Thursday, November 7, 2019

Unidoodles (Unicorn Snickerdoodles)

We teamed up with @momsofsacramento to bring you this a fun and easy activity for your little ones! It's filled up with unicorns, sprinkles, cookies, and fun galore, it's the perfect thing for an afternoon adventure. Watch the video below to learn how to make these awesome cookies.


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Friday, November 1, 2019

A Note From a Princess!





Do you need a creative way to give your princess's next gift? Well here is a great idea from @lifemadewithlove, I mean who wouldn't LOVE getting a special gift from their favorite princess!? 

         "Getting a Little Adventures dress is ALREADY so amazing, but what if there was a way to make it even more special? What if it also came from a princess?!
My daughter is absolutely obsessed with everything princess and everything dress up. She lives in her gowns and just loves to wear them (literally) everywhere! So we are always adding to our collection as she watches and reads about new fairy tales and new princesses.
I wanted to find a way to gift her one in a really special way, and I thought, what better way then from a princess herself? Straight from the castle with a little note attached.
I went in search of the perfect box and the perfect kind of paper that only a princess would use. I found some super fun glittery gold paper at the craft store and sat down to do my very best attempt at some calligraphy. My handwriting is far from perfect so I was pretty proud of my script. I would definitely recommend buying more than one sheet if you plan to write this note yourself like I did. While princesses may write perfectly thought out letters with beautiful penmanship, I however, am still human and very capable of making lots of mistakes. Oops!
After a few tries it turned out lovely and fit for a princess. I even tried my hand at making a little royal stamp at the top of the page so it looked like it came from the royal castle. Signed by Cinderella herself, the note was ready to be placed with the dress, necklace and crown.
It looked so pretty all put together within some pretty purple tissue paper and laying on her bed waiting for her. It was just the little something we needed to make the gift extra special and WAY more magical! The best part is it only took a few minutes to put together, but the smile on Luella’s face when I read the note for her and gave her the dress was everything!"

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Friday, October 4, 2019

DIY Play Pretend Felt Dog Treats




Some days I WISH we had a vet living in this house. Actually, most days I wish that. With three dogs and two cats, someone’s pretty much always got something going on. Shots, medicines, ear aches, you name it! But for now, I guess these two will just have to pretend to be vets. Giving doses of kisses and snuggles as their medicines. Something you won’t find anyone complaining about over here!
They have been having so much fun playing pretend veterinarian the past couple weeks with their new vet set up. Most of their “patients” have been cooperative, but others… not so much. Our littlest dog Peewee has got the most attention, probably due to the fact that he can be easily lifted and placed on the chair/work station for an examination. The other dogs are a little too big to be picked up and the cats are pretty good at hiding from the doctor. Still, these two won’t give up hope on having a real life patient if they don’t have too. It isn’t often I find them treating their stuffed animals, but when they do we try to be prepared!
To help make our guests (real and make believe) feel a little more at home at the office we went to the store and got some real treats along with the tools to make play pretend ones.
To make the play pretend ones all you need is felt and some stuffing! You can hot glue or use a sewing machine to put them together. I opted for the sewing machine. Then just follow the instructions below!



  1. Cut out a stencil. Make sure it is wider and slightly longer than you would like the bones to turn out. Once stuffed, they will shrink up a bit. 
  2. Using your stencil, cut out your felt pieces. 
  3. Sew or glue along all of the edges, leaving only about an inch wide gap open. 
  4. Stuff it! 
  5. Once it is completely stuffed try to push the stuffing away from your opening the best you can. I use pins to hold it back and give me enough space to close it up. Then sew or glue your opening closed. 
  6. It’s finished! Time to see if your stuffy pets love them as much as ours do!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kid-sized Character Coloring Pages




