Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar

Enjoy this easy M&M Cookies in a Jar recipe! It’s a delicious homemade gift for family, teachers or friends for Halloween. Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar Cookies in a jar are great homemade gifts for teachers and friends! We made these tasty Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar craft many years ago at one […]

The post Halloween M&M Cookies in a Jar appeared first on Living Locurto.

Easter Baskets for Teens

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags. Fun gift ideas for teenager girls and boys!

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Sponsored by Family Dollar

Family Dollar DIY Easter Baskets for Teens

Need some fun new Easter basket ideas for teens? Then you’ll love what I found at Family Dollar for my teenagers! Join me as I walk you through what I found for $25 or less at Family Dollar. Don’t miss my new giant free printable Easter bunny tags to make your gift baskets extra fun!

Family Dollar is full of so many great products and deals, that it’s hard to decide what to choose. I really could spend hours in that store! On my last trip, I spent a lot of time shopping for things I thought teenagers would like and actually use. These Easter basket gift ideas for teen girls and boys will definitely save you time on your next shopping trip to Family Dollar.

Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Easter Baskets for Teens that they can actually use!

Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! I had so much fun finding affordable gifts my kids could actually use and love. Find more Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Smart Reusable Easter Basket Container

I like to choose Easter baskets that can be reused after giving. When I was little, my mom always found the most fun, unusual containers for gifts. I must have gotten that idea from her!

If you’ve never been to your local Family Dollar, then I highly recommend going there today! I found so many fun containers for $1-$3 each, that it was hard to choose which ones I would use for my teen’s Easter baskets.

These cute square caddy containers were only $1 each and come in various colors. New caddy’s are just what my kids need in their bathroom too!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute caddy from Family Dollar.

What to put in an Easter Basket for Teens

First of all, think technology! My teens fight the most about who has taken who’s phone charger, so I immediately went to the front of Family Dollar to shop their tech products.

Wireless Phone Chargers

I found some great wireless chargers and know my daughter will love this unicorn charger!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - wireless chargers from Family Dollar.

 

Adorable Plush Food Pillows

Next I found the cutest super soft, sweet treat food plushies for only $3! How cute are these? They have donuts, hot dogs, pizza and french fry mini plushies. I wanted to get all of them!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute food plush from Family Dollar.

 

More Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens

  • Favorite Snacks – Teen boys (at least mine) are all about the food! So be sure to grab their favorite snacks along with the usual Easter candy.
  • Bath & Beauty Products – Teen girls can never have enough nail polish, make-up or bath products. I really love the hair towel I found for my daughter and need to get one for myself too!
  • Joke Items – I couldn’t pass-up the dollar whoopee cushion for my son!
  • Pens & Journals – You can’t go wrong with scented pens, journals or cute stickers.
  • Jewelry, Shoes and Hair Accessories – I saw a lot of cute flip flops and earrings on my last trip to Family Dollar too!

–> For more great Easter Basket ideas, check out Family Dollar’s weekly deals HERE.

 

Easter Basket Free Printable Tags

I designed some jumbo bunny tags for these Easter Baskets and think they turned out really cute! Download the tags below, then trim with scissors and tape to a colorful paper straw to insert into your gift basket.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

 

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Print Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

Download the Jumbo Easter Gift Tags ©2019 LivingLocurto.com

 

Watch Me Make These Easter Baskets

I hope you found lots of fun gift ideas with these items from Family Dollar. Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! Find even more amazing Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

 

The post Easter Baskets for Teens appeared first on Living Locurto.

Recycled Bottle Cat Container

Making a recycled bottle cat container is an easy craft and a lot of fun! Learn how to repurpose shampoo bottles by turning them into cute kitty cat containers.

Recycled bottle cat container. Fun and simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

Sponsored by Mirum

Easy Recycled Bottle Cat Container

Recycled Bottle Cat Containers make a cute, and best of all FREE craft! I came up with this fun idea after doing a little spring cleaning.

My cat is not feeling well and living in my bathroom right now, which means I’m constantly cleaning that room for him. I found a bunch of old shampoo bottles that I started to trash, but decided to turn them into cat containers instead. I guess my cat inspired me!

Recycled bottle cat containers are a fun and simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers. #craft #cat

Start Fresh This Spring

Spring is the perfect time to clear out your old bathroom products and start fresh! I’m writing on behalf of CVS to let you know they are having an amazing offer on various Suave products.  Now is the perfect time to buy new products for the entire family! I got all of these great Suave products for less than $15.

Recycled bottle cat container. Fun and simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

Here’s what I got at CVS:

  • Suave Ocean Breeze Body Wash for my daughter who loves body wash. This contains mineral-rich sea algae extract, and is infused with Vitamin E, which can help condition her dry skin.
  • Suave Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner for me! Did you know your hair’s natural keratin protein depletes over time, leading to frizzy and unmanageable hair. This helps restore and tame unruly strands for smoother silky hair.

