It’s pinecone season! I’ve always been a pinecone fan, but now that my baby has grown into a wobbly toddler, I love them double. Crafting with pinecones is fun, and crafting with pinecones that I collected on walks with my kid is double run! Go on a pinecone walk with your kiddos, and try some of these cute pinecone crafts.
Coming up with handmade gift ideas for grandparents can be a little bit tricky, especially if you want to get your kids involved in the making process. If grandparent gifts stump you like they do me, you’ll love this list of DIY ideas from How Does She. The list includes ideas that you can make start to finish and ideas that your kids can help make, no matter what age they are. What they all have in common is that they’re sweet, sentimental, and personal. Your basic 1-2-3 punch when it comes to grandparent gifts.
Need something to entertain the kiddos at Thanksgiving or your tree trimming party? Set up an ornament-making table! They’ll love seeing their creations on your tree, and maybe you can sneak in a few minutes for grown up talk and a mugful of nog while they’re crafting. Some of these kid-made ornaments may require more supervision than others, so choose the one that will work best for your kids.
Let your kids get in on the Thanksgiving decorations with these Thanksgiving crafts.
Who says that ghosts have to always be spooky? These clever ghost crafts are less spooky and more cute. From treats to decorations, we’ve found lots of ghostly ways to get crafty with your kids for Halloween.
My 19-month-old is just starting to learn his colors, and I’ve been looking for some ways to help him learn but keep things fun. Color sorting and other color games are a great way to help your toddler learn about colors without making it feel like a chore.
This upcycling project is blowing my mind. This milk bottle igloo took five days to construct, according to Viral Nova. It’s made with layers of milk cartons that they used as the base for ice “bricks.” They used snow as the grout. It’s amazing, and if you make one, please tell me about it!
There’s something magical about weaving, and repetitive projects like this can really help your kids relax and work on their concentration. This list runs the gamut from simple weaving-just-to-weave projects to woven wearables and even a woven rug that your kids can help make.
Hello there, fall! I am ready for cooler weather for sure. My son and I can finally take afternoon trips to the playground again, and it also means doing fun, fall-themed crafts. I tried to find fall crafts that would work for kids of all ages, so check out the list and see what looks appropriate for you little one!
Turn an old pair of frames into 3D glasses that actually work! Julie Finn at Crafting a Green World shares how she and her girls made 3D glasses using run of the mill craft supplies. You might even have what you need in your crafty stash already!