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Yummy Warm Drinks for Kids

Warm up those cold little fingers with a toasty hot beverage. These recipes are good for winter time, but can be enjoyed during all temperatures!

Hot Vanilla Milk

This is is an excellent, healthier alternative to hot chocolate. The recipe is simple: heat milk over low heat in a saucepan, add a teaspoon of agave sweetener or sugar, and sprinkle with nutmeg, pumpkin and or cinnamon spice. Go to this source for more details.

Cinnamon Vanilla Milk. YUMMY!

 

 

“Better Than Starbucks” Caramel Apple Cider

Apple Cider is a classic that can’t be missed! Who can turn down a creamy, caramelly mug of apple deliciousness? This recipe recommends 100% pure pressed apple juice to achieve ultimate flavor. Full recipe here.

"Better Than Starbucks" Cider

 

 

Coconut Hot Chocolate: Dairy free alternative

If  you’re searching for something lactose-free, this recipe does not rely on milk as the main ingredient and provides a specifically dairy fee version. Source.

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

 

 

 Butterscotch Butterbeer

For the magically-minded, we’ve included this creative recipe inspired by J.K. Rowling’s butterbeer, a favorite beverage of Harry Potter and many other wizards. Best described, this (non-alcoholic) yummy drink is meant to taste like warm, fizzy, liquid butterscotch. Try it out!

butterbeer

 

 

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be on the lookout for heart-felt treats. This recipe includes strawberry ice cream and is rumored to taste like chocolate-covered strawberries. Source.

Strawberry Hot Chocolate

 

 

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

We saved the perhaps heartiest yummy drink for last. This one is for all of the peanut butter lovers out there (kids and adults alike). Stir milk chocolate bars and peanut butter into hot milk, then top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. More details here.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

 

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DIY Nightlights

Night lights are an easy way to alleviate kids’ fears of the dark, and whatever may reside within it. We collected a few of our favorite ideas for cute DIY nightlights that not only keep things bright and cheery, but add to the decor of the room. Most only require a string of white lights, which you can usually buy for around $3.

This one is not only easy, but it’s cheap too! Grab an aluminum can, a string of lights, a drill, and a can of spray and you’re DIY Firefly Lamp is good to go! Source

DIY nightlights

This gorgeous lit garland would be great in a little girl’s room. All it takes are dixie cups, a string of lights, and some colored paper. Source

Cup garland

This one is for those of you who are feeling a little more crafty, and who have a little more time (but really, who has that). We think it’s pretty anyway! Source

Canvas

This one looks fun to try with kids. Take an old wine bottle, drill a hole (carefully) and then let your kids help glue the glass beads on the sides. Source

Wine bottle

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Awesome ways to display kids’ art

Hang art on clips and tension wire!

Frame out the masterpieces.

Hang up a magnetic board.

Create a gallery space.

Don’t forget to get messy!

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Closet organization ideas

It’s the new year! Clean out and organize those closets for a fresh start. Don’t forget to sell that outgrown kids’ stuff to your local Kid to Kid for cash on the spot or 20% more in store credit.

Bins are your friends!
We love this bin organization. It’s perfect for small kids’ clothes.

Get the shoes off the floor.
Drawers, pockets, shelves, anything to get the shoes up off the floor!

Add more rods and a curtain.
Kids’ clothes are shorter so take advantage of vertical space.

Create a closet and shelf combo.
Don’t have a closet? Install this shelf combo with a curtain, so cute!

Upcycle a bookcase into a wardrobe.
Create your own wardrobe with a tall bookshelf or set of drawers.

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Yummy holiday treats

Happy Holidays from all of us at Kid to Kid! Get cozy this upcoming week and make some of these yummy treats for when you spend time with your family. What’s your favorite holiday treat? Tell us in the comments!

Funfetti Popcorn
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Krispie Trees!
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Pretzel Hugs
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Gingerbread Smoothie
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Don’t forget the Veggies!
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Holiday card ideas

The holidays are here! What a wonderful time of the year. Below are some adorable craft ideas that you and your kids can make this season.

