Tag: DIY

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 »

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 »

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 »