I didn’t really get the hooded towel thing until I had a baby of my own to bathe. When chilly weather rolls in, my son gets so cold after we wash his hair! We always use a hooded towel to keep him nice and cozy. Heather at What does she do all day? decided to skip the store-bought hooded towel and make her own on the cheap. It’s a simple tutorial that’s definitely on my to-make list!
Want to make your kid a trick or treat bag that’s as cool as his Halloween costume? Sure, a paper grocery bag will do the trick, but if you have some extra time on your hands you can whip up something extra special. The best part? Your kid can use these treat bags year after year.
My husband and I are huge fans of Doctor Who. We await each new episode impatiently, and watching the new Who is our Sunday night ritual while the season is on. When I was researching my roundup of toddler costume ideas, I came across this Doctor Who family costume that’s so wonderful I had to share it all on its own. Reese Dixon transformed her son’s wheelchair into a TARDIS, and his Matt Smith costume is spot on. I’m getting all emotional looking at it again as I write this. It’s just so good.
I know: Halloween feels like it’s still pretty far off, but if you’re planning to make your kid a costume, it’s probably a good idea to at least get your idea together now. Planning a costume for a toddler is tricky, because you might have trouble explaining why he needs to wear a mask or keep a hat on. Keep your toddler’s personality in mind when you choose the DIY toddler costume you want to make. You’ll both have a happier Halloween!
Homemade bubble solution is cheaper than store-bought, but when your kid loses his bubble wand, you usually have to buy a whole bottle of bubbles to replace that silly piece of plastic. No longer! Next time you lose your bubble wand, raid your stash of pipe cleaners and make a functional and much cuter replacement. Tracey from We Made That says that not only are these fun to make, you can get your kids in on making them, too! Maybe our kids will keep better track of a bubble wand that they made themselves.
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!
Is your child going back to school in the next few weeks? Get organized, personalize his school supplies, and make that switch from summer to school fun with these free back to school printables!