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Spring Craft: Egg Carton Frogs

Who says all spring crafts have to revolve around bunnies, chicks, and eggs? We have a craft for you that will keep with the spirit of spring but isn’t so a Easter-Centered. This fun craft is totally boy friendly. Is fun, easy to follow, and will leave you hopping for joy.

Egg Carton Frogs are an excellent boy spring craft. As parents we don’t always want real frogs frolicking through our house. But we can deal with a few little crafts if it makes our boys hoppy. What is so great about this craft? It is easy to do, is perfect for spring, and will make your boys feel like little frog kings themselves.

This incredible craft is brought to you by Crafty Morning, an incredibly crafty blog created and run by Michelle a crafter extraordinaire! Michelle loves to craft and has been sharing her crafts for years. She has an assortment of crafts, ideas, and activities for all sorts of decor, and even holidays. She is definitely gifted when it comes to creating fun crafts and tutorials. We are very excited to share this craft from her spring crafts and encourage you to check out her other incredibly easy tutorials.

Egg carton frogs

What You Will Need:

Egg carton

White, yellow, and red paper

Black and green paint

Scissors

Glue

Hurry on over to Crafty Morning for some great photos and tutorial to follow along while you and your boys create these fantastic frogs. Feel free to get creative with them and add different colors to express your boys favorites. When you are all done display your little frog. You can even check out this website to talk about how frogs are born and develop. Or check out a great online reading of The Frog Prince. Enjoy!

Frog prince animated story:

https://youtu.be/OjIAY024QRU

Spring Fun: DIY Firefly

If you are one of the lucky ones enjoying that sweet spring weather already then we. Have a fun outdoor activity for you. If you are stuck inside in the snow then we have a fun activity that will make you feel like spring has already sprung.

Fireflies are one of natures sweetest and magical phenomena. They glow and buzz through the air like our very own stars of the night. As kids many of us were lucky enough to sit outside with our families and watch these magical bugs buzz around the yard, others dreamed of these magical creatures and watched them in movies that made us yearn for the Lightning bugs. Well now you and your kids can enjoy them together whether they live in your area or not. All you need is a few little items to make your own sweet and magical fireflies that you can keep forever.

DYI Firefly

What You a Will Need:

Plastic Easter Eggs
Duct tape
Permanent markers
Pipe cleaners
Battery powered tea light
Thumb tack

What You Will Do:

1. Take your plastic Easter eggs and use your thumb tack to poke two holes in the top of one half of the egg. Then poke 6 holes, 3 on each side of the bottom half of the other egg piece.
2. Stick pipe cleaners in the holes bending the two in to antennae and the others in to legs.
3. Use your permanent marker to draw eyes on the egg half with the antennae and a smile as well.
4. Take two pieces of duct tape and stick them together sticky side to sticky side. Then use your scissors to cut an oval shape and cut it in half midway to separate the wings, then stick it to the bottom half of the egg.
5. Now place your tea light in the top half of the light, bulb side out, and connect the two pieces to close the egg.
6. Now you can enjoy your sweet firefly all night long.

Tabletop Football Craft

tabletop football

It is September and that means football season is back. Boys love sports, and football is one of those great physical sports that lets them run and get rough n’ tumble outdoors. But have your kids ever considered playing football indoors? No we are not suggesting a large ball sailing through your nice house. How about a small paper football sailing across your table? That’s right we are bringing back the good ol’ fashioned game of paper football. People have been playing paper football for years, but chances are your young boys have not heard of it, if they have hey it is still a swell craft and fun game to reintroduce them to.

What is great about tabletop football is that it is not dangerous, and you can play it inside in case your outdoor game has been called on account of rain. It can be played with friends or by yourself if your little guy has some downtime. It is a fun game that can cure your everyday boredom and the best part is that it doesn’t take overmuch in the way of skill. Anyone can play and have a good time. So this month why not introduce your boys, or girls, to a great game of tabletop football.

What You Will Need:

Sheet of paper
Table

What You Will Do:

1. Pre-game preparation: Head over to Wikihow to get a step-by-step diagram with instructions on making the perfect paper football. Then grab some opponents and a suitable tabletop, it may be easier with a square or rectangular table than round, oval will work as well.

2. Next decide how many points you want to play to, you may want to start small while you get started, say 35. Then flip a coin, the winner of the coin toss can choose to “flick off” or to receive.

3. The flicker will then flick the ball towards his opponent. The receiving player then has four flicks — or downs — to slide the ball so that part of it, even a fraction, overhangs the table edge. Touchdown!

4. If the football falls off the table it is considered out of bounds and the defensive player takes possession. If it stops short of the end zone on the 4th flick, the defense takes over where the ball came to rest.

5. After a touchdown (worth six points), the scoring player gets to try for the extra point by flicking the ball from his end zone through his opponent’s goalposts.

6. If a player flicks the ball off the table three times then the defending player can attempt a 3-point field goal by flicking the ball through the goalposts.

Now go get that paper football and start a game, if you’re good you may just make it to the paper bowl!