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Avengers: Age of Ultron #GreenCraft

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Tristin + Tyler are SUPER excited about the new Avengers: Age of Ultron moving coming out this Friday!  Perfect time to make an eco-friendly trash/green craft, don't you think?? We've been doing green crafts for years, but we love to try and different ways to reuse old materials. This time, we used an old milk jug (my new favorite piece of trash to create with) and an old cardboard box in order to make two wearable super hero crafts!

Check out the video HERE or below and please subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE. We are really going start revving up on the video front and we SO want you along for the ride. If you go see the movie, let us know. We're definitely going and the boys will share their thoughts next week on YouTube!

xo, Tiffany

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MATERIALS: Hot glue gun + milk jug + cardboard + black paint/marker + red, white and blue markers + elastic + patch template

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Tristin + Tyler Featured On: Better Connecticut TV!

Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 11.46.46 AM It's Spring Time and it's also Earth Month, so every year around this time we try to think up some fun, easy craft ideas utilizing recycled or upcycled materials. So instead of throwing away things like an empty water bottle, wine cork or scraps of construction paper, Tristin + Tyler transform them into something new.  We headed to one of our favorite TV programs, Better Connecticut, to share what we came up with this year including, a cute chicken craft made from scraps of construction paper, plastic water bottle art and my personal favorite: a lady bug pin and straw identifiers made out of milk jug plastic! Check out Tristin + Tyler's segment below (or HERE if you can't see it below), and stay tuned for full tutorials next week! Happy Weekend!

xo, Tiffany

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Easter Quick Craft: Glitter Easter Box

EASTERBOX1TEXT Happy Easter! I hope you are all spending time with family and friends! Here's a super quick DIY. I'm sort of tired of Easter baskets, been getting them and giving them my entire life so I found this awesome glitter box in Michael's craft store (here's a similar one) that came in different colors so I had to have it. These little boxes are also awesome for birthdays or other parties and they are super cheap. Definitely check them out. See the full tutorial below and enjoy the rest of the weekend and if your kiddos are on Spring break like Tristin and Tyler, I hope you're going somewhere fun! xo, Tiffany

Materials

Scissors + Glitter Box + Toys and candy + Pink and White Foam Core + Elastic + Glue Gun (not pictured)

(Side note: The bunny ears don't stay upright on their own, so you can glue a small piece of elastic from the back of each ear from the middle of ear to the bottom of the ear to keep them upright).

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Valentine's Day #DIY Marshmallow Hearts

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Like I mentioned before, the boys aren't really into Valentine's Day, but I love all the mushy stuff that comes with this "holiday."  So...because I am crazy and have to just keep creating all the time (like I don't have enough on my plate), I had to think of a DIY the boys would enjoy in addition to our balloon fun. We invited their pal Bri over (who they've known since they were 5) for a super easy, milkshake and marshmallow DIY. This project is a no-brainer; the boys love chocolate and marshmallows so it's an easy activity that will satisfy their sweet tooth. We purchased heart shaped cookie cutters, these flat stackermallows and made heart shaped marshmellows for our milkshakes. I'm sure these marshmallows work well with hot chocolate too, but the boys really wanted ice cream so we made milk shakes.  This DIY is super simple and delicious for all ages (even the adults!). Honestly, the hardest part about making these milkshakes was trying to get Tyler and Bri to stop laughing long enough to take a clear picture!

If you try this tag us with @tristinandtyler on Instagram or Twitter so we can see!

xo Tiffany

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Styling, photography + creative direction by Tiffany Casanova

Tristin + Tyler's Weekend Picks: 2.6.15

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Happy Weekend!

It's freezing here in New York City, I mean FREEZING. I'm talking 10 degrees and below. Times like these make me think of moving to Calfornia. Is it obvious that I'm not a cold weather kind of person AT ALL? Okay, back to the fun: this weekend our picks for what to do with the kiddos include a super fun movie, delicious cupid kebobs just in time for Valentine's Day and a fun peek at a kids Spring/Summer clothing line that is super whimsical. Hope you check it all out! Enjoy!

xo

Tiffany 

What's Up, City Kid?! - Graffiti + Flip Books

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There is art everywhere in NYC. Whether you watch someone singing on the subway, or see a mural on the metal gates of a closed store, there are so many places to get inspired by creativity. We were excited to visit the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) for their City As Canvas exhibit and learn all about the history of street art, see some really cool pieces from the some of the most prolific graffiti writers and make grafitti flip books. The City As Canvas exhibit is no longer at the museum, but they have so many great exhibits and free craft workshops, you have to check them out!  To see Tristin and Tyler's fun visit, check out the VIDEO HERE or click the image above (if you can't see it below). 

Do your kiddos have a favorite museum for art? Do your kids notice art in places besides the expected? This weekend is the perfect time to head to a museum and see what new (or old) exhibits inspire you -- if you're in New York, I definitely recomment MCNY! 

HAPPY WEEKEND!

OH! PS -- Please make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel here! As we begin to launch new episodes of What's Up, City Kid?!  We'd love you along for the ride!

DIY New Year's Party Hats!

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Can you believe it? 2015 is a day away. Well, for most people it's party time so the the boys and shot a video tutorial for making DIY New Year's Eve party hats. We didn't want to go through the process of making the hats in the video since that's pretty standard, instead we give you a few ideas for decorating them! Check the video out HERE or click the image ABOVE and ofcourse, please share and subscribe to our YouTube page!

Oh, and just in case you missed it, see our gift wrap segment on the Meredith Vieira show! Cool giftwrap is important ALL year long, not just during Christmas you know! LOL!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!