OPAL Mom™ Favorite: Green Kid Crafts: Creativity and STEM Science Kits for Kids!

Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts: Creativity and STEM Science Kits for Kids!

Green Kid designs and delivers hands-on, award winning, and eco-friendly Discovery Boxes, Creativity Kits, and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Here you’ll find information about our kid’s subscription program, our best gifts for preschoolers and kids ages 3-10, our favorite kid’s science experiments, plus craft ideas for kids.
 

Give the gift of creativity with Green Kid Crafts!

What to Expect Each Month

  • 3-4 award winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and math) designed by experts to build confidence, flex creativity, and make kids smarter. Look Inside a box to learn more.
  • All materials and instructions, along with some fun extras!
  • An exciting new theme, think Outer Space, Kitchen Science, Nocturnal Animals, Backyard Science, Ocean, and Mad Scientist.
  • Included free for subscribers: Exclusive online collection of additional activities, reading lists, games, puzzles, and more each month, all centered about the monthly theme!
  • Get Ready for October’s Legends & Folktales Box! This box is full of activities that will promote the emotional and imaginative development of kids. Your kings, queens, knights, and princesses will create their own Storytelling Kit, Design wearable Crowns, and have a blast hurling projectiles around the room after making their own Catapult. Can’t wait until October? Order one of our single purchase Discovery Boxes, too!

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OPAL Mom™ Top Halloween Picks: 21 Incredible Costumes for Girls

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From beautiful Disney princesses to powerful super girl heroes, there are an incredible amount of adorable Halloween costumes for girls.   With so many to choose from, I had a hard time narrowing my favorites down.

Here are my OPAL Mom™ Top 21 Halloween Picks for Girls!

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1.  Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa Toddler / Child Costume

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2.  Frozen – Anna Coronation Deluxe Girls Costume

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3.  Disney Tinker Bell Toddler / Child Costume

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4.  Strawberry Shortcake Deluxe Toddler / Child Costume

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5.  Star Wars Princess Leia Child Costume

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6.  Deluxe Pink Power Ranger Megaforce Child Costume

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7.  Supergirl Tutu Child Costume

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8.  Batgirl Child Costume

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9.  Robin Tutu Child Costume

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10.  The Dark Knight Rises Deluxe Catwoman Child Costume

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11.  Captain America Girl Classic Toddler / Child Costume

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12.  Captain America Winter Soldier – Black Widow Child Costume

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13.  Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Pink Minnie Mouse Glow in the Dark Child Costume

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14.  Despicable Me 2 – Female Minion Kids Costume

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15.  Despicable Me – Deluxe Agnes Toddler / Child Costume

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16.  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White Ballerina Classic Toddler / Child Costume

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17.  Maleficent – Aurora Deluxe Girls Blue Dress Costume

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18.  Maleficent Christening Deluxe Black Girls Dress Costume

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19.  Miss Wonderland Child Costume

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20.  Mad Hatter Child Costume

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21.  Queen of Hearts Child Costume

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OPAL Mom™ Top Halloween Picks: 15 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Boys

As a mother of two boys, I’ve learned how to put together the latest transformer toys to figuring out how to properly battle in a game of Beyblades.  I’ve also learned that when it comes to Halloween, nothing compares to dressing up like your favorite superhero.

Here are 15 of my favorite Halloween Costumes for Boys courtesy of Buy Costumes:

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1. Marvel Deluxe Wolverine Kids Costume

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2. Guardians of the Galaxy – Deluxe Star-Lord Kids Costume

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3. The Avengers Thor Classic Muscle Chest Toddler Costume

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4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deluxe Child Costume

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5. Disney Toy Story – Woody Classic Toddler / Child Costume

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6. Superman with Chest Toddler / Child Costume

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7. Star Wars Stormtrooper Special Edition Child Costume

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8. Star Wars Jedi Deluxe Child Costume

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9. Skylanders Swap Force – Chop Chop Kids Costume

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10. Power Ranger Super Megaforce Red Ranger Muscle Kids Costume

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11. Avengers Assemble Deluxe Iron Man Kids Costume

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12. Captain America The Winter Soldier Deluxe Retro Child Costume

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13. Batman The Dark Knight Rises Deluxe Muscle Chest Child Costume

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14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle – Donatello Kids Costume

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15. Transformers Age of Extinction – Deluxe Optimus Prime Kids Costume

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NEW! OPAL Mom™ Products Help You: ORGANIZE, PRIORITIZE, ACT & LET GO

OPAL Mom™ Product Line

OPAL Mom™ is excited to introduce a new product line via CafePress that will help you Organize, Prioritize, Act and Let Go during your busy day.  As moms, we have the world on our shoulders when it comes to maintaining a sense of balance while caring for our children, homes and even careers outside the home.  We now offer four different products to match the four focuses of OPAL Mom™.

