Shelly from Creating Creatives@creatingcreatives

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Itโ€™s #bookishplay Friday and we come bearing gifts! Weโ€™ve made you a free travel journal that you print from our website ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ
We got back from cruising to Mexico last week and caught the travel bug, so decided to keep the travels coming through books! Todayโ€™s book, Lovely Amelia Travels @lovelyameliabook is a sweet story told by Amelia as she writes in her travel journal ๐Ÿ““ She talks about all her adventures in Costa Rica ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท and you even get some cool facts about the county as well!
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We love the idea of a travel journal so made one to go with the book. SWIPE to get a sneak peek inside the book and our finished travel Journal and head over to our site (link in profile) to get a bit more lowdown on the book, and snag your Free Travel Journal Printable ๐Ÿ““
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Be sure to check out all the other amazing #bookishplay ideas by following the hashtag and these super fun accounts:
@petitbookcorner
@beckys_treasure_baskets
@myhongkongabc
@invitationtoplay
@teach.investigate.play
@creatingcreatives
@bookinspiredplay
@playful_wren
@letsplaymama
@childcare_adventures
@bedtime.stories.forevermore
@lifeonwallace
@curiouslittlepeople
@oursensorykids
@mamma_filz
@mamawrites
@learningatheart
@bookbairn
@entertaining_elsie
@tinystepsmakebigstrides
@the_paige_diaries


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More masks for summer! Have you tried out the new @crayola Neon Oil Pastels? They are AMAZING! So of course we had to try them on a mask ๐Ÿ˜„ Weโ€™re over on @craftingchicks sharing this how to today. Click the link in my profile and weโ€™ll guide you over to the fun!


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So we just got back from a cruise and fortunately I donโ€™t look like this ๐Ÿ˜… Donโ€™t forget your sunblock! Go check out our latest guest post over on @redtedart (the link in my profile will take you there)
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I was trying to think of a silly summer mask to make when a sun burnt face popped into my head, and I just HAD to make it ๐Ÿ˜‚ My kids had SUCH a giggle wearing these with the key line in their play being โ€˜remember your sunblock!โ€™ โ˜€๏ธ or โ€˜you didnโ€™t put on sunscreen did you?!โ€™ It was truly funny ๐Ÿ˜‚ the best part though is that now they never forget the sunblock because they donโ€™t want to look like the silly masks! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโ˜€๏ธ Click the link in my profile if you want to give them a try, and remember your sunscreen when you go out!


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๐ŸŒˆ Book Based Play Ideas ๐ŸŒˆ
Most of you maaayyy know that we love Rainbows in this family, and we also have a major crush on the book My Color Is Rainbow by @hellowonderful_co Well a couple years ago we spent a whole week exploring color using different printing techniques inspired by the overlapping print look in the book, and it was SO. MUCH. FUN!
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Swipe to see the rainbow of techniques we used and head to the blog and search โ€˜rainbowโ€™ for the full tutorial on each of the techniques.
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Be sure to check out all the other amazing ideas by following #bookishplay and checking out these accounts:
@petitbookcorner
@beckys_treasure_baskets
@myhongkongabc
@invitationtoplay
@teach.investigate.play
@creatingcreatives
@bookinspiredplay
@playful_wren
@letsplaymama
@childcare_adventures
@bedtime.stories.forevermore
@lifeonwallace
@curiouslittlepeople
@oursensorykids
@mamma_filz
@mamawrites
@learningatheart
@bookbairn
@entertaining_elsie
@tinystepsmakebigstrides
@the_paige_diaries


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Hooray! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’• We are so honored to be joining the awesome team of people behind #bookishplay ๐ŸŽ‰ Be prepared to be inspired every Friday this month with new #bookbasedplay ideas!
Letโ€™s get our little ones excited about books and help them make stronger connections to the stories theyโ€™re reading through play! Be sure to join in and tag your #bookishplay ideas to continue growing this fabulous resource and help bring stories to life! Be sure to follow the accounts below for the fun!
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@petitbookcorner
@beckys_treasure_baskets
@myhongkongabc
@invitationtoplay
@teach.investigate.play
@creatingcreatives
@bookinspiredplay
@playful_wren
@letsplaymama
@childcare_adventures
@bedtime.stories.forevermore
@lifeonwallace
@curiouslittlepeople
@oursensorykids
@mamma_filz
@mamawrites
@learningatheart
@bookbairn
@entertaining_elsie
@tinystepsmakebigstrides
@the_paige_diaries


