Pokemon Punch Party Game

Each year, we throw a joint party for our three kids since their birthdays are fairly close to each other. I like to create a memorable experience for them by giving them a themed party that they can all get into. This year’s party was a Pokemon party, which my boys are generally more into, but my daughter also likes Pokemon as well.

I got the idea for this Pokemon Punch Party game from Pinterest, but didn’t find great instructions on how to up it together. I'll show you how I put this game together in case you want to give it a try. It could also be used for other themes – the sky is the limit with this punch game!

 

Supplies Needed

  1. 37 Red Solo Cups (more or less if you don’t want as large of a punch board)
  2. A large piece of cardboard, to act as the foundation to hold all of the red solo cups
  3. Glue gun
  4. Rubber bands
  5. Red, black, and white tissue paper
  6. Small toys or candy to put in the Solo Cups

How to put the Pokemon Punch Party Game together

Step 1. Arrange your red cups using the configuration below. Measure the length and width of the entire configuration so you know how large your cardboard piece should be.

Step 2. Cut a piece of cardboard out according to the dimensions from Step 1. I just used a large box that was sitting in my recycling pile in the garage.

Step 3. Keeping your Solo cups in the same configuration from Step 1, fill them with small toys and/or candy. I mainly used small toys that I bought from Party City. Some of the toys included small water color paint sets, whoopy cushions, small sports games, and candy. I also put six $1 bills in six of the cups, for an added element of surprise and excitement. I also put a Pikachu figure in a cup – whoever found this Pikachu got an extra punch at the end of the game.

 

Step 4. Take a square piece of tissue paper and cover the top of a Solo cup. Put a rubber band over the tissue paper to hold the tissue paper on top of the cup. Once you’ve attached tissue paper to all of the cups, you’re ready to attach the cups to the cardboard piece. Make sure you keep your cups in the same configuration from Step 1 so you know what order to glue the cups in.

Step 5.  Use a hot glue gun to attach the red Solo cups to the cardboard piece. I covered the bottom of each Solo cup with hot glue and then pasted it to the cardboard.

On the day of the Pokemon party, we just had someone hold up the cardboard so the kids could take turn punching into a cup to find their surprise. We had one extra cup left over, so we gave the extra punch to the child who previously found the Pikachu in the cups.

 

That's it! This Pokemon Punch party game did take some time together, but the kids adored it and it was pretty inexpensive to put together!

Happy Crafting!

Carolyn

 

 

 

DIY Christmas Ornaments from Green Kid Crafts

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One of our Christmas traditions is to make Christmas ornaments that the kids can all enjoy for years to come. In years past, I would run to the craft store to buy pipe cleaners, pom poms, popsicle sticks, etc. Now, with Green Kid Crafts, you can help Christmas ornament craft kits delivered right to your door.

We ordered the Felt Tree Ornament and Swirly Ornament Craft kits from the Green Kid Crafts website. You’ll see below the packages that we got (minus the box, which we’ll write about in another Green Kid Crafts review.

I especially love these individual craft kits because they come prepackaged with all of the materials you need to complete the crafts.

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Felt Tree Ornament Craft

The first craft we worked on was the Felt Tree Ornament Craft. It has an instruction card, several felt circles, a sticky backed brown felt piece for the trunk, a wooden dowel, red ribbon, and 2 felt stars with string attached to hang the ornament. The felt circles are nice and heavy, not flimsy felt that you would typically buy at the craft store.

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Here is the Felt Tree Ornament instruction card. This is a really simple, non-messy craft and could be assemble by a child ages 3 and up, with the help of an adult. I really love non-messy crafts!

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Noah, who is 6 years old, wanted to make these crafts to help get ready for Christmas. The first step was to line up all of the felt circles so the largest felt circles were on the bottom of the tree, and the smallest felt circles were on the top of the tree. This was a good logical exercise for him, and probably really good for the younger child who is learning how to order objects.

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The second step was to take expose the sticky back of the brown felt piece, and stick it to the wooden dowel to make the tree trunk. Noah also had to make sure to keep the brown felt piece straight while rolling, which he did need my help with.

