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

Wooden flip flop art

Hello, my bucket list friends! The last time I went to the Dollar Tree I got this wooden flip decoration art kit. It’s a very simple kit where you just use the little markers that come with the kit to color the wooden flip flip picture. I found the overall design of the flip flops to be very cute. I especially love the little seashell detail on the flip flops.The markers that came with the kit worked well to color the wooden picture. When I was done coloring  the main parts of the the flip flops I decided to make a bunch of little marks in different colors to give the flip flops a look that was both colorful and fun! I enjoyed this simple summer craft kit .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My top 3 places to buy arts and craft kits.

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s pretty obvious that I’m a big fan of arts and crafts kits. The kits I get are usually very simple and made with kids in mind. That is one I like about about them. I like doing projects that are simple and not complicated. If you like simple arts and crafts kits too stay tuned because I’m going to tell you my favorite places to buy them.

 

My top 3 places to buy arts and craft kits.

Dollar Tree – I have found a good amount of arts and craft kits from the Dollar Tree and it’s hard to beat the price. It’s also pretty easy to find some brand name craft kits here such as Crayola or Disney but even the kits that are not from a well known brand have been pretty good overall. The Dollar Tree also has a pretty large selection of arts and craft supplies. If you go looking for arts and craft kits at the Dollar Tree be sure to check out the seasonal section. They usually have seasonal art and crafts kits mixed in with the decorations and other seasonal items.

 

Thrift Stores – It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of thrift stores but what some people may not know is that they can be great places to find arts and craft kits and art supplies in general. I have found some pretty great arts and crafts kits at thrift stores including unopened Melissa and Doug craft kits! You never know what you might find when you go thrift shopping . Next time you go to a thrift store look around for some arts and crafts kits. You never know what you may find !

 

Michaels – One of the best arts and crafts stores I have been in ! I love this places It’s not hard to find craft kits here. I also really like the selection of seasonal craft kits that they have. For some one who loves arts and crafts it’s easy to spend a lot of time in this store!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Wooden bird house picture painting

Hello, my bucket list friends. I recently completed another craft kit that I had in my room. It was a very cute wooden picture of a bird house with birds that you paint. With out further delay let’s dive on in !

 

 

Wooden bird house picture painting

I was looking at my arts and craft supplies when I found this kit that I got from the Dollar Tree. One thing I loved about it was that the picture of the birds and the bird house was printed on wood and not paper. This kit came with the wooden picture , paints, a paint brush and a string to hang up your picture with. When I was painting I didn’t really care that much that the colors were mixing. I enjoying  painting so much that sometimes I don’t focus on the results. Instead of painting the whole bird house I decided to cover it with dots! I like making dots when I paint. When I was done painting I hung the picture up in my room. I did enjoy this craft kit and I would like to do more kits like this.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Wooden Butterfly art

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently wrote about some the things I got from shopping at the Dollar Tree and Target . ( You can read about it HERE ) One of the things that I got from the Dollar Tree was a wooden butterfly. Yesterday I deiced to was time to decorate it. Keep reading to here more about it. Here we go !

 

Wooden Butterfly art

The first thing I did to decorate my butterfly was to paint it. I used paint from other art kits that were in my room. I like the way that blue and yellow look together so I used those colors for the butterfly.  After I let the paint dry I got out my hot glue gun and a bunch of beads.  I glued the colorful beads of different shapes onto both sides of the butterfly. I’m very happy with how this project turned out . It’s so colorful and cute. When I go to the Dollar Tree again I want to get another wooden animal to paint !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Sun catcher crazy !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I realize recently. I had a lot of sun catcher art kits in my room that I had not opened yet. I deiced to gather them all up and paint them. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go !

 

 

 

Sun catcher crazy !

