craft Archive

The ABCs of Thanksgiving … and the Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s TURKEY TIME … which means I’m rounding up the ABCs of Thanksgiving.  Here are some fun ways to celebrate the season of gratitude from A to Z! A – Four FREE Thanksgiving Apps B - a

Leaf Countdown to Thanksgiving

My daughter and I have really enjoyed creating countdowns for holidays and special dates.  Like this one we created for her birthday party.  Or using books to countdown to Christmas. We just finished counting down to Halloween using a

3 Simple (& FUN) DIY Halloween Decorations

The kids and I LOVE decorating the house for Halloween, but recently we came up with these three super simple DIY Halloween Decorations. Window Ghost It can’t get much easier than this one.  Especially if you already

Fairy Village Redux

Last year I posted on our lovely Fairy Village.  Due to our harsh winter I put the village away until spring.  When it was time to rebuild … we made some major improvements. We started our Fairy

Hatch a Dragon!

I am SO excited that for the THIRD summer in a row we are participating in the Love Books Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin on It!  It’s become a summer tradition for us!!!  For those who

BUBBLES: Books, Crafts, & Fun

I’ve always been a sucker for BUBBLES.  Never grew out of loving them.  And now that I have kids, I share my love of bubbles with them! We’ve been having a lot of fun with bubbles in

a simple wreath for the 4th of July

Just like keeping Food for the Fourth simple, I like to keep the decorations for Independence Day low-key too!  I love creating ribbon and yarn wrapped wreaths because they are quick and easy to to and very

What’s Your Favorite Animal? – Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Eric Carle

This month the Virtual Book for Kids is featuring the beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. I have loved his work for as long as I can remember … and The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of the first

Creeper Crazy Minecraft Party!

My son, Henry, was dead set on having a Minecraft Party this year for his 8th birthday.  With all the hype around Minecraft lately, it was pretty easy to gather lots of great ideas for our very

Great Gifts for the Minecraft Lover in your Life

My eight year old son LOVES Minecraft … he’s kinda obsessed actually.  So, what’s a mom to do?  I encourage it!  Not just for him to sit in front of a screen for hours and watch YouTube

Make a Creeper Mask: a Minecraft CRAFT

For my son’s 8th birthday party we celebrated in Minecraft style!  One of the activities we did at the party was have each guest make a Creeper Mask (an idea I got from Parties 4 Ever).  It was great

Creeper Lanterns: Minecraft Decor

Since I knew that we were having a Minecraft party this year for my son’s 8th birthday, I figured I’d switch out our Coffee Filter Chandelier (yup, that’s right, Coffee Filter Chandelier, you can see it and