March of the Penguins 2, Movie And Game Night For The Whole Family

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I (Jessica) was thrilled to create a DIY family activity to celebrate the release of March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step documentary available on Hulu for Momtastic. My family fell in love with Emperor Penguins when we watched March of the Penguins, so we were so excited to discover more about the Antarctic-dwelling birds we adore with the sequel.

Make Friday night a movie night and game night all about penguins. It’s fun for the whole family. After making this DIY Penguin Domino set, I can’t imagine Dominoes any other way. It’s like those tiny black and white penguins were meant to be on the back of Domino pieces. Read the waddle-ful tutorial here.

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DIY Pins For Mother’s Day And Every Day + Free Printable

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Pins! Pins! Pins! We’re not talking about pins on Pinterest, although we love a good pinning session. We’re referring to trending pin accessories everyone likes to wear on apparel such as jean jackets, and totes. We’re finally getting in on all the pin action. We got really pin happy with rainbows and cacti for a recent DIY pin post for Momtastic.

With Mother’s Day is coming up, we’re making DIY pins for our amazing mother, and all the special mothers in our life. These pins are great DIY gifts for kids to make for moms and grandmothers. We know we would love a cute black and white striped bag (Target’s Bullseye’s Playground), decorated with homemade pins, and a sparkling bottle of Prosecco inside on Mother’s Day.

Materials:

  • Shrink Paper
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Scissors
  • Parchment Paper
  • Oven
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pin backs
  • Restaurant turner, or spatula
  • Hot glue fun

Visit Momtastic for the tutorial. The pins are different, but the directions are the same. There are very important tips we shared because it was a bit of trial and error for us.

Jenna made a free printable for us to trace for Mother’s Day pins. You can download it here FOR FREE.

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Happy Mother’s Day and happy pinning!

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DIY Rope Necklace

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We got a couple pleasant, but “WHAAAT?” looks when we told the employees at Home Depot what we were making with brass compression sleeves. It’s not everyday they get customers asking for compression sleeves and rope for DIY rope necklaces. Or, maybe they are used to it with all the bloggers around the country using hardware for everyday DIY’s?! We got a few laughs and made some Home Depot friends, and then we went home to make cute DIY rope necklaces.  If you’re looking for a new summer accessory, visit Momtastic for all the details.

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Paint Scrape Your Way To Beautiful DIY Colorful Coasters

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We had some white tiles from The Home Depot just sitting in our garage collecting dust. With some acrylic paint and a scraping tool, aka old credit card, they got a colorful makeover! Now, summer needs to get here so we can put some tropical drinks on our new DIY coasters. Details on how to make these paint scrape beauties are below. They are super easy, and who can resist all that happy color?!

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Materials:

  • 4×4 white tile, square and hexagon shaped, Home Depot
  • Acrylic paint, Martha Stewart or Plaid Crafts
  • Scraping tool, or straight edge like an old credit card  (and wet and dry paper towel to wipe off)
  • Sealant
  • Cork
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Silhouette Cameo

Directions:

Step 1: Squeeze dabs of paint on to the coaster. For the blue coaster, dab blue and white paint scattered all over it. For the pink, yellow and blue coasters, stagger the dabs of paint along a line 1/4 way down the coaster. You can experiment with a lot of fun colors here!

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Step 2: For the pink, yellow and blue coasters, place the straight edge above the dabs of paint, and begin to pull down, scraping the colors of paint with it. Once you pull all the paint to the bottom of the coaster, wipe off the paint and scrape another coaster. For the blue coasters fully covered in paint, use the straight edge to pull the paint down, then you can start on another edge of the coaster, and scrape again in another direction with the paint you previously scraped (still on the straight edge).

Step 3: Let the coasters dry overnight. Find vinyl letters, or use a Silhouette Cameo to cut white vinyl letters to add fun sayings. We added, Sip, Sip, Yay. I’ve Got Spirits Yes I Do. Drinks On Me. Cheers. 

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Step 4: Once dry, seal with a waterproof sealant.

Step 4: Trace the coasters, and cut inside the line so the cork is slightly smaller than the coaster. Follow the instructions of Gorilla Glue and glue the cork to the bottom of the coasters.

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Dirty Pour Art: It’s All In The Pour

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We discovered the coolest way to make DIY art, and you don’t need a painter’s bone in your body. It’s called Dirty Pour art. Basically, the pre-mixed paint is poured into one cup, and when poured onto a canvas, it creates swirled and marbled effects. We tried Dirty Pour art for the first time, and we are addicted. It creates the most beautiful print. It’s a MUST try.

We shared a tutorial at Momtastic. Check out all the dirty little details hereIMG_3162