We are a huge Disney Family, in 2015 we got Disney World Annual Passes and it was the best money spent in our household. During our multiple trips a month we collected a lot of the free Disney Buttons that you get as you walk in to the parks, or at guest services. Also they have them in Disney Springs at Guest Services in case you are not visiting the parks but still want that Disney magic. I ended up buying a few from Parkboundbuttons.com as well, Casey makes the cutest buttons, and through out the park I was asked by so many where I got them. Plus now she makes them big enough for the characters to sign on them! How awesome is that?!
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I need a place to put all of my amazing Disney buttons but also still be able to wear them when I go to the parks. My kitchen is all Disney and my fridge was looking bare. so I decided to make my buttons in to magnets, but making them also come off, making them wearable still.
I found these magnets which came in a box of 100, I thought just in case we ever got more buttons I had extra magnets. To make them I put two magnets together and placed them on the back, right under the pin. I personally didn’t glue mine for the reason that if we were planning on going one day I could go to my fridge and pick the one I want a go, and place them back on when we get home with a breeze.
We love our Disney Buttons/Magnets, I hope you enjoy them as well! What are some crafts you do with your buttons? Share below in the Comment section!
Tribe of Little’s
That’s right its that time of year again where your great pal the Elf comes and tries to make your kids good again, have peace and quiet, and a clean house for the month of December. Personally I love this elf because it gives Bentley and I some us time in the morning trying to figure out what kind of shenanigans Buddy is up to that day ( Yes his name is Buddy )
Its Week one of Buddy adventures in the Wallace/Bindscheattel and He has obviously gotten into some trouble. I mean what kind of house do you think this is.. A nice one?
On his first day here he left Bentley a adorable little note to let him know to be a good little boy and that he’s here to watch him for Santa. If you’d like to Print the note I will leave the link here, it’s does cost $2.99. Or if you are feelin crafty make up your own! I just went the easy route this year because I honestly could not think of anything to say for mine, and because it was 12 Am and I needed a letter pronto.
On Day 2 Buddy took a dip in our “Elf Hot Tub” which is just him sitting in our crock pot filled with marshmallows.
Day 3 he wanted to go to outer space! Wrapping the aluminum foil around him was a bit challenging.. I painted a nice backround on some card board for him to really think he was in space.
Day 4 Buddy dressed up as spider-man and hung from the roof! This was the biggest hit for my little superhero, and my big superhero.. I got the mask from here (which was a free printable). Excuse my horrible print job, we were running out of ink!
Bentley has loved this years Elf’s adventures. We also did some super simple ideas like
- On top of the Christmas tree
- Eating our Gingerbread house
- Throwing toilet paper all over the house
- Covering the tree in Bentley’s underwear (he loved that one)
- Sitting and playing PS4/ watching a movie
- Stowing away in our over night bag when went to my mothers for the weekend.
- Eating some whip cream out of the fridge!
Over all this December has been a blast with Buddy the Elf! Hope some of these ideas come to your house! Happy Holidays!
Halloween is in a few days! In the beginning of the month Bentley’s school had said the children can wear their costumes on Halloween day( he is going to be the Red Power Ranger), but now they changed their minds and can only dress up as “Story Book Character’s”. So having only a few days we needed a simple, and quick story book costume! In a matter of two days i was able to make this cheap costume for my little one and you can too!
Thing’s you’ll need:
- White T-shirt
- Poster board or cardboard
- Brown paint
- Black paint
- Grey paint
- pink paint
- black face paint (or eyeliner)
I mostly had all of the paint already but Walmart has paint for around a dollar each, I also got the poster board and white T-shirt while at Walmart as well. The only thing I had to go find was the overalls, but fear not I found them at a child’s consignment store for around five bucks! (SCORE!). Tip: if you cant find overalls in boy’s, look in the girls section!
For the ears, I simply cut out two circles, painted then grey, let it dry and then painted a smaller circle within the ears. When they are completely I hot glued the circles to the headband.
The cookie was also simple to make, I just cut out a big circle and painted it light brown, let it dry completely, then with a darker brown I painted the chocolate chunks.
Now draw on a cute little nose, and roll up the bottom of the pants and you have a cute little story book mouse! Comment below on what kind of simple story book characters have you made!
Raising Lost Boys
About 3 years ago we found out Bentley was allergic to pumpkins ( I know such a odd allergies)! So this year I wanted to find a alternative for carving pumpkins. While shopping at the best craft store, Michaels. Which right now the Halloween decor and crafts is 50% off, score!
We happened to walk past these Styrofoam skulls, and thought what a neat idea to do by having paint them instead of carving a pumpkin. The skulls and other Styrofoam figures (Frankenstein, Witch , and a zombie) were actually 60% off , which ended up making them come out to about $3.00 each.
We also bought a package of this kind of paint , it was only $8.00 for the whole pack of 12.
Bentley had a blast painting his skull! While painting we even practiced how to spell his name, and what colors he wanted to use! So it doubled as a fun craft and a education lesson.
What Halloween craft’s are you doing this year besides carving pumpkins? Share below !