Saturday, February 6, 2010
I am so excited about these! Anjeanette, Katrina, and I all have boys with Birthdays this month! All of these boys picked Lego Themed Birthdays. Thankfully they each went with a different secondary theme. YAY! We had no clue that the other boys were doing this theme as well. How fun! Normally we talk a lot about the work we are doing on our parties. This time we didn’t. We wanted to come up with our own ideas. So be prepared for some neat Lego Parties in the next month!
Another interesting tidbit is that these boys’ ages range 4 years! I love Legos, and that they are universally cool for all ages!
Those clear plastic squares above are molds that were made from actual Lego pieces using orthodontist tools.
My Son is just going with a straight up theme of Legos! I was thrilled when he came up with this idea. I LOVE these molds and am going to make so many different things with them! (So stay tuned).
In our family, as many of you know, we have to be concerned with special dietary needs of many of the cousins (which makes it kind of nice that not one is singled out for it!). So, one of my goals is always to come up with as many things that are not food related as I can. My goody bags will have no candy in them, so that no one feels left out. Having these molds opens up so many fun options for me (I’m keeping the rest a secret)!
First up, I made Kool Aid Playdough Legos. I used to buy knick knacks from Oriental Trading Company, Dollar Store, etc to fill my goody bags. Now I try to make the things that go into my goody bags (including the goody bags themselves). I am quite aware that once the kids get their hands on their playdough legos, they will no longer be lego shapes. However, that is fine with me. I wanted something that kids would actually want to play with. Making it into the Lego shape just fits well with the theme and will look cute in their goody bags!
I chose to make Kool Aid Playdough because the Kool Aid would automatically color it, and I love that it scents it as well! Plus, it’s always fun to make. Here’s the recipe that I used, but there are a million recipes that I’m sure will work just fine! I’ve heard you can even store this kind of playdough indefinitely. I did keep my Pumpkin Spice Playdough around for the whole month of November and it was still just fine when I finally tossed it.
Kool Aid Playdough
1 C Flour
1/2 C Salt
1 pkg Kool Aid
2 tsp Cream Of Tartar
1 C Water
1 TBL Vegetable Oil
Boil the water and vegetable oil. Stir all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the boiling water and oil. Mix until it forms into a ball. Then, knead the dough by hand. It will be quite hot at first so be careful. Keep the dough in a sealed container like a ziplock baggie. No need to refrigerate.
This is NonToxic! YAY!
I figured I needed to throw in a few posts that were not Valentine’s related, this month! Plus, I am just so excited about my Son’s Birthday that I thought I’d give you guys a preview of some of the things I am hard at work making for his party!
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