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!
The first day of fall is just a few weeks away, and that means fun fall crafts! These are pumpkin crafts that your kids will love, and even young children can do many of them at least somewhat independently.
Paper clay is a cheater’s way to create paper mache projects with less work and less mess. I’ve never used paper clay before, but after seeing this super simple tutorial from Dahlhart Lane, I definitely want to give it a try.
Now that the school year is officially back in action, are you feeling a little bit less prepared than you thought you were? I feel like despite making sure I had everything ready for my son’s first day back, I was still scrambling that morning. In case you need a little bit of help like I did, here are some DIY organization tricks to help you and your kids get the school year on track.
Moleskine notebooks are super handy for keeping track of assignments and jotting down other little to-dos throughout the school day. Sure, you can buy pre-made paper moleskines, but wouldn’t your kid be more inclined to use a mini notebook that he helped you make? These simple little notebooks from Creme De La Crafts are colorful and feature a cute button closure, too!
Happy Crafty Shark Week! This cute shark attack memory game is a great educational toy for your kids. Grab an old tissue box and turn it into a cute Shark Week toy with instructions from Kiwi Crate. I love how simple and fun this project is.