I made these for my niece’s Elmo themed birthday party. She is turning 2 years old! They were inexpensive and super easy to make.

I used the following supplies:

*The first 3 are from Etsy, but you can also find the items on Ebay by doing a search for each item.

  1. Shabby Flowers (I ordered them in red, white and black…I like how the black and white ones turned out best!)
  2. Elmo Resins
  3. Alligator Clips
  4. 3/8 inch wide Ribbon to line the alligator clips,  but this is optional
  5. Hot glue gun


I started by hot gluing the Elmo resin to the center of the shabby flower.

Once it was dry I glued the pre-lined alligator clip to the back of it and left it to dry.

If you do decide to line the alligator clip with ribbon, simply cut a 4 and a half inch piece of 3/8 inch wide Ribbon and glue it to the alligator clip starting at the inner side of the top portion of the hair clip. Otherwise, the plain metal alligator clip can be adhered to the back of the flower using a felt circle which you can also purchase via Etsy, Ebay or your local hobby and crafts store.

That is it! Very easy and simple.


Summertime is so much fun as the weather is usually nice and it’s nice to have bright and sunny days! However, the kids can get a bit restless if they aren’t entertained in some way.

Here are 10 ideas to keep the kids busy during summer break!

1. Make some crafts

2. Go the the Park or beach, if you have one nearby. Bring some drinks, snacks or a whole picnic basket!

3. Learn something new by reading books. Perhaps a step by step drawing book or an origami book would be fun.

4. Bake or Cook with them-have them help choose groceries. It’s a wonderful opportunity to teach them about the kitchen.

5. Take lessons such swimming, camp, karate, dance, art or music.

6. Schedule weekly Playdates with friends.

7. Make a Scrapbook

8. Visit a local attraction (amusement park, science center, zoo)

9. Plant some flowers, trees, herbs or vegetables together. It’s never too early to learn how to garden and growing your own food is an amazing experience.

10. Re-decorate their bedroom with them to express some new interests they may have

Have an amazing summer!


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