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Duct Tape Water Bottle Holder

If you are looking for a last minute 4th of July craft I have one for you today. Easy crafts are always fun for holidays! This duct tape water bottle holder is patriotic and perfect for parades, hikes, parks or water parks. Whatever you love to do on the 4th this craft will be perfect to help keep you hydrated. Around the 4th of July we take a trip to my Aunt and Uncle's Ranch. The kids love being outside riding the horses, investigating and playing with the dogs. We pretty much spend ...

4th of July Crafts – Firecracker Crackers

Little Chef A LOVES the 4th of July! She learned so much about US history this year that she LOVES anything patriotic. I love it when table decorations serve two purposes. This 4th of July Crafts - Firecracker table decoration can be looked at as well as eaten! It is an easy craft that is fast! I saw the individual ritz cracker packages a few months ago and thought it would be fun to create a firecracker out of them. After a quick trip to the dollar store to add a spray I was off ...

Seattle City Pass

Recently we took a trip to Seattle. We only had a couple of days there and we wanted to see as much as possible. So we decided to purchase a Seattle City Pass. We were able to visit 5 attractions at a discounted rate. Seattle City Pass Woodland Park Zoo The map looks daunting. Looking at the map you would think it would take all day. However, the enclosures were surprisingly closer together then I expected. We were only able to see about half of the animals. The first half of our visit was ...

Minion Thank You

Sometimes I like to thank someone for a kind deed. A quick note or small gift makes the thank you extra special. This Minion Thank You Note is just that - an easy craft that takes just a few minutes to create. Thank you notes with candy are extra special. I love printables, but sometimes I want a craft that isn't a printable. This fun minion thank you note is easy to create and easy to replicate. Minion Thank You Supplies Needed: Yellow card stock Blue card stock Black card ...

Father’s Day Card – Super Dad Envelope with Candy

Do you remember our Super Dad Father's Day Card? I decided to make another version of it, this time with a candy bar. Sometime kids (mine) like to give a gift not just a card. To them a candy bar counts as a gift. This Father's Day Card Super Dad version is simpler and quicker which makes it an even easier easy craft! Even though we consist of mostly girls in our family we still love comic book characters. Little Chef Dad has made sure to expose my girls as much as he can to super ...

Father’s Day Card – Super Dad

Father's Day is right around the corner. It's the time of year where we want to find a special way to tell our Dad's why we appreciate them. A personalized father's day card is my favorite because it is an easy craft and easily customized. This year why not tell Dad why he is a Super Dad. The younger kids can draw a picture while the older ones can write a personal message. Super Dad Father's Day Card Materials Needed: Printable card with logo and tie 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 patterned piece ...

Travel Tips – Snacks and Water

Spring is when we gear up for car travel. We plan our road trips, wish, dream and hope we can go everywhere we want. I am always searching for more car travel tips to make it easier, like how I pack clothes. Today I want to share my travel tips for snacks and water. Traveling with kids in a car can be hard for many reasons. My first child screamed in the car everywhere we went. Now, 11 years later that same child may scream in the car for other reasons. One thing I have found helpful ...

Travel Tips: Clothes Packing Tips

Welcome! I’m so glad you are here to find out my secret clothes packing tip! Do you love to go on family vacations? We do, I do, but the thought of packing makes me want to cry because it is SO exhausting. Do you ever feel like that? I have 5 kids, one still in diapers and I need to figure out how many changes of clothes they will each need every day while keeping it all organized and efficient. I do not like having one bag per person because, that is a lot of bags for my ...

Jump Rope Songs Part 2

After printing and putting together a photo book with jump rope songs my girls had some words for me. They did not like some of the versions of the songs and they informed me of other jump rope games they play. I decided to take their suggestions and create part 2 of the jump rope songs. My girls like this version of Ice Cream Soda better. They say it is an updated version. Wow, now I really feel old. School  - this game is played one at a time until a mistake is made. Not only ...

DIY Pineapple Keychain

My kids have an event at school where they practice buying things in a different language. We have been involved in this the past 2 years. They are always looking for donations of keychains or similar small items that the kids would enjoy. One year a friend of my daughter made keychains. I thought it was a great easy craft because keychains are something kids can make and mine like putting them on their backpacks. We are going to create some different types of keychains for this school ...

10 Kiddie Pool Ideas

I love buying a toy that can be used for many different things. One such item is a Kiddie Pool. There are so many fun activities you can do with it to keep the kids busy for hours at a time in the summer. Swim! This is the intended use of the pool so add some water and jump in! Splash as much as you want because it's ok if the water gets out of the pool. Buckets and Cups! Add buckets and cups to pour water from one to the other. Of course they will eventually use the bucket to ...

Jump Rope Songs

There are so many fun memories I have from my childhood. Jumping rope, singing songs on the playground at school and playing hopscotch were two of my favorite things. I want to share these songs with my kids through these Jump Rope Songs {Printables}. This time instead of creating easy crafts I made the printable simple to send to one hour photo and let them do the work. Check here for even more jump rope songs and activities that I later created because this one was so popular. There are so ...

