How to Make Easy Origami for Kids
April 11, 2021

There may be affiliate links in this post. My boys love making origami. There are so many benefits to making origami, like eye hand co-ordination, spatial skills, memory and it also helps with fine motor skills. Origami is the traditional Japanese game of folding elaborately designed paper (origami crafts) into a myriad of shapes, usually plants, animals, and other living things. The best thing about origami is that all you need is an imagination and a piece of paper. Recently, I had a virtual Birthday party for my son, and he taught his friends how to make an origami fortune teller. It was a blast! It's amazing how a simple paper folding craft for kids can entertain my kids for hours, and they can …

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Amazing DIY Crafts for Mother's Day
April 10, 2021

Mother's Day is coming up and today I was invited to probably my last Mother's Day Tea for a while.  My five year-old invited me to his preschool for some fun.  The teachers set up craft stations with bracelet making, potted plant making, and all kinds of fun stuff for us to do together.  It was followed by a group song and a DIY gift that I will treasure forever.  It was such a special day and my son was excited about it for days! RELATED POSTS Easy Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts 10 Luxury Beauty Subscription Boxes on Amazon for Mother's Day Gifts Top 10 Mother's Day Gifts Under $40 on Amazon Mother's Day Coloring Sheets Best Mother’s Day Free Printables and Card Ideas So, I thought I'd update this quick round …

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Easy Homemade Mother's Day Gifts
April 9, 2021

Mother's Day is coming up and one of the things I always loved getting was spa treatments and DIY soaps and essential oils. Some moms like to get DIY beauty items like some Lemon Sugar Scrub Bars, Sweet Honey Lotion Bars, bath salts, DIY scented candles, bath bombs and DIY Exfoliating Pink and Himalayan Salt Essential Oil Soaps. I found some great DIY Beauty items that are great last minute easy homemade Mother's Day Gifts to pamper any mom's will love. We deserve to be pampered! I'd love to receive one of these yummy DIY items. Check them out! Homemade Mother's Day Gifts How to Make DIY Candles with Essential OilsHomemade Lavender Vanilla SoapEasy Essential Oil Gifts for Essential Oil …

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Creative Crafts On Etsy for Kids
April 1, 2021

Who doesn't love Etsy? So much to choose from. Lately, everyone is selling face masks. But Etsy offers a lot more that that! Lately, we've been looking for fun creative crafts for the kids to try. We found some kid's indoor activities when school abruptly stopped due to Covid-19. The kid's got bored staying at home all summer and we had to find more creative things to do indoors. Related Posts: Craft Kits for Teens Craft Kits for Adults Craft Kits for Toddlers I found some fun creative crafts on Etsy for kids to try like a Lip Balm Kit, Simply Sensory kits to spark creative play, Kids sewing kit for little ones to learn to sew, Kids Easter egg stained glass craft kits, and Kids butterfly + dragonfly …

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Awesome Easter Printables that Kids will Love
March 16, 2021

Easter is creeping up and my boys love any kind of printables, including Easter Printables. This year we are not going to any Easter Egg hunts outside because of Covid. However, that doesn't mean we can't have any Easter Egg hunts in our back yard with some fun back yard activities. or do some Easter Crafts. Last year we made DIY Easter Mini Baskets. Easter Bunny Pops, and Birds Nests. Easter Printable Bag ToppersFree Printable Easter Activities in Spanish for KidsEaster Eggs Coupons You Can Edit YourselfEaster Egg Potato Stamping w/ Printable TemplateScavenger HuntPrintable Bunny Paper Craft for EasterPaper Easter BunniesFree Easter Activities in Spanish for KidsFree Printable Bunny Rabbit TemplatesFree Printable Easter BingoEaster Lunchbox Jokes For KidsColorful Free Printable Easter Bingo CardsPrintable Easter …

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How to Make Keepsake DIY Easter Eggs Using 4 Items
March 14, 2021

