Crafts

10+ Easy Easter Crafts

Easter is such a happy holiday! Here are some easy ways to get your kids in the Easter spirit. While I do love a great craft round up, I also love this round up of books that point kids to the true meaning of the holiday. Make sure to check that out as well.

Healthy Dog Treats is the perfect gift for furry friends and their owners on Valentine's Day or any day!

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats: A Gift for Furry Friends

My mom “stole” my 8-year-old daughter one snowy day recently and baked up a surprise for their doggie, Gracie, and some other pooch friends. What a fun project to do with kids for a Valentine’s Day surprise for the furry pets and their owners in your life. Hey, and it’s even made with all “real food” ingredients. Sweet! …Read More

DIY Yarn Spider Garland

DIY Yarn Spider Garland: Easy Halloween Decor

by Kelly Gilion, Contributing Author Hi Ya’ll! Kelly from Plume here doing a little blog bomb! Rachel and I have been friends for years, since before she was a blogger and I was a shop owner. And now we live on the same street and our kiddos play almost every day. You can hear a little bit …Read More

Painting Pumpkins

Let the record show that I am pro-pumpkin carving. I have lots of fond memories of doing it as a kid and for sure look forward to do it with mine. However, at this stage in life, an activity that involves sharp utensils, lots of sticky goop, and two “I-want-to-do-it-myself-and-Lord-help-you-if-you-interfere” type kids sounds like a …Read More

Cardboard Cookies–An Easy Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

I stumbled on this cute Valentine’s Day craft idea that my kids loved: Cardboard Cookies! There is something about calling them “cookies” that makes the craft idea more fun for kids. I love this because almost any age can have fun with this AND it can be done with supplies you likely have around your …Read More

Thankful Turkeys: A Meaningful (& Easy) Thanksgiving Craft

I love crafting with a purpose. These “Thankful Turkeys” as I’ve named them not only got my kids cutting, gluing and using their creative skills but they also gave us an excuse to articulate some things we are thankful for. Doing this craft together stirred up conversation about why we celebrate Thanksgiving and helped all …Read More

Halloween Adventures and Hy-Vee Walk the Aisles

Now that my oldest is 4, we have officially entered into the Halloween madness that occurs once a year. I mean, you guys. This holiday is crazy. It’s super fun but it was also slight madness at times. First of all, when you put kids into costumes, their crazy level goes up 30%. Put them …Read More

Ghost Bowling

Here is a quick and easy game for a Halloween party! Simply decorate Styrofoam cups to resemble ghosts. Either use stickers like I did or you can draw faces on them with markers. Stack them up and have kids attempt to knock them over with tennis balls. Make sure to make a rule that the …Read More

Mummy Dogs–A Fun Halloween Treat

Look no further for an easy to make, fun Halloween party food! Mummy dogs were a hit with all ages. They fall far from the real food philosophy that we try to aim for around here but prove to be a great party food and a favorite among youngsters. And lets be honest, we kind …Read More

Heathy Halloween Party Treats!

I’ve learned that if you make food fun, kids are about 7x more likely to eat it. Yes, 7x- not 8x or 6x. 7 times more likely. I have no documented data aside from my own personal recollection so don’t ask for it. Just trust me. Since your children will likely being eating themselves in …Read More

craft idea with pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaner Craft: Popsicle Pals

I love simple craft ideas that my preschooler can actually do with me AND makes very little mess. I’m sure you do too. That’s why it is vitally important that you take this craft idea seriously. Like, pin it three times kind of seriously. You will not regret the 5 minutes it takes to make …Read More

Easy Easter Craft — Painting Eggs with Pom Poms

I had no idea what a hit this easy Easter craft with my preschool and toddler would be. Using pom poms, clothes pins and paint, we decorated eggs! Before you even get started with the painting, you’ll need an Easter Egg template.You could draw your own but if you’re like me, your Easter egg will …Read More

How to Make a Fleece Knot Blanket

Knot blankets are not a new thing. However, making my own now is! I have seen these cozy, fleecy, want-to-curl-up-with blankets around pretty much all my life. I had never looked at them closely until a friend of mine told me she was making some for her boys for Christmas. I totally ripped off her …Read More

Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Check. It. Out! I am so proud of my dear hubs for making this Christmas tree out of a leftover pallet. It is serving as a welcoming front porch decoration this season. I love it! He actually used 1.5 wood pallets to get the job done so don’t let the picture deceive you too much …Read More

Handprint Christmas Tree

Hand print crafts are my favorite. I love little hands. Our little ones grow so fast and capturing a hand print as a keepsake is priceless. When my friend, Rachel J., shared an idea of making a hand print Christmas tree, I was all over it. I’ll be honest- I have no idea how moms …Read More

The Christmas Countdown Chain

Ever since Thanksgiving, we’ve had a similar conversation every morning with my three year old: 3 y.o. : “Is family coming to our house now? Can we open presents?” Me: “No, we don’t open presents until Christmas. That is __ days away.” 3 y.o. : “So when I wake up tomorrow can we open presents?” …Read More

Simple, Easy DIY Christmas Notes

Around Christmas time I find quite a few reasons that I need some little note cards around. Gifts for neighbors, thank yous, something to slip into gifts, or like I used them, to send a personal note along with Christmas cards.  With a little time and the right supplies, it is really easy to make …Read More

DIY Burlap Wreath

Oh, hey there pretty burlap wreath on my front door. So glad you could join the fall festivities happening in my home. Also so glad your neutral color and versatility will keep you hanging on my door all year long. All I have to do is trade out your little decorative pieces and BAM, I …Read More

Celebrate Fall with Decorating Pumpkin Cookies!

Fall is by far my favorite season. I love it. In an effort to appease my inward celebration of the season, I recruited two chefs in training to help me decorate pumpkin cookies. We had a blast! Decorating cookies with this DIY egg wash “paint” was SO fun for the kids. If your looking for …Read More