Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

We all know December means peppermint and candy canes, but how about gumballs for a change?

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

This is a fun new take on the classic candy necklace, with a Christmas-y spin.  They’re perfect for topping gifts, stuffing stockings, or giving out as party favors.  You could even hang them on the tree as a whimsical ornament!

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

To make them, you’ll need:

gumballs {single color bags are available at party stores}

elastic thread

clean embroidery needle

ribbons

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

Thread your needle with the elastic thread and then carefully pierce each gumball, working slowly to string the gumballs like beads.  Work slowly, as the gumballs have a tendency to crack when you’re making the second hole.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

After the bracelets are your desired length, knot the elastic thread and trim any excess.  Then cover the knot with a pretty coordinating ribbon.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins // DIY Gumball Bracelets

Luvkins // Keep your babiekins warm with Little Sun Hat

Babiekins Magazine // Luvkins - Little Sun Hat
We look forward to every winter with our babiekins, especially since we get to bundle them up with cute clothes and winter goodies! One company we are currently obsessed with is Little Sun Hat. Little Sun Hat creates timeless headwear for kids that is modern, warm and oh-so-cute!
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Luvkins // Magna-Tiles

Babiekins Magazine // Luvkins | Magna-Tiles

During a Thanksgiving trip to visit family, I discovered the coolest hands-on toy. My boys took out a box out of my aunt’s “toy cabinet” and I didn’t hear a peep from them for about forty five minutes. They were so into constructing castles and building up little towns, that instead of fighting about what the other brother had they were helping each other out! I knew I had to get my hands on this “magic- make-brothers-get-a-long” toy, and I was so excited to discover more about the colorful shapes. Magna-tiles are innovative magnetic building tiles which help foster children’s creativity! They are often used in preschools and in the classroom because of their unique ability to attract even when the tiles are flipped. Magna-tiles are also a great learning tool because children have to think about placement, utilize fine motor skills and critical thinking and exercise mental math muscles. Magna-tiles have won numerous awards and we believe they are a must-have for every family!

 

Check out Magna-Tiles and what they offer and be sure to tag your Magna-Tiles creations with #magnatiles on instagram!

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