How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful

The holiday season is here, and that means lots of gift-giving. However, buying the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful! In this post, you’ll find creative techniques for how to buy a gift that will make you seem like a caring and thoughtful person. The Psychic Gift Recipient So named because the recipient will […]

Thanksgiving Charades Game for Kids (Printable)

Are you excited for Thanksgiving? The feast? The fun?? Here’s a simple game or icebreaker activity to play with family and friends for Thanksgiving! Just download the Thanksgiving Charades Game printable and play. This game is sure to lead to lots of good laughs! It is quick and easy to play too. Tip – You […]

Dala Horse Ornaments with Printable Template

These Dala horse ornaments pay tribute to the traditional Swedish handicraft with one important difference. Rather than being carved from wood, these Dala horse ornaments are made from paper using a free printable template that I’m sharing with you (for personal use only, please)! You can print and decorate the horses however you would like. […]

Gratitude Game for Kids (Printable)

Here’s a gratitude game for kids that is simple and fun to play! With the help of a printable template, you can easily download, print out the game, and you can play with two or more players. This is a great icebreaker activity to try with the kids on Thanksgiving or any time you are […]

I Spy Thanksgiving Counting Game for Kids

Here’s an I Spy Thanksgiving counting game for kids that is simple and fun to play! With the help of a printable template, you can easily download, print out the game, and give to the kids to practice their counting skills. This is a great icebreaker activity to try with the kids on Thanksgiving Day! […]

Horses! Coloring and Activity Book for Kids

After a LOT of hard work behind-the-scenes for the past several months, I’m so excited to finally announce something — I have a new coloring and activity book for kids coming out December 17!!! Introducing my new coloring and activity book for kids – Horses! HORSES is filled with creative coloring pages, mazes, connect-the-dots, and […]

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 […]

Spider Web Ornaments Halloween Craft

These spider web ornaments are perfect for a last-minute crafting activity for Halloween! They are very quick and easy to make. Why not craft up a bunch of these and string them together to make a festive garland for your next Halloween party? Scroll down for a materials list and a detailed step by step […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]