DIY Dino Terrariums

DIY Dino Terrariums ~ Succulent Terrarium Tutorial ~ Kid's Dino Birthday Party

This was the second year in a row that Sam requested a Dino themed birthday party and when you’re kiddo is turning FIVE, you smile & embrace all the fun! Which for me, means diving into all the Dino Pinterest projects I’m constantly pinning.

I grew up in the age of birthday favors, but struggle a bit with them now as a mama. In the past, it has just been candy. This year, I really wanted something the kiddos could keep & enjoy. From that the Dino Terrariums started to take shape. I opted for spending more money on the favors, but made them serve dual duty as a party craft too.

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Summer Fun: Dino Ice Hunt

Dino Ice Hunt ~ Summer Outdoor Activity for Kids ~ By Bubblegum Sass

Sam and I spent many afternoons this summer on the back deck being paleontologists (dino hunters according to Sam). We froze some of his smaller plastic dino models in a block of water and used a toy hammer to chip them out of the ice. This is a pretty simple activity to get setup, it makes hot afternoons go a bit faster, and you get to cool down eating ice chips as you go. (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide: Dino Lovers

Holiday Gift Guide: Dino Lovers ~ Bubblegum Sass

Now, I’m always up for making Christmas gifts and trying to avoid the malls. We do a lot of handmade holidays around our house, but there are purchased gifts too. As we try more & more to support local businesses (because that’s just a win-win for everyone) I thought I would share some gift ideas that can be purchased online from makers fairly close to home or really close to home (aka in person in Calgary proper).

Today I present my gift guide for all those little dino lovers in your life (because we have the world’s biggest dino lover right under our own roof):

Typographic Dinosaurs From Far Sky Kids
Typographic Dinosaurs from Far Sky Map Works (Edmonton)

Dino Shadow Puppets
Wooden Dinosaur Shadow Puppets from J.D.B. Mercantile (Calgary)


Dino magnet set

Dinosaur Magnet 8 Piece Set from The Original Animal Magnet (Vancouver)

T-Rex King Print
T-Rex Print from Ellie Greets by Elisa (Calgary)

Sammy and I picked up some cards from Ellie Greets at one of the crafts shows and that T-Rex print will probably find it’s way into our home also. DO poke around to find out when and where the Calgary artists will be this season. Still plenty of craft shows coming up to catch them at. DON’T hesitate to contact them about doing local pick-up or drop-offs either. That’s the beauty of local makers… you don’t necessarily have to worry about shipping deadlines. Merry Christmas to all the little dinosaurs out there! Rrrrrroar!