Monday, March 31, 2014

15 April Fools Jokes for Kids

Tomorrow is Rosey Posey's favorite day of the year: April Fools' Day!! I have compiled a list of some of our favorites to try this year. Most of these can be done with minimal prep, so enjoy!!

7. Fake Spills  //  8. Candy Broccoli  //  9. Mash Potato Sundae  //  10. Colored Water  //  11. Fake Grilled Cheese //  12. Liquid Drinks?  //  13. Fishing Dolar Prank  //  14. Candy Swap  //  15. April Fool Lunches

Which ones are your favorite? What will you be doing this year? Share your jokes and pranks below!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Saturdays 3/29

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    “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” 
    Free Spring Printables!
    Easy Hipster Easter Eggs
    20 Easy Easter Projects!

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    Friday, March 28, 2014

    April Fools: Doughnut Seed Printable

    Rosey Posey is a BIG fan of April Fools day. With it only a few days away, we were looking for some simple jokes to play on family that didn't make a mess or hurt anyone. I saw this in one of our favorite magazines, and decided to make a cute printable to share: Doughnut Seeds!! This is such a simple and cute joke, especially for the younger ones ;)

    Print out the printable in a 4X6 format (Or you can resize it depending on the size of your bag). Add Cheerios to the treat bag, fold printable in half and staple to bag.

     You can go as far as to letting the kid's plant the 'seeds'. If you wanted to get really crazy, you could let them plant the 'seeds' then leave a box of doughnuts the next morning. How far will you go with this April Fools Joke?

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Magic Hatching Easter Eggs

    This post ironically started with a clogged bathroom sink. Which lead to me searching Pinterest and using baking soda and vinegar to unclog the drain (Which worked by the way). During my search I found this post by Fun at Home with Kids. It looked like so much fun that we gave it a try.

    • Baking Soda
    • White Vinegar
    • Food Coloring
    • Liquid Dish Soap
    • Surprises (We used some of Rosey Posey's lego flowers.)

    1. Mix 1 T. Water with 1-3 drops food coloring.

    2. Add colored water to 1/3 Cup baking soda. IMPORTANT: Add the food coloring to the water, NOT the baking soda.

    3. Use a fork to mix up the water and baking soda.  You will have a powdery dough. If it's too powdery add a little more water, but no more than 1/4 tsp.

    4. Use 1/2 the mix and an egg create to shape 1 half of an egg. Put a few drops of liquid dish soap in the center (the more soap the more bubbles).

    5. Add a surprise to the center, then use the rest of the mix to form the other half of the egg. You can mold two halves or just use your hands.

    6. Allow the eggs to dry on a paper towel for 6-12 hours. Make sure to put something washable under the paper towel to protect your counter and table tops as the food coloring will bleed through.

    7. We made our eggs the day before and let them dry all night.

    8. Pour about 3/4 cup of vinegar (no need to measure) in a small bowl and place in a larger bowl or pan to catch the overflow. (NOTE: Vinegar will mess up metal dishes and pans. Use plastic or disposable.) Drop in an egg and have fun!!

    Bubee and Little Lady had so much fun blowing the bubbles and popping them. Little Lady put some in her mouth at one point, but that's one of the best parts of this fun: It's perfectly safe. May not taste good, but it's safe.

    Rosey Posey thought it was awesome to watch and kept chanting, "More bubbles, more bubbles".

    At one point she had to go 'fishing' for her prize. "Ewww, it's slimy!!"  She quickly got over that and enjoyed getting her hands dirty.

    This is a great activity for all ages:  from the texture and sensory activity for toddlers to the science and chemistry for school age students.

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    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Easy Chick Cupcakes and Other Spring Cupcake Ideas

    With Easter less than a month away, I am looking for more fun Easter foods. We always have a family Easter Egg Hunt the Saturday before Easter at my grandfather's and everyone brings food. I love to bring the cute stuff ;) I am not good TERRIBLE at decorating cupcakes, so I needed something EASY! I promise you: If I can make these, you can!

    • 1 Box of yellow cake mix (and whatever the mix calls for)
    • 1 Can squirt yellow icing
    • 2 Tubes gel iceing (Black and Orange)
    • Yellow sugar
    • 12-24 Yellow cupcake liners

    1. Bake the cupcakes according to the box directions. Let cool completely.

    2.  Ice the cupcakes with yellow icing. Smooth out with a knife or spatula.

    3. Sprinkle an abundant amount of yellow sugar on a plate. Dip and roll the cupcake in the sugar to evenly cover the cupcake.

    4. Use the black gel icing to add 2 eyes.

    5. Use the yellow squirt icing to add wings. Just a small amount on each side.

    6. Use the orange gel icing to add a beak and feet.

    And Viola! You have and easy and cute chick cupcakes. Even without a 'perfect' wing (Left cupcake), they still look SO Cute! Meme and I made a couple of these, then started having fun with the rest of the cupcakes, so I thought I'd share some Spring cupcake insperation with you:

    The little eggs in the grass are Robin's Eggs (Whoppers) and Reece's Eggs. Most of the others are just fun spring sprinkles we found at Target. Which cupcake is your favorite?

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    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Easter Egg Garland

    This simple craft can add so much Spring to your house or party. I originally saw this on Pinterest which lead me here. Personally I don't have the patience to trace and cut out that many eggs, so I cheated with an oval paper punch. It was TOTALLY worth the $6.50 I spent on it!  It is so easy the kids can help, and you can customize with your own color scheme.

    • Spring-colored color chips
    • Large oval paper punch
    • String (I used some butcher's string)
    • Large needle (Optional)
    • Small hole punch

    1. Use the paper punch to make LOTS of eggs. I found it easiest to turn the paper punch upside down so I could line up the white line in the center. You can make 2 tone eggs or single colors.

    I can get 5 eggs out of the large Behr color chips. You do have be careful not to punch out the paint names.

    2. Once punched out, arrange the eggs by color. You can do a pattern or a fade. Get creative and make it your own.

    3. Use the small hole punch to punch 2 holes in the top, parallel to the white line.

    4. Thread the eggs onto the string. I found it easiest to use a large needle.

    5. Space out the eggs and hang on the wall, mantle, or entry way and enjoy!

    We hung ours on the wall above our dinning table. It adds such a nice spring touch to the room. This garland took me about 15 min to make and was so simple. Bubee helped me pick out the colors and is so proud of it!

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