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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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Slimy Spaghetti Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Sensory activities are always fun for toddlers to do. They get to explore, and there’s never a right or wrong way to do it. A spaghetti sensory activity is perfect for Halloween because it’s oh-so-slimy! We turned The Imagination Tree’s bug slime spaghetti [eww!] into a sensory activity especially for Halloween with just a few colors! I […]

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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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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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Foam Monster Treat Bags

  Monsters come in all shapes and sizes! That’s what’s awesome about them. They can be absolutely anything. [Perfect for little kids to make!] A square could be a face, or a flower can! It doesn’t matter at all. We made these foam monsters at Grandma’s using Creatology’s Foam Platters.   And added in googly […]