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Large Mickey Mouse Bell Ornaments

Grab a few bells and a ribbon to put together these cute and easy DIY Mickey Mouse Ornaments!

I love Christmas. I start getting excited about it as the kids return to school, plotting, planning, creating and shopping. I love to share gifts and treats with friends, family, teachers and neighbors, so getting an early start is crucial with so many cute things to make.
This is such an easy and affordable craft to share. Make a few to decorate your tree with, or to dress up wrapped gifts. You can make dozens of these for $5 or less if you shop at Dollar Tree for your supplies.

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Hot Glue Gun
Large Jingle Bells
Small Jingle Bells

Begin by threading a 5" section of thin ribbon thru the loop on the larger of your bells.
Tie a double knot in the end to keep it secure.

Next, glue one of the smaller jingle bells onto the side of the larger bell.

Now glue the other bell onto the other side.
Allow to dry.

Hang on the tree, or adorn a wrapped gift with a Mickey Mouse Ornament.

These are awesome to make and share with friends, classmates, or anyone that needs a little extra holiday cheer.

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Mickey Mouse Gift Tag Ornaments

Add a special touch to all of your gifts this holiday season with the help of play doh! These easy Mickey Mouse gift tags can be used as a one of a kind ornament after the gifts have been opened.

My family loves to play in play doh. We have used it for fun and learning, but now we are looking at ways to make it giftable for all ages. I found the perfect way with these easy as can be gift tags. 

I went with a Mickey Mouse style because all of my wrapping paper is in Disney prints this year. Plus, this is such an easy design that anyone can make it. Even the kids!

You only need a few supplies to make these easy Mickey Mouse Gift Tags:
Play Doh
Bakers Twine
A Straw


Form a play doh ball that is the size of a nickle.
Form a dime size play doh ball. Tear it in half.
Flatten the balls into small flat circles.
Press the smaller circles into the larger one, leaving a small space between them, like Mickey's ears.
With a sharpie, or washable marker, write the name of your gift recipient. 
With a straw, punch out a hole in the large circle of doh.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow to cool.
Thread the twine through the hole.
Attach to your gift.

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Button Tree Ornaments

Mini Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Ornaments

As soon as a hint of winter is in the air the kids and I start to clamor for Christmas. We want to decorate, bake and shop! And we want to do it now! This year we started asking Adam about getting our tree ready in October. He knows us too well and he reminded me that we did this with Halloween and by the time it rolled around we were so over that holiday already.

This year we got our early Christmas fix by making a lot of fun ornaments! There is nothing like giving or receiving a kid made ornament, and these are especially fantastic because they are Mickey Mouse themed!

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 These are so easy and economical that you can make a dozen of these for $3. To make mini Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Ornaments you will need:

2 sizes of jingle bells; You will need 2 smaller and one larger bell per ornament
Super Glue
Thin ribbon

Begin by threading a 6" section of thin ribbon thru the loop on the larger of your bells.
Tie a double knot in the end to keep it secure.
Next, glue one of the smaller jingle bells onto the side of the larger bell.

 Now glue the other bell onto the other side.
Allow to dry.

I loved these mini sized Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Ornaments! They were really fun to make and display and we will absolutely be sharing these with friends this Christmas!

We used hot glue to begin this project because the kids can handle the glue gun, I added a bead of superglue to hold these securely. You can use school glue or hot glue, but I recommend the drop of superglue as a precaution. These are so cute that little hands are going to want to grab and shake them!

Mickey Mouse Christmas Ornaments

These play doh Mickey Mouse ornaments are perfect for adding a handmade touch to your tree!
These are easy enough for kids to make and are so much fun to display and share!

I don't know who likes play doh more; my kids or me. We always have a few cans on hand and we always have a next up recipe to try for a homemade variety. I think it is safe to say that it is our preferred vehicle for creative expression. Bringing that fun to Christmas is a natural!

I came up with these so easy play doh Mickey Mouse ornaments and my kids loved them. We decided they are perfect for the Christmas tree.

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An ink pen

Form 2 small balls of play doh. One ball should be the size of a nickle, while one ball should be the size of a dime.
Flatten the ball the size of a nickle into a flat circle.
Tear the dime size ball in half.
 Roll into 2 smaller balls.
Flatten these smaller balls into flat circles. These are your ears.
Attach them to the top of the larger circle. 
Leave just a small space between the ears.
Poke a hole in the large circle with an ink pen, poke through.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Thread bakers twine and hang on the tree.

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Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Necklaces

Jingle all the way with these adorable DIY Mickey Mouse jingle Bell Necklaces! 

Christmas is close, and this year things are going to be tight for a lot of families. Skipping the gifts just isn't right! We all deserve a surprise this year! So why not make a dozen Mickey Mouse Jingle Bell Necklaces to share with the special people in your life?

You can make about a dozen necklaces for $3 if you shop at Dollar Tree for supplies. These are awesome for classroom gifts or a way to spread a little cheer with a very limited budget.


