Posts in category "Handmade"

Halloween crafts to do with kids

Halloween crafts to do with kids
Sweatshirts and jackets are coming out and I’m getting in the Halloween spirit and feeling crafty.  Here are some easy and adorable Halloween crafts to do with your kids this weekend. Emojis are big this year and these emoji pumpkins are perfect. Pumpkin apple stamps are a great use for the leftover apples. Lollypop ghosts... Read more »

Adult Coloring Books: A Meditative and Therapeutic Way to Unwind

Adult Coloring Books: A Meditative and Therapeutic Way to Unwind
Adult coloring books are suddenly showing up everywhere I turn.  Although the concept is nothing new, I must admit I am hopping aboard this new trend and loving the peaceful and creative way to spend time. This mindless activity is therapeutic and an excellent distraction to wind down and escape from work, stress and our... Read more »

Sensory Bins: What are they and how can they help my child

Sensory Bins: What are they and how can they help my child
Sensory bins are a simple and inexpensive learning tool that can benefit all children.  Through sensory play kids use all five senses, improve focus and concentration and build fine motor, math and language skills. An added bonus is the imaginative play and fun doesn’t seem like learning.  I’ve watched kids of all ages (and adults) enjoy... Read more »
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Everything you need to know about henna

Everything you need to know about henna
The other night I was invited to the cutest art gallery/store to mingle and try out henna.  The body art has always impressed me and I’ve been eager to learn more about the intricate, natural and non-permanent form of self-expression. According to Silk and Stone: “The art of henna (called mehndi in Hindi & Urdu)... Read more »

Easy Art Projects that Kids Love

My daughter loves art.  She can sit for hours with a pad of paper and a box of markers.  It is incredible to watch the calm, creativity and focus she finds from crafts. Even better is when I mention the word project.  Her face lights up in a way that I always want to have... Read more »

Make Your Own Sun Catchers

Make Your Own Sun Catchers
My whole family gathered on Mother’s Day at my sister’s condo to eat lox and bagels and do puzzles.  Who knew my mom would come bringing a craft? We colored clear plastic disposable plates with sharpies and preheated the oven to 250 degrees.  Next we put the plate over a large empty soup can into... Read more »
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Ten genius ways to repurpose shoe boxes

Ten genius ways to repurpose shoe boxes
Recently, I took my kids to an actual shoe store (instead of buying them shoes online as I usually do).  When their feet were measured they were both a full size bigger than I had thought.  Anyway, I ended up with some shoe boxes and because it is also spring break I knew there had... Read more »

Cranberry, Cinnamon Candle Craft for Thanksgiving

Cranberry, Cinnamon Candle Craft for Thanksgiving
Inspired by a plain white candle and a bag of fresh cranberries, my daughter and I began to glue the fruit and cinnamon sticks to the candle. There is no right or wrong way to assemble this decorative candle. We began using Elmer’s Glue, but at the end I attached a few stubborn cranberries with... Read more »

Turn an old desk into a brand new desk

Turn an old desk into a brand new desk
My parents bought a bedroom set for my sister more than 30 years ago.  It had a trundle bed, a dresser with mirror and a desk.  That old desk has moved houses, but stayed with my parents. My mom recently decided to redecorate my sister and my childhood rooms that more recently became my children’s... Read more »
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Your kids will never be bored again

Your kids will never be bored again
I have a quick project that you can do while watching television and I promise your children will never be bored again. Step one: Get your supplies together. You will need: Empty oatmeal container Construction paper Scissor Glue Printer Printer Paper Letter Stickers (optional) Step two: Print out this link of already written activities for... Read more »