Category Archives: Music

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

It’s time to celebrate National Piano Month with our very own Piano stickers (which also happen to be one of our most popular styles).

As we were prepping for the photo shoot, our 5-year-old had the best idea…”Why not paint the egg cartons black so they look like real pianos, Mommy?” Brilliant!  So the first thing we did was paint 10 recycled egg cartons black, then we applied our Piano stickers. Wow, what a difference…our pianos really popped!Box Play for Kids Piano PartyWe printed 10 copies of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on aged paper then rolled up each music sheet and tied them with a gold string. We found wooden stars at the craft store and painted them a metallic gold. And added some colorful, festive balloons to match the music notes.

Box Play for Kids Piano PartyBox Play for Kids Piano PartyWe then created Mozart face masks. We assumed Mozart was the composer of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. But after a little bit of research, discovered he did not actually compose the famous tune. It’s an old French melody titled “Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman” (“Shall I tell you, Mother?”) However, at age 25, Mozart did compose a set of 12 improvisations on “Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman.” The kids loved the masks so we kept them in the mix anyway.

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As always, it’s not a party without great (classical) music and yummy treats. We continued with the black and white theme and had our local bakery make these star cookies.

Box Play for Kids Piano PartyGoodie boxes to entertain, teach and enrich kids’ lives with music. This article from She Knows shares 10 Ways Music Benefits Children. Definitely worth a read.

Box Play for Kids Piano PartyMusical genius in the making! Twinkle twinkle little star…

Box Play for Kids Piano PartyHere’s a recap of our Piano Party for little ones.

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eco-friendly stickers

Jazzy DIY Horn Wreath

Are you constantly cleaning up messes going though paper towel rolls? Don’t toss them! We have the perfect holiday craft that transforms your cardboard trash into the coolest holiday ”anytime” wreath. Using some basic supplies, one of our favorite BPFK stickers, and your “sticker-application experts” (a.k.a. the kiddos),  we’ll show you how you can construct this jazzy door ornament.

Supplies: hot glue gun (be careful around the kids), wooden craft ring (or any circular base you can find at your local craft store), holiday ribbon, BPFK horn stickers (enough to cover all the paper towel rolls), 12-16 paper towel rolls (depending on the size of your ring base).

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Step 1: Plan out how many paper towel rolls you will need to fit around the circular base. Enlist the help of your sticker-application professionals to cover all the rolls. Hint: Secure stickers with some washable glue for a more permanent application.   wreat_2

Step 2: Using a hot glue gun, evenly arrange and apply rolls around the ring base.

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Step 3: Add a pretty bow and your wreath is ready for display. 

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Check out our other paper towel roll stickers for more unique wreath ideas. Throwing a kiddie sports party? How about a baseball wreath?

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A Summer Music List That Has The Whole Family Groovin’

Summer Music Blocks

It’s gonna be 118 degrees in Phoenix this weekend. Ugh! So needless to say, we will be spending a lot of time indoors. Here’s a list of our current favorite songs that has us moving from early morning to just before bedtime:

1. Rise and Shine from Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

2. Do-Re-Mi a classic from The Sound of Music (my husband thinks this is one of the best songs ever written)

3. The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book Original Soundtrack

4. We are Believix featuring Elizabeth Gillies (our kiddo is a singing and dancing fool to this high energy pop song)

and finally, my absolute top pick…

5. Barking at the Moon by Jenny Lewis from the Bolt Soundtrack

Music makes everything better. Get your groove on!

The Cure for Rainy Day Blues

We just discovered this super cool digital lifestyle magazine, Mini – For The Modern Parent. Thank you for featuring our Piano, Turtle and Octopus kids stickers in your Spring 2013 “Style Spot” section. Rainy Day Blues? “Being stuck inside doesn’t have to be a drag. These rainy day activities will perk you up in no time. Just remember – April showers do bring May flowers.” You can view their current issue as well as archived issues here.

Spring Mini Magazine 2013