Saturday, March 26, 2011

Joy's Life Easter Blog Hop

When Joy told me the theme for this blog hop was going to be projects to go inside Easter baskets, I was a little stumped to be quite honest.  So I thought about what typically happens on Easter Sunday.  It's a day that people usually attend a church service and then get together with relatives.  If you have a big family, you might be going from place to place.  So what are the kids supposed to do in their nice Easter outfits and away from their toys?  How about you make them their own Mini Travel Activity Box so they don't drive you and grandma crazy!!

 I found this cute mini lunch box tin at Michael's!! I thought it would be the perfect size for the activity box and it's small enough to fit in an Easter basket too!!

Inside the tin is a sketch book, 3 felt finger puppets, a matching/memory game,
a puzzle game, bubbles and a cute dancing frog!!

MINI SKETCH BOOK

Mini sketch book was picked up Joann's in $1 bin!
I just re-covered it with some Martha Stewart Paper.

FELT FINGER PUPPETS

These are little finger puppets I created using images from the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge.
I traced the shape patterns on felt, cut them out and hand stitched the sides.
I love the little lamb!!

MATCHING/MEMORY GAME

This is a matching or memory game inside an egg-shaped pouch also made of felt.
I printed out cute LD images on some 1 sided patterned paper and cut them out in egg shapes using Make-the-Cut software.

PUZZLE GAME

This is a mini puzzle game I made from this thing I found in the Joann's $1 bin called a flower protector.
I only used the bottom half (side with flower).  I punched out an image from patterned paper and punched 3 holes with Crop-a-dile (1/8 side).  Used foam squares to pop up paper from bottom, dropped in a few beads large enough not to fall through holes and sealed up the top with plastic.  Plastic topper was created by running an empty laminating pouch through lamination machine.

That should keep the kids occupied for a few minutes anyway!!  I hope you enjoyed my Mini Travel Activity Box.  It was fun to make!!  If you like what you see, become a follower and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $10 Lettering Delights Gift Certificate.  I will choose a random winner on April 2nd.

Now hop along to your next destination!!  But please come back soon!

89 comments:

  1. Love the finger puppets. Adorable.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  2. O MY goodness ER UH I M 56 but I would LOVE that Kit myself..LOLOLOLOL
    I Love the Little critters...LOVE IT ALL!!

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  3. This is such a cute little activity kit! i know it would keep the little ones entertained.. if only for a little while ;) great job!! so cutee

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  4. Cute project!!! The kids are lucky to get this. I'm a new follower.

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  5. What great ideas. The kids will love them. I am your newest follower. Hope you will hop over and follow me too. TFS
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  6. Wow, you did a lot of work! What a great idea to use those mini tins!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    saubuchon@centurytel.net

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  7. Hi, Abbey - what a great idea! I remember those long car rides to get to our destination on Easter Sunday and how bored I was. Everything is so cute and you sure were creative. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway and have a Happy Easter!

    sherri_braun@hotmail.com

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  8. Abbey tooo cute!! the lil lunch box with all the goodies in it!! new follower! love this hop!!

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  9. Abbey, these ideas (all of them) are so super cute! I can't wait to make one of these activity boxes for my little one! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!
    Tammy
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com

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  10. What fabulous ideas!! So cute!!

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  11. Hey Abbey ,I am follower now,Your Mom told me to check out Your Blog,You have great Ideas, Joy

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  12. Your projects are really cute! It was fun being on this hop with ya! Amy :)

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  13. CUTE!! TFS!

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  14. All of your projects are CUTE!!! I love the finger puppets!
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  15. So many cute projects..Love them all..
    Minta

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  16. OMG! Abbey! These are all so totally adorable! Thank you for sharing them. Great Ideas for me to try! I'm Happy to be in this hop with you:)

    Cricut Chick
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  17. GREAT job on the mini box...would make any child happy!!!

    dannysuni@msn.com

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  18. The felt puppets are very clever. What a fun box for kids to keep busy. Glad to have found you.

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  19. that is super cute and going to make a little one very happy!!! I liked what I saw and I am now your 25th follower and hope that you go check out my blog and like what you see there!! TFS!!

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    Rexann

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  20. These are super cute!!! Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower! :o)

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Of course I think you a very talented!!!! Love the Easter elements, ready for that road trip anytime!!! Love it all!!!

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  22. Wow I love your activity kit. You are very talented and creative. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
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  23. Awww...Cute! My grandson would call that lunch box his treasure box! :)

    Lori
    lori.bourg@gmail.com

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  24. This mini travel set is a super great idea. Everything you put inside is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower and I love, love, love Lettering Delights. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  25. Wow is all I can say everyone of your projects is super cute and love your creative thinking
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  26. Abbey,
    You're so AWESOME!! I love all of your creations! You felt finger puppets are the cutest things. I just love all the detail. What a fun idea! Your matching memory game is such a good idea and your sketch book is super too! Thanks so much for being part of the EB blog hop!
    ♥ Joy

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  27. Abby, WOW! What a fabulous idea. Love that little tin full of goodies.