I recently when to an Easter Egg painting party.  It was fun and entertaining, and the kids had a blast.  Who doesn't like glitter and glue, stickers and dyes?  They really enjoyed it.  What a great tradition! However, I'm all about simplicity and purpose.  I like to do crafts that can be used for the future.  Maybe I'm just secretly trying to get mementos from the kids to save for later.  I'm very sentimental and appreciate it more when they make things I can save.  I'm not up for boiling eggs and making a mess.  The least number of items we use the better.  Plus, I egg salad.  No can do. So, I found some wood eggs at Target and decided to have the boys paint …

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40 + Awesome Easter Crafts for Kids
March 14, 2021

Easter is just around the corner and the stores are stocking up on Easter products and goodies earlier this year. It's been a rough start to the year so we are looking for fun Easter crafts to give to friends and family. We want to celebrate Easter like never before, especially since we are in the middle of a pandemic. Spring crafts make us happy. If you're looking for fun Easter Craft ideas that kids will love, I've got all sorts of fun for you like Easter Bunny Crafts using salt dough and paper plates. I have chicks and bunnies crafts like a washi tape Easter Bunny craft, bunny headbands and hatching chick crafts. I also have more personal Easter crafts ideas like DIY …

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Super Fun Star Wars Origami Fortune Teller
March 6, 2021

We just had a Virtual Birthday Party and it was such a hit! The kids loved their activity boxes. I filled them with activities and snacks for them to open when virtual on zoom. My son wanted to teach his guests how to do an origami fortune teller. I added highlighters and pens to custom make them. But I also wanted them to have already printed out custom made ones. So, I did a Star Wars Origami Fortune teller for the kids to do on their own. Star Wars fans will love their cootie catchers! Other names for these fun kid's origami paper activities are chatterbox, salt cellar, whirlybird, or paku-paku. I added printable instructions also. Related Posts Baby Yoda Party Invitations Galaxy’s Edge Scavenger …

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10 Seriously Fun DIY Pinatas
March 5, 2021

Kids love pinatas, especially at Birthday parties. We've had them at indoor Birthday Parties and put them up outside in the back yard. We've also had them at park Birthday Parties and hung them on a tree. It doesn't matter where we have them, the kids absolutely love pinatas. We've purchased them and made DIY Pinatas. There are so many ideas on how to decorate a home made pinata. Most of them entail using paper mache and balloons but some can be made out of boxes with crepe paper. The list is endless on how many different kinds of Pinatas one can make, but the kids tend to lean towards Ninja and Unicorn Pinatas and of course pop culture pinatas. The best part? Filling …

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St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids
February 15, 2021

c We are British so St. Patrick's Day was never big in our house. But then we had kids and kids love St. Paddy's activities so here we are. There are so many fun kid friendly things for them to do at home and help their fine motor skills that will get their creative juices flowing. Kids love rainbows of color but for this special day they like anything colored green, like green food, green shamrocks, green candy and green clovers. This can usually be accomplished by using green food coloring. Of course they love wearing green too. Kids love colorful rainbows, lucky charms cereal, and gold coins (or pot o gold) and printables. So, dive into these fun St. Patrick Day crafts …

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31 Awesome St. Patrick's Day Printables
February 15, 2021

My kids love printables. They really saved us while they were in homeschool last year. It was really tough trying to figure things out and navigate the homeschooling. There is something about printables that make the kids happy; they love the word searches and coloring pages. Printables keep the kids busy and entertained and we like that. They also give me a break so I can step away. There are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day but I think this year we will be staying home and enjoying each other and printing out these fun printables. Most of them are free. St. Patrick's Day crafts and free St. Patrick's Day Printables are the way to go these days. We …

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Top Leprechaun Traps
February 14, 2021

I've never been a big St. Patrick day fan. However, I love a fun DIY project and if given the opportunity to make a rainbow, I am definitely more motivated. But the kids are excited about making a Leprechaun Trap. They love making St. Patrick's Day crafts and free printables too but a DIY Leprechaun Trap with a certain cereal box cereal and top hats, gold coins (or pot of Gold) is what they want this year. But they've never made a Leprechaun trap before and the idea of trapping a Leprechaun is so much fun. I did tell them, however that it's quite hard to trap a Leprechaun. They love hide and seek, so they are up for the challenge. …

