St Patrick’s Day Printable: Origami ‘Cootie Catcher’

St Patrick's Day Printable: Origami Fortune Teller (Cootie Catcher)
Originally published 3/15/2013 – Republished 3/15/2016 My FedEx Out of Office blog post is up for March, and I almost forgot to share it with you guys before St. Patrick’s Day!   This is a fun printable (with Dot artwork, naturally!) that your kids can fold up and have fun sharing with their friends. You remember these from grade school, right?  You would make them out of a piece of notebook paper, then play with them telling fortunes until they were confiscated by a mean teacher!  We always just called them fortune tellers, but according to the internet, they are also known as Cootie Catchers.… [ KEEP READING ]

April Fools Food!

April Fools Food!
Dinner on April Fools Day (can you believe it’s almost April 1st?) calls for making something unusual, right?  Maybe a bit tricksy.   Here are a few ideas, both sweet and savory, with an April Fool’s Day twist. Nothing is what it seems…
Top: Sushi? – I made this last year for an April Fool party, and again at halloween (instructions)
Middle: A cupcake?
Eggs and Toast?
Bottom: Veggies and Fish Sticks?
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup? Here are a few more ideas:

Easter Idea Roundup

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs
Cake Eggs!
Roundup: Easter Sweets
 
Easter Egg Coloring Ideas
Make your Own Peeps!
The Chicken Egg Family
Fabric Easter Basket Tutorial
Chocolate Filled Eggshells from not martha
More great egg ideas at Wisdom of the Moon
 
Click on the photo above for Cool Easter ideas from the past–
And here are some more resources:

Another Halloween Creepy Decor Tutorial & Printables: Ghost Portraits

For my guest post on Fed Ex’s Out of Office blog this month, I originally was going to do yesterday’s Creepy Portrait tutorial.  But, apparently that was a little tooooo creepy for them, so I did another idea:  Creepy Ghost Photos. It’s a little simpler too, if you’re just starting with your photoshop skills, it’s a great one to start with.  The principle is the same, take old vintage photos and in this case, combine two to make one creepy photo which contains a ghost! Head over to Fed Ex Office blog to see all the details on how to make them yourself, or if you don’t have time or inclination to make them yourself, you can download the sample printable photos!… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Decor: How to make Super Creepy Photos (Photoshop Tutorial & Printables)

turn vintage photos into creepy halloween wall art dabbled.org
Update: Related technique and more downloads: Ghost Portraits! Did you know Great Aunt Gertrude was a zombie?  Or Ancient Uncle Elrod was a tad undead?  Unfortunately for my Halloween décor, I don’t really have ghouls in the family.  But we can fake it with a little photo manipulation. These creepy portraits will look great hung on a wall, or in small frames on your serving table, at any scary Halloween party.  You can either design your own, using the instructions provided here, or you can download the set provided here.  Then just have them printed in whatever size to fit your frames, at your local print shop on on your home computer.… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween: Mary Poppins Kids Costume !

Have you started thinking about Halloween yet?  It’s only a month and a half away you know, and time to start planning costumes! This fun costume comes to us from the wonderful illustrator, and all around nice guy, Eric Barclay.  Check out his daughter as Mary Poppins!  With a scarf knitted by her aunt.  Wonderfully recognizable and easy to pull off with a few props, I think! This would also be a great costume if your child’s school does “dress up as book characters day” on Halloween. Thanks to Eric for letting me share this here! What about you? Have you started Halloween costume planning this year yet?… [ KEEP READING ]