Sunday, January 29, 2017


Here are two more. The first two were for my daughter's nephew, then I decided to make 2 more for my peg people collection. I figured out how to take better pictures of them, too, by the way. :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


My daughter talked me into making these for her nephew. I bought the hats at a craft store. These aren't the best pictures when you blow them up and you can't even see the black cowboy hat in the 2nd one, but here they are.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


The little one got the PJ Mask play figures for Christmas with all the characters except Night Ninja and the Ninjalinos. The other day I found a Night Ninja, but no Ninjalinos. This is my version of the Ninjalinos, made out of the peg people forms you buy in craft stores (but not for children who put things in their mouth). I was glad I looked them up online, because for some reason I spaced that Ninjalinos are dark purple and Night Ninja is dark blue, but other than that they look the same, only smaller. Of course you can't forget the teeny weeny Ninjalino, who is much smaller than the rest. One of these days I might actually do the whole PJ Mask set, but it isn't today.

Monday, January 16, 2017


I saw the ABC game on Pinterest and decided to make it. I bought the metal boxes at a second hand store, but plan to watch for one like the ABC activity for the number activity. The words and numbers are put onto tongue depressors with a magnet glued onto the back. They are stored in Ziploc bags. I put the word on with permanent marker. You put up a word and the child finds the letters to spell it underneath.
For the number game I wrote out the word and put that many stickers onto the tongue depressors. Be careful when you put on the stickers - bigger ones are best for the lower numbers and little ones for the larger numbers, and fitting them all on can be a challenge. I did mod podge the stickers on so they won't fall off. You can buy a small bottle of that for about $3 and it only takes a small amount.
I bought the letter and numbers in the same bags, paying $1.50/bag (they were on clearance). I bought 5 bags so there would be enough letters to spell names and words. My 3 year old granddaughter has played with this for hours, and it is educational. They are also easily stored. If you don't have a big enough box to play on the lid, let them play on a larger magnet board or the fridge.