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.
Let your kids get in on the Thanksgiving decorations with these Thanksgiving crafts.
Bust your stash to make these cute little house ornaments for your Christmas tree. Minki’s Work Table made these sweet ornaments, and I love the clever way that she used an envelope as her house pattern. Her house ornaments are made from felt, but you could really use any medium or heavy weight fabric for these. Denim or corduroy would look nice for the house, especially if you choose cheery contrasting scraps to make the doors, windows, etc.
Can you believe it’s time to plan for Thanksgiving? I’m still recovering from Halloween! Thanksgiving is just about three weeks away, and if you want a handmade tablescape, now is a good time to get started. Check out these beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces to help get you started.
We’ve called my son The Little Prince since he was born, and I love the idea of a birthday crown that he can wear year after year. Kuka & Bubu designed this super simple felt crown with interchangeable numbers that would be simple to customize for your own kid’s tastes. The back of the crown ties with ribbon, so you can resize it easily, and the numbers attach with Velcro. I think that the numbers from previous years would make super sweet keepsakes, too!
I have fond memories of hand-me-down day from my own childhood, and I love that hand-me-down day is back now that I have my own little guy. There’s something so satisfying about sorting through big bags of well-loved clothes. And I admit that I also like spending basically zero dollars on clothes and shoes for my son. The tutorials below are aimed at adding a little more flexibility to those hand-me-downs with options to alter them and add a little bit of pizazz!
Who says that ghosts have to always be spooky? These clever ghost crafts are less spooky and more cute. From treats to decorations, we’ve found lots of ghostly ways to get crafty with your kids for Halloween.
This is a fun Halloween decoration idea. MollyMoo used small cardboard boxes that held ginseng capsules, but you could mix up your box sizes for a whole family of cute spider Halloween decorations.
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.