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Homemade Unicorn Playdough Recipe

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The kids and I love making our own Homemade Playdough, and today we’re sharing our favorite Homemade Unicorn Playdough Recipe! This colorful glittery playdough is the softest recipe EVER. It will also last for months, if kept in an air tight container or bag.

Make your own Homemade Unicorn Playdough! This colorful and glittery no cook playdough is the softest and last for months!

How To Make No Cook Homemade Unicorn Playdough

What you need to make Homemade Playdough:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • Glitter
  • Blue, Pink, Purple Neon Food Coloring

Directions:

Dump the flour, salt, cream of tarter, oil and water into a large bowl and mix it all together.

Make your own Homemade Unicorn Playdough! This colorful and glittery no cook playdough is the softest and last for months!

Next, split your play dough into three small bowls. Once your dough cools down you’ll be adding in the food coloring and glitter. We did one bowl of blue, one of pink, and one purple. After you add your food coloring and glitter knead your dough until it’s smooth.

Make your own Homemade Unicorn Playdough! This colorful and glittery no cook playdough is the softest and last for months!

You should have one glittery batch of blue, one glittery batch of purple, and one of pink. The kids preferred to combine all of the colors so we placed them all side by side and used a rolling pin to mix the colors together.

Make your own Homemade Unicorn Playdough! This colorful and glittery no cook playdough is the softest and last for months!

The end result is a glittery masterpiece! We added things like gems, unicorn cookie cutters, silicone cupcake molds for some fun playdough tools for our Unicorn Playdough.

Make your own Homemade Unicorn Playdough! This colorful and glittery no cook playdough is the softest and last for months!

We even found these pretty unicorn beads at Wal-Mart that were perfect for our play dough.

Make your own Homemade Unicorn Playdough! This colorful and glittery no cook playdough is the softest and last for months!

When you’re done playing with your play dough, you can store it in an air tight container or Ziploc bag. Ours has lasted for over a month so far and is still silky smooth!

Slime Easter Basket Idea For Kids

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It’s officially launch week for our first book SECRETS OF SLIME and we are SO excited to show you what we have been working so hard on! This book is the complete guide to making fool-proof slime. By the end of the book you’ll be able to even create your own slime recipes! Pre-order your copy here on Amazon.

With Easter around the corner, we decided to share our Easter basket idea perfect for your little slime lover!

Make a DIY Slime Easter Basket that includes all of the materials needed for your child to get started making and creating their own slime creations!

If you’re looking for the perfect Easter basket that doesn’t involve candy, then this Slime Easter Basket Idea is it! This DIY Slime Easter Basket includes all of the materials needed for your child to get started making and creating their own slime creations!

Make a DIY Slime Easter Basket that includes all of the materials needed for your child to get started making and creating their own slime creations!

Slime Easter Basket Kit For Kids

The basket includes our MUST-HAVE Secrets Of Slime Recipe Book which will walk them through easy step-by-step instructions, 30 no-fail recipes, and a blank slime dairy in the back so they can make their own crazy-cool concoctions.

Make a DIY Slime Easter Basket that includes all of the materials needed for your child to get started making and creating their own slime creations!

You’ll also want to fill the basket with some of the necessities to get started making slime such as:

And then you’ll want to make sure you include some slime add-ons like:

Spooky DIY Footprint Window Clings

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Spooky DIY Halloween Footprint Window Clings - An easy Halloween decoration the kids can make!

 

When decorating for Halloween we prefer to use our homemade decorations like our Paper Plate Spider Wreath, that we shared the other week. Here’s another super easy homemade decoration that any child can do, our Halloween Footprint Window Clings.  You can really do any design that you’d like but this year we chose to do some fun footprint art!

These would be great for any holiday, by printing out holiday clip art and putting it under the contact paper so that your child can trace Christmas or Easter designs and then paint!

