Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer Fun Craft: Marshmallow Shooter

This week's craft is a fun little contraption that is really easy and inexpensive to make. You will have hours of fun shooting pom poms or marshmallows in the air!

Supplies Needed:
9 oz plastic cups
12' balloons
pom poms or mini marshmallows
scissors 






Directions:
Step 1: Cut off the bottom third part of your plastic cup. If your cups are thin or flimsy, you can double your cups. Recycled yogurt cups also work well! 


Step 2: Tie a knot at the end of your balloon and cut off about 1/2" from the other end.


Step 3: Now stretch the balloon over the lip of the cup.

Your shooter is ready!

Now you are ready to launch your pom poms or mini marshmallows in the air!



Just put your pom pom or marshmallow inside the cup on the knotted center, then aim the cup away from you, pull back on the outer knot and launch away!




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

American Girl's 2018 "Girl of the Year" Is an Aspiring NASA Astronaut

 Meet Luciana Vega!
 
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American Girl has just announced its 2018 "Girl of the Year" and she has some pretty inspiring ambitions. At just 11 years old, Luciana Vega dreams of being the first person on Mars.
 
 
 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Julie's Groovy Paper Spinner


This Spinner Craft is fun and simple to make. You probably already have most of the materials.
Make and Takes has step-by-step instructions!
Have fun making your very own Spinner! 


Monday, July 31, 2017

Vacation Time for You and Your Doll!


Summer time is a great time to go on vacation. Your American Girl doll will love being pampered at this Grand Hotel!

This doll-sized hotel offers two-sided play, and it folds up for easy storage. Comes with all the things you'd find in a real hotel room: ice bucket, mini fridge, hair dryer, and lots more! Featuring more than 50 pieces, this set includes:
  • A wooden hotel-room scene with windows, a vanity, and a working lamp on one side, and a luxurious hotel-lobby scene on the other
  • A bed with a mattress, comforter, bolster pillow, two ruffled pillows, and a throw pillow with the American Girl logo
  • A table and pretend phone
  • A pretend crystal vase that holds a bouquet of pretend daisies
  • A movable dresser that transforms into a lobby check-in desk
  • A "do not disturb" sign
  • Two pink towels with star embroidery
  • A pretend hairdryer that fits into a holder on the vanity
  • Reversible posters and window inserts
  • A cushioned bench
  • A welcome basket with pretend chocolates
  • A toiletry box with faux soap, shampoo, cotton swabs, and a nail file
  • An ice bucket and tongs, a water glass, and two pretend bottles of water
  • A guest directory folder, a note pad and pen, and a service bell
  • Batteries included.


Other Accessories for Your Doll's Vacation:






    Upon arrival at the hotel, an adorable furry bellhop with a fancy cart is ready to assist guests to their room. The cart features easy-rolling wheels, a hanging bar that swivels, an American Girl shopping bag, a garment bag, and helpful Coconut wearing a charming red hat and jacket.




    One of the best things about staying at a hotel is ordering room service, and this set has everything a hungry hotel guest will need for breakfast! It includes:
    • A golden tray with hinged legs that fold up and a cloth to line the tray
    • Mini pretend salt-and-pepper shakers
    • A two-sided room service menu card
    • A vase with two fabric flowers
    • A chrome platter and lid to hold the pretend food: a cinnamon roll, a clump of mixed berries and fruit, and bacon
    • A pretend glass of orange juice
    • A plate, a metal fork and knife, and a napkin




    After packing her favorite outfits, she's ready to roll! Her suitcase features easy-rolling wheels, clasp closures, and an extendable handle. A luggage tag allows her to make it personal with a pretty gold-foil sticker. Her two-strap tote bag can carry more travel essentials.


    When adventure calls, she'll be ready! This set includes basic necessities that every traveler needs before embarking for their next exciting destination:
    • A plush travel pillow to support her neck for a nap
    • A mini American Girl magazine
    • A pretend camera with a reversible neckstrap
    • A pretend passport, plane ticket, and train ticket
    • A pretend banana
    • Doll-sized sunglasses
    • A travel case with a zip closure












    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Finger Puppet Pipe Cleaners!

    Puppet Show Time!

    These pipe cleaner puppets are super easy and fun to make! In less than 10 minutes you can have enough finger puppets to put on an amazing show!
    Visit One Little Project at a Time to learn how to make these!


    Monday, July 24, 2017

    This is the Last Week for Our Summer Price Reduction!

    All summer long, our prices at our TpT store have been drastically reduced. Many of you have taken advantage of these low costs. If you haven't, it's not too late! Our prices will return to their full price on August 1st!

    Click here to visit our store.

    Our 10 American Girl Book Club Products:



    New Product: Tenney's Journal Kit Just for You!

    If you love writing, art, music, or all three, you will adore this Tenney-inspired set.

    It includes:
    • A keepsake box with colorful artwork, a magnetic closure, and an inspirational message inside the lid
    • A colorful journal that matches Tenney's journal
    • Two pretty floral pencils with Tenney's name
    • Two tambourine-shaped erasers
    • 10 music-inspired postcards
    • 10 doll-sized posters with different pre-printed backgrounds; they fit inside the frames included in Tenney's Stage & Dressing Room (sold separately)
    • 3 sheets of Tenney-inspired stickers; they can be used to decorate the posters and journal
    • A stationery pad with a floral design and 10 matching envelopes
    • A stamping kit, including a special roller stamp set with interchangeable drums, three Tenney-themed stampers, and three custom-color ink pads

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    How to Make a Rock Caterpillar


    If you love gardening with your American Girl doll, then you will definitely need to make a Rock Caterpillar!

    If you want to create a Rock Caterpillar for your garden visit Nellie Belle for details and directions!



    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Fashion Alert: Tenney's Accessories Made Just for You!




    You can match Tenney's Nashville flair while keeping the sun out of your eyes!
    This cute and comfy burgundy hat is trimmed with a braided faux-leather band. Materials are wool with polyurethane trim. Sizes XS-S/M-L


    You can channel Tenney's musical spirit with this sweet woven bracelet that matches hers. It has three attached slide charms, including a star, silver musical notes, and a rhinestone bar.




    You will hit the right notes with this cute necklace that matches Tenney's. The cord holds two charms — a guitar pick with "Sing Your Story" engraved on both sides, and a music note in a pretty rose gold color.





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