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Create Your Own “Rocket Ship” Inspired by Bing Bong

Make Your Own Rocket Ship

“Who’s your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong, Bing Bong.
His rocket makes you yell, ‘Hooray!’ Bing Bong, Bing Bong.
Who’s the best in every way,
and wants to sing this song to say, “Bing Bong, Bing Bong!”

We recently saw Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. Yes, we cried when (spoiler alert) Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong sacrificed himself and jumped out of his rocket ship with Joy to save Riley. We couldn’t help but think of our kids growing up and moving past “Goofball Island.”

But since they’re still little and we have plenty more years ahead to be goofy with them while they let their imaginations soar, we decided to create a “Rocket Ship” of our own, inspired by Inside Out’s character Bing Bong. (You’ll have to use your imagination too since this rocket ship doesn’t automatically shoot rainbows from its brooms.)

Rocket Ship DIY Bing Bong

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Wagon (we used the Step2 All Around Wagon)
  • Cardboard
  • 2 Brooms
  • Streamers in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. Rip 2 3-foot pieces from each color streamer. Fold in each color in half and tape to the end of one broom. Tape in order of the colors of the rainbow (remember Roy G. Biv? Turns out in comes in handy again when you’re a parent). Repeat on the other broom.
  2. Wrap the top part of the broom handle with a streamer that matched your wagon (optional). We did this because the brooms we found at the Dollar Tree were hollow. Cut your piece of cardboard to fit your wagon (this will be its “wings”). Then, tape each broom to the underside of the cardboard (if your cardboard is one color, don’t worry about the “underside.” We are lucky enough to have a plethora of cartons here at Step2, so we recycled one for this craft).
  3. Tape each “wing” with broom attached to each side of the wagon. Reinforce with tape above and below the wing.

Create Your Own Rocket Ship from a Step2 Wagon - Inspired by Inside Out character Bing Bong

Now your little dreamers are ready to soar off to adventure land with their own imaginary friend!

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required. This post is not associated with or endorsed by Disney/Pixar.

Patriotic Decorations

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We’re gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend with this month’s FriDIY craft! Usually on this holiday, many families are outside if the weather is nice. They’re barbequing, enjoying a nice meal, playing outside and relaxing. If you’ll be enjoying some backyard festivities this weekend, why not decorate your outdoor accessories with some red, white and blue? We decided to turn our safety friend, the KidAlert & Pup V.W.B. into a patriotic pal!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  1. Roll the red bandana up and tie it around the neck of your safety companion.
  2. Take the white bandana, roll it up and tie it around on the waist of your safety signal.
  3. Wrap the blue bandana around the neck of the pup.
  4. Remove the flag that comes with this product from the hand of the KidAlert and insert the pinwheel flag.

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Your little ones will love decorating their safety pal for this fun filled weekend! Do you decorate your KidAlert during any holidays? If so, post pictures to our Facebook page!

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*This craft was created for illustrative purpose. We do not condone or recommend using the KidAlert  & Pup V.W.B for safety purposes when it is decorated.

Little Planter’s Fruit and Veggie Garden Craft

fridiy-fruit-and-veggie-buttonApril showers bring May flowers and it’s time to start planting in the yard. If your kiddos have green thumbs they can start their own fruit and veggie garden with this craft. This creation will spark little ones’ imaginations and they can “grow” their garden inside their playroom or outside while you’re gardening.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Remove the tissue from the tissue box and cut off the top portion.
  2. Cut out the stencils.
  3. Trace the fruit and vegetable stencils onto the foam sheets.
  4. Cut out the traced fruit and vegetables and tape the greenery onto the appropriate produce.
  5. Roll either brown or black foam sheets into tubes to represent the soil. To keep them together, tape and place them into the box. You may need to cut a little off each tube in order for them to fit into the tissue box.
  6. Place the fruit and vegetables in between the foam tubes. Flowers can also be put next to the produce that’s been planted.

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Your little gardeners will have a blast planting the fruits and veggies and then harvesting their crops when they’re nice and ripe! This activity not only promotes imaginative play, but teaches kids the basics of gardening.  Plus, the colorful produce will look great outside next to your children’s playhouse.

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required.