Valentine’s Day is coming! Have you received any of those super gross conversation hearts yet? Instead of choking down those chalky abominations, create a teachable moment with your kids! Coffee Cups and Crayons shares a simple, fun science experiment to put those conversation hearts to good use.
Happy almost new year! Winter weather starts getting serious in January. These are some fun indoor activities that your kids can do when they need a break from playing out in the freezing cold.
Does your kid love tots? My kid LOVES tots. But I don’t make them for him often, because I don’t like him eating too much deep fried food. Frozen tots were fried before they were frozen, so even if you bake them, they’re technically still fried. The point is, I didn’t know that you could make baked tater tots until I saw this recipe from Wishful Chef. Now I know, and my kid can have tots with his supper!
It can be tough to motivate your kids for outdoor play when it’s freezing cold. Here are some super fun outdoor activities for kids that are worth bundling up for.
Glass jar snow globes are nothing new, but I love seeing all of the interesting spins that folks take on this classic winter craft. Sara at Our Best Bites turned a sometimes-cheesy craft into something whimsical and hilarious by adding laminated photos of her kids to the inside of her snow globes. The hilarity is all in the pose, so choose your photo with care!
Happy almost-New-Year’s-Eve, Dollar Store Moms! It has been so much fun sharing crafty, food, and parenting tips with you. We love reading your comments and seeing which tutorials and roundups speak to you. With 2014 wrapping up, we thought that it would be fun to share your favorite posts from this year. Was your favorite on the list? Tell us in the comments!
Merry Christmas! Now that gifts are open, and you looking for an activity to do with the kids? Growing a Jeweled Rose shows you how to make your own gingerbread puffy paint. Your kids can help mix the paint, then use it to make all kinds of puffy art. I know, I know: nothing is open today. But this paint recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and your medicine cabinet.
Merry Christmas! Now that the gifts are unwrapped, are the kids getting a little bit antsy? If it’s too cold, snowy, or rainy to play outside, your toddler probably has some energy to burn. Try one of these indoor activities to beat cabin fever.
Are you rich with candy canes right now? Teach your kids about the scientific method and have a little fun at the same time. My son is 21 months, so he’s not old enough for this cool candy cane science experiment, but I’m filing it away until he’s bigger and bringing candy canes home from school. I love that Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures took a sugary treat and turned it into a fun, teachable experience instead.
I didn’t really understand the point of a tree skirt until a few years ago, when my husband and I started doing the real Christmas tree thing. I used to think of tree skirts as just one more thing that you had to store, pull out, and maintain for the holidays. Until my floor was basically made of pine needles. Now I get it! But I still believe that you shouldn’t spend more time making a tree skirt than you do trimming your tree. These quick and easy tree skirts come together in a flash. There are lots of no-sew options on this list, so don’t think that only seamstresses can have homemade tree skirts!