Even if the kids don’t need a night light to sleep – this is one of those things that you just have to get anyhow because it is so creative and fun! I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a 3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Light and share my honest opinion with you all – because honestly, I knew my kids would love this! I created this list of the 5 (err, 6) things that make it the coolest light for a kid’s room, den, play area, etc!
Whether you are looking for a last minute (or belated) holiday gift, searching for awesome things to use your gift cards on, or planning for upcoming birthday party gifts – this is a can’t pass product. Bringing your child’s favorite characters into their rooms without cluttering the toybox! I know my little ones like having a night light – and these are as cool as they come!
How is it possible that we are already back in school?! Some of my long-distance friends are not quite there yet – having about 2 weeks before they start. Either way, Back to School season is upon us all! When we went out to buy the school supplies we needed, we picked up a couple extras for this month’s wreath! This will look adorable on our front door for the next few weeks, and it would also make a great teacher’s gift!
I am still in disbelief that the kids are going back to school next week! Whether you are getting ready to send your kids off for the first time, or for the last time, here are some fun ideas to make back-to-school fun and memorable for your child(ren).
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This year my daughter came to me and asked for a Glitter Force theme for her Birthday Party. This left me with limited options, since the Netflix Original is not “mainstream” (yet) in the United States, so I could not simply walk into a bakery and request a cake made from the design book.
Pinterest to the rescue! I had pinned a tutorial a long time ago on how to create just about any image on a cake easily – made entirely of frosting. I was hopeful but skeptical – and I must say I was pleased with the results, though there are a few things I will do differently next time.Easily recreate any image, entirely of frosting, to decorate birthday cakes! #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
What you will need:
- A coloring book page of the image you’d like
- A piece of glass out of a picture frame
- Wax Paper
- Piping supplies (bags and decorating tips) or ziplock baggies
What you need to do:
STEP 1: Select the image. You will want to search for a coloring book page (I did that on the internet) and print it in “mirror image” if there is any writing or logos on the image. Consider the size of your cake and the size of image you’d like. You can always resize the image when printing if necessary. If it’s an actual coloring book page you can resize and mirror-image with a copy machine as well.
STEP 2: Assemble your work space. Tape the coloring book page to the glass with the image facing the glass. Tape wax paper on the other side of the glass. You will have a “sandwich” with the glass in between the coloring book page and the wax paper.
STEP 3: Outline. Begin with black frosting. You can find black food coloring at most craft stores in the baking aisle, and add it to your store bought or homemade frosting. I prefer THIS recipe for homemade frosting over any other options! You could use decorating bags and tips, or put the frosting in a ziplock bag and cut a small piece out of the corner – both options will work, though for the outline you will want a very small opening. The tip I used is the Wilton Decorating Tip, No.3 Round, though I do think I will buy the Wilton #1 Round Decorating Tip for next time! Carefully trace the black outlines from the coloring sheet onto your wax paper, and fill in any large areas that will be black. When you are done, put the entire thing in the freezer for an hour or so, so that it can firm up and you can move on to your other colors.
STEP 4: Color it in. One color at a time, fill in the coloring page you created with frosting. Because you are working from the back of the image, it is okay if you overlap the colors you already used, but ensure that you do not get any frosting on any empty spaces that still need color. I used zip lock bags for this part of the process since I did not need as precise of a line. When the image is complete, place it in the freezer overnight.
STEP 5: Prepare your cake. You could cheat a bit and order a cake from any bakery, requesting that it not be decorated, or do what I did and make your favorite from a store bought mix, or from scratch. We make the cake the same night we prepare the image so that it can cool completely overnight. You will want your cake frosting to be as cool as possible (we refrigerate the frosted cake overnight), and your image should be frozen. Carefully remove the wax paper from the glass and trim the wax paper if you have a lot of excess – this just makes it easier to handle. Flip your frosting image upside down onto the cake – make sure you know where you want it – it is not repositionable! Slowly peel off the wax paper, I started in a corner, but that may not be necessary. If your image does not begin to transfer well, put the entire cake in the freezer for 30 minutes and then try again.
STEP 6: Voila! You have created your own edible image made completely of frosting! Now, add your message and you’re ready to impress your family and friends!
This Learning Flower Clock helps teach kids how to read and write the time, when looking at an analog clock. The petals help them remember what minutes correspond with each number on the clock, and the leaves help them remember what the big and little hands represent. And it is a cute addition to any wall!
For this project you will need:
- One clock – preferably one with a yellow frame, the one I bought at Walmart is only available in stores… you could paint a clock if you cant find yellow, or just get creative with colors!
- 4 Sheets of construction paper in colors of your choosing. (2-petals, 1-stem, 1-leaves)
What you need to do:
STEP 1 ~ Cut your petals: Pick out 2 pieces of construction paper in the color that you would like to use for your flower petals. You want your petals to be slightly wider than the distance between neighboring numbers on the clock. For me, cutting each sheet into 8 equal pieces and rounding them out on one end, worked perfectly. I “played” with it on a scrap piece of paper first, then cut 12 petals out of my pink paper. Do not label the petals just yet – you will want to wait until after you attach them to the clock to make sure they all “read” the right way.
STEP 2 ~ Cut your leaves: Find the piece of construction paper that you want to use for the leaves. Fold/cut in half width-wise. Out of one half of the paper cut a big leaf, and then cut a smaller leaf out of the second half. I also preferred to wait to label my leaves until I glued them onto the stem later.
STEP 3 ~ Cut your Stem: Take a piece of paper in the color that you’d like your stem, and cut out a straight or curvy line diagonally across the paper – so it is as long as possible, and I like how it looks to have the point of the corner on the “finished” end.
STEP 4 ~ Attach your petals: You will want each petal to be centered with each number on the clock. I began with the 12, 3, 6, and 9, and used tape to secure them to the back of the clock. The tape should be on the back of the petal and will stick to the back/inside of the frame of the clock. Then you can carefully crease each petal so its not sticking up in the back. Fill in all the other numbers on your frame – overlapping the other petals, spacing them evenly, and keeping each petal centered with a number on the clock (not as tough as it sounds, promise!).
STEP 5 ~ Label the petals: Take your marker and write the minutes that correspond with the number on the clock, on the petal centered closest to that number.
STEP 6 ~ Assemble and label the leaves and stem: Tape (or glue) the leaves to the stem – one on each side. I decided to place one behind the stem, and one in front of the stem. Label the small leave with “hour” and the large leaf with “minute”
STEP 7 ~ Assemble on the wall: Hang your clock on the wall, then use tape to secure the stem/leaves in the correct spot, under the flower and tucking the top edge behind one of the petals.
The kids will love how fun and colorful this clock and wall decoration is, and you will love that it will help them learn how to tell time with an analog clock!
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