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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Horse Play! -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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Disclosure: I was sent this book to review free of charge from Storey Publishing. All opinions in this post are my own. I did not receive any other compensation for this review. I am including links for your convenience but do not receive anything if you purchase from them.

Do you know a child that loves horses? Then you will love today's book or should I say she will. The book is Horse Play! by Deanna F. Cook and Katie Craig. 

This book is full of activities, games, crafts and more all having to do with horses.
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The book also has stickers, templates, a poster, and other punch outs horse things. They include door hangers and bookmarks plus things like party games and decorations for a horse themed party. 


Hazel wanted to have a horse themed tea party, so we bought some strawberry cupcakes and made the cupcake toppers from the book. Then we made some horse shaped finger sandwiches and served ice tea in canning jars with straws decorated with the straw decorations from the book. We used some toy horses from Dollar Tree and Party City for decorations. 

We did not try any of the games since it was just the two of us. I think we will plan a horse themed play date soon and try some of them out though! Next we tried a craft from the book. The book had adorable horse appliqued pillows. We decided to use a bag instead of a pillow (since we had some canvas bags waiting to decorate). 

I also added a horn to make it a unicorn bag since Hazel likes unicorns even more than horses.
Now she has a bag to carry all of her toy horses and unicorns.

The next craft we want to make is the Barn-in-a-Box. The toy horses will work with it as well.

The book provides a tutorial as well as stickers to decorate the barn.
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Hazel cannot wait to play with it. It was the first thing she wanted to make, but we haven't gotten to it yet. The book also has information about horses and a place to keep track of kinds of horses you see.
The only thing missing in this book is the horse to ride. Luckily Hazel recently went to a birthday party that had pony rides.
We are having so much fun with this book and this is definitely going to be our go to gift for Hazel's friends who like horses this year!




Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! It was full of creations and inspiring ideas!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This party is going to last for two weeks since next weekend is a long holiday weekend in the United States and I will be celebrating our country's birthday with my family!


Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

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1) From Hello Nature: Watermelon Painted Terracotta Coaster DIY

2) From Living La Vida Holoka: DIY Sunny Citrus Stamped Tote Bag


3) From Worthing Court Blog: Easy Vintage Americana USA Flag Painted Wood Blocks

4) From  Sparkle: Decoupage Craft Stick Bracelets

5) From Kennary: Outer Space Mural Tutorial for Boys Bedroom

6) From Comic Con Family: DIY Movie Night Pillowcase Craft Tutorial

7) From Creating Really Awesome Fun Things: Free Printable Preamble

8) From Flamingo Toes: Simple and Sweet 30 Minute Fabric Basket

9From Designs by Miss Mandee: DIY Disney Villain Patches


Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!





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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!