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Pumpkin Spice Latte Slime

Yes. We. Did. Do. That.

Calling all fall fans. We have managed to make the most iconic fall drink into an amazing slime that you (and your kids!) will LOVE! Oh and did I mention that it really smells delicious?

Now, this slime is actually a combination of two different slime recipes. A mix of our classic slime recipe and a fluffy version. But don’t worry, they are both really easy to make!

Now, before we get started, there are a few special things that you will need for this slime.

And containers. You can use a ziploc baggie, but they are hard and don’t work as well. I really recommend these containers. They are a great size, super cheap and keep the slime in great shape for playing with later!

Ingredients to make pumpkin spice latte slime:


  • 1 airtight container
  • 1 cup white glue
  • 1 cup shaving cream
  • 1 cup foaming hand wash
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp contact solution
  • 5 oz clear glue
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Acrylic paint: latte, caramel, and brown
  • 1 tbsp contact solution
  • Pumpkin pie scented fragrance
  • Coffee scented fragrance
  • Brown glitter
  • Small bowl

How to make pumpkin spice latte slime:

  1. In a bowl, measure out 1 cup white glue.

  2. Add 1 cup shaving cream. Shaving cream is a little funky to measure so a little extra won’t hurt it! 🙂
  3. Mix together and add 1 cup of foaming hand wash.
  4. Mix well. Your slime should be super foamy.

  5. Add in 1 tsp of cornstarch and about 1 tsp of body lotion. These will help your slime stretch and be fluffy.
  6. Next add in ¾ – 1 tsp of baking soda. (Start with ¾ of a tsp and add more during kneading if you need to. Baking soda is what will thicken your slime up.)

  7. Finally, add in contact saline solution. Start with 1 tbsp. If you need to add a bit more, you can. Saline solution makes the slime less sticky. You will know you have enough when the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  8. Knead the slime.

  9. Set aside. This will be the whipped topping to your pumpkin spice latte.

  10. In a small bowl, pour 5 oz of clear glue.

  11. Add ½ cup of water and stir.

  12. Sprinkle in ½ tsp baking soda .

  13. Add a few drops of both pumpkin pie and coffee fragrance oils. Stir.

  14. Add acrylic paint. I used a mix of latte, caramel and brown.

  15. Sprinkle in brown glitter.
  16. Stir well.

  17. Add 1 tsp of contact solution. Stir and then knead.
  18. If the slime needs to be thickened, add a bit more baking soda. If the slime needs to be less sticky, add more contact solution.

  19. Layer your brown coffee slime and top with a fluffy whipped topping slime swirl.

When you swirl your slime together, it reminds me of the cool coffee designs with the swirls.

I have to say, this pumpkin spice latte slime is one of my favorites that we have made. It smells amazing. And the two different textures make it super fun to play with!

Looking for more fun fall or Halloween slimes?

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Pledge To Thank A Veteran!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DogChowDifference #CollectiveBias

As a parent, there are a few things that I try very hard to teach my children. One of them is gratitude and another is appreciation. We strive to implement them in our everyday life. One thing that I am passionate about is making sure that our Veterans know that we appreciate them and how gracious we are of their service. My son’s father is a Veteran, my brother is in the service and we have countless friends (that we are lucky enough to consider family!) also who have sacrificed their time and dedicated their lives for our freedom.

I wish that I had about 60 hours in each day, but the reality is that I don’t. So we do what we can. There is no shame in that! And sometimes inspiration hits me when I least expect it. Like when I am shopping for dog food.

We are lucky enough to have a Dollar General literally at the end of our street. Talk about convenient! We are there all the time. It’s so nice to be able to take a few minutes and walk together (or grab one of the kids) and just spend a few minutes talking and walking. Those few minutes really add to our quality time. Sometimes, we grab the dogs and walk over to do a bit of shopping. We are at Dollar General SO often that everyone knows not only our names, but our dogs’ names too.

I ran in to grab some dog food. We really enjoy shopping at Dollar General not only because of the convenient location, but also because of how clean and easy to find everything is in our store. I can run in, know exactly where to find things and quickly be out the door heading home. Plus they offer great promotions!

