I miss my friends all the time so what better way to celebrate Send a Friend a Card Day than with a free printable greeting card for your besties.
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I have three BFF’s. My sister in Arizona, my friend Ree 20 minutes away, and my friend Meg who lives in California. Whether they’re near or far, I need to send more correspondence than just a text every once in a while.
National Send a Friend a Card Day is real. what?! It makes sense a bit to me because what better way than an obscure holiday to remind you that you need to stay in touch. These free printable greeting cards are perfect.
supplies for your printable best friend card
Free We’re Better Together Card (Below)
Paper Trimmer or Scissors
Super easy best friend printable card. Print the PDF file on a printer of your own or send it to Kinkos or another copy shop.
Trim the card to be 10”x7” and then fold in half. Write your cute little sentiment on the inside. Grab an envelope that will fit this 5×7” greeting card. And now send it on its way.
So, how are you going to be spending Send a Friend a Card Day from now on?
If you love Seinfeld, you love the idea of Festivus. George Costanza’s famous Festivus gift is something you can pass on with this Human Fund Donation printable. Add a mini Festivus aluminum pole to add to the festivities.
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It’s a Festivus miracle that we’ve made these George Costanza inspired Human Fund Donation Printable! Festivus is on December 23rd and if you don’t know, it’s a fake holiday that George Costanza’s dad made up.
Instead of a tree, they have an aluminum pole but I didn’t want to just give someone an aluminum pole. I don’t even know where I’d go to find one that was 8″ and if I can make one out of PVC for pennies, I’m going to do it this way.
Begin by buying a 1/2″ piece of PVC pipe and then cut it into 8″ sections while you’re at the hardware store. Buy some 1/2″ end caps and place them on each end of the piping.
Use some black craft paint first and just throw it on there. Try to cover up most of the white while you’re doing this step though.
Next, add some of the grey paint and be a bit more sloppy on this layer than you were on the black layer.
Lastly, I added some white and really did a dry brush technique with this color. Set it aside and allow it to dry. Print out the Human Fund Donation Certificate and then cut it into 5×4″ rectangles. Use a small hole punch and some black twine to attach your Festivus printable to your pole.
National S’Mores Day is a thing, really! Create this easy sleepover gift basket complete with a free S’Mores printable to personalize for each camper.
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Craft Lightning starts this week and we’re so excited to have all these talented bloggers contributing to our week of quick, obscure holidays. Grab this free s’mores printable to make your campout epic.
National S’Mores Day is August 10th every year. That is prime camping season and I can’t think of a better or more fun way to go camping than with your own personal s’more pack.
I don’t know where the actual word S’More comes from but I do know that it was a leader for a Girl Scout troop who was originally credited for the recipe. I love s’mores and I love even more different kinds of candy to include in your custom s’more.
A great idea is to find out ahead of time and grab your guests’ favorite candy and include that as well as a standard Hershey Chocolate Bar. Yummy!
This free s’more printable is super easy to personalize. Just print and write. I’ve left the back of the s’mores bag topper blank so you can write whatever you need in that space.
I love the tiny LePen markers but this year at Creativation, we all got to try their new brush pens and I’m hooked. A lot of brush pens are bulky and these are thin just like the original and I think that’s why I like them.
How to attach bag toppers to cellophane bags
I don’t mind using a stapler but I hate how they show on the edges. If you’re not a nitpick like I am, staples on the outer edges work great. Just be sure to staple the bag and the free s’more printable together.
Another great way is a stapler and some double-sided tape. Throw all your s’more ingredients into the bag and then staple the top.
Next, grab some double sided tape and put it on the back of both sides of your s’more printable bag topper.
Fold the bag topper over the bag and attach. It’s an easy way to get clean lines when you’re making a bunch of these.
That’s it! So easy and such a fun way to personalize a campout.
Check out the other bloggers joining us for Craft Lightning and what holidays they chose for their obscure holiday.
Goosebumps 2 is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray and we’re so excited! Create these felt masks for less than $1 each and grab everything at your local Walmart store. Make your favorite scary Goosebumps 2 characters come to life just like in the movies.
