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Jan
4
2016
Jan 4, 2016

thingsthatwedo.com - sprinkles and coloured sugar cookies

Over the holidays, I picked up some sprinkles and coloured sugar to decorate the baked cookies my daughter and I made. There was a bit left over and my big kid asked, “What should I do with it?”

My response, “I don’t know, whatever you want.”

Her response, “Can I put water in the bags?”

I agreed and away she went but what happened next was quite the little instantaneous science experiment. Next thing you know, I hear her yell, “EWWWWWWWWWWWW” because this is what she saw when she filled the bag of sprinkles with water. – Continue Reading

Dec
2
2015
Dec 2, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - crayola fun effects twistables

Rummaging through my big kid’s plethora of art supplies, I come across this pack of Crayola Fun Effects Twistable crayons and a big smile creeps on my face.

Ah, I wish I had crayons like these when I was a kid.

I mean, take a look at them.

thingsthatwedo.com - crayola fun effects twistables

This box of 24 crayons comes with 8 neon, 8 metallic, and 8 rainbow colours. Sure, on some level crayons are just crayons but these are so easy to use. Colour as you please and when the tips get too short to draw what you need, all you have to do is give the base a little twist and you’re ready to go again. I love this box in particular because of all the fun colours especially the rainbow ones. One stroke and you’ve got a bazillion different colours on your page!

Truth be told, I think I like these crayons more than my daughter does. She rarely uses these crayons nowadays. Most of her current illustrations are either in pencil or pencil crayon but that doesn’t change how neat and groovy these Crayola Fun Effects Twistable crayons are.

I should take these crayons to work and use them myself!

thingsthatwedo.com - crayola fun effects twistables

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Nov
28
2015
Nov 28, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - plus plus

Hi, I’m back. Can you guess who I am? Am I Joe? Am I Bob? No! I’m Jenny!! I’m posting about a cool toy called Plus-Plus. They are these interlocking blocks that are the same shape but can make so many different things.

thingsthatwedo.com - plus plus

You can make 3D objects or 2D objects and you can put them together to make things like this cool person like I did.

thingsthatwedo.com - plus plus

When you make 3D things, you just build upwards and they’ll all eventually connect to make something 3D. I’ve made so many structures like a basketball net so I can shoot little balls of paper towel through it, a pirate ship, and even a heart to give to my mom for Mother’s Day. I’ve made a flower garden that just barely stands up.

thingsthatwedo.com - plus plus

I’ve also made an emoji that looks like a blockhead and I’m going to make a Minecraft guy one day.

thingsthatwedo.com - plus plus

I like these Plus-Plus blocks because you can make so many different objects with them. My mom wanted to make a hamburger but she hasn’t figured that out yet. She keeps trying to make it one giant block but I told her she should try making separate pieces to make it easier. She could then stack them together. She likes these blocks because they’re easy to snap together and you can get your shape in a few minutes. It’s not too hard to make 3D objects because you just really have to stack them. I like these because they allow me to be creative. Even though all the pieces are the same size and shape, the objects you make always come out different (unless you want them to be the same).

thingsthatwedo.com - plus plus

Well, that’s it for now folkies but be good and come back and read next time. My mom will be posting another day. Hope you’re getting ready for the holidays. My mom had a little tinsel problem. She kind of got tangled while decorating the tree. You’re probably thinking, “you’ve got the tree, already?!” but that’s another story. Anyway, bye for now!

thingsthatwedo.com pic - kid picJoe.

Ha ha, got you there again.

Bye now, Jenny.

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Nov
25
2015
Nov 25, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com pic - christmas erasers

You see, it doesn’t matter what the season it is, erasers are always a joy to have around! My daughter got these Christmas themed erasers a while ago and they are so adorable. I found a pack of four erasers, two snowmen and two Santa Clauses. Long and wobbly, they do resemble licorice so young kids and parents, beware! They are not candy. They just look like candy especially when they haven’t been used yet!

thingsthatwedo.com pic - christmas erasers

These Christmas erasers happen to be perfectly adequate and effective at ridding the world of pencil oops.

Growing up, I always loved stationary of all sorts but erasers were definitely on my top 10 list of cool ‘must haves’. They came in so many different shapes and styles I just couldn’t resist collecting them! Now that my big kid is in school and busily involved in all sorts of homework, she too has her own collection of stationary goodies. Some erasers are strictly for display and appreciation while others like these Christmas erasers are also in full academic use. Her one stipulation: to use only one side of the Christmas erasers so she can still see Santa and the snowman on the ‘good side’.

I mean really, what’s not to love about erasers?

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Nov
8
2015
Nov 8, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - Lab in a Bag Test Tube Adventures kit by Be Amazing ToysDigging through old pics for ThingsThatWeDo.com, I came across these for this Lab in a Bag Test Tube Adventures kit by Be Amazing Toys. These pics were from 2012 and at that time, I just never got around to writing the review. Part of me was conflicted because I wasn’t quite sure what to write.

On the one hand, I liked the idea of doing simple and seemingly safe science experiments at home with my child. On the other hand, I had my reservations about the experiments despite all the labeling that assured me otherwise. – Continue Reading

Oct
10
2015
Oct 10, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - scribble stuff pencil stackers erasers

When it’s neat, it’s neat. It doesn’t matter how old you are, sometimes, things are just cool.

Take these Scribble Stuff Pencil Stackers Erasers. I was in a store, browsing around and I stumbled across them. I took one look and then I took another look. Then, I looked at the price tag.

Yep, a must buy.

I mean, who doesn’t love stationary? I know I do. I love sticky notes, erasers, new notebooks, pencils, fun pens, you name it. These Scribble Stuff Pencil Stackers Erasers cost me just a bit more than $1 so I purchased 2 packs.

Talk about creativity and fun…with stackable erasers! I’ve never seen such a thing! – Continue Reading

Sep
27
2015
Sep 27, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - npw neon puffy paints

Fabric paint. I remember using it when I was younger and I had so much fun! I had to go on a trip and decided to decorate my back pack with fabric paint. That way, my bag would be unique and wouldn’t get mixed with anyone else that might have a similar looking bag. Yep, I made sure of that.

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve used fabric paint. I jumped for joy during a trip to a local art store when I stumbled across this pack of NPW Neon Puffy Paints. I showed it to my big kid and we both decided it would make for a fun art project. She loves all those bright neon colours and quite frankly so do I!

Months later and here we are with that pack of NPW Neon Puffy Paints. – Continue Reading

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