Check out this next activity from @lifemadewithloveblog, bringing us more exciting ways to entertain our little ones.
My kids are always begging me to make them giant coloring pages. It started after my son drew all over our downstairs walls with crayon (in a matter of maybe 2 unsupervised minutes…) and we ended up having to paint the entire floor.
We wanted to find a “fun” and “appropriate” way to explore drawing on the walls. So we came up with the idea of cutting multiple sheets of paper from a roll and lining them up along the wall to create one very large piece of paper. Then for his fourth birthday party we created one similar and drew a whole outlined dinosaur scene on to it. The kids loved it and couldn’t get enough of coloring in dinosaurs that were the same size as they were. It was also great because multiple kids could color together, and there was definitely plenty to color!
This time around we wanted to try out making individual life-size characters. Ones that were the EXACT same size as the kids, dressed JUST like them.
First I had them go up and put on their favorite dress up costumes. Jaxon transformed into Spiderman (of course!) and Lu picked her favorite Little Adventures dress, which is currently The Scandinavian Princess Coronation Dress. Then we unraveled and cut the roll of paper so we had a piece that was about the same height as each of the kids and taped it to the wall. One of the reasons I LOVE the rolls of paper so much is not only because it fits into the kid’s easel, but because you get SO much of it! Tape it up good! Lots of coloring and leaning on the paper can pull on it and cause it to fall down easily.
Once the paper was secured, I had the kids stand against it in their best character pose and be perfectly still. You can even trace them while lying on the ground before hanging up the paper if they would rather look like they are flying or floating! I did a quick trace around them so that they wouldn’t get too impatient and then added the detail in after they moved.
If you look closely as Lu’s dress you can tell that the “detail” doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to resemble the concept. Her dress is covered in flowers, so I did a couple loose flowers and then added lots of swirls. From a step back it looks pretty close, especially since it is going to be scribbled ALL over!
After everything is outlined it’s the kids turn to have some fun and color them in! My little artists are absolutely in love with coloring and drawing, so for them, this was a perfect thing to do in a day. Not to mention, they love the idea of drawing themselves AS the character. It takes pretend play to a whole new level as they look down at themselves and what they are wearing and try to match the colors of their own clothes to the outlines of the picture.
 It may seem like even with crayons this is a super messy idea and basically teaches kids to color on the walls. Which, I must admit, this did start AFTER Jax went crazy on our walls... But, crayon comes off of (painted) walls easily. I use a dry rag and it takes it right off! Between my husband and I, we have already been asked to make about 5 or 6 more of these in the last couple of days, haha! They are currently hung up all around the house and the kids come and go from each one as they feel like it. It’s the perfect on going activity to have for whenever there may be down time throughout the day.
See below for more of the fun!




Friday, September 13, 2019

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Here at Little Adventures we have teamed up with @momsofsacramento to give you some ideas on the best ways to celebrate!! Read below to find out more!




Argggghhhh!!  Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day matey!


What better way to celebrate than to dress like one?! This fun, Little Adventures top will help get your little raider in the spirit and pairs perfectly with the hat included in the set.
A fun sword helps take the transformation to another level, and soon you’ll have a buccaneer
sailing the open seas from the comfort of their playroom! 
BUT WAIT, a pirate isn’t complete without his mermaid sister! Paired with a floral headband, this
two-piece mermaid set is sure to wow any princess. The skirt is marbled and the top and bottom
are lined with sequins and ruffles! 


Once you’ve dressed the part, here are some activities you can do to celebrate National Talk Like a
Pirate Day, or maybe throw a themed birthday party or celebration of your own and really shiver ye
timbers!

  1. TREASURE SCAVENGER HUNT! - X Marks the spot with this fun-filled scavenger hunt!  Print one out and enjoy hiding these in the designated areas for an hour long adventure, or simply pick one or two for the wee pirates!  Don’t worry, “treasure” doesn’t have to be money, a new toy or anything fancy....even your little one’s favorite snack or a dollar store knick knack is sure to bring them excitement.  It’s all in the journey! =)
  2. RRRRREAD A PIRRRRATE BOOK! We happen to have a pirate themed Pete the Cat book we got from our good friends, the Carrs, on hand. If you don’t, however, The Measured Mom has a great printable available on her site, or you can make your own!! All you need it paper, trust, and a little pirate dust.
  3. ENJOY PIRATE THEMED FOODS! Pirate’s booty, goldfish and gummy sharks are just the start. Find ways to make some fun yo-ho snacks that fit the theme. This can be as simple as cutting PB & J sandwiches into boats, clear blue “ocean” jello cups or peanut butter and raising celery boats! 
  4. DON’T FORGET THE TUNES! Mom or dad, spend ten minutes adding tunes to a Youtube playlist and let it run while you have fun! Keywords: “Pirate kids songs” or “Pirate toddler tunes”.