Large Bells
Smaller Bells
Ribbon or bakers twine
Hot glue gun

Cut the ribbon to the desired length. (12-15" is ideal)
Thread your ribbon or twine thru the top of the large bell.

Use the hot glue gun to attach the small bells to the large bell. 
Place one bell on either side of the ribbon.

Allow the hot glue to dry for a few moments.

Tie off the ribbon to complete the necklace. Make sure your knot is secure.

Your necklace is ready to wear or share! Jingle all the way with a touch of Disney magic!

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15+ Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

If you are looking for easy ways to keep the kids entertained on a cold winter day; this is the place for you! I have found some really fun paper plate craft ideas for kids that are perfect boredom busters! These are all fairly easy, and kids of all ages will have fun with these ideas! Be sure to click thru the links for the tutorials.

BB8 Paper Plate Craft by Attachment Mummy

This paper plate craft is perfect for Star Wars fans! It comes together with basic supplies and includes

a free printable template to make it easy for all skill levels.

Paper Plate Fruit Fans by Family Focus Blog

These fruity fans are the perfect way to beat the summer heat with a craft that kids of all ages can enjoy! 

Alien Spaceship Craft by Easy Crafts for Kids

This craft is so cute it is practically out of this world! It all starts with a little imagination and a paper plate.

Mermaid Twirlers by Red Ted Art

These cute little mermaid twirlers are nothing short of adorable and they are bound to make a splash

during craft time!

Yellow Submarine by Lil Tigers

This craft is so creative and gives kids an ocean view like they were diving in a submarine! 

Paper Plate Sunshine Craft by The Soccer Mom

This is the perfect craft for a rainy day! It is bright, colorful and spreads cheer to all who see it!

Space Themed Plates by Glitter on a Dime

Kids who love outer space will be over the moon for this easy paper plate craft that proves that the sky's

the limit to their creativity!

Rainbow Fish Craft by Two Pink Peonies

Pair storytime with a colorful and engaging craft! This rainbow fish craft is perfect for preschoolers!

Paper Plate Woven Bowls by Craftsy Hacksy

This introduction to weaving makes for a great paper plate craft! This is a great craft to make and share

with someone special!

Paper Plate Monkey by Mom Wife Busy Life

This paper plate craft is so cute you might go bananas for it! Kids of all ages will love to make their own


Rainbow Mickey Mouse Craft by Grace Giggles and Naptime

This Mickey Mouse craft is so colorful and cute! Kids are sure to be all cheers for this craft with Mickey


Paper Plate Snakes by Mom Brite

This cute and easy craft will slither into your heart! Kids will love making these paper plate snakes!

Paper Plate Animal Masks by Crafts for Toddlers

These masks are so much fun for little kids! They can make a craft then engage in dramatic play for a

really great afternoon!

Snow Globes by Ottawa Mommy Club

These are perfect for kids! A snow globe they can handle with no feat of breaking it, and they are adorable


Eric Carle Inspired Cats by Moms Who Save

This is a visually stunning craft that is perfectly paired with an Eric Carle story! Save this idea for a rainy

day activity for kids of all ages.

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Paper Plate Lions

Paper Plate Witch

Paper Plate Crowns

20+ Christmas Books for Preschoolers

Christmas is near, so why not check out some fun holiday themed books with your preschooler? My kids helped me pick these titles from our collection to inspire your bedtime stories. I am sure you will find a bunch of titles you want to check out.

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My kids have a collection of favorite books for every season. It is one of the perks of having a librarian for a father. We love to rotate our titles to keep the experience of reading exciting. These are some of our favorite titles from over the years. I know your kids will love them all. Find them on amazon, or stop by your local library and borrow a few.

Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas
It's Christmas, David!
That's Not My Snowman
Dream Snow
Llama Llama Jingle Bells

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Who Is Coming To Our House?
Thomas Counts on Christmas
Construction Site on Christmas
The Christmas Elf Countdown
Paw Patrol Holiday Helpers

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Bear Stays Up For Christmas
Biscuit Gives a Gift
The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish
Pinkalicious Merry Pinkmas
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

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Christmas Cookie Day
Mickey's Clubhouse Christmas
Berenstain Bears' Night Before Christmas
Santa's Toy Shop
The Grinch's Great Big Flap Book

If you have a favorite Christmas book for preschoolers I would love to hear about it.

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Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

Shopping for baby can be a challenge. What do babies really need besides diapers and their parents? Well, let me take the guess work out of what to buy for a sweet baby this holiday season. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for babies and toddlers this Christmas.

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Baby Magic has been a must have for mothers and babies for decades. Keep the tradition going for the most delicate skin this holiday season. Available in several delightful scents and always gentle for baby. Find it online or at retailers nationwide.

