EASY PEEP CHALK!

This is seriously the easiest and most fun project I have done in a while. I might be a chalk making addict now. These are absolutely perfect for little Easter baskets and I mean, they're just freaking adorable, right? Let's make some!

Easy DIY Peep Chalk for Easter! | And We Play
Easy DIY Peep Chalk for Easter! | And We Play

They are SO easy to make. All you need is paris of plaster, water-based color powder (I LOVE these!), this peeps mold, and some ziplock bags. Now, in a ziplock, just mix one cup of plaster with 3/4 cup of cold water and add as much color as you want. Keep in mind, the deeper the color the more vibrant they will be for drawing! Make sure the mixture is really, really mixed. No clumps! Then snip off a corner of the bag and carefully pour the mix into the molds. Wait for them to dry and you are DONE. See? So easy.

Easy DIY Peep Chalk for Easter! | And We Play
Easy DIY Peep Chalk for Easter! | And We Play
Easy DIY Peep Chalk for Easter! | And We Play

MOVIE NIGHT WITH SING!

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 

Movie night with SING! | And We Play

It's nothing new to say we love movies. And we really love family movie night! With Elliott being such a musical dude (he's constantly singing) we thought it would be fun to surprise him and have a movie night with the new SING Special Edition Blu-ray release! We put out our favorite treats, and made this super easy and fun confetti featuring characters from the movie to have a fun and easy movie night at home.

Movie night with SING! | And We Play
Movie night and DIY character confetti | And We Play

To make the confetti, you'll need this print-out, some white card-stock and a 3/4 or 1 inch hole punch. I used a circle and a star. Just print, and punch! So easy and your kids will love picking out their favorite characters.

Movie night with SING! | And We Play

Elliott loved the movie and Pepper even watched a little too! It was funny, heartwarming and had great music that was perfect for Elliott to entertain us with our own little impromptu concert. The movie features over 65 songs including a new song from Stevie Wonder! Needless to say, Preston and I really appreciated that.

Movie night with SING! | And We Play

SING is filled with music and comedy, PLUS the new Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD includes over and hour of bonus content that incorporates three new mini movies with the case from SING! We love us some bonus content!

Movie night with SING! | And We Play

You can pick up a copy of the SING Special Edition Blu-ray now for your own family movie night! Don't forget the confetti!

Watch the trailer below and find out more about the movie:

From Illumination, the studio that brought you The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. SING stars Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. SING is the musical comedy event of the year!

WE LOVE: HAPPY HEART KID

Happy heart kid games and activities are perfect for kids | And We Play

We have been fans of Happy Heart Kid for a while now and they just keep coming out with great, fun and educational things for kids. These are especially great for kids who are just learning some social things like manners, for example. Elliott just turned 8 and he still loves them! 

Happy heart kid games and activities are perfect for kids | And We Play
Happy heart kid games and activities are perfect for kids | And We Play

There are lots of craft activities they can do which will keep little hands busy for a while (you're welcome, moms!) Elliott's favorite is the Mind Your P's & Q's game. He loved being able to create the little people that you use on the game board. Check out all of their kits and games, they make great gifts too!

Happy heart kid games and activities are perfect for kids | And We Play

STUCK ON YOU VALENTINE TATTOOS

Stuck On You Cactus Valentine Temporary Tattoos | And We Play

Valentine's day is just a few days away and if you are in a crunch to come up with something cute, I've got you covered...get the pun? Ha! These temporary tattoos are super easy and fast to make. Just download, print onto temporary tattoo paper, and cut to hand out to little friends. These are great as a no-candy valentines for school which we have mixed feelings about in our house. 

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Stuck On You Cactus Valentine's Temporary Tattoos | And We Play

PRINTABLE REINDEER MASKS

DIY printable reindeer mask | And We Play

It's almost Christmas! How did that happen? With the holidays comes which also means, tis the season for keeping the kids busy while they are home from school! I've got just the thing for an afternoon at home. I created this reindeer mask and guys, it is so easy and fun. Check out all the details right here. Guaranteed to keep little hands busy for a while and get them into the holiday spirit! (as if they need it.) Check it out and have fun!

DIY printable reindeer mask | And We Play

MOVIE PARTY WITH SECRET LIFE OF PETS

Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play
Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play

We are big on movies in our family. We are always on the lookout for new movies that would be great to watch together as a family. And, being the kids party freak that I am, we occasionally like to throw a little movie party to go along with our flick! So when the good people from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reached out about The Secret Life of Pets coming to Blu-ray and DVD, it was a match made in heaven!

Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play
Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play

From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The new DVD & Blu-ray release features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies!

To make the party fun, I made these stickers of some of the main characters from the movie and put them onto our cups. Kids LOVE being able to pick out something that is uniquely theirs, so of course this was a hit. You can download the stickers right here. Just print them off onto sticker paper, cut them out and stick them on! 

We kept everything simple and fun with some homemade popcorn to fill our new cups. I love this idea because it is cute and fun, but also helps keep the little ones away from the big bowl of popcorn!  Elliott loves this movie. That always helps when throwing a movie party! 

Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play

Watch the trailer below and then go pick up your own copy of The Secret Life of Pets and throw a movie party today!

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MAGIC 8 BALL COSTUME

Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play

I had this idea a few months ago when I mentioned a magic 8 ball to Elliott and he had no idea what I was talking about (mom fail). You could easily make this on a t-shirt instead of a onesie for older kiddos too! I love how it turned out. I went over all of the classic 8 ball answers, and decided that "outlook not so good" was a perfect one for kids. Especially strategically placed over the diaper area on a baby. Ha! This is a super fun and easy costume for last minute mamas and an awesome throw back!

Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play
Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play

I made the designs and cut the "8" out with iron on vinyl and the "outlook not so good" I printed out onto dark iron on transfer paper. I love how they turned out! You can download the "8" design here and the "outlook not so good" design here. I included a few sizes of each so you can make it for a little one or your bigger kids. Follow the directions on each and go to it! Super easy and fun!

Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play
Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play

WE GOT A ROBOT!

When bObsweep reached out about their bObi Pet, we jumped right on board. Who could say no to a robot that cleans your floors? Definitely not us. It's like having your own Rosie from the Jetsons! Except with out the sass. At first glance, it looked pretty awesome and the idea that it is designed to handle pet hair, well that was super appealing to us. Not because we have a pet, but because since having Pepper, I have been shedding more than a golden retriever. Post-partum mamas, can I get an amen? After we got our new bObi Pet and set it up, I was blown away with what it can do. Not only does it vacuum, but it also has a mop attachment. That’s right. It can mop. Your. Floors.

In our new house we have quite a few stairs as well as a step down into the dining room. I was worried that it would topple over the edge, but wouldn’t ya know it, this thing is SMART. It detects those edges and steers clear, so I don’t have to worry. My favorite thing about this little guy is probably the remote control. You can just turn it on and hit “go” and it will clean completely on its own, navigating in each room. It’s really amazing. And if you want to make it fun for your kiddos, the remote can control it like a toy (though it is NOT a toy – it is a piece of magical genius) Elliott loves making it go here and there cleaning up little messes – like confetti.

bObsweep reached out to us and provided this magical piece of machinery, but these opinions are totally my own and it take everything I have not to keep on raving about it. Seriously, magical.