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Blast off into Independence Day with these super fun Firework Rockets. Get the full DIY on the blog ๐ŸŽ‰ (link in profile)
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Weโ€™ll be cruising down to Mexico this week (consoling them on their loss against Brazil) and I might come back nail-less as I try and find somewhere to watch the England game tomorrow!
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Happy Independence week! Happy World Cup Month! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟโšฝ๏ธ


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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Popsicles! ๐ŸŽ‰ These sweet little pops are made from cardboard, @kwikstixpaint sticks and popsicle sticks, theyโ€™re super fun and super easy to make. โ€œPopโ€ on over to the blog to get the full DIY and see our huge array of succulent pops! ๐Ÿ˜‹
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It also happens to be cardboard week over at @tagfromtheheart with the amazing Cara from @raising.kinley cohosting with Anya from @montessorifromtheheart so show em all your cardboard creations and remember to tag #tagfromtheheart


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Sew a Softie Summer is coming! The festivities start July 1st and is a month long extravaganza of simple-to-sew softie tutorials, organized by the amazing Trixi over at @colouredbuttons ๐ŸŽ‰ So get your bookmarking tab ready and make sure to follow #sewasoftie
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Every day a different crafty blogger will post a tutorial for a softie that's made for you to sew with your kids. We hope you can join in, and if you do remember to tag your softie with #sewasoftie โ˜€๏ธbe on the lookout for tutorials from:
@colouredbuttons
@theembroiderist
@redtedart
@mollyandmama
@makefilmplay
@sumoftheirstories
@simplysewingmag
@fishmuseum
@missdaisypatterns
@cintaandco
@make_it_your_own_
@cucicucicoo
@minimatisseart
@sewingbeefabric
@sewingschoolbook
@theartgardenblog
@mielaerkerasmussen
@curiositysprouts
@artcampla
@happinessatnr4
@thebluebarn
@_theartdream
@barleyandbirch
@schaeresteipapier
@thecrafttrain
@iheartcraftythings
@applegreencottage
@phoebeandegg
@creatingcreatives
@luluandceleste
@brainy_beginnings_network
@molliejohanson
@fluffmonger
@swoodsonsays
@ohcreativeday
@kate_laughingkidslearn
@honigkukuk
@mamasmiles


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Splash into Summer Movie Nights with our mermaid tail popcorn holders!
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We guest posted these for the lovely Maggy over at @redtedart Click the link in my profile and it will direct you to where to go to get your free printable!
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My kids had such fun making these while I got movie night ready for Ferdinand, such a cute movie! ๐ŸŒผ
Whatโ€™s in your summer watch list? ๐ŸŽฅ


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Bottle Caps + Playdoh + Pipe Cleaners = a whole lot of pretend cakes ๐ŸŽ‚ I had no idea how this little invitation to create would turn out. I just set out some bottle caps, playdoh and pipe cleaners one morning and these beauties were the result! Swipe to see some of our favs ๐Ÿฐ Kids creativity never ceases to amaze me ๐Ÿ˜
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This week @happytotshelf is asking us to get our Bottle Cap on for @tagfromtheheart Be sure to check out the awesome bottle cap ideas already up on #TagFromTheHeart


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โ€œAs a child you could create new realities by playing make believe, you may be older now but you still have that ability, itโ€™s called the power to manifestโ€
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Recently weโ€™ve had the pleasure of coloring a @colorkitsune book. This is such a sweet coloring book with a page for an adult to color, which is more detailed, and the other page for the child to color. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Ms. 5 and I had such a lovely time coloring together. It definitely s l o w e d me down and allowed me to spend some real quality time with my daughter ๐Ÿ’• swipe to see our pages up close as well as a little book flip through. Oh yeah it also has some really awesome quotes and each page easily rips out for framing or taping up to display ๐Ÿ˜
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Plus starting today they have a GIVEAWAY ๐ŸŽ‰
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-Worldwide participation
-10 x copies of Shapeshift
- 1 x @gathre Midi Playmat
- 1 x $50 Amazon Gift Card
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Head to @colorkitsune and click the link in their profile to enter ๐ŸŽ‰ Plus give them a follow if you want to help support their lovely cause to help adults and children spend more quality time together๐Ÿ’•


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Fathers Day is this Sunday! How will you celebrate? Weโ€™re taking dad to breakfast on the beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ going to mass ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ and catching an afternoon viewing of The Incredibles ๐Ÿฟ cause dadโ€™s are truly incredible (especially ours). Last year we made him this โ€˜I love you to the moonโ€™ card which was SUPER fun, and also quite suiting since their dad works at SpaceX ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿš€ You can see how we did it by heading to the blog (link in profile)


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