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DIY Tile Coasters

DIY Tile Coasters

While browsing Pinterest, I found many tutorials to make these adorable DIY coasters using only a few materials. I’ve played around with making a few different kinds with scrapbook paper and photographs. They make sweet gifts for teachers, neighbors, birthdays and on any other gift giving occasion. They’re easy, but a little time consuming. Materials: [...]

DIY Cardboard Box Oven

DIY Cardboard Box Oven

When I was a kid, family vacations were almost always camping. With four kids in a single-income household, we couldn’t really afford flying somewhere for a vacation. Living in northern California meant we were a decent driving distance to some really wonderful places to camp. I have great memories of waking up early, packing the [...]

DIY Shape Sorter

DIY Shape Sorter

At about 15 months old, Danica started to get bored with her ‘baby’ toys. I went on the search for new activities that she would enjoy. We had a play date with a friend and she had made her daughter a DIY shape sorter— Danica absolutely loved it. It is very simple to make, and [...]

DIY Hand Print Mold

DIY Hand Print Mold

This DIY hand print mold is something I wish I would have thought of sooner. It’s something that would be so neat to do once a year, starting at birth. I find it so fun to be able to physically see just how much your child grows each year. I didn’t think of doing this when my [...]

Homemade Bubble Recipes

Homemade Bubble Recipes

My son loves playing with bubbles. I do too, so this is an activity that we enjoy almost any time of the year. Over a decade ago I worked as the arts and crafts director at a Girl Scout Camp. I would make a couple gallons of bubble solution to have on hand as an [...]

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