Easter Crafts for Kids

Hey there, parents… or should we say, teachers!? Now that you’re probably knee deep in lesson plans (thanks Corona), we thought we’d check in on that art assignment you’ve been dreading to “teach.”

Looking for a fun, yet simple, DIY project for your kiddos..ahem, students? Well look no further! We’re going to show you step-by-step how to make two adorable Easter crafts. And get this, all you need is a few leftover party supplies!

Bunny Cups

YOU WILL NEED

STEP 1

Take two paper straws and cut them into thirds (six total small pieces).

STEP 2

Using a hot glue gun, attach the straws onto the cup making the “whiskers.” Next, glue a cotton ball in the center where your straws meet to make the “nose.”

STEP 3

Time for the ears and don’t worry, they don’t have to be perfect. Using a sharpie, draw bunny ears (approx. 2 inches tall) on white card-stock. Once you gave it your best shot, take your scissors and cut them out.

STEP 4

Let’s glue on those ears! Grab the hot glue gun one last time and glue the ears to the back of the cup and VOILA, you have yourself a bunny cup!

STEP 5

Fill up your cup(s) with all your favorite Easter candy and ENJOY! Our personal fave is Mini Cadbury Eggs, but hey, anything goes!

BUNNY HATS

You will need

  • Round Plate (Dinner size preferred)
  • White Card Stock
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

STEP 1

Grab your plate and flip it over, so that it’s face down. Begin by tracing the outer edge of your plate (as shown above). Then using the whole length of the base, trace bunny ears with your sharpie. Following the lines, cut along the marks you have made on the plate.

STEP 2

Grab your piece of card stock and fold it in half horizontally. Using half the length of the paper, draw your bunny ears. Again, they don’t have to be perfect so don’t sweat it! Follow your tracings and cut the ears out with your scissors.

STEP 3

Home stretch! Flip the plate back over and tape the white paper on the inside of the ears. Once tapped, bend the ears so they perk up. Place the hat on your head and BOOM, you’ve got yourself one heck-of-a bunny hat!

Giving these DIY Easter crafts a try? We’d love to see how they turn out! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Adult's Survival Guide

Is it the weekend yet?! What do weekend’s even mean in all of this madness?

Our last post was to keep kids busy – what about adults who are stuck at home loosing their minds? Maybe you’ve fallen into the new profession of homeschooling (teachers = the real MVPs), or if you’re just stuck at home and looking to break up the days… We see you, we feel you and we’ve got you!

1. Prosecco Pong

This Prosecco Pong Kit will make you want to dust off your collegiate drinking game skills – just with bubbly!  The classy way to binge through a crisis, this game is guaranteed and your quarantine buddies occupied for hours on end.

Kit includes 12 plastic glasses and 3 pink ping pong balls.

2. Cocktail Mixer Kit

Hone your artisanal cocktail skills with the Bittermilk Cocktail Set ! It has everything you need (minus the booze) to make a restaurant quality cocktail from the comfort of your own home.

Kit includes 4 oz of mixers, directions and one themed glass. Makes four drinks.

3. Block Party Toppling Tower Game

Next up, a new twist on block parties (hello, social distancing!). Think Jenga, but add your favorite liquor! Here’s the drill: you stack a tower from the blocks and then remove the blocks one by one, but with this game there are added challenges printed on some of the blocks (some include taking shots)!

Block Party Toppling Tower Game includes: 4 shot glasses (1 oz., hand wash only), 30 block pieces with assorted sayings, 30 blank block pieces and playing guide.

3. Postcard Book

Take it old school and check in with all your besties from afar with our cute Postcard Book. Who doesn’t get excited when they receive a little note in the mail (especially these days)? Have fun sending special connections to your loved ones they can hang on the fridge – these cards are cute enough to decorate with! Just maybe don’t combine this activity with numbers one, two and three.

Set includes 24 (8″ x 6.25″) postcards. 12 sheets, 2 postcards per sheet.

We’d love to see how you’re filling the time! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Fun "At Home" Activities for the Kids

Social Distancing: Week 2.

