It’s time to get all your shiny, gluey, crinkly, colorful craft stuff out!
Autumn is a great time to start crafting unique decorations, small mementos to send out to family during the Holiday Season, and fun seasonal activities do do with your kids!
As the days get cooler, I get this overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. I’m sure others feel the same thing I do. It’s craft season!! I love making things starting in the autumn months so I can have them ready to send off to my family and friends just in time for Thanksgiving and the Christmas season.
One year I made special Thanksgiving and Christmas greeting cards for my family. They loved how unique the cards were! Definitely not like the store bought cards!
If you ever get the feeling that you need to get your art skills out, check out some of the most awesome (and cheap) materials that you can find at the Dollar Tree!
It may be the middle of August, but the cake that I have been craving is so easy to get! With all the richness and sweetness one could have in a small bite, it’s just a few clicks away!
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I want to tell you a little story...
When my mother-in-law invited us to celebrate the Christmas holiday with her, we were all happy to join her. She was notorious for her special family meals and hosting some beautiful parties. We ended up staying with her for quite a while. She didn’t mind; I’m sure my boys didn’t mind either, they got to spend more time with Grandma!
After we arrived and got settled in, we had dinner and watched TV for a while. Then, the special dessert was revealed! Her fiance had ordered for her a fruitcake! It wasn’t just any fruitcake, it was fantastically delicious!
Usually my boys are very picky about the desserts they will and will not eat, but when they tried the Collins Street Bakery DeLuxe® Fruitcake, they ate every last bite! They didn’t even leave any crumbs!
Since it is such a rich and delightful cake, we only had small slices. It was very filling and there was more cake to have later!
It is now tradition that we have fruitcake every year and we only get it from one place.
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Thinking.. With Your Hands!
In recent years, things have gotten more interesting. Think about silly putty and imagine it infused with magnetic magic! What about if the putty was as clear as glass? Much more fun to think about, right? But with clear putty, it might get lost if you're not careful where you put it!
My son decided he had to have this amusing and interesting goo and put it to the test. Once it arrived, he immediately opened it and played with what came in the package, which was the magnetic putty and a magnet inside a handy tin.
Then he decided to go further; 'Why stop with just one magnet?' So he got his 'rare earth' magnets out and started playing with them in the putty. It was great fun to watch as the magnets literally sank quickly in the putty to get to the other magnet that was being held on the underside of the table!
He gave it his ultimate approval and told me he would buy more once he saved enough of his allowance. He may be 16 now, but these kinds of toys will last a lifetime!
BE WARNED: It's best to wash your hands before playing with the glass putty because the natural oils on your hands will transfer to the putty and it won't be clear anymore, it will end up turning into 'frosted glass' putty, or a 'dirty glass' look.
We found this out really quick when the glass putty started to change and it wasn't clear anymore after only one use!
Over all, though, both my son and I had a lot of fun with both sets and would buy them again! I would actually check out the other putty sets and get those as well. You could collect the whole set if you wanted to!