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The fourth step was to tie a red ribbon to the tree trunk so it wouldn’t unfold. Noah tried to tie the bow himself, but he also needed my help with this. He still needs to learn to tie shoes – but that will happen once he stops wearing velcro shoes!

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The fifth step was to stack the felt circles on top of the dowel. Noah could do this step all by himself!

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The last step was to sandwich the top of the wooden dowel between the adhesive stars. The string was already attached so that was a bonus! Update: We recommend using a hot glue gun to make sure wooden dowel sticks to the stars. Our star separated from the wooden down, but hot glue made it stick.

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This was the finished Felt Christmas Tree! I really do adore this craft and this ornament will be on our Christmas tree for years to come! Aren’t the colors gorgeous?

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Swirly Ornaments Craft

The second craft we worked on was the Swirly Ornaments Craft. It has an instruction card, 2 clear ornament bulbs, 3 bottles of acrylic paint (in green, deep metallic gold, and light metallic gold), and 2 ribbons.

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Here is the instruction card. With paint, I was preparing for a very messy outcome, but this craft ended up being pretty neat. Noah did roll up his long sleeves, but we didn’t need a smock at all!

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We did use an empty box to contain the mess just in case. Noah started squirting dabs of the acrylic paint into each ornament half. He started with green.

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Then he went to the deep metallic gold.

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Then he squirted in the light metallic gold.

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Then we snapped the ornament halves together, and Noah shook the paint up inside the ornament. He really loved this part and eventually got the whole ornament covered! Once you shake them, you need to open up the ornament halves again and let them dry. We dried ours overnight and they were ready to put back together the next day.

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This was the finished Swirly Ornament, along with the Felt Tree Ornament. Noah loved both of these crafts and we’ll get to see them year after year on our Christmas tree.

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If you’d like to buy these DIY ornament craft kits, you can get the Felt Tree Ornament Craft Kit and Swirly Ornament Craft Kit at Green Kid Crafts. Right now, they are 40% off, no coupon code needed!

2017 Black Friday Coupons Starts Now – Kids Subscription Boxes

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Looking for a unique gift for your little ones this holiday season? These 2017 Black Friday Coupons are amazing deals if you want to get your kids the gift that keeps on giving! You can try any of these subscription boxes at a deeply discounted rate and cancel if you decide it's not for you.

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Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies in a Jar

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If you're like me and have more than one child, thinking of meaningful Christmas gifts for my kids teachers has always been challenging. I wanted to make a homemade gift that my kids could help with. Because I had a lot of extra mason ball jars, I thought a cookie mix in a jar would be a great gift, and inexpensive to boot! Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies in a Jar seemed like the perfect gift.

We started with the recipe below from Organized home.

Ingredients (for one mason jar)

  • 1 wide-mouth quart (4-cup) canning jars with lid and rings
  • 3⁄4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1⁄2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour, all purpose
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3⁄4 cups butterscotch baking chips

Instructions

1. Sift flour before measuring. In large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.

2. Layer in butterscotch chips, oatmeal, layering the flour mixture last.

3. Add mason jar lids.

4. Print a greeting card and the recipe card needed to bake the Oatmeal Scotchies. Cut the cards apart and attach to ribbon.

Let the Work Begin!

Since I adapted this for 6 mason jars, I multiplied all of the measurements above by 6. Then we got to work! We started by sifting the flour – Liam was all about this and he and Sage took turns.

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Then we measured the flour and put it into a bowl that was sitting on our kitchen scale (zeroed out, first, of course!). This is important because later, we divided the dry ingredients into 6 equal portions (by weight). We measured the dry ingredients (brown sugar, white sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda, and salt and dumped them into the bowl. Measuring dry ingredients was fun for the kids, and it was easy to clean them up afterwards!

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Then we mixed the dry ingredients together with a whisk. I tried mixing with a spoon at first, but you really need a whisk to make sure ALL of the ingredients are incorporated.

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Then we added the butterscotch chips to the ball jar. It was really hard to resist eating these yummy chips!

