PUTTING A RING ON IT VALENTINES

Printable ring valentines! | And We Play
Ring valentine printables | And We Play

Let your little valentine's know you like it, by putting a ring on it. Ha! I don't feel entirely comfortable referring to anyone as "it" but you know. You can't argue with Beyonce. This printable is super easy and the little rings can be anything from ring pops to these little erasers. I'm partial to toys for valentine's day. Or any other day for that matter. But whatever floats your boat! Get the download right here and have fun getting the song out of your head. You're welcome!

Ring valentine printables | And We Play
Ring valentine printables | And We Play

BUBBLES VALENTINES

Bubbles Valentine's Printable | And We Play
Printable bubbles valentine's for kids | And We Play

What kid doesn't love bubbles? Like really love them. These valentines are perfect for giving out to all of your kid's little friends at school. I bought these cute bubbles at Target, 24 for $3! It doesn't get much better than that. You can download these little tags right here. Just print, cut them out and use double sided tape to attach them. So easy and so much better than lame store-bought valentines, right? Right. Your little ones can sign their name beneath the XOXO, so their friends know who's mom to thank for the rad Valentines! At least that's my goal here. Ha! 

Printable bubbles valentine's for kids | And We Play
Printable bubbles valentine's for kids | And We Play
Printable bubbles valentine's for kids | And We Play

A BOOK!

Happy Handmade Ebook!

Before you get too excited about the title, no I am not publishing a book. But! I do have a craft in a pretty rad new ebook that comes out today. It's called Happy Handmade and it has some seriously great crafts for you and your littles to make together. So if you are looking for some crafty fun, buy the ebook! You'll want to get on it sooner rather than later because the price will go up after the launch. Just sayin'. You can buy the book right here. And in case you are DYING to know what craft I contributed, here's a little sneak peek. Happy crafting!

Kids DIY Cardboard Ties

PRINTABLE TOY BOX LABELS

Printable toy box labels | And We Play

Before we get all excited about welcoming all of the new toys from the holidays into our lives, let's think about where we are going to put them. Every year, I go through Elliott's toys and sort through what he loves and uses, what I love - because let's be honest, it's not always the same thing - and what we are going to donate. We have to make way for all the new comers! Plus it helps us keep things nice and organized, getting a head-start on our new year's resolutions! To help keep things in order, I made some labels to help Elliott know where everything goes. It has done wonders for clean up time!

Printable toy box labels | And We Play

To make our own, first we needed some designs. I had my dear, sweet artistically gifted husband draw some of Elliott's favorite and most recognizable toys. After we had the drawings, I just scanned them in and used Avery's site to make them fit perfectly onto the labels we had. It was so easy! You could draw your own, find some images you like online, or have your little one draw their own pictures. The labels have proven to make clean up so much easier and if/when the labels wear out, we can just print off some new ones! You can download our designs too!

Panda, Train, Wood block, Bristle block, Hippo, Whiffle ball, Lego, Puppet, Crown 

Printable toy box labels | And We Play
Printable toy box labels | And We Play
Printable toy box labels | And We Play

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AIRHEAD WREATH PARTY DRINKS

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play
Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

Guys, I can't even tell you how much Elliott loves Airheads. Like a lot. I used to eat them all the time when I was a kid so I give in every now and then and let him indulge himself in a little Airhead goodness. So I made a fun holiday wreath drink for him to enjoy! It was so easy to make and would be a great touch for any holiday party you might be throwing. Especially if it's a party for little ones! They'll love these!

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

Here's what you'll need. Airheads - duh, straws of two different sizes if possible, rolling pin, exacto knife.

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

First, roll out the green airhead till it's flat and wider.

Next, use the bigger straw (if you have one) and the exacto knife to cut out the shapes. For the center, I pushed the straw down and turned it to make the hole.

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

Next! Roll out the red airhead. The flatter the better!

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

Using the smaller straw, make cut outs like you did with the center of the wreath.

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

Place the red dots onto the green and push them down.

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

Then place the wreath on the side of your drink for embellishment, or place it on the straw to top off your drink. Either way is great!

Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play
Airhead wreath party drinks | And We Play

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STOCKING STUFFERS FOR BOYS

Stocking stuffer ideas for boys! | And We Play

I have a very bad habit of forgetting about stocking stuffers. Then come Christmas eve and I am frantically shoving candy and oranges into the stocking. I'm determined to make this year the year of stocking stuffers! Lots of fun little trinkets to make him smile. That's the goal right? Right. If he's happy, then I'm happy and I am pretty sure these stocking stuffers would make any little man thrilled. Happy stuffing! 

1. Cube Robot. 2. Music box. 3. Mini blocks. 4. Glow space stickers. 5. Sheriff's badge. 6. Gorilla eraser.

STOCKING STUFFERS FOR GIRLS

Stocking stuffer ideas for girls! | And We Play

Let's stuff those stockings with some good stuff this year. When I was a kid, my stocking was always stuffed with lots of little gems that were just as fun as the bigger gifts. I loved it! I don't have a stocking to fill for a little lady, but if I did I am pretty sure all of this would be in it. That sweet purse kills me! 

1. Building bridge. 2. Purse. 3. Spinning top. 4. Tights. 5. Bubble wands. 6. Chalk.

LETTERS TO SANTA

Printable letters to Santa
Printable letters to Santa

We're getting into the holiday spirit around here! Elliott filled out his letter to the big man and we sent it on it's way. He opted for the letter with spaces to draw pictures of your wish list, and I am willing to bet that most younger kids would make that choice. It's so fun and adorable! But just in case your kiddo prefers to write it all out, there's a letter for them too! Make your letters to Santa a little special this year. Download them here and here, then fill them out and send them off! Don't forget to stay on the nice list!

Printable santa letters

GIFTS FOR YOUR LITTLES!

Gift ideas for littles on And We Play!

Oh, it's that special time of year. I am getting downright giddy about gift giving this year. There are so many amazing and beautiful gifts out there, it's hard to choose! These gifts would be perfect for any little ones on your list this year. I have been done shopping for a while now, but I keep finding gems like that little guitar, then magically my wallet is out and before I know it, they show up at my door. It's amazing. Happy shopping!

1. Colorful guitar. 2. Bike. 3. Teepee. 4. Cork sailboat. 5. Rainbow playground ball. 6. Playon crayons. 7. Happy sweatshirt. 8. Lion pillow. 9. Osmo - the most amazing thing to happen to the iPad. Ever.

PLAY CHALKBOARD + PEG PEOPLE

DIY play chalkboard and peg people

Need a fun and easy gift idea for a certain little one this holiday season? I love this because it will spark their little minds with creativity and let them create a new scene and story over and over. It's the gift that keeps on giving! I can't wait to give this to Elliott and see what he comes up with. This design is perfect for taking on the go too. The hinges let you stand it up when in use and allow you to fold it up to put it away when it's not. I love it! If you are in need of a gift and want to give something awesome and handmade, try this out! They're sure to love it.

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DIY play chalkboard and peg people
DIY play chalkboard and peg people

Before we get started, please oh please don't be intimidated by this. The wood was bought at the craft store and the hinge was too! Just line it up and screw it together. It's easier than you think!

DIY play chalkboard and peg people

Now let's make it a chalkboard! Follow the directions on your chalkboard paint and you should be good to go! The peg people were - if you can believe it - also bought at the craft store. I just painted them a little and sealed them with non-toxic sealant. And you're done. Your littles will love this, I promise! 

DIY play chalkboard and peg people
DIY play chalkboard and peg people