Friday, September 30, 2011


I will be taking a little break from Fun For Kids Friday.  My co-host, Local Fun For Kids, will continue hosting every Friday so be sure to drop by her blog and link up. 

I hate being so bloggy lame but running around and taking care of all my kids STUFF is currently taking a front seat.  I hope you will all hang in there with me until I get myself back on a regular blogging schedule.

A big thanks to all of you!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fun For Kids Friday

I'm tellin' you, Fun For Kids Friday keeps sneaking up on me!  It's that time again.  

Here are 6 of the super stars from last week:

1.  Apple Pie Smoothie - Homespun With Love 
2.  BANG! a flashcard game - Come Together Kids
3.  Perfect Potato Prints - Jellyfish Jelly
4.  Lunchbox Notes - Making Memories
5.  Jack-O-Lantern Shirts - Come Together Kids
6.   Itsy Bitsy Spider - Three Boys and a Dog

Grab a featured button and celebrate your craft-tastic-ness!




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On to the the best ideas, recipes, and projects for kids around!

Local Fun For Kids and I, Mrs. SmileMonster are looking for your latest and greatest kid related recipes, projects, and ideas.

1.  Read the rules!

2. Link up your best kid crafts, kid related projects/ideas or family friendly recipes.

3. Please grab a button so every one can see where you like to party. It doesn't matter where you put our button, it's just nice to put it somewhere. If you don't like buttons simply link back with text. No stress here, it's the nice thing to do and I know you are nice.

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4. Link directly to your project post. No giveaway links, Etsy shops, or other rif raf.

5. Become a follower of SmileMonsters and/or Local Fun For Kids if you want to be extra sweet.

6. Take the time to visit at least two other links and let them know you stopped by. Spread the love around a little. Consider it one of your random acts of kindness.

The link party will start at noon Thursday and end at noon on Sunday(central) each week. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a Fun For Kids Finds feature with proper credit going to you, all you.

Thank you bunches to all of you that link up, we appreciate each and every one. We can't wait to see what you have been up to!





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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fun For Kids Friday!

Fun For Kids Friday is here!

Here are just four of the super stars from last week.


1.  No-Sew Fabric Pumpkin - Happy Hour Projects 
2.  Naughty Spot - Patty Trends
3.  Baseball Bean Bag Toss - Ladybird Ln.
4.  Apple Tree - Structured Play

Grab a featured button and celebrate your craft-tastic-ness!


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On to the the best ideas, recipes, and projects for kids around!

Local Fun For Kids and I, Mrs. SmileMonster are looking for your latest and greatest kid related recipes, projects, and ideas.

1.  Read the rules!

2. Link up your best kid crafts, kid related projects/ideas or family friendly recipes.

3. Please grab a button so every one can see where you like to party. It doesn't matter where you put our button, it's just nice to put it somewhere. If you don't like buttons simply link back with text. No stress here, it's the nice thing to do and I know you are nice.

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4. Link directly to your project post. No giveaway links, Etsy shops, or other rif raf.

5. Become a follower of SmileMonsters and/or Local Fun For Kids if you want to be extra sweet.

6. Take the time to visit at least two other links and let them know you stopped by. Spread the love around a little. Consider it one of your random acts of kindness.

The link party will start at noon Thursday and end at noon on Sunday(central) each week. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a Fun For Kids Finds feature with proper credit going to you, all you.

Thank you bunches to all of you that link up, we appreciate each and every one. We can't wait to see all your ideas!



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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Target Bounce

A super simple game to get a little kiddo energy out.


My cub scout leader husband has to come up with ways to keep those little scouts interested and involved.  So the theory here is to let them get a little energy out the first few minutes of meetings, bounce around, and have a little fun.  Then their listening ears will be more tuned to actually listening!

Empty egg carton, a ping pong ball,  and a few sharpies and you are set.



Have the kids take turns bouncing the ball at the egg carton aiming at the pockets with the most points.  This can be done with the egg carton on the floor, standing a few feet away or table top.  Little prizes are awarded to the highest point holders.

This would be a great rainy day activity!
I will be sharing HERE.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Just Because Gifts

Giving and receiving is fun.  It's even more fun when it's just because!


We put together these large reusable drinking cups and straws, filled with goodies for the teachers at our schools.  School is up and running, everyone is back to the routine, and the learning is in full force.  A little thank you and we appreciate you gift is always a good thing for anyone.  Teachers, sisters, wives, moms, you know.  


A mini hand sanitizer - pretty much a requirement around little kids.
A pack of gum
Small packs of almonds
Starbucks VIA iced coffee packs
Burt's Bees lip balm

That is all we could stuff in there!


We stayed true to our school colors and kept things as orange and black as we could.  Then added circles with inked edges, and a little bow.  A little tip:  Zots adhesive dots work really well on the circles, for layering the two different papers and sticking them to the cup.  

Show your teachers a little love!
I'll be sharing {HERE}, of course.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fun For Kids Friday

It's that time!  Fun For Kids Friday!

Here are a few of the super stars from last week.


1.  Sunrise Orange Julius - Eating My Way Back
2.  Baby Name Embroidery - Lines Across My Face
3.  Angry Bird Marshmallow Pops - Pam's Party and Practical Tips
4.  Honeydew Popsicles - Homespun With Love
5.  Eye Candy Necklace - A Creative Princess
6.  Cinnamon Apples - Budget Saving Mom

All 6 of these are pretty awesome. 

Grab a featured button and celebrate your craft-tastic-ness!




________________________________________________________

On to the the best ideas, recipes, and projects for kids around!

Local Fun For Kids and I, Mrs. SmileMonster are looking for your latest and greatest kid related recipes, projects, and ideas.

1.  Read the rules!

2. Link up your best kid crafts, kid related projects/ideas or family friendly recipes.

3. Please grab a button so every one can see where you like to party. It doesn't matter where you put our button, it's just nice to put it somewhere. If you don't like buttons simply link back with text. No stress here, it's the nice thing to do and I know you are nice.


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4. Link directly to your project post. No giveaway links, Etsy shops, or other rif raf.

5. Become a follower of SmileMonsters and/or Local Fun For Kids if you want to be extra sweet.

6. Take the time to visit at least two other links and let them know you stopped by. Spread the love around a little. Consider it one of your random acts of kindness.

The link party will start at noon Thursday and end at noon on Sunday(central) each week. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a Fun For Kids Finds feature with proper credit going to you, all you.

Thank you bunches to all of you that link up, we appreciate each and every one. We can't wait to see all your ideas!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bottle Vase Trio

I love the look of these little soda bottles.


We like to indulge in the occasional Dublin Dr. Pepper.  So we have a few of these cute little bottle hanging around.  They were begging to have some flowers put in. 


Here is what I came up with. 


Two 16 inch sections of pallet board
3 DP bottles
Wood glue
Hot glue
Jute


This was made to hang on the wall, as soon as  I find the perfect place.

What have you done with those cute little soda bottles?

I will be sharing with all my favorite blogs HERE.
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