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Arts, Crafts & Motherhood

This DIY snow is so much fun to make with your kids. Perfect holiday activity, great for hours of sensory play!

Simple, fun, and easy DIY snow!

Looking for a fun holiday activity for the kids? This DIY snow is hours of fun. It is easy to make and a great sensory activity as well. We made this with kids ages 4-11 and everyone had a blast. Ok, even I thought it was so much fun, it brought out the inner kid and me and definitely got me in the holiday spirit!


1. 2 cups shaving cream or white conditioner

2. 1 box of baking soda

3. Container for snow, I like to use the foil baking trays. I give each kid their own.

4. Bowl and Spoon to mix snow in.

5. Fun sand toys for snow play (I also like to grab trees and other accessories at the Dollar Store. I also have the kids grabs rocks and sticks from outside to play with or use for a snowman),

Step 1

Pour 1 box of baking soda into the bowl.

Step 2

Add two cups of shaving cream or white conditioner.

Step 3

Mix the shaving cream and baking soda. Add more shaving cream if desired. It should immediately form a snow like texture.

Step 4

The kids can knead the snow and it is ready. It will be moldable, a bit like kinetic sand. We were able to store the snow by putting a lid on the foil tin but a plastic bag should work as well. It kept for several days.

Comment below if you have tried this before or if you have done it a different way and send me your pictures when you try this so I can see just how creative you got!

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Quick and Easy Turkey Handprint and Poem Keepsake

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The Cutest DIY Turkey Handprint Poem

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, our turkey handprint poem craft is perfect. I have been doing this for years. I have to say I didn't write the poem but may have tweaked it over the years. I have no idea where it originally came from. When, we see our family on Thanksgiving we always want to bring something and what better than this adorable handprint keepsake? The grandparents love it and I love having this memory forever, because these kiddos grow too fast! It also works great for teachers in the classroom for a fun craft, although depending on the age of the kids, you made need to have extra help for this. In all honesty, it was pretty quick, and it turns out adorable. We have included the free printable below!


1. FREE printable turkey handprint poem (download below)

2. Acrylic Paint/Craft Paint (we used Artist's loft from Michael's)- Brown,

Green, Red, Yellow, and Orange

3. Card stock paper or plain white printer paper works fine too

4. Paint brush

5. Googly Eyes that stick or non-stickable with glue (or you can draw it on)

6. Orange, red, and black markers, crayons, or colored pencils

7. Baby wipes (to clean up, though soap and water works great too)

Step 1

Print out our turkey handprint template. This is for personal use only.

lovecocoandbean thanksgiving turkey hand
Download PDF • 43KB

Step 2

Using the paintbrush paint your child's hand and thumb brown. Use a good amount of paint as it dries quickly and if you want to make multiple Turkey Handprint Poems as gifts, it will last, and you won't have to reapply. Note, if your child is older, they can probably paint their own hand, but I still prefer to do it to avoid any mess.

Step 3

Paint the other fingers in the various other colors in any order you would like, using separate paint brushes for each.

Step 4

Take your child's hand and press firmly onto the paper underneath the poem. Have your child stay still and hold down for a little, until you are sure it has been transferred. If you are making multiples, be sure to have the papers lined up on a table and move on to the next one immediately after.

Step 5

Lift your child's hand off carefully and be sure to hold down the paper so it doesn't smudge.

Step 6

Let your turkey dry and then glue or stick on the googly eyes. We found sticky eyes at the Dollar Tree. If you don't have googly eyes, use a black marker to draw them on.

Step 7

Draw the beak in orange and the caruncles in red (that's the weird hanging thing on a turkey, lol). You can draw the legs in black (tip: draw a small straight line with an upside down "v")

Step 8

Give your turkey handprint poem to your grandparents, aunts, and uncles and enjoy the smiles on their faces. Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Baby Mine Project Launches Fundraising Collection of Apparel and Accessories Inspired By Response to the Album. 50% of All Album and Merchandise Proceeds Support the Mission of Changing the Future for Vulnerable Children in Africa via Partnership with OVI Children’s Hospital.

ORLANDO, Fla. - September 2, 2020 - The Baby Mine Project: A Lullaby Collection, the first album release from non-profit organization The Baby Mine Project, debuted at #5 on the iTunes Children’s Music Chart and is now available for purchase on CD and digital download at Listen to the full album here.

