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Whipped Coconut Oil & Lime Body Butter

Coconut oil is a staple around our house.  We use it to cook and bake as well as for a moisturizer.  It smells divine and my favorite part is that it’s all natural and non-toxic.  In fact I can even eat it which makes me feel better putting it onto my skin & especially my 12 month old!  I love this simple little twist.  Not only would it be great for at home use but would make a fantastic gift!

To make it you’ll need:

1/2 cup coconut oil

20 drops of lime oil (or your favorite essential oil)

A jar (the volume will double so make sure you have a jar that will fit at least a cup)

Whip the coconut oil with an electric mixer until it becomes soft.  Once it’s soft add the oil.  Mix a bit more and voila! Just be sure to note the expiration date on the coconut oil and store it in a cool, dry place.  Most of all enjoy!

Recipe found on Blah Blah Magazine

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Water Color Bubble Art

What kid doesn’t love to paint?  Not sure there are too many.  Now combine that with blowing bubbles and you’ve got a sure hit!  This activity looks like an absolute blast with the potential for an absolute mess so in my mind it’s best saved as an outdoor activity for this time of year.  This would be a great afternoon or weekend activity to keep the kids engaged and having a ball!

For details please visit Prudent Baby

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Kids Art Collage

I’m a big fan of kids art.  Keeping their original work is fantastic however I thought this idea found on ArtfulCircle would allow you to display several different “pieces” of art in one large picture.  Such a simple and creative idea.  I love it!

What You’ll Need:

  • A few pieces of kids art
  • A large picture frame – this is a decent 16 x 20 for about $25 on Amazon
  • A circle punch – about $11 on Amazon
  • Mod Podge – about $9 on Amazon

Visit ArtfulCircle for full instructions.

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DIY Bunny Toss

Gosh, I haven’t thought of a bean bag toss in ages! This brings back some really great childhood memories for sure.  It never crossed my mind to create one of these cute little contraptions but heck….why not?  It’s a fun activity for the whole family and a great way to get outside and have a little spring time fun!

For full tutorial & instructions on how to make the DIY Bunny Toss visit Jo Jo & Eloise.

By the way, I don’t sew….so I’m thinking the bean bags could be made by exchanging the sewing for heavy duty glue and or staples….not quite as polished but it would certainly get the job done!

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DIY Kids T-Shirts

With spring just around the corner I’ve been doing a bit of looking for some cute spring wear for my 10 month old.  I’ve found a few things but admit I’m mostly frustrated with the lack of  good options and have resorted to making a few things myself.  Now as you probably already know, I don’t sew, so anything I take one needs to be simple.  I found these cute DIY Tees on Ona Befort and thought they’d look absolutely adorable on my little man.  Ona includes a free printout for each of them so I don’t have to do any free handing (good thing!).

For the free printout and instructions for the Bear Tee click here.

For the free printout and instructions for the Apple Tee click here.

Also, you’ll need a few things you may not have on hand to take on these projects:

  • Fabric Paint (can be purchased here on Amazon)
  • Paint Brush (can be purchased here on Amazon)
  • Blank Tees (can be purchased here on Amazon)
  • Clorox Bleach Pen (can be purchased here on Amazon)

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Olli Blocks

Now how cute are these?! I’m all about unique toys that offer kids a chance to be creative.  These are a great gift idea for any kiddo in your life.  The cool part is there part bought part homemade so it shows you put some effort and thought into it.  I love all of the quirky characters….too cute!

To purchase the pdf printouts (boys, girls & animals) click here. $5 per set or $12 for all three.

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DIY Light Clouds

Great lighting can really make a room.  When I saw this tutorial for DIY Cloud Lights on Wedding High I thought these would actually be a great idea for a child’s room.  I love how they are softly lit and look fairly simple to make.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cotton Batting
  • Paper lanterns (I’m thinking from Ikea)
  • Flameless Candles
  • Hot Glue Gun

Visit Wedding High for detailed instructions.