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 […]

Simple Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Holidays

The holidays can be overwhelming for all of us, children and adults alike.  We often find ourselves rushing around from one holiday event to the next.  And it’s easy to become exhausted from flitting from one store to the next shopping for gifts.  It’s so important to remember to take time to simply slow…down…! The […]

Handmade Necklace Gift Kids Can Make

We love taking the time to make homemade gifts for the special people in our lives.  My kids especially enjoy crafting presents for their teachers and grandparents which is why they had so much fun making these DIY shrink film necklaces! Shrinky Dink Necklace Supplies: white shrink film paper permanent markers ribbon  We used the Graphix […]

Homemade Coaster Gift for a Coffee Lover

Handmade gifts are so special to both give and receive.  We got crafty and made an upcycled coaster that would be perfect to give to any coffee lover in your life!   Coffee Coaster Supplies: 3 pages from a magazine or catalog scissors coffee mug  Step 1: Cut each catalog or magazine page into 3 […]

Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Alternatives to Halloween candy are a great way to surprise trick or treaters! They are fun, inexpensive, and there are many options that can easily be purchased in bulk online. Last year, our household did a little experiment and offered pencils as well as candy and we found that pencils were FAR more popular! Here […]

Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

Shh, I’m going to tell you a secret … I started Christmas shopping this week. I know, I know it’s early! but there are so many great deals out there right now and well, I just love finding those extra special gifts for every one on my list. After seeing Carla’s sweet project I’ve had […]