7 DIY Halloween Costumes we ♥. October 19 2015, 0 Comments

We are a bit past the half point and if your kid isn't stuck on being a super hero or princess, meaning you still have some control, here are 7 costumes that are amazing!

From one of our favorite sites this knight costume made with cover lets (you can use an old t-shirt ) then hand drawn with fabric markers. via Mer Mag

Fluffy White cloud Costume, why not? For the cold weather treat-ers you can use a white long sleeve rather then have arms bare. via oh happy day

My son actually knows about Pac Man which is pretty cool. Mom and dad can even be incorporated into this costume. via the effortless chic

This suit is not available to purchase but definitely gets the creative juices flowing if your thinking about an unique DIY for the really wee ones. via oh joy

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DIY Clay Bead Necklace October 13 2015, 0 Comments

My sister in law Bee sent MB this DIY Clay necklace tutorial she and my (beautiful) niece made. Bee knows I am craft challenged and swears this is easy which after reading the instructions it seems pretty simple and a fun project to do with the kids. Gracias Bee and Hazelita!

1. Supplies needed: sculpey in color of choice (oven-bake clay), toothpick, string, oven.

2. Roll the sculpey into balls. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.

3. Using the toothpick, poke a hole through each ball. Make sure the hole will be wide enough for the string to fit through.

4. Place the sculpey balls onto a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil (or you can use a beading rack, if you have one).

5. Place the baking sheet on the top shelf of your oven. Eyeball your beads- for every 1/4 inch in diameter, you will bake for 15 minutes. These were a bit bigger than 1/4 inch, and I kept them in the oven for 15 minutes. Do not over bake.

6. Remove beads from oven, let cool (about an hour).

7. Cut string 18" long (or desired length). I like to have the necklace slip over the neck so that I don't have to keep tying and untying it. I used suede cording, which has a bit of stretch. String the beads in the order you want them on your necklace.

8. Tie the ends of the necklace together. my kiddo loved this project- so we wound up making several necklaces. So easy and fun!

 

Photo: Bee Zizzo