Go ahead and use up and recycle those half-empty bottles with this fun cat container craft. Then head over to CVS for some great values. Right now get 2 for $6 + Buy 2 and get $2 ExtraBucks rewards with your CVS card.

Recycled bottle cat container is a simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

 

How to Make a Recycled Bottle Cat Container

Now that you’ve cleaned out old bottles of shampoo, lotion and body wash. It’s time to make some cute cat containers.

Recycled bottle cat container is a simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

 

I think these easy Recycled Bottle Cat Containers would be fun for a kid’s birthday party activity. Just have pre-cut bottles cut and let kids draw their own cat faces on the bottles with a sharpie.

What you’ll need:

  • Shampoo, lotion or body wash bottles (Remove labels with nail polish remover)
  • Sharpie
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Sand paper (optional)

Recycled bottle cat container is a simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

  1. Start by drawing a line for the head and ears with your sharpie on the front of the bottle.
  2. On the back, draw the cat’s tail.
  3. Carefully begin cutting out the cat’s ears and move towards the back towards the tail.
  4. Cut as much of the bottle away from the tail with the blade, then use scissors to shape everything nice and neat. If the edges are too rough or sharp, sand down with sandpaper.
  5. Wash out any extra product from the bottle and clean any pen marks.
  6. Draw a cat face and you’re done.

Recycled bottle cat container is a simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

 

What Should You Do With Your Cat Container?

Here are some fun ideas for how to use your new kitty cat containers:

  • Hang in shower to hold razors or face cleaner
  • Use as a planter
  • Hang on a wall for decor
  • Pencil holders
  • To store headphone and phone chargers

I hope this project inspired you to start fresh and try something new. Don’t miss the great deals for Suave at CVS!

Recycled bottle cat container is a simple craft! Easy repurposed shampoo bottles turned into cute kitty cat containers.

The post Recycled Bottle Cat Container appeared first on Living Locurto.

Galaxy Jars

Learn how to make glow in the dark Galaxy Jars. This easy craft is perfect to make when watching 3Below on Netflix. Light up your galaxy jars, pop some popcorn and snuggle up for an out of this world adventure!

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. An easy DIY craft tutorial and party decor idea for kids. #craft #kids

Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars

Sponsored by DreamWorks Animation Television

With kids out of school for the holidays, this is the perfect time to get crafty at home! Today’s craft idea for these easy glow in the dark Galaxy Jars was inspired by Tales of Arcadis: 3Below, a cute new animated series streaming now on Netflix. It’s perfect for the whole family to watch together over the holiday break!

From the director Guillermo del Toro and the team behind DreamWorks Trollhunters, 3Below is a hilarious tale of alien royalty who must escape intergalactic bounty hunters by blending in on a primitive junk heap known as Earth.

Make one or two of these Galaxy Jars, grab some popcorn and snuggle up for some out of this world family adventures!

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. An easy DIY craft tutorial and party decor idea for kids. Inspired by 3Below, a kid Netflix series.

About 3Below

3Below follows two royal teenage aliens, Aja and Krel, and their bodyguard Vex, as they flee a surprise takeover of their home planet and crash-land on Earth. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they must blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all while attempting to repair their ship to return to and defend their home planet.

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. An easy DIY craft tutorial and party decor idea for kids. Inspired by 3Below, a kid Netflix series.

Easy Galaxy Jars Craft

I thought glow in the dark Galaxy Jars would be fun to make and then light up while watching this new series! After we got to testing the galaxy jars, I came up with two different versions for you to choose from.

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. An easy DIY craft tutorial and party decor idea for kids by Living Locurto.

  • On the left is the No-Mess Galaxy Jar version with a printable galaxy backdrop from 3Below.
  • On the right is the slimy Ooey Gooey Galaxy Jar version that I know your kids will enjoy making. Just like Princess Aja’s alien dog, Luug, it’s a slobber mess, but of course super fun!

 

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars

With only a few ingredients, these glowing Galaxy Jars are a piece of cake to make! Here are the directions for both versions that I showed in the photo above.

What you’ll need to make the Ooey Gooey Galaxy Jars:

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. An easy DIY craft tutorial and party decor idea for kids by Living Locurto.

Step 1

Remove the caps to the glue and squeeze some of each color onto a plate (plastic disposable is best). Use a plastic spoon to pick up some blue glue and rub it around the inside of a glass jar. Coat the jar well, but not too thick.

Next, spread some purple glue around, then add some pink in several places.

 Galaxy Jars are an easy DIY craft tutorial and party decor idea for kids by Living Locurto.

