Kid-Friendly DIY Minecraft tools!   Before3PM.com

Today I have a tutorial on how to help your child make their own Minecraft tools! For this project, you will need:

  1. Large piece of cardboard (a broken down shipping box works great)
  2. Sheets of colored paper
  3. Old cardboard tubes (from paper towels, wrapping paper, etc)
  4. Clear packing tape
  5. Glue Stick
  6. Scissors
  7. Ruler

You will also need to print out a picture of the Minecraft tool you want to make. My recommendation: type in the Minecraft tool you want to make in your Google search bar and scroll through the images to find one that clearly shows the block pattern.

Read More →

DIY Birthday Plate. Before3pm.com

Let me tell you a story.

My middle son absolutely LOVES arts and crafts.   Now, painting is definitely not my favorite activity because it is always such a mess, but he begged me to let him paint, and I gave in.

I set him up with his paint set, newspaper on the table, a cup for rinsing out his paintbrush, etc..

When he finished his artwork, he put everything away, including the cup of dirty water in the sink.

While the dishes were piled in the sink, the paint residue from that water cup managed to get on some of my plates, and to this day, two of my plates STILL have paint spots on them!

Why do I tell you this story?  Because when I actually TRY to get paint to stay on plates, it has never worked!!!!

That is, until now! Read More →