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DIY Butterfly Art

DIY Butterfly Art

My almost-two-year-old’s big girl room is butterfly themed— she adores all things butterflies. When I saw this pin, I had to recreate this beautiful DIY art for her bedroom. This craft is pretty toddler-friendly; C helped me with everything except gluing the fragile butterflies onto the canvas, which I did during her nap time (with [...]

DIY Mini Polaroid Photo Magnets

DIY Mini Polaroid Photo Magnets

When I saw these on Pinterest, I just HAD to make them. And I wanted to make some really quickly, not wanting to deal with painting the edges with a white marker. I gave some to my parents, my in-laws and I made some for a few friends. My mom and dad actually argued over [...]

Wave in a Bottle

Wave in a Bottle

When I was growing up, my aunt loved to do fun things with me and my brother. One of my favorite projects with her was my wave in a bottle. I remember bringing it home and playing with it for hours. I would shake it, roll it, tilt it back and forth; you name it, [...]

Easy DIY Tie-Dye Butterflies Craft

Easy DIY Tie-Dye Butterflies Craft

This is a cute, fun craft for kids of all ages. Make your very own tie-dye colored butterflies! Supplies needed: Coffee filters Markers Spray bottle with water Newspaper (this project gets a bit messy!) Pipe cleaners Instructions: Layer the newspaper under your work space. We started by putting our coffee filters on the paper and [...]

Mother’s Day Herb Garden

Mother’s Day Herb Garden

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have extreme difficulty picking out gifts. Mother’s day is especially difficult for me because I absolutely adore my mom and my mother-in-law, but they buy everything they want or need when they see it. Fortunately, I was flipping through an HGTV magazine and some colorful ideas [...]

Counting and Sorting Fun

Counting and Sorting Fun

On N’s first Christmas he was gifted a super cute baseball-themed piggy bank. He was so excited, even though he had no clue what it was used for. Over that first year of having it, we filled it up pretty well. Whenever grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends come over, N gets some “piggies” out of [...]

Painting Rocks Activity

Painting Rocks Activity

My daughter loves doing crafts— she loves crayons, markers, stickers, stamps and of course, paint. We try to do a couple crafts each week, whether it be just coloring a birthday card for a friend, making animals out of toilet paper rolls or plastering stickers all over construction paper for daddy to hang up at [...]

Family Hobby: Postcards From Around the World

Family Hobby: Postcards From Around the World

Our family has a shared hobby: we collect postcards from all around the world. We also send postcards all over the world. We use a website called Postcrossing.com and it is one of the coolest experiences we’ve had. I love that we can all participate together too. In short, Postcrossing.com is a website that gives [...]

Painting with Water

Painting with Water

One of my earliest memories occurred in the summer of 1980 when my family and I visited my great-grandparents in upstate New York. I was two years old at the time. My great-grandpa took me in their backyard and put me to work “painting” the lilypond (which, in my memory, was a big tire. Turns out [...]

Simple DIY Valentine’s Day Craft

Simple DIY Valentine’s Day Craft

For Valentine’s Day this year, I wanted to do some type of craft with my daughter that she could give to our loved ones. We came up with this project because we could easily give it to people we see on a regular basis or mail it to people we don’t see as often. The [...]

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