Light Bulb Chalk Cards
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Paper Collage Trees
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Simple Pipe Cleaner Trees
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Potato Stamp Ornaments
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Bow Tie Pasta Wreaths
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Pom Pom Hot Cocoa Mugs
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Family photo ideas and tips

It’s almost a new year and it’s a great time to get some new family photos. Stop by Kid to Kid to pick up some adorable outfits to coordinate your photo shoot. Here are some great tips and some cute photo ideas!

Family photo tips:

  • Plan ahead! Be sure to plan where you will take photos and be prepared with any changes of clothes or snacks before heading out. This will ensure less tantrums and happier photos
  • Color coordinate. A coordinated wardrobe looks great and brings family photos together. Try to coordinate outfits based on a color of style.
  • Find a photographer you’re comfortable with. Whether it’s a family friend or a professional, be sure you’re comfortable with the person holding the camera.
  • Get outside! In-studio shots are great, but it’s sometimes easier to relax when taking photos outside. Be prepared for changes in weather and dress appropriately.
  • Don’t stress. Don’t worry about getting a perfect photo. Relax and have fun and a great photo will happen!

Cute photo ideas

Don’t be afraid of the weather!

 Try different angles.

Have a prop like feathers or leaves.

Get silly!

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What we’re thankful for …

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With Thanksgiving just one week away, we at Kid to Kid are feeling so grateful! Here’s a list of 8 things we’re especially thankful for right now:

1. Moms – because everybody needs at least one person who’ll love them and cheer for them no matter what.

2. Freedom – so we can be ourselves.

3. Can openers – because honestly, have you ever tried to open a can without one? Amiright?

4. Education – so we can learn, grow, and accomplish our dreams.

5. Chocolate – #NeedISayMore

6. Good friends – The kind that make your cheeks ache from smiling too much.

7. Beaches – especially warm beaches. In November.

8. Our shoppers and sellers! – because Kid to Kid couldn’t exist without YOU. We love to bring gently used kids’ things to families at low prices, and we REALLY love paying cash for kids’ clothes and toys. How could we do our two favorite things without our shoppers and our sellers?

Now we want to know, what are YOU grateful for? Tell us in the comments below.

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Thanksgiving crafts for kids

It’s almost Thanksgiving! It’s less than 2 weeks away! We hope you have the most wonderful family time, no matter how big or small your celebration is. Take this time to be thankful for everything you have. We’re thankful for our wonderful customers who shop and sell our stores and support our local owners. Tell us what you’re thankful for in the comments and use these cute crafts!

Make a no glue turkey! This craft is perfect for toddlers or if you don’t
want the mess of glue, plus there’s no waiting for glue to dry! Instructions

We love these thumbprint Thanksgiving cards.
You can use paint or stamp pads to make these adorable turkeys.
These make great little Thanksgiving gifts or even
just to decorate the table. Instructions

Grab this free Thankful printable, or create your own!
Have a discussion with your family on what they’re thankful for and why.
We’re thankful for our wonderful customers! Instructions

Spend some time outdoors with these easy pinecone bird feeders.
Make these right as everyone arrives then place them where you can see
them from the house. It’s a great family craft! Instructions

Don’t forget to make a kids’ table! We love this idea to use kraft paper and give the kids
crayons and markers. It helps curb boredom during long get-togethers. More Ideas

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Cozy bed inspiration for kids

It’s getting chilly outside! Cuddle up with your kids using these cozy bedroom ideas. Add extra blankets and pillows. Don’t forget to update your kids’ cold weather wardrobe this year at Kid to Kid, plus check out our stores for furniture and baby equipment too!

Try this shabby chic look using layers of wonderful blankets and colorful accents.

Love this colorful and textured quilt. A comfy quit makes any bed cozy.

Who knew a Frozen inspired room could look so comfy! We love the lights.

This eclectic look is perfect for that pre-teen in your family. Layer with anything bright!

Make these curtained off bunks for a cozy look with added privacy.

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