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1  The white elephant was evil this year. in What the heck can I do with THIS? by MissI3atman on: December 28, 2012 09:25:11 AM
My mother received these in a white elephant exchange.  I feel bad, she was kinda disappointed because she felt she was stuck with the worst, even though that's kinda the fun of it.  But anyways... The only thing that I can think of to do with these is save them deep in the closet for next years exchange.  What can I do with these to make them decent?





They actually photograph better than they look in person... Who'd of guessed?  But the vase is about 6 in (including flowers) and the pillow is 8 in.
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2  Dino party in Party Planning by MissI3atman on: December 20, 2012 10:14:17 AM
Here are some of the things I made for my son's 5th birthday party.



I made a hot lava rock to play hot potato with.  Made from glued together pieces of syrofoam that i shaped with a knife (great for getting out any aggression) and painted.  I don't have a picture of the final product.  Sorry!



The party hats inspired by hats I saw online (can't remember the site I saw them on).  Bought poster board at the 99cent store and used elastic string.



I made a papier mache volcano from an old lamp shade and did the old science class formula of baking soda and vinegar.



I cut feet shapes out of colored craft foam for them to wear and let the "dino stomp" on a sheet of bubble wrap.  Bad picture.



Pin the tail on the dino.  I can't take credit for this lovely dinosaur, my brother made this one for me.




The cake tasted horrible but it looked awesome.  It was way overcooked and frosting from a can.  Oh well, kids don't care.

I also papier mache eggs from water balloons and buried dog bones in the sand box for an excavation site.  I have no pictures of these.

Thanks for looking, I hope this helps inspire a dino party of your own.  I'll try to find some of the sites that inspired me.
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