Make a Tin Can Forest for Outdoor Pretend Play

Henry and I made a real forest with upcycled tin cans, tree branches and a few plants. Henry loves picking up sticks at Grandma’s house. So that’s just what he did. While he added the biggest branches he could find to Grandma’s twig pile, I gathered some small sticks for our project. I snapped the branches to […]

It’s Playtime! : Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, Henry and I created a fun and very playful bouquet of flowers together for my mom and for his late Grandma. Here’s a sneak peak. [Full post here!] Play based ideas preschoolers can do for Mother’s Day: Clean the house, preschooler style [very appreciated by mom]. Make the Yarn Circle Garland into a bouquet of […]

Craft an Airplane : from Green Kid Crafts

Here’s a simple, quick airplane craft from Green Kid Crafts. I was pretty excited when Penny from Green Kid Crafts contacted me about reviewing her products – the only subscription-based, earth-friendly craft kits in the states. I was even more excited when I got the crafts! They were sent to me packaged in completely recyclable materials: […]

Henry’s First Egg Decorating

  This is Henry’s first year of actually trying to do some egg decorating. We tried some new [to me] techniques this year. I got inspired by the 26 Ideas and Techniques for Egg Decorating list that I put together earlier this week. Henry, my mom and I tried 4 techniques. ————————- Vibrant Egg Dye Aren’t these […]

Puffs Easter Bunny: Tissue Box Challenge

Here is Henry’s and my entry for the Tissue Box Challenge put on by The Activity Mom and JDaniel4’s Mom. Puffs Easter Bunny! This is as crafty as we get here. Totally out of our element. But it was so simple and quick to make! Materials you’ll need: 1 small Puffs tissue box (full) 1 toilet paper roll (empty) white […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Balloon Art

In continuing with our balloon extravaganza : we painted balloons today. We painted them two ways : [1] paint before blowing up the balloons [2] paint blown up balloons I liked painting the balloons beforehand the best. It had a sense of mystery. What will this look like when it gets big?     Henry wasn’t as […]

Salt Painting

Henry and I experimented with glue, salt and food coloring. I did not like this craft, until I framed it. There’s something about the frame that makes it look professional! [okay, that may be an exaggeration] Its really pretty easy and a toddler can definitely do it.  1) Paint some white school glue on your paper […]