If you’re like us – you’re already running out of things to keep your kids busy. It’s not like we had a lot of time to prepare for all this. Here’s a quick round up of fun ideas to keep the kids busy. Sneak in a couple more minutes of sending emails, calling clients, or just find some “me time”!

1.Stack-A-Sauras

This adorable Stack-A-Sauras game, is perfect for all dino-lovers!

To win, carefully balance the slanted neck pieces then prop his head on top without toppling him over. Once he falls, it’s game over and time for a sibling’s turn! Have your kids count how long it takes them to build the dinosaur and the fastest time wins!

Includes seven blocks and body base, all in solid wood, plus a handy muslin bag that’s perfect for storage.

Recommended for kids three years and older.

2. Dino Excavation Kit – Fossil Finds

Our Dino Excavation Kit – Fossil Finds is another perfect activity to keep the momentum going after Stack-a-saurus! Use this fun activity to teach your kiddos a quick lesson on the history of dinosaurs by explaining what fossils are and how they are discovered.

Recommended for kids three years and older.

3.Eco Friendly Play Dough

Looking for an activity to get the kids off of their electronics and get their hands dirty? Try our Eco Friendly Play Dough!

The dough is colored with dyes made from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.

The perfect activity to let kids use their imaginations, and mold any creation they can dream of!

  • Pack of 6, 4 oz. Jars
  • Exploratory molding dough
  • Vibrant colors
  • Scented with essential oils

4.Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Dye Kit

Since Easter is around the corner, try our Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Dye Kit! This kit only uses natural ingredients so it’s super safe for kids of all ages.

Includes three natural dyes (orange, blue, and purple all using plant, fruit and vegetable extracts), a color chart for creating six different colors and instructions for easy, beautiful eggs. 

Kit includes:

  • 3 powder-based coloring packets
  • Eco-crayon for decorating eggs prior to dipping
  • Grass seed
  • 2 eco-coconut husk pucks
  • Color chart and instructions

Online orders are shipping as usual – so any of the activities can be to your door quickly! Tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Jollity Super Sundaes

The Coronavirus is going to make us lose our minds “up in here, up in here.” We’re trying our best to stay optimistic, but sometimes a girl just needs a drink and some ice cream! So why not combine the two because who wouldn’t love a boozy milkshake at a time like this?

YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 oz Milk 
  • 1 oz Rum Chata 
  • 1 oz Vodka 
  • 2 oz Dulce De Leche 
  • 1 oz (30ml) Simple Syrup 
  • 1/2 Cup Ice 

Add all ingredients to a shaker + give it a few good shakes (we also encourage a quick DMX dance party to ensure it’s nice and mixed). Top with One scoop of ice cream.

Garnish with whipped cream, extra sprinkles, mini bottle of vodka and mini bottle of Rum Chata.

Love this shaker? Click here to buy it! Show us what you’re mixing up and tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Putting the “Friends” in Friendsgiving!

When it’s our year to host Friendsgiving, we take the theme very seriously and this year we’re paying tribute to the show whose Thanksgiving specials are as iconic as turkey itself: Friends! Ready to plan your own Friends themed Friendsgiving? We’ve got you covered with a few helpful planning tips!

Friendsgiving Tips:

  1. Invite your crew over to gather at your unrealistically huge apartment in Manhattan, for a comical feast inspired by the show we love most.
  2. Pick your menu and assign what dishes your friends should bring. Have a little fun with selecting the dishes by giving them a Friends spin. Some of our faves include the Everest Turkey, grilled cheese & tomato soup, seven kinds of stuffing, and of course macaroni and cheese!
  3. Decorate your apartment to fit the theme! Click here to download the free “Friendsgiving” wall printable. And since putting a real turkey on your head isn’t the most sanitary thing, we found a turkey mask you can purchase online, as well as the sunglasses and fez hat.
  4. Don’t stress about doing loads of dishes – opt for paper products instead! In sticking with the Friends theme, check out these paper goods that will have your crew saying “Oh.My.God.”

