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.
Get your kiddos excited about watching Shark Week with you! These shark toys are sure to stoke their enthusiasm for watching a week of shark-themed nature programming. Or at least entertain them while you have a cup of coffee and sneak in a little Shark Week goodness, right?
Do your kids get restless on rainy summer afternoons? A stocked dress-up box is a great way to prompt some creative play and redirect all of that rainy-day energy. Here are some ideas to help you build up a nice little dress-up box stash with homemade and thrift store goodies.
We’re in the dog days of summer now, and your garden might be looking at little bit…well…sad. Super hot days are tough on your plants, and your garden might need a bit of sprucing. Here are some ways to make your summer garden as inviting as it was when you planted everything in the spring.
Get your kids jazzed about heading out for a day in the park or a hike in the woods with painted walking sticks that they help decorate! Christine at The DIY Dreamer used this painted walking stick activity to entertain her kids on a camping trip, and it’s such a fun way to get crafty kiddos excited about outdoor play. It’s a simple, portable project that will engage kids just old enough to wield a paint brush or experienced older kiddos.