tocaboca x Dress-Lace Button Through Pinafore Lace Dress In Washed Black

The button through pinafore lace dress in washed black is all about fun. From the black and white striped sleeves to the button placket front the dress is laid back in every aspect yet still stylish. The dress is made from non-stretch denim and features front hip pockets which makes it perfect for those days you don’t feel like carrying a purse. Toss on a pair of black shades and a cute pair of shoes and you can be out the door in minutes as this dress has all the attitude you need built right in.
Some features of this tocaboca x dress-lace online denim aline button through pinafore lace dress include:
Square neckline
Open sides
Regular fit – true to size
100% Cotton

Pure Play in the Kitchen: Recipes for Fun

Kitchens have always been a place for adults to do very serious things with food. Kitchens are rarely places to have fun. When kids are invited into the “heart of the home,” it’s often to imitate grown-ups, and to only do what they’re told. There’s no room for play.

Until now.

To celebrate the launch of our new app Toca Kitchen 2 we want to bring parents and kids together in the kitchen to have fun. That’s why we’ve created unique, playful recipes that inspire families to be more in the moment — even in the kitchen. The end goal is not perfect dishes — the idea is to inspire parents and kids to create dishes together that are all about play, inspiration and having fun.

So join us for a totally new take on cooking with kids, and please share your own creations or stories of #pureplay in the kitchen.

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Kitchen Play: Bread and Seek

You can find bread in a lot of different places. Bakeries, restaurants, supermarkets or your oven. That’s right, your oven! But bread doesn’t just magically appear in ovens. You have to bake it first.

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Here’s what you’ll need to bake a loaf of bread:

  • 2 ¾ cups of your favorite nuts and seeds
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup rye flour
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • deep pockets
  • 1 ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking soda (this is not soda you can drink)
  • ⅓ cup dark syrup or honey
  • clever hiding places
  • ice water

And this is how you do it:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F. That’s a pretty hot oven, so you should probably put on some shorts or drink some ice water first.
    2. While the oven is warming up, chop (or smash) the nuts and put them in a bowl with the seeds. Psst, take some nuts and put them away in your pocket. Mix the nuts and the seeds with a spoon. If you don’t have a spoon, you can use your hands.
    3. In a different bowl, mix the rye flour, wheat flour, salt and baking soda. Now add the yogurt, syrup and cranberries. Stir the mixture. Then you can add the nuts and seeds.
    4. Keep stirring all of the ingredients together until they become a smooth paste. Pour the paste into a bread pan with parchment paper in it. The paper will allow you to take the bread out when it’s done baking. Otherwise the bread will have to stay in the pan FOREVER.
    5. Bake it the lower part of the oven. This will take two hours, which, as you know, is a long time. But two hours is the perfect amount of time to play hide and seek. Decide who will count and who will hide. You need to stay in your own neighborhood, so don’t get on a plane or a boat. Go ahead, put your shoes on! Remember, you have your snack in your pocket if you need energy.
    6. After two hours of playing hide and seek, it’s time to take the bread out of the oven. Make sure you use oven mitts to protect yourself — the bread will be hot! Remove the bread from its mold and let it cool down on a grate under a tea towel.

Enjoy your bread!

Kitchen Play: Slippery Smoothie

One of the best and LOUDEST things you can make is a smoothie in a blender. Blenders can stir, chop, puree, crush, mix and liquefy. But in order to make a smoothie, all we need the blender to do is blend.

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To make a slippery smoothie, you’ll need a few things.

  • blender
  • 1 banana (yellow please)
  • a toy friend (one you really trust)
  • ½ cup of frozen raspberries
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • grated ginger
  • some building blocks

And this is how you do it:

    1. Pick up the banana. Is it yellow? Good. If it’s green it might be a little hard to open and it probably won’t taste as good as a yellow one. Double check to make sure it’s yellow! Nice work. Peel that banana and cut it into pieces. Drop the pieces into the blender. So long banana!
    2. Now use your blocks to build a staircase up to the blender. Once the stairs are built, walk the raspberries up to the blender. Walk, hop, step and jump right in. It’s OK, the banana was there to catch the raspberries. Good banana!
    3. At this point, you can pour apple juice over the raspberries and banana. Make sure they all get a nice drink of the juice. You can have a sip too if you’re thirsty.
    4. The final ingredient is ginger. Ginger is a strange looking thing, isn’t it? Ask your toy-friend to taste the ginger. Does your toy-friend like it? Great! Put some in the blender. If your toy-friend doesn’t like the taste, that’s OK. You can throw the ginger away or give it to someone with a cold.
    5. The ingredients are ready to mix! But before you do that, it’s a good idea to put the lid on the blender. The ceiling can be hard to wash.
    6. Ready to press the button? It’s going to get loud!

PRETTY LOUD, RIGHT? YOU CAN PROBABLY HEAR THE SOUND OF THE BLENDER OUTSIDE. DOES THE SMOOTHIE LOOK BLENDED? OK. LET’S SHUT IT OFF NOW.

Ah. That’s better. Look at that! Your smoothie looks great. Time to pour it into a glass. One smoothie coming up!

