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 […]

Marble Painted Valentines – Gift Kids Can Make

Marble painted Valentines are a great handmade gift that kids can make with stunning results! I love how each print is completely unique. Creating the swirls of paint has a wonderful calming effect. Making these marble painted Valentines for family and friends will be sure to keep the kids happily entertained for a long while! […]

Free Valentine Printables – Color Your Own Bookmarks

Here are free Valentine printables for you! Included here you will find designs for three different bookmarks for coloring. Coloring these bookmarks would be a fun activity for a Valentine party. They also make great gifts for friends, or you can color a few for yourself. Be sure to see the list at the bottom […]

Snow Treasure – Book and Crafts for Ages 8 and Up

Our recent family book club pick was a book that has been around for quite some time. If you are looking for a classic read during the cold Winter months, Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan is based on an actual event in Norway during World War II. During the war, Norwegian children used their sleds […]

Christmas Gift Tags Free Printable

Here is a handy printable for Christmas gift tags! It seems you can never have too many holiday gift tags during the Christmas season. This free printable contains 7 cute and festive designs. Feel free to print out as many pages as you would like (for personal use only, please)! This would be a great […]

Advent Calendar Easy Holiday Craft

This advent calendar is easy to make and there are lots of different options for customization! I love how colorful and festive it looks. The best part is that there is no sewing involved in making this advent calendar. Would you believe it is made from a simple over-the-door shoe organizer? Scroll down for the […]

Free Printable Breakfast in Bed Kit

This printable breakfast in bed kit has everything you need to pamper someone special in the morning! This kit would make it easy to treat Mom on Mother’s Day. Breakfast in bed is always a special treat! Even the very simplest of breakfasts seem extra special when served on a tray.  This kit could also […]

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet (EASY)

This duct tape wallet is quick and easy to make with just a few common household items! The wallets can be used for money, coupons, or receipts when you are on-the-go. The duct tape helps to make the wallets quite sturdy. You can find duct tape in a wide variety of beautiful patterns! This duct […]

DIY Beeswax Candles from Sheets

These beeswax candles are perfect for handmade Valentine gifts, birthdays, and Hanukkah celebrations. No melting wax required! These are so simple and quick to make. Below you will find a tutorial and short video showing step-by-step instructions to make your own beeswax candles from sheets. To make beeswax candles from sheets, you will need: Beeswax […]

Easy Valentine Treats Kids Can Make

Here are some easy Valentine treats kids can make to give to friends, neighbors, or family. We had so much fun making these delicious treats together! These would be great to take to a tea party or Valentine’s Day celebration. You can make an entire batch of these Valentine treats in just a few minutes! […]

DIY Family Gift Idea – Puzzle of the Month

Disclosure: I am sharing this diy family gift idea courtesy of my friends at Melissa & Doug. All opinions are my own. Here is a great DIY family gift idea that fosters plenty of quality time together! This Family Puzzle of the Month Club can be customized for the family’s interests and skill levels. How […]

Duct Tape Pencil Case with Zip Top

This duct tape pencil case is simple to make with just a few common household items! The cases can be used for make up, travel cases, or even for small first aid kits when you are on-the-go. The duct tape helps to make the cases quite sturdy. You can find duct tape in a wide […]

Rock Cactus Garden

This rock cactus garden project would be a lovely present for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, housewarming, or anytime you need a special handmade gift. They are simple, fun, and easy to make! This rock cactus garden would make a great table centerpiece indoors or outside. A series of these cactus gardens would also make a whimsical […]

Tissue Paper Flower Video Tutorial

This tissue paper flower tutorial shows step by step instructions so you can make your own colorful flowers! These tissue paper flowers would be great for party decorations, Mother’s Day gifts, or even Cinco de Mayo fiestas. What an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up someone’s day! Dress up your gift wrapping with a tissue paper […]

Easy Sock Puppets

This post is sponsored by our friends at Netflix, and I am a proud member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. All opinions are my own. These easy sock puppets were inspired by the new Netflix show Julie’s Greenroom starring the lovely Julie Andrews! I love that Netflix has programming that inspires kids to be creative and […]

Grandparent Gift Idea

This grandparent gift idea is special and simple to put together. Starting a Grandkid Date of the Month Club gives grandparents and grandkids a fun activity to look forward to each month! This could be done for other family members or friends as well. I love how this grandparent gift idea helps foster family connections! Spending time together is […]

Easy Christmas Gift Kids Can Make

This post is sponsored by our friends at Melissa & Doug, and I am proud to be a Melissa & Doug blog ambassador. All opinions are my own. These festive Christmas ornaments are a fun and EASY Christmas gift kids can make! I love how colorful and festive they look when displayed in a sunny […]

Classic Play Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Shopping for toys for kids on your holiday list? Some of the best toys for encouraging creative and imaginative play are those that use classic play patterns. By engaging in classic play, kids can develop fine-motor skills, social skills, story telling skills, and more! These are some of the most used favorite toys in our household. This […]