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Once the jars are filled with the butterscotch chips, you'll wonder how you're going to get the oatmeal AND the rest of the dry ingredients in… but it does work!

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Adding the oatmeal was pretty easy…
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The dry ingredients were a bit harder, because you do need to make sure you're adding the appropriate number of oz or grams to each jar. Proportions are so important in any recipe!
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Here's what the jar looked like filled to the brim! The Organized Home site says you can use your Foodsaver accessory attachment to seal these, but when I tried, it didn't work for me. Because the dry ingredients are sitting on top, the flour, etc. gets on the “seal” of the lid, and the lids won't stay on.

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After adding the ball jar lids, we added a little brown ribbon and a free “Thanks for Making Me One Smart Cookie” printable from Sweet Metel Moments. The kids signed their names, and we taped the printed recipe card inside the printed card.

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The best part of making these homemade gifts was seeing the pride and satisfaction on Liam's little face! He and Sage were so happy to make their handmade Oatmeal Scotchie Cookies in a Jar for their teachers!

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Have you tried any cookies in a jar recipes lately? How did they turn out?

 

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Conquer your Clutter!

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With a family of five, we have a LOT of stuff. School papers, bills, kids artwork, toys, clothes, sports equipment, recipes, craft supplies, kitchen gadgets, home improvement tools, etc. can really take over our home. De-cluttering and organizing really helps me feel like I have control of my life. The biggest benefit to me is saving TIME. I can't count the number of times I've been searching for that one thing, spending minutes, maybe hours trying to find it. Have you been there?

I have tried to organize my house before, and have made progress here and there, but needed some encouragement to really make it happen. 

I just bought the Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle from Ultimate Bundles and really love what it offers. It's a package from a group of organizing gurus  – regular people who’ve found practical solutions to their everyday struggles, and who want to share their best tips and tactics with us. This package will help me feel less stressed, and will help me my kids and my life too!

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Qixels Fuse Blaster Review

My boys each got a Qixels Fuse Blaster for Christmas. The Qixels Fuse Blaster is kind of like a Perler Bead alternative, but instead of using an iron to make the plastic beads stick together, you use water in a water gun! My daughter has loved Beados in the past, which has a similar concept, but the Qixels Fuse Blaster is geared towards boys! And the Fuse Blaster kit was on $10 on Amazon.com!

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The Qixels have square beads that are pushed into a peg board. There are pros and cons – the pro being that if the board is flipped over accidentally, the beads still stay on the board. This is a huge plus because we have encountered several occasions where the kids have flipped a Perler Beads or Beados creation over accidentally, and their creations get ruined. Instant tears = no fun for parents or kids at all. Qixels solves this problem with having to push the squared beads into the pegs in the board. On the flip side, it was sometimes hard for my 4-year old push some beads by himself, but that was more the exception than the rule.

Here, Noah is making a robot Qixel. He really loved these boy shapes!

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Once he finished pushing the beads into the board, we filled up the Qixels water gun so we could spray the Qixels beads with water. You spray the board 10 times, making sure to cover all of the beads. Then you pick up the board, shake of any excess water, and let it dry for 30 minutes. We did make sure to put newspaper under the board before we squirted water on the beads!

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After 30 minutes, you peel the paper off the board, and then peel the beads from the paper. The beads did stick together with only water, no iron needed!

Noah had a blast playing with his robot, shark, dragon, and viking! At 4 years old, he loves little toy figures, and these he made himself!

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I would say that Qixels Fuse Blaster was a hit with my boys and kept them busy for a good couple of hours. Liam, my 6-year old, doesn't typically have a lot of patience for crafts, but he really got into this boy themed craft. It would be a great gift for one of my nephew's upcoming birthdays!

Have you tried Qixels? What do you think and are there any other Qixels kits we should try?

Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

This year, I had a bunch of red and green Wilton candy melts that I needed to use, so I bought some candy canes and pretzel rods and made these festive Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods.

