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Oil Pastel Art: Warm Sun and Cool Water

Coloring on black paper with oil pastels is an all-time favorite art activity in our house. If you don’t have oil pastels on hand, I highly recommend you pick up a box or two and then try this warm sun… Continue Reading →

Pretend Play Cardboard Camera

My little guy is two-and-a-half and really getting interested in pretend play. It’s one of my favorite stages! He loves to play grocery store, airplane trip, and rock the baby. He sees me taking lots of photos, so, of course, he… Continue Reading →

Creative Kids Cooking Challenge

For kids, helping in the kitchen builds confidence and encourages independence, plus it’s a valuable contribution to the family. Not only do I want my kids to learn cooking and safety skills, I want them to enjoy creating and experimenting… Continue Reading →

Tween DIY Fashion: Airbrushed Tank Tops

My daughters are 11 and 13, and one of the things I love watching as they grow is how their personal style changes and evolves. They both love putting together fun outfits and playing with different colors and patterns. We… Continue Reading →

Painting Swirly Flowers

I love to experiment with paints, right alongside my daughters, but I am definitely an amateur. These swirly flower paintings are as simple as can be, but with frame-worthy results. We can’t stop making them! I think you and your… Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

Many of the first things my girls learned to cook are things made on a flat griddle pan – from pancakes to french toast, grilled cheese to quesadillas. A little flipping practice with mom and they are set to make… Continue Reading →

Torn Paper Sheep Art Project

Recently, my two-year-old has been quite enamored with the book The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn. I can’t say I blame him – those fuzzy little lambs are so adorable! While he wasn’t quite ready to make this art project,… Continue Reading →

Draw a Rainy Day Textured Umbrella

Happy Spring! Some of my favorite springtime memories are of my kids’ little umbrellas bobbing up and down as they splashed and stomped in rain puddles. This art project is inspired by those colorful umbrellas and rainy day play. Starting with… Continue Reading →

Backyard Movie Night with S’mores Popcorn

For family movie night, we were excited to see some all-new antics from Boog and Elliot in OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY. What better way to hang-out with this silly group of forest friends than to take our movie night to… Continue Reading →

Paper Airplane Kit – Fun Gift for Kids!

A fun collection of little goodies is one my favorite gifts to give for birthdays. Not only is a paper airplane kit an affordable gift, it also encourages creativity and unplugged play. Win-win! This kit includes supplies for making a variety of planes, plus… Continue Reading →

Birthday Cards with Washi Tape Cakes

My girls love crafting and decorating things with washi tape. Actually, so do I! If you don’t already have a stash of washi tape at home, I highly recommend adding some to your craft supplies. These whimsical washi tape birthday… Continue Reading →

Cherry Banana Smoothies

If your kids are smoothie-lovers like mine, here is a must-try flavor to add to your blender repertoire. My toddler, tween and teen are all in love with this pretty-in-pink cherry banana smoothie. With just 4 ingredients, this smoothie is… Continue Reading →

Valentine Candy Trains

On a recent trip to the store, I made a detour into the aisles (and aisles!) of Valentine’s Day candy. I love checking out the seasonal wrappers, and remembered making cute candy trains for Christmas some years ago. I thought… Continue Reading →

Abstract Painted and Pieced Hearts

If you are looking for something to brighten up a dreary winter day, try painting, cutting, and piecing some bold and colorful abstract hearts. For this project, we drew and painted big hearts, then cut them apart and mixed them… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

2016 Word Art Printable for Kids

In keeping with our annual family tradition, my girls and I have been spending some time jotting down wishes and plans for the new year. This year, we are recording our ideas on a 2016 printable that we can fill… Continue Reading →

Holly Clothespin Gift Toppers

I’m adding a homemade touch to our gift wrapping this year with these sweet holly clothespin gift toppers. With some simple supplies and just a few minutes’ work, you can make a pile of these festive clothespins, perfect for attaching… Continue Reading →

DIY Christmas Joy Bucket and Burlap Bow

How do you decorate your house for the holidays? Do you keep it simple or go all out? I am on the simple side myself, especially with a toddler in the house. But, I do enjoy making things look festive… Continue Reading →

Plan and Prepare a Red and Green Meal

We have been doing an activity Advent calendar for many years, and even though my girls are now 11 and 13, they still love this annual tradition. To keep this mama sane, most of the activities are super-easy, no-prep things,… Continue Reading →

Magnetic Felt Frames with Photo Pockets

We love making homemade gifts, but don’t always have the time for elaborate crafts as Christmas approaches. However, these magnetic felt frames with photo pockets are quick to make and oh, so cute! The color possibilities are endless, and there… Continue Reading →

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