These spooky felt masks are perfect to wear during your viewing of Goosebumps 2 available today! My kids have been obsessed with the first Goosebumps movie so they’re even more excited that a sequel is available to watch at home. Goosebumps 2 is a family-friendly movie with action for all ages and it’s rated PG. Exclusive Goosebumps 1 and Goosebumps 2 movie collection on Blu-ray is now available at your local Walmart.My daughter has been asking for weeks when it’s coming out and when she can watch it. Now she can and she’s stoked. She wanted something fun to make while watching Goosebumps 2 and these spooky felt masks are perfect! We’re making movie night fun again by trying to incorporate some kind of movie-related craft while we watch.
Felt Masks SVG file or Printable Templates – see below
Felt in an Arrangement of Colors
Elastic or Ribbon
Sewing Machine or Sewing Needle
or Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
If you have a Cricut Maker, cutting the felt masks are a lot more precise and cleaner but this can be easily done with the printable templates. I’ve included SVG files for your Cricut Maker or the Printable Template. Cut out your felt masks with either method and then get ready to embellish! I used some glitter on my Gummy Bear masks, white feathers on my Abominable Snowman, Brown Feathers on my Werewolf, and left Slappy as plain felt because he’s already creepy enough. Use some craft glue to adhere your glitter to the areas you want glittered. I just use either a foam brush or paint brush to get an even coat of glue rather than clumps. Just put some on your mask, brush it to even it out and then shake your glitter over it. Set it aside to dry.
Carefully shake your glittered felt masks over a garbage can to catch all that excess glitter.
For the feathers, I wanted them to really stick so I sewed them on my masks. I started on the back portion of the felt masks and then worked my way in, Use the inner piece of your cut felt masks to overlay the back portion and hide the seams. You can easily use a hot glue gun rather than sewing it, I just like to make sure my projects will last.
How do I assemble my felt masks?
When it’s time to do the elastic to hold your mask on, measure around your head and then cut. I usually measure ear to ear and that will give me a secure fit and also it’ll fit my child’s head. Use your sewing machine to sew the elastic on the outer edge of your masks. I use a zig-zag stitch to make sure that it won’t break away. I used some ribbon that I had on hand for my felt masks. I just used some hot glue and adhered it to the back of the masks and allowed it to dry. Don’t feel like you need a sewing machine for your felt masks. Now it’s time to wear it! Enjoy watching Goosebumps 2 for family movie night and everyone enjoying their spooky felt masks. I personally love the Gummy Bear scene in Goosebumps 2 and how they all merge together to make larger ones.
Grab this FREE Halloween Coloring Page so that your child can welcome the upcoming holiday.
Nothing is better than a free printable but what about a free Halloween coloring page? This is perfect for any child but my toddler has seemed to really take to it. He’s learning how to hold crayons correctly and so this is a great starter for them to learn how to color inside of objects.
Does your child have a delay in their speech? I’ll show you the most helpful food board where you can help your toddler work on their speech and play a game at the same time.
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Malakai was born at 24.5 weeks gestation. We knew when we got pregnant again, we were risking a 50/50 chance at whether he’d be premature. When my oldest son was born at 34 weeks, I feel he was preparing me for how to care for Leila, who was born at 30 weeks. And her the same for preparing me for Malakai.
Freddie had zero intervention from state programs, Leila qualified for speech therapy and Malakai has had speech therapy, physical therapy, monthly EI visits and now he’s off to the public school program to follow him along after he turns 3 this month.
I’ve had many speech therapists suggest a lot of things but the thing they seemed to push was just to do what you can to be able to communicate. Constantly repeating the words they’re reaching for. Even if it doesn’t sound correct, they’re still trying to communicate so that is a positive thing. I’m going to show you this toddler speech therapy activity I came up with.
Supplies for your Toddler Speech Therapy Activity Board
Begin by printing out my watercolor food printables on to some 65lb. cardstock. I gave you the options of the entire printable or the .svg files that you can use on your Cricut or Silhouette machine.
See my suggestions for cutting laminated paper with your Cricut below.
Instead of cutting them out individually, I upload the free food .svg file to Cricut Design Space. I printed them and cut them directly from the paper, then I run them through my Xyron laminate cartridge.