Right now, Dollar General has teamed up with Purina® Dog Chow® to support our military vets with every purchase of specially marked bags of Purina® Dog Chow®.

And even more, on October 10th, you can take advantage of 11% savings on Purina® Dog Chow® at Dollar General! The offer is available in-store and online. Low prices and our favorite brands? WINNING!

So once we got home with our Purina® Dog Chow® my mind was twirling. I was so happy to support a great cause and with a purchase that I feel good about giving our dogs. We see Vets all the time and my kids are awesome at thanking them for their service. Creating little cards has been on my mind for a while. I got to work immediately! Well, after the dogs got fed!

If you follow us, then you know all about Lincoln and George, but a few months ago we adopted Stella too. Three rescue dogs in all now. We go through A LOT of dog food. I love Purina® Dog Chow® for a lot of reasons.

  • Made with Real, American-raised Chicken
  • 23 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
  • Always crafted in the USA since 1926
  • Protein for Strong Muscles
  • Crafted in the USA
  • Always crafted in the USA, Purina® Dog Chow® is made with real beef, lamb or American-Raised Chicken.
  • It provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition adult dogs need to help them live long, healthy lives.
  • Why does Purina care so much? Because the food we make isn’t just for your dog, it’s for ours, too.

And, our dogs absolutely love it!

So while the dogs were chowing down, I whipped up these fun little cards to thank a Veteran!

Didn’t they come out cute?

I’m super excited for us to use these cards to thank a Veteran! Super handy and if I don’t say so myself, super cute!

The idea behind them is that you can sign them if you want or even add a gift card if you desire, but mostly to print off and keep in your purse, so when you see a Military member you can hand them one and say thank you.

You can download our cards here!

These cards are an easy way, even as a busy family, that you can remember to thank a member for their service! I hope that you join us in thanking our Vets for their service! These little cards to thank a veteran should make it nice, easy and handy! And don’t forget about October 10th at Dollar General to save big on Purina® Dog Chow®!

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Lark Ranch – The Best Place To Experience Fall In Greenfield, Indiana

I’ve lived in Indiana my whole life. I won’t tell you exactly how long that is, but let me assure you, it’s quite a while. As a life long Hoosier, I pride myself on knowing what is going on in my own backyard. But every once in a while, something like this pops up and it’s new. And after I experience it for the first time, I wonder how the heck I’ve gone so long without it.

Enter Lark Ranch.

Lark Ranch is a family farm that actually has two locations, one in Greenfield and one in Loogootee. While I have plans to visit their second location, I haven’t been there (yet!) but their location in Greenfield has left us awestruck.

When you arrive to the Ranch, it is in a place, just that you would expect: surrounded by cornfields. Pulling in, our kids were immediately excited.

Immediately into the ranch, we were greeted with fun things to do. One thing our kids immediately gravitated to were the ginormous chairs. Furniture you are encouraged to climb on?! What?!

But the giant furniture goes well with the life size birdhouses they have! Isn’t this playground fun? Speaking of playgrounds, throughout the main areas, there are tons of place for kids to play. There are tires to climb on, giant ‘blobs’ to bounce on (like trampolines!), and gems to mine.

What else do they have to play on? A giant slide

(Insider tip….if you ride on the grey carpets you will fly down!)

Tractor pedal cars (that clearly adults love too)

A swing ride


A rock wall

Train rides

A corn maze

A fire pit and SO much more!

Lark Ranch is also home to a really great pumpkin patch! Take the train ride and find the perfect pumpkin.

And the animals!!

We can’t forget the animals! Turkeys run loosely around the ranch. And they also have lots of chickens.

You can find the horse grazing, but he will come up to the fence and let you pet him! So will the donkeys! There are also several sheep in a pen that walked right up to us.

The pig pen was a popular spot with our family.

While we were all in love with this lady here,

Her piglets totally stole the show!

And they come running when they saw us!

In all, our first Lark Ranch adventure was amazing. And we can’t wait to head back for our next fall expedition! Admission is only $12, making it a really affordable way for our family to get away. And you really do feel miles away. I’m so excited to share with everyone our Lark Ranch experience!