Rash happens, so this winter why not give baby the gift of comfort and protection with Boudreaux's Butt Paste? This is an effective tool to have at anyone's disposal to keep baby really comfy. Find it online or in stores nationwide.

MAM teething rings are loved by both parents and babies for good reason. They are effective. Every baby teethes and these are helpful. These teethers are afordable too making them an all around good choice for baby this holiday season. Add one to a stocking, or grab a few for an excellent gift that will be used! Get them from amazon or nationwide retailers for under $10.

Give baby the gift of comfortable transport with the Moby Sling Ring. Offering both hip and front carry options this woven cotton wrap carrier is going to make going here, there, or just being worn at home will be super comfy for little ones as they grow. I love that this one is under $50 and can be used up to 33 pounds. Get it online or in select stores.

Diaper changes are a fact of life for any parent of a baby, and they will be for quite sometime now. Add a stylish Petunia Pickle bottom Diaper Clutch Changer to make a quick change anywhere more comfortable for baby. This folds up nicely to fit in a diaper bag, or just be carried like a clutch bag. Retailing at about $30, this is a must have for mom and baby.

Let toddlers leap into learning with this awesome interactive building kit by Leapfrog. The Leap Builders kit has building blocks, learning blocks, friendly faces and can make 170+ sounds and phrases to help build connections via play for little learners. Find this and an assortment of other Leapfrog toys that encourage a love of learning at retailers nationwide or from amazon.

Introduce curious little ones to computers with the help of everyone's go to green dog, Scout. My Peek A Boo Lap Pup by Leapfrog is a fun way to work on shapes, colors, numbers and rhymes for infants and toddlers. Get it for about $15 and gift early learning through play this holiday season. Find it online, at nationwide retailers or from Amazon.

The Swaddle Sack by Swaddle Designs is a great gift for baby and parents. It will help baby sleep and feel secure, and it is comfortable and cute too. Find several styles online starting around $28.

Tactile teething rings by Moluk make for a fun experience for little ones. They can chew on them, touch them, toss them and so much more all while building tactile skills and finding some relief from teething pains. Find them from Play Monster toys for about $15.

Add a touch of Mickey flair to the stroller and keep the diaper bag handy and secure with this adorable Mickey Mouse Stroller Hook from Petunia Pickle Bottom. It retails at $15 and is a fantastic accessory for the family who loves Disney and walks with the stroller.

Keep baby cozy and wrapped in love with this Bible Verse Quilt. It is available in both pink and blue and has been a big hit with grandparents as a gift for several years.  The quilts are well made and are really cute. Get one from amazon  for about $46.

Little Mix Ins is a good way to add nutrition to a stocking for a little one. This adds egg and nut products to babies diet early to help prevent them. Learn more and purchase at Little Mixins website.

Give little ones a way to make tummy time loads of fun with this Tiny Love Black and White Gymini. This activity mat includes a developmental book as well as plenty of toys to engage developing minds and senses. Get it online or from a variety of retailers like Target, Walmart or Bed, Bath and Beyond for under $50

 Keep pacifiers, teething toys, bottles and more squeaky clean with this super handy all in one uv sanitizer and dryer. It is easy to use, is compact and keeps your little ones items sanitary with the touch of a button. Get it online at the CoralUV website, or from Amazon for about $170.

Baby Says Chalkboard Shoes are a perfect way to give your baby a fashion statement that can change as many times as you want. I love these for all of those first year photos. Get them online from Baby Says for under $40. They have a ton of colors and assorted styles available.

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Easy Gnome Christmas Ornaments

These easy Gnome Christmas ornaments are perfect for crafting with the kids this holiday season.

We love to make easy crafts with the items we already have on hand. Some of my best ideas and favorite projects have stemmed from the junk drawer and items destined for the trash. These Christmas gnome ornaments are a great example of what you can make with simple stuff you probably already have.

These are awesome because with a different pattern of paper, or bigger googly eyes, your gnome looks totally different. If you don't have the supplies in the junk drawer or your craft supplies, you can get all of these things from Dollar Tree or even better- improvise!

Supplies per 1 gnome:

2 googly craft eyes
3 craft sticks
cotton balls
Red Pom Pom
Brown Bag
Scrap Book Paper


With the 3 craft sticks glue them together to form a triangle.

Cut a triangle from the brown bag to fit in the craft stick frame.

Add a generous amount of glue to the craft sticks and place the bag on top of it.

Cut a smaller triangle from scrap book paper to form the hat of your gnome.

Add eyes, a pom pom nose and draw on a mouth with a sharpie.

Add a chunk of confetti or some type of adornment to the hat.
Add a row of cotton balls for the beard.

Flip the gnome over and glue a ribbon to the back.

Hang your cute and easy gnome Christmas ornaments from your tree or share them with friends and family!

You can make dozens of these and make them all unique by simply changing the paper of the hats and the size of the pom pom of the nose.

This is such a fun craft to make with the kids! We loved making and naming our gnome ornaments!

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