Crafts

30+ Easy Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

30+ Thanksgiving Crafts

As the weather gets a bit more chilly, I’m looking for more and more indoor activities to do with my kiddos. This roundup of 30+ Thanksgiving Crafts should give you some festive ideas to keep those little hands busy. Enjoy!

read more

10+ Halloween School Party Ideas

Need some ideas for a Halloween school party? Or even some game ideas for a Halloween party coming up? Keep reading… Am I the only one who draws a blank when it comes to brainstorming up school party ideas? I feel like I see awesome game ideas all year long

read more

15+ Halloween Snack Ideas

I love finding fun, non-spooky ways to celebrate Halloween. That’s why we’ve have rounded up a great collection of Halloween Snack Ideas! Kiddos love a special Halloween treat and I have no doubt they’d go bananas if some of these showed up in their lunch box or waiting for them

read more

20+ Fourth of July Craft Ideas

True story… Growing up, it was pretty much a tradition that a hodgepodge of friends and family would spend an entire weekend shooting off fireworks from my lake home that I grew up on. I have so many fond memories of 4th of July weekends on the lake, but the

read more

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

read more
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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

read more

31 Easy Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

Looking for easy Halloween craft ideas? This round up of Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers has loads of ideas that you can do at home or in a school setting. Great craft ideas for Halloween class parties too! We are wrapping up a week’s worth of Halloween crafts with big ol’

read more

Halloween Craft: Puffy Ghosts

Welcome to day five of our week of Halloween craft ideas for kids. Here is a super simple and easy Halloween craft for preschoolers or even toddlers. Simply use cotton balls to create a ghost. Here’s how to do it:

read more

Halloween Spider Handprint Craft

We are in day four of a week’s worth of Halloween craft ideas. Make sure to check out our other crafts at the bottom of this post! This simple Halloween craft was SO easy to make. My preschooler loved seeing her hand prints transformed into a spider. She also loved

read more

Masking Tape Mummy: Easy and Fun Halloween Craft

We are in day three of a week’s worth of Halloween crafts. Make sure to check out Candy Corn Crafts and Paper Plate Pumpkins. Out of all of the Halloween crafts I’ve done this week, these masking tape mummies have been my preschooler’s favorite. They are quick and easy and

read more

Paper Plate Pumpkin

We are in day two of a week long series of Halloween crafts. Yesterday we made a Candy Corn Craft (with a free printable). Today we are making Paper Plate Pumpkins! This is a simple and easy Halloween craft that your preschooler will love. It involves painting, cutting, gluing and

read more

Candy Corn Halloween Craft

For some reason I’ve been really excited about Halloween. It is a super fun holiday for kids (if you take the focus off the spooky stuff) and there are lots of great crafts little ones can do to celebrate. In light of my unexplainable excitement for Halloween, I’m kicking off

read more

Hand Print Fourth of July Shirts

I love hand print crafts. Love them. They give you a tangible snapshot of time when your little one’s hands where THAT small and remind you of how quickly they grow. In light of my intense love of anything involving hand prints,  I rounded up a few moms to to

read more

DIY Ruffled Fabric Flower

Fabric flowers are a crafter’s dream. They are cheap. They are easy. They don’t require much sewing skill. They can be used for all sorts of different ideas. Take this ruffled fabric flower, for example. I made this in about 10 minutes. It can be used for so many things.

read more

Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Idea

I wanted to share about a DIY Father’s Day gift I put together for my dad a few years ago. It took a little preliminary work but the thoughtfulness and time put into it was totally worth it. Weeks before Father’s Day, I asked my two siblings to send me

read more
diy scented soap bars

DIY Scented Soap Bars

by Jessica Ellingsworth of Mayvn, Contributing Author A recent school family project assignment had my daughters and I wondering what to conquer. “Let’s make soap!” one of them suggested. What?! Jessica here, and after a little research I have a fun and easy Spring project to whip up with kids

read more

Easter Craft Idea: Little Bunnies

I mean, how you can you not even chuckle a little when you see this? Every time my husband and I walk past this Easter craft we have a little laugh. My two year old was more than delighted to see herself transformed into a bunny as well. I failed

read more

The Thankful Tree: A Thanksgiving Craft and Centerpiece

Here’s a craft that I think is worth it: The Thankful Tree. In the rush of preparing a meal, socializing, and entertaining (or restraining?) a house full of little kids, it gave our extended family (ages 2-60) just a moment to reflect on why we had gathered. It focused our

read more
craft idea for toddlers

Easy Craft Idea for Toddlers

  Looking for a cheap and easy craft idea to do with the kiddos? Here is one that even a non-crafty person can easily do. Simply use painters tape to create a shape or word and then let your kiddo go to town with painting all over it. The messier

read more

Fourth of July Craft Ideas

It’s June! It’s summer! I’m already seeing some Fourth of July crafts floating around the blogland so I thought I’d throw a few of mine in the mix. Pin it if you like it! Here is a Fourth of July Onesie I made this little festive outfit for my daughter

read more

DIY Nursery Decor: Trains!

