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3 Fun Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk!

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3 Fun Ways to Play with Sidewalk Chalk!

I love everything crafty (obvi) including free drawing with sidewalk chalk! Bubba, however, gets a bit frustrated after a few minutes because he can't really draw and coloring my designs only keeps him entertained for so long. But, with these 3 ways to play with sidewalk chalk, he has something to look forward to at the end of it and he's much more likely to keep his attention! Sidewalk chalk is a great outdoor activity that can be used anywhere! We take it with us when we go camping or to grandmas as additional things to do. Right now, since...


DIY Flower Suncatcher

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DIY Flower Suncatcher

These are unprecedented times - the coronavirus has got us all social distancing and quarantined. While it feels like the world is forever changed, on a positive note, we get to spend some extra quality time with Bubba! Of course, for us that means craft fun! Today, we did one of my favorite DIYs because it's pretty and helps us stay active!  My favorite part of this is a nature walk around the neighborhood to gather flowers and leaves! Of course, don't pick your neighbor's flowers! Go with wildflowers, leaves and flowers on the ground!   All you need is a...


The Ultimate Guide for a Kid-Friendly Holi Party

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The Ultimate Guide for a Kid-Friendly Holi Party

Growing up, our extended family was known for our Holi parties. We had tons of yummy food (fresh made on site!), water balloons, music, dancing and even a dunk dank and cotton candy machine some years! As we got older, the Indian radio stations, temples and various organizations started throwing their own Holi parties, so eventually we stopped consistently throwing one. However, with Bubba, I wanted to continue the tradition. The big, public parties are just too much for me – Bubba and I hate huge crowds, parking, not having open space to run around and play – so last...


Craft Tutorial: Chinese Zodiac Wheel

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Craft Tutorial: Chinese Zodiac Wheel

Check out our Cricut Zodiac Wheel design here! And the YouTube tutorial here! This is a simple design!  Materials needed:  Artsy Dinos Chinese New Year stickers set,  posterboard and a connector piece  1) 10 inch diameter bottom circle - draw lines to split into 12 even sections. The animal stickers go on the outside edge.  2) 6.5 inch middle wheel, split into 12 even sections.  You can put years here as shown, characteristics of that animal or write the animal in a different language!  3) 6.5 inch top wheel with a wedge cut out 4) Order of animals (subtract 12 from the...


Celebrate Lunar New Year: Chinese New Year edition

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Chinese New Year edition

As part of our celebrate the Lunar New Year series, we've asked a few of our blogger/IG momma friends simple questions about how they celebrate the Lunar New Year.Today, we bring you Sunny, who celebrates Chinese New Year! Sunny is a momma who is focused on teaching her daughter Mandarin, both spoken and written. I love the ideas, games and activities she has and find them useful as I think about incorporating Hindi into Bubba's life! Check her out at https://spotofsunshine.com/   1. How do you greet someone for the new year?  新年快樂/Xīnnián kuàilè 2. What is your favorite CNY tradition?...