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  28. What a great idea for kids. Live it,

    Gabriela

    Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  29. That is an adorable idea!! I have a 3 year old cousin, I may have to try something like this!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  30. I don't have a program that would use the Lettering Delights but wanted to show my appreciation for the great work you put into this travel 'basket'. What super ideas!
    Cathy S

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  31. great ideas... love the finger puppets and puzzle... watching your blog in the future...

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  32. What a delightfully springy idea.
    Carol Broney
    c_broney@yahoo.com

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  33. Wow! Such cute ideas! I really like the felt finger puppets! I may make some of those for my preschool students. Adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Those are darling little games you made! I love those ideas! I am a new follower! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win :)

    Sheryl
    igottacraft@gmail.com
    igottacraft.blogspot.com

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  35. I just love your projects and that memory game is just adorable, great job on all the projects, I am sure the child that receives this well be just thrilled!! TFS

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  36. What a neat idea!! I bet so many mommy bloggers are going to be jumping all over this project!! :)

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  37. Love the two different size eyes. Look like they are saying, Oh really?!?!

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  38. I can't hardly believe you struggled at first because you came up with so many fun ideas that I think an adult would love to play with!! I'm a new follower and enjoyed looking at your craftiness!

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  39. What a great idea----very clever----just love it---TFS--Nancy---mtbootleggerz@msn.com

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  40. Wow, that is fantastic! What a super gift!

    I just became a new follower! :)

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  41. Now that's a smart idea and I'm sure lots of fun for the kiddies. Love it.
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  42. Wow! You came up with some awesome ideas!

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  43. Cute, cute, cute. TFS

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  44. Very Cute! Love what you did with blank boring notebooks! NOw, they look so fun!

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  45. Very creative ideas for the activities. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  46. Such a great idea! Might have to save it for grandkids...my "baby" just turned 15!
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  47. Love the finger puppets and matching cards!

    leonnalay@yahoo.com

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  48. Such a great idea. LOVE the finger puppets. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Super Cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower.

    Aimee

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    TuckerFamilyofFive.blogspot.com

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  50. how creative, great job
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  51. Very Cute!!:) Thanks for the chance to win!:)

    Kaitlin
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  52. this is such a cute idea thanks
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  53. Super cute projects!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  54. What a super idea and creative projects inside. Glad I found you...will be fo;;owing. Great hop.
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  55. It is a great idea. I love non-food celebration.
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  56. How cute!! What a great idea! Love the puppets!!
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  57. Wonderful ideas!!! Just awesome!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  58. Love these ideas. TFS
    Debbie
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  59. Such a creative idea, love the puppets!!!!
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  60. very creative idea!! Thanks for sharing!
    Lynne
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  61. Awesome projects and ideas. You are so talented!!!
    At the moment I'm writing this comment I'm you newest follower ;0)
    I need to give it a try to your puppets. I love, love, love them!!!!!

    Thanks. I will come back soon!
    Gina Lindsey
    happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

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  62. I really love this project!
    I have 4 Grandchildren, 3 of whom are toddlers that would LOVE something like this for Easter!
    The felt puppets are adorable!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
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  63. How adorable:-)Thank you for sharing. disneynut4life22@yahoo.com

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  64. Wonderful ideas, very unique! The child that receives this will be one lucky little person. I am a new follower. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  65. Oooooh! Those little finger puppets are adorable I just love them! And I'm always digging through those dollar bins for treasures but never know what to do with them... recovering things with paper, what a great idea! I should have thought of that hahah

    -rwk


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  66. enjoying the blog hop and everyone's beautiful creations. bconst@roadrunner.com

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  67. i love this idea of making an activity box full of goodies, the finger puppets are just adorable!!!

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  68. Such adorable ideas Abbey! I think you've outdone yourself.

    Kristin
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  69. Very cute! TFS!
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  70. great idea for an activity kit for the kids.
    Kathy
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  71. What an adorable idea! I love the puppets :) Too cute!!!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  72. Darling!!! This is so super cute!!! So many different things to keep little one occupied! And cute too!TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  73. Very cute projects for little ones.

    Sher
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  74. Cute activity treats. All the fun without the sugar. jls@eplus.net

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  75. Super cute, I love the different activities you've created.
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  76. Adorable ideas!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  77. Love the idea of an activity tin. Thanks for thinking outside the basket...hehehehe

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  78. Love the tin!
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  79. What a great idea! The little animals are adorable, all of them! Thanks a lot!
    Happy Easter!
    Christelle
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  80. Very cute
    Rachelle
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  81. Great projects! Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy! neldacnm at yahoo com

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  82. Great idea to make for my toddlers! Thanks for sharing!
    Jill
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  83. Great ideas. thanks for sharing.

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  84. I want to say thank you for everyone that has left a comment. All comments above this one will be eligible to win the $10 LD Gift Certificate. Winner to be announced in separate post.

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  85. Love the color combinations. Bright and cheery cute projects. I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
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  86. Easter Holiday was composed by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1787. It is one of his earliest known poems and was included in a letter to his brother Luke. The poem describes the joy of Easter but also warns of possible future sorrows after one loses his innocence. The poem concludes with a Neoplatonic emphasis of virtue being able to conquer suffering.

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