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.
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!).
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!
I don’t know exactly what it is, but I love tiny versions of things. And I know that I’m not the only one. Why bake a full-sized cake when you can make a miniature cake inside of an orange rind? You can cook up as few or as many cakes as you please. And instead of cooking your tiny cake in the oven, you cook it on a charcoal grill or over a campfire! What a fun winter firepit activity to do with your kids! Thanks, Makezine, for sharing this video from NorthSurvival.
Packing your kids’ lunches for school can save money and help them eat a little bit healthier. But for crafty mamas, store-bought lunch supplies are bo-RING. Check out these fun ways to add a DIY touch to your kiddo’s lunch box.
Cooking with fresh herbs can be pretty pricey, but you might feel intimidated by the idea of growing your own. There are lots of herbs that are actually pretty easy to keep alive, even if you’re just planting them in your kitchen window! It’s all about knowing what to grow and how to care for it.
So much St. Patrick’s Day fun centers around shamrocks and the color green, and I love that this festive drink celebrates the whole rainbow! Modern Parents Messy Kids shared this fruit-filled St. Patrick’s Day treat, and I can’t wait until my son is big enough to drink one of these. She suggests using juice or soda, but you can also use plain seltzer if you’re trying to avoid sugary drinks with your kids. The fruit will infuse the water with plenty of flavor. Either way, what a fun, healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids!
My son Darrol Henry just turned one year old on Sunday, and that means we’re trying to get him off of the bottle a bit and onto eating more solid food snacks. Some of these foods are not quite age-appropriate for him yet, but as he moves to more and more solids, these are the snacky foods I’m eying for my guy.
Getting kids to eat their veggies can be a little bit tricky, can’t it? My 11-month-old just dove headfirst into a phase where anything green on his tray that’s not avocado goes straight onto the floor. Maddening! These are the kid-friendly vegetable recipes I’m looking at to avoid more of this picky eating as he gets bigger.