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IKEA KITCHEN ICE CREAM SHOP HACK

July 17, 2019

Our IKEA Duktig Kitchen hasn't been getting a lot of love lately. Teddy doesn't pay much attention to it anymore, and Scottie likes to open the cabinets and pull out all of the stuff and throw it all over the floor. I thought it was time for a little makeover to make the play kitchen exciting again and encourage more dramatic play. There are so many awesome IKEA kitchen hacks and makeovers on Pinterest, but none were exactly what I…

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BUILD-A-ROBOT PLAY DOUGH KIT

July 1, 2019

Teddy loves his TINKER TRAYS and loose parts play, so I knew I wanted to make something with loose parts for Teddy's ROBOT BIRTHDAY PARTY. I remembered what a hit the play dough party favors were for Scottie's PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY and how inexpensive it was to make them so I thought I could figure out a way to make some silver play dough to go along with some loose parts. This post contains affiliated links for your…

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PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY

May 7, 2019
Peter Rabbit first birthday party blueberry pie smash

I can't believe we just threw another first birthday party! It feels like just yesterday we were throwing Teddy's first birthday party and now Scottie is one and Teddy is almost three! With Teddy's party we picked the PARTY ANIMAL FIRST BIRTHDAY theme because his nursery was a zoo theme and I wanted to reuse a lot of his decor. It worked out so well and saved us a ton of money so we did the same for Scottie. Scottie's…

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EASTER EGG DYEING WITH BUBBLE WRAP

April 10, 2019
bubble wrap easter egg dye technique

I can't believe Easter is almost here! I just finished making the kids fun and practical Easter baskets and now its almost time to start dyeing our Easter eggs! Some of my favorite egg dyeing techniques are marbling with shaving cream, shaking the eggs in rice, dyeing with paper towels but this year I wanted to try a fun new twist to dyeing Easter eggs! I've been saving a bunch of bubble wrap for some printmaking projects, but I thought…

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ST. PATTY’S DAY TINKER TRAY

March 6, 2019
St. Patrick's Day Green Tinker Tray

If you've been following U Ready, Teddy? You know I love Tinker Trays! Tinker trays are also called Loose Parts tray and are typically found in a Reggio Emilia Learning environment. They are inexpensive, versatile and promote open-ended creativity. The Valentine's Day tinker tray we made was a huge hit, so I decided to make a green tinker tray for St. Patrick's Day! (If you want to be even more festive throw in some rainbow colors and gold coins!) Darling…

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