Cut each one out and then apply the stiffer side of the velcro to the back of the laminated cardstock. Place the softer side of the velcro to the cabinet or board. Then you can add 4 additional soft pieces of velcro to the cabinet so that they can pull what they want and place it there.
I cut a piece of vinyl to adhere above asking him “What Do I Want To Eat Today?”.
This toddler speech therapy activity is helpful to children with speech delay because it shows them common food choices and allows them to learn how to voice it on their own.
My experience with speech therapy for my toddler
The speech therapist always tells me why it’s important that they hear words multiple times. They hear it and then realize that’s what it’s called and will eventually relay that same word to you when they’re needing something.
He has a tendency just to make whimpers to us when he wants something, I’ve learned with this toddler speech therapy activity that helps with food and with drinks. Malakai no longer just whimpers, he’s actually saying what he wants, when he wants it.
You start with simple sounds that they can learn and add more to in the future. Sounds like “ba”, “da”, “pa”, “guh”, and “huh”. Reach out to your local school district to see if they offer programs like this to you and also discuss with your pediatrician. You and your doctor can make an informed decision on what kind of therapy, if any, is necessary.
Malakai also had an issue when he needed tubes in his ears. If they seem to just make a wah noise or not really enunciating sounds, that could be a sign of your child’s ears not draining correctly. I arranged with my ENT to have ear tubes put in Malakai’s ears and I’d say within a month or two, he was got out some new sounds and words.
Do you love llamas? Are you obsessed with them enough to have a llama party? I’m going to show you how easy it is to create custom llama party items using some stamps from Newton’s Nook. Learn how to make this fun water bottle party tag below using your Cricut. Be sure to learn the giveaways below. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Having a llama themed party can’t happen without some sort of enamel pin. I found these super cute pins at my local Hobby Lobby and attached them to the gift tags for a perfect llama party favor.
You’re going to begin by making these easy pom poms with this tool. You can easily use a piece of cardboard to make them but I like this tool because it comes in three different sizes. I used some DMC embroidery floss to make the pom poms but use what you have on hand. Be sure to leave a long tail so that you can tie them on the neck of the water bottle. Download the watercolor background and load it on to your Cricut mat. You’ll cut the bottom overlay shape out of this and then you’ll cut the water bottle party tag with your acetate. I’ve made the file in Cricut Design Space. If you have a Silhouette, you can easily find this shape in their store as well. Just be sure to add a small circle, about.1″, so that you can add your llama enamel pins to it. Use your Newton Nook Loveable Llamas stamp set and some black archival ink and stamp your designs on your overlay. Use your Xyron Mega Runner and attach the overlay to the acetate paper. The file includes a score line so fold it there and just put it over the cap of the water bottle. Use the pom poms and have the longer string tie around the neck of the water bottle. These water bottle party tags are perfect for your next llama party and the perfect llama party favor.
Use Apple Pie to make a delectable milkshake with vanilla ice cream.
Course: Dessert, ice cream
Keyword: Apple Pie Milkshake, Apple Pie Recipe, milkshake recipe
2cupsvanilla ice cream
Place all your ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Top with Reddi-Wip® Real Whipped Cream. Enjoy!
I love purchasing Marie Callender’s® Dutch Apple Pie and Marie Callender’s® Double Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake because they taste just like they’re homemade and they’re easy to bake and clean-up. And what is better than serving Reddi-Wip® to go along with your pie or cake? With it only being 15 calories per serving, I feel like you can get away with eating a lot more than you normally would.For the labels, print off one side on some 60 lb. paper. Reload it into your printer and print the back side so it will line up with the front labels. Or just print the front, I wanted to give you options for your easy neighbor gifts. You can cut them out on the outline or leave a little white space.
One thing I love to make with Marie Callender’s® Dutch Apple Pie is an Apple Pie Milkshake. It’s so easy. I take two cups of vanilla bean ice cream, a slice of apple pie and blend it until it’s smooth. Pour it into an ice cold glass and top it with some Reddi-Wip®. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. Tell me, what do you love to give as gifts for the Holiday season?