🎄Festive Season Gift Series🎁
Try out some easy to do personalized wrapping paper this festive season.
Using simple inexpensive brown wrapping paper is great for customizing but also cuts down on the amount of rolls you have to buy. (Also great for year round wrapping needs!) Another idea is to be eco conscious and try using things you have at home like craft paper, newspaper, or even brown paper shopping bags.
Happy Wrapping 😊
Tips and Tricks:
This recipe is easy to follow but learn from my mistakes and take your time. My first couple batches were a big fail 👎🏻.
•Slowly mix in your water and specifically use lukewarm water.
•Start baking your salt dough at a low temperature and work your way up over time. I tried to bake mine too quick and they started raising or bubbling up. Set aside 4-5 hours for this project.
•After painting and decorating, don’t forget to seal your ornaments with a lacquer or sealer. This will help your ornaments last longer.
🎄Festive Season Gift Series🎁
Affordable Fun & Easy gift ideas for neighbors, friends, family.
Salt Dough Ornaments 🎄
Looking for a special homemade gift this season? Try out this easy recipe for salt dough ornaments. Your kids will love decorating them and grandparents love receiving special memories of a babies footprint or handprint.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup lukewarm water
🎄Festive Season Gift Series🎁 with OurMummyLife
DIY Advent Calendars
Easy, affordable ways to customize a gift for the people you care about!
1: Coffee Capsule Advent Calendar: this can also be for tea or candy lovers.
2: 12 Days of Beer: can also be swapped out for mine bottles of wine or champagne 🍾😊
3: 12 Days of Alcohol 🍷🍾🍺🍸: Great way to curate your friend’s favorite alcohol.
🎃 Happy Halloween 🎃
Check out some of these easy to do and fun crafts/deco using food and nature.
End of School Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas 💡💡
Need a last minute EASY gift idea for that special teacher??
1.Handprint flower card. Many teachers just want a simple sentimental handmade gift. A little paint and markers and you’re set! ** You can also apply this phrase to a potted plant for a gift.
2.Popcorn and a movie gift card. Summer is here and so are some really great new movie releases. Treat your teacher with a chance to relax at the movies.
3.Fancy teas is another way to help your teacher relax after a long year of rambunctious kids. You can also swap this out for a Starbucks gift card with the phrase “Thanks a latte for all that you do”.
4.Lightbulb container filled with candy. This idea takes a bit of searching for the container (I found mine for cheap at a local shop but others can be bought on Amazon).
5.At home cookie mix. Know Amy teachers with a sweet tooth? Who doesn’t love easy ready to make fresh cookies??????
Simple Father's Day Craft and Card Ideas
All you need is some sturdy paper, paint, and markers.
***I am in no way an artist so feel free to put a more decorative spin on these ideas 🤣
Happy Father’s Day!!!
a fun inexpensive way to make a floating race track!
all you need is:
*2 Foam pads *Scissors *Pen & Black Marker
Check out these simple and fun craft decorations for Easter.
Dying Easter eggs can be messy...so why not try these craft alternatives like painting with cotton balls or a wine cork. Also try stamping with a potato (Adults required) or an empty toilet paper roll.
DIY frame - to display your kids art!
Here's what you'll need
•A frame (thin cardboard is fine!)
•I used 1 frame vertically & 1 horizontally
•Some Art to hang!
slimy fun for the whole family!
1) 1 cup Wood glue
2) 1 cup Shaving cream
3) 25ml Hand Soap
4) 25ml Starch Powder
5) 2 tsp Baby Oil
6) 1 tsp Food Coloring of your choice
7) 2 tsp Borax powder (dissolved in 2 cups water)
*Adult supervision advised
*Handle Borax carefully, only adults should mix this
*Wash hands after making
*Do Not eat
*Music credit: https://www.bensound.com
A felt Christmas tree with decorations are great for toddlers. Helps keep them away from the real deal Tree.
Super easy to make! All you need is some colored felt, scissors, glue for the decorations, and tape/command strips to hang tree.
It's that time of year again, Back to school!!!! Many have already headed back, but next week will be the beginning for most of us in France. Have fun with your little one and try doing these fun crafts in preparation for the start of school.
Great for first day of school photo or their handprint. Also possible to write down a couple of fun facts like favorite color or what they are most excited for.
Iconic symbol for going back to school. Have fun going over shapes like circles and squares. Let the child place where they want the shapes. Teach your child the name of their new school by writing on the bus. Also possible to add photos to the windows on the bus. Simply have FUN!
Great opportunity to go over good behaviors and how to have fun with their new friends. Great for preparing your child for a new environment, if this is their first year at school.
Wising everyone a HAPPY Back To School!!!!
*Fun Halloween Crafts*
Halloween is just around the corner👻.
Try these easy, fun crafts at home with your little ones. 👻🕷🎃
Masking Tape Mummy
* Cut out a gingerbread man shape from construction paper and then apply torn strips of masking tape is a random order. Finish with some spooky googly eyes. 👀
Cotton Ball Ghost
* Cut out a ghost shape from construction paper. Apply cotton balls with glue to the entire ghost shape. Finish with a happy or spooky face.
Confetti Candy Corn
* Cut out a candy corn shape (triangle) from construction paper. Tear tiny pieces of colored (yellow, orange, white) paper. Apply glue and colored paper one stripe at a time. Finish with writing your name or make multiples and string them together.
Spooky Spider 🕷
* Apply black washable paint to the palm of your hand. Press hand on white piece of paper or paper plate. Reapply paint and press hand opposite of the first hand print. Color in the center of Spider.
* Apply white washable paint to the palm of hand and part of wrist. Press hand/wrist to black poster board or construction paper. Finish by glueing cotton swaps (qtips) on to your handprint.
Have Fun preparing for Halloween 🎃