Step 2

Place the jar into the microwave and set the timer to 40 seconds. The heat from the microwave will heat the glue making it crystalize on the glass. You might need to heat for 30 additional seconds if you don’t notice the glue drying.

CAUTION: The jar will be HOT. Use an oven mitt to remove the glass from the microwave.

Let the jar completely cool.

Add more glue if you want more color and repeat the heating process. Only do this a few times, overheating can cause the glue to burn and darken the glass.

How to make Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial by Living Locurto

Step 3

Once the jars have cooled, add a battery operated votive candle or glow stick and enjoy looking into the galaxy when it gets dark!

How to make Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial by Living Locurto. Watch them glow in the dark! How to make Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial by Living Locurto. Watch them glow in the dark!

You’ll love the way the jars look with blue and pink glow stick bracelets! We had bad storms last night which caused our power to go out for several hours. Guess what came to the rescue? Talk about perfect timing. ha!

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial by Living Locurto.

How to make Glow in the Dark Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial by Living Locurto.

 

What you’ll need to make the No-Mess Galaxy Jars:

  • Glass Jars
  • Battery Operated Votive Candle or Glow Sticks (in pink, purple or blue)
  • Free Printable 3Below Galaxy Paper

Click Here to Print the Galaxy Paper

Click here to print the Galaxy Paper

 

Step 1

Print the Galaxy Paper and trim to fit the size of your jar then place a battery operated votive candle or glow stick into the jar. That’s it! These look great on a party table or to use to hold pens and pencils.

How to make Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial with free printable by Living Locurto.

How to make Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial with free printable by Living Locurto.

I hope you enjoy these easy glow in the dark Galaxy Jars craft ideas! Check out the new animated series Tales of Arcadia: 3Below on Netflix Family today. We’re having fun watching it together as our Galaxy Jars glow!

How to make Galaxy Jars. Easy craft tutorial inspired by 3Below by Living Locurto.

 

Watch the official 3Below trailer below. Happy New Year!


 

The post Galaxy Jars appeared first on Living Locurto.

Christmas Tree Donut Wall

How to make an easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for $25 or less. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season!

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season! Cute party dessert table idea, holiday decor and breakfast treat. #christmas #donuts

Easy to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall

I’m a HUGE fan of donut walls for a party, but they always look so complicated to make. But since I really wanted one for my annual Grinch Party, I brainstormed a way to make an easy donut wall that was of course green and could be made with simple to find materials from a craft store. From that brainstorming came our  newest holiday party creation…. the Christmas Tree Donut Wall!

Seriously, how cute is this donut wall? It would be great for any holiday party because it’s small enough to take in the car and set up wherever you want!

Both kids and adults will go crazy over it! I’m sure my daughter will want to make one for her cheer team this year. What’s great is, this craft is even simple enough for kids to make!

Make this easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for:

  • your family on Christmas morning
  • a teacher appreciation breakfast
  • a Christmas party instead of your usual dessert

 

How to make an easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Holiday party food craft and Christmas decoration will wow your guests. by Living Locurto

Low Cost Holiday Party Food Craft

Not only is this Christmas Tree Donut Wall SO EASY to make and looks adorable on your party table, it costs next to nothing. Literally the most expensive thing you’ll buy are the donuts! You can make your own donuts with my homemade donut recipe below to save money. We got ours made at a local donut shop for $15. Overall this project will cost you less than $25. Gotta love that!!!

For this tutorial, Living Locurto team member and party expert Annaliese shows you how to make our donut wall, along with a simple way to style this on your own holiday party table. I hope you love this fun food idea as much as we do!

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft will wow your guests! Cute dessert, holiday decor and breakfast idea. LivingLocurto.com

 

How to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall

This adorable Christmas Tree Donut Wall will make any donut lover’s dreams come true!

Enjoy these step-by-step photos and instructions. Be sure to click here to leave a comment below, and if you make this, please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LivingLocurto or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see and feature you on the Living Locurto social channels!

What you’ll need for a Christmas Tree Donut Wall:

  • 1 White Foam Board (20″ x 30″)
  • 4” Lollipop Sticks (You will need 8 sticks cut in half)
  • Yellow Scrapbook Paper
  • Red Scrapbook Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • 15 Green Glazed Donuts

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft will wow your guests and make a great gift! Cute dessert, holiday decor and breakfast idea. LivingLocurto.com

Step 1

Turn the foam board vertically and measure to find the center. The board will stand up tall when completed.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 1. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 2

Measure roughly 7” down from the center of the top of the board. This is where the top of the first donut will be placed.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 2. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 3

