Creepy Crawly Placemats

Here’s a festive Halloween craft that toddlers or preschoolers could make! These creepy crawly placemats make fun gifts for family or friends. The best part is that this project uses common household items you probably already have on-hand!   Clara surprised her big sister with a creepy crawly placemat this afternoon! Here’s how to make […]

Weekend Rewind — Pumpkin Printed Treat Bags

Emily still has this trick-or-treat bag she decorated last year, and she plans to use it for trick-or-treating again this year! We have some great posts lined up for next week, so be sure to check back. You won’t want to miss it! Today’s project was inspired by Lisa Anne from Smell the Coffee, Lisa! […]

Candy Corn Family Play Set

This CUTE project can be done in just a few minutes, and is perfect for the kiddos to do during Halloween get-togethers! To make your own candy corn family play set, all you need are some inexpensive make-up sponges and a bit of paint. Dip the fat end of a make up sponge in some […]

Indoor Leaf Pile!

Tired of rainy days?? For a good time, cut out leaves from several sheets of colored tissue paper — you can cut through several sheets at one time, so it goes quickly. Play in your indoor leaf pile!!!!! These leaves are great fun to toss around! It’s fun for grown-ups, and kids alike! Rake them […]

Spooky Bones

Inspired by Martha Stewart Living magazine, we made a super kid-friendly version of these spooky bones using just newspaper, cheap-o paper napkins, masking tape, and a 50/50 mixture of glue and water. Once they were dry, we took turns hiding them around the house for an indoor fossil hunt! Roll up a sheet of newspaper […]

Owl Family Play Set

It is good to be home again, and we are back to our usual fun crafty selves! Before I left for NYC, I had left a few paper towel rolls on the kitchen counter to be used for a some upcoming craft projects. Turns out, a certain someone (aka Mark) got a little too trigger […]

Around the Web – Pumpkin Crafts

Don’t you just love pumpkins? Here are some quick, easy, and frugal pumpkin craft projects for the kids (and grown up too!) Enjoy!! This pumpkin craft uses rolled up strips of construction paper. Find out how at Kaboose! This adorable pumpkin uses toilet paper for stuffing! See the complete instructions at Craft Elf. Grab some […]

Around the Web – Owl Crafts

Some fun owl crafts for the kiddos (and grown-ups) to make…. Enjoy!! This owl snack by Christy over at Superheroes and Princesses is cute and nutritious! Whooo whooo! These stuffed owls look like so much FUN to make! Find out how at Elsie Marley. I’m loving these cupcakes by Almost Unschoolers! Cute and EASY…. my […]

Around the Web – Apple Crafts

I’ll be traveling to NYC this week, but not to worry as I have several posts lined up. For today, I thought I would leave you with some really fun apple crafts to keep all the kiddos happily occupied. Have fun!! Learn how to make this fun apple garland over at I Can Teach My […]

Introducing… Awesome Remote!

Need a little more awesomeness in your life? Introducing…. Awesome Remote! The must-have gadget that makes everything just a little more awesome!!! Awesome Remote comes with these great features to make everything AWESOME!!! Instant Gift Bacon!!!! Sunshine Money Balloons Mail Flowers and….. Bubbles!!! Awesome Remote makes even the most un-cool situations instantly more awesome. Don’t […]

FREE Museum Day

In honor of FREE Museum Day, an event sponsored by Smithsonian Media with over 1300 museums from across the country participating, we took a trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. It was awesome, educational, and frugal!! I printed out a pass for Mark and I to have free tickets, Clara is under […]

Surf’s Up, Dude!

Tired of sitting around bored at home? Do you miss Summer already? Wish the beach wasn’t so far away?? Why not turn your sofa into an ocean, and take turns diving on it — it’s so much FUN!! We covered our sectional sofa in blue sheets, added some cushions from the living room, and some […]

Spider Web Place Cards

Have I mentioned how much I adore Halloween? Seriously, it is my most favorite holiday. I look forward to it more than the kids! While it’s not quite that time of year just yet, I am already eager to start decorating the house as if Halloween were right around the corner. That’s where this super-easy, […]

Autumn Window Display

We decided it was time to update our colorful window display, and given the popularity of this activity we just had to do it again! This time the girls and I painted inexpensive coffee filters… …waited for them to dry… … gathered three filters at a time, and folded them up to cut out super-colorful […]

Falling Leaves Wrapping Paper

September marks the beginning of the birthday season for many members of our family, so Clara and I made some fun autumn wrapping paper this afternoon! This is a super-simple project that even the little ones can do with great success. All you need to make your own are some toilet paper rolls, paint, and […]

Easy Village Mural

Emily and I felt inspired by the beautiful colors of these fun Post-It Notes to create a new mural for our sewing room. Oh, Post-It Notes…….. how I love thee! She cut some of the Post-Its in half to form triangles for the rooftops. For each square, only one triangle had adhesive, so we saved […]

Bang on the Drums All Day

I can’t even tell you how much FUN Clara had with our make-shift drum table this morning! I laid out a bunch of old pots and pans, lids, and some wooden spoons on her play table. Then it was time to Rock N Roll!!! She experimented using the spoons as drumsticks, and later hitting the […]

Nesting Shoebox Dollhouse

While playing around with some empty kid shoeboxes, I came across these two that nest together quite well — a fun find that lend to some creative dollhouse making! I covered them up with wallpaper samples (discontinued wallpaper sample books are available at most paint stores for free, just ask for them!), and scraps of […]