Kids Crafts

Apple Playtime Activity

I’m guest posting over at Dresses and Messes with a fun Apple activity for fall. Come see how we’re putting a fun twist on the childhood game of Duck, Duck, Goose.

Ghosts in the Garden Graveyard

We’re paying tribute to our summer’s past vegetable garden! RIP, Sugar Snap Pea! In memory of my potatoes, Yukon Gold! From peppers and potatoes to beans and snap peas! We had fun painting cardboard graveyard signs for our vegetable garden… Continue Reading →

Craft a Haunting Halloween Countdown

It’s almost time to start counting down the days until Halloween! We’re making another pumpkin paper chain to help us get excited. You could also make a witch with green paper chain hair or a skeleton with white paper chain… 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 →

Weekend Make and Takes: Nature

With the weather much cooler now where I am, we try to get outside everyday to enjoy the outdoors! Here are some crafty links helping us explore nature. Rock Collecting by Make and Takes (pictured above) Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars… Continue Reading →

Apple Treats & Crafts for Fall

Apple season is upon us and that means lots of tasty treats and creative crafts to be had. Here’s a few past activities from Make and Takes showcasing ripe juicy apples. Apple Stamped Cards ~~~ Homemade Applesauce ~~~ Applesauce Cookies… Continue Reading →

Little Apple Yarn Favors

These cute little apples just fell from our tree, or so we like to think! They’re super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for my Fall kitchen. Supplies for Yarn Apples: craft yarn – red, green, or yellow… Continue Reading →

Weekend Links: Disneyland Crafty Projects

We have Disneyland on the brain, so here’s a few fun Disneyland inspired projects to make. Not only will they be fun to craft and get creative, you can get excited for an upcoming Disneyland or Disney World vacation!  … Continue Reading →

Crafty Crow’s “Monster Mania” Giveaway

The Crafty Crow is featuring my ebook today, Make and Takes Monster Mania: Crafts for Little Monsters. She’s giving away 5 copies to 5 monsterific readers! So head on over and comment for your chance to win!

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 →

My Monster Mania eBook is Here!

I’m happy to announce my kid crafty MONSTER MANIA eBook is here! I’ve been crafting up a “Monstrous” storm finishing up this project. It’s finally here, ready to buy and download now! Click here for more details and to purchase… Continue Reading →

Crafting Cleaning Baskets for Labor Day

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I crafted Cleaning Baskets for my kids, helping them work hard this Labor Day!

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 →

Weekend Links: Kid Crafty Projects

Some fun crafty projects to make with the kiddies. Enjoy! Juice Box Boats by Inchmark (pictured above) Homemade Train Track by Rookie Moms Face Cut-out Screen by This Blessed Nest Microwave Puff Paint by One Crafty Mumma Cereal Box Mosaic… 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 →

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make… Continue Reading →

Recycling Grocery Ads for Playtime Menus

I was a guest over at Money Saving Mom last week, posting a fun craft for recycling your grocery ads into Playtime Menus. My kids love picking out which food to use for the menus and how much to price… Continue Reading →

What Can We Do Today, Mom? Let’s Craft!

Here’s some fun and fresh crafty ideas I’ve come across for those, “What can we do today?” questions. (Click on the image for directions.)

How-To Video: Water Sponge Toys

I’ve posted the how-to for these fun Water Sponge Toys before, but I thought I’d make a video to show just how easy they are to make. They’re the perfect summertime toy, helping the kids make a splash this summer!… Continue Reading →

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had… Continue Reading →

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