Thursday, May 20, 2010

Memorial Day Project Ideas at FaveCrafts Blog

Check out our first guest blogging experience with our friends over at FaveCrafts!

They are a variety of affordable and fun party decor ideas to get your holiday party off to the right start!

Also, don't forget to set your calender to listen to The New Image Group on FaveCrafts Radio at 7:00 PM this Sunday!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gear Up for Summertime with Puppet Kit Activities!

We are about to hit those summer months and I don't know about you, but I have been looking for a way to keep my nieces and nephew entertained on our outings.

On a whim, I took some of CPE's felt puppet kits to the park in an effort to keep them entertained after their several trips down the slide and it worked! This got my mind working overtime and I couldn't wait to share some other ideas with you.

Here are some great ideas to use Puppet Kits at the park, zoo, beach, and car rides below:

At the Park: I brought the fairy tales puppet kit with me and transformed the playground area into a magical castle where we needed to save the princess from a witch's curse. It was a great way to get my niece and nephew involved- even playing characters of their own.

At the Zoo:Create a puppet led scavenger hunt trying to find out where each animal lives at the zoo. Use whatever animal you are searching for to help guide you on your journey and tell interesting facts about it at the same time. It also never hurts to create a fun voice for each animal!

Relaxing on the Beach: Using the supplies around you at the beach, create a jungle safari where your cast of critters is looking to find the oasis!

Car Rides: If you have younger children traveling with you and a passenger ready to be puppet master, alternate animals through games of peek-a-boo. When they spot each critter, add the sound it makes to help familiarize them with the noise.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Memorial Day Party Flag Placemats

Are you getting ready for the kick-off of the summer season by throwing a Memorial Day party?  Why not add an extra special touch (and have the kids help out) by making these flag placemats!  They are perfect for your picnic table.  The best part is you can reuse them for Fourth of July!

Find out how to make them here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Make Mom A Bouquet of Roses!

Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Surprise her with a handmade bouquet of roses

Best part, they make a perfect decoration on her desk so she will always have a nice reminder of you :)