Eight Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thankful table

This post is sponsored by Crayola but all opinions are my own. Only a couple more days til' Turkey Day!  Amidst all the feeding frenzy, here are several kids Thanksgiving craft ideas that you can do to keep them busy while you party. Color Matching Game Cute Turkey Finger Project Turkey Paper Sack Puppets Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Turkey Chair Hangers Play-dough Turkeys Thanksgiving Color-by-Number Activity … [Read more...]

Kids Homework Station

easy kids homework station

This post is sponsored by Scotch Expressions Tape but all opinions are 100% mine. My son started Kindergarten this year.  Some people get teary about this big step but I was super excited.  My son is very social and full of energy and I knew that kindergarten would be the greatest thing ever for him.  And so far, it totally is.  He absolutely loves everything about it. But he has homework now.  Every night!  I was kind of … [Read more...]

Personalize School Supplies with Duck Tape®

Duck Tape Pencil Case

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been a fan of Duck Tape® for a long time.  As a kid, it was always the strongest tape that would bind anything together.  But now it comes in SO many different colors and patterns that the possibilities are really endless.  And it's a really easy medium to work with.  I used lots of fun Christmas colors and patterned Duck Tape® to make … [Read more...]

Sprinkled Apple Donut Holes

donut hole apples

It's finally September!  Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of summer.  But I'm a BIGGER fan of fall, and by August I'm just really tired of the heat.  September, though the heat doesn't technically change that quickly, is such a welcome change.  I can spy the leaves starting to change in the mountains, the morning air is a little more crisp, and the harvest bounty is well, bountiful. Really what says fall better than a good donut?  How about a … [Read more...]

12 Water Play Activities for Kids

12 Water Play Activities for Kids

So now that Memorial Day has passed, it's officially WATER season!  That's the season where we pretend that it's super hot outside even if it's 65 degrees and go swimming every day.  Well if you are like me with pretty little kids, going swimming can be a big production.  Our local neighborhood pool is not very small-child friendly so we'd have to drive pretty far for a good pool.  And trying to swim with three little kids is exhausting and even … [Read more...]

Easy Teacher Gifts: Pencil Vases

easy teacher gift pencil vase

I know I missed the deadline for the whole Teacher Appreciation week on this project but since the end of the school year is coming up, I'm sure that teacher gifts are still a hot topic!  These pencil vases were SUPER easy and quick to make, very inexpensive and versatile.  Anyone can whip these out and you can use anything you have--pencils, colored pencils, pens, markers, crayons. I put some flowers in these vases but you can also fill them … [Read more...]

Kids Workbench from Old Table

Kids Workbench

Remember that Craft Room Pegboard I made?  I didn't use the entire thing and so I had a cute idea on how to use some of the rest...a kids workbench!  I think this turned out so cute.  I was going for a Pottery Barn Kids effect rather than the primary-colors-and-plastic variety.  And it was actually really easy.  I completed this in an afternoon! This kids workbench is built on one of those old ugly end tables that probably everyone had in … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Ideas: Split-Pea Shamrocks

split pea shamrocks kids craft

Even though it's been sunny, we're still stuck inside with 30 degree temps.  So I'm always looking for kids craft ideas--especially if they are holiday themed!  For some reason I am super into St. Patrick's Day this year and the color green is just popping up everywhere!  So I saw these dried split-peas at the store and knew I could do something fun with my kids with them.  And this is where we get Split-Pea Shamrocks! I know, they really are … [Read more...]