Need more tips? Check out our Facebook live or Youtube Channel! We’d love to see your Friendsgiving, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Ain’t No Laws When You’re Dressing Like the Claws

Every year the million-dollar question: what are you going to be for Halloween? If you’re anything like us, you start thinking about next year’s costume the day after Halloween. But one fine day, when we cracked open a can of White Claw, the year’s idea came to us without any difficulty.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 3 Cans of White Spray Paint
  • 1 Trash Can (without the handles)
    We used this one: Rubbermaid FG354600 Gray 22 Gallon Untouchable Round Container
  • Hand Saw
  • Pair of White Suspenders or White Ribbon
  • Spray Adhesive Glue
  • 1 Sheet of Orange Poster Board
  • 2 Sheets of Black Poster Board
  • Exacto Knife or Box Cutter
  • Printer
  • Roll of Tape

Step 1: Flip your trash can upside down, so the bottom is upright. Next, take your hand saw and cut a circle out of the bottom of the trash can. Be super careful! You need enough space to be able to fit in it and walk in it. If it’s super jagged you can file it down with sandpaper

Step 2: Spray paint the outside of your trash can white. This may take a few coats depending on the color of your trash can. While it dries move on to step 3.

Step 3: Download the White Claw printable and print each page out on your printer.

Step 4: Create the logo stencil by taping the pages together into the shape of the White Claw logo. The pages go three across as follows:

– pages a, b, and c go on the top row
– pages d, e, and f on the second row
– pages g, h, and i on the bottom row

Step 5: Now that your pages are taped together, cut the letters and brush stroke out with an Exact-o knife. Do not cut out the red letters or the brush stroke. You’re going to have to cut pretty hard to do this in one step – if you’re not comfortable putting that much pressure cut out the letters to make a stencil first and then trace and cut out on the poster board. Place the newly cut out logo to the side.

Step 6: Next, using your logo stencil again and your orange poster board, cut out the brush stroke. Keep your logo stencil handy for step 9.

Step 7: Take your adhesive glue and glue the letters RUBY GRAPEFRUIT to your orange brush stroke.

Step 8: Once your trash can is dry attach your suspenders. Cut off the buckle and then attach – Do this by hot gluing the front of the suspender elastic under the lip of the trashcan. Then do this again to the other side of the suspender and the back. Be generous with the hot glue if you want to stay dressed 🙂

Step 9: Place your trash can on its side with the front upright. It’s time to attach the logo!

Step 10: Using your spray adhesive attach the black logo and the orange brush stroke to the front of your trash can. To ensure everything is lined up we recommend using the logo stencil from when you did your cut outs.

Step 11: Crack a cold White Claw and throw a party! You deserve it!

We’d love to see your costumes, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity

Bat Balloons DIY

We love balloons, but we’re usually spending our time filling them with helium or building balloon garlands; so it was really fun to make these life-size bats! We love the bright colors of their bodies and wings. We also added the eyes and mouths to make them look more friendly. They’re super easy to make and a great project to do with kids!

YOU WILL NEED

  • 36″ Latex Balloons
  • 11 x 17″ Black Card Stock
  • Color Coordinating Card Stock (to match the balloons)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Tape
  • Balloon Air Pump (optional)

Step 1: Fill up your balloons using a balloon air pump, or blow them up manually and then tie them closed.

Step 2: Cut out the eyes and mouths on black card stock.

Step 3: Using your glue dots, attach the eyes and mouth to the balloons.

Step 4: Cut out the bat wings on the color coordinating card stock.

Step 5: This step is a little longer to make the wings – but you can totally handle it! To get the wings to stand out from the balloon, you need to create a brace. To do this, fold one sheet of card stock into a long strip and then use your glue dots and stick the paper strip to the back of the wing. You will want to match up the end of the paper to the flat part of the wing where it will attach to the balloon. Next, fold back the flat end of the wing and the paper strip about 1″. Tape the wing to the balloon on this folded piece. Then add one more piece of packing tape to the front of the wing where it meets the balloon to secure it.

Step 6: Throw a party!

Pro tip: To hide the balloon tie, put one of the wings over it! Or if you want to hang the bat, leave the balloon tie on the top of your balloon and tie a string to it!

We’d love to see your bats, tag us @jollityco and use hashtag #partywithjollity