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DIY: No-Sew Gumball Machine Costume

DIY Gumball Machine Costume

Zoë is that girl who comes up with wild costume ideas. I, on the other hand, am that mother who’s crazy enough to go along with it. Last Halloween, she wanted to be a cupcake. This year, to keep up with the sweet treat tradition, she asked to be a gumball machine.

Come check out how I made this no-sew gumball machine costume, guaranteed to make the cutest, most colorful little outfit that’s perfect for some Halloween dress-up fun. No tricks, just treats; I promise that it’ll be quick and easy. Your little ones will be ready for all the fun in no time!

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DIY: Cutie Cupcake Costume

DIY Cutie Cupcake Costume Tutorial

When your stubborn little girl insists on being a dessert for Halloween, you do what every crazy mother does– DIY everything by hand, of course! With a bit of browsing on Pinterest to get a few costume ideas, I finally came up with my own sweet treat, perfect enough for my cupcake-loving little girl!

Check out Zoë’s Halloween costume last year!

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DIY: Rainbow Pasta

My little girl enjoys arts and crafts as much as I do. She loves working and getting lost in her own creativity, and as young as five, she is starting to love all the different materials and ephemera one can use to make. It was cute for a while, but now I find her going through my embellishments and craft stash to find treasures for her own artworks. Not so nice, especially when I discover trinkets that I’ve been saving for my own art, scattered all over the floor, and some even glued to her masterpieces. I figured it was time to start gathering more supplies for her own crafts.

Now, why buy materials when you can make some using ingredients you already have at home, right? The other day, we did some making to be able to make some more crafts. We made some rainbow pasta!

Want to learn how to make some with your little ones, too? They are fun and easy to make, I decided to share how we made them below.

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Cotton Ball Lamb

Having a four-year-old who refuses to take afternoon naps, means constantly finding ways to keep her busy. All the whining and restlessness starts when she gets bored, so I make sure to always have some easy craft activities for her to do.

This Cotton Ball Lamb idea actually came to mind one afternoon last year, after I found Zoë emptying out an entire pack of cotton balls onto the floor. Instead of trashing them in the bin, we decided to use them for some fun crafting.

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DIY: Air-Dry Clay Jar Labels

Hello, my name is Anna and I’m a craft and office supplies hoarder. It’s not much of a secret, really. I am one of those people whose trip to the mall isn’t complete without dropping by the craft store or the office supplies store. And I never leave empty-handed. With craft supplies, I’m like a kid in a candy store — it’s hard for me to resist and say no.

Sometimes I pick up pretty paper or clips, other times it’s some random stationery or cute little trinkets. I bring them home and they all just pile up or get forgotten while they hide away in cluttered drawers.

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