This is what I used for ingredients:

Other supplies I used were:

Since the pretzel rods are fairly long, I needed a tall container to put the candy melts in. I happened to have a couple of empty barbeque sauce bottles lying around, so I thought they might make a good dipping container. I filled them up with the candy melts, and then put each bottle in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on 50% power until they melted. I used a chopstick (you could use the end of a stirring spoon) to stir up the melts once they are out of the microwave. If you don't have tall bottles, you could break the pretzel rods in half and then use a coffee mug to melt your chocolate discs.

Before I started melting the Wilton candy melts in the microwave, I put 12 red and green candy canes in a quart-size Ziploc bag.

It was time to crush the candy canes! My kids came over to help with this part. We took a meat tenderizer mallet and my kids took turns banging away. I tried not to let them bang too much because you don't want the candy canes to be crushed into a powder!

I then took each pretzel rod and dipped it into the bottle of melted candy melts. Once they were covered, I sprinkled them immediately with crushed candy cane! They smelled really great but I couldn't take a bite yet!

I dipped about 15 pretzel rods in the green chocolate and 15 pretzel rods in the red chocolate. I covered most of them with the crushed candy cane, but left some without. Then I melted about 10 candy melt discs in a wilton decorating bag in the microwave for 1.5 minutes, snipped the end off the bag, and drizzled the pretzel rods in the opposite color (the green rods got red drizzle, and the red rods got green drizzle).

The combination of sweet, salty, and minty in this Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rod was to die for! Loved it! They'll make a great Christmas gift for neighbors, friends, and family!

Kiwi Crate Review – Woodland Creatures – October 2015

We were so excited to get October's Kiwi Crate. This is our first official review of this kid's activities subscription box. If you aren't familiar with Kiwi Crate, every month they'll send you a box full of materials to complete 2-3 themed projects a month. The projects are based on art, science, or engineering concepts. It's a great box for 5-8 year olds and only costs $19.95/month including shipping! Plus, you can get your first month of Kiwi Crate for only $10 using this link!

We got a green “crate” addressed to Noah. Noah is almost 4 years old, so we wanted to see if this box would work for him.

When we opened the box, we saw a cute welcome letter with a free pair of kid-friendly scissors! I can never seem to find kid-friendly scissors when I need them, so these will come in handy! This month's Kiwi Crate theme was Woodland Creatures.

Inside the box were materials for 2 craft projects:

  • My Forest Friends (left): Decorate and put together zipper pulls!
  • My Marble Run (right) Construct your own beaver dam marble run!

My Marble Run

Noah wanted to get started on the My Marble Run project first. Materials for this project included a board for the beaver scene, pre-printed cardboard chutes and boxes, green ribbon, velcro pieces, and a ball.

Noah attached the green ribbon for the hanger, assembled the cardboard boxes (chutes), and velcro'd them to the beaver scene board.

Noah really loved this project. Mainly because it was like a game to him and had a moving ball! This activity reminded me of the diagonal car ramps that we had when my kids were younger. The great thing about this was he could experiment with the placement of the chutes, since they were attached with velcro. I love that Kiwi Crate included some engineering and reasoning in this fun little marble run!

My Forest Friends

When Liam got home from school, he wanted to join in the Kiwi Crate fun! The My Forest Friends project included felt bodies for the forest animals, sticky felt pieces for the body parts, stuffing, googly eyes, ribbon, and lanyard hooks to hang the creatures once finished.

I don't really love messy craft projects, so really enjoyed that this project had self-adhesive pieces. This is so much easier for little kids to handle too! The kids made a squirrel, fox, bear, and owl.

Liam wanted to attach his bear zipper pull to his backpack! He was so proud of his creation!

I would say this month's Kiwi Crate was a hit with my boys! It also included an “Explore!” magazine that had comics, coloring, drawing, and another diy project to make your own binoculars using paper tubes, masks to cut out, and more! The Woodland Creatures box was a cute theme and provided hours of fun for my kids!

You can get your first month of Kiwi Crate for 50% off using this link and if you don't love it, you can cancel at anytime.

What did you think of this month's Kiwi Crate?

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