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.
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.
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!
As spring slowly makes its way up to the northern hemisphere, I have gardening on the brain, and these crafty containers add a little character to your garden on the cheap.