I participated in this Elmer's Naturals campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Elmer's. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Both of the boys are really into crafts right now. It doesn't matter what it is, if it involves any kind of paint, makers, glue, etc, they're super excited. That's why when we received our box of Elmer's Naturals eco friendly glue, this was the genuine expression on the Captain's face:
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The Captain and Baby D's current favorite book is "Corduroy" by Don Freeman. I loved this book as a child, so it makes it even more special that the boys love it so much! My mother, the boys' Grammy, was the one who introduced Corduroy to the boys, by reading them books when we have visits together.
"Corduroy" is about a little stuff bear in a department store who has lost one of [...]
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I scoured the internet and some books for the perfect St. Patrick's Day craft to make with the Captain the other day and I just couldn't find any that were easy and engaging enough for him to do by himself. And let me tell you, this kid and his brother LOVE to do things by themselves and I am totally okay with that! So, I decided to do something simple and it's what I like to call the Green Four Leaf Clover.
I printed off two copies of a four leaf clover coloring page I found [...]
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The Captain LOVES to do artsy and crafty things and while I was a kindergarten teacher, I am NOT as crafty as the typical kindergarten teacher. Lately he has been coming up with ideas of things he'd like to make and I've been assisting him as much as I can. And lately he's had the idea that we need to "sew" things. I DO know how to sew, but I do not have a sewing machine, so, alas, I cannot sew him a police costume like he wants. So, we settled on a police badge. This is FAR [...]
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BabbaBox is a great, hands-on, educational….FUN monthly subscription service that contains everything you need to have hours of fun and learning with your children! BabbaBoxes are aimed for kids 3-6. Our BabbaBox was all about stars and constellations! It came with an awesome book that the Captain really loved – "Twinkle, Star of the Week!"
Our favorite activity was the [...]
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Captain Fussybuckets loves to get mail and he loves to do crafts. And his mommy likes for him to learn about reusing, recycling, and not being wasteful. What's the perfect gift for him? Green Kid Crafts, the discovery boxes for kids ages 3-8. GKC is a socially responsible, green company that provides educational crafts for kids while being eco friendly at the same time.
When we received the [...]
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I love learning about green companies. I love how more and more green companies are making an effort to provide families with non-toxic, every day living supplies and Green Apple Supply is doing just that. By utilizing economies of scale, wholesale purchasing power, and personal product experience, Green Apple Supply is making it easier for anyone to purchase Earth-friendly products. [...]
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Captain Fussybuckets is REALLY into crafts right now. He is always asking to "do a craft" if he's not writing, drawing, or coloring something. I'm not that into Halloween crafts, but I went to look for a few ideas on Pinterest and I found a lot of cute stuff to do with black paper and white paint. Check out some of the cute crafts on my Halloween board!
Well, I bought some black paper and I thought I had some white craft paint but alas, I had every color BUT white. [...]
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Both of my boys love craft time! I'm always looking for something fun and educational to do with the boys, so I was excited to learn about Kelly Kits! Kelly Kits is a monthly kit that comes to your door, full of creative tools and materials that encourage art play! The Original Kelly Kit comes with one set of five unique activities that cover the five art disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, and collage. Each kit comes complete with [...]
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