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Make a Mini-Album with a Vintage Book Cover

I’ve been experimenting with using vintage book covers lately. I have quite a few of them left back after removing the vintage book pages, and what better way to give them new life than to make them into “new” books?… Continue Reading →

5 How-to-Draw Websites for Kids

I hope you aren’t hearing “I’m bored!” too often this summer. My girls have been thoroughly enjoying their downtime! They are both spending lots of time drawing in their sketchbooks, so I hunted down a few online how-to-draw resources for… Continue Reading →

15 Watermelon DIY Projects to Make

Watermelon just screams summer to me! It’s the perfect summer fruit. Not only does it hit the spot on a hot day, but it’s one of the prettiest fruits out there! There have been a lot of cute watermelon crafts… Continue Reading →

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to grill! We’ve been barbecuing 3-4 times a week as I just can’t resist the ease and flavor of a grilled dinner. Whatever you might be cooking up, these grilled brussels sprouts are the… Continue Reading →

Open-Ended Art With Kids: Collages

My favorite kind of activity to do with Kieran is open-ended: those with no particular finished product in mind. I love seeing his creativity blossom this way: he is in total control of the activity, and I never know where… Continue Reading →

Draw, Cut, and Collage an Abstract Art Project

My girls love the freedom of creating abstract art projects. They can experiment with colors, shapes, and lines and really enjoy the creative process. For this project, we’re basically making a piece of art, cutting it up, and gluing it… Continue Reading →

DIY Pineapple Honeycomb for a Party

Pineapples are so in right now. Who knew, right? I love this new pineapple craft, DIY, style trend. I love their color and I think their shape is so interesting and fun. When I saw this pineapple honeycomb DIY from… Continue Reading →

Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute… Continue Reading →

Sticky Note Window Pictures

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and… Continue Reading →

DIY Kid-Friendly Flamingo Pillow Knitting Project

How lovely would this DIY flamingo pillow look on a couch or chair in your home? It’s the perfect knitting project to introduce your kids to working with yarn! Natalie Kramer from Handmade Charlotte gives us the step-by-step tutorial for this… Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle

I found the most delicious looking dessert! My mouth is watering just looking at this cream cheese carrot cake trifle from Tastes of Lizzy T! This tasty trifle is simple to make and is perfect for feeding a lot of… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again… Continue Reading →

Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe

Warm summer evenings are calling for night games! How about a game of tic-tac-toe with glow sticks?! Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe would be perfect to play with neighbors and friends, or even on a family camping trip! Supplies for Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe: glow… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Water Toys to Make for Summer

It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15… Continue Reading →

Making Straw Rockets with the New Tinkerlab Book

Summer is upon us and we’re just getting into the swing of things. To help us get a little more creative over the next several weeks, we’ll be diving into Rachelle Doorley’s new kid crafty book, Tinkerlab, a hands-on guide… Continue Reading →

Mini Berry American Flag Tarts

Can you believe that it’s practically July already!  I know there’s about a week and a half left in June, but I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through the year and that the first month of summer is over!… Continue Reading →

Say Hello to Summer Giveaway

It’s time to Say Hello to Summer! We are giving away a Cedar Play Set PLUS other amazing prizes! Read below to find out how to EASILY enter for your chance to WIN! Hello Summer Giveaway! Win a Cedar Play set and… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Paper Tube People

This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really… Continue Reading →

Tin Can Toss Game + Free Printables

Guest post by Lauren of Blue Goose Boutique and LaurenMckinsey.com With July 4th just around the corner I thought that it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite outdoor games. The supplies needed for this game are… Continue Reading →

The Wonder Wheel of Color Book

I think summer calls for lots and lots of color! Kids can find that with this fun and bright new book, The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color! It’s filled with over 20 activities, worksheets, and games to get your kids… Continue Reading →

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