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Paper Acorn Garland

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I love decorating for the seasons using lots of my kids’ artwork. Our first fall craft project this year is a paper acorn garland, made from lunch bags and colorful patterned paper. This… Continue Reading →

Scratch-Off Coupons for a Family Date Night

Our family has been intentionally scheduling one-on-one parent and child dates for quite a few years. On these monthly dates, we’ve climbed big rocks, baked fancy cakes, picked new books at the bookstore, held our own video game championships, hiked… Continue Reading →

Colorful Owl Paper Collage

We do a lot of simple paper and glue collage projects at our house – they are no prep, low-mess, and every project turns out uniquely beautiful! We often make more abstract designs, but sometimes it’s fun to collage an… Continue Reading →

Home School Study Skills for Middle School

My daughters are starting 7th and 8th grade this year, and it is our eighth year homeschooling. High school is just around the corner! One of the things we are focusing on during the middle school years is developing study… Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese Apple Dip

I am looking forward to apple picking season! Even though we eat apples year-round, there is something special about picking fresh apples in the fall. We love making this sweet cream cheese apple dip for parties or play dates –… Continue Reading →

Origami Gift Card Holders

I often purchase gift cards as gifts for my daughters, teen nieces and nephews, and teachers. Sometimes, it’s fun to choose your own gift or treat yourself to a coffee or meal. However, I still like to add a personal… Continue Reading →

Mixed Media Sunflower Art Project

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. What’s not to love about something so bright and cheery? These mixed media sunflowers will keep your artists busy with a fun mix of techniques – drawing, painting, cutting, and gluing. Mixed Media… Continue Reading →

Harry Potter Butterbeer Floats

My girls are huge (HUGE!) Harry Potter fanatics. They have been rereading all the books and watching all the movies in anticipation of the new script book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, coming out at the end of this… Continue Reading →

Super-Silly Summer Mystery Meal

Have you ever participated in a mystery meal? The whole menu is in code, so you can only guess what you are ordering. Even things like spoons, forks, and napkins are part of the menu. So silly and fun! Just… Continue Reading →

Silly Pop-Up Monster Cards for Dad

From toddler scribbles to stick-figure family portraits to poetic odes to Dad, homemade cards from the kids are such a sweet part of our Father’s Day celebration. This year, we’re making some silly pop-up monster cards. My two-year-old loves making… Continue Reading →

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 →

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