This may be old news for some of you, but Build-A-Bear allows you to buy a bear for your child’s birthday based on the age of your child. So, if your child is one, the bear is only $1, for a two-year-old, it’s only $2. I’ll stop there so I won’t sound too much like the characters in the Kid History Chilean completo video.
It was an amazing experience paying $1 for something that my little boy loves so much! Plus, it is really well made. Good job Build-A-Bear!
What’s the catch? You do have to join their Bonus club, but it is free and all they require to join is a little basic personal information, which wasn’t a big deal to me. I would imagine they make some money on the clothes you buy for the bears, but it is still pretty generous.
I honestly wanted to buy some cute pirate clothes for ours but unfortunately, they didn’t have any for my son’s pirate-themed party, so I literally walked out of there just paying $1!
If you have a toddler a bear from Build-A-Bear is the way to go! I just hope we don’t lose this bear anytime soon or our son will lose it! I don’t think he’ll sleep without his best bud.
Polyurethane Varnish: satin/clear Wheeler Dealer or clear Polyurethane Spray Varnish- available at most craft and retail stores
Wood clock (9 inches) – Purchase at a yard sale or second-hand store
Sponge paintbrush to apply the varnish- craft store
5/8″ brad-point bit (smaller will work if you’re willing to put in extra time and effort)
Parchment paper and tape for covering the clock face when painting or spraying
My son’s room is decorated with pirate/ocean decor and I’ve been looking for fun ways to continue to decorate it. But living in an apartment I struggle to have enough room for decorations, so I’ve tried to make decorations which serve more practical purposes. Since I’m not particularly good with dates and times clocks, are especially practical to have nearby. I try to keep one in every room so that I can glance up and know how much time I have before I need to run off to my next adventure.
So when I got the idea to make a clock into a ship’s wheel I matched it to the mahogany-colored furniture in his room. Low on craft money, I used the furniture scratch marker instead of buying stain (although stain would work well too). Then I covered the marker with some varnish I had from another craft project. It turned out even better than I imagined! I colored over a pine finish and it covered really well. The wood finials didn’t match perfectly after being colored with the marker, but after applying the varnish I think they looked great!
So without further ado here are the steps to making your own ship’s wheel clock with Dollar Tree Furniture Scratch Markers.
Our lil‘ Shock is 6 months old and old enough for food! I was thrilled to find some useful baby supplies at Dollar Tree! I purchased this bowl, 12 spoons, and the disposable placemats all for $3 total.
The disposable mats seem like they’d be really handy for when we go out to eat and need something to put our guy’s food onto.
12 baby spoons will mean I don’t have to stress about having enough spoons for our lil‘ guy.
The bowl suctions to the table so that its harder to push off their tray or the table.
I will get a lot of use out of my $3 worth of baby supplies!
Any other cool baby products you’d recommend for a 6 month old?