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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 […]

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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 the city […]

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Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost & Spider Web

Henry and I found something to do with the shaving cream puffy paint papers that George made! We extended it into ghosts and spider webs to display for Halloween!   Of course, after Henry heard that George got to play in shaving cream, he wanted to play as well. So, again, we got messy. Very, […]

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Fall Tree Art: Pulled String Painting

The boys and I had a creative morning. I grabbed some paints in fall colors [red, yellow and brown], along with some canvas paper and Paint Dab Markers we received from CraftProjectIdeas.com. I had a really fun, fall art scene planned for the kids to make with an art technique I’ve been wanting to try […]

Spooky Treat Holders Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft: Spooky Treat Holders (A Candy Bag Alternative)

Please welcome Dusti, my sister-in-law. She’s posted here before [remember the awesome DIY Yarn Wrapped Wreath?], but now she has her own blog too! Check out Antidotes for Mom. She’s a real stay at home mom, with real struggles, and she’s going to change that by counteracting the poison, one day at a time! Dusti’s […]

Make your own American Flag Activity for Kids

Make Your Own [Life-Size] American Flag

  The American Flag is awesome for learning! There’s patterning, there’s counting to be had, working on fine motor skills, and I even thought measuring could be mixed into this activity, but I didn’t push that one. I grabbed our American Flag as it got taken down off our porch last year because of the […]

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8 Father’s Day Activities for Kids to Do For Dad

Its Father’s Day this Sunday and we’re all set. Well almost. I gotta grab a couple things yet myself, but the kids have made their gift for Dad. Have yours? Maybe you need some quick inspiration. B Inspired Mama has a list of 10 things that the kids can do for dad. And I’m sharing […]

10 fun flower crafts for kids to make mom for Mother's Day

10 Stunning Flower Crafts to Make Mom

Every mom loves to get flowers on Mother’s Day, right? Homemade flower crafts made by the kids is even better in my book! Keep these flowers forever!

Mother's Day Yarn Wrapped Vase Craft for Kids

Mother’s Day Craft: Yarn Wrapped Vase

We needed a vase to go with our watercolor coffee filter flowers we made for Mother’s Day. I did a little googling for some “vase crafts” and found some beautiful yarn wrapped vases, there’s a cool rainbow vase from Kaboose. I didn’t expect there to be a pattern, or perfectly aligned yarn wrapped around the jar. […]