Bickering, sniping, criticizing each other…we’ve been working on changing our words around here. About building others up instead of insulting them. About saying we’re sorry when we’ve made a mistake or hurt someone’s feelings (and when I say “we,” I’m including myself…I can get pretty snippy and sarcastic and I don’t want that to be what my kids remember).
So when we got a chance to learn more about the Little Charmers, I was pleased to discover that they’re all about the power of friendship. The three friends have adventures (or misadventures, rather), which we’ve been following on their Nick Jr. show, but they always come to the same conclusion — that with good friends, anything is possible.
We checked out the Hazel Magic Doll (who comes with her pet cat, Seven) , Posie’s magic wand (which is sized for a kid), and Flare the Dragon. And now we’re obsessed with Hazel. She has pink hair! Pink!! We love pink! She also talks, and has a pretty cool cape that disappears with the push of a button.
So to accentuate the pink hair, and to celebrate the coming holiday season, we made matching hair clips for my daughter and Hazel. It was a simple project, that took maybe half an hour tops.
I cut a small piece of felt into a triangle and then rounded the edges. Added a small piece of brown yarn to the bottom to make a tree trunk. And dotted sparkly fabric paint on to ornament the tree. We lined a metal hair clip with ribbon, and glued our tree to the clip.
You could make a bunch of these as stocking stuffers, or present toppers, or just fun holiday hair clips to wear around.
We have a friend over right now, and they’re both playing Little Charmers all over the house — pointing the wand at things and carting Flare around here and there.
Like I said. Obsessed.
Little Charmers are the perfect holiday gift! Visit the Little Charmers website to make this holiday season magical.
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