Begin arranging the donuts in a “Christmas tree” shape on top of the foam board. Start with one donut in the top row, two in the second row, etc, until you end with five donuts in the bottom row.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 3. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 4

Using a pencil, mark a spot inside the donuts’ holes right at the very top to mark where you will place the sticks from which they will hang. Remember, DO NOT put the mark in the middle, it must be at the top of the hole where the donut will rest on the stick.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 4. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 5 

Cut each 4” lollipop stick in half and press firmly into the foam board on top of each of your marked spots. The sticks should stay put inside the board, but if you want to insure they don’t fall out, you can hot glue them to the board. If you plan to use this donut wall only one time, I wouldn’t bother with glue! Skipping that step will save yourself some time.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 5. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 6

Cut a star from yellow scrapbook paper and then hot glue it to the board directly above the top donut.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 6. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 7

Cut a 3”x3” square from red scrapbook paper and hot glue it to the board in the center of the bottom row of donuts.

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 7. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

Step 8

Add all of your donuts to form a Christmas Tree. The end result is so adorable!!!

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall - Step 8. Easy Christmas Party Food Craft by Living Locurto

The Perfect Christmas Tree Donut Wall

With very little time and money, you can make the cutest donut wall ever this holiday season!

How to make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This simple Christmas party food craft will wow your guests! Cute dessert table idea, holiday decor and breakfast treat. LivingLocurto.com

Easy Homemade Donut Recipe

If you want to make your own donuts, here is a simple homemade donut recipe you can make in minutes!

Christmas Tree Donut Wall – Homemade Donut Recipe

How to make easy homemade donuts for a fun Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This cute Christmas party food will look amazing on a holiday dessert table.

  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 2 cups cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • green food coloring
  • candy sprinkles (optional)
  • donut pan
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray one donut pans with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix (the dry mix) with the applesauce.
  3. Add donut batter to a gallon-size baggie or frosting bag and pipe into each donut ring almost completely full with batter. 

  4. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until donuts spring up when touched. Let donuts cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  5. Add frosting to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 15-20 seconds. Stir in several drops of green food coloring until you get the desired color. 

  6. While the frosting is creamy and melted, dip one donut at a time into the frosting and place each donut back on the wire rack and cover with sprinkles.

  7. Repeat until all donuts are glazed. Give the glaze 15 minutes to cool, then add to your Christmas Tree Donut Wall.

What do you think?  CLICK HERE to leave a comment below.

Get Featured! Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LivingLocurto or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see and feature you on the Living Locurto social channels!

 

Leave a Comment on Living Locurto about the Christmas Tree Donut Wall Fun Food Holiday Party Craft

 

 

You might also like these fun Christmas Party Ideas…

Santa Cheese Ball Christmas Party Appetizer

This fun Santa Cheese Ball is an adorable no bake fun food Christmas Party appetizer idea! Ranch and cheddar cheese ball recipe.

 

Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Cookies

Adorable No Bake Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Cookies made with Oreos. Fun Disney themed holiday cookies for a party, gifts or cookie exchange.

 

 

Annaliese Johnson, Living Locurto Team member and Party Stylist.

Photos & Styling by Annaliese Johnson

Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10 located in historic downtown McKinney, Texas. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever.

The post Christmas Tree Donut Wall appeared first on Living Locurto.

Reese’s Slime Recipe

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! How to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy.

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! How to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy. #slime

This Reese’s Slime Recipe is Incredible!

If you love chocolate peanut butter cups, then you’ll go crazy over this fun new Reese’s Slime Recipe! The best part about this awesome craft is that it’s EDIBLE slime! Yep, you can actually eat this if you feel the need for a snack during play time. My daughter is obsessed with slime. She recently made the best Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe that went crazy around the internet. She has a slime Instagram account where she makes videos of her latest slime creations, so I thought it would be fun to do a summer slime series here on Living Locurto!

I’m excited to start off our Summer Slime Series with this incredible edible Reese’s Slime Recipe! This recipe calls for Peanut Butter Slime and Chocolate Slime (the chocolate is actually more like putty). Both recipes are super easy to make and when you mix them together, you have one of our favorite candies.

How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Slime

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! Learn how to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy. Easy homemade putty. #slime #slimerecipe #reeses #crafts #craft #playdough #edibleslime

This Reese’s Slime Recipe is so fun!

Making your slime look like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is so easy. It makes playing with slime even more fun. These would make really cute gifts for friends who love playing with slime and putty!

To make slime Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, line a mini muffin pan with cupcake liners. Add a bottom layer of chocolate slime flatten with a spoon, then add a middle layer of peanut butter slime flatten with a spoon and a top layer of chocolate slime to cupcake liners. Chill in refrigerator for a hour, remove paper liners and play!

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! Learn how to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy.

When you remove the cupcake wrappers, the slime should look like real candy! It might be hard to resist eating it all up.

