Jan 23, 2015
Check out more free printable Valentine’s day cards here.
Is Valentine’s Day seriously just around the corner? Hallie’s ready to start on her box – I told her to make sure she needs a box before we start going down that road. I think I have her worried that third graders don’t exchange Valentines!
It will be hard to beat the last two years. I think we need to bring it down a notch just so next year the expectations will be simple again. When I suggested a cereal box covered in card stock she laughed at me. Lets be honest – Hallie will throw out some idea and I’ll agree it’s the best idea and we’ll run with it. Neither one of us is afraid of a little time and energy!
Click for more details about Hallie’s gumball machine
Click for more details about Hallie’s Bumble Bee
Download Airhead Valentine
Download “Write” Valentine
Download Glowstick Valentine
Download Gumball Valentine
Oct 17, 2014
When my bff and crafting buddy came to visit a couple weeks back, I taught her how to use the jig saw. She had never used one before and she made these with ease, that’s how easy this is. You might remember my large scale Halloween town that sits behind my dining room table. I created a pattern off of them and made some table size chalkboard Halloween decor – spooky village that is just as fun and cute.
Download the pattern and print it to scale over a couple pages – the tallest house is 22″. Trace the pattern onto MDF and cut using the jigsaw.
We painted the houses with chalkboard paint – however I’m thinking black glitter would also be fantastic.
In order for the houses to stand up connect them using small hinges. One tip: when installing the hinges, space the houses apart as far as possible which will give you more movement of the hinge.
Dress them up with some chalk drawings and you’re set.
Oct 13, 2014
This is how a Lego party goes down at our house. Both Hallie and Hunter had helped on decor and treats the week before but when they got off the bus and saw it all put together there was a lot of excitement. Hunter exclaimed, “This is the best party ever.” I love that my six year old is as enthusiastic about parties as I am.
When friends arrived they each colored a Lego mini figure. Not surprising all but one chose to make it look like Emmet or Wild Style from the Lego Movie.
We had a photoshoot with our Emmet photo board for each kid.
We also had each kid build a rubber band lego car. This took much longer than I expected but they were the perfect ages for the activity. We raced them and tried different sized rubber bands to see what changes it had. The thinnest rubber band gave the most favorable results!
This boy was on cloud nine. We took his favorite toy and mixed that with his favorite people and he was beyond happy. His friend asked if we could keep everything so he could have it for his birthday party in a couple months. Flattery from a six year old is priceless!
Lego Invites with printable
Lego photo board
Yellow Cups – draw faces with marker
Gift bags – White bags from Target (comes in pack of 8 for $4) with a yellow lego head cut out and “thanks” written on it.
Bags for lego candy – 1″ x 8″
Sparkler candle – Party City
Lego Jello Mold
Yellow tablecloth roll
Happy face balloons
Blue Legos hanging above table – blue poster board with foam adhesive behind circles
Red/white checked background – wrapping paper
Duplo Legos built around cake and candle
Oct 7, 2014
Kick off your child’s birthday with a fun and memorable Lego party invite and they’re easy enough your kids can help you make them.
These are about as easy and inexpensive as they come. Print off some blank lego guys (download here)
Then download a lego font and type up your details. (I found LegoThick here) Connect them with a color brad and they are good to go!
Find more ideas for a lego birthday party:
Lego Birthday Treats
Lego Party Ideas
Lego Guy Cut Out
Oct 6, 2014
This year’s theme for the Young Women/Men for our church is “O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”
I’ve designed an 8.5×11 binder cover, 5×7 photos, a 24×36 poster and logos in a couple different color schemes. Feel free to use as you please. Find previous years here, here and here.
Download All O Ye That Embark Materials as a ZIP file
Download O Ye That Embark Aqua 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Aqua 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Coral 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Coral 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Gray 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Coral 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Yellow 5×7
Download O Ye That Embark Yellow 8.5×11
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Grayscale
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Color 1
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Color 2
Download O Ye That Embark Logo Color 3
Download O Ye That Embark Poster 24×36