Footprint Halloween Window Clings

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Clear Contact Paper
– Acrylic Paint
– Sand Paper
– Paint Brush

 

Spooky DIY Halloween Footprint Window Clings - An easy Halloween decoration the kids can make!

First you’ll choose what designs you’d like to do. For this craft we picked the footprint ghost, Frankenstein, and a handprint spider. Because we did this with our toddler it took a few trys to get a good footprint to use so I made sure to have the contact paper layed out so it was ready to go. Once your paper is set out you’ll lightly sand the contact paper so that it gives something for the paint to adhere to.Then you can start painting, you’ll press your child’s foot onto the contact paper creating your print. Once the paint dries, which took about 20 – 30 mins you can then add in the eyes, mouth, or bolts.

Spooky DIY Halloween Footprint Window Clings - An easy Halloween decoration the kids can make!

 

After everything dries and you’ve added the features you can cut around the footprint art leaving a small trim. And then decorate your windows! Super easy and so much cuter than the store bought window clings.

 

Footprint Race Car Valentine Craft

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Footprint Race Car Valentine

I have a really cute Valentine’s Day craft to share with you today, our Footprint Race Car Valentine. These race car footprints would make cute canvas art for the holiday or make a card and share it with someone special.

Race Car Card Craft

Materials you’ll need

Paint
Construction Paper
Glue Stick
Glitter Glue
Permanent Marker
Card Stock or Canvas
And some little feet!

Footprint Race Car Valentine

Start by choosing a color for the race car and painting your child’s foot. Because it took a few times to get a good footprint we did a few on a separate piece of card stock and then cut out the print that turned out the best. Take your glitter glue and add in a racing stripe.

Footprint Race Car Valentine

Cut out the pieces above out of construction paper for the wheels, helmet, and decorations you’d like to add to the race car. Take your glue stick and add them onto the car. Add in a fun saying like “You make my heart race!” or “I wheelie like you, Valentine!”. Or if you’re adding this to a canvas and keeping it as a keepsake add in your child’s name and date on the back.

Footprint Race Car Valentine

 

Looking for more Valentine’s Day crafts? You may also like our Cosmic Hearts, made from our easy 2 ingredient glossy paint!

Cosmic Hearts - Colorful Valentine's Kids Craft

Monsters Inc Inspired Footprint Art

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Monster Footprint Art - Monsters Inc Inspired

At the moment my son’s favorite movie is Monster’s Inc, so being that handprint and footprint crafts are one of his favorite activities we made some Monster’s Inc inspired art to go along with the movie!  I’m by no means an artist, but Sully and Mike were pretty simple to make and depending on your child’s age they can do that part themselves. I think the end result came out pretty cute, I used my 1 year old daughters footprint for Sully so that it was something they could make together and added “Our Little Monster’s” to the final photo so that we could display it in our home!

Monster’s Inc Inspired Footprint & Handprint Kids Art

Materials Needed:

– Paint
– Cardstock
– Little Feet/Hands
– Scissors
– Black Marker

Directions:

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First your child will paint their foot or hand the color that they’d like for their monster. Next apply the hand or foot to the white card stock paper and let dry.

Monster Footprint Art - Monsters Inc Inspired

Next add in the monster’s details. We went with monster’s inspired by Monster’s Inc but you can have the kids design anything they’d like! After the paint’s dried you’ll cut around the print and glue it onto a piece of card stock. I always do the print’s on a separate piece of paper and then glue on the final piece because with toddlers it usually takes a few tries to get a good footprint or handprint.

I added “Our Little Monsters” to the top of the finished piece.

Monster Handprint and Footprint Art Inspired By Monsters Inc

This would even make a cute keepsake for Mother’s Day or Father’s day! Check out our example below:

Father'sDayMonsters

Ocean Themed Handprint and Footprint Crafts

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We’ve been working on ocean themed crafts this week and what better way to end it than with some of our favorite handprint and footprint art! Your kids will love creating some ocean art with our handprint and footprint roundup below!

