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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

More Playful Pranks for April Fools … the “Play on Words” edition!

My favorite jokes are usually ones that are play on words … and the English language is so wonderful for this!  Here are some past “play on word” pranks I’ve done for April Fools Day … For

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

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

Paper Heart Doily Banner

With all the snow, chilly temps, and grey skies around here I wanted something to brighten up our window and bring warmth inside the house.  Doing so was very simple!  All that was needed was some paper

Make a Valentine Mailbox with Duct Tape (includes links to MANY more Valentine Mailboxes too!)

Last year my son Henry (who’s currently about to turn 8) made this simple Angry Bird Valentine Mailbox with Duct Tape to take to school to collect his Valentines. He used a shoebox that had the lid

Easy Kid-Made Scribble Ornaments

I had some clear plastic Christmas bulbs that I purchased from Oriental Trading Company a couple years that we never found the exact right thing to do with them … until now.  I handed them over to

Winter Holiday Class Party

Last year I was one of 3 room moms for my son’s 1st grade class room, here’s the wonderfully wintery class party we put together! There were 8 stations for the kids to go through.  There were

Customize Your Beyblades

This post is a guest post written by my seven-year old son, Henry.  One of his current passions are Beyblades and creating his very own versions … and he wanted to share his love with you!  It

Pour Paint Pumpkins

These are so easy and SO much fun to make.  All you need is a pumpkin and lots of paint.  And all you have to do is pour the paint on the pumpkin … and let it

Noodle Ghosts

One of the very first posts on this blog was on a super fun Noodle Monster project the kids and I did.  Ever since then I thought that redoing the project would be great for Halloween and