Saturday, December 10, 2016

10 Super Creative Ways to make Homemade Snowman Ornaments!

I was looking around the internet the other day for ideas for homemade snowman ornaments. There are so many cool ideas out there! Seriously. I want to make them all!

Here are links to some of my very favorite ones. They are just so creative and unique. Hard to choose just which one to do!

And while I was finding these cuties, I also happened to find some really awesome ideas for some big snowman projects. Bonus! These are so cool.

Homemade Snowman Pinata
Giant Snowman made with Plastic Cups!

Time to get crafting!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fun and Easy Christmas Games with BOWS!

originally published 12-3-12

There are so many fun things you can do with bows! Here are a few ideas to have fun with your kids this Holiday season.

You will need:
  • A bunch of gift bows (You can buy them fairly cheap this time of year!)
  • 2 big bowls or buckets or bins.
  • A child or children with lots of energy!

Here are a few easy game ideas:

1. Bow Run:
    • Place 2 buckets each at opposite ends of the house. Fill one of the buckets with the bows.
    • Have the child pick up one bow at a time and run it to the other bucket, then run back to get another one. Continue until all the bows have been transferred. Then do it again!
      • OR you can have the child place a bow on their head and walk slowly to the other bucket and drop it in.
      • OR you can have them balance a bow on their arm(s).
      • AND/OR you can have them find 2 matching bows at a time and take both of them. (Here's LB(3) playing):

2. Bow Pick-up Race

    • Have your child grab handfuls of bows and throw them up in the air. Then time them to see how fast they can pick up all the bows and put them back in the bucket.
      • OR you could choose a color and have them just pick up bows of that color. (Here's LB in action!):

3. Bow Hunt
    • Just like an Easter egg hunt---only with BOWS! Hide all the bows in a room, or all around the house and have your child(ren) search for them.

4. Bow Fight
    • Place a long jumprope or string or line of pillows in the middle of the floor to section the room into 2 equal halves. Have team A on one side, team B on the other.
    • Each team starts with an equal number of bows. Set a timer for 2-3 minutes and say "go!" Everyone picks up the bows and throws them to the other team's side of the room! 
    • When the timer beeps everyone drops all the bows and counts how many bows are on their team's side. Whichever team has the least amount of bows wins.
    • Then play again!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Activities and Crafts for kids!

We've got a bunch of fun ideas for crafts and activities this Christmas season!
Just click on the links below to check them out!
Merry Christmas!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas Gift Idea!

Christmas is coming and this book is a perfect gift for so many people on your list!

Aunts & Uncles

And best of all....IT'S ON SALE!

Click below to order it on Amazon!


Here is a little glimpse at the inside of the book:

All 50 crafts come with a big full-color photo of the finished craft, and step-by-step photos and instructions for how to make it! It is so fun and easy to use!

There are 10 Holidays listed in this book and each one comes with 5 different craft ideas for kids. The Holidays/Special Occasions included in this book are:

Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Mother's Day
Father's Day
Fourth of July
Back to School

Most of these crafts are not found on my blog, so you don't want to miss out. Get this book and you are set for a whole year of festive crafting!

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spider Halloween Craft

originally posted 10-29-14
Looking for a quick and easy Halloween craft for kids? You've come to the right place!
This cute spider craft is about as quick and easy as they come. Check it out!

  • Construction paper in black and green
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Marker

Craft Time!

1. Cut out a black rectangle, and 6 green strips:

2. Do a fan-fold on each of the green paper strips:

3. Glue 3 of the strips to one side of the rectangle, and the other 3 to the other side.

4. Glue on 2 googly eyes, then draw a smile with a marker.

All done! 
Enjoy your spider, and 
Happy Halloween!