Get Your Crafty Hat On… Autumn Is Here!

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.

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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!

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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!

They have some great Halloween Craft Ideas including Party ideas for kids and adults, table decorating tips, and my favorite, the Witches Broom Treat Bags!

Then, you can see the amazing Thanksgiving ideas! I like the Pilgrim Hat Treat Cups!

Enjoy your autumn and happy crafting with your kids!

A Whole Lot of Awesome – Part 1

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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!

See for yourself and get some thinking putty today!

Magnetic Thinking Putty can be charmed like a snake with the included magnet.

Playtime! Roblox Reviews – Lumber Tycoon 2

As I was browsing through the vast empire of Roblox games, I noticed there were several simulation types so I decided to try one out…

Lumber Tycoon 2

This game is a good example of one of the better tycoon games. It has various levels of play with axes, vehicles, travel, stores, and secret missions. There are sometimes seasonal events in which it’s possible to win a badge or prize for completing them.

Starting out in the game, you spawn in front of the Wood R Us store with $20 of in-game money. You have to buy an axe before you can do much of anything else.

As the game progresses there are opportunities to upgrade your tools, expand and build on your plot of land, team up with other players, and explore the map. There are several different types of wood with varying values: the more difficult it is to collect a particular type of wood, the more value it has when you sell it.

I made a ‘wall of fame’ showing all of the different types of wood I have found, the various colors are quite interesting. Some of the wood is no longer available because it came from an event. Some of the wood is more valuable because it took me a long time to get just a little bit of it.

I recommend playing this game with friends because teamwork helps get things done faster and more efficiently. My boys love playing this game and a few times, we have all played together and have gotten the difficult and more expensive ‘Alien Wood’ in the cave, which is the glowing blue wood.

This game is fun whether you play by yourself or with friends. It is a wonderful educational game that can teach teamwork and goal setting as well as work ethics and determination.

I like this game and highly recommend it for anyone age ten and up. Younger children might not be able to read all of the in-game commentary from the characters or the shop info. Ultimately, the parent should be the judge as to whether their child can play this game.

Here is a link to the game so you can try it out for yourself!

Lumber Tycoon 2