fairy princess kit

We’re always thrilled to be crafting with Scotch® Duct Tape and we’re back with them today using their new designs for Summer! We really stretched the limits today and created a DIY for the dress-up loving princesses in your life. And even better for you moms, you can wear them around all day Mother’s Day to assume your rightful position as Queen for the day!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Duct Tape Princess Kit

  • Cardboard scraps
  • A 1/2 inch diamater wooden dowel rod
  • Scotch® Duct Tape rolls in Purple Paisley, Metallic Cheetah and Neon Green.

First up, the crown:

Cut out two pieces of rectangular cardboard, taking zig zag notches out of the tops of both. Lay side by side, notches pointing in the same direction. Then cover both sides with the Metallic Cheetah tape, using tape to connect the two pieces. Once it’s covered and combined, go through each rib of the cardboard and bend to create the rounded shape.

Duct Tape Crown DIY

Now for the wings! Cut out two identical tear drop shaped wings and cover with tape. Connect the two wings with two pieces of duct tape stuck together. The best part about this duct tape is it’s strong as can be so you can tape down rubber bands, or ribbons to tie around their arms to keep the wings in place.

Duct Tape Fairy Wings DIY

 

 

For the wand all you need to do is tape the dowel up and down with the Purple paisley. Then attach the dowel to the a star shaped piece of cardboard. Tape the star with the neon yellow simultaneously attaching the dowel to the star.

Duct Tape Fairy Princess Kit

Now you’re all set!

Duct Tape Fairy Princess Kit

Follow along with some seriously amazing projects on the Scotch® Duct Tape Pinterest Boards and Scotch® Duct Tape Twitter for when they update on new projects and products!

We are proud to be a 3M- sponsored blog, and, as part of our responsibilities, we get the opportunity to evaluate new products from Scotch® Duct Tape. Opinions are our own and additional product used in the project were selected by Small Fry.

handprint flower

We’ve got a few more Mother’s Day gift ideas up our sleeve before the big day this weekend, and this one is a classic: the handprint flower! We love fresh flowers, but these will last a lot longer and will always be a reminder of your kids each year. Make a whole bouquet for a print or card and you’ve got yourself a beautiful, thoughtful and easy gift.

Handprint Flower - Mother's Day

No surprise here, but kids love to make these prints! First, cover their little hands with paint:

Handprint Flower - Mother's Day

Create the flower by spreading out each finger:

Handprint Flower - Mother's Day

Clean hands and add stems:

 

Handprint Flower - Mother's DayAnd leaves:

Handprint Flower - Mother's Day

Let it dry:

 

Handprint Flower - Mother's Day

 

And hang it up!

Handprint Flower - Mother's Day

 

Update: for those who asked about where to find the toys on the shelves, we included links after the jump! Read more

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Oh mothers, do we have a doozy for you today! We’ve teamed up with the ultra stylish mom and kid fashion blog Lunchpails & Lipstick to bring one lucky winner all of this amazing loot. It is valued at over $2000 and filled with all our favorite things.

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1. A Blendtec Blender! Making mornings a breeze with a million ways to make a smoothie, juice, soup and so much more. $320

2. These Floral Knock-Out Skully Candy headphones are killing us, they’re so amazing and finally someone has made some headphones that girls love! $100

3. Now that you’ll have all these new things to carry around, how about a giant carry-all beach bag from Hayden Reis? Stripes forever$144

4 You’ve heard us (and everyone you know) rave about the Clairisonic Mia. Spa Trouve is hooking you up so can see what all the hype is about. $120

5. Sonnet James makes play dresses for women! The kind you never want to take off, the kind that unrumple out of the clean clothes bin and look great no matter what. $98

6. Hobo has made the most beautful leather wallets for as long as we can remember, and we  each have a pretty heft collection, but this Lauren wallet in Rose Garden is making us feel like we might need one more. $128

