Monday, September 30, 2013

Krly Kids and Noodle & Boo

I recently got a fun package in the mail with some products (for kids) for me to try and tell you about and what I think!

First up: Krly Kids Pump and Go Spray Gel (by Ouidad).  Here's what Ouidad has to say about their Krly Kids Products:
Make Bath Time Fuss, Tear and Tangle Free

Say goodbye to tears and tangles with Ouidad's exclusive line of products created to gently cleanse, condition and style children’s curly hair.  The KRLY Kids line is extremely gentle, moisturizing and easy to use, making bath time fun again for kids of all ages.   

No Time for Tears Shampoo
  • A gentle formula designed to cleanse curly hair without the tears
  • Proteins and amino acids create luxurious curls
  • $14.00, 8.5 oz

No More Knots 2 in 1 Conditioner
  • This 2 in 1 detangling rinse and leave in conditioner helps prevent split ends and doubles as a leave in moisture treatment
  • Leaves a great slip in curls so a comb will glide right through
  • $15.00, 8.5 oz 

Pump n’ Go Styling Spray Gel
  • Easy spray on application is perfect for quick styling on the go.
  • Special wheat proteins define curls and protect against humidity with a soft hold
  • $16.00, 8.5 oz

My thoughts: I received the Krly Kids Pump and Go Spray Gel to try in my daughters hair and I liked it a lot for her hair!  Now let me tell you why I liked it so much! My daughter is mixed race and has naturally curly hair - I love her curls and I love when they look soft and natural without the frizz - I am not a fan of hair gel that makes your hair look and feel like shiny plastic.  Now look at this pic (below):

Krly Kids Pump and Go Spray Gel did just what I wanted - defined the curls without frizz or making them hard and plastic like ... LOVE this product!

Now for the Noodle & Boo products: I was sent the Wholesome Hand Lotion, Reed Diffuser and Room Spray - all from Noodle & Boo

My Thoughts: Don't you love the smell of babies?  Oh, I do!  All three products smell just like baby - a nice clean baby - almost baby powder like.  I love to have them in my nursery -- I've even had one friend comment on the nice baby smell of my daughters room. 
Wholesome Hand lotion: Nice and light - not too heavy and greasy.
Reed Diffuser: Darling bottle, nice smell (like baby).
Room Spray: This is so nice to have on hand when changing baby's not-so-nice-smelling diapers ... and the aftermath. LOL.  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Made Co.

Do you have a child with a creative mind?  Do they have a great imagination and like to create things?  Then I've got the place for you -- a place to get your child's ideas made!  Made Co.  I even got to experience the site with my nieces and nephews (see my experience below). 

[The following is info from Made Co.]
Earlier in March, Honey Maid created an online initiative – Made Co. – to help kids get their ideas made. Made Co. is a unique new online contest series in which kids ages 6-12 can win opportunities to have their ideas brought to life with the help of industry experts.  The site was developed to inspire kids to learn and create under the guidance of real world professionals in their chosen fields. Lately there’s been a trend of kids being more interested in consuming content than in making it; Made Co. is a direct response to that. 
Through Made Co., Honey Maid will partner with several experts from a variety of industries including clothing designers, game and toy makers, among others. Along with Honey Maid, the industry experts will review idea submissions and select one grand prize winning idea per project to be professionally created, with the help of the winning applicant.  

Pretty cool - right?  Made Co. sent me a gift certificate to Target to buy art supplies to help get the creative juices flowing in the children in my life - my nieces and nephews!  

Then, their mom will help them submit their ideas through Made Co. online!  My niece has created a series of Comic Books that she would like to submit!
Copywrite: All drawings/art shown in the above pic are belong to Hannah (pictured above).
Copywrite: All drawings/art shown in the above pic are belong to Hannah (pictured above).
When they do enter the contest it's pretty easy to navigate the site and submit ideas!  When you go to Made Co. you can select 'Enter Your Ideas' or 'All Projects' to be taken to the project page to see what current projects (example: recipe, video game character, dog toy contest) can be submitted and how many days are left to submit an idea.  Once you select an idea you can then see what is expected in the challenge, tips on what to do, what the winner of the contest will receive, and easy ways to submit your ideas (upload a pic, or draw your own on the site, etc.).  I found it very user friendly and easy to use!

Get creative and start helping your kids submit their ideas!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Building Houses

This week in preschool we are learning all about "The Three Little Pigs".  In talking about their houses, we tried making our own houses with marshmallows and toothpicks!  The kids even tried blowing down the houses down, like the Big Bad Wolf!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dinosaur Fossils

We made our own fossils, and you can too!  They're so easy!

All it took was a batch of home-made playdough (no food coloring added or needed).  Each student got their own bit of playdough to play with and push small play dinosaurs into, when they were finished they did one final press of a dinosaur into their playdough then we cut around it and left it out to dry.  They loved taking home thier own 'fossil'.

My playdough recipe:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tbsp cream of tartar
2 cups boiling water
2 tbsp veg oil

Put 2 cups of water in a container in the microwave and heat until boiling.  In the meantime, mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl.  Once the water is boiling, pour in to the flour mixture along with the veg oil.  Stir until incorporated and then finish incorporating all ingredients with hands.

Dino Excavation

I was trying to think of 'different' fun things to do with Dinosaurs in preschool and thought it would be a fun sensory experience to excavate dinosaurs from ice.

Each student got a small frozen dinosaur, they would then put on safety goggles and with the help of a teacher they hammered the ice until it would crack/break, then they would run it under luke warm water until the ice came off -- and for all of their hard work, they got to keep their dinosaur!  The kids LOVED the activity!