nanoblocks Microsized Building Blocks Shark and Tower Bridge Review #CoriReviews

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Created by the same company that brought you the Etch-A-Sketch, Nanoblock is a micro-sized building block system. It’s smallest piece is just a mere 4mmX4mmX5mm. Challenge your kids big with tiny little building blocks! Nanoblock offers a huge selection of different sets in different sizes, each designed for children age 8 and above. They have something for everyone, even Hello Kitty (which are adorable)!

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We were given a Shark and the Tower Bridge to check out. Each design has a level from 1 to 5 for difficulty. Both of these were a 3. The instructions are pretty easy to follow and have a good flow. I did have to help my girls put these together, but that was fine with me. I enjoyed some quiet time with them while doing something that gave them a challenge to focus on.  They look like other plastic building bricks but they are much smaller. The recommend age is 8+.  My girls (8 and 10) both needed my help with these and we even had to ask Daddy for help on one part, but it is a great family activity.  My girls have been able to complete level 1 and level 2 projects on their own and I am sure with a little more practice they’ll be completing these higher level projects on their own, too.
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I’m a big supporter of building blocks because of the hand-eye coordinating. It’s so good for kids to follow instructions, plus some math skills are gained. Each model is super detailed and just the right size to keep on display like on a nightstand or dresser. My kids were proud of their work and wanted to show them off. nanobocks tower bridge2If you have been looking for a new hobby for your kids that will  keep them busy  and learning, nanoblocks is the way to go.  I saw a huge selection at both Target and Barnes & Nobles. These would make a super cute stocking stuffer idea. I think your kids will love building them as much as mine did.
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The shark’s fins, tail, and bottom jaw all move!

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How to Make an Adjustable Knot Pippin Friendship Charm Bracelet

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I have 2 girly girls who love doing crafts, especially making jewelry.  They were so excited to receive a Pippin Friendship Charm Bracelet Kit.  Normally I try to get pictures of our review items BEFORE I let my girls open them and get started but in this case I just wasn’t fast enough!  We were invited to a friend’s house for dinner the other night and so we decided to bring the Friendship Charm Bracelet Kit with us for the girls to do with their friend.  Before I had a chance to take any pictures the package was opened and the girls were making bracelets which is a good thing!  They were so exited to create these fun bracelets with their friend.

So what’s in the kit?

  • 6 pieces of cord in six bright colors
  • 6 funky shaped charms
  • beads and rings
  • keepsake can
  • instructions

The charms, beads, and rings that are included in the kit are all stylish and trendy.  The 3 girls are 8 and 10 years old and were all able to easily make the bracelets themselves.  Like I said, they dug right into the kit right away by themselves and were able to make adorable jewelry without any help from me except when it came time to tie them.  They were able to make a regular knot but needed me to make the sliding knots that make the bracelets adjustable.  The kit comes with instructions to make things even easier.  They have a suggested age of 6+.  Younger girls might need a little more help but overall it is pretty easy.  All you need to do is choose which cute charms and beads to use, slide them on the cord you chose, tie the knots and you’re done.  You can choose to either keep them for yourself or share them with your friends.   All the pieces come in a trendy can which you can use afterwards to keep your finished bracelets in or anything else you like.  My girls are already asking when we can order more kits.  Pippin has tons of different jewelry making kits including larger party kits for larger group of girls so check them out.  Jewelry making is a fun party activity, too.

Pippin Friendship Charm Bracelet Kit review

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Free Recipe, Craft, and Hobby eBooks July 19, 2014

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Here’s a list of some of the FREE ebooks I found today on Amazon.
Grab them while you can as often they are only FREE for the day!

Looking for a certain type of eBook, let me know and I’ll keep an eye out.
Don’t have a Kindle?  Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices

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Planes Fire & Rescue – Race To The Rescue Printable Activities #FireAndRescue

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 My family and I saw Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE last night and loved it.  Keep an eye out for our upcoming review.  Meanwhile, check out these great printable activities and see Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE now in theaters!

“Like” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes

“Follow” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Visit the website: www.disney.com/Planes

Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE now in theaters!

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Award-Winning Kiwi Crate Educational Kit For Only $9.95 w/ $10 off Code- Ends Sunday 7/20

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1 Week Only – Celebrate Summer with Kiwi Crate and save $10 plus FREE shipping- Ends Sunday 7/20
Looking for creative ideas for summer fun? Subscribe to Kiwi Crate today and save $10 on your entire purchase with code GET10. Enjoy FREE shipping with any subscription order!