7. Albion Fit is gifting $100 to this year’s winner to buy whatever you need. Whether it’s fitness apparel a swim suit for you or your little gal, they’ve got you covered! $100

8. A sweet everyday necklace that looks anything but ordinary by StellaBella Boutique! $20

9. Yosi Samra’s flats are so great for the woman on the go. They fold up nice and small so you can keep them in your bag for when you need to switch out your heels for something more practical. They look great and give you that added polish to even the most basic outfits. $130

10. Whether you have the space for a garden, or barely enough room for all your shoes, everyone can use these darling little micro green growing kits from Uncommon Goods! $50

11. Every mom needs something that can hold her thoughts, her plans, her schedule, and her needs. This planner from Personal-Planner.com makes it all custom depending on how many kids you have, their ages, your interests (fitness, shopping etc.) and so much more. $30

12. House dresses are the most underrated article of clothing. Flowing, roomy, yet still flattering, this house dress can go anywhere! Via Henry Mack$85

13. You can usually spot a mother a mile away, with kind and tired eyes, but stretch marks? We can do without those! This unbelievable cream from VitaMedMD works miracles! $135

14. A Cricut Explore! The Explore has changed the way we craft and create and helped us make holidays and special occasions even more special without a lot of effort. $300

Ready to enter? Also if you’re looking for the code word for the extra 5+ entries on this giveaway, it’s after the jump!
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Mother’s Day Film

We unearthed this little gem just in time for Mother’s Day next week, it still brings us to tears and makes us laugh! We hope you all still love it, too!

Video by Jenner Brown for Small Fry! Catch the similar video we made for Valentine’s Day while you’re at it.

Summer Essential Oils

Happy Saturday, everyone! One of our top posts ever is regarding our use of Essential Oils and the below graphic about how to combine essential oils to help with any of your Summertime health issues! Lately we’ve been getting loads of questions regarding that post, so we wanted to update with a new post so those of you using a RSS reader wouldn’t miss it. So here are some frequently asked questions for anyone those who have asked!Essential Oil Recipes

We all use DoTerra brand Essential Oils because they are the purest we’ve found. Meaning they aren’t diluted with alcohol and other additives, and they are super safe – most can even be ingested. As mothers, when our kids aren’t feeling well, when they are acting out or in ways not normal to their nature, its easy to get frustrated and feel helpless. Using oils has been such an awesome addition to our arsenal. An additional way to help them, to give us peace of mind, to be able to have another option to try when waiting for results feels like torture!

Here’s how we use the oils:
Guard blend and/or Oregano – for the immune system
Melalueca – for healing cuts and burns
Frankincense – for anti-inflammatory, digestion, and overall health
Lemon – for cleansing and cleaning.
Breathe Blend – for congestion and cough
Peppermint – for nausea and fevers
DigestZen blend – for constipation and flu
For hyperactivity, tantrums, other behavioral troubles – InTune blend, Balance blend, Serenity blend and Lavender.
For in a rut days, or depression: Balance, Serenity, Elevation, Citrus Bliss, Frankincense, and their Lifelong Vitality vitamin supplements. If you saw Jenna’s post yesterday you saw her dramatic hair growth and thickening in the last two years. She attributes that solely to the vitamins.
There are three ways to use the oils: aromatically (with a diffuser, or just by smelling) topically (usually massaged with fractionated coconut oil right onto the skin) and internally (drops on the tongue, capsules, etc. Internal ingestion is exclusive to brands like DoTerra because of it’s pure form.) You can buy them here either as a preferred member (like a Costco or Sam’s Club membership where you get better deals and discounts) or you can buy them standalone for retail. Oils go a long way when combined with coconut oil and last for a long time depending on how you use them! Sign up for preferred membership right here!
As always, if you have any questions about this topic, email us! We are passionate about oils because they have worked for us over and over again (and have been used since ancient times in the same ways listed above) and give us added confidence and knowledge as mothers.
Email: hello at smallfryblog dot com