Monday, January 31, 2011

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

From a popular nursery rhyme dating from the early nineteenth century:

What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails
That's what little boys are made of.

Our Scavenger Hunt at eCrater Stores Network this week is to look for items with the theme:  Birthday

Two of my grandsons are seven and six.  What one doesn't think of, the other one does and they fit that nursery rhyme to a tee.  Mischievous and full of energy, I wouldn't change them for the world.  I also have another grandson that just turned two and a great-grandson who will be two in a few weeks.  So, I'm sure that we will be surrounded by "puppy-dogs' tails" for several years to come.  Oh, it is so nice to be the grandmother!  Here are some items I found from our eCrater store owners for my younger grandsons. 

Naturally, a cake for a special grandson using the Wilton Godzilla Dinosaur cake pan from Eccentric Thrifter.  Use green or brown icing and gumdrops or other candies for the mouth and eyes.  Green-color coconut for grass around the feet of the dinosour.

This cute little Disney Pluto Dog barks, wags his tail and growls.  You'll find him at Hazel's Hodgepodge.  Perfect gift for that little grandson of yours and sure to put an angelic smile on his face and a mischievous sparkle in his eye.

And, if your little boy is into cars and trucks, take a look at this vinyl wall lettering decor for his room for Boys Only from Walls That Talk.  Perfect for the play area of his room to let him know just how special little boys are.

Hope this has given you some ideas for celebrating birthdays for that special boy in your life.  Enjoy those "puppy-dogs' tails" years - they grow up so fast!        


  1. Fabulous post! Yep, boys are the children of very special people; women who are called to be the custodian of those ambitious little beings, that guide them gently into manhood. They drive us crazy but we wouldn't have it any other way!

    Thanks for including my item!

  2. Cute blog - and perfect choices for little boys! Out of my 6 grand kids 5 are boys so I need all the help on gift giving options for boys! Thanks for including our wall decal.

  3. As usual a superb blog. Thanks for including my Pluto.