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16 Adorable Circus Party Ideas for Your Kid’s Birthday. Your li’l tyke deserves only the best for their birthday bash. This year, throw them a circus-themed birthday party to really put on a show. With bright colors, tasty treats and flashy prizes, a circus theme is THE way to go. Whether you choose to feature stuffed circus animals or invite over some real ones, there are so many ways to bring a carnival-inspired brouhaha to the celebration. Bust out the cotton candy machine and marquee lights, because here are 18 modern circus birthday party ideas your kiddo is sure to love. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Did any of these fun ideas inspire you to add some circus elements to your little one’s birthday bash? 10 Parenting Tricks That Will Make Summer Way Less Messy. Living Sola Gratia: Fun & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids #3 Popsicle Stick Puzzles. I hope you aren't getting tired of popsicle sticks yet {smile}. At this point, I think I am making that my theme this week. You did buy a big box of those things, right? Today's activity is a Popsicle Stick Puzzle. I think this craft is very versatile. You can use pictures from old books, magazines, postcards, birthday cards, whatever. You could even copy a picture of the kids and use that. Another possibility would be to just line all of the popsicle stick up and color your own picture or message. Here is what you need: Modge Podge would work best, but Elmers Glue would be just fine.Popsicle Sticks - enough to make as may of these little puzzles as you want. Directions: To make a puzzle from a picture or card - Lay the picture face down on top of newspaper or an old tray.Spread Modge Podge or Elmers Glue all over the back of it.

To make a puzzle by decorating it yourself - Lay popsicle sticks in a neat row until you have your desired puzzle size. Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe. Photos by Rikki Snyder I might be a vegetarian, but I refuse to miss out on gravy come Thanksgiving. Even if that means showing up at the door cradling my very own gravy boat full of Caramelized Onion Gravy.

The fact is, it’s easy to make a vegetarian gravy that everyone loves—and I do always make enough to share. In this version, caramelized onions lend more flavor than traditional drippings could dream to add. I truly believe it so. I have a favorite, very simple onion gravy recipe that’s been my go-to for a while now. When added back into a bubbling batch of veggie gravy, the pureed caramelized onions add body, color and flavor. If you want to save time on Thanksgiving, you can caramelize and puree your onions a day or two in advance. Pureed caramelized onions are the key to this rich golden-brown gravy that everyone - meat-eaters and vegetarians alike - will be sure to gobble up. Ingredients Instructions Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Notes. Minions Made Of Kinder Egg Shells · A Misc · Other on Cut Out.

DIY Toddler Calendar – Magnet Board. Good morning! This month I have been having a lot of fun making some “school-themed” projects to keep Bugaboo and I busy this fall. This latest project, a DIY Toddler Calendar, was a project I have wanted to do for a long time but wasn’t sure how I wanted to go about it. It wasn’t until I was at Michael’s and I saw a roll of magnetic adhesive that I decided on making a magnetic calendar! When my mom showed me a magnet board she no longer had a use for, the whole project came together perfectly! This calendar has been a lot of fun so far!

We’ve only been doing it for about a week, but Bugaboo is having a lot of fun dressing up the two bunnies according to the weather and picking out the date. It has been a nice way to start our day and it is helping him learn the days of the week. Below is the tutorial and tons of free printables! Supplies Needed for DIY Toddler Calendar – Magnet Board * Some of the pieces may be too small, depending on the age of your toddler. PART 1: The Weather Bunnies: DIY: fold up A-frame tent - Farm Fresh Therapy.

Instructions: 1. Measure out and mark your copper pipe. You will need 3 pieces that are each 44" long. 2. Cut the pipe down to size with a pipe cutter. 3. 4. 5. Sand the edges of the holes as well as the sides of the wood as needed to get rid of splinters and smooth things out. Make Easy DIY Mosquito Repellent to Battle Bugs All Summer. Summer means fun in the sun, BBQs in the shade, cornhole in the backyard and mosquitos buzzing incessantly around your bod every time you leave the house. And sometimes when you leave the window open. Yup, you know it’s true — probably because you’re already sporting some itchy, scratchy, annoying bites, oh, you know, head-to-toe from last weekend’s outdoor outing.

