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Potty Training Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PottyTrainTogether #CollectiveBias Potty training is a BIG event. As a parent I look forward to this day just as much as my kids look forward to their birthdays. Why not celebrate it just as much?! I have potty trained 4 kids so far. My son is my last one and I am SO excited. I decided that this time around we are going to have a big potty training party. We are going to celebrate with ...

Kids Valentines – Bow Tie

Kids valentines is only one thing that makes Valentine's Day in elementary school something kids look forward to each February. Special school activities and parties are planned and classroom valentines are given out to all the classmates. This Bow Tie Kids Valentines has a hidden treat in the middle! Boys and girls will love receiving these and your kids will love making these valentine crafts. Bow Tie Kids Valentines This is my oldest daughters last year in elementary school and ...

Hair Ties Valentine

This hair ties valentine idea for kids (and adults) are cute, cheap and easy. Use the printable then add a DIY no crease hair tie. It is a great Valentine's day idea for friends and family. Looking for a fun no candy option? This is it! Check out more easy crafts and Valentine's Day ideas.   Hair Ties Valentine Do you ever get tired of too much candy for each holiday? This valentine is useful and practical plus it gets your girls crafting. My kids love to give something they ...

Love Bug Valentine Crafts

Love bug valentine crafts is a perfect Valentine's Day gift for kids or for a family member. My kids love holidays! They love decorating the house and they love doing things for each other almost more then receiving presents themselves. This love bug valentine crafts is cheap and easy. For the past couple of years Walmart has had the same heart chocolate boxes for $1. I love taking an inexpensive item and adding something to make it better or more personal. These valentines for kids will let ...

Halloween Decor: BOO Sign

I love halloween decorating ideas. It is that time of the year to start thinking about how we are going to decorate our house as well as what we are going to wear. Most of the time this means we have a lot of creating to do. Sometimes easy crafts can be easy but time consuming. Today's BOO Sign is an easy craft that can be finished extremely quickly.  The hardest part is to cut the wood board to the correct size. I love putting halloween signs on the porch and all around the house. I found ...

Tombstone Halloween Party Favors

Can you believe my kids are already planing their Halloween costumes? It seems early to me, but at the same time I'd rather have more time to figure out how to create their costumes. I have one child with an October birthday. One year she had an amazing costume party with tons of easy crafts, decorations and scary food. The kids loved it! My kids still talk about that fun party. Today, Little Chef D had a fun time helping me create these Tombstone Halloween party favors. This is an easy ...

Play Money Coins

My kids love to play store, restaurant, tea party and all that jazz! Not only do they love the play food but they love the play money. They even use the pretend credit cards that come in the mail. The play money coins that you can sometimes find are great. The dollar bills, not so great. I always find the paper money crumpled up or ripped. When I try to throw it away but I can't because my kids NEED money. I was tired of the paper money so I convinced them to only use coins. However, ...

Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites

We recently went on vacation to Carlsbad Canyons in New Mexico. My kids loved seeing so many stalactites and stalagmites. Through the Junior Ranger Program they learned the difference between the two. Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling while stalagmites might reach the ceiling. This science experiment is fun to watch each day as the crystals grow a little more and a little more. Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites Supplies Needed:  2 glass jars spoon shallow dish or ...

Thanks for RISING to the Task

My kids were out of school for 3 weeks in July. We (my kids and myself) were gone for pretty much that entire time. We had 2 family reunions, went to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon then all the way down to Carlsbad Caverns (stopping at many places to see in between), up to my parents cabin, swimming, rodeo, shooting bows and arrows....a lot of family time. We had SO much fun that we were exhausted at the end. We came home to a party, had one day to regroup and prepare for school then off we ...

Teacher Appreciation for the Start of School

Teacher appreciation can be celebrated year round because our teachers work hard all year. My kids go back to school today in a new grade because we are on a year round schedule. If you have noticed I have been a little MIA because my kids have had 3 weeks for their summer and we were gone all but a handful of those days. I shared about the Junior Ranger Program we did while on a 10 day vacation. We have also done swimming, parties, family reunions, movies and anything else we could cram into ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...