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Fourth of July: Confetti Sticks!

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our beautiful country. This year our country is 239 years young and we are excited to share this incredible day with all of our friends and families. America is the land of the free, and the home of the brave. It is a country to be celebrated, so just as we celebrate our own birthday’s and our children’s birthdays lets enjoy this birthday of our great nation and do it up right!

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with outrageous fun, streamers, and confetti! This month we want to share an incredibly fun craft that will not only be fun to make with your kids, but will also be incredibly fun to celebrate with!

Crystal, the brain of A Pumpkin and a Princess, knows how to get super creative with everything. She loves to share her incredible creations with the world, and this month we are very excited to share her with you. Crystal has an incredible idea that is perfect for the Fourth of July, Confetti Sticks. These sticks are perfect for those little ones at home that want to play with firecrackers on the fourth but parents are just not sure that is a safe idea. Give them these fun “explosive” confetti sticks that are safe and gorgeous and will surely make the fourth unforgettable!

What You Will Need:

  • Thick paper straws (about 1/2 inch wide)
  • confetti
  • sequins (optional)
  • glue
  • stapler
  • patriotic garland

Now just head on over to A Pumpkin and A Princess to get the easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial complete with easy-to-follow pictures. You and your kids will love this craft so much that it will become a family tradition! So gather your supplies and head on over to A Pumpkin and a Princess for some creative fun!


Halloween Bat Treat Boxes


Are you ready for some spooky, sweet treats this Halloween? We know we are. It is almost time for some sweet treats, ghouls, costumes, and fun times. So we wanted to help you get your kids, house, and pantry ready for some great ghouly times. That is why for the rest of the mon we will be posting Halloween themed blogs. Featuring great ideas for everything in your house this Halloween.

Today we want to share a fun treat box perfect for giving out little treats at your kids school, at a party, or just to make for fun with your kids to hide their favorite treats. We found a great bat treat box when we were crawling around the web this month. These great boxes were found at Create, Celebrate, Explore, a great blog created and written by Mom Tonya from Australia. The wife of a United States Marine and Mom of a teenage boy, and twins (one boy one girl). She loves food, crafts, and finding and creating interesting things with her family. We just love her fun bat treat boxes and we are very happy to share them with you. Tonya’s tutorial can be found on her website and is very detailed for all those Moms and Dads that need a little more instruction.

What You Will Need:

Black pillow boxes
Sturdy black card (not completely stiff, you want to be able to fold it in half)
Pencil or marker (for writing on the black card)
Googly eyes
Craft glue
Your favorite candy (pillow boxes are the perfect size for snack sized candy)

What You Will Do:

1. Begin by assembling your pillow boxes, fold them so that they form a perfect pillow shaped box.
2. Next, fold your card in half lengthwise, then put your pillow box on your black card at the crease and draw a bat wing.
3. Now cut the wing out, it can now be used as a template for the rest of the wings. Make two wings for each great box.
4. Now use craft glue to attach each wing to the back of each box.
5. Let the wings dry before flipping the over and glueing your google eyes onto the front of each box. Let dry.
6. Now that they are dry you can put your favorite treats inside! Enjoy!