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Disclaimer: My family was invited to experience Lark Ranch, but we were in no way compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own. I wrote this article simply because we loved them so much, that I wanted to share!


Pumpkin Guts Slime

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Fall is here!!!! WOO HOO! To celebrate, we have a series of super fall inspired slimes that we will be sharing this week. These were a lot of fun to make. If you follow us on Facebook, then you may have seen our Facebook Live making this Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe! If not, then no worries, I’ve got you covered.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Do you remember making jack-o-lanterns as a kid? You cut off the top of your pumpkin and then the scooping begins. Stringy, gooey, pumpkin guts filled with all of those pumpkin seeds. It was kind of the original slime. I really wanted to capture that with this slime. In a not so gross way.

Oh and it’s scented. It smells….AMAZING.

(Note: While it looks great, it isn’t edible. Please don’t try to eat it!)

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

A few things before we get started.

  • If you haven’t done you pumpkin yet, keep this slime in mind and save your pumpkin seeds. If you have, no big deal. You can buy pumpkin seeds at the grocery store.
  • For that pumpkin orange color, we used food coloring. I got it from our neon food coloring set, but you can also use the soap colorants or even acrylic paint.
  • We decided to keep this slime fun on it’s own. But feel free to add glitter or sequins if you want.
  • To get that perfect pumpkin smell, my go to is P&J Fragrances. You can buy the pumpkin on it’s own, but if your kiddo makes a lot of slime, you may want to check out their sets. It breaks down to about $2.50 or so each (usually) when you get a set. We have bought several from them and they are all awesome. Bonus: You can add a few drops to your candle warmers and your whole house smells wonderful!
  • And finally…containers. Y’all. Containers in our house are kind of a big deal. Between the slime that I make for our blogs….that the kids insist on keeping….and the slime our daughter makes (she even has a YouTube channel and takes custom orders in school!) We can NEVER have enough it seems like. These are the best. Perfect size. Affordable. They work.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Ready to make your Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe?

You Will Need:

  • 1 airtight container
  • 1 5 oz bottle of clear glue
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp contact solution
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Pie Seasoning
  • Orange food coloring
  • Small bowl

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

In a bowl, pour the entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue. Add in ½ cup of water.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Drop a few drops of orange food coloring. Stir.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Add a few drops of pumpkin fragrance.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Baking soda helps determine the thickness of your slime. I add just under 1/2 a tsp and add more if needed when I am kneading the slime.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Once the baking soda is stirred in, pour pumpkin seeds into the slime. Give it a quick stir.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Add in the saline contact solution. This is the one we use. Saline solution will keep the slime from being sticky. Again, you can add more if you need to. Stir together.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

The slime will begin to form instantly (how cool right?!) Knead the slime for a few minutes.

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

Store your Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe in an airtight container.

Be sure to stay on the lookout for all of our fall and Halloween slimes!

Scented Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe

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Apple Slice Doughnuts – Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Doughnuts or apple slices….our kids go for the doughnuts first every time. Ok, I go for the apple slices every time too. I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about a yeast doughnut, dipped in chocolate frosting with sprinkles on it. I just can’t resist!

The other day, I was trying to think up a funny prank to pull on the kids. (Because I’m evil.) They had been complaining about our lack of doughnuts lately. So I decided to make some ‘doughnuts’.

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Why I love these apple slice doughnuts:

  • They were easy.
  • They were fast.
  • They were really yummy.
  • They totally worked! The kids really thought they were doughnuts!

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

So whether you want to make these fun treats as a trick (they would be perfect for April Fool’s Day!) or for a fun treat…I highly recommend them!

A few quick things before I show you the how to.

This apple corer would have been useful and made them look a lot nicer. I bought one for next time, plus, just to use when we are doing apples. (I’m totally thinking of filling an apple with caramel. Just saying…)

These can be made in advance. Just put them on a baking sheet and keep them in the refrigerator. What a fun healthy treat for a party!

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Here is what you will need to make apple slice doughnuts:

  • Apples
  • Whipped Cream Cheese
  • Nutella
  • Food Coloring
  • Sprinkles

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Here is how you make the apple slice doughnuts:

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Wash and slice the apples. Keep the skin on the apples.

