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If you were wondering how to craft your very own *last minute* Go! Go! Cory Carson costume, this is the post for you!


My name is Jacqueline and I work for VTech - one of my friends asked me if I could help come up with a costume for her son who was begging to be Cory from Go! Go! Cory Carson (VTech's preschool show on Netflix!).


So, I googled how to make a car costume, and I think I've come pretty close:



Supplies:

  • A box your kid fits into. I chose a grocery box I already had that was 10.5 x 15 inches

  • Cardboard

  • Orange craft foam - I found 12 x 18 inch sheets and used 6 of them

  • White craft foam - again, used about 3 12 x18 inch sheets

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • Duct tape (I happened to have orange, but don't think it's a deal breaker to have other colors - it's for the inside.

  • Black Sharpie to draw the face or you could cut out face shapes from black construction paper or craft foam

  • Yellow craft foam or construction paper for headlights

  • Red craft foam or construction paper for tail lights, mouth, and license plate

  • Ribbon or webbing for straps

STEP ONE

Find a box that your kid fits in. I chose a grocery box that happened to have straps already attached to it & it was easy to send home with my friend to make sure it fit her son - here's a blurry FaceTime screenshot of the "fitting" day :)


STEP TWO

Grab your duct tape and hot glue gun - it's time to cover the outside of our box in orange craft foam!


(I originally thought I could just spray paint the box orange... terrible idea. Foam's the way to go - learn from my mistakes!)


Step Three

To make Cory's head/face you're going to want to get some cardboard and cut it to the width of your box. Height is up to you - I haven't totally decided if we're going to put Cory's face on this and have it end chin-height on the wearer, or if we're going to leave the "windshield" empty and raise it up over his face so that his face is there instead of Cory's... TBD!



You'll then want to cover that piece with orange craft foam. If you're going with the solid windshield / Cory Carson face, you'll want to also glue a piece of white foam behind it.


STEP FOUR

Cory Carson has some racing stripes down his hood - cut those out of foam and glue 'em on! I then added a 1" stripe of foam around the bottom for his "bumper"



I also added some curved pieces to be the "sides" and will add a third to be the back piece - I'm going to wait on gluing these to the costume until I have the kiddo try it on to make sure I don't position them too high or too low.


That's it for now - I'll update when it's complete with pics for you! - Jacqueline



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Organize your playroom alongside Cory Carson and his pals with these simple tips to promote fun, learning, and exploration!

As a busy mom of two young, energetic kids, I am no stranger to the clutter generated from a well-used playroom. I absolutely love listening to my kiddies come up with creative ideas while playing with their favorite toys, but it’s also a reminder that they can enjoy their toys infinitely more in an organized space that allows for movement, consistency, and easy clean up!


We have a little saying that we live by in our house: Surround yourself with things that you love, and store (or give away) the rest!


When the kids got a chance to explore VTech’s adorable Go! Go! Cory Carson collection, I knew these awesome Bumperton Hills friends would be a staple in the playroom. I am thrilled to incorporate and share some of my best tips for creating an organized playroom with this super fun line of toys!


1. Make cleanup fun with designated storage

Combining pretend play with accessibility allows children to enjoy their cleanup time. Add a “pull-in garage” to any unused or open spaces in your storage shelves or toy boxes to allow Cory and his vehicle friends to sleep for the night in Bumperton Hills!

My daughter loves to park Halle the helicopter in the “construction garage” and pushes the windshield to hear her talk. Freddie the firetruck is my son’s favorite because he LOVES to place him on the Firehouse’s SmartPoint location to discover more phrases and sounds.


2. Use picture labels to promote independent sorting

Pictures are a great guide for children when sorting to clean up and it creates a more effective way for everyone to organize. I use printable picture labels that are easy for my three-year-old to recognize and include additional labels wherever we need them! The bin labeled with a construction helmet shown below contains all of their helmets and the label also highlights the location of the Bumperton Construction Garage. :)

3. Incorporate a toy display area

This is one of my favorite tips. Take advantage of a smaller or awkward wall space by turning it into a toy display! Your kids will be delighted to see their favorite Bumperton pals highlighted in their play space, and it also allows you, the parent, to control whether toys are in or out of reach at any given time.

4. Choose furniture with ample storage, the more the better

Toys are an important part of our kids’ lives and help them to develop in so many vital ways. At home we embrace the toy life and make sure that we have the storage we need to stay organized. If you don’t have a lot of space, try opting for a table or corner stand with built in space for storage.

5. Designate small containers for storing smaller toys

When small toys are dumped into large toy boxes at the end of the day, it’s easy to lose track of what toys are actually in the room, sometimes resulting in favorites getting “lost in the sauce”. Using smaller containers for small toys creates a reliable system that can inspire children to enjoy cleaning when they get that instant gratification of putting toys in the right place.


