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Halloween costumes for twins – Scuba Divers!

I was trying to come up with good Halloween costumes for my twins…then it hit me…scuba divers!!  These were super easy to make!  I think the whole project cost no more than $20.

 

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Supplies:

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I got the black clothes at Walmart – onesies, pants, hats, “socks”

Black felt – Walmart – used to make the flippers

Spray paint – Walmart

Duck Tape – Walmart and Dollar Tree

Black tubing – Lowe’s

Clear Pacifiers – Walmart

Goggles – Dollar Tree

Velcro – Walmart

2 Liter pop bottles

 

How I did it:

The pictures pretty much sum it up, but it was super easy!  All the clothes I got at Walmart.  The socks were actually mittens.  They were a two pack for 97 cents.  I cut off the thumbs and sewed it together so they were socks!  The goggles I got at the Dollar Tree.

First, I spray painted 2 liter pop bottles silver..  When they were completely dry, I put black duck tape around it and then another skinnier, brighter piece around that.  I got the skinnier neon colors at the Dollar Tree.  I then placed Velcro on the back of the pop bottles.  In the cap, I made a hole and took my black piping and shoved it in there.  It wasnt going anywhere so I didnt need to glue or tape it.  I then took the pacifier and used black duck tape to tape it to the end of the black piping.  I put velcro on the back of the twins shirts so secure the “tank”.

See how easy it was?  It was a big hit with all the neighbors!

 

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Free Stuff for Twins

After having the twins, I learned you can get multiple items and coupons for free! Here is the letter I wrote:

 

To Whom It May Concern:

 

On January 29th, my husband and I became the proud parents of twins.  We understand that your company offers promotional products (or coupons) to families with multiples.  We would like to take advantage of this offer.  Enclosed are copies of birth certificates for our children.

 

Thank you for your time, consideration, and support.  We greatly appreciate it!

 

Sincerely,

 

Wendie LaGamba

(I put my home address here)

wlagamba@verizon.net

 

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I was in the hospital for a month, so I typed the letter and had my husband print them and bring them to me in the hospital. After the twins were born, we were still there for a while and got their birth certificates in only a couple days, so I had him make copies of them for me to put with the letters. Like I said, I was in the hospital for a month, so I stuffed the envelopes and mailed them out. Within a week or two, my mailbox started getting full! Here are the companies I wrote to and what I received:

 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Department QMB

PO BOX 2020

Neenah, WI 54957-2020

 

I received (4) $3 off any Kimberly Clark product, which includes Huggies, Depends, Poise, Kleenex, Viva, Little Swimmers, Cottonelle, GoodNites, Kotex, and Pull Ups.

 

Energizer Personal Care Consumer Affairs

PO BOX 537

Neenah, WI 54957

 

Their multiples program was discontinued, but they sent me (2) $7.99 off any Playtex product or Diaper Genie product. They also sent (2) $1.00 offany Playtex product or Diaper Genie Product. I registered on their web page and was emailed a $2 off the same products in my email.

 

Gerber/Nestle

Multiple Birth Program

445 State Street

Fremont, MI 49413

 

Received 2 Gerber bibs, (2) $3 off any Good Start Formula, (2) .75 off Gerber cereal, (8) .25 off any Gerber product, and (1) $10 off multiple Gerber products.

 

Mead Johnson Nutrition

Attn: Enfamil Multiple Birth Promotion-B215

2400 W Lloyd Expy
Evansville, IN 47721-0001

 

I received multiple $5 off coupons and a couple $10 rebate forms. I received two cases of formula for each baby and 8 cases of the nursette bottles.

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Luvs Multiple Birth Offer

The P&G Company

PO BOX 599

Cincinnati, OH 45201

 

Received (1) Free up to $9 off coupon, (1) $4 off coupon, (2) $2 off coupon, (1) $1 off wipes coupon.

Pampers Multiple Birth Offer

The P&G Company

PO BOX 599

Cincinnati, OH 45201

 

Received (1) Free up to $13.99 off coupon, (1) $5 off coupon, (2) $2 off coupon, (1) $1 off wipes coupon.

 

Medela

1101 Corporate Drive

McHenry, IL 60050

 

Summer Laboratories

Triple Paste Brand

103 GP Clement Drive

Collegeville, PA  19426

 

Even though their program is for 3+, they sent me 2 tubes of diaper ointment and asked for pictures for their facebook page.

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I received (2) $3 off coupons for any Medela product.

 

Dr. Browns

Handi-Craft Company

4433 Fyler Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63116

 

I received (2) Dr. Browns bottles.

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TOMY

Attn: Multiple Birth Program

2021 9th Street SE

Dryersville, IA 52040

 

I received (2) 4 pack of sippy cups and (2) 12 packs of eating utensils. The Learning Curve and The First Years is now TOMY.

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Ocean Spray

Consumer Affairs Dept

1 Ocean Spray Drive

Lakeville-Middleborough, MA 02349

 

Received a coupon for a free 64oz juice and one coupon for 55 cents off any juice. Also received a pamphlet with recipes.

 

The White House Greetings Office

Room 39

1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Washington, DC  20500

 

I included a letter stating I had twins and included their birth certificates. I also included my contact info.  I received two congratulation cards from the President and his wife.

 

Baby’s First Circus Program
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
8607 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

 

Received two free circus tickets.

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Companies that I wrote to that discontinued their multiples program:

 

Seventh Generation

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Wishes For Baby

Wishes for Baby

     Supplies:

–       Cardstock

–       Printer

Instructions:  I used InDesign to make these.  I added things like “I hope you love…”, “I hope you learn…”, etc.  I had guests fill them out when they came to see the twins and had them sign the bottom.  I plan on putting them in their scrapbook.

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Cootie Jar for New Baby or Babies!

Cootie Jar

     Supplies:

–       Jar or bowl

–       Hand Sanitizer

–       Printer and Paper

Instructions:  I printed a sign on 4×6 photo paper and taped it to a small jar.  I left it out for people to use before handling my twins.  The sign says “Before touching our cuties, get rid of the cooties!”

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Boy Girl Twin Chevron Nursery

Boy Girl Twin Chevron Nursery

Bedding:
From: Carousel Designs
Boy Pattern: Blue Mist Chevron
Girl Pattern: Pink and Grey Chevron
Links:
http://www.babybedding.com/mist-and-gray-chevron-crib-bedding
http://www.babybedding.com/pink-and-gray-chevron-crib-bedding

Cribs:
From: Graco
Style: Lauren 4 in 1 Convertible Crib
Link:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Graco-Lauren-4-in-1-Convertible-Classic-Crib-White/15052213

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Big Sister Bag

Big Sister Bag

            Supplies:

                        – Digital Camera

                        – Batteries

                        – Shirt

                        – Charm

                        – Snacks

                        – Change (for vending machine)

                        – Hand Sanitizer

                        – Big Sister Book

                        – Puffy Fabric Paint

                        – Bag to put everything in

Instructions:  I made this for my daughter who is excited to be having a brother AND sister on the way!  On Black Friday I scored the digital camera for only $10!  I personalized the hand sanitizer label on the computer.  My friend Lisa used puffy paint to make the bag look AWESOME!  I put everything in the bag and plan on giving it to her when she comes in the room and sees the babies for the first time.

I got the embroidered shirt HERE and the charm HERE.

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