Category Archives: Toys

Create a Picture Perfect Memory with Crayola Color SpinOut

Art is the best way for children to express themselves, opening new venues to their creativity and imagination the Color Spin Out from Crayola is a fun way for children to explore art! The spin out set comes with markers, 40 paper discs, and drawing arms that let you use up to three colors at a time! The kids get to control the speed the markers and discs and the angles of the drawing arms to create as many master pieces as their little hearts can dream up! It is designed for kids ages six and older but really younger children could play with it too with adult or older sibling assistance! Create masterful designs then remove the colored disc to go further detail and color the masterpiece by hand! Add stickers, glitter, Crayola colors even water paint and the fun could be unstoppable!! Great Christmas or anytime gift for the kids and even for those adults who still enjoy their coloring time too (lol)!

Let your child’s imagination spin out of control with The Color Spin, and parents you’ll love how long the entertainment lasts!  We had so much fun testing it out, it was hard to hand over!  LOL.  We did learn that when you are done spinning, you have to remove the marker!  Otherwise, you’ll have a huge ink dot.  Kind of looked cool, but it still messed up the design!  I am super excited to make and use some of the designs in my scrapbooking too!Picture Perfect Memories with Crayola Spin Out

Let them Create!

Children grow so quickly, blink and you will miss some huge milestone, so spend some of your busy life with your child while you can. Art is super fun for kids, and lets just face it there are adult coloring books on the market now so we all can just accept that we never grow out of it.(lo)  here are some super fun art projects you and your children can do together that will create a lifetime memory and could even become a tradition. Enjoy!

#1 Splat!

On a nice day, fill some water balloons with water color paint! Use as many colors as you like then hang a large canvas or even butcher paper up against the wall of your house and let the fun begin! Throw the balloons at the canvas and watch as your masterpiece evolves! Tons of laughter and excitement to be expected!

*side note: you can also turn this one into a fun water balloon fight with white t shirts!

#2 Melt My Heart!

Show them you love them with this one! Paint the center of any size canvas any color you wish it to be. Then cut out a heart shape out of wax paper (it comes off easier than other products). Place tape rolled up to be double sided to press the heart onto the painted center of the canvas. Make sure the heart is pressed as good as it can get. Then put those broken crayons to good use by gluing them onto the top of the canvas with any color arrangement you and your babies see fit. Using a hair dryer on high heat, melt the crayons down the canvas by holding the dryer above the top of the canvas. The melting crayon runs down the canvas and over the wax paper causing an awesome finished product that you will cherish forever! (Also a great grandparents day or holiday gift) J

#3 Family Tree!

Let love grow! Get a stick form outside that has plenty of branches on it and paint it whatever color you choose. Then using a hot glue gun, glue the stick onto a canvas (we used an old picture frame and backing so we could decorate the frame as well) once you have the stick in place let the kiddos pain with water paints the sky and background they deem worthy! Once that is done get some acrylic paint and have each family use their thumb to place a “leaf” on the branch. After it is dry you can put their names or initials on the leaf. We loved doing this one because it got all of us into it and looked great on our family wall!

Originally posted 2016-11-18 01:45:53.


I always love Mommy inventors!  The Jesus Sees Us Doll was created by some Mommy’s wanting to teach their little ones a little more about Jesus.  I think this is a great idea as children need concrete things to better understand the world around them.  The book that comes with the the Jesus Sees Us Doll is full of lessons that we try to teach our little ones, such as being honest, sharing, helping others and other principles that help us all learn to be better Christians.  The book is worded simply and each new thing it teaches has a scripture ‘address’ so that as they grow older we can look in the Bible to further our understanding not just of the lesson, but also of the Word.


Product Description:

Give your children a gift they can carry with them always—faith! The Jesus Sees Us doll and book are so much more than just a doll and book. Jesus Sees Us is a beautifully relatable tool for introducing faith, Jesus, and His teachings into your child’s life. Children cling to things that make them feel secure and are drawn to the wonder of something they can believe in. Why can’t that belief be in Jesus and that security be their faith? The Jesus Sees Us doll and book are reminders that Jesus Christ is always with them, guiding and loving them every day! He will be by their sides to help them through tough times and to celebrate their victories! The doll will help remind your child of the lessons that Jesus taught while He was on earth. He is a huggable reminder that Jesus loves them and is always watching over them. He cares about the way they live their lives and wants to teach them how to be good Christians!

If you’d like to get $10 off, use code JSBlog10

 Jesus Sees Us Christian Doll and Lesson Book

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Originally posted 2015-03-16 23:57:48.

