Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Snowman Themed Craft Ideas

Snowman Print Bunting Tutorial

Green Owl Art snowman flag bunting
This snowman bunting is a wonderful craft
project for the whole family to enjoy together.
Visit Green Owl Art for the tutorial.

Cotton Ball Garland

A Fanciful Twist cotton ball garland
This cotton ball garland at A Fanciful Twist is the
cutest! I love the touch of color amidst the cozy fluff.

Coffee Filter Paper Snowflakes

The Artful Parent coffee filter snowflakes
The Artful Parent shares the beautiful snowflakes
they made from coffee filters.

Shrink Plastic Snowflakes

The Long Thread shrinky dink snowflakes
The Long Thread shows you how to make a beautiful
snowflake shrink plastic necklace. These would also be
nice to add to a package or used in a winter diorama.

Go here to download.

Magnetic Snowman

Magnetic SnowmanUse recycled burner covers to create this adorable magnetic snowman. The kids will love rearranging his “parts”! Get the fun tutorial over at Brassy Apple: Magnetic Snowman Tutorial.

This little guy is snow cute, he’ll ‘melt’ your heart. I’m sure with the holidays here, you’ve got some bottle caps lying around, or will soon have some.  Make sure you save them so you can turn them into these little snowmen.  Head on over to What I Live For for the tutorial.  { Post found via UCreatewithKids}

Hot Cocoa Candle

by Nicole Blum, Photograph by Joe Polillio From FamilyFun Magazine
Hot Cocoa Candle - Image Collection
Get a jump on April Fool's with this yummy (looking) treat. A simple technique creates the whipped cream; brown dye gives the cocoa its luscious color.

Remember, never leave candles burning unattended or near unsupervised children.
2 3/4 cups soy wax flakes pouring container or heatproof measuring cup with spout one third of a 3/4-ounce cube of brown wax dye 6-ounce glass mug made for hot beverages 9-inch-tall prewaxed wire wick with clip
  1. To make the cocoa:
    Melt 1 3/4 cups of the soy wax flakes in a pouring container following these directions or in a heatproof measuring cup in the microwave according to the package directions. While the wax is melting, chop the dye into small pieces, then stir it into the wax.
  2. Pour the wax into the mug and insert the wick. (If the wick tips, put a pencil across the top of the mug and lean the wick against it.) Let the candle cool, about 1 hour. The dye will lighten as the wax cools.
  3. To make the whipped cream:
    Melt the remaining wax and let it cool until it's opaque, about 5 minutes.
  4. Whip the wax with a fork until it begins to form frothy peaks. If the wax is too thin, wait a few minutes and try again. If it thickens too quickly, remelt it.
  5. Scoop the whipped wax onto the cocoa as shown. Let it cool, then trim the wick so that it extends 1/4 inch.
We know this isn't a craft but had to share this with you - WE LOVE IT!

Snow Globe Cake

Todera snow globe cake See how to make your own at Todera.
TurkeyFeatherssnowmanpencil This adorable little snowman pencil topper seen at Turkey Feathers!

Pom Pom Snowman – How To

How adorable are these ice cream cones? Find the how-tos HERE at This Homemade Life.
holiday snowman kids craft
Head on over toHostess with the Mostess for the cute idea!
To follow the step by step tutorial I found online pop over toSweetSimpleThings to find out what to do next.

Snowman Pop

You Will Need:
  • 1 lolly pop stick
  • 3 mini powdered donuts
  • 6 mini chocolate chips
  • 1 candy corn
  • 1 straw candy
  • 2 M&M's or similar candy
Let your kids create, decorate and then enjoy!
DIY Make a Bucket of Snowballs   - Click to enlarge DIY Make a Bucket of Snowballs
How to make a bucket of snowballs with Styrofoam balls and quilt batting.  Materials:
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Quilt or Craft Batting
  • Colorfill "Diamond Vase Filler
  • Tacky Glue  
    • Cut a circle from the batting large enough to wrap around your Styrofoam ball.
    • Brush a generous amount of tacky glue on the Styrofoam ball
    • Wrap the batting around the ball, trimming off any excess. Don't worry about making the batting perfectly smooth, as the imperfections will make your snowballs look more realistic.
    • Allow to dry thoroughly.
    • Pour Colorfill "Diamond" into a shallow bowl
    • Brush generous amount of glue on the top of the batting.
    • Dip the ball into the pellets and press to adhere them.
    • Repeat until the entire ball is covered with pellets. Allow to dry overnight.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Superbowl Sunday - Party ideas and free printables

Free Football Printables

Brady from 9 to 5 Mom has created some FREE Giants and Patriots printables to make your parties even more fun!

Go Giants!!
Go Patriots!!
Use these as food labels, place cards, or for anything you can think of…
Hang up this “Touchdown” banner for a little fun…
How great are these cupcake toppers…
The collection includes: party circles, cupcake toppers, tented cards, and a “touchdown” banner. 

Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
All from Hostess with the Mostess
You can download the printables right here. (Just scroll down to the “Print everything from cupcake toppers and buffet labels to patterned papers and player silhouettes.)
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
Aside from the game itself, Big Game parties are all about the FOOD, and Tyson Any’tizers are an easy way to serve up crowd favorites like Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites (YUM!) and Hot Wings without spending tons of time in the kitchen. This also frees up some time for kicking up the presentation style a notch with creative add-ons like referee striped buffet labels, chili served in embellished mason jars, and cornbread muffins with “Big Game” pennant flags! And of course it’s always more fun to serve football party food straight from a make-shift “football field”, right?! ;)
Click here for all the details on these ideas and more, as well as links to download the free printables.
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
Super Bowl Football Party Ideas
download them all below:
• Buffet Labels - Pre-Filled

• Buffet Labels Blank

• Cupcake Toppers

• Party Circles (Chalkboard Football and Helmet)

• Pennant Food Flags

• Embellishments

• 11x17 Paper Patterns (5 designs)

• Football Guy Silhouettes

Fresh Chick Design Studio created football field cupcake wrappers – download HERE.

These football party printables created by Little Sprout Creations and featured on Hostess With the Mostess includes Beverage Labels, Cupcake Toppers, Pretzel Bags, Popcorn Boxes, and Snack Baskets (love these!).  Click HERE to download all of the printables.

Football Food Ideas

from the celebration shoppe
 FREE download! ~ UPDATE: Downloads posted!
Here are a few Super Bowl bite ideas for your party!
  1. Stadium Brownies from Betty Crocker (peanuts, popcorn and chocolate!)
  2. Football Brownies from Betty Crocker
  3. Chipotle Cheeseburger Sliders from Snackpicks.com
  4. Oreo Cookie Footballs from Kraft
  5. Kickoff Pizza from Kraft
  6. Cheez-It Stadium from me on Snackpicks.com (printable downloads tomorrow!)
  7. Summer Sausage, Cheddar, Ranch football bites from Give Me Some Oven

Seven Layer Football Dip

How do you turn seven-layer dip into a football appetizer? Flip it upside down. Find tips to make it HERE at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.

Think portable and handheld, like these individual seven layer dips from Savory Sweet Life or these smokey sweet chicken wings from Steamy Kitchen.

super bowl party ideas 2012Use toothpicks to adorn your bite-size snacks with these free printables from Anders Ruff.

Football Crafts

Fleece Football Hat

http://www.makeit-loveit.com has provided instructions on how to make this adorable hat.  Click HERE for more details.

Now you can easily (and cheaply) add some style to your next football party.

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