EASY EGG PEOPLE

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I am all about an easy way to decorate and make some original eggs for Easter. When I saw the stencil and sticker set by Yoobi at Target, the lightbulb went on. The stickers are the perfect size for decorating some Easter eggs! Elliott and I had a blast making these and coming up with names and backgrounds for them. We got pretty elaborate. Ha! To add some color (or clothes), we just made some egg dye and dipped them in for a few seconds. Seriously, it was so much fun and I loved how easy it was. Now go on and make your own egg people! You know you want to.

Easy egg people | And We Play
Easy egg people | And We Play
Easy egg people | And We Play
Easy egg people | And We Play

GOOD EGG SHIRT

Good egg shirt DIY | And We Play

Guys, I am so excited for Easter! It's one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because I love spoiling Elliott with fun and semi-cheesy Easter goods. To kick off the Easter projects I made this "good egg" shirt! Because every kiddo is a good egg, right? Right?! It's super easy to make and you can even make it into a tote bag if you want. Actually, I think I might do that. While I make my tote, you should start on your shirts and check out the full post and instructions over on Ehow! Happy crafting!

Good egg shirt DIY | And We Play
Good egg shirt DIY | And We Play

EASTER BASKET FILLERS

Easter basket fillers for kids | And We Play

Easter is right around the corner and while we've got some fun projects coming up that will be perfect for your little one's basket, there are some pretty rad store-bought items that are just too good to pass up. These ideas would be perfect for any kid and just about any age. How adorable is that watermelon swimsuit? I want one in my size. Happy basket filling!

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PEEP TEMPORARY TATTOOS

Peep temporary tattoo download | And We Play
Peep temporary tattoo download | And We Play

Because nothing says Easter like tatting up your kids with some peeps. Ha! Seriously though, I maybe be a tiny bit obsessed with these tattoos. They are the perfect thing to fill all of those plastic eggs! So much better than candy, right? Well, ALMOST better than candy. So close. Download them here! There are two sizes included in the printable so we big kids can get in on the fun too! To make your own, download the peeps, print them onto temporary tattoo paper, and follow your paper's instructions! So easy and your kids will squeal with delight on Easter morning and insist you cover their bodies in peeps. 

Peep temporary tattoo download | And We Play

FUZZY BUNNY EARS + TAIL

Bunny ears and tail DIY | And We Play

I mean, really? How freakin' adorable is this? I didn't even ask him to pose, he just did it! With Easter fast approaching, I think it's about time to transform your little one into a bunny. Don't you think? This tutorial is easy, fast and so much fun for the kids! They'll love dressing up and you'll love watching their little tails shake. To make your own, check out the full post over on ehow! You'll be happy you did. 

Bunny ears and tail DIY | And We Play
Bunny ears and tail DIY | And We Play

WE LOVE: ANNIE'S HOMEGROWN

We love Annie's Homegrown!
We love Annie's Homegrown!

I am sure your family loves Annie's. Their cheddar bunnies, mac n cheese, and other staple snacks have been a family favorite since Elliott was a toddler. We try our best to give Elliott snacks that use real food. Annie's new pizza poppers and pizza bagels fit the bill for us! They are delicious, fun and most importantly they use simple,real ingredients. Also, they are easy! A big selling point for me. We had Elliott's cousins over last weekend and I thought it would be the perfect time to bust out some snacks and give these a try.  

We love Annie's Homegrown!
We love Annie's Homegrown!
We love Annie's Homegrown!
We love Annie's Homegrown!

I think the closed eyes and thumbs up say it all. They loved them! And Preston and I loved them too. An instant new favorite family snack! 

Annie's is celebrating a month of basketball madness this month! They're giving four lucky winners a prize pack to use at their March basketball final four party! The prize packs are amazing and include a $400 AMEX gift card and ten boxes of mini pizza bagels and pizza poppers. For a chance to win, head over to Annie's Facebook page this week and like or comment on one of Annie's "learn the lingo" posts! Easy, right?

This post was sponsored by Annie's Homegrown. All opinions are my own (we REALLY do love them!) Thank you for supporting the great brands that help make And We Play possible!

