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Mother's Day Handprint Flower 2016

I’m a sucker for anything handprint from my girls. I love seeing the growth from year to year through their hands. You probably know this because I like to post project and gift ideas using handprints. Of course I had to make another Mother’s Day Handprint Flower Printable for 2016.

These always make a fun gift for grandmas too because it’s one of a kinda artwork from their favorite children.

They are quick but can be messy so I suggest having some wet wipes nearby. Also, clothes that are okay to have paint on them, and a surface that could get paint on it. ūüėČ

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Other then the suggestions above, you’re going to need the free printable, which you can download below, some paint, a paper plate to put the paint on, and a paint brush.

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Paint your child’s hand so that you can control the amount. Then they can place the hand on a stem.

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You can also let them use their creativity to make flowers with their fingers or thumbs.

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This can get on the messy side so beware and have your wipes handy.

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I loved watching how she made each flower.

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A fun little action shot of her showing me her painted thumb.

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And there you have it. You can have each child complete one page each, or have each child do only one flower. This project is so fun and each one is unique.

To download the 3 stem option click below

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And to download the 4 stem option click below

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Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up and I’ve been trying to think of a thoughtful gift to give when I saw these Method Pink Grapefuit Cleaners caught. These are my all time favorite cleaner (they’re even on my Amazon subscribe and save). Nothing freshens up a room like a citrus scent! And well, kids are messy and smelly so I figured teachers will appreciate it as much as mom’s do. When giving teacher gifts I aim for a consumable, something they can enjoy and use up so it doesn’t create clutter. And I try to not give treats or food, unless I know what their favorites are.

Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Pick up a couple bottles of this, get one for you and one for the teacher! Download the printable of choice, I have a Thank You and a Best Teacher one to choose from, have your student write a sweet message, tape it on and your Periodic Element Teacher Appreciation Gift is ready to go!

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The made up Periodic Elements go right along with the fun science pattern on the back and sides of the wrapper.

Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

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Science Teacher Gift Idea - Periodic Element Thank You

Download the Thank You Element (as seen on Skip to My Lou below:

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Periodic Element Teacher Gift Idea - Scientific Thank You Printable

Find more teacher appreciation ideas below:

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Pencil Posies Flower Topped Pencils


Your teacher will love this fun Mint Themed Teacher Gift - what a cute way to thank a teacher for a job well done!

Well, hello again! I’m Keri from Shaken Together¬†and I love stopping by each month to share an easy recipe, a quick craft or a seasonal gift.¬†With Teacher Appreciation Week and the end of another school year approaching, I thought I would share a thoughtful and inexpensive gift idea that is perfect for your favorite teachers!

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Mint Themed Teacher Gift with a cute "I was Mint to be in Your Class" paper flag!

I love love love themed gift giving! Here are a few of my favorite ways to do a themed gift:

  1. Pick a Color РFor example, I found all sorts of white items to tuck in our White Christmas Teacher Gift
  2. Pick a Cute Phrase – like “Thank you for the mark you make” I used for our Sharpie Teacher Gift
  3. Pick a season, event, word or uniting idea РOne of my favorites was a basket full of pampering items for hands (lotion, nail polish, nail file, etc.) for our Hands Down We Have the Best Teachers Gift

Today, I got lucky and used a cute phrase and a color!! Bonus Рthis gift cost less than $10, so it is affordable even if you have multiple teachers to buy for!

To make our¬†cute mint themed teacher gift, here is what you’ll need:

Hunting down all of the minty items to fill this bucket was the best part of this Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

  • Small metal bucket (or any other small basket or container)
  • Box of Junior Mints
  • Small packet of Mint Bath Soak
  • Minty gum
  • Tic Tacs
  • Mint green nail polish – This one from Sally Hansen is even called Mint Sorbet ūüôā

Here are a few more mint themed items that you can use for a Mint Themed Teacher Gift:

  • Mint lip balm
  • Mint foot lotion
  • Mint chocolate candy or truffles
  • Mint colored office supplies
  • Mint colored socks
  • Mint hot chocolate packets

The hunt to find the minty things for this gift was my favorite part … I was wandering up and down the aisles of my local Target scoping out all of the fun finds!¬†Once you’ve tracked down everything you are going to put in the gift, just tuck everything in the bucket.

Quick tip: place the biggest items standing up vertical in the back of the bucket to create some height and a foundation to lean and tuck the other items around.

Quick Tip when filling our Mint Themed Teacher Gift - tuck the larger items vertically in the back of the bucket to create height and a foundation for the other items!

All of the minty treats and treasures tucked in our Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

Once all of the mint items were¬†tucked in the bucket, I thought it would be cute to add a stamped paper flag with the phrase “I was mint to be in your class!”