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! Learn how to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy.

The slime should soften after you knead it. The chocolate ends up being more like putty, so if it is too hard and crumbly, add it to a bowl with a tablespoon of peanut butter and heat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. Stir and knead. Add cornstarch to prevent stickiness until you achieve desired texture. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This recipe is actually really edible for up to 2 days after you make it.

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! Learn how to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy. Homemade Play dough. LivingLocurto.com

Enjoy this Easy Reese’s Slime Recipe!

Print the recipe below and watch the video to see how much fun it is to play with Reese’s Slime. Be sure to follow Blondie_Slime on Instagram if you love playing with slime!

Reese’s Slime Recipe

This Reese’s slime recipe is so fun! Learn how to make chocolate peanut butter cup edible slime. A fun craft for kids who love Reese’s candy.

Peanut Butter Slime Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Slime Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Peanut Butter Slime

  1. Add peanut butter to a glass bowl and heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted.
  2. In another bowl, mix flour and sugar together.
  3. Remove peanut butter from microwave and add flour and sugar combination 1 tablespoon at a time and stir. Gradually add enough flour until peanut butter turns doughy where you can manipulate it.

Chocolate Slime

  1. Add chocolate chips to a glass bowl and heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted.
  2. Stir in marshmallow fluff and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Heat for another 30 seconds if needed.
  3. Dust a handful of corn starch on a plate or counter top and knead the chocolate slime a few minutes in the cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if too sticky.
  4. This slime is more like putty. If it hardens, you can heat in microwave for another 15-30 seconds.

Reese’s Cups

  1. To make play Reese’s cups, line a mini muffin pan with cupcake liners.

  2. Add a bottom layer of chocolate slime flatten with a spoon, then add a middle layer of peanut butter slime flatten with a spoon and a top layer of chocolate slime to cupcake liners.
  3. Chill in refrigerator for a hour, remove paper liners and play!

Slime and putty should soften after you knead it. If the slime is too hard and crumbly, add it to a bowl with a tablespoon of peanut butter and heat in microwave for 15-30 seconds. Stir and knead. Add cornstarch to prevent stickiness until you achieve desired texture.

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Edible up to 2 days.


Did you make this recipe? Let me know by leaving a comment and rating the recipe below.

Get featured! Just take a picture and share on our Facebook Page for a chance to be bragged about in my newsletter! You can also tag @LivingLocurto and #LivingLocurto on Instagram. Fun!

You’ll also love this fluffy slime recipe!

This is the BEST FLUFFY SLIME! How to make Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime in only 5 minutes! An easy tutorial and slime recipe for homemade fluffy slime. A fun kids craft activity. #slime #craft #fluffyslime #unicorn #recipe #kidscraft #unicornslime #fluffy #slimerecipe

 

The post Reese’s Slime Recipe appeared first on Living Locurto.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors are perfect for a birthday party or kids craft activity. Enjoy this cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

In partnership with Nickelodeon

If you haven’t seen Nella the Princess Knight yet on Nickelodeon, then it’s a must watch! It’s royally awesome and what inspired these adorable Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors, an easy craft perfect for a birthday party or making for friends. Nella is a princess who possesses royal qualities of grace and compassion, while is full of the courage and determination of a brave knight. Watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon!

I love how Nella is more than a princess, and more than a knight. She’s the princess-knight! I also love how she rides a talking unicorn and fights for justice on every adventure. A hero unlike any other, she stays true to herself through determination, power, and courage.

Nella the Princess Knight

One of our favorite characters is Trinket, Nella’s talking unicorn and best friend who loves fashion. She is one stylish unicorn who is supportive and encouraging of her friends, and will be serious if the situation calls for it, in order to help Nella solve problems.

Making unicorn cotton candy party favors that look like Trinket will no doubt be a hit at any party! If you host a Nella the Princess Knight party, be sure to download and print the tags I designed for gift tags or party table decor.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft activity. Cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.

I love how this show encourages kids to be strong smart and full of heart. We really need more shows like this! I’ve been traveling a lot the past week with my daughter for her competitive cheer competitions and always amazed by her courage and heart. She wows me everyday and after making these unicorn party favors with her, we took some photos which made me laugh so hard!! I tried to get her to be serious, but that wasn’t going to happen. She loves to make people laugh and her silly posing eventually got us both laughing so hard that I finally gave up trying. ha!

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

If you love unicorns, I hope you take some time to make these unicorn cotton candy party favors with your little princesses. I bet there will be some good belly laughs as well. We sure had fun and now every time we watch Nella the Princess Knight we’ll think of our fun crafting day! You can watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon and find full episodes online here too.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Nella the Princess Knight party ideas.

