Monday, January 23, 2017
Up, up, and away with Mini Boden // DIY Cape
It's no secret that Sloan and Phayre are quite the girly girls. It's all tutus and princesses over here. Every once in awhile, it's important to mix things up and do something a little different with the girls though. I like to expose them to different activities and interests so that they can decide what they like.
Yesterday we made superhero capes and the girls absolutely loved it! It was pretty far out of the princess realm that we usually stick to and really so meaningful. The capes were totally free to make and so easy. I cut them out while the girls were eating a snack and then the got right to decorating. Sloan and I talked about how powerful girls are and how important it is to help others stay safe. We talked about nice ways to help others and how that makes other people feel. The activity was fun and easy and ended up being much more meaningful than I even thought it would be. Sloan and I had such a great conversation and she's actually brought it up and few times since we made the capes!
When it comes to art projects, easy and free are always my top priorities (it's the former teacher in me!). I grabbed an old pillow case (it was actually a king size pillow case, but any size will work), drew the outline of the cape, and cut it out. I didn't cut the capes out perfectly, but that's the beauty in kids art- it doesn't have to be perfect (or even pretty!). The girls went to town painting their capes (with washable paint!) and then Sloan talked me into letting her add glitter to hers (so messy!) and P ended up painting herself! It was a perfect gloomy and rainy day activity, followed by a sink bath! Once the capes were dry, the girls put them on and immediately began flying around the house! So easy and so free!
Mini Boden actually just released the cutest spring line inspired by heroes and rescue and that's what inspired me to do something a little different with the girls! I love this line because it promotes heroes and rescue to boys AND girls! The clothing is so darling (and soft and well made because it's Mini Boden!!). I especially love this superhero tee for girls and this coastal rescue sweatshirt for boys!
I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to give one of you a $500 Mini Boden gift card!!! See below to enter! And be sure to visit their sites for more cute styles and heroic fun. The Chirping Moms have a DIY cardboard rescue boat & super hero accessories. To go along with the accessories Lay Baby Lay has DIY super hero capes. Hello Happiness visited local heroes to say thank you and I Love You More Than Carrots has a yummy rescue themed snack & hero masks. Seven Graces is sharing why her kids are her heroes. For great spring style inspiration, visit Style Smaller, Jordan & Co, Fancy Ashley and Walking in Memphis in Heels. #minibodentotherescue
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