No Sew Tear Away Gingerbread Treat Pouch

December 18, 2014

Have you seen pictures of gifts sewn into brown paper? It is a very cool way to give a gift, but what if you don’t sew? Well, I have just the thing! You can get the same effect with this fake-out printable that’s just the size for a little treat and a note. And it […]

Pilgram crafts for thanksgiving at the kids table

27 Really Cool Pilgrim Crafts

November 12, 2014

When I was in Kindergarten, we had a big potluck ‘pilgrim feast’ to learn what it might have felt like at the first Thanksgiving. All the girls made paper bonnets, and the boys, construction paper pilgrim hats. Getting the kids interested in crafting like this helps start traditions of learning around holidays…and these particular pilgrim […]


Slots – The DIY Baby Game

November 10, 2014

This morning, I looked over at my 13 month old baby peering inquisitively in to an air conditioning vent in our living room floor. “Oh no!” I thought. I walked over to inspect the damage. There was a playing card teetering on the edge of the bottom of the vent cover, about to fall in […]

31 Thanksgiving Craft Ideas For Kids

Turkey Crafts For The Kiddos

November 8, 2014

┬áIt’s almost Turkey Day! Woohoo! Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite (if not my VERY favorite) holiday. First off, it is a holiday that is all about family. Second, It is a very crafty day in my house with the kids doing everything from helping with dinner to making turkey crafts.When my kids are […]

43 Snowman Crafts to Make You Smile!

43 Snowman Crafts To Make You Smile!

November 7, 2014

Snowman crafts are often some of the very first crafts many kids do in school. And no wonder! How cute and easy are these ideas? Next time the kids are bored and it’s too cold to play outside, have a snowman craft day and see how many of these you can do! Emergency Snowman DIY […]

HOw to make DIY Shrinky DInks

Make DIY Shrink Plastic From Packaging

October 29, 2014

Do you remember using Shrinky Dinks as a kid? I do. I specifically remember our super awesome babysitter bringing over a shrink plastic kit one Summer day. I was about five years old I think. I also remember feeling SO unbelievably excited! We decorated the plastic sheets, cut them out, and Miss Maya baked them […]

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DIY Nature Resist Fabric

May 27, 2014

This is a fun one for kids and adults alike! Use things you find in nature to make a pattern on some pre-washed cotton fabric. Next use a fabric spray paint (I used one from Tulip) and spray over your pattern from directly above. I kept the spray paint about a foot above my leaves […]


Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipes

March 19, 2014

This has been a long and icy Winter. Spring is finally peeking it’s happy, green head around the corner and I am SO ready to get the kids playing outside again…yes! What better way to encourage creativity in the sunshine than making an endless supply of sidewalk chalks and paints. Here are three excellent DIY […]

15 Easter Arts and Crafts For Kids

15 Cute and Easy Easter Arts and Crafts For Kids

March 12, 2014

My kids just LOVE to do Holiday-themed crafts. I buy a lot of those little felt kits, but sometimes I just want to be able to use stuff we have around the house. I found a bunch of crafts that are easy to do for small and bigger kids, and most of them use materials […]


Easy ‘Cat In The Hat’ Pencil Holder

February 20, 2014

What is more fun than introducing your kids to something you loved as a child? It’s one of my very favorite things I get to do in this job called Mom. Dr. Seuss books are the best. I loved them when I was little and my kids do too… So when I saw this iconic […]

toilet paper roll heart stamp

Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

January 26, 2014

Michelle shared this adorable and little kid-friendly craft idea on her blog, Rust and Sunshine. Use old toilet paper rolls to create perfect heart-shaped stamps! She shows how to shape the stamp and use tape to secure it. (As well as her completely adorable little guy using the stamps!) You can use these to keep […]


Crafting With Boys

December 10, 2013

I have 3 boys. They are all creative in their own ways (I think the baby is anyway!) But not all of them like crafting. I always wondered why…isn’t it just a lame gender stereotype? I’ve always taught my kids they can play any way they want to…dolls, purses, pink things…nothing is off limits just […]


What to do with bored kids

November 17, 2013

Every time I go to the craft store, dollar store, or even sometimes the grocery store, I grab a couple of mini craft kits. They are usually very inexpensive and it lets me have a “go to” stash at home when the kids are acting up ’cause they are bored. (Oriental Trading has a bunch […]


Super YOU

November 14, 2013

What does a super toddler need to supercharge his or her super powers? A nap? Some juice? (Oh. please. NO.) The thing just about every superhero needs a CAPE of course! The one pictured here was my husband’s from when he was small. Now, it works just as superbly for MY little guys. I love […]