Frozen Dinosaurs

We back at it! Dinosaurs is our theme for the month of January.


Here is what we used:
Toy Dinosaurs
Food coloring

Frozen Dinosaurs

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Pretzel Dinosaur Tails

My daycare are in love with the spiked dinosaur tails.

Dinosaur Tail Pretzel Snack

What we used:
Almond Bark
Shaped Sprinkles

Melted almond bark in a glass mixing every 30 seconds. Took about 2 mins.
Dipped pretzels and decorated.

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Salt Dough Snowmen

How cute are these little guys? I was a little doubtful due to other salt dough fails but we had no issues.


I saw these snowmen at Dollar Store Crafts and had to give it a try. Click over and see how cute hers are.

We used:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
acrylic paint
2 toothpicks

Make the dough by kneading together salt, flour, and water.

Next make three balls (I had kids do this part) and smoosh together. 

My kids also colored the toothpicks with a orange marker.

Stick the toothpicks and twigs into dough before baking.

I baked them at 250 for 3hrs and let cool

Painted white with acrylic paint.

I used a sharpie for eyes and mouth and painted on bottons and a heart.

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Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament

We made these once with ribbon and it didn’t look right, the bottle caps would not stay in place. Pipe cleaners solved these little snowmen’s problems.

Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament

Here what we used:
Bottle caps
Acrylic paint
Spray paint
Pipe cleaners
Hot glue
Glue gun

Spray paint the outside of the bottle caplets unless you want to see the logo.

Paint the inside with acrylic paint ( it will stay better then the spray paint.

Once dry, use a marker to make the face and bottons.

Fold a pipe cleaner in half and hot glue the bottle caps into place.

We also cut a pipe cleaners into thirds and made scarfs.

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Christmas Wreath Craft

I have yet to find a kid who doesn’t like to paint. It was a little messy painting these wreaths, but worth it.

Christmas Wreaths

Here is what we used:
Two different size bowls
Green paint
Red bingo dobber
Loofah (you could use a regular sponge)

Christmas Wreath Crafts

Look for two bowls a big one and a little one. Trace the big one then center the little one, trace, and cut the both out.

Pour some green paint in a bowl, dip the loofah in and dap it all around the white circle.

Use the red bingo dobber and let kids make berries in any pattern they wish.

Cut a red paper into one inch strips. Staple two together in a v as shown above. Then pull the two end down and cross to make a bow. Staple together and to the wreath at the same time.

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Peppermint Ornaments

My own kids had a blast making these ornaments, and taste testing these of course. They did all the unwrapping on these. Then watched with pure excitement while they baked.


Here is what we used:
Cookie Cutters

Baking Sheet
Cooking Spray
Aluminum Foil


We lined the cookie sheet, placed the cookie cutters on top and sprayed cooking spray.

We placed the mints in, if the didn’t fit we placed a few on top of each other. For the snowflakes we placed the mint standing on its side and it melted down just fine.

We bake them for about 7 mins at 350. Just watch tell they are almost flat.

Cooled on the counter. I used a toothpick to make on small hole on top so we can hang on our tree.

Once cool modge podge or they will be sticking!

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Silent Night Christmas Ornaments

Well only 2 more days of daycare tell the new year. Here is one more ornament idea♡

Silent Night Christmas Ornaments

Here what we used:
Craft wood circles (we got at Walmart I think it was a dollar for six)
Gold paint (also bought at Walmart for $1.50)
Hot glue

We took pictures with a santa hat. Then I emailed them to myself and made 3 inch circles with the faces and added the words silent night.

We painted the circles gold, then modge podged on the photos. I also sprinkled a tiny bit of gittler on before they dried.

On the back I hot glued on the twine so they could be hung on the tree.

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Turkey Toast!

We saw these today and it was settled turkey toast for lunch! The kids gobbled these right up. I found this idea on



What we used:
Peanut butter
Chocolate chips
Banana chips
Veggie straws
Gel frosting

I had all the ingredients in the orgial post but the kids had lots of fun using what was in our pantry.  They made it, they ate it!

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