Kitchen Play: Pop-Pop-Ice-Pop

Ice pops are fun, cold and delicious. They’re popular snacks in the summer, but you can also eat them when it’s very cold outside. In fact, eating them in the cold means they won’t melt all over your hands, carpet and dog.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make pop-pop-ice-pops:

  • one yellow fruit (mustard is not a fruit)
  • two green fruits
  • ¾ cup red berries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 cups of your favorite fruit juice
  • ice pop molds (or small plastic cups + sticks)
  • some friends who are good at making noise

And this is how you do it:

    1. Cut all of the fruit into small pieces and put them into different piles. You don’t have to cut the berries. Now you have four piles of fruit — one yellow, one green, one red and one blue.
    2. Come up with a sound and a move that you and your friends can make for each of the different piles of fruit. Your fruit sounds and moves could be something like this: Yellow — jump up and down on one leg and say/scream: “ZuumZaamZuum!”
    3. Now put the ice pop molds (or cups) on a counter or a table and fill them with fruit and berries. Only fill them halfway, because you need to leave some room for the juice. When you fill the molds, your friends can watch closely and make the right funny sound and move for each piece of fruit you use. Come on! Mix the fruits and create your own dance-sound-ice-pop-beat-box!
    4. After you’ve filled an ice pop mold, give someone else a turn. That way, they get to make an ice pop, and you get to make some awesome sounds and moves.
    5. When all the fruits are in the molds, pour the juice over them, and put in a stick. Put the ice pops in the freezer for a long, long, long time. FIVE HOURS.
    6. Five hours is a lot of time. During that time you can read about 207 books, color all of the pages in a coloring book, dress up us a mummy by using a lot of toilet paper or draw your self life-size. Don’t worry, that time will go by quickly. Pling! See? Five hours went by so fast.
    7. Take the molds out of the freezer. Are they frozen? Good. That means the freezer is doing its job. Just run the molds under warm water to loosen them, and eat the ice pops.

Enjoy!

Kitchen Play: Mashed Potato Mountain

People eat potatoes in a lot of different ways. Baked, steamed, fried and more. But one of the best ways to make potatoes is to mash them. Sound good? Let’s mash some potatoes!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make a mashed potato mountain (for 4 people):

  • potatoes
  • ¾ cups milk
  • 25 g (2 tbsp) butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 pinches of white pepper
  • 10 crayons (different colors if you have them)
  • a potato masher!

And this is how you do it:

    1. Pick up as many potatoes as you have crayons.
    2. Peel the potatoes. Or, you can ask a grown-up to do it because peeling can be a little boring and very hard. While a grown-up is peeling the potatoes, you can draw a picture with the crayons. Maybe you’ll draw a picture of the bored grown-up peeling potatoes. It will be a masterpiece!
    3. Now it’s time to boil the potatoes in salted water. You can ask the same grown-up to boil the water. Once the water is boiling, you can help the grown-up carefully put the potatoes in one at a time. Plunk! Plunk! Plunk!
    4. Boiling the potatoes will take around 15 minutes. During that time you can pretend you are not allowed to touch the floor. Imagine the floor is made of hot mashed potatoes! Get up on a chair or a table (something not near the boiling water!) and try not to touch the floor. For the rest of the potato cooking time, work on building a path made from different things from around the house and jump, jump, jump!
    5. Pling! Has it been 15 minutes already? The floor is now safe and the potatoes are ready. You can get back to cooking. After the grown-up pours the boiling water in the sink, you can add the milk and the butter to the pot. Here comes the fun part. You get to mash the potatoes. All of them! Make sure you switch arms if you get tired.

Once you’ve finished mashing and mashing and mashing, stir the potatoes and eat!

Throw a Toca Boo Party with Our Ghost Printables!

There’s nothing like an exciting and a little scary ghost party, be it at Halloween or some other spooky time of year. And half of the fun is preparing and decorating with the right party props, right? That’s why we’ve created a printable ghost party kit free for you to download right here! Our party was styled by the lovely crafts genius Kreativa Karin. Make sure you check out her Instagram feed for more party tricks.

Toca Boo party kit printables

Ghost party invites

Every party starts with an invite that sets the right expectation. The star of our ghost party is Bonnie, the ghost from Toca Boo. Wearing both the ghost costume and not, she’ll explain in a playful way how a ghost party is all about dressing up and having fun.

Ghost party invites

Printable party hats

The perfect party prop has got to be the party hat! Have your guests put it on when they arrive to get that party started.

Toca Boo party hat

Popcorn boxes, bottle stickers and spooky candy bag toppers

No party without party goodies right? In your own ghost party you can treat guests to spooky candy bags filled with sweets, boxes of yummy popcorn, and — just like in Toca Boo — bubbly soda that might make them burp 🙂

Popcorn boxes and bottle stickers

Candy bag toppers

Cupcake toppers

We like our cupcakes sweet, delicious and never-ending, so we created cupcake toppers to help us find them among all the other goodies. The characters are our friends from Toca Boo — Bonnie, of course, but also her little brother and their cuddly toys and pets.

Cupcake toppers for ghost party.

Scary spiders for a ghost party

Who’s the best companion to a cheeky little ghost? Well that’s gotta be a spider! Every spooky party needs a couple of itsy bitsy ones. Place cut out spiders at the bottom of the glass – and send a chilly surprise to your thirsty party guests.

Scary spiders for a ghost party

Download and print your own ghost party kit right here:

Ghost party invite
Toca Boo Party hat
Burp soda bottle label
Candy bag topper with ghost
Cupcake toppers with Toca Boo characters
Polka dot popcorn box
Scary spiders in different sizes
Wall banner with ghosts
Yellow and white checkered placemat