How to Make a Diaper Cake for the Holidays

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#HolidaysConFamilia #CollectiveBias Like most people, this time of year with Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching is one of my favorites! I love everything about the holiday season from the delicious aroma of turkey and pumpkin pie that fills a room to the seasonal decorations popping up from house to house. But one of my favorite memories of the holidays is getting together with family -- because that's truly what the holidays are all about. As a Latina, getting together with family … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July Crafts for Kids

It's been a bit of a hectic week lately...so although I've seen tons of patriotic crafts filling my newsfeed, I wasn't able to devote much time to crafting with the little ones. And because Independence day is this weekend I figure better late than never! Last year, with limited craft supplies we made a VERY last minute red, white and blue sparkler craft. This year time got away from us again, so I scoured the web for some easy-to-make ideas that kids would still love. So for those mamas that only have a little bit of time to spare, here are the super-creative crafts we found that make … [Read more...]

DIY Massage Shirt of Dad’s Favorites

Father's Day is this weekend, and I've been thinking long and hard on what to create that would be perfect for dad to enjoy with the boys. After being inspired by this awesome massage shirt, I decided a similar craft would make a great Father's day gift idea, but with a personal twist: I would include all of dad's favorite things on the shirt. Dad can relieve muscle tension as cars roll up and down his back and get an awesome keepsake to remember a few of his favorite things. To start, I made sure I got the okay to use one of his white t-shirts and gathered a large sheet of drawing … [Read more...]

Handmade Jewelry Dish for Mom

These days it seems I'm always running from one room to the next and misplacing jewelry in the process. I don't wear too much jewelry with the kids grabbing at me and all, so end up taking it off and placing it aside...usually some place I can't remember. But with Mother's Day a couple days away, I wanted to create something simple enough for my toddler to help with, but special enough to work as a keepsake for mommy and grandmas. (This is a perfect gift to give mom on any holiday, actually!) Related: DIY Baby Soft Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day After getting some inspiration from this … [Read more...]

DIY Sugar Scrub for Berry Soft Baby Skin

I've been in need of a great body scrub after the long harsh winter that has managed to leave my skin overly dry and flakey. My hands, knees, and feet have all suffered and are in need of an easy treatment to attain that smooth, supple baby soft skin as the warmer weather approaches. And of course in a house surrounded by baby products, the first thing that came to mind was baby oil! I figured I could start with that to get smooth skin and the add a couple of other ingredients for a fun homemade sugar scrub. But I didn't just want to do any sugar scrub, I was looking to add some natural … [Read more...]

12 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs With Toddlers

Spring is finally here and Easter is just around the corner! And I don't know about your kids, but my son has been obsessed with eggs ever since those surprise kinder eggs hit YouTube. So I knew it was time to get on the egg bandwagon and start gathering up fun ways to decorate eggs with the kids for Easter. There are so many ways to go about decorating eggs, but I wanted to go dye-free considering that decorating anything with toddlers or preschoolers is bound to get messy. I figure I'll try to keep it simple, yet still fun this year. Related: Cute Ideas for Baby's First Easter … [Read more...]

DIY Bird Feeder Craft & Bird Watching Tips for Kids

Bird watching is a favorite outdoor activity in our family, so what better way to prepare for Spring than with a bird feeder craft and tips for watching nature's beautiful creatures! It's no secret that this winter has been frigid with snow accumulation continuing into March. So now that the ground has finally begun to thaw, we are ready to spend more time outdoors exploring nature and releasing some energy! My son who is almost 3 years old loves observing all of nature's wonders on the other side of the living room window. And since a love of birds runs through the family, he can't get … [Read more...]

DIY Rainbow Necklace for St. Patrick’s Day

If your child loves necklaces, this DIY rainbow necklace made from dyed pasta is sure to please. It's a great St. Patrick's Day craft for exploring colors and fine-motor skills with little ones. Last St. Patrick's Day, my toddler wasn't so into crafting, so we settled for an edible sensory bin made from JELLO. It was a great activity for sensory stimulation that was a little messier than expected. I decided that a pasta necklace was in order, because he seemed to be fascinated (i.e. ready to  yank off) every piece of jewelry I would occasionally wear. Thought it would be fun for him … [Read more...]

14 Cupid-Inspired Crafts & Goodies for Valentine’s Day

Feeling like you've been struck by Cupid's arrow? You're in luck! Today I'm bringing you all-things Cupid to help celebrate Valentine's Day. So if you're looking for a little inspiration as you prepare to spend time with those you love, I've got you covered from bow and arrow crafts to homemade treats your little ones will love! Cupid Bow & Arrow Crafts 1. Paper Straw Arrows of Love 2. Cupid's Arrow Pencil Toppers 3. Cupid's Quiver & Arrow Craft 4.  Cupid's Arrows & Quiver 5. DIY Cupid's Bow & Arrows  Cupid-themed Valentines 6. Cupid's Heart Glow Stick Valentine … [Read more...]

Eye Heart You: Easy Homemade Valentine

February is here and the countdown to Valentine's Day has officially begun! While there are many pre-made candy Valentine's you can find at the stores, it's always more heart-felt to spend the time with your little ones to create something from basic materials in your craft box. So if you're looking for an easy homemade Valentine, look no further. Help the kids say "I Love You" with this fun craft. Materials Card stock Googly eye Glitter Glue To make this easy Valentine, all you need to do is cut out a rectangle and heart-shape from card stock. I used a royal blue color for … [Read more...]