Easy Handprint Spider Craft for Halloween

If there's one thing my boys can't get enough of, it's playing outside and getting dirty -- with all types of bugs under the sun: everything from worms and slugs to ants and spiders! Spiders, especially have been of particular interest these days...as more and more of them seem to pop up around the corner. The boys first became fascinated with them after reading the Itsy Bitsy Spider of course and then learning a bit more factual details from National Geographic Kids books. And with Halloween season approaching, I knew it was time for an easy Halloween craft involving spiders. This … [Read more...]

Handprint Flower Picture Frame for Mom

Every mother wants to cherish those precious early memories with baby. From holding those tiny hands in her own, to marveling at the cuteness in front of her. And creating keepsakes with babies handprints or footprints is the perfect way to share those moments around the home. Whether it's for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, a homemade kid's picture frame warms just about anyone's heart and is a special (mostly) kid-made gift your little ones can give. Just pass along this cute picture frame tutorial to dad to help create a beautiful keepsake mom will forever … [Read more...]

Winter Art: Tape-Resist Snowflake Painting

If you've been stuck indoors for the last few weeks due to frigid temperatures or sicknesses that run prevalent this time of year, you'll love this easy winter art craft for the kids. It makes a beautiful wintery wonderland painting to add to your list of indoor activities when you just can't get outside. Related: Winter Activities for Toddlers This post may contain affiliate links. We loved creating a super easy icicle craft and snow sensory bin, and knew this snowflake art craft a friend mentioned was a must to add to our list! Tape-Resist Winter Painting for … [Read more...]

Fingerprint Heart Frame: Easy Valentine’s Craft for Kids

My toddler loves any craft involving paints. And I love his enthusiasm for "hanpaint" as he calls it :)! Of course with painting and little ones things are bound to get messy...but these moments won't last forever. I have to indulge him whenever I can. This fingerprint heart frame is the perfect way to let little ones play with paint while creating their own Valentine's craft! This post contains affiliate links. Related: Handprint Valentine & Printable Kid-made Fingerprint Frame Instructions For this kid's craft, you will only need two ingredients: washable paints and a picture frame. … [Read more...]

Icicle Craft: Easy Winter Activity for Toddlers

My 3 year-old is always looking for an excuse to dump glitter or salt all over the table. It must be the excited rush he gets from doing what he's forbidden, like making a mess to see mommy's reaction. What can I say, he knows how to push my buttons. But with the cold winter keeping us indoors more and more these days, I thought I would give him the chance to dump as much glitter as he desires with a fun icicle craft. We had so much fun exploring snow with our winter sensory bin, that I figured it was only fitting to continue the pattern. This post contains affiliate links. Simple … [Read more...]

Handprint Valentine + Printable: “I Hand You My Heart”

I love, love making Valentine’s Crafts with my kids. From love bugs and cupid arrows to lollipops and love potions — there’s just something so exciting about creating love-themed crafts with little ones. But I’d be lying if I said it is always easy. In fact, sometimes it can be down right stressful when trying to create a beautiful craft without your toddler tearing it apart before completion. That’s one of the reasons why I love simple handprint crafts -- the easier the craft, the better. So this time, I thought it would be fitting to do a handprint craft and printable kids can give to … [Read more...]

Flower Lollipops for Valentine’s Day

When you're short on time and in need of an easy DIY Valentines for the kids class party, there's nothing better than these homemade flower lollipops. Just grab a few supplies from your arts and crafts box and they'll be good to go in no time! I know Valentine's Day is still over a month away, but the day will be here before we know it. Sure you can always run to the store and pick up some ready-to-go Valentines, but it's so much more fun and personable to create your own at home with the kids. I saw the prettiest heart-shaped pops from Pottery Barn and knew we had to create our … [Read more...]

Easy Charlie Brown Suncatcher Ornaments

With Christmas just a few weeks away, Charlie Brown always comes to mind in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Families everywhere gather to watch this movie based on the Peanuts comic strip, which has such a great message about the true meaning of Christmas. It's family-favorite for sure! We've been watching Charlie Brown and the gang throughout the holiday season and were inspired to make this easy Charlie Brown Suncatcher Ornament for Christmas. It is a quick and easy way for kids to practice fine-mother skills and color identification (focusing on one color at a … [Read more...]

12 Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments for Kids

I love looking at all the beautiful glass and glittery ornaments that decorate the Christmas tree every year. But what i really love are the homemade decorations and kid-made ornaments that add that special touch to the holidays and home. Those are the ornaments you can look back on each year and remember what Christmas is all about. Spending time with family and loved ones making memories. With that in mind, I was inspired to make some salt dough ornaments myself this year with the kids. It was messy fun and also allowed me to get a little keepsake ornament to use every Christmas moving … [Read more...]

Fingerprint Christmas Tree & Salt Dough Ornament

Salt dough ornaments are such a cute and festive way to get the house in gear for Christmas. They add a special personal touch to your brightly-lit Christmas tree. But let's face reality: getting the kids involved in the decorating process, especially when it involves flour and kitchen utensils, isn't always as easy as it looks. In fact it can be stress-inducing once you picture the aftermath in the kitchen! So how do you create a beautiful keepsake with little ones, and make the process less stressful for everyone involved? A little prep work...and Christmas tree cookie … [Read more...]