Posts in Arts & Crafts

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? St. Patty’s Day Activity

March 17th, 2012

  “When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… you should do what I do!   Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more… oh, ever so much more… oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!” Thanksgiving isn’t the only…

Feet, Feet, Feet, How Many Feet can You Meet? A fun, easy craft

March 13th, 2012

    “Left foot,left foot right foot, right”   Did you know the word feet is mentioned exactly 33 times in The Foot Book?   That’s a lot of Feet! I adore The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss and found a cute little craft to do with my girls. Now, my girls are almost 4…

Oh the places you'll go

What Places Will You Go? – How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Craft

March 3rd, 2012

My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Whether you are 5 or 55 there is always a journey to be had or a new place to discover. The book teaches that you can always fulfill your dreams but sometimes there are hurdles you have to get over, but that you can…

Fort sheet for creating your own fort kit in a bag

Camp Out / Fort Kit in a Bag – Made With Love Series

December 23rd, 2011

Ideas by Crystal with a few details added by Jenn   Camp Out in a Bag, Fort Kit in a Bag, call it what you will but this Made With Love Series posts focuses on a kit of items stored in a pillowcase to make sure that everything will be handy for the kids to…

Homemade Star Wars Cantina Diorama playset

Star Wars Cantina aka Restaurant Playset & Diorama – Made with Love Series

December 21st, 2011

  Today’s Made With Love Series project is a Restaurant Playset & Diorama for action figures and super heroes. Inspired by the Star Wars Cantina, we customized ours to Star Wars, of course.     Restaurant Playset & Diorama Supplies we used Cardboard Box (It helps if all but one side are still intact.) Adhesive Scrapbook Paper (You…

Making Artist Smocks

Artist Smocks – Made With Love

December 20th, 2011

  Next up, in our Made With Love Series is artist smocks for the kids. When Crystal said she had a recipe for making paint, I knew smocks would be the perfect accessory to create an artist kit for gifts.   This has to be one of the easiest and fastest projects, I’ve ever been…

Homemade Star Wars spaceship Diorama playset

Spaceship Playset & Diorama – Made with Love Series

December 19th, 2011

    Inspired by my boys’ love of Star Wars I created this Spaceship Playset & Diorama for them.  It can be customized to any theme: action figures, superheroes, etc. It’s today’s project for our Made With Love Series.   Spaceship Playset & Diorama Supplies we used Cardboard Box (It helps if all but one side…

DYI Star Wars Journal

Custom Made Journals – Made with Love Series

December 18th, 2011

  My boys love to write, especially my 7-year-old. So for this Christmas, one of the projects I am creating for them are Custom Made Journals. It’s the first project  in our Made With Love Series.   Custom Made Journal Supplies Marble Composition Book Scrapbook Paper in the theme of your choice (We used Star…

bottle pumpkins craft for Halloween

From Bottles to Pumpkins – A Halloween Craft

October 2nd, 2011

How’s this for an easy, affordable, and quick craft anyone can do. Collect some containers from your recycling collection. Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, why can’t yours? (From left to right we used a milk gallon jug, a Pillsbury Cookie Dough bucket, a half-gallon of milk, and a Tropicana Orange Juice container.) Paint…

Bendaroos toy

Bendaroos- Toy Review Tuesday

January 25th, 2011

A few weeks ago, we received Bendaroos to review. (Thank you Bendaroos.) My poor boys for a week or so this box sat and tortured them. Everyday, they would ask if this was the day we could open the box. From the outside, it looked like such fun. But me, I was too sick to…