Mr. Freeze Dough

(This post is sponsored, in part, by Craftprojectideas.com.)

If you had told me ten years ago that someday I would pretty much become a superhero expert, I would have laughed. I would have laughed loud and perhaps uncontrollably. But now I know things like:

  • Green Lantern wears a power ring that gives him the ability to create solid objects.
  • Batman’s true identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne.
  • Mr. Freeze, enemy of Batman, is a former scientist who possesses a freeze gun and wears a cryogenic (explain THAT to a 5-year old) suit in order to survive.

As parents, we learn stuff like this to have something to talk about with our kids; to show them that we care about their interests. When I am able to hold my own in a conversation about superheroes with my boys, I see appreciation and pride in their eyes. That look is enough to make me do ridiculous things such as cooking up a chilly batch of Mr. Freeze Dough for afternoon free play.

Mr Freeze Dough

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Make a Flower Chain Crown

Yesterday afternoon, the boys were playing King and Knight of New Hampshire. (Of course, Colin declared himself King and requested a crown!) Owen gave him a bucket to wear on his head and we laughed, and laughed, and laughed, as there really is nothing sillier than a King wearing a Bucket Crown! As the boys played, I sat down in the grass and noticed that the abundant growth of Dandelions, Wild Violets, and Forget-Me-Nots did make our yard look rather kingdomly and lovely. Did I remember how to make Flower Chain Crowns?

dandelion king crown

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Turn a Teddy Bear into a Knight

With Renaissance Faire fever blowing through our home this week, I have a feeling that this is just the first of many medieval-themed crafts and activities coming up in the next few weeks!

I thought it would be fun for Owen to wake up and find that his Teddy Bear had turned into a knight, overnight! Here’s how to do it for just $1.00!

teddy bear feature image

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Cadorah Mother’s Day Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Congratulations to Jodi L., winner of the Tree of Life necklace!

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If you have been searching for a beautiful, hand-crafted gift to give to a loved one for Mother’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. I am honored to introduce you to Jen Maciejewski, designer of Cadorah Handmade Jewelry and Gifts.

Like many momtrepreneurs, Jen’s business was born from passion. Her passion? High quality, stylish, and elegant handmade jewelry – appropriate for any occasion! As a special Mother’s Day treat for readers of Fireflies and Mud Pies, Jen is generously giving away a lovely piece called the Tree Of Life necklace. Continue reading