Ocean Themed Handprint & Footprint Crafts

Click on the links for the tutorials.

Ocean Themed Handprint and Footprint Crafts For Kids

Ocean Themed Handprint & Footprint Crafts

1. Handprint Palm Trees and Crab
2. Handprint Mermaid – From Education
3. Footprint Sharks – From Glued To My Crafts
4. Alphabet Handprint Art – From Mommy Minutes
5. Handprint Dolphin – From Ink Spot
6. Summer and Sea Handprint & Footprint Art – From The Keeper of the Cheerios

Ocean Themed Handprint & Footprint Crafts

7. Fish Handprint Gift Mug
8. Baby Handprint Octopus – From Crafty Morning
9. Handprint Turtle – From The Chirping Moms
10. Fun Handprint Fish – From Fun Handprint Art Blog
11. Handprint Jellyfish and Color Matching Activity – From I Heart Arts n Crafts
12. Handprint Eric Carle Hermit The Crab – From I Heart Crafty Things

Ocean Themed Handprint & Footprint Crafts

13. Handprint Narwhal -From Red Ted Art
14. Handprint Killer Whale – From Ink Spot
15. Finding Nemo & Dory Handprint Fish Craft – From A Little Pinch of Perfect
16. Fishbowl Kid Craft – From Glued To My Crafts.

 

Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes

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Supplies Needed:

Directions:

First have your child paint their foot yellow and press it onto your card stock paper or canvas.

Handprint Apple and Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes

Next take your black black marker and add in the windows, door, and details for the side of the school bus. Draw two circles at the bottom for the tires and you can take some red paint or a red marker and add in the stop sign under the drivers window.

Handprint Apple and Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes

What better keepsake to have for the first day of school than some handprint and footprint art! I still have another year  before my oldest starts preschool, but I thought these would be perfect for his first day. Here’s a handprint apple with a thumb worm and a footprint school bus, check out tutorials below and add in the date when your finished!

Handprint Apple Preschool KeepsakeHandprint Apple and Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes

 

Supplies needed:

Directions:

First have your child paint the palm of their hand red and their thumb green for the worm, then press their hand onto your card stock or canvas. Take your brown marker and draw the stem at the top of your handprint and add in a green leaf with  your green paint. To finish it off, glue on some googly eyes to make the worm.

Handprint Apple and Footprint Bus Back To School Keepsakes

Another idea for a first day of school keepsake is  a footprint school bus, this one was my son’s favorite. Well anything with wheels is his favorite!

Footprint Minion Salt Dough Ornament

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We’ve been busy lately making salt dough ornaments for our tree, and of course with salt dough ornaments comes adorable handprint and footprint art. I already shared our Ninja Turtle and Olaf ornament, but we also finished a Minion one that the kids will love.

Footprint Minion Salt Dough Ornament

Here’s what you’ll need:

Directions:

Follow the directions to make your salt dough here. Once you’ve made your salt dough you’ll want to flatten it out with a rolling pin. Next have your child place their hand in the dough. Take a knife and trace around the handprint while leaving an little border around it so that you have a spot for the hole to thread the ribbon through. Take a straw and poke a hole at the top of the ornament. Bake these for 2 to 3 hours at 200 F. If your ornament is thick you’ll need to turn it over while it’s cooking.

Footprint Minion Salt Dough Ornament

After your ornament is done cooking you’ll want to let it cool for a few hours before you start painting. After it’s cooled you’ll take your yellow and blue paint and paint the footprint in the ornament like the image below.  Add in two straps for the pants with the blue paint. And you’ll take your black paint and add in the little details of the hair, mouth, and the black strap.

Footprint Minion Salt Dough Ornament

When your paint has dried you can seal it with modge podge. Then finally glue on your googly eye and hang it on your tree! Don’t forget to sign and date the back of your ornaments too.

