Fine Motor: Cutting Shop Aftermath

What happens when your 5 and 2 year old decide to start a “cutting shop”?

Sewing School: Infinity Cowl

What do you get when you sew two long rectangular pieces of fabric back to back? A long tube. What do you get if you sew the long tube into a loop? A super adorable, reversible infinity cowl.

Repurpose: Recycled Magazine Tiara

Whether you have stacks of cooking or home décor magazines, clothing catalogs or gossip weeklies, recycling pages from those periodicals into something beautiful is not only eco-friendly but very craft-craving satisfying.

Splurge: From string art to wax modeling clay

A second installment of my recommendations for a few arts and crafts splurges. Craft-tastic String Art Kit Adjustable Desk Box Easel Stainless Steel Drawing Ruler Painting Stencils Floral Pattern Round Wooden Decora 15 Colors Crafts Ink Pads Stockmar Modeling Beeswax ...

Free Printable: Post-Valentine's Day Valentines

So I received a somewhat random email from my high school alma mater which contained a list of valentine’s day sentiments written by 6th graders. I picked a few out and turned them into cards. Because why contain Valentine’s day sentiments to only one day of the year.

Repurpose: Creating with "Junk"

Why is my garage full of milk cartons? Empty tea tins? Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls? Styrofoam trays? Cardboard boxes galore? Packing materials? Painters tape, duct tape, electrical tape, shipping tape, scotch tape? Gift boxes and leftover craft supplies? So that my kids can tinker and create.

Free Printable: End of Season Athletics Certificates

The indoor soccer season is drawing to a close for my son and as my husband has been the team coach we are prepping for the last game and a mini-ceremony to celebrate the kids’ hard work and improvement over the last 8 weeks. I created certificates for my husband to hand out to the kids. You can download the template to customize for your personal use. I’ve included soccer, basketball, baseball, football, tennis and volleyball. Enjoy!

Colored Sand Painting

My children were quite obsessed with this art project. “Painting” with colored sand captivated their attention for almost 3 straight hours. And the work they produced was beautiful, interesting and smile-inducing.

Origami Blossom Heart Valentines

Want a simple but beautiful papercrafted valentine’s day card? These origami blossom hearts are pretty to give out individually but also are cute decorations for folded and flat cards.

Valentine's Corsage & Boutonniere (FREE Template)

Give your child an early taste of prom with a beautiful Valentine’s day corsage. Not feeling the wrist action? Use a safety pin to convert the corsage into a boutonniere. Either way this will be a pretty way to celebrate a lovely day.

Austen, Carroll & RWE Literary Quote Posters (FREE Download)

I guess I’m on a poster-making rampage right now. Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Ralph Waldo Emerson are three authors which hold a special place in our family’s literary heart. So I’ve created three literary quote posters for each author.

Keep Calm & Kick On (FREE Download)

Football (soccer) is a huge part of our lives. All three of my kids play the sport. Whether they are on the pitch, scooting around indoor or doing controlled footwork at futsal, encouragement and positive reinforcement is very important. So I created a KEEP CALM AND KICK ON poster. Is basketball, volleyball, baseball, tennis, American football, bowling or golf more your speed? No worries, I’ve got posters for those as well. All for your free download and customization.

Lego Jungle 5th Birthday Party - Part II

We had so much fun celebrating my son’s 5th birthday. My son was so happy from start to finish and that really made all my efforts worthwhile. I highly recommend a lego jungle themed birthday party!

Lego Jungle 5th Birthday Party - Part I

My son loves to have mash-up themed birthday parties. And this year for the big 0-5, he said LEGO JUNGLE . The party is in just a couple days so I thought I would share my party preparations thus far.

Reindeer Night Light Craft

The winter holiday season is a time of light and merriment. And for many families, it is a time to await the stomping hooves of reindeer on the roof. If that is the case for your family, this faux candle reindeer night light craft will be a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations. Not only can you add a herd of reindeer but you can also adapt this craft for snowflakes, snowmen, evergreen trees, wreaths and any number of other winter symbols and images.

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