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Get your Duck Tape® Back-to-School supplies at Walmart + Craft Idea!

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Pencils, paper, folders, and binders are just a few of the school supplies that are on your kids back to school supply shopping list, right?  While you’re picking up the kids back to school supplies, don’t forget to buy Duck Tape at Walmart too!  I know, I know.  You’re thinking, did she really say Duck Tape®?  Yep! My kids think Duck Tape is the best thing ever for fixing things around the house, hanging things up when we go camping, and for projects for back to school items that they want to make.

There are lots of reasons that you might need to buy Duck Tape at Walmart when you are doing your back to school shopping.

Like this one:

Have your kids cover their school books with Duck Tape® instead of a boring paper bag!

Duck Tape book coverPhoto courtesy of Wikihow.com

Walmart has a huge assortment of Duck Tape® for back to school.

Polka dots, camo, and standard colors too. You will find Duck Tape® products in the paint department and the craft department and your local Walmart.

There are so many fun back to school projects that you can create with your kids using Duck Tape®.. run out and get some Duck Tape® today and see what your kids come up with. I bet they’ll be occupied for hours!

Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Make a pencil cup holder for a cute teacher’s gift
  • Make a custom name plate for your child’s desk
  • Make a colorful bookmark
  • Make a school supply case to hold your child’s crayons and colored pencils
  • Feeling really crafty? Make a book bag!

Duck Tape® is a creative and inexpensive tool for teachers, parents and students. ​The possibilities are endless on what you can create, embellish and decorate with Duck Tape®!

Don’t forget to buy Duck Tape at Walmart the next time you are shopping for back to school items.

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St. Patrick’s Day History for Kids and Printable Coloring Pages & Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for both children and adults. It is one of my husband’s favorite holidays.

To understand what is special about this holiday kids should learn about the man it was named after. When Patrick was 16 years old he was captured by Irish raiders and sold into slavery. During his time in slavery his faith in God became strong. After 6 years he escaped and returned to his family. Patrick became a priest and was later sent to Ireland. Patrick wasn’t always treated well in Ireland and endured many hardships. He still managed to win many converts to Christianity and established several schools, churches, and monasteries.

The color originally associated with St. Patrick’s Day was blue. The knights of the Order of St. Patrick wore blue. Some legends say that the color representing St. Patrick was changed to green because it represented Ireland’s independence.

There are many legends surrounding St. Patrick. He supposedly drove away all the snakes that were in Ireland and he reportedly used a three leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. He was born in Britain in the fourth century and is usually given credit for bringing the written word to Ireland.
Legend says he died on March 17, in the 5th century. This day celebrates Christianity coming to Ireland. Children traditionally wear green, orange, and white badges to celebrate. Today kids try to pinch each other if they don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Many people eat corned beef and cabbage on this day in the United States. However, pork is a more popular dish among the Irish.

St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in Boston in 1737. Although St. Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, it is a public holiday in Ireland.

Help your kids get excited about St. Patrick’s Day by decorating the house, wearing green clothes, making St. Patrick’s Day crafts, printable coloring pages, and printable St. Patrick’s Day activities.

St. Patrick's Day coloring pages, cookies, crafts, and activities for kids

Here are a few fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, coloring pages and activites:

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages, Crafts, and Activities

Halloween is right around the corner and my youngest is coloring, cutting, painting, and drawing all things Halloween.  Even her Barbie dolls are celebrating Halloween with orange eye shadow.

Not only are these great ways to get your kids excited about Halloween, but printable crafts and coloring pages are fabulous for keeping the kids entertained for a few minutes while you empty the dishwasher or fold laundry.

Go ahead and check these printable Halloween crafts out.  If you need more craft ideas or Halloween coloring pages, go to Google and search Halloween coloring pages or Halloween craft ideas.

free Halloween coloring pages and printables


1 Halloween Activity Pack – Get coloring, sorting, and matching with Nick Jr. this Halloween!

2 – Crow in a Cage and Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Stencils on Better Homes and Gardens

3 – Disney Halloween Countdown Calendar

4Personalized Halloween coloring pages from Frecklebox

5Printable Halloween themed chore or reading chart from Kid Pointz

Do you have a favorite Halloween printable craft or coloring page website?
Please share with us in the comments below.

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I know as parents, we are always doing some sort of craft, but what craft or hobby do you enjoy that you do by yourself?

I enjoy knitting and recently started doing Martha Stewart’s glitter by number kits.. which I can’t seem to find online anymore.  Bummer.

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Musicolor – kids color, play, and listen to their own music art!

Musicolor is such a cool concept.  Both of my kids (10 and 3) love Musicolor and as you know if you have two kids of very different ages, they don’t often like the same toy or game.  Madelyn enjoys the blank ‘Create-a-song’ music cards while Sebastian enjoys coloring, playing, and listening to the detailed cards (pre-printed song discs) that are color-by-number. 

So what exactly is Musicolor and what does it do?
Musicolor is a display of innovative technology mixed with a classic coloring activity. The music player unit is modeled after the classic record player (which my kids have never seen!), the technology, however, is anything but classic.
The Musicolor music player consists of a rotating base and an arm for reading the music discs, much the same as a DVD player reads a DVD. The arm scans over the colored areas of the music disc rotating on the music player, reads the color and translates it to sound. Kids can choose to play their music to the sound of a piano, violin or trumpet.
Using the pre-printed coloring discs, simply color in the spaces according to the letter printed in the area, when you are done, the disc will play the song for the scene you have just colored! If you really want to be creative, use the
blank song discs and create your own songs from scratch!

Kids receive the fun and reward of coloring a picture, which is magically transformed into music! A combination of art and music that any child can proudly share with their parents, family and friends!  Three Blind Mice, Hickory Dickory Dock, and London Bridge are just a few songs included in the Musicolor set.

Delta Creative offers kids other great products to bring out their creative side including their rainbow paint set (Madelyn’s playing with hers in the photo to the right) which includes 12 washable tempura paints, 3 paint brushes and a paint tray.  Delta Creative has a selection of Nickelodeon products including the Dora and Sponge Bob stamp sets great for kids 4 and older.

Delta Creative products can be purchased at Michael’s, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, and other art and craft stores. 

Learn more about these and other Delta Creative products here at Delta Creative’s website.

Musicolor commercial:

Madelyn playing with her Delta Creative stamp set