CapTastic!

February 22, 2012 at 10:00 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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ALEX has an awesome line of Cap It Off products that make creating bottle cap accessories fun, simple, and fabulous!

My cousins Olivia and Maddy were thrilled to find the boxes filled with exciting and colorful supplies.

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Love Is In The Air…

February 8, 2012 at 12:33 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Crafting, Holidays, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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Our love for crafts, that is! We adore crafting in our home, so we couldn’t wait to try the I Love Crafts activity kit.

This kit is filled with a ton of supplies: an album, beads, ribbons, pre-cut fabric and felt shapes, buttons, zigzag scissors, glitter glue, sticky dots, instructions and tons more! You can make over 10 heart-themed projects including cards, jewelry and a picture frame.

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“No-Mess” finger paint? Let’s just see about that…

February 1, 2012 at 13:17 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Crafting, Indoor Play, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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Finger painting, kids simply love it! They love the texture in their hands, the designs they can make, and the way the colors swirl all around the paper. But let’s be honest, the mess is a lot less fun for Mommy to clean up.

This time, I decided to try out the ALEX Finger Paint Pumps, Finger Paint Paper and No-Mess Finger Paint Tray. Here it goes…

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These Creamy Crayons are Dreamy!

January 25, 2012 at 13:19 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Crafting, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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On this cold, snowy day we invited Lori’s friend, Aeden, over to play.  They wanted to color so we took out the ALEX Creamy Crayons and Metallic Creamy Crayons. So much more fun than ordinary crayons!

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ALEX/Kid Concoctions Project How-To… Make Your Own Snow Globes!

January 17, 2012 at 13:03 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Kid Concoctions, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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Enjoy a winter wonderland without having to leave your house! Follow this easy ALEX/Kid Concoctions tutorial from the Weird Wacky & Wild Stuff book to create “Snow in a Bottle” — an excellent project to do on an icy cold day!

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Honey, I Shrunk The Shrinky Dinks!

January 12, 2012 at 16:39 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Indoor Play, Play@Home Mom, Shrinky Dinks | Leave a comment
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Do you remember Shrinky Dinks from when you were a kid? 

I could hardly wait for Lori to be old enough to experience the magic of Shrinky Dinks!

The adorable artwork and pre-cut pieces make the Shrinky Dinks activity kits from ALEX a must have!  The ALEX kits feature over a dozen different themes including ballerinas, jewelry, ponies, pirates, insects, robots and more.  Great fun for boys and girls!  ALEX also has Shrinky Dinks minis that make great party favors.  You can find the entire line of kits here.

Take a look at Lori’s first Shrinky Dinks experience.  We made the Mermaids and Jewelry kits.

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Calling All Boys… This Craft’s for You!

January 10, 2012 at 16:52 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Indoor Play, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Play@Home Mom | 1 Comment
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It isn’t easy to find a craft project appealing to boys.  Well, the search ends here!  The Build & Roll robot and car are the perfect blend of craft kit and building toy.  In addition, the finished project also encourages lots of pretend play!

I invited our adorable 7-year-old cousin Danny to come try this out…

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What Is Black & White And Keeps A Kid Happy For Hours?

January 5, 2012 at 15:44 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Crafting, Indoor Play, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Play@Home Mom | Leave a comment
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Do your kids like to:

    A. Snuggle with stuffed animals?
    B. Color with markers?
    C. Do activities over and over again?
    D. All of the above.

If you answered “D,” then a Color and Cuddle activity will be perfect for them!

This collection includes 6 different machine washable dolls that can be colored, cuddled, and washed again and again.

My girls tried out the Bunny and the Pony – take a look!

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A Great Indoor Activity That is Sure to Make You Hoppy!

January 3, 2012 at 15:13 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Indoor Play, Let's Play, Outside Play, Play@Home Mom | 1 Comment
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Where we live it gets super cold and snowy. My girls and I love to bundle up and build snowmen, toss a few snowballs, go sledding, and even make a snow angel or two.  But when it’s time to come in, we roll out the award winning Hopscotch Rug!

No set up is required, just unroll the rug and start playing right away!

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Make Hanukkah Art Rubbings – Kid Concoctions Project How-To

December 20, 2011 at 12:57 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Holidays, Kid Concoctions, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Play@Home Mom | 1 Comment
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Is the holiday spirit rubbing off on you?

There are tons of neat holiday projects in the ALEX/Kid Concoctions – Weird Wacky & Wild Stuff book.  Just follow the tutorial below to make this Hanukkah themed artwork using a fun art rubbing technique!

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