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Preschool Handprint Craft: Bunch of Carrots (Great for Easter!)

Easter is just around the corner, and we’re up to our elbows in fun Easter crafts!

And when I say elbows, I mean elbows. 

A fun Easter handprint craft for preschoolers. Make a bunch of carrots using your child's whole arm!

I wanted a craft for the kids that said “Easter” in a way that would really fit our family. So, as usual, veggies win! We took the standard handprint craft idea one step further and made ARMprint carrots! A whole bunch of them to give to the grandparents on Sunday.

A fun handprint craft that uses your child's whole arm! A bunch of carrots, perfect for Easter.

They’re pretty self-explanatory, and I think they got better as we practiced. (This photo was our first attempt.) I think it’s really cute that we can not only look back at how little the kids’ hands were, but their whole arms, too! :) Silly, maybe. But fun.

Light lines with a Sharpie gave the carrots some definition, and a few raffia scraps tie through slits in the paper put the finishing touches on our carrot bouquet.

A fun handprint craft for preschoolers that uses their whole arm! A bunch of carrots, perfect for Easter.

 

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A fun handprint craft for preschoolers that uses their whole arm! A cute bunch of carrots, perfect for Easter.

 

Happy Easter, everyone!

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Back-to-School Giveaway: Loveable Labels

I was recently offered the chance to do a Back-to-School giveaway from Lovable Labels. At first, I thought it didn’t really apply to me since I only have a not-even-two year old, and he’s not in school yet.  But then I remembered – if we ever finally end up moving into our new house, starting daycare is one of the first things on the agenda. And, from what my moms friends tell me, most daycares require you to label everything you send.

So, actually, this review/giveaway was timed just perfectly for us! (Looks like we’ll be moving in about a week, so “school,” here we come!)

There were so many really cute design packages to choose from, but we settled on the Movin’ and Groovin’ Back-to-School pack, which included:

  • 15 regular sticker labels
  • 80 Slimline sticker lables
  • 48 Press ‘n Stick Clothing DOTS
  • 12 shoe labels
  • 2 mini-metal tags (4″ silver ball chains included)
  • 12 square labels

Wow! That’s a LOT of labels! But then, kids have a lot of stuff, right?

Here’s where a few of ours have ended up…


I’m saving the bag tags for our new Skip Hop lunchbag and backpack (but they haven’t arrived in the mail yet…and they are a surprise!)  Until then, I’m just sticking the other ones on everything I can find in our house. :)

Why I am really digging these labels:

  • They’re SO much cuter than a name scrawled in Sharpie. :lol:
  • They’re not just stickers. They are really well-made, durable stickers that can stand up to whatever your kids throw at ‘em.
  • They come in a variety of shapes and designs, so they fit perfectly wherever you need them.
  • They have adorable graphics on them, so the little ones are excited to use them, too.
  • They are waterproof and  dishwasher, laundry, microwave and sunscreen safe. No peeling and falling off!
  • There’s no two ways about it: Kids lose stuff. I, for one, don’t want to be replacing things all the time! (Especially those things I purchased after lots of thought and research.) With Lovable Labels, I won’t have to!

 

Win it!

Lovable Labels has generously offered one lucky ABCGP reader a “Back-to-School Pack” of personalized labels! (retail value $44.95)

Thanks, Lovable Labels! :)

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Bonus Entries:

  • Visit Lovable Labels and tell me which of their products is your favorite (one entry)
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  • Tweet this giveaway! (one entry per day, leave a separate comment for each with URL of each unique tweet) Win a #backtoschool pack of labels from @MyLovableLabels and @ABCGP! Ends 9/2  http://t.co/zi44ezg (RV $44.95) #giveaway
Disclosure:
The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed are my own, and are not influence by any compensation. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. This giveaway ends just in time for your child to get prepared for Back to School at midnight, 9/2/11. The winner will be selected by random draw (Random.org) and will have 7 days to respond to a notification email from Lovable Labels before another winner is selected. Winner will be announced as an update to this original post. Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older.

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