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Bravo Children at Children’s Museum of Phoenix

We partnered with our friends at Bravo Children, a Spanish immersion program for babies, toddlers and young school-age children, for their latest workshop held at Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The class theme was all about recycling so it was a perfect fit for our DIY craft kids stickers. The class was taught and conducted in Spanish – an immersion environment is the best way to rapidly and naturally become fluent in a new language. Playful, creative activities help children make meaningful and lasting connections to words. We sang color and number songs, pretended to fly like airplanes to Mexico and played with the interactive toys made with our school bus, horn, camera, piano and record player stickers. At the end of the class all the kids made bracelets by upcycling empty toilet paper rolls with our pink and green superstar bracelet stickers. It was such a treat to be a part of a fun, learning activity for kids. Bravo!BPFK_Bravo_Children_web
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Back-to-School with California Baby

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California Baby, one of our favorite personal care brands for kids, is partnering with us again for another promotion. This time it’s for Back-To-School featuring fun, simple recycling crafts for kids. Our eco-friendly, DIY craft stickers (Rocket Ship, Giraffe and Whale) will repurpose their amazing Bubble Bath and Powder packaging into fun new toys. Check out the Fun Reuse section of their site for more ways to recycle their containers.

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DIY Finger Paint and Palette

Well…summer is finally here which means you are probably looking for fun ways to keep your kids occupied. What little one doesn’t love to get her hands messy with some finger paint? Using simple ingredients from around the kitchen you can whip up an assortment of kid-safe (even edible) colors. Recycle an egg carton and stick our paint palette sticker to the outside (or even to the inside) of an egg carton and you have the perfect storage container for your homemade paints.

Supplies:  3 tbs sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 2 cup water, food coloring, an egg carton {be sure it’s clean and dry}, and a Box Play for Kids paint palette sticker in the language of your choice – English, Spanish, or French.

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Step 1: Combine the sugar, salt, cornstarch and water in a small saucepan. Warm while whisking, until the mixture thickens. You may need to add more water or cornstarch to create a paste-like consistency.

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Step 2: Once the mixture cools, spoon into the wells of the egg carton.

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Step 3: Add drops of food coloring to each well and stir to create desired shades.

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Ta-da! A complete set of colorful finger paints.diy.paint_6

In the spirit of our multilingual paint palettes, we even drew up some multilingual pictures.diy.paint_7

Happy painting!!

 

Earth Day Love from Today’s Parent Magazine

We are thrilled to be featured in Today’s Parent magazine – Canada’s national parenting magazine. In honor of Earth Day, they highlighted our Buildings, Fire Truck and Pink House eco-friendly kids stickers to create a “green” cityscape. WHAT WE LOVE…Today’s Parent.

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Got milk carton? Make bunny.

Here’s a craft project every bunny will love. Hop to it!

Supplies needed: Empty milk carton, cardboard, white and pink construction paper, scissors and a marker.

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Step 1: Cover milk carton with white construction paper or you can use paint. Create bunny ears.

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Step 2: Cut out pink circle to make bunny nose.

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Step 3: Attach bunny ears to top of milk carton. And, you can glue a cotton ball to make the bunny’s tail.

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Step 3: Draw bunny smiley face. Cut out whiskers and attach with glue.

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Box Play for Kids is “InStyle”

Box Play for Kids is “Instant Fun from Stuff You’d Toss” according to InStyle Magazine. Honored to be a part of this trendy magazine’s Best of the Web List 2012. Thanks for giving us a little more style!

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Free Back-to-School Printable: Red is for Top

Head on over to our website to download our free back-to-school printable



This stoplight sticker is another idea that came directly from Chloe – the 2-year-old inspiration behind Box Play for Kids. She came home the other day from preschool and informed her parents that “green is for go, lellow is for sloooooooow down, and red is for top {still working on our S sound…}.” All with very enthusiastic hand movements. She’s all ready for her future career as a crossing guard.


I printed two of these out for my two kids {almost 5 yo girl and 2 1/2 yo boy}. We’re playing “Red Light, Green Light” with one of the stickers and using the other one a traffic signal for a town we created with all of our toy cars. We even store some of the cars in the egg carton when we’re done playing. 


Good luck to all you parents out there getting ready for the new school year! I’m still in complete denial that my baby started Kindergarten a few weeks ago. It took two weeks and she’s already decided that she loves Justin Bieber. Sigh.


Be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for some back-to-school inspiration.

Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Some of our favorite DIY Father’s Day gift ideas come from CoolMomPicks.com.

One is just a basic paper cube. All you do is let your munchkins loose with a marker and you get this awesome little desktop shrine. Brilliant.

The other is a keychain that you can make by sending in your child’s artwork to this online retailer on Etsy. They turn it into a keepsake that you’ll use daily.

Love it. My only regret is that I didn’t see these awesome ideas earlier.

Because THIS is what my husband will be getting this year for Father’s Day.

I’ll go ahead and put in that keychain order now…

Memorial Day Project: American Flag

My kids love painting, I love anything that has their hand or foot prints on it {other than my floors and windows} and it’s Memorial Day weekend. Add these together and here’s one USA-themed project that’s simple to do with your kids.

 
I painted their hands and feet and they did the rest. One bruised tailbone later {painted feet on a concrete patio is a slipping hazard, by the way} and we have our flag.
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!