Christmas, Freebies

The Best Christmas Origami Diagrams to Fold This Holiday Season

The Best Christmas Origami Diagrams to Fold This Holiday Season

If you love all things Christmas and also love origami, then you’ll love this list of the best Christmas origami diagrams to fold this holiday season!  Origami is a great way to relax and get into the holiday spirit. From Santa Claus and reindeer to Christmas trees and wreaths, there’s something for everyone in this round-up.  And Origami diagrams suitable for all skill levels.

Use your creations to adorn gifts, Christmas cards, as place settings for the holiday table, for Christmas tree decorations…  The possibilities are truly endless!  So, grab some origami paper, printer paper works too, and get started on folding some of these amazing Christmas origami diagrams.  

Simple Christmas Tree Dollar Bill Origami



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Freebies, Halloween

The Best FREE Halloween Origami Tutorials

The Best FREE Halloween Origami Tutorials

There are so many Halloween origami designs available. However, not all of them are equally amazing or free. In this post we are presenting our top free Halloween origami choices and sorting them into levels: Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced. 

What goes into our origami evaluation for a diagram or pattern to meet our standards? First, it needs to be an authentic origami model. Meaning it must involve only folding paper. For Halloween origami, we will make an exception to allow for the use of a pen. If it requires scissors, glue, google eyes, etc, it’s out… Second, the finished origami model needs to look cute or realistic. No questioning it like, “I guess this blob COULD be a ghost”.

We’ll get to the free origami list but first… FREE printable Halloween-themed Origami paper! This is so perfect for throwing together a craft for a Halloween party for kids and adults. Also for making some extra festive decor.

Now for the Origami models…  We hope you enjoy them!


This origami bat is just too cute…


This pumpkin is so cute! 


This crow is outstanding!  The step by step tutorial in this video seems very accomplishable, maybe with a few tries.

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The Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Supplies

The Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Supplies

A dinosaur theme for a birthday party gives so many opportunities to use unique decorations and have some wild activities and games. There are so many unique ways to use standard decor like trees, jungle plants and balloon arches to make an entire themed environment. We want to share some of our favorite decorating ideas and supplies.



There are so many creative ideas for how to use balloons to enhance your party into an immersive setting.  You could use a red balloon arch to simulate lava flowing out of a volcano, blue balloons for underwater Jurassic dinosaurs, or green balloons for a forest or jungle setting.

Party Sets

Party sets are a great way to put together an easy matching party scene.

Party Table Decorations

Table centerpieces make a really interactive center for birthday activities, like coloring pages or for cake time.  Table confetti ties the whole creation together.  Having dinosaurs and trees throughout the table with confetti of dinosaur tracks brings the table to life. 


It’s not a party without dessert.  Why not use the cake and cupcakes as a decoration too?  Set up a cute dessert table and let treats be a highlight in the room.    For cake and cupcake ideas and supplies check out our post Dinosaur Cakes and Cupcakes.

Games and Activities

Coloring Pages

There are many free coloring page resources for dinosaurs.  Print some out and let the creativity begin.  Check out our post FREE Dinosaur Coloring Pages.


Origami is a great way to let the guests make their very own dinosaur to keep.  It is a very engaging activity and makes a wonderful party favor. You can even print the paper yourself.  For some dino origami tutorials easy through advanced that would be perfect for a party, check out our post FREE Dinosaur Origami Tutorials.

Pin the Tail on the Dinosaur

Pink the Tail on the Dinosaur Game

Party Favors

A cute idea for a party favor is giving figurine dinosaurs to each guest.  Then the kids will have their own dino toy to play with throughout the party.  In addition, if you have an activity of coloring dino themed coloring pages, your guests can bring those home as well.


Fuzzy Flip Flop Slippers – The Best Summertime Alternative to Fuzzy Socks

Fuzzy Flip Flop Slippers – The Best Summertime Alternative to Fuzzy Socks

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your comfort. Nothing beats a pair of warm fuzzy socks in the winter. They’re very cozy, comfortable, and relaxing. Our yearly summertime issue is when it becomes too hot to wear them. The warmth and comfort that fuzzy socks provide are something that should last all summer. In fact, all year round. Fuzzy flip flop slippers are the answer to achieving this in your life. They’re ideal for staying cool at home while still providing all necessary comforts. Many of the fuzzy flip flop slippers on the market are stylish too. Perfect for flaunting your pedicure. This post features our favorite pairs and four aspects influencing our fuzzy flip flop slipper selection.


Support may not seem important while looking for a fuzzy sock alternative. However, when shoes are involved, their provided support becomes very relevant. Unsupportive or ill-fitting footwear can result in considerable foot pain. The purpose of fuzzy flip flop slippers is to make you as comfortable as possible. Why waste a flip flop slipper choice on an ill-fitting shoe that will only cause you agony? This post’s fuzzy flip flop slippers have all made it as Sage and MI candidates. We have discovered that they all appear to have exceptional orthopedic properties like arch support and memory foam.

Toe Strap

The toe strap is our most frequent complaint with flip flops in general. The wrong toe strap can be extremely painful for sensitive feet. Anything that is overly firm, rubber, or bulky is not desirable. Any fuzzy flip-flop candidate should have a comfortable toe strap.

Fuzzy Material

The only flip flop slipper options we want to consider have the feel and vibes of fuzzy socks. That brings us to the question: what materials make up fuzzy socks? The answer is 98% polyester and 2% spandex blend. So we are searching for this material or as close to it as we can find. In the world of fuzzy flip flop slippers, what this comes down to primarily, is terry vs. fleece. Especially for summertime use, our choice is terry every time. Fleece can seem like a desirable option. However, it holds moisture and is intended to keep you warm. Great qualities for the winter but not what we are looking for in a summertime shoe. Terry is moisture-wicking, light and airy; sure to keep you cool.


Style may be last on the list of essential fuzzy flip flop slipper considerations, but it is still crucial. A pair of fuzzy flip flop slippers ought to check all four boxes. How do you choose which fuzzy flip flop slipper to buy? Put these categories in the order that makes the most sense to you and choose the pair that seems to meet most of your needs.