How to make Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Unicorn party idea for kids with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

What you’ll need to make unicorn cotton candy party favors:

White paper cups

Pink Marabou feather boa

Pink and blue swirl cotton candy

Frosting bags

Tape or Glue Dots

Scissors

Black Sharpie Marker

Pink Crayon or Marker

White Card Stock

Small flower embellishments (Trinket wears a turquoise flower)

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft supplies.

Step 1: Place the cotton candy into a frosting bag, twist and seal with tape.

Step 2: Cut unicorn ears about 1.5 inches high out of white card stock.

Step 3: Trim the pink boa into 3-4 inch pieces. This might be very messy depending on your brand of boa! I found one at a craft store for a few dollars, but it made a mess after cutting. I suggest cutting over a trash can.

Step 4: Punch a hole into the bottom of a cup, pull the end of the frosting bag through the hole then do the same with the piece of pink boa.

Step 5: With a glue dot or tape, attach the ears and a flower.

Step 6: Draw eyes with the sharpie and pink dots for the nose onto the cup.

Step 7: Print the Nella the Princess Knight tags for gifts or party table decor.

Download the Free Printable Nella the Princess Knight Tags

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable tags.

Print Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags

>> Print the Nella The Princess Knight Tags <<

 

Have fun with these unicorn cotton candy party favors and be your sparkly best!

Watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon and get even more Nella content at nickjr.com/nella-the-princess-knight.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors are perfect for a birthday party or kids craft activity. Cute Unicorn party Ideas with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.

  • White paper cups
  • Pink Marabou feather boa
  • Pink and blue swirl cotton candy
  • Frosting bags
  • Tape or Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Pink Crayon or Marker
  • White Card Stock
  • Small flower embellishments (Trinket wears a turquoise flower)
  1. Place the cotton candy into a frosting bag, twist and seal with tape.
  2. Cut unicorn ears about 1.5 inches high out of white card stock.
  3. Cut the pink boa into 3-4 inch pieces. Cut over a trash can to avoid mess.

  4. Punch a hole into the bottom of a cup, pull the end of the frosting bag through the hole then do the same with the piece of pink boa.
  5. With a glue dot or tape, attach the ears and a flower.
  6. Draw eyes with the sharpie and pink dots for the nose onto the cup.
  7. Print the Nella the Princess Knight tags for gifts or party table decor.

Pin It…

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft activity. Cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags. Watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon. #unicornparty #unicorn #craft #kidsactivities #cottoncandy #partyfavors #birthdayparty #nella #princess #partyideas #unicorncraft #nellatheprincessknight #nickelodeon #nickjr

You might also like these Unicorn Party Ideas

 

Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe

Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe - Unicorn Party Ideas

The post Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors appeared first on Living Locurto.

Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe

Last updated on July 30th, 2018 at 08:17 pm

How to make Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime in only 5 minutes! An easy slime recipe for homemade fluffy slime that kids will love. It’s really the perfect kids craft!

How to make Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime in only 5 minutes! An easy recipe for homemade fluffy slime. LivingLocurto.com

Easy Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe!

This simple homemade fluffy slime recipe is the best! My daughter loves crafting and is obsessed with slime, especially unicorn fluffy slime! She loves making slime, playing with it, stretching and popping it. She’s been dying for her own iPhone and when since she got one for Christmas all she has been doing is making slime recipe videos.

I’m very excited to share her first how to video tutorial for this fabulous Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime! I think she did a wonderful job! This unicorn slime recipe is super fluffy and so easy to make. It’s addictive and once you make it, you might not be able to stop playing with it. I love the neon colors!

Originally published December 2017

Homemade Fluffy Slime Recipe

What I love about this recipe is that it blends three pretty pastel colors into a unicorn rainbow! If you use the exact color combination as pictured below, your slime when combined, should turn a darker shade of gray blue. Using other colors might make your slime turn a yucky brown color. So be sure to follow directions carefully on this slime recipe.

Easy Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe

Pin this slime recipe…

On Pinterest? Be sure to save this recipe so you can make it over and over again!

This is the BEST FLUFFY SLIME! How to make Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime in only 5 minutes! An easy tutorial and slime recipe for homemade fluffy slime. A fun kids craft activity. #slime #craft #fluffyslime #unicorn #recipe #kidscraft #unicornslime #fluffy #slimerecipe

Concerned about Borax?

This slime recipe includes white glue, shaving cream and a small amount of borax powder diluted in water. My daughter has very sensitive hands and this slime does not affect her hands at all. If you are unsure about using borax, please watch this informative video from Stephen Spangler, the king of science projects for kids. If you prefer not to use borax to activate the slime, use saline solution instead. If you are allergic to borax, shaving cream or glue please do not make.

