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A Window Fall Tree Craft for Toddlers

Of course, after George did the apple tree craft, he wants to do another one. He goes in these streaks a lot. Often its with water activities… but he does it with painting a lot too. This time its apple trees. I usually try to switch it up a little so we don’t get bored, […]

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Fall Leaf Collage made with Bubble Wrap Art

I feel like a successful hands on mom when my preschooler runs to me with bubble wrap in his hand and says,  ”We have to save this and paint with it later!” That’s how this fall leaf collage came about. We made bubble wrap art prints first in beautiful fall colors. Henry started with dumping red, yellow […]

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Apple Tree Craft for Toddlers

George and I made a very simple apple tree craft, one that toddlers can do! I’m so excited to be spending some extra one on one time with George lately now that Henry’s in kindergarten. George loves to create things. He’s the one that likes to cut, color, draw, and do all the fine motor […]

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Gobble Up These 10 Turkey Crafts!

I’m not sure where this entire fall went, but its already Thanksgiving next week! And that means Christmas is way too close already! Since we haven’t been doing a lot of crafting lately [because baby Louis is here finally! Yay!], I thought I’d share some turkeys I found on It’s Playtime last week. 10 craft […]

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Simple Leaf Window Garland

Did you collect some leaves over the weekend? Or before they’re all gone? The boys did. We don’t have a lot for leaves in our yard, but enough to have a raking session, and collect a few colorful leaves for a project!   I’ve been thinking about a way to decorate our big front window […]

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12 Halloween Activities for Kids

For Halloween not being one of the ‘major’ holidays like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving [you know, where you get the entire family together for a feast], it sure does bring out some awesome activities to do with the kids! There’s hundreds of ideas floating around, of course, and I’m sharing with you our 12 Halloween […]

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10 Halloween Monsters for Kids

Halloween Monsters! Monsters come in so many shapes and forms. Especially around Halloween. Ghosts, goblins, spiders…. they’re all monsters, aren’t they? Monsters can look like anything, made from anything, and do anything… [above, from top, left to right] 10 Halloween monsters for the kids to make, create and play with: Keep an ‘eye’ out for […]

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Gingerbread Mummy Halloween Treats

As you may already know, we own a bakery. The boys spend a lot of time there with Dad and I. Dad does the baking, I decorate cakes. It wasn’t too long ago that someone passed along a photo to me of these mummified gingerbread men from Betty Crocker and we decided to start making […]

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Halloween Pumpkins: Monster Style

When we went pumpkin picking at my brother’s, the boys couldn’t help but pick a bunch of unripe, green pumpkins.  When I asked if they’d like to decorate some pumpkins for inside, Henry said only the green ones. So we decorated those. And they ended up kind of monster-ish. [Really, anything can be a monster, […]

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How to Make Kid Size Scarecrows

 Let the kids take part this Autumn and make their very own scarecrows, kid size! Sugarsnips shows us how to make these easy scarecrows for the season!   So a few weeks ago we had multiple plumbing “issues” which resulted in not 1 or 2 or even 3 visits from the plumber but the inevitable getting […]