Barbie Jewelry box art kit

Hello,my bucket list friends! In my last blog post I mentioned that I got a Barbie jewelry box kit from the 90s at savers. It’s a really unique item and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. When I saw the box sitting on the shelf I was so excited about it! I could tell that the box had been opened before but I still wanted to get this kit. When I opened the kit I saw that it had already been painted. However since the paint was pretty light I knew that I could just paint over it. Most of the paint that came with the kit was used up so I decided to use some of the paint that I had in my room. It turned out pretty great. The kit did come with beads but I don’t think most of the beads that were in the kit were the ones that originally came with the kit. The beads that were in the kit were pretty cool so I was not disappointed. This craft kit was really unique I haven’t seen many that are like it. There are lot of paint your own box kits but haven’t seen any that are similar to this one that I can remember. It was a lot of fun to do a craft kit from the ’90s and it was a great bonus that it was also a Barbie craft kit. Have you found any craft kits from the ’90s while you’ve been thrifting?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Painting magnets and a tea set

Hello, my buck list friends! I buy so many craft kits and can’t keep up with all of them. However I recently completed two of them. One was a kit where you paint your own wooden magnets the other one was a tiny tea set that you could paint. I love doing craft kits where you can paint an object without having to build or make anything first. Of course there’s nothing wrong with building or making something it can be a lot of fun. I just like to dive right into the painting part. The wooden magnets were all sea animals. It was fun to paint the smiling sea creatures and I really like the way they turned out. I got this craft kit at Savers and I’m very happy that I did. The next craft kit I got at a local toy store. I remember getting a craft kit similar to this when I was younger but that one was a larger tea set. This one was so tiny and cute. I decided to paint smiley faces on the tea set along with some dots. I like mixing colors when. I paint and I thinks it makes things look really cool. I wonder what arts and craft kit I will do next ?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Breyer horse art kit

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently did a really cool art kit. I love Breyer horses and when I saw this art kit I knew I would enjoy it. This craft kit is a simple painting art kit. I’ve done other kits similar to this one. However I liked that this kit had bigger paint containers then other kits I’ve used. It is also worth noting that the horse figure and the paint in this kit seemed to be high quality. It’s no surprise but I enjoyed this craft kit and I love the horse figure I painted.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 14 Christmas ornament craft kit

Hello, my bucket list friends! When I was in Target I got this fox ornament craft kit. It’s one of those simple painting craft kit that comes with a paint brush and a few colors of paint. I really liked the fox ornament and I had a fun time painting it! Have you ever painted an ornament?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 13 wooden gingerbread house

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As I write this I’m standing in a long line to get into whole foods. So I thought now would be a good time to catch up on my blogmas posts.  I was looking through my craft kits and I found this super cute wooden gingerbread house craft kit. This kit included wooden gingerbread people in addition to the house. It also came with markers to color the wooden pieces. The small markers that came with this kit worked surprisingly well. They didn’t run out of color as used them to decorate the wooden pieces. I enjoyed doing this craft kit and I’m happy with they way it looks. Have you ever done a craft kit similar to this one ?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 5 Candy cane art kit

Hello, my bucket list friends! For today’s blogmas post ,I decided to do a simple Christmas themed art kit. I bought this art kit at the Dollar Tree. It’s a simple painting art kit. I was excited to do this art kit because you paint wooden candy canes. Candy canes are one of my favorite candies plus I love the red sparkly bows on the candy canes. This kit came with three paint colors red, yellow and white. I ended up only using the red and white paint. I often find these art kits to be relaxing and that was the case with this kit. I noticed that as soon as I started painting I began to feel more relaxed. I’m also very happy with the way this project turned out.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Jelly fish craft kit !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Recently I did a very cute jelly fish craft kit. I’m excited to tell you more about it so let’s get to it!

Jelly fish craft kit !

I got this very cute jellyfish craft kit at Michael’s. when I decided to use it, I didn’t know if I would need glue or any other components to put the jellyfish together. I was happy to find out that  I didn’t need anything extra. The pieces had adhesive on them and I was able to put them together very easily. I loved doing this super simple craft kit! It was easy to put together and the jelly fish are super cute!

Thanks for reading ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Hello Bat!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently completed a fun craft kit. This kit came from CVS. It was a pretty simple kit where you painted a ceramic bat but the bat is also a magnet! This kit came with three colors of paint but I also used other paints that I had to paint the bat. This was a very quick art project but it was also a lot of fun. Also I just have to say that the bat is so cute! I would love to do more magnet kits like this.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club discussion September 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time for this month’s book club discussion! I had a fun time reading this book. Our book for this month was Marshmallow Mystery by Helen Perelman. As always just one more thing before we dive into our discussion. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s dive into our discussion!

My favorite part of the book – I was so happy when the candy fairies found Mallow their owl friend. Mallow had some important information that helped the fairies solve the mystery.

My least favorite part of the book- I felt really bad for the fairies especially Raina when they realized that their fairy code book was missing. It’s never a good feeling when you lose something important.

Before we get into this month’s activities. I just have to say that this was a really fun book to read! I have another Candy Fairies book and I hope to read it soon.

Art activities- This month I did two different art projects to go along with this book. For the first project I made a foam gingerbread house from a kit that I got at a thrift store. I had a fun time decorating the house. I think the candy fairies would be right at home in this house.

For my second art activity I did something very simple but also very fun ! I drew colorful and fun candy picture! I had a good time drawing lollypops and gumdrops!

Thank you for reading this month’s book club discussion! Happy reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Three craft kits one day !

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m very excited to announce that yesterday I crossed another item off my bucket list. The item that I crossed off is #228 do three Melissa and Doug craft kits in one day!  I’m exited to tell you more about my crafting adventure so let’s get to it!

 

Three craft kits one day !

For this bucket list item I ordered three Melissa and Doug craft kits from Amazon. I wanted the kits to be different from each other so I chose a decoupage cat, a wooden race car kit and a sand art kit. The first kit I opened was the decoupage cat. This kit came with a cardboard cat figure,stickers,glue and some items to decorate the cat with one the glue was dry. The first step for this project was to cover the cat with the stickers. The stickers came in a bunch of different styles. I really liked the dot stickers. Once the stickers were covering the cat it was time to cover the cat in the sparkly glue. When I was reading the instructions I noticed that it would take a few hours for the glue to dry. I’m glad I started with this kit first. The next kit I opened was the wooden race car craft. The first step was to put the wheels on the car. The kit came with glue to use for the wheels but when I snapped the wheels in to place they stayed on so I decided to skip the gluing part. Then it was time to paint the car. I used the yellow and blue paints for my car but there are other colors in this kit. The next step was to put on the stickers that came in the kit but I had to let the paint dry first so I moved on to the sand art kit. This kit came with three bottles of different shapes ,lots of colorful sands , corks to close up the bottles and other tools. I found this craft kit to be the most relaxing . There is something soothing about pouring sand in to bottles. I was happy with the way all three bottles of sand turned out but the rectangle one is my favorite. After the sand craft I put some stickers on my race car. Later that night I finished the cat craft by adding the eye stickers and the ribbon.  I enjoyed my little craft kit adventure. I wonder what craft kit I’ll do next !

Rock On – Christina Epperly