HAVE A GRRRRREAT TALK LIKE A PIRRRRRATE DAY, MATEY!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Princess Pasta



When it comes to lunchtime, there is only one food good enough for a princess.
PRINCESS PASTA and we have @LifeMadeWithLove showing us how to do it! Continue reading to see this awesome and easy way to spice up dinner, along with pictures that will have your princess saying, "Yes, please!"
"We were in a desperate need to spice up our lunch routine and since Lu will only change from one Little Adventures princess dress to another there was really only one answer! The sparkly, pink on pink deliciousness of princess pasta!
I love playing with pasta because it is so simple and not at all some crazy endeavor
with fifty ingredients that you have to hunt down from five different grocery stores.
As long as you have food coloring and the stuff for spaghetti you are all set (Bonus if
you have sprinkles), and it doesn’t even take any extra time! It’s just a little extra
something to make lunch time a teensy bit more special.
All you need is your normal noodles that you have for pasta, food coloring, an
Alfredo sauce, and some sprinkles!
While boiling the noodles, add food coloring directly to the water. Keep an eye on
how they are coloring and add more food coloring until you get the color you are
looking for. The noodles will absorb the color while they boil.
Drain noodles and grab some Alfredo sauce. Add some more food coloring to that
until everything is looking nice and PINK! Then you just add your sauce to your
noodles and sprinkle on some sprinkles for extra fun! I had some sparkly heart
flakes that worked out perfectly and gave that extra fun shine to the meal!
There are so many ways that coloring noodles can make lunch fun. At the same time
as making these, I made my son “Spider-man noodles” by coloring them red and
blue. My favorite thing is that it is something small and easy to do that can make a
pretty big difference in any kids eyes!"









Monday, August 19, 2019

A Super Hero Bedroom Fit for a Super Hero

We teamed up with @lifemadewithlove to create a super bedroom!

It’s crazy over here in the Life Made With Love household! With a new baby on the
way, we are giving all the kids in the house a room-refresh! Mostly because
everyone is moving into a new room, but also because they are old enough now to
start telling us what THEY want their room to be all about. We decided to take that
opportunity to give the kids something special before the new baby comes, a space
of their own that they love with all their hearts.
First on the list was Jax, who at the last minute changed his mind from a dinosaur
themed room to a super hero themed room. Did I mention it was last minute, like
the night before we started?! We almost didn’t make the switch, but looking back
now I am SO thankful that we did. Everything is about super heroes right now.
From the movies he wants to watch, to the decor he wants around him, to OF
COURSE, his dress up clothes. He pretty much lives in his capes and masks from
Little Adventures Dress Up while he jumps across his room acting out all of his
favorite heroes, which currently is Spiderman! So the Spider Cape and Mask set?
It’s in a pretty steady rotation of being worn EVERY DAY.
Once that mask slips on he goes into total hero-mode. The top bunk of his bed is his
lair. The rug next to his bed is his landing pad, and the super heroes painted on the
wall, his sidekicks.
We spent quite a few weeks customizing and painting his super hero themed room.
The main focus of the room is the mural we hand painted which houses 18
individually painted super hero’s on a cityscape. I swear, I had NO idea that there
were THAT many super heroes and apparently that doesn’t even hit the tip of the
iceberg. Turns out I have quite a lot to learn about super heroes.
We wanted a room that was focused around imaginative play and make believe. An
oasis where the kids could feel free to be anything they wanted. I hope we
succeeded in making this dream come true and get to see more imagination and play pretend within it in the years to come!
Check out some pictures of Jaxon’s finished room below!