Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DIY Color-Block Noodle Necklaces

My daughter has been into accessories lately. Sunglasses, headbands, and especially necklaces! If it's shiny or colorful, she's all over it! So I thought, "let's make necklaces!" But it has to be toddler-friendly- which means cheap and non-toxic. These diy color-block noodle necklaces are super easy to make, inexpensive and make quite the fashion statement. I totally would rock these! Move over Tiffany's!


Stuff You'll Need:
- rigatoni noddles ( Market Pantry, Target)
- paints in various colors (Handmade Modern, Target)
- painter's tape
- wax paper
- scissors
- paint brush
- white hemp cord


Let's Play!
1. Take one rigatoni and wrap half of the noodle with painter's tape. I did this with 10 noodles.
2. Paint your noddles! Set painted noddles on wax paper and allow to dry completely.

3. Once your painted noodles have dried, gently remove painter's tape.
4. String noodles on cord- make sure the necklace is long enough to go over your child's head.

5. Tie a knot at the top of the necklace.


And bam! You got yourself a necklace. I think I'm ready for cocktails now!
xo


Friday, August 14, 2015

DIY Toddler Handprint Pineapple Cards

Oh pineapple, you had me at aloha. 
Send out tropical greetings with these festive handprint pineapple cards!
Use them as party invitations, thank you cards or make a fun garland! 
Oh the possibilities...

Stuff You'll Need:
- cardstock in yellow and green
- pencil
- scissors
- glue stick

Let's Play!
1. Trace your child's hand onto the green cardstock.
2. Cut out handprint. Set aside- this will be the leaves for the pineapple.
3. Cut out a pineapple-shape from the yellow cardstock.
4. Glue green handprint on top of the pineapple cut-out.
5. Send your pineapple card to someone special!


aloha!

DIY Toddler Handprint Strawberry Cards

How adorable are these strawberry cards?! It's quite possibly the easiest & sweetest craft that I've made with Emma. Use them as birthday invitations, thank you cards or just because! 


Stuff You'll Need:
- cardstock in pink (or red) and green
- pencil
- scissors
- glue stick
- Sharpie

Let's Play!
1. Trace your child's hand onto the green cardstock.
2. Cut out handprint. Set aside- this will be the top of the strawberry.
3. Cut out an oval-shape/ strawberry-shape from the pink or red cardstock.
4. Glue green handprint upside down onto your strawberry cut-out.
5. Draw seeds with your Sharpie.
6. Send your strawberry card to someone special!



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DIY Mini Tropical Pinatas

Watermelons, Cati & Pineapples.... Oh My!


Stuff You'll Need:
- cereal boxes
- toilet paper rolls (for cacti)
- newspaper or magazine sheets (for cacti)
- tape
- scissors or fringe scissors (optional)
- tissue paper, in multiple colors
- glue stick
- black cardstock for watermelon seeds
- candy to fill your pinatas

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

For pinata tutorial go here!

DIY Palm Leaf Wrapping Paper


Stuff You'll Need:
- white wrapping paper (Michael's)
- palm leaf stencil ( I made one using Word)
- poster board
- scissors & x-acto knife to make your stencil
- dark green paint
- paint brush
- twine (optional)



Tada!