There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg

  So, as Easter approaches the time to dye Easter eggs is at hand, and while many might buy the packets of compressed colors at the box stores, the truth is, they do hinder the experience with color limitations, they call for the use of vinegar, which many people oppose, not to mention that there are those that are completely organic and using commercial dyes are out of the question. There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg and over the last 3 years the below are…

Groundhog Day Crafts

Who says Groundhog Day can’t be fun? Groundhogs are the only animals that have their own holiday here in the US, so whether it is Groundhog Day or a unit studying them or just because, they deserve a little wink and a nod. I think the little guys are adorable and this past Groundhog Day, the kids and I made a craft to celebrate. Maybe your kids will find this fun too!     What you will need… The small groundhog printable (this will download to your device) here, scissors, toilet paper…

Valentine’s Day ideas, with fingers and toes

  Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and maybe you are still looking for something small but meaningful, to do with your little ones. Over the years I have done different things but when I can, I like to us their hand and foot prints to commemorate. It might seem redundant now, but some day when their hands are as big as ours, we will be glad we took the time! Here are 2 quick Valentine’s Day ideas, with fingers and toes! This little blue Valentine was done when my youngest was…

Making Mummies

Halloween is here, well almost, and here is a cute craft that most can make, even little ones with a little help.  These mummies are super easy to make and don’t require many materials. What you will need; 1 can for every mummy, black construction paper or cardstock, googlie eyes, glue, tape, scissors and gauze. Special note: can edges can be sharp, please check cans before using. If cans are sharp, push as many edges in as possible and then tape an extra strip of construction paper or cardstock over…

Ghostly and Delicious Little Toes…Halloween crafts for kids!

  I love making art with my kid’s hand and foot prints, they are only small once and every year they grow. I can imagine someday my boys being men and showing their children how small their hand prints once were compared to the manly size they will become or my daughter tickling her daughter’s toes after showing her how tiny her mommy’s toes once were. Smile 🙂 Last year we made a family Halloween picture with our foot prints, yes when I say family I mean that the kids,…

Making Musical Instruments – Easy

My kids are 5, 4 and 3 and, as I have said, I homeschool them. My 5 and 4 year olds are learning both kindergarten level and 1st grade curriculum while my 3 year old is working on both preschool and kindergarten curriculum. That might seem like a lot for small kids but it is surprising what children can learn, and how early they can learn it, when they can get one on one attention. However, it isn’t all serious business here, I like to find ways for the kids…

Fabric ribbon roses for that special someone

I learned to make these when I was about 13. I use to make them out of every size, color, pattern and material of ribbon possible. Recently I came across one of my flowers and thought it would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift or Valentine’s Day gift, among lots of other possibilities (gift bows, hair bows, glued on frames and much more), because a bouquet of these would never die. I would recommend this to be a craft for 8 and up and if you are a guy, what…

St. Patrick’s Day fun!

  St. Patrick’s Day, a quirky little holiday that most associate with drinking and leprechauns, however, there is more to the day, which can be a fun holiday with your kid’s, and in my opinion, any day that you can have fun with your little one’s or start new traditions, why not go for it! The night before most holidays, and several nights before at Christmas time, I read a book, or two, associated with the holiday. I usually try for a silly, fun book and a more meaningful story, to…