Spiral Christmas tree craft for kids to hang up!

Spiral Christmas Tree Craft to Warm up the Home

Spruce up the home with this spiral Christmas tree craft the kids can make to make your home all cozy and warm for the holiday season! We don’t entertain a whole lot, really not at all. But as you can tell, we do like to craft for the holidays and we make sure to spread the […]

Completely upcycled homemade wrapping paper made with baby food and baby food caps

Completely Upcycled Homemade Wrapping Paper for Teacher’s Gift

I was gathering supplies to give to Henry’s teachers for Christmas. They have asked parents for gifts for their classrooms instead of gifts for them personally. So, I emptied out my craft cupboard and have [probably] fully stocked them up! And then I realized I had absolutely no wrapping paper in the house left. Shucks. […]

20 homemade Christmas cards by kids

20 Homemade Christmas Cards Made by the Kids

I send Christmas cards to the family every year. Usually a simple photo card that I make using an online photo service. But I know it would mean so much more to give homemade Christmas cards to the family, especially close family [trying to be realistic about actually doing it!]. Even if it’s in the […]

Make a quick and easy Santa hat Christmas card

Homemade Santa Hat Christmas Card

While I may be [painstakingly] addressing our family Christmas cards to family and friends… I took a break and Henry and I decorated a quick and simple, Santa hat Christmas card. More craftiness comes from those Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps! Check out the craft stick Christmas tree ornament we made with them, as […]

10 ways to go on a Christmas scavenger hunt with the kids, from finding lights to free printables to a hunt at the mall.

10 Ways to Go on a Christmas Scavenger Hunt

As you probably know, I absolutely love scavenger hunts for kids. Why not make a Christmas scavenger hunt for them to go on?! We’ve did one last week and the boys got such a kick out of it, I’ve decided to go on a hunt to find more Christmas scavenger hunts for them to try! […]

Classic glittery stocking craft for kids to make

Classic Glittery Christmas Stocking Craft

This has got to be one of the most classic crafts we’ve made, especially for Christmas, but since its a classic, we just had to make this simple Christmas stocking craft! I cut out two pieces of red scrapbook paper in a stocking shape. Nothing fancy, just a giant ‘J’ pretty much. I cut them […]

Go on a Christmas scavenger hunt looking for Christmas bows in the dark - flashlights!

Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Alrighty kids, let’s go on a flashlight scavenger hunt! A quick activity to set up. I grabbed some Christmas bows from my wrapping paper stash and stuck them around the boys’ rooms upstairs while it was almost time for dinner. Super simple! I called the boys to go on a scavenger hunt for some Christmas […]

Easy peanut butter candies to make WITH the kids

Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Candies: Easy Holiday Baking with the Kids

One of our holiday traditions, every year, is to bake Christmas candies with my mom and sister-in-law. The boys usually don’t participate too much, they just play and have a good time, while us adults have a great time too! This year, I included it as part of our Christmas countdown activity chain that I shared on PBS […]

tips-for-traveling-with-kids

Tips for Traveling with Kids for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas, probably the two most traveled times of the year. Especially as a family… which usually means road trips! I know with having three boys in the van for our trips, things can sometimes get a little hectic and overwhelming. I’m by no means an expert in traveling because we don’t do it a […]