Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Preschoolers

We just got back from Walt Disney World, and I thought I would share how ideal Disney’s Hollywood Studios is for preschoolers and toddlers.  I have to be honest– historically, I would have said that of the 4 parks in Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios is my least favorite.  It’s always felt more like the action and adventure side of Disney, and less about the magic and wonder.  Between the Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and the emphasis on Star Wars, it’s just seemed like Hollywood Studios was a park that is geared towards the tweens and older.  However, after this last trip to Walt Disney World with my 4-year-old Peanut and 2-year-old Monkey, I can honestly say that after the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the best park for preschoolers!  In case you were planning your own trip, here is how to make most of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for preschoolers (or toddlers!)

Are you planning on heading to Walt Disney World? Here are several tips and tricks to make the most of your trip to Hollywood Studios for Preschoolers and Toddlers!
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Upcycled Transformer Logo Container

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My Monkey loves Transformers.  Well, not all the Rescue BotsTransformers, but he’s wild about , which are perfect for little hands.  Even the Peanut enjoys these Rescue Bots.  Well, we’ve got a lot of them, and one day the Monkey decided that he wanted to store them in this large plastic Animal Cracker Container.  And I’m willing to do anything that will encourage a 4- and 2-year-old to organize and pick up.  When he started putting them all into this container, I decided to make it a bit more in style for his cool Rescue Bots by using an image that I downloaded from the internet and uploading it into Cricut Design Space to create the Monkey’s very own Upcycled Transformer Logo Container.

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

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Easy DIY Goldfish Snacks Jar

The Monkey loves Goldfish crackers, particularly when he gets home from preschool and needs a little quiet time after a day of playing and learning.  He asks to watch one of “My Shows, not grown-up shows!” and requests Goldfish crackers and a cup of milk.  He also likes to be independent.  That’s very important for him.  We keep most of his straws, cups and dishes at a level that he can reach because it’s very important that he does it “all by myself.”  I made with a clear storage jar and some spare vinyl this quick and easy DIY Goldfish Snacks Jar, so that the Monkey can get his own yummy Goldfish Crackers.

Make this easy, DIY "Goldfish Snacks" Jar to store your children's favorite Goldfish crackers. This fun and cheerful container is a great way to keep the crackers ready for snacking and sharing with your kiddos during your favorite family times. {Sponsored by Pepperidge Farms.}

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Upcycled, No Sew Diaper Box for Storage

We have a lot of diaper boxes in our house.  Not as many as before, now that the Monkey only wears pull-ups at night, but we’ve got a lot of Huggies boxes sitting around.  Many are in our basement holding toys and clothes.  Overall, I have found that they are incredible durable and strong boxes, and can be repurposed for many things.  We also have a lot of blankets or “woobies” in our house.  The little boys seem to love all of their quilts, receiving blankets and afghans that they have received since their birth, and I’m running out of places to store them.  That got me to thinking that what I needed to do– make my very own upcycled no sew diaper box to store all  boxof the boys’ woobies.  Now I recently bought a huge box of Huggies at Sam’s Club, which I’m going to tell you about later, but realized that the box wouldn’t fit underneath the Peanut’s Crib.  I decided to cover a slightly smaller Huggies box to create a storage container for the Littles’ woobies.
Cardboard diaper boxes are sturdy and great to upcycle. Here's an easy tutorial to cover your own Huggies Diaper box. It's an easy DIY project and you can line the box and personalize the storage with felt letters. Project was sponsored by Huggies Diapers. [Read more…]

Basketball Mom Shirt: Cricut Made

It’s the middle of basketball season around here.  It’s January, and for middle school basketball, we have about 8 more weeks of games.  (Then AAU season starts, but that is another kettle of fish entirely.)  The Big One plays a lot of basketball between lessons, games, and practice, we are often running from gym to gym.  I’ve picked up a fair amount of spirit wear as a sports mom, including several basketball mom shirts, but the reality is that I can always use a few more.  I decided to use my Cricut Explore Air to create my very own Basketball Mom shirt.  I’m going to share the shirt with you today, along with a quick tutorial to show you how to turn font and images into a single Welded image.  By doing this, your designs become even easier to position on fabric, and you don’t have unexpected cut lines.

Here's an easy to make Basketball Mom Shirt that is a simple DIY project with Iron-On Vinyl. It's a perfect graphic tee to make with your Cricut machine that any mother can wear to their child's basketball games and tournaments.
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