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DIY Socktopus

I don’t like being bored. I’m lucky because Mommy can usually come up with something to do. I saw cute octopus puppets made on a TV show, so mom said we could make some too. They were really easy to make, but I needed help with the cutting part for the legs or whatever they are called when they’re on an octopus. That part made me mad because I like to do it all by myself. These are fun to play with and even my kitty likes them. There weren’t many steps to making them but my favorite part was when I had to go outside and shake, shake , shake to get all the fuzzies off them.

Here is how we made them:

Start with a plastic shopping bag, a dollar store sock of your choice, and some ribbon or an elastic.

Bunch your bag into a ball then stuff it into the toe of the sock. Tie it off with your ribbon or elastic, then trim if necessary.

Trim the bottom 2″ or so of the sock to use as scraps.
Then cut the remaining into 8 tentacles

use the scraps to create your own funky looking eyes! We cut out circles of different colours and glued them together

Me- Gluing the eyes together

Isn’t he soooo cute?!

I just love them! Hope you can make some too! Oh yeah, my Mom told me to mention that this craft cost only $2.00 for two pairs of socks. We had everything else on hand. I’d love to see what your’s look like! Send me a message with your pictures!

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Chick Flick With Mom

This morning I woke up grumpy. I didn’t feel grumpy but Mom said I was. She told me all the things we had to do today. All things I don’t like. Like cleaning everything. I was mad so I told her I didn’t want to help. Then Mommy said she didn’t want to do it either! Instead, she said maybe we could use some quiet mom and kid time. She asked me what I wanted to do instead of the work, and I said watch a movie.

We have Netflix on our TV now so I had lots I could pick! I had so many choices but Mom saw a movie that she said was from a book she read when she was a kid. It wasn’t a cartoon but it was a good movie. We watched Ramona and Beezus! There were really funny parts and one part that made me sad. Mom mentioned something about seeing “eye-candy“, whatever that means.

If you have a little girl too, you should definitely watch it. I know she’ll love it!

I think we both agreed it was a fun morning, now we are going to do all the work. Booo!

Squishy Baff

When mommy told me that she had something cool for my bath I expected a new bath toy or something. But no, she asked me if I want to have a bath in goo. Squishy Baff she called it. Umm… No. That’s gross. Then she showed me the box, and told me how it works. The box has these cute kids on it so I liked it. She ran me a bath (a shallow bath for best results) then I had to put in this bag of blue powder and swish the bath around. When that was done, I climbed into the tub and oh my goodness, it certainly was gooey. Like jello kinda, but not exactly. When bath time was over she gave me another badge of white powder to poor in and swish around. That made to goo turn back to regular water. It was like magic. Mommy was happy, knowing it wouldn’t clog up the drain (whatever that means…)

It comes in four colours, pink, green, red and blue (that’s what I got, but I would have rather had pink). Mommy bought it at Toys R’ Us. She found it a bit pricey but was happy you got two baths out of it. It was really strange, but in a good way. She said I could only do it once in a while for fun but not for every bath or she would be poor.

Here are some pictures of my Squishy Badge experience:

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We simply bought it and wrote about it because we liked it.
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Glow In the Dark Fun

Sometimes I get bored. So I tell my mom. If is say it enough times, in just the right tone, (you know the one) my mom will give in and find something cool to do. Since we are always watching our Pennies she has to get creative.

Recently she took me on a trip to the dollar store and we bought some glow Sticks and other glowy stuff.

Here’s what we did with them!

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So there you have it! Lots of fun for about $6.00! Get some for your kids, they’ll love it too!

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