9 Hilarious Stuck at Home Elf Letter Boards

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Easter Egg Art Scavenger Hunt – Free Printable Game

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32 Indoor Crafts For Kids

Fun things to do when you’re bored and stuck at home. Over 30 DIY indoor craft ideas for kids! Find lots of easy recipes, kids activities and crafts.  32 Indoor Crafts & Activities For Kids Need some fun things to do when your kids are bored? Here are some great kids crafts, recipes and simple […]

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55 Boredom Busters for Teens

When your middle school and high school kids are bored, check out this list of the best 55 Boredom Busters for Teens! From life skills to easy crafts, this teen activities list will keep them busy for the next few weeks while we navigate our new reality. 55 Bordom Busters for Teens With the latest […]

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Abominable Yeti Donuts

Easy no bake Abominable Yeti Donuts inspired by the #1 Original Animated Movie of the Year.  Sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Easy Abominable Yeti Donuts This holiday season, you’ll definitely want to cozy up with Abominable, the #1 Original Animated Movie of the Year! The move is now on Digital, and available on Blu-ray […]

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25 BEST Elf On The Shelf Ideas

25 of the BEST Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Find fun posing ideas for moving your elf, cute free printables, elf arrival ideas and many more DIY ideas for your kid’s Christmas elf. Enjoy over a month of elf ideas! 25 of BEST Elf On The Shelf Ideas When it’s time for your Christmas Elf on […]

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Popsicle Party Yogurt Treats

Greek yogurt confetti rainbow treats with sweet popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.

Greek yogurt confetti rainbow treats with sweet popsicle candy toppers.

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Rainbow Yogurt Popsicle Party Treats

I’m excited to share some adorable new Rainbow Confetti Popsicle Party Treats that I made with the new Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or looking for something fun to do with kids this summer, this no-bake recipe is the cutest sweet treat!

Chill out this summer and balance a homemade popsicle lollipop with healthy Greek yogurt topped with rainbow sprinkles. This simple recipe looks adorable on a popsicle party table and since there’s no baking required, it’s also fun for kids to whip up on their own.

Greek yogurt confetti rainbow treats with popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton Candy-Making Kit.

 

Popsicle Lollipop Kit

Popsicles are the cutest, so when I heard that Wilton made a Lollipop Candy-Making Kit that looks like popsicles, we had to try it! This fun kit includes a popsicle-shaped mold, Candy Melts candy, rainbow sprinkles and all the tools you need to melt, mold and decorate.

Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit - Popsicle

Lollipop Candy Kit Includes:

  • pink, orange and yellow Candy Melts candies
  • rainbow jimmies
  • 12 lollipop sticks
  • three decorating bags
  • plastic mold
  • project card with step-by-step instructions

My daughter helped me make the popsicle lollipops. I love how kid-friendly Wilton made their kits. Super easy! Click here to order a kit from Wilton.com.

Easy Rainbow Greek Yogurt Recipe with Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit

 

Easy Popsicle Lollipops

You really can’t mess these cute lollipops up! The Wilton kit includes enough items to make 12 lollipops. I think ours turned out really cute.

Recipe with Wilton Candy-Making Kit - Popsicle Party Ideas

This food craft took us about 30 minutes total. The melted candy dries fast, so popsicles are done quickly. This is a great kit to help bring out the creative side in you!

Easy recipe with Wilton Candy-Making Kit - Popsicle Party Ideas

Greek Yogurt Confetti Treats

There’s nothing more fun than rainbow sprinkles! I used the leftover rainbow jimmies from the kit as a topping for the Greek yogurt. I thought about making ice cream sundaes, but Greek yogurt has such great health benefits and less sugar, so I choose to go the healthier route instead.

What is the difference Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?

Greek yogurt is made by straining out the extra whey in regular yogurt. It makes the yogurt thicker, creamier and tangier. Plain Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt as well.

Easy Greek Yogurt dessert recipe with Wilton Candy-Making Kit - Popsicle Party Ideas

Just place the popsicle lollipop candy into the yogurt and kids will want to dive into these yogurt bowls!

Easy Greek Yogurt dessert recipe with Wilton Candy-Making Kit - Popsicle Party Ideas

 

Rainbow Confetti Greek Yogurt Recipe - Popsicle Party Ideas

 

Wilton Candy and Cupcake Decorating Kits

Besides the DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kit, Wilton has several other cute party food kits to choose from!

