Kids Crafts

Heart Pencil Topper

I was inspired for this pencil topper idea by Melissa from Day to Day. With Valentines coming up, I wanted to do something for my son’s preschool that was fun and handmade. So instead of making those fun house and… Continue Reading →

Heart Healthy Exercise Game

At Valentines there is a lot of “heart” talk, so I thought it would be fun to come up with an exercise game to keep our hearts healthy. Throw the bean bag onto the board to see what exercise to… Continue Reading →

Heart Shaped Animals

It is amazing what kinds of creations look like hearts. This is a fun activity to do with your kids that will help decorate your house for Valentines. You will need to cut out A LOT of hearts. All colors… Continue Reading →

Cornstarch Packing Pals

What is this cornstarch stuff, you ask? They are biodegradable packing peanuts made out of cornstarch, great for the environment. My kids just went to our local library and did a fun project there that used these cornstarch packing peanuts… Continue Reading →

Picnic on the Green

We love to get out a blanket, make a yummy lunch, and eat out on the grass. Well, we are having a hard time finding the green grass in our backyard these days, so we settled for the green carpet… Continue Reading →

100 Winter Kids Craft Ideas

January can be a hard month to get through. We’re┬ájust getting past all the December holiday excitement and the month tends to drag on. The snow is still icy, the weather is cold, and the skies are gray. Well, let’s… Continue Reading →

More Playdough Fun

We made playdough! I love to make playdough. It is super soft and last quite a while stored in the fridge. I did a previous post last February with THE best Playdough Recipe. That post also tells how to make… Continue Reading →

Winter Glove Puppets

I wrote a fun Winter Glove Puppet tutorial that is featured over at Whip Up. This is a great craft for the kids to do or help with. We have been singing “Old Macdonald” all day! I bought these winter… Continue Reading →

No-Sew Fleece Scarf

I love fleece. It is soft, doesn’t fray when cut, and there are many projects with fleece that don’t require sewing. Last Fall, I posted about a No-Sew Fleece Poncho. Now our winter bodies are ready for a fleece scarf… Continue Reading →

Bringing the Snow Inside

Here is a classic and fun way to enjoy the snow inside your house too. Or if you live in a warmer climate, you can still act like it’s winter where ever you are. Paper snowflakes are fun to make,… Continue Reading →

Stained Glass Ornaments on a Budget

I love the Dollar Store. I go there every few weeks to see what little “treasures” they have. Especially at Christmas time with great stocking stuffers for everyone. I also found these fun Christmas Tree Ornaments that are called Sun… Continue Reading →

Fruity Christmas Garland

I am bringing a classic Christmas decoration back, Fruit Loop Christmas Garland. The kids love to make these and surprisingly, their attention stayed until the end. You need a box of Fruit Loop Cereal, yarn – any color, tape, scissors,… Continue Reading →

25 Storybook Surprises to Countdown Christmas

Guest post by Molly of The Pickett’s Place. This is a fun christmas tradition I’ve been sharing with my family. It is cheap and so fun, and the kids love to discover all the books to be found and read… Continue Reading →

Can You Say, “Gobble Gobble”?

These fun little party favors are for each of your Thanksgiving guests. We used to make them when I was little. I loved putting them together before dinner was ready, as I got to eat a few of the M&M’s… Continue Reading →

Gimme a T, Gimme an H

This Thanksgiving banner is fun to make and beautiful to look at. I found this idea on Martha years ago and it was a great project to do with the kids, letting them help get ready for dinner too. Cut… Continue Reading →

Getting Your Holiday Guests Involved

This is a fun way to decorate the Thanksgiving table, as well as getting everyone sitting at the table involved in the spirit of Thankfulness. To make the centerpiece, find a brown colored pot. It could be terra-cotta, ceramic, really… Continue Reading →

Make the Most of Falling Leaves

During the Fall season, we love to collect leaves that fall on the ground. They make great crafty projects and are easily turned into art. Here are our Leaf Rubbings we’ve recently made, helping us see what’s inside. First, collect… Continue Reading →

Making Spooky Haunted Houses

We love to make these fun Candy Halloween Houses, thanks to my sister Steph for introducing this fun idea. These turned out to be the best we’ve made yet. My son really gets into it. At first glance you may… Continue Reading →

Weird Science

Back when I posted about applesauce, I saved one apple to experiment on. When I was teaching Kindergarten, this was a fun month long science project that my students loved, so I decided to do it with my kids. They… Continue Reading →

No-Sew Park Ponchos

We have been going to the park almost everyday. It is not too hot, not too cold. But the breeze has been kicking up a little. I am on the bench shivering from the wind. I went to the car… Continue Reading →

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