Our play kitchen gets a lot of love right now. My two year old play cooks while I do supper prep. He even brings his play food up to the counter sometimes and “helps mommy.” It’s a lifesaver when our afternoons get busy.
I am not sure what it is about Minecraft, but kids that are into it seem to get SUPER into it. And on top of the game itself, there are tons of Minecraft products that you can buy for your little gamer. But instead of spending money on cheapo plastic crap, you can raid your recycle bin and spend some time with your kids making custom Minecraft swords, shields, and other Minecraft toys. Twitchetts has a great, detailed how-to to get you going.
Are you loving this warmer spring weather? My son and I have been enjoying lots of outside time, and I’ve been on the lookout for some spring craft ideas that we can do together. These look like so much fun!
Turn bowtie pasta into cute, painted butterflies that you can use in all sorts of other craft projects. This is a great fine motor activity for your kid that loves to paint, and the results are so, so cute. Kerri at How Does She? shares a tutorial for painting your pasta butterflies and a cute flower pot craft to use them.
St. Patrick’s Day is just a week off, so it’s time to get serious. Let’s cover everything we own in shamrocks together! Grab your kids, raid your crafty stash, and let’s make some lucky clovers, y’all.
There are just a couple of weeks until St. Patrick’s Day. These free printables will keep party-planning – either at home or at school – easy and budget-friendly.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in just a few weekd! You don’t want to send your kids to school without some green on. That’s just asking their classmates to pinch them. Hook them up with one of these cute St. Patrick’s Day wearables, and they’ll be all set. They can even help you make them.
One of my favorite things about my kid’s preschool is that it’s service-learning based. They require that parents and kids get involved in volunteer projects through the school that benefit the school and the community. Service is such a great way to teach kids about empathy and helping others, and what better way to get them jazzed about giving back than with crafting? Here are 10 ways that you and your kids can get crafty to make a difference in your community and worldwide.
You don’t have to be vegan to eat vegan food, and vegan cooking doesn’t have to be hard. Whether you’re trying to eat less meat to save money, improve health, or protect animals, high five to you! Vegan food is just food, and like anything else, there are hard and easy vegan recipes. The ones below fall deliciously into the latter category. Try these easy vegan weeknight recipes from some of my favorite vegan food blogs (including one from my own!).
Do your kids have a serious case of cabin fever? All of the cold, rainy weather during the past few months has meant my son and I have played inside more than outside. Next time the cold rain and snow drives you indoors, grab some Christmas lights and an old cardboard box to make this cook box of stars fort from I Thought of It Second! She shares how she made this cool indoor activity plus two more ideas for bored toddlers.