 

 

Kiwi Crate is an award-winning, monthly subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials to inspire creative, educational fun. With themes like Music, Color, Robots, and Safari, these crates deliver everything needed for unique activities that you and your kids can enjoy together. see sample crates ››

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25 Fun Spring Craft Projects for Kids

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25 Spring Crafts for Kids

1. Fun DIY Tile Coasters
2. Crochet Earrings
3. Painted Wooden Bangles
4. DIY Lip Balm
5. Gold Painted Rocks
6. Fancy Bow Bracelet
7. Spray Painted T-Shirts
8. Kitty Key Chain
9. Light Bulb Bumble Bees
10. Fun 3-D Cards
11. DIY Striped Straws
12. Bird Nest Necklace
13. Make Toe Cat Shoes
14. Easter Egg Cosies
15. Pipe Cleaner Princess Crowns
16. Rubiks Cube Tissue Box Cover
17. Best Play Dough Ever
18. Make Lucky Dice
19. Candy Holder Craft
20. Egg Sculptures
21. Paper Lanterns
22. Easy Flower Basket
23. Salt Dough Stamping
24. Clay Earrings
25. Heart Printed Jeans

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EZ Paint- The Mess Free, Fun Way To Paint

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Do your kids like to craft and paint but you don’t like the mess that is usually involved?  If so, I have the product for you.  EZ Paint looks like it would be a bottle of nail polish but it is non-toxic, washable paint that is so easy to use.  It comes with the brush right in the bottle so there is no set up.  No need to have a cup of water to rinse the brushes.  Just open the bottle and paint.  Plus EZ Paint is clean, too.  If you accidentally knock over the bottle it doesn’t spill.  Yes, I said it DOESN’T SPILL!!!  Now of course if you turn it upside down some of the paint will spill out but most of the mess from paint is when it gets accidentally knocked over.  No worry about that with EZ Paint.
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EZ Paint comes in several different size packages that each include various colors of paint as well as adorable designed pages to paint.  My girls (and I) had such a good time painting our designs. If you run out of designs before you run out of paint you can also order more design pages.
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Normally you can’t bring paint to play with to a doctor’s waiting area but with EZ Paint, you can take the paint with you.  My girls had an appointment and I decided to take EZ Paint with us to keep them busy while we waited.  The only “mess” was having to wait a few minutes for the the “wet” pictures to dry so we could take them home with us but they really dried pretty quickly so even that wasn’t a real “mess”.  Look at all of our beautiful creations: ez paint2

The gumball machine painting below is mine.  I have to say that it was quite therapeutic and relaxing to paint with EZ Paint.  It really is good for ages 3 to 103!
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My Little Pony: A Dash of Awesome- FREE Printable Activities!

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – A Dash of Awesome is now available on DVD.  Check out the fun, FREE activities you can download and print below.

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Find A Pet Song – My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash Of Awesome

Mysterious Mare Do Well Saves Rainbow Dash – My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash Of Awesome

The Ponies Thoughts On Reading – My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash Of Awesome

Daring Do And Rainbow Dash Take On Ahuizotl – My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash Of Awesome

Rainbow Dash Gets Well-Wishes – My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash Of Awesome

Sneak Peak of “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: A Dash of Awesome”

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FREE Printable Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Activities and Movie Clips

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My girls and I LOVED The Pirate Fairy movie.
Check out our The Pirate Fairy Review and make sure to print these great FREE activities!Download Neverland Crafts

Check out these fun movie clips, too:
Clip: Who Can Fight a Frigate Who Flies

Clip: She’s Going to Make Pixie Dust

Clip: Who I Am

Clip: Our Great and Glorious Captain

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED FREE Printable Activities! #MuppetsMostWanted

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Here are a bunch of printable activities and more from Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted which will be in theaters March 21st, 2014.  Click each image to go to it’s larger, printable image.

door hanger
Printable Door Hangers

draw animal
How to Draw Animal

draw beaker
How to Draw Beaker

draw fozzie
How to Draw Fozzie Bear

draw kermit
How to Draw Kermit the Frog

draw piggyHow to Draw Miss Piggy

 send invisible notes
How to Send Invisible Notes
kermit post card
Send a postcard from Kermit the Frog
gonzo maze
Gonzo Maze
gonzo post card
Postcard From Gonzo
kermit coloring page
Coloring Page

Like The Muppets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Muppets
Follow The Muppets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMuppets
Follow Miss Piggy on Twitter: @RealMissPiggy
Follow The Muppets on Tumblr: http://themuppets.tumblr.com
Follow The Muppets on Instagram: @TheMuppets
Visit the Official Site: http://disney.com/muppets

MUPPETS MOST WANTED opens in theaters everywhere on March 21st!

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