DIY Gift Idea for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for a cute DIY gift idea for St. Patrick’s Day? This Catch a Leprechaun Kit would be a great surprise for any kid, and may encourage plenty of imaginative playtime fun too! The kids and I put one together to mail to their cousins. Who knows? Maybe they’ll manage to catch one of those sneaky leprechauns […]

Make a Bird Feeder Kit!

Making bird feeders is such a fun activity to do with the kids, and a great way to show our love and appreciation for our feathered friends. These easy bird feeder kits are very frugal to make, and they are sure to bring lots of smiles! I love how such simple materials can make kids so happy!! […]

Snow Day Busy Bags!

These Snow Day Busy Bags were a huge hit with my kids and their friends during a recent snow day when school was cancelled! The best part was that we used things we already had around the house to create hours of fun by placing items in brown paper bags with instructions to open one […]

DIY Get Well Soon Package

It is flu season, and unfortunately we know several friends who have fallen sick. Here is a simple idea for a get well soon package that you can make yourself to help brighten a loved one’s day. Kids can help put these packages together, and they may want to include a piece of their artwork […]

DIY Memory Game Gift

Toys that you make yourself can be the most rewarding gifts to give.  This super simple memory game you can make for your toddler can make a perfect stocking stuffer for the youngest kid in your family.  In this post, I will show you how to make your very own DIY memory game! Each year, […]

DIY Cork Boards and Pushpins, Back to School Gift to Stay Organized…

It’s back to school time!  Some of you have already been back for a week or more, for some this is your first week back and others, still have a couple of weeks of summer to go.  Wherever your first day lands I’m sure we are all on the same page when it comes to […]

A Sweet Housewarming Gift Kids Can Make…

We’ve recently had friends of ours move to a new home, fortunately for us it was just down the road a bit.  We also have some new neighbors moving in down the street soon.  The idea of new neighbors and moving is both exciting and confusing to our children, 4 & 6.  While, my daughter […]

DIY Flip Flop Craft

My kids loved their teachers this year so we wanted to give them a special homemade gift at the end of the school year.   We decided to give them a summer fun themed gift and made a DIY flip flops craft with materials we found at the Dollar Store! Homemade Flip Flop Gift: flip […]

10 Best Battery Free Gifts for Kids Ages 8-12

These gifts for kids ages 8-12 are all highly recommended by my 10 year old Emily as some of the best birthday gifts she has ever received and also loves to give. I love that these are all battery free gifts that encourage creativity and plenty of imaginative playtime fun! Here is a list of […]

Handprint Collage Mother’s Day Gift

Homemade gifts from kids are great any time of year, but especially on Mother’s Day! I know I cherish all of the crafts and gifts my kids have made for me over the years.   This sweet framed hand print collage makes a perfect kid made gift and a lovely keepsake.   Handprint Collage Supplies […]

DIY Felt Easter Basket…

It’s nearly time for Peter Cottontail to come hopping down the bunny trail and begin delivering those Easter eggs!  ‘Tis also the season for Egg hunts and egg dying and Easter goodies!  Of course with all of those goodies you must have an Easter basket too!  Typically, I’m pretty traditional when it comes to Easter […]

Favorite Handpainted Gift Idea

This handpainted gift idea is sure to delight any lucky recipient! This picture lift-the-flap book is fun and simple to make. Below you will find step by step instructions for making an art lift-the-flap book of your own! It’s turning into my favorite season.  A season of coming awake, becoming alive again, and renewal of […]

5 Creative Ways to Display Your Child’s Artwork…

Did you know that March is National Youth Art Month?  The goal of Youth Art Month is to “emphasize the value of participating in art for all children.”  One of the easiest ways to participate in your own home this month and to support your children and their art work is to display their art work […]

Homemade Gift: Rainbow Window Clings

Spring means rainbows–bright and cheery rainbows! We thought that homemade rainbow window clings would be the perfect gift to make someone smile this spring. Homemade Rainbow Window Clings:  puffy fabric paint in rainbow colors tin foil a window that needs some fun! Window clings are easy to make!  All you need to do is draw […]

Celebrate National Craft Month with Kiwi Crate

March is National Craft Month and to get YOU inspired, Kiwi Crate is teaming up with Highlights Magazine and YoYo.com to offer your kid(s) a dream craft room! Celebrate with us and Kiwi Crate this month and enter your family into a giveaway of a lifetime! How to Enter: Contest goes from now till Monday March […]

Stamped Polymer Clay Hearts

Christmas is behind us and February is quickly approaching, which, of course, means the next holiday… Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day happens to fall directly between my birthday and my daughter’s birthday.  Needless to say, February is a busy month for us (don’t forget Groundhog’s Day)!  But, despite the busyness we always enjoy making a little something […]

Holiday Gift Kids Can Make — Holiday Lights Card (and a Giveaway)

Looking for some unique and inexpensive handmade gift ideas? Did you know that the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club is full of crafts, recipes, décor, tips, contests, insider information, frugal fun ideas, and more? It’s free to join, and you’re sure to find plenty of handmade gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list! The […]

Holiday Gift Kids Can Make — Frosty Flowers

For a simple holiday gift kids can make, you may want to invite them to try crafting up some frosty flowers! These can be made into beautiful sparkling bouquets, given individually, or used as decorations for gift wrap. I love that something so simple inspire plenty of creative crafting fun! To make your own frosty […]