Opal Mom Mugs

OPAL Mom Mug BOLD 3

Organize your thoughts in the morning with your favorite coffee or tea in the OPAL Mom™ Mug.  OPAL Mom is For Moms Who: Organize, Prioritize, Act, & Let Go. Start your day with this reminder!

 Price: $14.99  ADD TO CART
Product Information

  • Small measures 3.75″ tall, 3″ diameter; Mega measures 4.5″ tall, 3.75″ diameter
  • Small holds 11 oz.; Mega holds 20 oz.
  • Black color-changing mugs available in small only and are heat sensitive. Simply add any hot liquid to the mug and see the mug turn from black to white with your unique design.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe

Opal Mom Journal

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Prioritize: Need a place to jot down your thoughts? Or perhaps write down your to-do list?  Prioritize your day using the OPAL Mom Journal!

Price:  $19.99  ADD TO CART
Product Information
Stay organized with our custom journal, available with your choice of 4 different paper options so you can manage all your note-taking needs.

  • Size: 5″x8″
  • 160 blank, dot grid, college ruled, or task pages
  • 60lb book-weight (24 lb bond)
  • Front cover made of 12pt glossy paper
  • Back cover made of thin flexible textured plastic

Opal Mom Sigg Water Bottle 1.0l

OPAL Mom SIGG water bottle

Act: Take action and take OPAL with you everywhere you go! Remind yourself to Organize, Prioritize, Act and Let Go with every sip!

$29.99  ADD TO CART
Product Information
Help save the planet while you rehydrate in style with an eye-catching water bottle from SIGG. Made from a single piece of aluminum, it’s ultra-lightweight yet rugged and crack-resistant. To minimize unwanted tastes and scents, the inside is lined with a water-based, non-toxic epoxy resin that is compliant with FDA anti-leaching requirements.

  • Holds 1.0L
  • Recyclable & reusable
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Do not freeze

Opal Mom “Let Go” Yoga Mat

OPAL Mom yoga mat

Let Go: Find a moment to “let go” in your busy day with the OPAL Mom “Let Go” Yoga Mat.  Workout, practice your daily yoga routine, or just sit and meditate for 10 minutes.

$54.00  ADD TO CART
Product Information
Our premium yoga mats feature edge-to-edge printing, a textured, non-slip backing, and 1/4″ thick cushioning so you can strike any pose in style.

  • Measures 72″ x 24″ x 1/4″

My 17 month old daughter counts her piggies in glitter

For the last week, my 17 mth old daughter has been asking about the nail polish on my toes. So, this morning I decided to try something. I decided to buy Sally Hansen Polish strips in pink glitter this morning and attempt to give my daughter her first pedicure. I showed the package to my daughter and she instantly hopped on a chair and took off her socks pointing at her toe nails. She kicked and giggled with glee as I applied the first strips to her precious piggies. We sang together as she “ooh’d” and “ahh’d” after each application. I think I even heard a WOW!!! After one foot was finished, she was impressed and caressed my hair lovingly.

However, in true 17 month old fashion, she wanted to be finished. After some kicking and fussing, and some more singing (I think it was the song from Sharon, Lois and Bram that did the trick) we somehow compromised and finished the second foot.

FIRST PEDICURE = SUCCESS

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Starstruck Fruit Salad

This morning I needed to have  a dish prepared for my son’s Kindergarten Potluck Breakfast.  I volunteered to bring in a fruit salad but I wanted to bring one that was appealing to the eye so that the kids in the class would be more likely to dig in.  To make the salad more interesting, I added one cool and rare fruit: Starfruit!

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Starstruck Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 Starfruit
  • 1 container red grapes
  • 1 container green grapes
  • 1 container organic strawberries – sliced
  • 1 mini watermelon
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 organic lemon

Recipe

  1. Chop all fruit except the starfruit and mix together.
  2. Slice the starfruit for a nice collection of stars to top the salad.  Arrange as you’d like for nice presentation.
  3.  Slice and squeeze fresh the lemon and drizzle the juice over the top to preserve the flavor and texture of the fruit.

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FROZEN Elsa’s Braid Tutorial

When I was 7 years old, I learned how to french braid my own hair.  I asked my grandmother to buy me a book of braids so that I could practice.  This braid seems easy enough to try and would be perfect for a 7 year old.

Happy Braiding!!

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