Tin Foil Craft

Tin Foil Craft

Today, I needed a quick craft to distract my kids and keep them busy while we waited to leave the house. I got an idea about a simple, tin foil craft to decorate the table for Christmas dinner. N got to work making name cards for the table and then made different Christmasy shapes out of tin foil (present, tree, santa hat, ornament, etc.). I think her plan is to set … [Read more...]

Beanie Boo Graphing

beanie-boo-graphing

My girls are HUGE Beanie Boo fans, and once you collect enough, it’s really fun to create simple learning games using them. Try Beanie Boo Graphing with this birthday graph and your beanie boos! First, write each month or abbreviation on a post it note and have your child start sorting each Beanie Boo into piles, based on their birthday – which can be found inside the Ty … [Read more...]

Treasure Hunt for Kids

Treasure Hunt for Kids

Kids love treasure hunts!  Even with the simplest of prizes, the excitement of clues and racing around keeps them asking for more. I've made a DIY treasure hunt before and it was fun, but it took some planning and organization which made me not want to create one at the spur of the moment very often. Treasure Hunt Problem: The planning and organization it takes to create a … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-a Field Trip

Chick-fil-a Field Trip

  Our family LOVES Chick-fil-A! We go whenever we get a chance, and are always impressed not only with the food, but also with the amazing customer service. So we decided to go on a Chick-fil-A field trip.   I am home schooling my older two daughters, and I’m always looking for interesting places to go, or new things to try. When I saw the “Back Stage … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Craft for Preschoolers

Fall Craft for Preschoolers

  This is a very inexpensive and easy Fall craft for preschoolers. It took a few days to finish, but the results were worth it! We started with about 4-5 different pieces of Halloween/Fall scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and then cut/tore out the individual images and designs we liked. Cutting was a great activity for my 4 year old to practice, as was tearing the … [Read more...]

Kid Made Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Kid Made Thanksgiving Centerpieces

This kid made Thanksgiving centerpiece is simple and so fun to make together! It is an eye catching and meaningful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Take a peek at how much fun we had making this together. Sponsored by RealTimes - Saves your pictures and videos and turns them into beautiful stories for you. Share them with your friends and family and relive them … [Read more...]

Garden Markers Craft

Garden Markers Craft

My niece and I share a love of all things artsy and last weekend we decided to add a little pizazz to my garden with homemade garden markers. We found a bunch of nice rocks that had a flat face and decided to paint them as markers for the garden. I do not like to use the little plastic sticks showing what you have growing in the garden. I prefer to have something a little … [Read more...]

Bean Boozled – A Family Jelly Bean Game

Bean Boozled Review

For our Family Game Night we tried Bean Boozled! Basically, in this jelly bean game, you spin and eat the color jelly bean that you land on, BUT each color has one tasty jelly bean and one gross one! For example, if you land on green you have a 50/50 chance of eating lime or lawn clippings.  If you land on orange you have a 50/50 chance of eating peach or barf flavor. You get … [Read more...]

Tin Foil Drawing

Tin Foil Drawing Craft

Tin Foil Drawing is one of our favorite activities to do! It’s so easy, yet so different! Using tinfoil (don’t buy the cheap brands that rip easily) tape a large piece to the table, securing all sides with masking tape. Give the kids a bin of colored Sharpie markers (both fine tip and broad tip) and let them color! It’s amazing how long they colored for on the foil rather … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Easy Bake Oven Mixes

Make Your Own Easy Bake Oven Mixes

The Easy Bake Oven was an exciting gift for us this Christmas! We baked the cookies that were included in the box the same day. Because the store bought mixes can be a bit pricey (especially for my enthusiastic bakers), we came up with a way to make your own Easy Bake Oven mixes. It is an INCREDIBLY affordable way to keep my girls baking! Buy a variety of store bought cake … [Read more...]

Hand Painted Postcards

Kids Painted Postcards

Hand Painted Postcards is a great indoor activity, especially when it’s too cold to be playing outside! Start with some sturdy cardboard. We found some from leftover packaging, and just recycled it. Using a paper cutter, cut it into 4x6 pieces or whatever size works based on your cardboard.   Using craft paint, paint designs and pictures on the front of each … [Read more...]

Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelets

Shrinky Dink Craft Bracelet

Make a Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet as a fun afternoon craft or the perfect personalized gift! Shrinky Dink paper is available at most craft stores. I usually find it at Michael’s. I prefer the paper that has a “scratchy side” because colored pencils work really well on it. Otherwise, you need Sharpie markers for the color to stay on the paper. Start by tracing any image … [Read more...]