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How to Make an Easy DIY Leprechaun Trap
February 14, 2021

St. Patrick's day is approaching and lately, I've seen DIY Leprechaun traps floating around the internet. I'm curious about how one truly catches a Leprechaun. Apparently for Leprechaun's, it's all about finding the Pot o' Gold at the end of the rainbow. And whiskey, I hear. If you're looking for the best Leprechaun Trap ideas, you've come to the right place. Catching a Leprechaun would take great thought. And time is all I have lately. Just kidding. Not really. The kids love lucky charms so inviting them into this St. Patrick's Day Craft was easy. Basically, I realized that it was all about the path. I wanted to create a beautiful pathway to the trap. One filled with flowers, preferably dandelions and lucky …

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Fun Gnome Valentines Printables for the Kids
January 29, 2021

This year I’m making homemade Valentine Gnomes. I fell in love with Scandinavian gnomes and Nordic gnomes while visiting Finland. Gnomes were everywhere. Since visiting Finland, I have become obsessed with Gnomes; Finnish Gnomes and Swedish Gnomes! They are so cute and cuddly and represent a country I fell in love with. These Valentines Gnomes were easy to make, using just a couple items and some socks. The best thing was that they were a no sew caft! I brought some back from the North Pole and realized that here in the U.S they are really popular during Christmas. As I researched more, I realized that there is a whole Gnome community out there and that there is a Gnome for every occasion, including …

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Cheap Valentine Box Ideas Your Kids will Love
January 23, 2021

We made it through Christmas 2020 and now I've got my sights on Valentine's Day. Back when I was younger, we didn't have Valentine's Day boxes for kids. This is such a cute concept. However, I'm not up for making my own Valentine's Day card box. I love a good DIY project but his year I need more help for these card holder box craft kits. These are the cutest DIY mailbox kit boxes I've ever seen with so many cute details that make them interesting. Who needs a special holiday to exchange one of these? I'd give it to someone any day! And there are so many cheap Valentine box ideas! All I know is that this year I am simplifying …

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DIY Valentine's Crafts Using Recycled Crayons + Printables
January 18, 2021

I relate Valentine's Day with getting flowers, usually roses. But flowers are not too realistic for kids to give each other. And I'm not sure they would appreciate it like we do. I've been looking around for DIY crafts to make and came up with Valentine's Gnomes. These are fun as decoration but my boys what to create something they can use. So, I found these DIY Valentine's Day Crafts to make with recycled crayons. This isn't the first time we have used old crayons to make a Valentine's project for their class. One year, my son's teacher had me weed out all the old crayons and let me take them home, while I replaced them with new crayons. We made a …

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How to make DIY Valentine's Day Gnomes
January 16, 2021

Valentine’s Day is creeping up so I'm getting started on something fun and new; I've always loved doing Valentine's Crafts like hearts made out of recycled crayons. This year I'm making homemade Valentine Gnomes. I fell in love with Scandinavian gnomes and Nordic gnomes while visiting Finland. Gnomes were everywhere. I brought some back and realized that they are all really popular during Christmas. Since visiting Finland, I have become obsessed with Gnomes; Finnish Gnomes and Swedish Gnomes! I have decided to make some for Valentine’s Day. I am not a seamstress or a craft guru so if you think making this homemade gnome is hard, you're wrong Anyone can do it. It's really about the details that make …

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Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons
January 14, 2021

I'm not sure how long the Valentine's Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts candies have been out.  I've been receiving them since I was a little girl.  I never even liked the taste of them.  They always ended up going to waste. Every year the kids come home with candy for Valentine's Day and every year I take some and dump them.  Don't get me wrong, they get candy.  But we don't need more dentist visits so I'm particular about what they keep.  No chewy candy that can sit in their teeth.  This year I bought tiny dum dum lollipops for my little one's class. MORE VALENTINE'S DAY FUN Non-Candy Preschool Gifts Under $20 + Free Printables 7 Awesome Valentine's Day Boxes for School 13 Fun Valentine's Day Recipes 26 Easy …

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50 + Valentine's Day Printables for 2021
January 9, 2021