Well, listen up: There’s a (non-toxic!) Way to keep the bugs at bay with a DIY mosquito repellent recipe that you can whip up in no time. Are you ready for the easiest summer beauty DIY ever?! Ingredients:- 1 ½ oz distilled or boiled water – ½ oz lemon witch hazel – 15 drops citronella – 10 drops tea tree oil – 10 drops eucalyptus oil – 5 drops citrus blend oil – glass bottle Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. We used boiled water instead of distilled water, which, yes, adds one tiny step to the process :) Time for the oils! Make sure you use a glass bottle for your DIY mosquito repellent. Cap your concoction, give it a shake and spritz! DIY: I Spy Bottle. A child’s mind never stops learning. It’s wild when you think about all that they are learning in a day.

They are like little walking sponges and this is why it’s so important to give them as much food for their mind as it can possibly handle; that, and of course watching your language {these little buggers will pick up on everything}. I saw this idea on Pinterest once, but it was far to early in my pregnancy to think I would actually need this DIY near. Fast forward almost 2 years later and I was racking my brain on what this DIY was called. Here is my take on the I SPY BOTTLE; what do you think? Story Stones. Angry t-rex roars - knitted kitty. Here's a knitted kitty. The instructions are for a a solid kitty or a grey-n-white kitty You will need: Some cat colored yarnKnitting needlesFleece or scraps for stuffing Optional: thread or yarn for embroidering a face No specific gague, but this works best with needles a bit smaller than what is suggested for your yarn.

Instructions Body (solid): Cast on 24 sts and knit 42 rows. Body (grey w/ white feet): Cast on 24 sts in white and knit 12 rows. Head: Cast on 14 sts. Tail: Cast on 16 sts. Here are the 3 pieces: And here's a diagram of what to do with the body: Corners 1,2,3,4 are the feet. Now fold the headpiece in half and sew up both side seams. Sew up the tail (no stuffing needed) and sew onto the appropriate place on the cat. Sweet Leaf Toddler Hat · How To Make A Baby Hat · Yarncraft on Cut Out.

Free Baby Mary Jane Booties Knitting Patterns" These soft-and-silky booties are as cute as a classic pair of Mary Janes. Knit in the softest cashmere blend, they make a perfect foot covering for baby. Size 0-6 months Foot length: Approximately 3 inches (7.5cm) Ankle: Approximately 4 inches (10cm) circumference with strap buttoned What You'll Need Yarn: Sport weight yarn, 137 yards [125m] We used: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% merino wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 137 yards [125 meters] per 50g skein): #605 (blue), #506 (yellow), #601 (pink), 1 skein per pair Needles: US size 3 (3.25mm) Notions: Stitch holder; tapestry needle; 2 small buttons, about 1/4-1/2" (6-1.3cm); sewing needle and thread to match yarn Gauge 24 stitches and 52 rows=4" (10cm) Making the Left Bootie Cast on 31 stitches.

Row 1: Knit all stitches. Row 2: Knit 1, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 1. (35 stitches) Row 3: Knit. Row 4: Knit 2, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 2. (39 stitches) Row 5: Knit. Row 7: Knit. Knit Bunny Hat | Mama In A Stitch. With spring and Easter within sight, I wanted to make my daughter a bunny hat. I hoped for something vintage yet modern, sweet and boutique-like, all at the same time. The ears had to stand up, and this was a bit of a challenge. With some trial and error, they stand up and flop around just how I wanted. Once I completed it, my girl happily put it on and bounced around the kitchen. Success! This is super easy because it is knit flat and seamed (you could certainly do it in the round as well). Here is my explanation on how I made it: You will need: One skein Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick – Color Fisherman Scissors Tapestry Needle Size 8 Knitting needles (for the ears) Size 13 Knitting needles (for the hat) Crochet Hook (optional – this was used to embroider eyes and nose) Black worsted weight yarn, grey worsted weight yarn (optional – this is for the eyes and nose, if you want them) *Gauge is approximately 2.5 stitches and 3 rows per inch Hat Portion (Hat is knit flat) Knit Cast on 40.