The first step to completing this project was to decide which sun catcher to paint first. I deiced to start by painting a frog sun catcher that I got at Walgreens. I really liked the way this sun catcher turned out . I used so many different paint sets that came with all of the kits but I’m pretty sure the paint quality of the first kit was one of the best. Some of the kits had been sitting in my room for a while and they did not have the best paint quality. One of the kits had sat on my windowsill for so long that the paint just didn’t look right at all so I didn’t even open it . I used paint from other kits to paint that sun catcher. I had a fun time painting all of the sun catchers. I’m so glad I deiced to paint the sun catchers it was a good project that provided me with both relaxation and entertainment.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Painting a piggy bank

Hello, my bucket list friends. As some of you know I love Melissa and Doug craft kits! Today I completed a paint your own piggy bank kit that I got at Savers. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go!

 

Painting a piggy bank

I was excited when I got this kit at the thrift store but today was finally the day that I got to use it. This kit came with a very cute piggy bank, paint ,a paint brush ,glitter glue and stickers. I started off by painting the pig then I let it dry before painting some more. After a while I added some glitter glue. I decided to dry the pig with a hair dryer because I didn’t want to wait. The hair dryer did make the pig hot to the touch so air drying is probably the best option. I had a fun time doing this craft kit. I got paint allover my hands but I think that is all part of the fun! I’m happy with the way my piggy bank turned out. Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

scribble scrubbies !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As some of you may know I’m a big kid at heart that loves toys. Recently I got to play with scribble scrubbies a toy that I had been wanting to try for a while . I can’t wait to tell you all about this fun a creative toy ! Here we go .

 

 

scribble scrubbies !

I’ve known about Scribble Scubbies for a while and I’ve really been wanting to try them . This toy is made by Crayola. Scribble Scrubbies are fuzzy animals that you can color with markers then scrub them off and color them again. I got a set of two scribble Scrubbies on Saturday and I had a single scribble scrubby that I bought back around December. I was excited to color all three scribble Scrubbies ! I started with the bird from the set of two that I  bought at CVS. I noticed right away that the animals were fuzzy and not smooth. I think the fuzzy texture helps to keep the color on until you wash it off. I had a fun time decorating the bird . Some of the marker rubbed off the bird and on to my jeans but it’s washable so I wasn’t worried about it. Next I scribbled on the Zebra that came in the pack of two. Then it was time to color the poodle that came in the single pack. I enjoyed letting my creativity go wild as I scribbled on the animals. When It was time to wash them off I got the brushes that came with the animals. It was fun to scrub the animals with the brushes but water got most of the marker off on it’s own. When I was done washing them you could see a little bit of marker left but I was happy with how easily most of the color washed out . I’m really happy I got to try Scribble scrubbies . I wonder what toy or craft I’ll try next ! Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Mirror craft kit

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I just completed a very cute Melissa and Doug craft kit. I got this kit and the Goodwill, I was very excited when I saw it. Now, is the time to tell you how fun it was ! Here we go !

 

Mirror craft kit

This kit was a great thrift store find ! It came with a flower shaped mirror and items to decorate it with. I loved the craft jewels and the glitter glue ! I enjoyed gluing on the jewels and making dots on the mirror with two different colors of glitter glue! Decorating the mirror was very relaxing. I love the stress relief and happiness I get from crafting!   On the package it said to decorate both sides of the mirror so that’s what I did. After letting the mirror dry for awhile, I used the regular flat stickers that came with the kit to decorate the back. I just have to say that Melissa and Doug makes really good craft kits and I can’t wait to try more of them !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Things I love February 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! As we say goodbye to another month it’s time to look back on the highlights here we go !

 

Things I love February 2020

Petroglyph – I got to go to a ceramics studio with two of my really good friends it was a lot of fun. (you can read about it HERE 

Crossing off my first bucket list item of 2020 ! I was so excited to cross a new item off the list ( you can read about it HERE )

Thrift shopping – I went thrift shopping the same day I went to Petroglyph plus I also went to the Goodwill on the last day of February !

Valentines day craft kits – I had a fun time creating valentine’s day art ( you can read about it HERE )

Training for work – This month I went to a training at my work’s corporate office.  I learned so much and got to meet some great people and dogs !

There you have it my highlights for February ! Here’s to a great March !