The Best Spider Crafts for Kids

These spider crafts for kids are so much fun to do for Halloween! These projects are sure to add an element of spookiness to your Halloween decor. They would be a spooktacular addition to any Halloween party too! Here are some of our favorite spider crafts for kids: Creepy Crawly Placemats Here’s a festive Halloween […]

Fall Art Projects Kids Can Make With Stunning Results

Autumn can be full of inspiration for budding artists to create lots of colorful art! Here are some of our favorite ideas for Fall art projects kids can make. Below you will find project ideas for kids of all ages with effective techniques that can create stunning results. When finished, be sure to display your […]

Spider Legs and Eggs – Halloween Party Treat

Spider legs and eggs are quick to make for a Halloween party treat! They are sure to add a creepy yet silly vibe to any Halloween party. The best part is that these spider legs and eggs do not require any baking at all! You probably already have everything you need in your pantry. Below, […]

Halloween Pretend Play – Witch’s Workshop

This Witch’s Workshop is an easy way to foster lots of creative Halloween pretend play! You can use vinegar and baking soda to create potions, measure and weigh toy spiders, or read Halloween stories together for “research”. Here are a few ideas to create a spooktacular witch’s workshop of your own! To make a witch’s […]

Candy Apple Bar – an easy DIY party treat

This DIY candy apple bar is so simple and quick to prepare! You probably already have everything you need in your pantry. You can easily whip up this candy apple bar in just a few minutes! It would be a great treat for a last-minute party. As an added bonus, no baking is required! To […]

Easy Spider Craft for Kids to Make

Here’s an easy spider craft for kids using chenille stems and soda tabs! These spiders are quick and fun to make. This spider craft would add a bit of creepy and spooktacular decor for any Halloween party. Or use them as a prop to act out the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. Since this spider craft […]

Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Make

Looking for super EASY Halloween treats kids can make? Here are three fun ideas that use items you probably already have in your pantry! These treats would be perfect to give to family or friends. They would make spooktacular Halloween party treats too! To make Snot on a Stick, you will need: pretzel rods green […]

Easy Halloween Art Project for Kids

Here is an easy Halloween art project for kids using chalk pastels and black construction paper. You could use several different Halloween-themed subjects for these silhouettes, including bats, cats, spiders, witches, and more! Use pre-cut shapes available at any craft store, or cut out your own creations. Here are instructions to make this easy Halloween […]

3D Printing for Beginners

Our local Rotary Club generously donated a MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer to our local library. Over the summer, my teen and tween decided they would learn how to advantage of this great resource! After coming across a free online class featured on Make, together they learned how to make a variety of low-tech assistive devices […]

Easy Paper Projects Book!

Exciting news!! If you enjoy crafting with paper, you will love Maggy Woodley’s NEW book, Easy Paper Projects! Easy Paper Projects is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2019, but you can pre-order your copy now. Here are just a few of the things we love about Maggy’s new book! Why We Love Easy […]

Best Sand Toys for Kids

The best sand toys for kids can inspire hours of imaginative playtime fun for kids! These sand toys foster lots of time outdoors too. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, or a simple sandbox or sand table in your yard, these sand toys are sure to bring plenty of smiles! Know any kids celebrating […]

4th of July Paper Plate Craft

This 4th of July paper plate craft was a big hit with my kids! Not only did the kids enjoy coloring in this beautiful template from Mrs. Mactivity, but I was also able to sneak in a bit of writing practice for them over the Summer. No time to color? Use the colored version of […]

Easy Paper Marbling with The Artful Parent

If you are looking for an inspiring art book, get yourself a copy of The Artful Parent by Jean Van’t Hul. We have been enjoying Jean’s book for years. However, now that the Revised Edition has recently been published, we have fallen in love with The Artful Parent all over again!! We adore so many […]

10 Creative Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huntington Learning Center. All opinions are my own. 1. Add a Bit of Prep to Your Morning Routine Once or twice a week set out a pencil and a short worksheet with 2 or 3 problems for your teen to do while he or she eats breakfast before school. […]

4th of July Party Hats

These 4th of July party hats are quick and easy to make! They are a great way to keep the kids busy while they wait for fireworks. Special thanks to Mrs. Mactivity for providing us with this fabulous printable template!! The kids can color their own 4th of July party hats using the black and […]

Outdoor Color Match Activity

This outdoor color match activity is a great way to introduce kids to different color hues and values while learning more about nature! The set up is super quick and easy, so you can enjoy the outdoors at a moment’s notice. I love how this outdoor color match activity encourages kids to observe slight variations […]

5 Kids Activities Books Every Parent Should Own

These kids activities books are some of the very best to inspire lots of playtime fun! The titles listed below have a proven track record with my family, as they are some of the books we most often refer to for creative inspiration again and again. My kids love them, and so do I! Here […]

5 Reasons to Take Your Family to Disneynature Movies

Wondering if you should take your family to see a Disneynature film? For those with kids in upper elementary school and up, I recommend going to see Disneynature films during the first week they are released to theaters or available for home video. Here are 5 reasons to take your family to Disneynature movies: Reason […]