Larger Toys=larger baskets! My son enjoyed designating a new

home for Freddie’s Firehouse.

6. Rotate out your child’s underused toys


To make organizing easier for everyone, have a separate place to put toys away that isn’t as accessible as the rest of the toys. A closet in another room coupled with a few plastic storage drawers is a great example. So while I have a small space upstairs for a toy rotation, Timmy the bulldozer and all of their other go-to toys are accessible every day!


7. Utilize storage space in an adjacent room

Clearing clutter is an important part of organization. If clearing out toys isn’t at the top of the list, using a storage ottoman in a nearby room, for example, can be helpful to store those miscellaneous toys.

8. Utilize storage spaces in seating

Multi-use storage solutions are a life saver for organization. They certainly have been for my household. Storage, seating and a play area? Love it! Grab a cushion and some pillows for your storage shelves or try a storage bench. My daughter lights up with laughter as she listens to Cory Carson sing songs and play melodies on the bench!

She loves to take her pals to another town on the bench :)



9. Make the space below count

Rolling storage drawers are a great way to store toys in smaller spaces. Whether you have extra space below a desk, couch, or even a bed, utilizing that space can free up the play area.

10. Plan for extra room to play

Creating ample space to play is one of most important benefits of organization. When choosing storage and furniture, or simply reorganizing, remember to plan for pretend play. With our open floor space, the kids imagine and go on adventures, pushing Cory and his friends around to trigger some super fun sound effects.

We hope you enjoyed these kid-friendly tips for organizing your child's playroom. Implement just a few and your kids will be having fun with Cory Carson and his pals in an organized playroom in no time.



Kayla Hollomon is a former engineer and a marketing consultant for wellness and consumer brands. She is also a stay-at-home mom of two and has home schooled her children for the last two years. She is the author of keeptoddlersbusy.com, a resource created to provide activities, tips, inspiration, and ideas for moms. Her love for children has grown into a passion for helping busy moms create fun and educational environments for their children while also organizing their lives and homes to promote balance and happiness.

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Hi, everyone! Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party here! I am so thrilled to share adorable rainbow unicorn party ideas with you today! 

My daughter is the typical 6-year-old girl. She absolutely loves anything rainbow unicorn. Needless to say, she was beyond excited when I told her we were going to throw a Magical Rainbow Unicorn Party inspired by VTech®’s Myla the Magical Unicorn™ and Myla’s Sparkling Friends™. Imagine all the excitement!




For a Magical Rainbow Unicorn party, incorporate an eye-catching trendy fringe backdrop in pastel colors. Make it even more festive by completing the look with a balloon garland and unicorn themed party banner. 



Adorable party supplies, such as rainbow plates, napkins and cups are a must to create a festive kids tablescape that will absolutely excite the little guests, and let’s not forget the iridescent unicorn horn party hats! 



Keep the party treats sweet and simple! Jazz up plain popcorn with pastel marshmallows, fun sprinkles and unicorn chocolate chips to create the ultimate magical snack. My daughter goes crazy over this popcorn! 





Spruce up simple cupcakes with fun rainbow unicorn themed toppers. 





Cookies to match the theme are always a good idea. There’s something special about rainbow cookies. They will definitely put a big smile on the kids’ faces! 



Another fun idea would be a cotton candy cake. Doesn’t it look delightful? 



The kids will have a blast playing with Myla the Magical Unicorn™ and Myla’s Sparkling Friends™ while enjoying their party treats! 





Just like Myla, the Sparklings can brighten any celebration. The kids can sing along with them and accessorize themselves and the Sparklings using the fun hair clips, combs and rings.





The kids can change the Sparklings’ color by touching their magical necklace and then touch their horn, eyes or wings to change their color as well.



Last but not least, you can have rainbow unicorn themed kids face masks ready for your guests upon arrival. Best part? They double as party favors. Place them in clear bags filled with confetti for extra fun!







I hope these party ideas inspire you to create the most magical rainbow unicorn celebration! 

Concept & Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party 

https://twinkletwinklelittleparty.com

​​Rainbow partyware: Daydream Society

​​Unicorn cups, banner and cupcake toppers: Pompom Party Shop

​​Fringe backdrop: The Stylish Detail

​​Kids Face Masks: Mandy Christine Designs

​​Cookies: Sweets Illustrated

​​Cotton Candy Cake: Candy with a Twist

​​Silver Cutlery: Bon+Co. Party Studio






Andressa is the founder and content creator of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party, a blog for all things DIY and party related. Andressa loves inspiring other moms to celebrate at home and create special memories with their kids through crafting, baking and planning the sweetest parties! 

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