Tractor & PlayDoh Birthday Party Fun!

Henry turned 3 last Friday and he had his birthday party on Saturday. It was a lot of fun! All Henry wanted for his birthday was a Tractor Cake. Instead of carving a cake into the shape of a tractor, I decided to go the route of giving him a new tractor on his cake. Henry couldn’t […]

3rd Birthday Balloon Wreath

  When I saw a birthday wreath over at In Between Laundry, I decided I had to make one (sort of like it) for Henry’s birthday today! I plan to use this wreath over and over again for upcoming birthdays and switch out the numbers for each kid. I modified the wreath (obviously) to use what […]

Homemade Play Doh : It’s [much] Softer!

As I’ve mentioned a few times already, Henry is on a huge layDoh kick lately. One day last week, Henry and I were with his Grandma. He wanted to play with PlayDoh. Grandma’s PlayDoh had gotten kind of hard and crumbly. So we set off to make our own. I’ve seen many of you guys […]

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Building a Bird’s Nest : Outdoors in April

Henry and I have been talking about making a bird’s nest for a couple weeks now. This week it finally got warm enough to spend the entire morning or afternoon (or both!) outdoors. To make our bird’s nest, Henry and I headed outside to gather our materials for the nest: small sticks, leaves, dead grass I […]

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Painting with Balls : Guest Post by QuirkyMomma

I am so excited to have my first guest blogger on hands on : as we grow  to be Rachel from QuirkyMomma. She’s a mom of 4, looking to adopt another, and has lots fun learning activities for kids. Rachel is full of all sorts of ideas for every child. Not just the boys. Not just […]

Paper, Paint & Vehicles

[After two other failed crafty attempts today.] Henry created this piece of art:   While I was getting supper on the table, I handed him a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper. Color of his choice: Green. Poured some washable paint in a container. And gave him his green paintbrush. [A couple of months ago, Henry and I bought this […]

Cupcake Masterpieces by the Future Baker

I had some work to get done at the Bakery this morning, Henry tagged along. [That's something new for me.  Henry tags along with Dad to work at the Bakery quite often. But never with me.] I wasn’t sure how it’d go. Then I thought maybe he could make his own cupcakes while I’m decorating […]

Outdoors in April [take 1]

We’ve been getting outside every day so far – staying true to the challenges*! Not much for activities yet – as its still pretty cold. Although, today it hit 70[!!] and all I did was go for a walk! Henry went with Dad to the farm and played in the tractors all afternoon. Henry and […]

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High Five! [week 9]

High Five!  to This Week’s 5 Hands On Finds!   These are 5 Activities and Crafts that I’ve found   but haven’t had time to try them out yet, but want to make sure I do them. [my very high-tech way of bookmarking them] Where’d these finds come from? The following blogs that are full of hands on finds! [Be sure to […]

Shaving Cream Eggs for Easter Tree

A messy messy activity ending with a beautiful craft for Easter Start by adding shaving cream to a pan. [Henry had troubles pushing it hard enough to make it come out.] Add food coloring. Swirl the colors around. Swirl some more [and end up with a not so pretty color] Build towers. Add utensils. [Henry […]