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

If you have an apple corer, core the apples. If not, you can use a knife.

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Add a bit of whipped cream cheese to a small bowl. Tint the cream cheese whatever color you want your frosting colors to be. It is super important to use the whipped cream cheese to get the frosting texture.

For a chocolate doughnut, use Nutella.

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Spread the cream cheese (or Nutella) on the apple slice. Shake a few sprinkles on top.

Apple Slice Doughnuts - Healthy Fun Snack Ideas

Ta da! Doughnuts! Aren’t they fun?

Check out this post about making veggies fun for kids!

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Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Hmmm. Maybe you fit into one of these categories:

  • You and your kiddo love to cook together.
  • You are looking for a way to make breakfast or snack time more fun.
  • You are trying to make fruit more appealing to your kids.
  • You are looking for the perfect snack to go with a book you are reading.
  • You are just looking for something yummy and fun.

If you said yes to any of those five statements, then animal face toast is perfect! Plus our printable recipe cards are super fun too!

Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Even our older kids were super excited when they came downstairs and saw the animal toast. I would tell you that one was my favorite over the others, but I honestly can’t pick.

If you are planning on making these with kids here are a few really great supplies to help you!

  • Kid friendly knives – This set is made from Nylon and will still cut through most food but much safer than metal blades
  • Strawberry slicer – I don’t know why, but our kids love this strawberry slicer. I like that I don’t worry about them slicing their fingers!
  • Toaster oven – If your kids are really into cooking or a bit older and just starting to cook on their own, a toaster/convection oven might be the perfect thing.

Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Animal Face Toast: Fish Toast

You will need:

  • 1 slice toast
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Blueberry


  1. Make your toast. Turn it to the side so you are looking at a diamond shape.
  2. Spread your toast with a layer of cream cheese.
  3. Wash strawberries and slice them. Layer them on the toast to look like fish scales covering 3/4 of the toast.
  4. Cut one strawberry to form a smile shape. Add it to the cream cheese.
  5. Place one washed blueberry eye.

You can download and print our recipe card here!

Fun books about fish to go with this snack:

Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Animal Face Toast: Monkey Toast

You will need:

  • Toast
  • Nutella
  • 2 blueberries
  • 2 round banana slices


  1. Toast your bread.
  2. Spread a round layer of Nutella on your toast.
  3. Wash two blueberries and place on the Nutella for eyes.
  4. Peel a banana and slice. Take two round slices and cut them in half. Place one piece on either side of the toast for the ears. Take the other banana slices and place horizontally for the mouth leaving a small gap between the two.

Animal Face Toast With Printable Kid Friendly Recipe Cards

Download and print our monkey toast printable recipe card here!

Here are a few of our favorite monkey books to go along with our monkey toast:

Animal Face Fish Toast Printable Recipe Card

To make the animal face toast puppy you will need:

  • Toast
  • Cream Cheese
  • Nutella
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberries
  • Black decorating gel


  1. Make your toast.
  2. Cut the toast slice into 3 sections.
  3. Spread cream cheese on the larger, center piece.
  4. Spread Nutella on the two smaller pieces. These will be the ears.
  5. Spread a small Nutella dot on top of the cream cheese.
  6. Place two washed blueberries for the eyes, putting one in the Nutella circle.
  7. Cut a washed raspberry in half and place on the cream cheese for the puppy nose.
  8. Using the black decorating gel, draw the puppy mouth.

Download our puppy toast recipe card here!

Check out these fun puppy books to enjoy with your snack!

Animal Face Fish Toast Printable Recipe Card

Animal Face Bear Toast:

You will need:

  • Toast
  • Nutella
  • Banana Slice
  • 3 blueberries


  1. Make your toast!
  2. Spread Nutella over your toast.
  3. Place one banana slice for the nose on the Nutella.
  4. Wash and dry the blueberries. Add two blueberry eyes.
  5. Add a drop of Nutella on the back of a blueberry and place on the banana slice for the nose.

Animal Face Fish Toast Printable Recipe Card

Download our bear toast printable recipe card here!