This Valentine's Day is different as we are staying home having a quarantined Valentine's Day. The kids never really did much anyway but we usually had some fun on a play date with crafts and candy. What's Valentine's Day without passing out Valentine's to your friends at school? My kids love making Valentine's craft projects and Valentine's Day cards for their classmates. One year we made Conversation Starters from recycled crayons. We are never short of Valentine ideas around here. 2021 will be keeping the printer busy, lol. My kids love free Valentine printables and they saved us many times during remote learning. We are always looking for fun printables and this year we are looking for the best printable valentine …

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Surprise Cocoa Bomb with Conversation Hearts
January 7, 2021

Valentine's Day is coming and 2021 is needing some extra love. Conversation hearts are so uplifting and kind, I thought we had to do something this year including them. Conversation Hearts have been around for years! Sweet love notes made out of candy melts inside a decadent cocoa bomb will make anyone happy to receive. Valentine's Day isn't about the candy for me anymore, it's about the thought. Kids love making the Conversation Starters out of candy melts so they can also be included in this DIY project. Check out DIY Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons Since Cocoa Bombs are the viral craze right now, why not combine the two? I've already done Christmas Cocoa Bombs, New Year's Eve Cocoa …

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The Best Marriage Proposal Idea for 2021
January 3, 2021

Getting engaged during Covid is something a lot of couples didn't expect. Asking someone to marry you during a pandemic has been popular after couples are realizing that they may not want to keep having social distanced dates or are just ready to take that next step with the love of their life! Plus, a Valentine's Day proposal is so romantic! What's the Most Romantic Way to Propose During a Pandemic? I really don't know, lol. I can't tell you from my experience; that's for another blog post. Since we are in a Pandemic, I would assume that there are more home proposals than destination proposals. I've never been one for genius proposal ideas but I sure came up with a unique marriage …

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Fun Surprise Valentine's Cocoa Bomb
January 2, 2021

There are affiliate links in this post. Lately, I have been obsessed with the new viral Cocoa Bombs (aka Hot Chocolate Bombs) that are all over the internet. We made Christmas Cocoa Bombs, New Year's Eve Cocoa Bombs and my favorite; great for Valentine's Day and New Years, the Proposal Cocoa Bomb. Check out my Conversation Starters Surprise Cocoa Bombs This post is focused on the surprise Valentine's Cocoa Bombs with a hidden surprise. I love surprises, especially jewelry. It's so much fun to watch someone see something pretty that they aren't' expecting. It's one of the joys of giving. Note: This is NOT for children as charms can be choking hazards. One of my favorite parts of making the Cocoa Bomb is …

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DIY Valentine's Crafts for Kids
January 2, 2021

I love Valentine's Day. Which is why we craft in our house. Valentine's Day decorations are so festive too! I like doing noncandy Valentine's Day gifts like my conversation starter hearts made out of recycled crayons and anything that involves DIY. I'm always looking for Valentine's craft ideas and anything heart shaped. I like easy Valentine's Day gifts, but when they are homemade Valentine crafts, they have more meaning. Fun Valentine's Day boxes are fun to but you can also get the DIY mailbox kits. Adding Valentine's Day printables and cards makes it even more fun. Valentine's Day DIY Crafts for Kids Valentine Box Ideas Your Kids Will LoveDIY Valentine's Day Hanging Wall DecorLlama Valentine Card Craft [Free Template]HOW TO MAKE ORIGAMI BLOSSOM …

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7 Awesome Valentine's Day Boxes for School
January 1, 2021

Valentine's Day is coming up and the kids are getting excited about giving their Valentines out to their friends. This year we are thinking about Valentine's Day Box Ideas and how to send the perfect Valentine. CHECK OUT MAILBOX DECORATING KITS TO BUY ON AMAZON HERE One year we did conversation starters made out of recycled crayons and they were so cute! We also did Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Pops to give out. They were delicious! So, what about boxes for school? Make someone that is special to you a Valentine's Day box with some goodies or drop off your cards in a mailbox at school. How fun is that? I've picked out some great box ideas for you. Check out a LOL Suprise! …

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