The Baby Mine Project has also launched a new fundraising collection of apparel and accessories inspired by response to the album. Fifty percent (50%) of album and merchandise proceeds go directly to supporting vulnerable children in Africa through emergency relief funds.

The socially impactful album is the first major fundraising campaign for the recently-established non-profit whose mission is to support the health and wellness of children in underserved areas of Africa while providing them a source of comfort through the development of music and art. The first facility that album and merchandise proceeds will support is The Baby Mine Project’s partnership with OVI Children’s Hospital at their founding site in Kenya. OVI Healthcare is building a movement of global medical facilities that are innovating healthcare for vulnerable populations.

“The Baby Mine Project blankets children with comfort in their most vulnerable state. Every song is composed with a certain magic that isn’t just heard, it’s experienced. Watching our NICU and pediatric critical care patients respond to this lullaby album has been an unmatched gift,” said Amy Hehre, CEO and Founder of OVI Children’s Hospital. “In times of horrific pain and loss, a song can be the difference in hope or surrender. With thanks to this movement, our patients are finding strength to fight!”

Produced by Grammy® nominee Chris Jay, David Shipman, Aaron Safer and Music Arranger Jamsheed Master, The Baby Mine Project: A Lullaby Collection was a true labor of love collaboration featuring a diverse group of world-renowned artists and African children’s choirs representing three countries (Uganda, Kenya and South Africa) coming together as performers to make a difference in the world. Shipman and Safer are co-founders of The Baby Mine Project.

Volunteering at the Home Again Orphanage in Uganda introduced me not only to the beautiful children and their dedicated caretakers, but also to the many missing necessities that impacted their lives. Children need to feel safe to thrive. Through something as natural as singing, I found that lullabies were a simple yet powerful way to create a sense of safety and to soothe children to sleep knowing that they are not alone. This inspired me to create the album to provide that comfort and raise much needed funds to support the underserved children in Africa,” said Shipman.

An accomplished performer, Shipman lends his voice to four songs on the album, including one that features the last three Ringmasters for the now-closed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus: Shipman, Johnathan Lee Iverson and Kristen Michelle Wilson. Music artists Robyn Adele Anderson and Von Smith, also producers on the album, contributed arrangements for the songs on which they are featured. Multiple tracks showcase touring sensations The African Children’s Choir and the Kenyan Boys Choir.

The album was produced with one feeling in mind: comfort. By leveraging the universal language of lullabies, the track cadence soothes children to sleep as the music continually becomes softer, providing a sense of comfort and mimicking the feeling of drifting off to sleep. Music has the ability to connect cultures through a simple melody, and the lullabies on this album are arranged to help calm no matter where around the globe they are heard or what language the listener speaks.

“Music is the most incredible, rewarding and powerful gift we have. The opportunity to arrange these beautiful songs has been life-changing for me,” said Music Arranger Jamsheed Master. “As we reimagined each of the songs as lullabies, our inspiration always came from the children for whom we created the album. I wanted the album to feel like a pair of big, safe arms to sleep in.”

Song List for The Baby Mine Project: A Lullaby Collection

1. “Someone’s Waiting” - Kellie Rhianne and The African Children’s Choir

2. “Stay Awake” - David Shipman and the Kenyan Boys Choir

3. “Not While I’m Around” - Dante J. Payne

4. “You’ll Be In My Heart” - Kristen Michelle Wilson

5. “Distant Melody” - Johnathan Lee Iverson and The African Children’s Choir

6. “Hushabye Mountain” - Robyn Adele Anderson

7. “A Million Dreams” - David Shipman, Kristen Michelle Wilson, Johnathan Lee Iverson

8. “La vie en rose” - Diya Jawali

9. “You Are My Sunshine” - Julia Ceslee Marie

10. “La La Lu” - Karen Yvette Reid

11. “When You Wish Upon A Star” - Von Smith

12. “There’s Always Tomorrow” - Julia Ceslee Marie and David Shipman

13. “Baby Mine” - David Shipman

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Twitter: @babymineproj

Instagram: @babymineproject

About The Baby Mine Project

The Baby Mine Project supports orphanages and children’s medical facilities in under served communities in Africa through the development of music and art. Their vision is to be a resource by purposing funds raised to assist in immediate medical relief for the children who need it most, while providing comfort in uncertain times through connective and loving music-filled environments.

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