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Heather

Last-Minute Birthday Party Games

Let’s face it, life can be hectic. Sometimes you don’t have time to put on a show-stopping birthday party. Admit it, sometimes we want to impress other parents with our amazing parties! I know I do! I love some good… Continue Reading →

Fall Activity: Make Nature Faces

The weather is still nice at this time of year, and there are so many wonderful things to find in the great outdoors. This is a great time to go on a nature walk and pick up whatever treasures you… Continue Reading →

Your Toddler Will Love This Edible Finger Paint

Sometimes playing with your food is a good thing! Mixing art with food is a great thing. Edible finger paint is simple and quick to make, and kids as young as one will enjoy painting with this fun art supply…. Continue Reading →

Playing With Trash: Cardboard Cell Phones

When you don’t have money for a new toy, get creative and make your own out of recycled cardboard. I made two flip-type cell phones out of cardboard for my sons, and they played with them for hours. Kids have… Continue Reading →

Playing With Trash: Mini Lego Playhouse

It’s so hard to throw boxes into the recycling. Not because I want to keep them, but because my sons always want to play with them! Boxes are such a great blank canvas for creative play, and kids seem to… Continue Reading →

Turn Your Child’s Face into a Funny Bunny Frame

Looking for a little last-minute Easter fun? Your little bunnies will think these frames are funny! Alter some mini dollar store frames into silly frames using a few simple itemsĀ  you probably already have on hand. I used dollar store… Continue Reading →

Fuzzy Shamrock Craft for St. Patrick’s Day

My sons love those baby books that have touchy-feely parts in them, even now that they’re not babies anymore. Here’s a craft for kids that creates a furry shamrock, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Kids will enjoy making a little… Continue Reading →

A Simple Trick for Embellishing Elastic Bands Into Bracelets

Everyone knows accessories are what make your outfit! Even kiddos need some good go-to accessories. These simple bracelets are colorful and easy to make, and can even work as updated versions of friendship bracelets. Make a few to give to… Continue Reading →

Mini Ice Cream Sundae Candies

If your kids like miniature stuff as much as I do, uh mine do, they’ll love these mini ice cream sundae candies. They’d be a fun ending to a miniature food meal (make mini hamburgers, serve mini corns, and drinks… Continue Reading →

Toddler Heart Shaped Sewing Card

Need a quick and easy activity to hand to your toddler so you can get a few things done? You probably already have all the supplies you need to make this toddler sewing card project, and it only takes a… Continue Reading →

Christmas Pancakes: Santa and Rudolph

Whenever Saturday morning rolls around, I always have an urge to slow down, watch cartoons and eat a sweet breakfast of pancakes, waffles, or french toast! I have fond memories of Saturday morning pancakes, (my parents made pancakes for us… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Advent Calendar

Want to end squabbles between siblings over who gets to put up the advent ornament each day? How about making personal advent calendars so each kid can have one? This is also a great quick project for classrooms, scout packs,… Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Turkey Centerpiece

I still had a couple of uncarved pumpkins left over from Halloween, so I thought it would be fun to use them for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. I think this would be cute at the kids’ table on turkey day. My… Continue Reading →

The Incredible Painted T-Shirt

Oh look, another post where Heather paints something random with acrylic paint! What can I say, acrylic paint is one of the cheapest and most versatile art/craft supplies around! This time, we’re painting t-shirts and onesies. You don’t need anything… Continue Reading →

Fun with Chalk Pastels

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities at Grandma’s house was playing with her chalk pastels. They were like chalk, but more intense in color, a more serious art supply than we were accustomed to. She taught… Continue Reading →

15 Minute Distraction Technique!

Need a way to distract your child for 15 minutes? Let them color on your table with marker! Yes, you heard me right! If you have a glass or tile-topped table, that is! And if the markers are dry erase…. Continue Reading →

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe With Nature

Fall is here, and the weather is still nice. Nature is so beautiful this time of year! Take advantage of it with some playtime during your nature walks. My sons and I bring a small paper sack along with us… Continue Reading →

Roar!! Dinosaur Pipe Cleaner Toys

I love pipe cleaners–there are a million things you can do with them! They come in tons of colors, are cheap and readily available at your local craft or dollar store. My three year-old son is just starting to discover… Continue Reading →

Recycle Your Chip Bag Into a Book Cover

Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers… Continue Reading →

Play While You Paint

You might have noticed by now that I am way into mixing art time with playtime. My boys loved this technique: using a (washable) toy to apply paint to paper. We used some old toy cars to roll in paint… Continue Reading →

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