Here are a few favorite bear books to read and enjoy with your snack!

Animal Face Fish Toast Printable Recipe Card

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DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

DIY Clothespin Birds

Clothespin Birds are for sure a thing in our house. Actually, sentimentally they are one of my favorite projects lately. Why?

See this guy? Yep. He made the original birds. Probably not what you were expecting! In case you don’t follow me on Instagram this is Dustin. (Wait. Whhhhaaaat?! You totally should. It’s full of fun stuff, if I do say so myself.)

Our story (Cliffsnotes edition)

I met him when I was 15 at my very first job. I was a florist at a grocery store and he worked at the meat counter. Gosh, I would flirt with him all the time. We lived in the same neighborhood and I was friends with his younger brother, so outside of work we saw each other here and there. Over the years, we grew up, had kids, got married, got divorced and reconnected. Now, we have a house, seven kids between the two of us, three dogs and he just quit his job to come blog with me full time. I’m pretty lucky to not only be with my best friend, but work with my best friend doing something that I love to do!

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

But the birds. This was the first DIY project I gave to Dustin to do. See, he’s an amazing cook. (Allllll these recipes? They are his. All the recipes on our slow cooker/Instant Pot site? Yeah. Those are his too.) Crafting though? Well, he’s getting better. Better-ish. But these cute little birds are so easy that literally anyone can do it. Even Dustin. 🙂

Our kids thought they were pretty cool too. So we seriously have a flock of clothespin birds at our house. Luckily, we’ve found some great uses for them. Sometimes, they are great bookmarks. Sometimes, we use them as chip clips in the pantry. We’ve added magnets to the back of some for the refrigerator so they can hold school papers and art work. And some, well, some are just put around our daughter’s room for decoration. And for holding notes. Notes are very important.

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

To make the clothespin birds, you will need:

  • Clothespins (Buy them online. I thought these would be easy to find, and maybe it was just my stores, but it took me forever and I ended up buying expensive ones at the craft store. I tried big box stores and the dollar store without any luck. I wish I would have just picked them up on Amazon and been done!)
  • Acrylic Paint – Your choice of colors (For small children you can use tempera paint)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Feathers
  • Googly Eyes (Small ones)
  • Orange foam sheet
  • Glue (I used a low temperature hot glue gun, but Elmer’s glue would work too!)

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

Instructions for making clothespin birds:

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

  1. Pick out the paint colors that you wish to use. We used pastel colors for our birds.DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids
  2. Paint your clothespins in the color of your choice. The paint will dry quickly, but be sure to allow it to fully dry.

    DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids
  3. With the handle of your clothespin up, attach 2 googly eyes.DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids
  4. Cut out a small triangle beak out of the orange foam sheet.

  5. Glue the beak onto your bird.DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids
  6. On the back of the clothespin, glue a few feathers.
  7. Allow to dry.
  8. Attach your bird so he (or she!) can stand! You are finished!

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

Ta da! Aren’t they cute? Like I said, our flocks are everywhere!

You know we love literacy crafts! Remember our craft to go with Rot, the Cutest in the World?

Check out these fun books to read about birds that would turn this into the perfect literacy craft:

Rot, The Cutest In The World Book activity for kids

Speaking of literacy crafts, have you joined our kids’ virtual book club? It’s free and totally fun! Join here!

DIY Clothespin Birds: Crafts For Kids

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Rot The Cutest In The World Book Activity For Kids

Rot, The Cutest In The World Book activity for kids

Rot, The Cutest In The World Book activity

I have loved books since I was little. REALLY loved books. When I was little I would pretend my books were the library. I made little pockets on the inside of them. And when I ran out of pockets, I lovingly drew library cards on the inside covers. I would then make my little brothers (who really had no interest in them) check books out. I would show them all of the good ones to take back to their rooms.

And then I would be the enforcer to go and collect the library fines that they then owed me. I’m pretty sure that part was just because we couldn’t just play something quietly and nicely all day. You know, mix it up. How can someone ruin a fun, quiet game of library? Turn all Incredible Hulk on them and demand fines.