Children’s Toy: Meet the Happy’s

Meet the Happy’s Review & Giveaway US & CAN Ends 6/2My Thoughts

Mittens entered our home and I was a bit nervous.  After all, she joined a family of 3 dogs!  I was pleased to see she didn’t have the sense to be afraid and they were too tired to care to eat her.  LOL.  Mittens came with her ball and a treat and hit the floor rolling in the living room!  She runs into things and gets caught up quite a bit when we just let her roll, but when actually interacting with her that wasn’t much of a problem.  It’s quite entertaining watching her chase her ball and push it across the floor.  I laughed pretty hard, especially at the reactions of other adults to her.  She chases her treat as well and it can be used to get her to do tricks.  It’s great fun and is for ages 4 and up.  If you have carpet you have no need to worry, they go just fine on it and even go pretty quick!  Put them on tile and it’s almost the speed of a real kitten!  Seriously, this toy is a riot!  The kids will have a blast and the adults will be amused!

About the Happy’s

Meet the Happy’s Review & Giveaway US & CAN Ends 6/2From doing tricks for Happy Treats to racing after their Chase & Play ball, The Happy’s really play with you! Just like real puppies and kittens, they love to spin, sit, pounce and play. Appealing to boys and girls, kids can even train The Happy’s to do more tricks with the interactive Happy Treats. The Happy’s are in store’s now!  You can learn more about them here.  You can also find fun *free* fun and games for the kids.  😀


Originally posted 2014-05-01 00:01:28.

Begin Again Artist Kit


For Your Bug a Boo has some awesome products!  With so many to choose from, it took me a while to come to a decision!  There are so many things that will hit the spot on my gift list!  One such product is the Begin Again Artist Kit.

The Artist on the Go Kit is a great kit to keep the kids busy while in waiting for appointments, travelling or even in restaurants. Made for ages 3 and up, the Artist on the Go kit comes with a notepad, crayons, a 6 inch ruler, 4 stencils and 2 pencils all neatly packed in a convenient carrying case they won’t need Mommy to carry! Of course, when they do decide it’s just too heavy, it will fit easily in a diaper bag or medium/large purse. The stencils are made of a thick, hard cardboard so they are durable enough to stand up to the kids developing artistic talent! There are convenient little pockets to hold the crayons and pencils as well as an extra pocket on each side of the exterior. The carrying case is made of 100% cotton and is surface washable.

The case is well made and seems like it will stand up to some abuse. It’s very cute and perfect for on the go travel. I love that it is so light weight and can’t get over how convenient it is! The material is a little thicker than a tee, more similar to canvas. There isn’t much more I can possibly say about it, I honestly have no complaints to report about it. I think it would be a perfect gift for any boy or girl and it’s always good to encourage their creativity! While it is maroon and off-white, one could easily personalize it by adding an iron on of their initial or something they love. Of course, without it they are sure to love it just as much!!!


About the Product

(From the Company)

Ages: 3 years and older

A complete art kit for families on the go. This natural cotton carry case with built in crayon holster, pencil holders and pockets is fully equipped with a 6″x9″ recycled paper notepad, 10 soy crayons, 5 drawing stencils including a 6″ ruler (metric and inches), 2 wood pencils, and plenty of storage! Perfect  for restaurants when waiting for your food, airports, and road trips. This 8″x10″ carry case fits in a baby bag and has built in handles for the little ones to carry proudly.

Originally posted 2013-11-05 21:44:07.

Imagination Play: Kaskey Kids Sports Toys Review & 20% Discount

Imagination Play: Kaskey Kids Sports Toys Review & 20% Discount Kaskey Kids makes adorable Sports Action Figurines.  You can get an entire kit of baseball, soccer (boys or girls), football or hockey.  The pieces are adorable and for a sport’s fan, it’s great fun to set up and play!  That’s why this one is making our 2013 Christmas Gift List!Imagination Play: Kaskey Kids Sports Toys Review & 20% Discount

The figurines aren’t limited to just toys, you can also use them to decorate for parties, bedroom decor, or even on cakes!  I love these little toys!  The fact that I can use them for decoration and then the kids can go crazy with them is quite pleasing!  No money wasted!

Our little soccer star will be having her birthday party full of soccer, no doubt, so the toys turning to decorations is definitely going to be a plus!  Of course, if your little future athlete is into football, basketball, hockey or some other sport, they’ve got plenty!

They are well made and you won’t regret buying them!  Well worth the money for the hours and hours of fun that will come out of them!  I love that the kids can work out plays with them also, for the more serious sports fanatics it’s a great way to visualize plays.

Discount Code

  20% discount


Originally posted 2013-10-10 00:01:42.