With a baby boy on the way in about a month, I have been working hard to get his nursery prepped and ready. Since it was previously decorated for a girl, part of this includes making changes to the room to prepare it for a boy. I’m honestly not sure

read more

DIY Valentine Garland

Ah yes, Valentine’s Day. The only time of the year that men will tolerate their homes to be decorated in pinks, reds, and hearts. Due to our lack of storage space, I keep the holiday decorating to a minium. However, I was feeling the itch to make a little Valentine’s

read more

Last Minute Trick or Treat Bag

Ready for Halloween? If you plan to trick or treat like we do (or as much as you can with a 17 month old) you’ll need a bag of some sort. This may seem obvious but it didn’t occur to me until yesterday. I figured it’d be pretty easy to

read more
halloween decor-painted jars

Painted Jar Jack-O-Lanterns

A few nights ago I was getting the itch to do a little crafting. I honestly can’t remember where this original idea came from but my vision was to paint the inside of some mason jars, add a face to the outside, put a candle in them, and let them

read more

Baby Shower Decoration

About a month ago, I helped throw a baby shower for a dear friend. We didn’t go too crazy with decorating for it but I did make up some of these paper onesies to scatter around the food and gift table. With my Silhouette, they were really easy to make.

read more
Funny burp cloth

A Spirited Burp Cloth

Last weekend, we went to a “Little Tiger Baby Shower.” The shower was at a tailgate before a football game which I think is a genius idea. It was a fun, laid back atmosphere that celebrated the baby boy on the way. I figured since we were going to a Tiger tailgate,

read more
DIY Thank you card

DIY Thank You Card

Here is a quick and easy DIY thank you card idea to give to someone who has helped you out with your kiddos. I recently sent this to my parents as a thank you for keeping my little one while we were on vacation. The card is pretty self explanatory by looking

read more
I love you because frame

A Craft That is Good for a Marriage

A Craft that is good for your marriage? What? Before I get to the craft idea, I need to give you a little back story. If you don’t care on how I arrived at this project, just scroll on down! I’ve been married almost three years now. I don’t think

read more
prayer cards

Easy and Colorful Homemade Prayer Cards {Guest Post}

There’s a lot of love going around about Paul Miller’s book A Praying Life. Rachel wrote a review suggesting that it was the best parenting book she’s read and Polly has recommended it a few different times, as well. I, too, have enjoyed the book and found some great wisdom

read more
rick rack flower tutorial

How to Make Rick Rack Fabric Flowers

I’ve seen a few of these tutorials around so I thought I’d give them a try. They turned out to be really easy to make. I’m excited about these rick rack flowers because of their versatility. I’ve already thought of multiple ways to use these. You could turn them into

read more
Fourth of July Wreath

Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

After seeing a Fourth of July fireworks stand being set up yesterday, I got really excited for the upcoming holiday! So when I stumbled on this wreath idea from Capital B, I got motivated and made one for myself! Fourth of July Wreath: A DIY Holiday Decorating Idea   Despite this project being a

read more
Homemade Card Idea: Use a Sewing Machine!

Homemade Card Idea: Use a Sewing Machine!

Here’s a simple, free way to make your own unique cards for people. You can use this for wedding cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, get well cards, etc. etc. All it takes is a sewing machine that does a few unique stitches and some plain cardstock paper (or something

read more
Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

I love making fabric flowers. There are so many creative things you can do with them! I had a lot of fun with my Five Minute Fabric Flowers so I thought I would keep the party going with a fabric flower bouquet I made a while ago. This project can be

read more
An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea

An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea

I love repurposing things. In this little holiday decorating project, I repurposed these paint chips into… …an Easter garland! This project cost next to nothing (except for a few strange looks you may get by stocking up on so many different paint chips).  It could be a great craft idea

read more
DIY Wedding Card: An Easy Silhouette Project

DIY Wedding Card: An Easy Silhouette Project

Ah, wedding showers. We love them and hate them at the same time, don’t we ladies? I went to a lovely wedding shower a while back that turned out being quite fun. I had gotten the bride-to-be a gift off of her registry but didn’t really think about a card

read more
Five Minute Fabric Flowers

Five Minute Fabric Flowers

Looking for a cheap and easy craft project? One that takes close to five minutes once you get the hang of it? Look no further, my friends. You can see my little lady modeling my newest creation below. I made this fabric flower and attached it to this warm, fuzzy

read more
D.I.Y. Yarn Wrapped Letters

D.I.Y. Yarn Wrapped Letters

This craft idea is doable for anyone. ANYONE. It’s quick, easy, thrifty, and fun. You only need two things: 1) A cardboard letter (I got mine for $1.00 at Hobby Lobby) 2) Yarn of any color. I pulled this out from my yarn stash from when I used to knit.

read more
Jazz Up Your Storage Space

Jazz Up Your Storage Space

I’m a sucker for storage and organization units. I love finding creative ways to store junk. What started as an innocent stroll down the organization aisle at Target, resulted in me coming home with this. (The gift card was burning a hole in my pocket!) The unit didn’t stay that

read more
Fun with Labels: A Silhouette Project

Fun with Labels: A Silhouette Project

If you can’t tell, I’ve been having a lot of fun with my silhouette machine. I recently decided that my storage containers needed a little labelization. I created these labels first on my computer, then sent them to my Silhouette Machine. After they had been cut out, I transfered the

read more
Lima Bean Wreath

Lima Bean Wreath

Christmas wreaths are all over the Internet right now. There are so many different kinds and different ways to make them. When I heard about making a wreath out of lima beans, I was skeptical. However, after I thought about it more it didn’t seem like that crazy of an

read more
How to Make a Bow Tie

How to Make a Bow Tie

A baby shower that I helped throw was themed “Preppy Little Man.” What better decor for the event than little bow ties! We not only decorated for the shower with these bow ties but we also had quests wear them. They were a hit Want to know how to make

read more