My 19-month-old is just starting to learn his colors, and I’ve been looking for some ways to help him learn but keep things fun. Color sorting and other color games are a great way to help your toddler learn about colors without making it feel like a chore.
This upcycling project is blowing my mind. This milk bottle igloo took five days to construct, according to Viral Nova. It’s made with layers of milk cartons that they used as the base for ice “bricks.” They used snow as the grout. It’s amazing, and if you make one, please tell me about it!
There’s something magical about weaving, and repetitive projects like this can really help your kids relax and work on their concentration. This list runs the gamut from simple weaving-just-to-weave projects to woven wearables and even a woven rug that your kids can help make.
Paper pinwheels are a lot of fun, but these fabric pinwheels will last a lot longer than their paper cousins. Plus, you can totally raid your fabric and button stashes to make them. Autie at iCandy Handmade shows you how she converted a pattern for pretty paper pinwheels into a fabric pinwheel project.
My son just started a new preschool where they do two art projects a week. He’s been there for less than a month, and my fridge is already buried in kid art at this point. I am tired of opening the refrigerator door to an avalanche of magnets and paper. Here are some ways to store and display that kid art in a more organized way!
Hello there, fall! I am ready for cooler weather for sure. My son and I can finally take afternoon trips to the playground again, and it also means doing fun, fall-themed crafts. I tried to find fall crafts that would work for kids of all ages, so check out the list and see what looks appropriate for you little one!
Turn an old pair of frames into 3D glasses that actually work! Julie Finn at Crafting a Green World shares how she and her girls made 3D glasses using run of the mill craft supplies. You might even have what you need in your crafty stash already!
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.