Storykins // Roll It Up And Go

Over the Easter break, we’ll be spending a lot of time in the car,  in restaurants, visiting friends, family and going on day trips. It’ so tough not to go straight to the iPad for help entertaining the kids….Unless I take the contents of the playroom in my bag!

Edie loves this super cute chalk book, she can scrawl in it, colour in the pictures. And as her imagination grows, draw people in the cars and buses, draw things round them. As she’ll grow she will learn to use her numeracy and learn her colours to fill in the spaces.

For now, she’s happy just to roll with it; And when she’s done, I run it through the wash ready for next time.

Babiekins Magazine |Little Mashers Cover

Babiekins Magazine | Little Mashers Edie Drawing Car

Babiekins Magazine |Little Mashers Cloe Up Of Edies Hand

Babiekins Magazine | Little Mashers Edie Drawing Bus

Babiekins Magazine |Little Mashers Book With Chalk Back Page

Babiekins Magazine | Little Mashers Book in Bag Close Up

 

Another chalk book by Little Mashers ”I Love” inspires your little one to talk and draw about the things they love.

Luvkins // Perfect for Easter (And all Spring Long)

LUVKINS // Perfect for Easter (and all Spring long)

This time of year is just happy, isn’t it? Here at Babiekins, we think it’s high time to celebrate the longer days and the extra sunlight filtering in through the windows.  And what better colors for a spring celebration than a little splash of watermelon, mint and chambray? From the vintage feed sack florals strung along a Czech bead necklace, to the classic look and feel of a linen dress, to the comfy made-for-weekend-mornings lounge set, we can’t wait to get this spring party started.

1. Vintage Feed Sack Necklace via Juvy’s Jewels | 2. Sofia Dress via Velveteen | 3.  Miro Handbag via Velveteen | 4. Beatrice Bunny pillow via Live Sweet Shop | 5. Tati Linen Dress via Disa NYC | 6. Cactus Garland via Little Dovie | 7. Lounge Set via Leitmotif  | 8. Retro Bow Tie via Sweet and Shy | 9. The Story of Passover | 10. Watermelon Pillow via The Land of Nod

Craftykins // Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Have you ever heard of cascarones?  They’re a fun Easter tradition of cracking confetti filled eggshells over others’ heads…my littles get such a kick out of the colorful mess!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

This is a simple project, although a bit time consuming waiting for things to dry {so don’t start the night before Easter!}  To make cascarones, you’ll need:

empty eggshells

food color and vinegar or egg dye tablets

confetti, glitter, birdseed or other fillers

patterned tape

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Start by hollowing out your eggs.  I’ve found this is easiest by poking a hole in the top of the egg with a pin and then making a larger hole on the bottom for the whites and yolk to drip from.  Rinse the empty shells and reserve the insides for omelets or a batch of cupcakes!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

After the shells are clean, dye them as you would hard boiled Easter eggs.  I like egg dye tablets for their vibrancy, but food color and vinegar works well.  Just be sure to submerge the entire shell by letting the dye/water mixture fill the shells.

Let the shells dry completely.  I usually leave them overnight, just to be safe.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Fill the shells with confetti or glitter about 3/4 full.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

Using a funnel or scrap of paper rolled into a cone makes this much easier.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Confetti Filled Easter Eggs

After the shells are full, cover the hole with washi or patterned tape.

Then have fun showering each other in confetti!