Category Archives: Activities

Face Paint for Kiddos

This year my kids wanted to help at their school fall fundraiser. We get to choose a booth to run every year and of course they wanted to run the face paint booth. I am not the greatest at painting. We also have a lot of children with allergies and skin sensitivities — my own kids included — so I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to find sensitive face paint. So I did a little research to make my own.

I found this great and simple recipe to make face paint out of corn starch. Thank you to Pop Sugar for an easy and safe alternative.

We even found some great ideas for face painting. Some of them are on the more difficult side. So You can pick which are easier for you. I enjoyed that I could print the images and use them as reference while I painted. It also was an excellent way for the kids to see what they could choose to have painted.

Over all we had a great time at the Fall Fundraiser. Our booth was pretty popular. The kids had a good time, and that is all we can ask for.

Fall Activities: Blow Paint Monsters

Are you looking for the next big fall art project? Look no further, we have found it for you. Monsters. Because who doesn’t love a good monster art project at Halloween? This project is fun, simple, and will blow you away!

Thank you to The Seasoned Mom for the incredible inspiration, and the easiest tutorial. Blair at The Seasoned Mom knows how to occupy some kids, and still get some pretty great art out of it.  Thank you to Blair for this fun masterpiece, I cannot wait to have my kiddos make me some terrifying monsters.

For the full tutorial head on over to The Seasoned Mom. These little monsters make great decorations for halloween. They also are a great way to show off your kids creativity. While the project stays the same, the monsters can look however you want them too. So no two monsters will be the same.

So get those art supplies ready.

Paint

Paper or canvas

straws

googley eyes

glue

and markers

Then head on over to The Seasoned Mom for a step-by-step. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

Halloween Inspiration: Minecraft

Hello my name is Lacy and I am the mother of a Minecraft Maniac. Yes my life revolves around small blocks that can be turned in to things. Yes Diamond Armor means something in my household. No I have not seen ANY costumes that will satisfy, no I am NOT a huge DIY fanatic. But yes, I will be making the costume. Say it with me now, “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!”

But thank goodness I am the queen of the internet. I found someone who DOES know what they are doing. And I am going to share that with YOU!

Thank you to the Mommy Mafia for helping and inept and over-promising mommy like me create a costume that will satisfy my kid. Mommy Mafia has an awesome tutorial for this awesome Diamond Armor Minecraft Steve costume. This is the BEST thing I have seen in months o looking for something to dress my kid in this halloween. I LOVE it. I cannot tell you how much I love it. Even my KID LOVES IT. That should tell you how much I love it.

The tutorial is so perfect and not that difficult to duplicate. So if you have a Minecraft maniac in your household I highly suggest checking out this tutorial. You will be glad you did. Check it out now, and be sure to check out all the other cool things that go on over at the Mommy Mafia. Or you may end up swimming with the fishes.