21 Footprint Christmas Crafts

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Who can resist adorable handprint and footprint art? I love making these during the holidays from homemade cardsdecor, and keepsakes. Plus, it’s a fun craft that you can enjoy withe kids. I’ve rounded up some of our favorites that are on our craft to-do list for this year. Check out the 21 Christmas handprint and footprint crafts below!

21 Handprint and Footprint Christmas Crafts20+ Handprint & Footprint Christmas Crafts for Kids

Click on the links below for instructions.

20+ Handprint and Footprint Christmas Crafts for Kids

1. Frozen Olaf Salt Dough Ornament – From I Heart Arts n Crafts
2. Handprint Rudolph Craft – From Preschool Activities
3. Footprint Missletoe Art – From Pink for Pinkie
4. Family Handprint Christmas Tree – From Makobi Scribe
5. Reindeer Craft Frame – From The Educator’s Spin On It
6. Handprint Reindeer Hat – From Meet The Dubiens

21 Easy Handprint and Footprint Christmas Kids Crafts

7. The Grinch Handprint Christmas Card  – From I Heart Arts n Crafts
8. Handprint & Footprint Christmas Wreath Craft  – From Lisa Loves John
9. Christmas Handprint Plaque – From One Artsy Mama
10. Holiday Handprint Charms – From Plucking Daisies
11. Footprint Penguin Canvas Keepsake – From Fun Handprint Art Blog
12. Washi Tape Footprint Christmas Cards – From I Heart Arts n Crafts

20+ DIY Christmas Handprint and Footprint Kids Crafts

13. Santa Sleigh Handprint & Footprint Canvas – From Glued To My Crafts
14. Paper Plate Reindeer Craft for Kids – From Crafty Morning
15. Handprint Mittens Craft – From Fun Handprint Art Blog
16. Handprint Christmas Angel – From Carissa Graham
17. Handprint Christmas Tree – From The Imagination Tree
18. Handprint Snowman Ornaments – From Eighteen 25
19. Handprint Wreath – From Matt & Becky
20. Handprint Elves – From The Pike Fam
21. Handprint Santa – From Mommyapolis

16 Halloween Footprint Crafts

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If you’re a fan of I Heart Arts n Crafts then you’ll know I’m a sucker for a good handprint and footprint craft, holidays are no exception. I love seeing all the fun ways that you can preserve those little fingers and toes. So in honor of two of our favorite things footprint/handprint art and Halloween here are 16 of our favorite Halloween handprint and footprint crafts!

Halloween Handprint and Footprint Crafts For Kids

16 Halloween Handprint and Footprint Crafts For Kids

Click on the links below for the tutorials.

16 Halloween Handprint and Footprint Crafts
1. Yarn Wrapped Mummy Footprint Craft – From Baby Doodadz
2. Footprint Frankenstein – From Frogs, Snails, And Puppy Dog Tails
3. Watercolor Resist Web with Handprint Spider – From Fun Handprint Art
4. Little Pumpkin Suncatcher Craft – From Minne Mama
5. Handprint Ghoul Banner – From Crafts By Amanda
6. Handprint Witch Craft – From Crafty Morning
7. Footprint Ghost – From Cobwebs, Cupcakes, and Crayons

16 Halloween Handprint and Footprint Crafts

7. Handprint Black Cat – From Meet The Dubiens
8. Spooky Footprint Window Clings – From I Heart Arts n Crafts
9. Skeleton Handprint Craft – From Happy Hooligans
10. Tissue Paper Wreath with Handprint Spider – From I Heart Arts n Crafts
11. Halloween Keepsake Handprint Spider – From Fun at Home with Kids
12. Footprint Scarecrow – Sweet and Lovely Crafts

16 Halloween Handprint and Footprint Crafts

13. Pumpkin Gift Bag – From Glued To My Crafts
14. Vampire Handprint – From Mommy Minutes
15. Handprint Ghost Banner – From Creative With Kids
16. Handprint Candy Corn – From The Chirping Moms

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