Stamp a paper flag with "I was Mint to be in your Class" for a cute touch for the Mint Themed Teacher Gift!

To make this cute paper flag, grab a piece of mint colored scrapbook paper cut as pictured below, a paper straw (or skewer or lollipop stick), washi tape and some bakers twine. Use the washi tape to attach the paper flag to the paper straw. Then, tie a small bow around the straw with a length of bakers twine.

A few basic craft supplies make a paper flag to tuck in our Mint Themed Teacher gift!

Finally, stamp or write your minty message on the paper flag:

  • I was MINT to be in your class
  • Thank you for your commit-MINT
  • Your’e worth a MINT
  • You MINT so much to me this year

Add the paper flag and this Mint Themed Teacher Gift is ready to give! SO cute, right?!

Our Mint Themed Teacher Gift is a thoughtful and inexpensive way to say thank you to a great teacher! Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Here are a few more great ideas for Teacher Gifts!

Orange You Glad It's Almost Summer Teacher Appreciation Gift from Shaken Together

Orange You Glad it’s Almost Summer Teacher Gift

Fruit Bowl Teacher Gift + Printable Tags from Shaken Together

Fruit Bowl Teacher Appreciation Gift + Printable Tags

Monogram Marquee

Monogram Marquee Teacher Gift

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Plant Teacher Gift + Printable Poem

 See you all again next month!!


13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo class party or family party?¬† We’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite Cinco de Mayo party ideas to help you out.¬† You’re going to love them!

Cinco de Mayo Table Setting Printables from The Crafting Chicks

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

DIY Cereal Box Pinata from Messes to Memories

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

Tostadas from Culinary Mamas

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

Cinco de Mayo Napkin Rings from Tiny Side Kick

DIY Cinco de Mayo Napkin Rings

Papel Picados from Create Craft Love

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

Mexican Street Corn Dip from Cooking and Beer

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Sombrero Cookies from Random Thoughts of a Supermom!

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Fiesta Party Kit Printable from The 36th Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Party printables

DIY Sombreros from Craft Klatch

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

DIY Felt Sugar Skull Sachets from Adventures in Making

DIY Felt Sugar Skulls

Paper Fan Garland from The House That Lars Built

DIY Cinco de Mayo Paper Fans

Let the Fiesta Begin! Printable from Whipperberry

Cinco de Mayo printable

Fresh and Easy Guacamole Recipe from My Sister’s Suitcase

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!


Pirate Party Table

I recently put together a quick and easy Nautical Party Tablescape using the Recollections‚ĄĘ Craft It‚ĄĘ¬†party¬†d√©cor items from Michaels. All the decorations came together in less than a half an hour, thanks to the convenience of the line.¬†Now that’s a really big deal, cause you know the “party moms” out there? The ones who start planning birthday parties 6 months in advance and spend hours and hours creating and decorating for that party? Whelp, I’m not that mom. So the fact that this went together so quickly with so little effort is a really big deal! I’m all about the shortcuts!

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The cake topper was made with 2 skewers, a piece of bakers twine with flags from the line attached with glue dots.

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The same flags were attached to skewers to create these donut kabobs. I think the crumb donut holes look like they’re covered in sand

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The blue banner was create from a pack of patterned triangles that I attached to baker’s twine with mini clothespins

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Play Like a Pirate bottle wrappers add another fun and quick touch to this simple party.

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Easter Egg Dye Kit Free Printables

This Easter Egg Dye Kit printable is too cute not to share with your friends and neighbors! Emily from Sissyprint designed this cute little gift.

Help others build holiday memories by packaging one up and gifting it away! Help cut some of the work by preparing the boiled eggs ahead of time, and wrapping it up in this vintage egg carton sleeve. Here’s a great way to prepare a lot of boiled eggs at once, without smelling up your house. As a mom I’m fully aware at the chaos that comes with dyeing eggs, so aware that I’ve gotten really good at putting it off. But if I received this with everything we needed, including the eggs already to go, it would be so helpful!¬†Cut out the colored egg printable and place on top of each egg, giving your friends a happy surprise when they open the box. If you want to gift them a bottle of vinegar, there’s even a coordinating vinegar bottle wrapper included in the kit, making it look perfectly festive for an¬†upcoming egg decorating bash!

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You could use the paper eggs to write little notes, or jokes, or even the instructions for dyeing eggs found here. It’s a little gift that will cost around $3, but so thoughtful and sugar free!