Wilton DIY-Lish Lollipop Candy-Making Kits

 

Gummy Cupcake Decorating Kit Make, color and mold your own gummy candy to use as a cupcake decoration. Kit comes with shaped molds, 24 printed baking cups, 4 oz. of white gummy mix, red and blue food colorings and rainbow jimmies.

Merrmaid Cupcake Decorating Kit Make a splash with the mermaid cupcake decorating kit. This kit includes everything needed to decorate 12 cupcakes, including Candy Melts candy, a mermaid tail-shaped candy mold, 24 printed baking cups, four 12-inch decorating bags, two plastic decorating tips, mixed Sugar Pearls and mini icing decorations.

Cute Critters Decorating Kit Turn friendly, furry faces into edible treats. Start with your favorite baked treat and icing, then follow the recipe card to roll and cut fondant into cute critters. Kit includes black, white and brown fondant, two tin steel cookie cutters and a fondant roller.

Confetti Yogurt Treats

Greek yogurt rainbow confetti treats with popsicle candy toppers. A simple popsicle party recipe made with the Wilton Popsicle Lollipop Candy-Making Kit.

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  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  1. Make popsicle lollipops according to the candy-making kit.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the honey and Greek yogurt together. Add more honey to taste.

  3. Fill dessert cups with the yogurt.

  4. Add sprinkles to the top of yogurt.

  5. Place a popsicle lollipop on top and serve.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Use vanilla yogurt and omit the honey if you prefer a sweeter treat.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!


 

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Christmas Tree Braid – Cute Girls Hairstyle

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you’ll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

Cute Christmas Tree Braid for Girls

This Christmas tree braid turned out so cute!  I love being creative and thought I would challenge myself to doing something extra cute with my daughter’s hair for Christmas. She actually let me play around with her hair until I came up with this fun and simple Christmas Tree Hairstyle!

If you have a little girl and not so good with hair like me, then this Christmas tree braid hairstyle is for you! It’s really easy and looks cute even if you don’t decorate the tree. Just follow my directions and I’m sure you can do it!

We love making cute crafts for girl’s hair, but this is the first time I’ve actually tried a braid. If I can do it, you can too!

Originally published December 2014

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Braid

With only a few embellishments you’ll have an adorable Christmas themed hair braid! The girls will love it. I hope you enjoy this fun idea.

What you’ll need:

  • 11 Small Rubber Bands (green is fun!)
  • 1 Larger Hair Band (brown looks like the tree trunk)
  • Gift Bow or Star Hair Clip
  • Bobby Pin
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon & Tiny Ornaments for Decoration (optional)

Get all supplies ready along with a hair comb. Glue a bobby pin to the back of a gift bow for the Christmas Tree star.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

First you want to pull half of the hair back and secure into a pony tail with a small band.

Split the half pony tail hair into two sections. Braid each section and secure each end with a small rubber band.

Here is the trickiest part that I wish I had on video for you. Really, it’s very easy though. What you want to do is form a Christmas tree shape with the two braids.

Pull one braid to the right side of the head and gather a small bit of hair about an inch down and to the right. Secure the braid to the loose hair with a small band. Let the loose hair fall back into place under the braid.

Do this three to four more times depending on the length of the hair.

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Repeat on the left side. My daughter’s hair did much better on this side. I’m not sure why, but it looked so much cleaner.

Make sure the two bottom bands on each braid line up. Then bring the two braids together to form the tree shape.

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I removed the small bands, then used a larger brown band to attach the two braids together with a section of loose hair going down the middle of the head.

This took some maneuvering to get the shape just right. Once the hair is secured and the braids are shaped to look like a tree, add the bow to the top of the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

Decorate Your Christmas Tree Braid

I really LOVED the simple shape of the Christmas Tree braid. You could absolutely leave it like this for an adorable hairstyle.

Since we had time to play, I decided to go ahead and decorate the tree just for fun! I found some floral stems in my Christmas decorations that had small glitter berries and thought they would make good mini ornaments.

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After attaching strips of ribbon to the rubber bands, I stuck some of the plastic berries inside the braid. They stayed put just like a bobby pin.

What a fun and easy Christmas hairstyle right?!?

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

 

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