 

PRINTABLE RAINBOW COLORING POSTER

Printable rainbow coloring poster

Elliott is so excited for St. Patrick's day and I love his enthusiasm. To add fuel to that fire I thought it would be fun to make this coloring poster! Everyone knows leprechauns love rainbows, this poster will help lure them to your house to leave a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. At least, that's my theory. You can print off your own poster to color right over here

LOOK MA! I'M IN A MAGAZINE!

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It's true and we couldn't be more excited about it. Good Housekeeping contacted me a few months back about creating a project for their spring issue and of course I practically screamed YES! Well, the issue is finally out and Elliott feels famous. It was such a fun project and I may or may not look for a copy every time I go to the store. Ha! If you haven't already, run to your nearest magazine stand and check it out! 

Flower party straw project in Good Housekeeping!
Flower party straw project in Good Housekeeping!

CALLING ALL CRAFTY LOCALS!

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Have you guys seen the new Handmade Charlotte DIY kits for Pottery Barn Kids? They are to die for adorable and perfect for crafting with your favorite little people. There are four kits (1,2,3,4) in all and they are each as great as the last.

I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting a free in-store craft event at Pottery Barn Kids for Handmade Charlotte's brand spankin' new line of DIY kits! We will be making some rad super hero wrist cuffs or an owl habitat to go along with the Handmade Charlotte DIY kits that you can pick up during the event to ensure the crafty fun times keep going when you go home! We will be at the Pottery Barn Kids location at Trolly Square in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 7th at 11am. Spots are limited and need I remind you this is a FREE awesome event? So yeah, spots will go fast. 

So if you're local and you're looking for something crafty to do with your kids, join us! There will be two sessions: 11am-11:30am and 11:30-12pm. The whole family is welcome to join in on the fun, but remember this is an RSVP event only so snag your spot by contacting the local store. And if you're not a local reader, I'm bummed to not be able to craft with you BUT you can check out your local PBK here and sign up because there is an event happening at every location across the country. How rad is that?! I hope to meet and craft with you and your kiddos!

TOY STORY PARTY!

Toy Story Party! | And We Play

Elliott recently turned six (HOW IS HE SIX?!) and he requested a Toy Story themed party. He's kind of obsessed and I was happy to oblige. Of course, I am sure he had the party store decorations in mind. You know, the cheesy, hideous ones. That's just not my style. Ha! So I created my own version. It was simple and easy and most importantly fun!

Toy Story Party! | And We Play
Toy Story Party! | And We Play

For the cupcake toppers, I made what I call pixar balls. You know the ball the lamp jumps on at the beginning of ever pixar movie? It makes cameos in a lot of their films, but the first was Toy Story! I don't think everyone recognized them, but that's ok by me.

Toy Story Party! | And We Play
Toy Story Party! | And We Play
Toy Story Party! | And We Play
Toy Story Party! | And We Play

The toys were the main decorations. Elliott has quite a collection going and we added a few he didn't have to the decor and had them double as gifts. He loved walking in the room and seeing the new toys!

Ok. Let's talk about the letter balloons. I cannot say enough wonderful things about these balloons. I got the letters I needed to spell out "Lets Play" and "Howdy" and strung them up with fishing line. To me, the balloons really made the party! The best part? They are REUSABLE. That's right. You can inflate and deflate and reuse them for your next bash. Incredible! You can get them from a lot of party stores etc. but they are made by the amazing and wonderful Northstar Balloons.

Toy Story Party! | And We Play
Toy Story Party! | And We Play

The show stopper was probably the backdrop. I wanted to in a way, recreate Andy's wallpaper from the first Toy Story movie. You know, the clouds. It was simple enough, but a little time consuming. But TOTALLY worth it, right? Right. To make it, we just used blue streamers and attached them ceiling to floor vertically with sticky tack. Then we used double-sided tape to attach the cut out clouds to create a similar pattern. It was perfect for our party and our friends and family seemed to love it as much as we did! 

Some other party details! I made a pin the tail on bullseye game for the kids to play and somehow managed to not get a single picture of it! Bad blogger. The kids loved it, so that's what matters. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Ha! We also had the genius idea to have the Toy Story soundtrack playing in the background. This was the perfect magical touch! It made us feel like we were at Disneyland hanging out with Woody and Buzz. I think this was probably one of Elliott's favorite parts too. That boy loves the details! All in all it was a great way to celebrate and we all had a blast.

Toy Story Party! | And We Play

Happy birthday, little man!