From Parents.com:

Experts like Vanessa Stoloff, M.D., a family practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania, say the whole Borax business is actually pretty benign. In fact, the DIY thing is currently going down in her own home courtesy of her 11-year-old twin daughters, who recently made a batch of cookie dough slime that smelled like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. “As long as your kids’ slime recipes don’t include tasting it,” she told Parents.com, “topical Borax shouldn’t affect skin—especially at the amount being used.”

Dr. Jason Hack, a toxicologist from Rhode Island Hospital, also has a daughter who’s into making slime. “It’s a great activity,” he told WPRI 12 Eyewitness News. And he echoed Dr. Stoloff’s arguement that the small amount of Borax the kids are using is not absorbed through the skin. “It would take eating a lot of it to actually become toxic,” he explained.

If your child does accidentally ingest any slime that contains Borax, you should contact the American Association of Poison Control at 800-222-1222 immediately.

Fluffy Slime is Awesome!

What makes this slime so fluffy is shaving cream. The fluffy sensation won’t last forever, so play with it right after you make it.

Easy fluffy slime recipe and video tutorial for Rainbow Unicorn Slime.

How to Make Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe

Watch the video below if you want to see how we make this slime. It’s really easy, but might take some trial and error to get it just right. Not all slime is created equal!


 

Print the Recipe for Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime

Be sure to follow this recipe as close as possible to achieve our pretty fluffy slime in the video.

If you love this recipe, please let us know. Take a picture and tag it #LivingLocurto on Instagram so we can see it. I always love to see your creative ideas!

Rainbow Unicorn Slime | Easy Fluffy Slime Recipe

How to make Rainbow Unicorn Slime in only 5 minutes! An easy video tutorial and homemade fluffy slime recipe. A fun kids craft activity.

  • 1/2 cup white glue
  • 1/2 cup foaming shaving cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon borax powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Blue, pink and yellow neon food coloring
  1. In a large bowl mix glue and shaving cream with a spoon.
  2. In a separate bowl or cup, mix 1/2 teaspoon of borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved. (To speed up this process, place mixture in a glass cup and microwave for 30-60 seconds.)

  3. Add about a teaspoon of the borax and water mixture into the glue/shaving cream bowl and stir.

  4. Knead with your hands and if it’s too sticky, add a tiny bit more borax and water mixture.
  5. Once your fluffy slime recipe is ready. Separate into three pieces.
  6. Add a drop of blue food coloring to the first piece of slime and knead until the entire piece is blue.
  7. Repeat with the other two pieces of slime by adding one drop of pink and one drop of yellow to them.
  8. When all three pieces are colored, add them together.
  9. Gently knead the fluffy slime until you have a pretty mixture of the rainbow.
  10. The longer you knead this slime, the more the colors will become one.

If you prefer not to use Borax to activate the slime, try to substitute with saline solution or laundry detergent. If you don’t use Borax, do not use water and you may need to add baking soda to thicken the slime.

Rubber gloves recommended for sensitive skin.

* DO NOT EAT. Not for small children without adult supervision.
* Do not make if you have skin allergies to cleaning supplies, glue, food dye or shaving cream.


Did you make this recipe? Let me know by leaving a comment and rating the recipe below.

Get featured! Just take a picture and share on our Facebook Page for a chance to be bragged about in my newsletter! You can also tag @LivingLocurto and #LivingLocurto on Instagram. Fun!

~ Slime Recipe and tutorial by Blondie_Slime for Living Locurto.


More Crafts You might Love!

Don’t miss this fun Edible Reese’s Slime! Click here for the recipe.

 

Unicorn Cotton Candy Craft

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

The post Rainbow Unicorn Fluffy Slime Recipe appeared first on Living Locurto.

How to Make a Santa Bow

 A homemade Santa Bow adds a special touch to any Christmas present or little girl’s hair!

How to Make a Santa Bow! This simple craft adds a special touch to any Christmas present or little girl's hair! 

HOW TO MAKE A SANTA BOW!

I have an secret… I’m obsessed with anything Santa! I collect all things Santa and of course making a DIY Santa Bow has been on my list of things to do for years. We made these cute Santa bows a few years ago, and I’m just now having time to share it with you! I love making Santa desserts and Santa crafts, so adding this to my collection of cute Santa ideas here on Living Locurto is exciting!

How to Make a Santa Bow! Such a fun and simple Christmas craft idea!

Making a Santa Bow is so easy! With only a few craft supplies, you can make dozens of these holiday bows for the most adorable gift wrap! I love attaching a Santa bow to a hair band for a fun Holiday pony tail! This is a festive holiday hairstyle idea for school Christmas parties!

How to Make a Santa Bow for a little girl's hair. Cute Holiday Hairstyle for girls.