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Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable Some”bunny” Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable

Sharing a Free Printable with our lovely readers today! ¬†A treat tag that says Some”bunny” Loves You! ¬†Add to an Easter basket, or Easter treat! Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable Just print the free printable, cut out the circles and tie up your treat with a ribbon. ¬†We added this Some”bunny” loves you treat tag to our bunny treat mix. ¬†Can’t wait to share it with our neighbors and friends this year. Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable Some"bunny" Loves You Treat Tag Free Printable You can download the tag for the Some”bunny” Loves you printable Here:

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“Hoppy” ¬†Easter Tags

Add these “Hoppy” Easter tags to a bag full of mini Cadburry Eggs! My kind of treat. ¬† Just add a fluffy pom-pom tail!

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Easter Treat Tags

Add these fun treat tags to any Easter treat, like these mini Peep nests, or bunny candy holders. sm easter treats 7

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DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

DIY Easter Baskets

Easter is sneaking up on me this year!¬† Time to pull out those baskets!¬† For those of you looking for that special Easter basket, we’ve got some of the best in this post!¬† These baskets are for everyone.¬† We’ve got some darling baskets to sew, an adorable one made of wood, one made of crepe paper, personalized baskets and an egg shaped one that the kids will love to help with.

Egg Shaped Easter Basket from HMH Designs

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

DIY Easter Bucket from The Pinning Mama

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

Fabric Easter Basket from V and Co.

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

Easter Basket Cupcakes from The Crafting Chicks

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!

Mini Easter Basket Favors from At Home on the Bay

Mini Easter Basket Favors

Crepe Paper Easter Basket from Smile Mercantile

Crepe Paper Easter Baskets

DIY Decoupage Avengers Easter Basket from Oh So Savvy Mom

DIY Decoupage Avengers Easter Basket

DIY Tutu Easter Basket from Paging Fun Mums

Tutu Easter Baskets

Personalized Easter Baskets from The Daily D.I.Y.er

Personalized Easter Baskets

Wood Easter Basket from Ana White

DIY Wooden Easter Basket

Mini Easter Basket Place Card Holders from The Crafting Chicks

Mini Easter Basket Place Card Holders

Bunny Baskets from Going Star Fishing

Bunny Easter Baskets

Fabric Easter Baskets from Sew Me Some Love

Fabric Easter Baskets

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Basket from The Girl Creative

Paper Plate Easter Basket

Personalized Easter Pails from Simply Kierste

Personalized Easter Pails

Easter Basket Name Tags from The Crafting Chicks

Easter Basket Name Tags

DIY Easter Baskets - fabric baskets, wood baskets, personalized baskets, pails, buckets, easter tags and party favors - Love these simple Easter baskets!


sm leprechaun mask header Sharing a Leprechaun Mask idea just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

These leprechaun masks are a hoot! ¬†I used to teach preschool and first grade, and my students made them every year! ¬†We would wear them for our treasure hunt! ¬†Originally my mom made these for her 3rd graders…I get all my creativity from that classy lady! sm leprechaun masks hl 2 We made some Leprechaun masks this year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. ¬†I also made a printable leprechaun mask pattern to share with our readers. ¬†You can read about the awesome St. Patrick’s Day printable pack HERE. sm leprechaun mask 3 After cutting out the printable mask pattern, we use pencils to curl the leprechaun beard. ¬†Top off with a fancy shamrock to the hat! sm st patricks day leprechaun mask My kids think the huge nose on the leprechaun mask printable is hilarious! sm leprechaun mask horz sm leprechaun mask logan Love these cute little leprechauns of mine! ¬†I laugh every time they put on their leprechaun mask! sm leprechaun mask h 2 sm leprechaun mask hl sm leprechaun masks h l 3 sm leprechaun mask 2 For another fun idea for kids this St. Patrick’s Day, check out these Leprechaun Photo Props! sm st patricks day photo props You can purchase our fun St. Patrick’s Day Kit…and just print! ¬†You will find over 40 pages-17 activities of great ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. ¬†Great for preschools, school parties, and families.
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sm leprechaun photo props header St. Patrick’s Day is so fun for kids. ¬†Sharing a cute idea for Leprechaun photo props. ¬†If you are planning a St. Patrick’s party, or just hosting a family activity, these are such a fun way to add fun to the party!

We love to take silly pictures on St. Patrick’s day, with the kids all dressed in green. ¬†These St. Patrick’s Day photo props will make our photos even more fun this year. sm st patricks day photo props
For these leprechaun photo props, you will need:

-pictures of hats, beards, mustaches

-paper straws (I love the black and white)

-tape
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You can find these Leprechaun photo prop printables in our St. Patrick’s Kit! ¬†17 fun ideas are part of the kit too! ¬†You can read more about our kit and the details on the fun activities HERE! St. Patrick's Printable Pack
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