DIY Flowers with Wood and Wire Art

It is spring time and the flowers are starting to appear. Flowers come and go with the seasons but DIY flowers with wood and wire art will always bloom. This is one of those easy crafts that can be completed easily within an hour.   DIY Flowers with Wood and Wire Art Supplies: wood flowers circle disk acrylic paint - a light and dark of each color sponge wire wire cutter Steps: Using the wood flower shape the wire. I know in the picture the flower is already ...

4 Teacher Appreciation Quotes {Printables}

It is teacher appreciation season. We love our teachers! They work so hard on behalf of our children. Adding a cute note to a fun gift or a practical classroom easy craft makes it extra special. We are sharing a four teacher appreciation quotes. Did I mention they are printables!   Our PTA has teacher appreciation week planned. They send home a note with what they would like each student to do each day, if they choose. Usually they are easy things like write a note to your ...

Who Feeds The Fish {Printable}

When you have a pet that needs to be cared for a schedule is necessary. All kids want their turn to help out but they also want fairness and equality. Having a schedule will ensure fairness and everyone will know who has a turn on what day. A nice coworker at Little Chef Dad's work learned that we do not allow pets at our house. We do not ever want a dog or a cat or anything. My kids are welcome to walk the neighbors dogs (which they love to do), or play with friends bunnies, kittens ...

Nature Walk Trail Sign Printable

Being outdoors with kids can be easy or hard. Easy if they like discovering or hard if they need to be entertained. With my Nature Walk Trail Sign printable I have found a way to appeal to both. Easy crafts or active learning activities are something I like to bring with me for those "I'm bored" times. Redirecting their energy is usually all they need. Nature Walk Trail Signs There are certain signs you can use with rocks, sticks or pebbles that can tell others where you have gone. These ...

How to Make a Bookmark with Felt and Ribbon

My kids love to read for school and fun. I find them holding their places in the books with toys, pencils, kleenex.... It was about time we learned how to make a bookmark. Easy crafts are something we love to do. We found a way to create cute bookmarks to hold our places when it is time to put the book down. We enjoy frequenting the library to discover new books and movies. I am constantly putting books on hold for my kids who have seen a friend with a book that looked fun and interest...

Easter Treats – Bird nest

Holidays are more fun when food is involved. We made fun Easter Treats - a birds nest. All the items included are edible which makes it perfect for an easy craft or for a festive centerpiece if you put a few in a row. For some reason edible treats are always more fun. Depending on the person it is either more fun to create or more fun to eat. This one didn't turn out exactly as I had planned in my mind, but my kids still love it. I adjusted the size and it worked a lot better. Suppl...

Easter Bunny Crafts

Easter is almost here and I want to share these easter bunny crafts that are cute as well as functional. Easy crafts are the best, especially when you are crunched for time. This easter bunny craft can be made within 15 minutes after gathering supplies. Don't worry most of the supplies are common crafting items. My kids are loving the EOS chapsticks. I'm not sure if it is because of their very distinct shape or because all their friends seem to have at least one. They have been begging ...

7 Different Types of Easter Scavenger Hunts

One of my favorite things about Easter is hunting for eggs. When I was young I searched for plastic eggs as well as wrapped candy and jelly beans. While Easter Scavenger Hunts are not the purpose of Easter, it is a fun tradition that I have continued with my kids. I love watching my kids become excited about the hunt before and during the easter hunt. Another way I prepare my kids to have an even better holiday is through different Easter Ideas such as a printable countdown, melted crayon ...

Recycled Denim Bracelet

A recycled denim bracelet is a low cost craft idea for kids. We all have jeans with holes. Perhaps you may cut them off and make them into shorts like I do, or a blanket like my mom. As an alternative how about creating a recycled denim bracelet that uses denim as the main material with a couple supplemental trimmings costing less then $2. Supplies Old pair of denim pants Prym Dritz Fray Check Sealant Fiskars Stick Rotary Cutter Omnigrid Mat With Grid 24x36 2 different ...

A Simple Hanging Bath Towel

Do your towels end up on the floor and not on the hook? Mine fall down all the time no matter how creatively I put it on the hook. Today I will show you how to create your own simple hanging bath towel. In just a few minutes and some twill tape you will not have your towel fall on the floor again! Supplies: Prym Dritz Fray Check Sealant Wrights Twill Tape White Towel Sewing Machine Thread Black and White Instructions: Cut your twill tape 4" long. Use fray check on ...

Free Printable Chore Charts

We are still using our Chore Chart: Lanyard Style to complete daily jobs. I have been getting a few follow up questions about our system so I thought I'd answer all those today and I have now included Free Printable Chore Charts. My kids really do like this chore chart system because they don't get the same job everyday. When it is job time they put on their lanyards. Each child has a hook where these are stored. When they have completed their job they put the lanyard on the next hook ...

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

The night before St. Patrick's Day is just days away. This is one holiday where I do not buy a special outfit for my kids but at the same time they do not want to be pinched. The day or night before we are usually scrambling to find something/anything for everyone. This year, instead of worrying about if you have green shirts make an easy St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory. I'm getting my printable St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt ready so I'm glad this is a fast craft! ...