How to make a Santa Bow

All you need are a few different types of paper, ribbon and holiday cheer! Since we love sparkling glitter, I suggest you get glitter paper, but it’s not required. The only thing required is to HAVE FUN!

Supplies:

  • 1- 2 inch red ribbon
  • White card stock
  • Black glitter card stock
  • Gold glitter card stock
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. First, cut out your Santa bow pieces. (see sample photo below)
  2. You’ll need two rectangles of white card stock. Cut them the same width as your red ribbon.
  3. Cut Santa’s boots out of the black card stock paper to the same width as your white rectangles.
  4. Cut a square of gold glitter card stock for Santa’s belt.
  5. Then cut a smaller square of black card stock.
  6. Attach all of your pieces together with hot glue, then glue to a red bow.

We’ve made it easy to cut out your Santa Bow pieces with samples for you in the photo below…

How to make a Santa Bow. Easy holiday craft. How to make a Santa Bow. Easy holiday craft.

Isn’t this so cute?

How to make a Santa Bow. Easy holiday Christmas craft idea. LivingLocurto.com

Pin it…

How to Make a Santa Bow! This simple craft adds a special touch to any Christmas present or little girl's hair! Such an easy Christmas craft to make this holiday season. #santa #christmas

 

You might also like our cute Elf Bow!

Elf Hair Bow Craft

 

Want more fun Santa Christmas Craft Ideas?

These Minion Santa Cupcakes are so cute!

Minions Christmas Cupcakes - Santa Hat Cupcakes

 

Get a Letter From Santa! 

Letter from Santa

 

 

Check out my Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cupcakes in cute Santa Cups!

The post How to Make a Santa Bow appeared first on Living Locurto.

Dog & Cat Paper Cup Craft | Pet Party Ideas

Enjoy these cute pet party ideas for kids. A dog and cat paper craft with a Puppy Chow Snack Bar will give you something to bark about!

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

Pet Party Ideas

With the holidays right around the corner, a new movie makes the perfect stocking stuffer. One of my favorite animated films ever, The Secret Life of Pets, is out on Blu-ray & DVD!

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

To celebrate the new release featuring nearly an hour of bonus content that includes three hilarious mini-movies, I was asked to come up with a fun pet party idea that would provide you some inspiration for a family movie night. The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

I’ve always wondered what our cat, Apollo was up to when we’re not around. I truly think he just sleeps, but you never know… he could be having his own pet party!

A photo posted by Amy Locurto (@livinglocurto) on

I like to mix crafts and fun recipes into my parties, and thought that creating your own treats with a Puppy Chow Bar was the perfect pet party snack.

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

Make your own dog and cat paper cups as a party craft or put them together ahead of time for each family member and friend to fill with puppy chow and all of their favorite toppings. As much as I love cats, the dog cups turned out to be my favorite!! This one looks a lot like Mel the pug.

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

I even tried to recreate Max the terrier and his cat friend Chloe.

The Secret Life of Pets DVD Party Craft

What do you think? These cups look like the characters right? ha! You can tell we had a blast watching the movie and crafting. Two of my favorite things to do!

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

The Puppy Chow dessert bar turned out super fun. My kids loved this! It’s such a cute and simple idea for a pet themed birthday party or The Secret Life of Pets movie watching party.

 

What you need for a Puppy Chow Bar

Dog and Cats Cups Craft:


Puppy Chow Bar:


For my Puppy Chow Bar snacks, I used mini marshmallows, M&M’s, Craisins, Teddy Grahams, nuts and mini Oreo cookies.

Fill a large bowl with the Muddy Buddies and place all of the other snack filled bowls around it for your guests to mix their favorites together in a cute pet cup!

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

To make the dog and cat cups, simply cut ears, noses, tongues, and whiskers out of the cardstock. Use a hole punch to make the eyes. Attach your face parts to the cups with tiny glue dots.

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

Get creative! If you do this craft for a party activity, be sure to provide awards for the most creative, funniest cat, etc.

Get The Secret Life of Pets with 3 Mini Movies on Blu-ray & DVD December 6, then use stuffed animals and anything else pet related for party table decorations.

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

Kids and adults will love this easy pet party idea!

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

 

If you haven’t seen The Secret Life of Pets yet, now is the time to own it! Enjoy the movie, plus 3 Mini Movies on Blu-ray & DVD in stores now.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy some good down time with your family this season. Hug your pet for me!!

Pet party ideas for kids! Dog and Cat Paper Cup Craft with Puppy Chow Snack Bar. Perfect for a pet themed birthday or The Secret Life of Pets Movie party.

 

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. All opinions are my own.

The post Dog & Cat Paper Cup Craft | Pet Party Ideas appeared first on Living Locurto.