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Mega Construx Pokemon Sets Available Now

This feature is in partnership with Mega Construx

This one is for all of the Pokemon fans out there! There are 6 Pokeball + Buildable Figure sets and 7 play sets including evolved Pokemon characters. Mega Construx is a branch of of Mega Blocks and have sets in the familiar characters we all love. Find sets for American Girl, Barbie, TMNT, Halo, Monster High, Pokemon, Spongebob and Power Rangers to just name a few. You can see all of the building set themes on their product page.

Very similar to other building sets you get the pieces in bags and an instruction booklet with picture guides. It was easy to build. We love building and construction sets as they really require many skills to complete the build and your kids hardly know they are learning while they play.

Let Anthony sho you more about his Pokemon sets below:

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Food, Gift Guides, Giveaways, Kids, Mother's Day, Tips and Tricks

Pokemon DIY Party Favors featuring Palmers Candy – Giveaway

Thank you Palmers for partnering for this feature and offering my readers a giveaway. Opinions are my own

Pokemon DIY party favors

With a child turning 9 in a few weeks he is requesting a Pokemon party. It is hard to find the Pokemon theme in stores so I have had to resort to some DIY. He is having his party at a Trampoline Park so I just need a cake and some party favors.

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I went to Amazon and found some inexpensive bulk Pokemon Cards and Pokemon Figures as well as food cups. I used yellow and green construction paper I had and my glue gun. Then I used R.M. Palmer confections from their new e-commerce store.

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I used the construction paper because filling the cups with just candy seemed ordinary so I created a sort of base, like grass.

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R.M. Palmer candies like caramel balls, peanut butter cups and peppermint patties are now available in bulk with fun colors for all of your celebrations and gatherings. I used some common Pokemon colors like red, blue, yellow and white.

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It was easier to empty all of the candy in one large bowl and mix. This way as I grab a handful for each cup it was assorted. Watch for little hands sneaking into the bowl.

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I stuck a Pokemon card inside facing out. The top was a yellow paper glued on and then a Pokemon figure hot glued to stay.

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R.M palmer candies listened to the requests of it’s fans and created an e-commerce site for your bulk candy orders. You can find some fun party inspirations too. Shop by flavor, colors or occasions.

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With Mother’s Day coming you can have a lot of fun creating gifts for her with the bright colors and chocolate flavors she likes best. You get to be creative and R.M. Palmer supplies the chocolate.

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Kids, Parenting, Recipes, Valentines 2017

Pokemon Valentine’s Day Card Pokeball and Card

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Hello Pokefans! My 8 year old son was on the hunt for Pokemon cards so we took a peek as we were out and about last weekend. We found a lot of fun cards but no Pokemon. So I told him we may need to make our own. So for 2 days my brain turned until I came up with this idea.

All you need is red, white and black construction paper (you can get 2 cards from one sheet of each color), scissors and a glue gun. We actually found pokemon cards at the dollar store but you get 3 to a pack for a dollar so you can buy several there or purchase pokemon cards at a bulk price and save in the end.

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I found a small planting pot that became the perfect size for the card. You want the card to end up at almost double the width of a pokemon card that will slide in the pocket you create.

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I cut enough red circles out at the full size (we need 26 cards for his class). I then cut 13 white circles then cut each circle in half to be the bottom of the pokeball.

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I measured out a good width of black papers in the correct length using the red balls I cut as a size guide. Then cut 26 black circles (I actually used the lid of an Excedrin bottle for center black circle-hey! it worked). Then cut my own smaller 26 white circles. Now I have all I need to start glueing.

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I simply lined the inner curved edge of the white half-circle with hot glue in thin line, leaving the straight edge free of glue (this is your pocket for the pokemon card). I then glued the black strip to the white paper of the pokeball by lining lower edge only so that the top edge is free with the pocket. Then I glued the black circle in the center and smaller white circle on top in layers so you get what is pictured.

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Stuff a Pokemon card in the open pocket between large red circle and white half circle and you have a Pokemon Pokeball Valentine card that is sure to be a hit. We wrote ‘I CHOOSE YOU’ with a fine tip sharpie, but you can get creative there. He added his ‘From:…’ on the back of the card.

Books Reviews

Capturing Cresselia: Unofficial Stories for Pokemon Collectors

Sample copy sent for feature

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Capturing Cresselia: Unofficial Stories for Pokemon Collectors

by: Alex Polan

Release: August 9, 2016

What better timing for a new release full of Pokemon-related stories than in the midst of this new Pokemon Go! phase? I do have the app and my son and I play. I have never walked so much and had him want to get up and outside as often since we started playing. Then when this book arrived he had such a wild gasp. He has not put it down.

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Capturing Cresselia is a book about kids at camp Pikachu. At this camp, the kids act out their favorite Pokemon adventures. 4 friends are eager to be given the equipment they need to go on the hunt for Cresselia. They go Pokemon Orienteering. But then they get to a lake they need to cross and the only way is on a zip line set up there. This is where the story relates Pokemon evolves with finding courage to battle your own fears. The perfect story for any young reader.

Find the book on Amazon and visit Sky Press for more books like this.