Monday, December 14, 2015

Creepy Crawly Bug Party

We had a super fun bug party for my 3 year old. We basically kept it pretty simple with a couple of cute buggy touches. He's only three so we didn't have any kids over but had a great party with family.

Bug Party Banner


I made up a cute buggy banner:
download here. (doesn't include characters.)

Bug Party Gift Tags

Bug Party Gift Tags

Added these cute gift tags and printed off some pretty creepy bugs to go along with it.
you can get the editable gift tags here. Search "bug silhouettes" for great bugs to go with it. i used this one and this one.

Creepy Crawly Party Cake

The Cake was the best however. We had the best dirt cake ever with some creepy crawly bugs added on top.
The delicious dirt cake recipe was courtesy of pinterest and tasted simply divine. You can find that recipe here. I took added crushed vanilla oreos to one of the layers to shake it up and i liked how it turned out.
The bugs came from this great idea here! I ended up tracing different bugs so they aren't exactly the same but still loved the way they turned out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Scripture Study Journal



I recently did a post on scripture study with your toddler. Many of the ideas listed really helped my family study the scriptures better. Recently I found another idea for my growing toddler. As he is growing out of toddler-hood and becoming more of a little boy. He needs to be challenged to keep learning the scriptures. Sometimes moving on to the actual scriptures can seem difficult or scary coming from some of the little books he was reading. 

An example of a question in this book would be:
"the lord will always protect us and give us a "place of refuge." this is a special place where we feel safe. where is a place you feel happy and safe?" (this is used for 2 Nephi 14: 5-6) 

I really love how this book explains the meaning of complicated words and puts it in a language your child will understand.

Scripture Power book for kids is great for making this jump into the "real" scriptures. My boy is 3 1/2 right now so I still need to study with him but this book has questions and thoughts for each of the scriptures. The questions help one to think about and delve more into the scriptures.

Another book for your growing child is My Witness of Jesus Christ. This book is the next age up and is targeted more towards your youth.

This is written more in journal format and again is wonderfully targeted at youth. It provides a means for them to think deeper about each scripture. 
For example it invites you to ponder the following when reading Jacob 7:
"in verse 5 Jacob says, "I could not be shaken" How do you think Jacob go to a place where his testimony was unshakable? How is your testimony? What can you do to strengthen it. 

Honestly I believe this type of study can not only benefit our youth but adults too. These two book are great resources for studying the scriptures.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2016 Primary Theme Pack


2016 Primary Binder Theme

It's that time of year when we are all preparing for the new year. I am super excited about the primary's new theme

I know the Scriptures are true.

This year we are bringing back the free editable theme pack again.
To edit you will need adobe reader. Just open the file up in adobe reader and click where you would like to edit and type over what I have if you need. 

This Free Editable 2016 Primary Theme Pack includes


1 Yearly Theme Poster 8x10 and 11x14
 
2016 Primary Theme Posters
12 Monthly Theme Posters 8x10 and 11x14
   

2016 primary binder covers
Editable class and presidency binder cover with Presidency contact info
2016 editable primary binder covers
Editable back binder cover with Sunday and lesson schedule

         

1 inch and 1.5 inch Editable Spine inserts

2016 primary door signs
Editable Door signs or leave the names blank to put in sheet protector with dry erase markers
2016 primary assignment bands
Matching assignment cards/ wristbands
Download Links:
UPDATE: I have had people tell me they are having trouble seeing the themes on the first page of the binder covers. I have gone back and bolded those to make it easier to see. To download the new (and improved copy click here:

FAQ

How do I download the file?

Some people have been having trouble downloading the file from box.com. If so I've attached the files on google drive as well. Access below.

If you still cannot download the file feel free to email me at: onewillisfamily@gmail.com and I will send the attachments in reply.

How do I Edit The Text?

Not all of the text in these designs is editable. Open the document in adobe reader. You may need to download this free program here: (https://get.adobe.com/reader/). If you see a blue box over the text you should be able to edit it. The document must be downloaded onto your computer and you need to use adobe reader to be able to edit it. It will not work if you open the file in the web browser. 

Can I alter your designs?

If you would like an alteration to the design such as you may contact me through my etsy shop.

Can you add something else to the bundle?

If you would like any other matching primary printables please contact me through my etsy shop and I would be happy to make something to go along with this for a small fee.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your free primary binder covers.

UPDATE: BILLBOARD DECORATIONS ARE UP
Get your super cheap billboard helps ($4) HERE
This little bundle includes a lot of extras for primary this year.
11x17 Sheets of Yearly Theme, Editable Color Sheets, Matching Border printables, Circle Yearly Scripture, Circle Articles of Faith, Editable Banner, Plus matching bookmarks for the theme.
Purchase here










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2016 Primary Theme bundle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DIY Number Pinata

DIY Number Pinata
 We did a bug birthday for my sons 3rd birthday and decided to do a number pinata to go with it. After posting this I printed out some bugs and scattered them around. but you could decorate them with anything or leave it plain jane. It takes a little work to make a DIY number pinata but is faster than one might think and pretty inexpensive.

Step 1: Gather Supplies: 

You will need 2 sheets of poster board (depending on the size of your project), tape, glue, newspaper, flour and water, tissue paper or crepe paper. (I used streamers)

Step 2: Draw it out.

Draw the shape of your number or letter or find a font that you love print it out and trace it onto a posterboard. cut out the two shapes of the number and the sides, I did 3 inch strips.

Step 3: Tape it all together. 

Start by taping the sides to the back then attach the string. Then tape the front on.

Step 4: Time to Paper mache your DIY number pinata. 

Mix equal parts flour and water. 1 cup water, 1 cup flour. Rip up newspaper into small strips. dip into flour mixture and place on number. Continue until covered. Let dry. (about a day) repeat 2-3 times.  When finished you can sand out your number if painting or continue to step 5.

Step 5: Decorate.

either paint your number (the quick way) or add the frills. Cut the tissue or crepe paper into thin strips. I folded mine and then cut long ways a couple creating a fringe. Using elmers glue I drew scallops onto the number and then placed the fringe on the scallops. You can do any pattern. (This is the part that takes the longest so put on a show or something and get gluing.

Step 6: FILL it.

Fill with candy...or bugs...or just display your awesome DIY Number pinata.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BYU Blue Printable Party Package

Guess What! We're headed to BYU this fall. Crazy to be going back to school after two years off but we are excited. We'll be back in utah and near our families. Yay.

so in celebration of this of course I put together a BYU blue themed party package.

If you want this pack visit my store by clicking here.
Get 20% off this package by using coupon code: "Cougars20"




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March madness decorations 2015



This year for March madness we did a large size bracket. to keep track of the wins. 
We used 4 poster boards and drew the bracket on. printed off some march madness logos, got streamers and balloons. :)

The fun part was the march madness team logos. we printed each logo off for this years team. for pdf file of all 2015 march madness team logos go here. You should be able to print in different sizes by choosing "multiple" in the print menu. and then in custom choose how many per page.  We did 7 high, 3 wide per page. we laminated them and taped them to their spot. we also used this for our two year old. We show him the two teams and he picks the one he likes more and we record his picks. :)

We also have some sweet invites here. They are editable in adobe reader. Click here to purchase.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Great to be 8 Printables, DIY


 We have just added a great to be 8 package. It includes cupcake toppers, diy editable banner, scripture bookmark. (editable scripture), editable great to be 8 sign and invitation. It's fun and colorful and is ctr themed.

Buy this package here
Great to be 8 printable invitation


lds baptism preview printable sign

Great to be 8 printable decoration cupcake toppers

CTR printable banner

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