Ingredients: 1 Cups Citric Acid 2 Cups Baking Soda 1 oz shea butter or coconut butter (melted) 5-6 drops Essential Oil Mica Colorant (optional) Spray bottle of Witch Hazel   Directions: *If you have a manicure, wear gloves, or use a fork during the mixing process.   In a mixing bowl combine citric acid and baking soda, … [Read more...]

Flower Lotion Bars DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea

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Flower Lotion Bars DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea Mother's Day is just around the corner. This year I have decided that handmade will be much funner then store bought. I have decided that I am going to bring a relaxing spa day right to my Mom's home. I will be putting together a basket of home made items like home make lotion, soap, bath & body scrub and more! If you think your Mom will love some home made items as well then you won't want to miss out on making these amazing Flower Lotion Bars! Ingredients: Equal Parts of the following: Shea Butter Bees Wax Almond, Olive or Avocado Oil Directions: Melt shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler. If you do not have a double boiler, fill a pot with water and place a glass bowl that is a little smaller on top of the pot, ensuring that the water does not touch the bottom of the glass bowl. Once the sea butter and beeswax has completely melted, add in the oil of your choice. Pour into a mold (silicon molds are the … [Read more...]

Easy Earth Day Upcycle: No Sew Dish Towel Tote Bag

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Easy Earth Day Upcycle: No Sew Dish Towel Tote Bag   With Earth Day approaching, why not think about reducing your carbon footprint? A great way to create less waste is by using reusable shopping bags as opposed to disposable ones. It is easy to make your own tote bags, in fact, take a peek below and see how simple it is to craft your own using a handful of dollar store materials. This dish towel tote bag tutorial is easy to follow, and you don’t even need to sew a stitch. Take a peek! Dish Towel Tote Bag Tutorial Supplies needed: Dish towel Sturdy ribbon Silk flowers Hot glue, glue gun We were able to find all of these items at our local dollar store. Choose a dish towel that has a print you love, along with silk flowers that coordinate with it. Directions: 1. Begin by laying the towel flat on a flat surface. Fold it in half. 2. Apply some glue to the edges, specifically where the edges meet. One side will already to closed since that is where you folded it. … [Read more...]

Disney’s Frozen Activities and Games!

Disney's Frozen Activities and Games!   Looking for more Disney Frozen fun? Check out these amazing Frozen Activities and Games! … [Read more...]

Fluster’s #CreativeMuster – Linky Party #65

Fluster's #CreativeMuster - Linky Party #65 Guess what? I am featured at this weeks Fluster's CreativeMuster  party! So what does that mean ....its time to link up those amazing Crafts, Recipes and DIY posts!             The weather has been so unpredictable and cold this year that spring doesn't seem like it's ever going to come. Thank you to everyone who linked up Easter posts at last weeks party it really offered some hope that spring will be here. It may be late, but hopefully it will arrive in time for all of the Easter activities.   In the meantime, there's no reason why we can't start preparing for all of the festivities. Heavenly Savings has a delicious recipe for Coconut Macaroon Easter Nests, which only uses 3 ingredients, this recipe ought to help you kick start the season.     By linking to this party you are giving Fluster Buster and co-hosts permission to use your images in … [Read more...]