EASY Christmas Ornament – Mini Pipecleaner Wreaths

Here’s an easy Christmas ornament craft to try with your teen or tween during the holiday break! These mini pipecleaner wreaths would be great gifts for friends or family. They could also be added as festive gift toppers. Use of the glue gun is optional, however, if you would like a slightly easier version of […]

How to make a God’s eye with 2 sticks

Learning how to make a God’s eye craft is a great way to introduce weaving to young kids! The results are impressive and the God’s eye crafts can be used as festive ornaments for any holiday. These can be as simple or as complicated as you would like, however, to keep things easy for this […]

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 […]

Hot Cocoa Cart Makes a Special Winter Treat

This hot cocoa cart puts all of your supplies for making special Winter treats at your fingertips! Hot cocoa can be such a special treat during the cold Winter months. When my kids come home after a long day at school, they look forward to unwinding with a cup of hot cocoa. We often use […]

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 […]

Christmas Activities for Kids – Our Favorite Posts

These Christmas activities for kids are sure to bring lots of smiles! Whether you are making gifts for others, crafting your own advent calendar, or building a life-sized gingerbread house from cardboard, you will find lots of creative ways to enjoy the holiday season with your kids. Here are some of our favorite ways to turn […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cozy Christmas Activities for Kids

These cozy Christmas activities for kids could create lots of happy holiday memories! These activities are simple to set up and use materials you probably already have on-hand. They are quick and easy to do, which means you’ll have more time to put up your feet and curl up under a blanket (or two)! Here […]

Awesome Gingerbread Crafts for Kids

These awesome gingerbread crafts for kids feature all the festive fun of gingerbread without the hard work of baking! Many of these gingerbread crafts are made using recycled materials. These projects could make great non-food gingerbread alternatives for those with food allergies! I love how these gingerbread crafts can be made using common household items […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Treat – Snowman Snack Mix

This snowman snack mix is the perfect no-bake Winter treat that kids can make to give to friends or family! The best part is that it uses common ingredients that you may already have on-hand in your pantry. My kids enjoyed making several small bags of this snowman snack mix for simple handmade holiday gifts! You may […]

Elf Bootcamp!

It was the first day of Winter break, and I had a to do list that was a mile long. There were gifts to be wrapped, goodies to bake, and lots of decorating to be done. Inspired by the lovely Katherine Marie, I planned our own version of Elf Bootcamp and the kids were excited […]

How to Make Giant Craft Stick Snowflakes

Here is a quick guide for how to make giant craft stick snowflakes. These large snowflakes would be so festive and fun on display in your home! They are quick and very easy to make. This would be a great project for teens or tweens to try over the Winter break. My kids enjoyed making […]