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Hungry ‘Egg Carton’ Caterpillar

 

A fun preschool activity to go along with reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book (by Eric Carle) is painting and creating an Egg Carton Caterpillar!

aIMG_1242First, hang on to that egg carton you have in the fridge once you empty it.  You will also need paints, paint brushes, googly eyes, glue, and a pipe cleaner. 

Begin by cutting the carton in fourths.  Use the cover of the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as a model caterpillar.  Paint your Caterpillar Carton (we used teal, green, blue & red paint for ours).  After the paint dries glue the googly eyes on your caterpillar and punch two holes in the top of your carton to thread the pipe cleaner through.

These Caterpillar creations are fun to play with and look great on display on a bookshelf.  My little guy loves reading books and as we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar his Egg Carton Caterpillar mimics the story.

Tip:  Empty Egg Cartons do not just come in handy when creating Hungry Caterpillars; they are also perfect when painting – add different paint colors in each pocket; and they are great to have around when working on fine motor skills – add fuzzy balls and other small objects in the pockets for little ones to pick up and sort while working on their finger coordination.

Have fun repurposing that egg carton!
– T

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Framesi Color Lover–Works For Me

 

framesi color loverIt “Works for me Wednesday” hosted by Kristen Welch of the blog/website “We are that Family” is a great place to find reviews of ideas/projects & products that WORK for others.  Consider #wfmw a hidden manual of sorts that will offer tips and tricks you may not have discovered as well as products you must try.

My recommendation that I believe anyone with color treated hair MUST try is the Color Lover Line by Framesi.  This shampoo, conditioner, and primer works for me on Wednesdays and every other day of the week.

For the past few years I would ask my stylist to add lowlights to my hair.  I love being a natural blonde however just like those with curly hair who want straight hair and vice versa I wanted my hair to be a little darker than my natural base.  Time and time again I would walk away from the salon feeling confident that my color was “just right”.  And it was on day one.  In fact, week one was always exactly what I wanted – blonde with dark blended in adding the contrast and dimension I loved.  Yet by week two and especially week three my brunette strands had faded.  I finally decided that it was time to embrace my blonde.  Or was it?

Enter Framesi Color Lover.  The answer to keeping my color.  It works.  The last time I had my hair color treated I faithfully and strictly used the Framesi Color Lover line to care for my hair.  Framesi Color Lover prolonged my color and in fact I still had those brunette locks on week eight!  Overall the lowlights had faded a little however it was still evident that my blonde had dimension.  I’ve been using the Volume Boost shampoo & conditioner and I love the weightless product as well as the volume it creates.  The Color Lover line also includes a Moisture Rich, Curl Define & Smooth Shine.  Along with the shampoo and conditioner I have also been using the Primer which is a light leave in conditioner that not only detangles but it leaves my hair shiny and without static.  I use the Primer on wet or dry hair.  It is made of a Quinoa Protein and plenty of vitamins and serves as a thermal guard when it comes to drying, curling and straightening my hair.  I owe a huge thank you to Annie Fisher of AFH Salon in Seattle for introducing me to the answer for prolonging my color treatment.

I’d love to hear what works for you; comment below or contact me on Twitter.  And follow We are that Family on Twitter for more #wfmw.
– T

framesi byNote:  The Framesi Company does not test on animals.  The Color Lover line is FREE of Gluten, Sulfate, DEA, Paraben, Sodium Chloride, and 100% Vegan.  Framesi packages their products in recyclable plastic.  Click here to find a salon near you that offers these fabulous products.

Tip:  Framesi’s BY (Be Yourself) line has a “light” gel and “light” hairspray that WORKS perfect with long hair styles that don’t require a super strong hold.  They are necessities for my hair.

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I did not receive goods/funds/sponsorship to write this review.

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