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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party! I'm so glad you're here and welcome to everyone who's new!! Every week the projects and recipes shared here at the party are so inspiring. I really appreciate everyone who linked up last party and I look forward to seeing what everyone has to share this week. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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It's always so hard to narrow down features, but here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

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Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments by Clean & Scentsible
Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees by One Little Project
Peppermint Monogram Wreath by Two Twenty One
"Nightlock" Berry Cupcakes with Berry Frosting by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Hunger Games Cookies by A Mother Thing
Rustic Candy Cane by Domestically Speaking
Pumpkin Cheesecake Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Peppermint Themed Hot Cocoa Bar by Dukes & Duchesses

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Link up your awesome crafts, DIYs, and recipes to share!

A few guidelines:
  • The party starts every Thursday at 12:00am MST
  • Link as many posts as you'd like! Make sure they are a specific post (not your homepage)
  • All craft, recipe, beauty, and DIY posts welcome. No shops or link parties, please.
  • Visit at least 3 other links and leave some comments (because we all love comments!)

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Frozen Snow Slime

Thanks to Elmer's for the supplies used in this post. All opinions are my own.

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Winter is upon us, which means my daughter will most likely be pretending to be a real live Elsa here pretty soon... For those of you who don't get snow or are looking for a much warmer option than playing out in the cold, we've been working on creating some Frozen Snow Slime with Elmer's for you!

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What you'll need:
Elmer's School Glue
Glitter - I used the white glitter from the Elmer's CraftBond Glitter & Glue Set
Small Black Buttons
Snowman Accessories (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
8 oz Mason Jars
Printable Labels (download available at the end of post)

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Frozen Snow Slime Recipe

4 4oz Elmer's School Glue
1 1/2 cup hot water (or use 3 glue bottles)

Empty the glue bottles into a large mixing bowl. Fill three of the empty glue containers with hot water, then place the lid on and shake vigorously. Pour the water into the bowl. This way, you can get any excess glue out of the bottles! Stir the mixture until the water and glue are combined. You can also add glitter to your mixture if you'd like a sparkly snow!

1 1/3 cup hot water
3/4 teaspoon Borax

In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, add the hot water then the Borax. Mix together until the Borax has completely dissolved.

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Now, for the fun part!! Slowly pour the Borax mixture into the large bowl with the glue. Stir the mixture until it starts to thicken. Now, dig your hands in and knead, stir, and squish until the water is absorbed and you have the perfect slime.

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The slime is fun to squish your hands in, rip apart, mold and watch it melt. Adding things like buttons, plastic confetti, and more into frozen snow slime just makes it more entertaining! For a little more snow-like feel, place the slime in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

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Another reason we call this "Frozen" Snow Slime is because it's the perfect way to play with Frozen figures! Elsa can create the snow for everyone, and kids can reenact their favorite scenes or create their own stories with their favorite Frozen characters!! The figures we found are plastic and washable, so they are a super fun accessory to the snow slime!

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And of course, whenever anyone brings up Frozen, at least one person in the room will start singing "Do you want to build a snowman?"... right??

My daughter has spent all afternoon building snowmen using buttons, beads, and a little wooden carrot nose. It was so fun watching her build snowmen in every shape and size, with all kinds of faces. Their imagination is really the limit!

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And like every snowman that has ever been built, eventually they have to melt. Snowmen built of frozen snow slime, however, start melting immediately and it's so funny to watch!! Roll the slime into a ball, set it down to put the face together, and within a few minutes, the snowman's face is melted!

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Frozen Snow Slime also makes for a super fun gift or party favors! Simply clean out a small mason jar, then fill it up with some slime. Add some buttons and snowman accessories at the top of the slime, then close it up with the lid. For some extra "Frozen" fun, you can stick one of my free printable Frozen Snow Slime labels to the top of the mason jar lid with some CraftBond® Permanent Dot Runner.

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Tie a ribbon around the jar, and the snow slime is ready to be given away! If you keep the slime in the jar or in a sealed plastic bag, the slime should last a few weeks.

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you share this on the internet, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Have fun! I'd love to hear if you make these with the kids in your life. Leave a comment here or send me a picture of your project via email or tag me on Instagram (@artsyfartsymama)!!

Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace

Fizzy Pops provided me with the materials used in this post. All opinions are my own.

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I can't believe Christmas is just a few weeks away! If you're looking for some gift ideas for the fashionistas and jewelry-makers in your life, Fizzy Pops DIY Kits are should be at the top of your list. We love creating chunky jewelry, and I hope that we can inspire you to create some, too!

Be sure to read to the end of the post so you can win your own Holly Jolly Necklace Kit!

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Each kit comes with everything you need including beads, bead wire, lobster clasp, and more to create a necklace. The only other supplies you might need to purchase is some chain nose pliers and nipper wire cutters (which can be purchased from Fizzy Pops or can be found in the jewelry section of the store).

My daughter gets compliments all the time on her Fizzy Pops jewelry, but I often hear moms say all the time that they could never make one themselves. It makes me sad because it's SO not true!! These kits are for everyone. You can be a beginner (barely able to string beads onto a string) or an expert at jewelry making, and I can promise you that you can do this!!

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Before I start stringing beads onto the wire, I like to lay everything out on some flannel or felt fabric. This way, I can decide if I like the necklace pattern and rearrange beads without having to string and unstring the necklace a bunch of times. Since she'll usually be the one wearing the jewelry, it has been fun to include my daughter in the design process and allow her to help arrange the beads.

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At one end of the beading wire, add the lobster clasp and a crimp bead. If you have an active child or have problems with jewelry wire frequently breaking, I would recommend doubling the wire. Thread the wire through the lobster clasp then back through the crimp bead and crimp it closed. Start threading your beads onto the wire. When you get to the end, add the small chain and crimp bead and crimp it closed. Now your necklace is finished and ready for wear!

You can also find a fantastic step-by-step chunky bead necklace tutorial from Fizzy Pops if you need any help.

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Our Elf on the Shelf, Ollie, shows up at our house the night of Thanksgiving. This year, I plan to have Ollie bring my daughter her necklace to get her ready for the Christmas season! I can't wait to see her face and I'm sure she'll wear this necklace almost everyday.

Thanks to Fizzy Pops, one of YOU will get to win a Holly Jolly Necklace Kit!!
The giveaway will end on November 28th. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below:

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