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This Christmas there are few little people on our list who will be getting this weekend DIY project. Magnetic states is an idea from Natalme and looks oh so easy to create.

We have a couple of jigsaw puzzles of the United States that will be perfect to upcycle. Next step is attaching pieces of magnetic tape to each state. That’s it, back in the puzzle box and what fun they’ll have putting the states on their fridges.

The United States has a vast variety in the traditions, however, most comes in the taste of the Christmas feast:

  • New England has Lumberjack Pie (a mashed potato crust, filled with meats, onion and cinnamon.)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch serve Sand Tarts (thing, crisp sugar cookies)
  • North Carolina features Moravian Love-Feast Buns (faintly sweet bread of flour and mashed potatoes.)
  • Baltimore serves Sauerkraut with their Turkey (which includes apples, onions and carrots.)
  • Virginia gives us oyster and ham pie.
  • Southern states have Hominy Grits Soufflé and Whiskey Cake (with one cup of 100-proof whiskey.)
  • Louisiana’s treat is Creole Gumbo. It can include ham, veal, chicken, shrimp, oysters and crabmeat.
  • New Mexico has the Empanaditas–little beef pies with applesauce pine nuts and raisins.
  • Hawaii blesses us with Turkey Teriyaki marinated and cooked over an outdoor pit.   What is your favorite Christmas meal? Is it a traditional meal that you grew up with?

Goody goody gumdrops, it’s time for gumdrop trees!

This might bring back fond memories for some.

If you need a teacher gift or one for your friends and neighbors, give these a try?

This is a sweet classic Christmas project for kids of all ages and Bella Dia shows you just how easy it is in a few easy steps.

Look at the Dots Christmas tree – that’s a new one on me.

Gather the kiddos, and have some fun with this great recipe for fun?

Sock and Glove

Easy to make…easy to love!

If your house is anything like ours you probably have a “Department of Missing Socks” also. Do not mourn the sad loss a mate. Look what you can do with some of your favorite mateless socks.

Sock Elephant

Step-by-step illustrations and instructions can be found in the Sock and Glove book by Miyako Kanamori.  There are thirteen delightful projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight.  You can have new menagerie, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and even an insouciant fish.

These whimsical creatures make perfect gifts and inspiring companions.

 

Gotta love these vintage ads!

A Hoover or a Cadillac, which would  have made you happier? As they say, “getting a Hoover for Christmas would really suck.”

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You can sit at this Hit Parade retro diner set and ponder the question.

How about reviving this 1980’s Jello Jigglers Gingerbread Man retro recipe? “There’s always room for Jello “on any  Christmas Wish List.

4 packages (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin or Sugar Free Gelatin, any flavor

2 1/2 cups boiling water or fruit juice

Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water in a bowl. Pour into 8- or 9-inch square pan.Chill until firm, about 4 hours. Cut with any cookie cutter. Garnish as desired. Cube remaining gelatin.

Zoo

Stuffed animals always find a way of taking over, and this is one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen to organize them!  Veetje, a foreign language blog with no tutorial, featured this, but I’m pretty sure any of you DIY-ers out there could figure out how to make this.

Now, if you are finding little escapees here and there, this time of year there are toy donation drop offs all around the county.  Why not re-home some of your extras for other children to enjoy?

Before too many Sugarplums dance in your head, there are other charities that could use help this season of giving.

Upcycle Martha

Leave it to Martha to upcycle sweaters into these warm gifts.

Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an MP3 player.

Gather ye old sweaters while ye may, old time is still a-flying: and that same sweater that smiled yesterday will smile again tomorrow.

Who on your list would enjoy these lovely little gifts?  Martha will show you the how to.

Grandparents Day

Calling all proud and loving grandparents!

In honor of “National Grandparents’ Day,” Monday, September 9, Totally Kids fun furniture & toys would like to invite all grandparents to come into the store and enjoy 30% OFF* all toys and games  now until September 9th!

Remember: always free gift wrapping on toys.

Grandparents will be asked to show a photograph of their precious grandchildren in order to get the discount. That shouldn’t be a problem for any grandma or grandpa! Also, Totally Kids will give away a FREE prize to all grandchildren 8 years old and younger, who bring in their grandparents.

Totally Kids is a family-owned store that sells fun furniture for children, educational toys, games, dolls and doll houses, arts and crafts, dress-up costumes, puzzles, science sets and so much more.

We look forward to seeing you!

We are located at 7876 Portland Avenue South, just one mile from the Mall of America. For more information, call (952) 881-2425 or visit shoptotallykids.com

*Offer not combinable with other discounts, offers, or prior purchases.

Gingerbread Game

This Gingerbread Man game is not only fun but educational at the same time. Just have the kiddos roll the die and mark the number on their recording sheet with a bingo dot marker. This activity is available in the Gingerbread Math Packet located in the printables section at pre-kpages.

We always like to have Gingerbread Man cookies to nibble (dismember) on as we play the fast moving game.

Many Gingerbread Men

A not too spicy recipe for the Gingerbread Man is available at Homemade Mamas.

And then….. the fox asked, “Would you like a ride?”

Gingerbread Playdough

One of our favorite gifting ideas last year was DIY Gingerbread Playdoh. Take a look at Sweet Sugar Belle’s recipe for gingerbread Playdoh and  how adorable her packaging is; complete with a Gingerbread Man cookie cutter!

Ninjabread men at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

If you want a twist, try these Nijabread Men.

END OF THE WORLD SALE!

End of the World Sale

Mayan apocalypse.

End of the World Sale!

We’re not sure what time it will end…..

So all day Friday, December 21st

Take 30% OFF all Toys & Games

Then if the world does not end…

Take 25% OFF

Anything & Everything

Saturday, December 22nd

Shop online or in our store.

Free Gift Wrapping

(in store only)

*Offer not valid on prior purchases, with gift cards or other offers.