Kids, Movies, Parenting

3 Disney•Pixar’s COCO Activity Sheets to Print

Have you seen the Disney•Pixar’s COCO? My sister just saw it and texted me I need to get to the theaters with my son this weekend and see it. I was told that I will be left the sweetest message about family and love in the end. What a great time of year to remind the kids that there is no better love than from your family.

3 Disney•Pixar’s COCO Activity Sheets to Print

On another note, if it is rainy and miserable where you are while I am here reminding you there is no better love than family, even the kids who are inside all day probably on your last nerve-lol. I have some free printable activity sheets for you to print for them.

Keep scrolling to find your Disney•Pixar’s COCO activity sheets….

Then if they are still bored, head on out to see Disney•Pixar’s COCO. Here is the trailer for you:

Here they are! Hope this helps occupy the kids (or you)

Disney•Pixar’s COCO Memory Game

COCO Coloring Page

CoCo color page (1)

Disney•Pixar’s COCO Maze

Coco Maze

2016 Holidays, Home

Christmas Shop with Stamp Out Personalized Gifts

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Stamped Out Christmas Shop

Although the majority of shopping I do is for others over the holidays, I like to spoil myself with fun deals for around the home. I just bought a new desk and it is always a fight to keep the kids or guests from putting sweaty cups on the desk to place. I needed coasters, but I am picky about decor so needed ones that will blend. So, I found some great coasters at the StampOut Christmas shop online. Personalizing your home decor makes a simple piece a keepsake for years to come. StampOut personalizes items for you to enjoy in your home from apparel, wedding and baby gifts, holiday items, school supplies and stamps.

  Christmas shop home

This is the Bamboo Coaster Set ‘Home Sayings’. There are 6 coasters with inspirational quotes that stack neatly in a holder for display when not in use.

Christmas shop coasters

I also started making my own cards and gift tags. A friend of mine have had a lot of fun getting together to make cards and tags and have been collecting stickers, stamps and card stock to do our crafts. Cards are expensive and we save so much money making out own. So, I was able to get a few fun stamps that will get used a lot for such craft at StampOut.

Christmas shop stamps

These stamps above include a self-ink address stamp and some Gift Tag stamps that I am so excited to use this season.

Christmas shop gifts

There are many holiday gift choices like these at StampOut. See the entire holiday collection. Don’t these make fun decor for the home and gifts for those on your gift list? Make sure you visit StampOut for any upcoming events to find decor like this.

Kids, Parenting

Coupons for Good: 4 Fun Paper Crafts to Do with the Kids

Parents like the idea of kids learning through fun crafts, but knowing where to start can be difficult. Crafts often involve intricate tools and skilled construction, which may be challenging for young minds. One easy way to start is with one of the most common and easy-to-work-with materials available: paper. Discover four fun paper crafts you can do with your kids.

Animal Masks

Paper Crafts
Image via Flickr by Douglas R Witt

If your kids are looking for costume items to make their playtime outdoors more interesting, you don’t have to break the bank buying masks at your local costume shop. Instead, you can help your kids construct simple masks with paper bags, construction paper, glue, and markers.

Cut the bags down the sides so that you have more of the paper base to work with, then glue on any appropriately colored construction paper to brighten up the look. Finish by using markers to draw detailed features such as whiskers and eyes.

Pop-Up Book

Creative children can produce some amazing objects when you give them the opportunity. One way to nurture their creativity is to help them put together a pop-up book.

You’ll want a pack of paper of various colors along with pens and markers. Look for coupons from Office Max through Coupons for Good to find ways to save money on these materials. Get your kids to write a story and create illustrations that go along with their text. Finally, help them find ways to make the pictures pop up or move in the finished book.

Calendar

Helping your kids make a calendar is a fun way to not only involve them in creative activity, but also teach them about the days of the week and months of the year.

You’ll want several large sheets of double-sized paper, along with pens and markers. Gather several pieces together and staple the pieces down the middle. Fill in each month page by page, perhaps attaching illustrations to each month. If your children want to make the calendar more colorful, you can use paint chips, which you might find with  for retailers such as Lowe’s, to mark the days of the week in seven different colors.

Paper House

Although paper dolls and houses may not be not as popular as they once were, they remain a great way to encourage your kids to play creatively.

To make a paper house, you’ll need paper. Look for sources such as Goodshop, which offers coupons for Office Depot products, markers, and scissors. You may want to give your kids a predesigned house schematic for the piece. Be sure to supervise your children, especially younger ones, as they use scissors to cut material. They will need your help to make the cuts to fit the necessary dimensions.

Finding craft projects that your kids will enjoy is a fun way to bond with them and discover what kinds of activities they enjoy doing with you. Thanks to paper crafts and their versatility, an afternoon of enjoyment is only a ream of paper away.