I may have lost my love for library fines, but I’ve never lost my love of books. Even kids’ books. As a teacher and a parent, our library was always full (no hand drawn library cards or fines…) One goal I had for both my classroom and my home was to make sure that I passed down a love for reading. I wanted books to come alive and for the kids to learn that they can take you to some pretty amazing places. So creating fun snacks or art projects to go along with them became our thing.

Psst! Are books, fun snacks and literacy based art projects your thing too? Join our It’s a Fabulous Read: Kids’ Edition Book Club! It’s a virtual book club based upon themes where we share fun projects and snacks for you to do at home or in your classroom! And it’s free. And fun.

And if you are looking for a virtual book club for adults you can join us here! I admit, there aren’t as many fun art projects or snacks, but it is a fun group to join and read along with!

But back to Rot. Rot The Cutest In The World is an adorable book we received recently. It is by Ben Clanton, which explains all of the adorable illustrations.

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

Rot is a mutant potato. Like most mutant potatoes, Rot loves all sorts of games and contests. So when he sees a sign for the “Cutest in the World Contest,” he can’t wait to enter.

But when Rot realizes who he’s up against—an itty-bitty baby bunny, a little-wittle cuddly kitten, and an eenie-weenie jolly jellyfish—he loses confidence. Will the judges find room in their hearts for an adorable mutant potato?

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

In the end, Rot finds out that he is just perfect as he is. It is a sweet but also fun and silly book that teaches a great lesson in self confidence! If you don’t have Rot, The Cutest In The World yet in your library, I highly recommend it!

Check out our Rot, The Cutest In The World Book activity!

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

To go along with our book, we made our very own Rot. And you can too with items you probably have laying around!


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You will need for our Rot, The Cutest In The World Book activity:

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

Rot is a potato. He’s not made to be perfect, because he is perfectly imperfect. Cut an oval-ish shape for your Rot out of a brown paper bag. And then, crumble it all up into a ball. Unfold your paper and you should have something similar to what is shown here.

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

Next out of white construction paper, cut out 2 large oval shapes for eyes and 3 half circle shapes for his teeth. Again, no need for perfection for these!

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

Glue the two eyes on. Using a black marker or a Sharpie, draw his two eyeballs and his nostrils.

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

Rot has some pretty serious eyebrows. Cut some pipe cleaners and glue in place. He also has a pretty great smile. Bend a pipe cleaner into a smile shape and glue as well.

Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

Next, glue in place those pearly white teeth of his. And finally, cut a few more pipe cleaners to glue on the back of Rot for his hair. Isn’t he cute? Definitely the cutest in the world.

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Rot Book Activity & Craft For Kids

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Family Night Game Trophy

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

Our house is busy. Like super busy. And full. And loud.

It’s us….and at least 4 kids. More on weekends. And typically even more than that once you take into account the neighborhood kids who straggle in. Our house is pretty cool. There is always food being made for a post on one of our blogs that needs eaten. There are always people to play with. And there is always something to do.

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

But one thing that is a struggle with so many people is getting people to agree on things to do. Except for one thing: games. Our house LOVES games. Card games, video games, board games…it doesn’t matter. If it is a game, then we are in.

And since we MAY be slightly competitive (it’s all in fun though!) we all love to win. Game nights are a big deal. Each week it is one of the kids’ job to pick out dinner and pick out the game(s) that we will be playing. And now, we have introduced the family game night trophy. The trophy of honor that sits on the winner’s dresser until the next game night rolls around.

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

Y’all. This thing is a big deal. You would think that it was real gold on there. And definitely not made using a toilet paper roll. Haha! (Pssst! This is a great project if you have games that are missing pieces or hit up those thrift stores! If all else fails – I’ve listed some places for supplies. And feel free to use your own creativity to create a trophy totally your own! Top it with an action figure or a letter for your family’s last night! Whatever you have works!)

DIY Family Game Night Trophy




The best part of this project is that you can make it however you want with whatever supplies you have. If you have games that are missing pieces or if you see games at the thrift store feel free to use pieces from those!

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

  1. Use white acrylic paint to paint the base and the wood dice cubes. Allow to dry.DIY Family Game Night Trophy
  2. Use a small paint brush to paint black dots on the wood dice cubes.

