2012-06-06_8012

Starched Coffee Filter Flowers Craft

Have you used starch in your crafts with the kids? After this flower craft, I’m so excited to find new ways to use it. I got inspired to make these starched coffee filter flowers from Ms. Motta’s Mixed Media’s Chulily-inspired artwork.   The boys and I started by coloring our coffee filters. This actually took […]

Mud Printing Activity (1)

Mud Prints: Animals, Feet and Handprints

The boys have been loving their dirt patch. Henry keeps talking about making mud and turning it to dirt and the other way around, not fully understanding it I don’t think. So I thought, what better way to show him what mud is exactly than making it! We turned the dirt patch into a mud […]

06 Posts3-001

Play Dough with Tees, Straws & Pipe Cleaners

  A simple play prompt. Play dough. Tees. Straws. And pipe cleaners added later. The boys and I made play dough and I simply added these items to it. It was a great sensory activity because the play dough was still even warm from making it. Play dough normally is a wonderful sensory activity in […]

Sharpie Decorated Cereal Bowl

Father’s Day Gift: Sharpie Decorated Bowls

Father’s Day quickly snuck up on me this year. And I’ve had a great idea for the boys to make for Dad this year. It seems we’ve been breaking our cereal bowls left and right lately. Plus, my husband hates the dishes we have. So new cereal bowls are in order for him. And to […]

Cutting pieces of straws for shoestring necklace

Simple Straw-Threaded Shoestring Necklace

  I don’t think is can get much more basic than threading with straws, can it? That’s what I’m all about lately. Getting back to the basics. The simple activities. That are easy to whip up and stuff I have [and you probably do too]. What’s awesome about this is that you can use dry […]

Painting the driveway with water

Water Activity: Painting the Driveway

So, can I credit my mom for an activity? My husband picked up the kids at my parents’ house last week [I was still decorating cakes at suppertime...], and he found them painting her sidewalk with water. Henry told me that night during our nightly bedtime conversation that was his favorite part of the day. […]

2012-05-17_7154

Toddler Bubbles Sensory Activity

Plain and simple. George likes bubbles. The perfect activity for him [a toddler]? Bubbles. Water and dish soap on a perfect day to be outside. George had a blast!   I have this bucket that I actually got out of my great-grandma’s basement [who's 99 and still kickin' by the way, so I plan to […]

2012-05-14_7126

Sorting through the Tupperware Drawer

My Tupperware drawer needed cleaned out. I wasn’t finding matching tubs and lids for the life of me. So I let the boys have at my drawer. Wiped it clean and started sorting and finding matches of lids and tubs… George just got a kick out of digging through my drawer. I don’t think he found […]

2012-05-09_6819

Toddler Activity: Playing with Cups

I drew a blank. I didn’t know what to have George do. He was getting into the laundry while I was folding it. I was about to go nuts. I needed something for him to do. I drew a blank, though. What can a toddler do? Duh. I just made a list of 50 activities […]

Mother's Day Yarn Wrapped Vase Craft for Kids

Mother’s Day Craft: Yarn Wrapped Vase

We needed a vase to go with our watercolor coffee filter flowers we made for Mother’s Day. I did a little googling for some “vase crafts” and found some beautiful yarn wrapped vases, there’s a cool rainbow vase from Kaboose. I didn’t expect there to be a pattern, or perfectly aligned yarn wrapped around the jar. […]