Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet Halloween Kid Craft

I love all the cute Halloween crafts I've been finding all over the web, from candy corn garland and pumpkin decorations to the array of toilet paper roll bats, there are so many great ideas flowing around! I had to get in on the fun.  Again, my inspiration came from Pinterest for today's kid's craft: a Halloween "Trick or Treat" sign. My toddler wasn't in the mood to craft, so I had to borrow my 6 month-old's feet for this one!  He'll definitely have one really cute piece of art in his keepsake stash :)! This post may contain affiliate links. Materials Small canvas Paint 2 Paint … [Read more...]

Colorful DIY Fall Wreath Craft for Kids

I've been looking for an easy fall project to attempt with my toddler after seeing so many inspiring ideas on Pinterest.  However, knowing the short-attention span of a toddler and my need for a colorful wreath, I decided to put our own unique spin on the craft by painting the leaves we found and mixing them up with the bright foliage that was readily available. Related: Caramel Apple Slices for Kids This post may contain affiliate links. Here's what we used: Washable paint (Buy here) Paint brushes (this one is easy for toddlers to … [Read more...]

Super Simple Sailboat Craft

We love getting into the arts and crafts these days, and will take a shot at almost anything to keep our toddler busy.  But sometimes it's tough to get to the craft store so we  just have to make do with whatever is in front of us. And that's what today's sailboat craft is all about. Since our toddler loves exploring in the backyard, I decided it would be fun to have him gather up a few twigs and turn them into a sailboat he could set adrift in the water! To make our super simple wooden sailboat craft, we gathered up a handful of sticks, a large leaf and a few garbage bag … [Read more...]

Sparkler-Inspired 4th of July Craft

Although I don't really consider myself a crafty person, I couldn't resist the urge to take a stab at a DIY project with my 2 year-old, especially as the 4th of July draws nearer. He's been all over arts and crafts ever since we enrolled him in a toddler program for a few weeks. We didn't have much of an art supply in stock but I decided to just go with it and experiment with whatever we could use.  (You should do the same if your kid has the urge to try something new...all it takes is a little creativity!) I really wanted to make use of all those left-over paper towel rolls lying … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Jello Pot of Gold Sensory Activity

I've been searching the web for a fun and age-appropriate activity my almost 2 year-old toddler can partake in, especially as St. Patrick's Day draws nearer.  Although there are so many cute and crafty activities out there for kids, many of them require a bit more skill that comes with age. That's why I was so happy to find some inspiration in a St. Patrick's Day sensory activity that didn't involve glue, scissors or paints...just Jello and some creativity!  I thought jello would be the perfect substance to work with considering it was edible and easy to clean up.  I decided to put my own … [Read more...]

Easy Bubble Art Activity for Toddlers

If there's one artsy activity my little guy enjoys more than anything, it would definitely involve bubbles! He has always been fond of tracking bubbles with his eyes or trying to blow bubbles from very early on. So I knew I had to try my own version of all those painting with bubbles activities I had read about here and there. They just looked like such fun! Most activities with bubbles I found involved food coloring or actual paints, but I wanted to try something a little more toddler-friendly like Kool-Aid...just in case someone was keen on tasting the activity (as normally … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers (Especially Boys)

With Valentines' day quickly approaching, I've stumbled upon so many creative and fun DIY arts and crafts for the kiddos.  And even though I don't really consider myself a crafty mom, I've been super inspired to give them a try so that the budding little artist in my toddler can come to life. The only issue I've run into is that my little boy isn't too fond of crayons, markers or paint-type projects at the moment. He'd much rather be playing with puppets, tossing objects or pushing cars. That got me thinking. If I could just find Valentines' crafts that had some creative movement to … [Read more...]

What To Do With Pumpkins After Halloween

This time of year, I often find myself asking, Now what am I to do with all these pumpkins?!  Well luckily, pumpkins aren't just great for Halloween...in fact there are a plethora of uses for pumpkins after trick-or-treaters are long gone.  Here are 5! 1. Pumpkin recipes Okay, so the most obvious use for pumpkins after Halloween, is of course to make yummy recipes! From pumpkin pie and bread, to pumpkin-flavored pancakes and ravioli, the possibilities are endless. To make the pumpkin puree for these recipes, start by cutting your pumpkin in half and simply scoop out the seeds … [Read more...]

Decorating Pumpkins With a Toddler

With Halloween around the corner I made sure to visit a local pumpkin patch and grab a few pumpkins to decorate with the little guy.  The only issue there of course is that he is still a little guy.  A toddler can't really handle a carving knife and mine would rather eat markers and crayons rather than decorate with them.  So this year, I stumbled upon an idea from another mommy blog:  mainly using some craft paint and tape. The basic idea is to use the painter's tape to cut out a letter (something to represent your child's name), let your little one go crazy with decorating (the messier … [Read more...]