    DIY Family Game Night Trophy

  3. Paint the base with the gold liquid leaf.
  4. We also painted a plastic lid that we had gold. Doing this project again, I would use poker chips. I think that would be a fun addition!DIY Family Game Night Trophy
  5. We decided to spell the word ‘champ’ with Scrabble tiles on the front. Some other options would be No. One, First, or if your last name is short you could do that. Hot glue the letters on the front.DIY Family Game Night Trophy
  6. Hot glue the dried wooden dice on to the base.

    DIY Family Game Night Trophy

  7. To get some height, we used a toilet paper tube. (Yay for recycling!)DIY Family Game Night Trophy
  8. Hot glue the game pieces to the toilet paper tube. (Amazon is totally the place to go for these. Bonus: We have some extras if we need them.)DIY Family Game Night Trophy
  9. Glue the game piece toilet paper tube to the top of the dice.

    DIY Family Game Night Trophy

  10. Glue the lid (or if you have Poker chips, that’s what I would use doing this project again).

    DIY Family Game Night Trophy

  11. Top off your trophy with a chess piece.

DIY Family Game Night Trophy

You are ready to crown your family game night champ!

Looking for some new family favorite games to add to your collection? One of my favorite places to go is Goliath Games. (You can also purchase them on Amazon!) They sent us a box of games (and not in exchange for a review or for a post, just because they are awesome like that. This post is no way sponsored – in fact they have no clue I’m even writing it! haha We just genuinely love them!) and we are constantly checking out their site for new ones! They have classics like Rummikub, but they have games we had never ever heard of that have since made it to our rotation of faves.

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Bubble Gum Scented Slime

Bubble Gum Scented Slime

Bubble Gum Scented Slime

Our house is a full on slime factory. Our daughter, Casee has a YouTube channel all about slime and insists on posting a video everyday. I mean, if there isn’t glue on the sponges is it really a kitchen? (Don’t answer that.) Since we’ve been on a slime making spree – we’ve been trying to come up with some creative versions of our favorites. And this bubble gum scented slime is right up there!

Bubble Gum Scented Slime

To make this bubble gum scented slime, you need to make a toned down version of cloud slime. If you don’t know what cloud slime is, don’t worry, we will show you!

You will need:

This makes a big batch so feel free to half the ingredients if you would like.

Bubble Gum Scented Slime


Bubble Gum Scented Slime

  1. Pour three cups of white glue into a container.
  2. Sta-Flo will be your activator. Slowly add the Sta-Flo a little at a time, mixing between each. If needed, you can use a little more or less to your liking. (NOTE: It’s much cheaper at the store, but click here if you are unsure of what the bottle looks like so it is easier to find. Some stores have it kind of hidden!)

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime

  3. Knead your slime. It will be sticky right now – that’s ok!

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime

  4. In a second bowl, pour the instant snow and add hot water. It will expand and ‘puff’. (Don’t be discouraged when you see the container of insta-snow. It looks small, but it is plenty for several batches of slime! It really expands!)Bubble Gum Scented Slime
  5. Add the instant snow to the white slime and knead well. I like to add in my snow in smaller batches kneading in between until you get the texture you want.

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime

    For a full ‘cloud slime’ effect, use close to the whole 1/3 of a cup. We stopped short on ours to make it a little less ‘cloud-y’.

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime

  6. Add in the coloring. We used to use food coloring, but recently we switched to these soap dyes. We like them MUCH better! More color combinations and they don’t stain your hands like food coloring did.

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime
  7. Add a few drops of bubble gum scent. If you think your kiddos will make several kinds of scented slime, you might want to look into getting a variety pack of scents like this one.

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime

    Bubble Gum Scented Slime

  8. Knead well.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

Bubble Gum Scented Slime

This slime looks and smells just like bubble gum, but sadly it isn’t edible so keep an eye on young kids to make sure they don’t try to taste it.

Bubble Gum Scented Slime

Stretch it, make bubbles, squish, poke… This was a really fun slime for us to make!

Bubble Gum Scented Slime

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