Fingerlings: Two-Toned Edition

I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to WowWee for sponsoring this post. My kids thank you letters should be in the mail as well,  as soon as they learn to write.

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Every year there is that toy that people MUST have. Well this year is Fingerlings by WowWee. Well after days of telling our two elves, Franklin and Thompson, how bad they wanted a Fingerling those elves totally came through and surprised them with Summer. Summer is one of 6 siblings in the Two-Toned Fingerling Family. With her gorgeous pink and orange tones you can totally tell, Summer loves her some sunshine.

 

If you have been hiding under a rock this decade you might be asking yourself what a Fingerling is. Well Fingerlings are adorable baby monkeys that are curious little creatures. These interactive pets love to chill on your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails, toot (that’s my girls favorite), and babble!

Now that it’s winter and it’s getting cold and bla out the girls and I decided to put together a little project to help bring some color to our lives and naturally we wanted to do it Two-Toned to celebrate the arrival of our newest buddies.

Two Toned Bottle Brush Christmas Tree

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Small, white Bottle Brush Sisal Trees
  • Tulip or RIT in your favorite color(s)
  • 16-oz. glass jar
  • Boiling water
  • Measuring spoons
  • Salt
  • Stirring spoon
  • Rubber gloves (after thought)
  • Paper towels (toddlers and dye and obvious mess)
  • Plates or table-cloth

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Gather supplies. Bottle brush trees here.
  2. Boil water
  3. Add a 1/2 tsp of salt to cup to help brighten color
  4. Add a tsp of dye. I used  Tulip.
  5. Test dye color by dipping a paper towel or spare tree directly into the dye bath. If color is too light, add more dye; if color is too dark, add more water.
  6. Dip your tree directly into the dye bath. It will dye within a few seconds. The longer the tree stays in the dye, the darker it will be.
  7. Experiment with dyeing different parts of the trees for different looks: Dye just the bottom, dye just the top or even tilt the jar to dye a diagonal color line for variation. To achieve an ombre effect, dip the whole tree in quickly and then pull it out slowly allowing the bottom portions of the tree to spend a few more seconds in the dyebath. We personally started with lighter color than dipped it in a darker color for bottom half.
  8. Remove your tree from the dye bath and blot it with a clean paper towel to remove excess dye.
  9. Lay trees flat on clean, dry paper towels until completely dry.

I dried ours over night and the next day we had a winter forest set for a two-toned interactive monkey.

And because we love you all so much! The girls have decided to make one of your kids very happy. We are giving away Mia, the purple Fingerling and just in time for Christmas.

Super easy to enter. Just follow the 2 steps below starting at midnight on the 12th.

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