October 21, 2014

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart

When I was a teacher me and my teacher friend (Shout out to Mrs. Loya!) LOVED the Leaf Man book by Lois Elhert.  We would read it every fall and make little "leaf men" with paper leaves with our kindergarten classes.

Here is a link to the book if you want to read it to your child and make your very own "Leaf Man."



I went on a "leaf walk" with my son the other day (a.k.a. running into other people's yards with pretty leaves and hoping they aren't watching from their windows) and got some really pretty leaves to make our very own.

Here's how we brought our Leaf Man to life:

 Get some Clear Matte Transparent Con-Tact paper and position your leaf man on the sticky paper.  

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart

 Once we positioned the leaves to make the leaf man's body, I cut a leaf to make the mouth and eyes.

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart
Press the leaves down well and then lay another piece of Con-Tact paper on top to seal it together.  Trim around the edges hang it in the window for a fun fall decoration that your kid's will love.

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart
I helped him with the first one and then he did this one all by himself.  You have to WANT to see it but it's there :)

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart
He's very happy to be a part of our family :)

"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart
"Leaf Man" Fall Craft:  Child at Heart
What are your fall traditions with your family?

This post contains affiliate links and all opinions are 100% my own.

October 17, 2014

Cricut Ikat "Hello Fall" Sign and Bonus Toddler Craft

Ikat Hello Fall Cricut Sign

We are currently moving out of our house and so I didn't even get my fun fall decorations out just to pack them up in a few days :(  Sad day...I had to have SOMETHING to get me in the mood for fall so  I turned this little ikat painting I did the other day with my son into a cute little "Hello Fall" sign with my Cricut Expression 2.

Here are our creations we made the other day just messing around.  I'll show at the end of the post what I turned his little painting into.  I just took the painting I made on the far right and cut it to fit an 8x10 frame.  I used the same technique as with my large ikat diamond canvas from a few months ago.

Ikat Hello Fall Cricut Sign

I used my Cricut Expression 2 and chose the Stretch Font
and just cut out the words in all caps.

Ikat Hello Fall Cricut Sign

After you cut them, be VERY careful with the paper because it's not the letters you are using but the large piece of paper.  I left the center of the A and O out because I really liked the way it looked and it makes it easier too :)

Ikat Hello Fall Cricut Sign

Trim the paper to the 8x10 frame and you are all done!  A simple fun craft that will last all the way until the first snow :)

Ikat Hello Fall Cricut Sign

I took my son's beautiful painting and we created a little jack-o-lantern magnet where he can change it's face from happy to sad.  I drew a pumpkin and cut it out, mounted it on some black paper to make it sturdy, and then added a little face with some brads so that he could change his face.  I put a little magnet on the back and now it lives on our refrigerator.  

Here is the original!  Genius :)

Jack O Lantern Toddler Craft

Jack O Lantern Toddler Craft

Jack O Lantern Toddler Craft

Jack O Lantern Toddler Craft

Jack O Lantern Toddler Craft

I love turning his paintings into something he can play with because he remembers the fun morning we had together every time he sees it...or that's what I tell myself :)

What is your favorite thing about fall?  Do you decorate your entire house or save all of that decorating for Christmas?

This post contains affiliate links and all opinions are 100% my own.

October 10, 2014

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar


I met the wonderful people at Imperial Sugar a few weeks ago at the Blog Elevated Conference.  These people have a GREAT website!  I'm kinda mad I just now found it :)

They have so many great holiday recipes, gift recipes (like this one I'm sharing), activities to do with your kids, and even lots of fun printables!

I mixed up the ingredients from the Imperial Sugar Candy Corn Scrub recipe and then put the scrub in these little glass containers for my son's two bible class teachers.  He even helped and that's what made this project so much fun for us.  He did get some in his mouth too but everything is edible so this is a great project for little ones.

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Make sure that you clean up the top of the jar before you add the last "white" layer so the colors don't mix.

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Fill the jar to the top and you are done.  I added some Halloween paper to the top of one jar and used some washi tape to attach a tag to the other jar.  You don't want to go too crazy with the jar decorations because they will get wet after being used and the colored sugar is the star anyways!

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

Candy Corn Sugar Scrub with Imperial Sugar

If you want to find another sugar scrub recipe PLEASE check out their site for a scrub for every holiday.  I also love their little pre-made gift tags for their scrubs that you just print and use.

This post is a sponsored post by Imperial Sugar.  All opinions are 100% my own.

October 8, 2014

DIY Baby Gift Printables

free baby month calendar printables

Check out some new Dr. Seuss inspired Baby Month printables for twins and a Peach and Coral Baby Month printable that I just made for some readers.  Click here for the other colors and the FULL tutorial for how to make these printables into a one-of-a-kind baby gift.  Just click on each printable to show in full size, print, and frame.

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables

free baby month calendar printables


free baby month calendar printables