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Yarn Turkey

Last week we shared a Pom Pom Turkey. Today we are sharing a Yarn Turkey. This one only has 3 types of supplies; yarn, pipe cleaner and craft foam. This would be a fun pre-Thanksgiving activity or a Thanksgiving Day activity. Materials Brown yarn Orange pipe cleaner Yellow and orange craft foam Scissors Low temperature hot glue Black marker or pen First you need to make the body. Wrap the yarn around your fingers about 15 times. Push the pipe cleaner between ...

Pom Pom Turkey

Do you need a craft to do on Thanksgiving day while all the food is cooking? How about this fun Pom Pom Turkey. It can also be used as a table marker to "save" their seat for later. All during dinner they will look at their Turkey and be so proud of what they have accomplished. Materials: scissors hot glue (or white glue if you prefer) craft foam - yellow and red tan pipe cleaner brown pom poms - 1 large, 1 medium, 2 small 2 googly eyes feathers of different colors, about ...

Easy Striped Glass Vase

With the holidays just around the corner decorating and gift giving ideas are in full swing. Martha Stewart Crafts has a full line of products to help. She has a multi-surface craft system which includes craft paint, glass paint, decoupage and jewelry. I used the glass etching cream to create this beautiful striped glass vase. It was simple to make and looks fantastic. It can be used not only for the next upcoming holiday's but as a vase filled with your favorite flowers. Materials M...

Scarecrow Face

Today we are sharing a craft that can be done with what is already in your home! I love it when I don't need to go to the store for more supplies for a simple craft with my little ones. Materials: paper plate (technically the sturdier the better, ours didn't work as well as it could) glue scissors or paper cutter 1 piece brown construction paper 1 piece yellow construction paper 1 piece orange construction paper colored markers pencil I do allow my Little Chefs to use this ...

Bat Sucker

When I was young I remember making a bat sucker like this for Halloween. I remember it being an easy craft, quick and fun to make. I thought I could give my Little Chefs a chance to give it a try. Bat Sucker Materials: black construction paper scissors orange ribbon black ribbon black spoon 2 googly eyes sucker First, use a bowl as a guide for your circle shape. Trace around the bowl, then cut out the circle. Fold the circle in half, then cut along the line to create two ...

Pirate Games – Matching and Reasoning

Today we are sharing Pirate Games - one printable with two variations. This week we created a Pirate Menu which consisted of Walk the Plank Salmon, Sun Roasted Broccoli and Cheesy Pull Apart Sourdough Bread. We also learned how to Select, Store and Freeze Broccoli. What fun is "Talk Like A Pirate Day" next Thursday if you can't play a game! This pirate matching game can be played in two different ways. How to Play Pirate Games: Print the free printable twice so that you can play the ...

Cupcake Liner Utensil Holder

I have never been to a BBQ where they do not serve on paper plates with plastic utensils. Our craft today is to give some color to the utensil holder. To give it some personality and texture. We are using mini cupcake liners. Instead of just gluing them as they come out of the package our first step is to flip them inside out. This way the color is on the inside, not the outside which allows us to see the color more easily in the final product. We used 18 mini cupcake liners for each ...

Library Card Holder

We have been frequenting the library quite a bit while my Little Chefs were out of school. They absolutely love the library. When we go during the school year they have too many books to read and the library ones go unread, or are only partially read.  Before moving our library had a fun summer reading program with incentives each week. They would set their own reading goal and if they accomplished it each week they could go back into the library for their reward. They were usually BOGO or ...

End of Summer Party {FREE Printable}

Last year,  as the summer came to a close, the Little Chefs wanted to end the summer with a BANG! So we had our first ever End of Summer Party. It was a great way to end the summer, a fun way to get all the Little Chefs friends together that they had not seen during the summer - and a good way to ease into the new school year!! When school started, the End of Summer Party was the hot topic! Now we are again here towards the end of another summer - which means.....another End of Summer ...

Clown Serving Plate

  Clowns are very common with birthday parties, especially those parties the first few years of ones life. We wanted to do something a little different incorporating clowns into the food display at a party. To be honest I gave my Little Chefs free reign of the craft room to create whatever type of clown they wanted to create. I gave them the basic idea and helped with the construction and then I didn't see them for at least 30 minutes. When I went to check on them they were ...

5 Pool Games for a Kiddie Pool

The weather here has been so hot it is hard to not want to be in the water cooling off. My Little Chefs love to play in the water. Whenever Little Chef H sees any swimming suit she immediately finds her own and insists she wears it. In fact it doesn't matter if we are going out to play in the water or not she still wants to wear it. I guess there is just something about the warm weather and wearing swimming suits. Today we thought it might be fun to share 5 activities to do with a kiddie ...

Simple Yarn Art

Do you have yarn, glue, scissors and an old coloring book? If so, we have a craft for you--Simple Yarn Art! Sometimes my Little Chefs need a change when coloring so instead of crayons we choose markers. Then when they need another change we reach for the paint. Next time you have exhausted all those options pull out the yarn. Ingredients: Simple line drawing in a coloring book or create your own. You do not want a lot of detail in the picture. Various colors of yarn Scissor...

Red, White and Blue DIY Necklace

If you step foot in almost any store in June you will see an abundance of red, white, and blue decorations, clothes and accessories. We love necklaces for any occasion in our home. In fact it doesn't seem you can ever have enough can you? We decided to combine our love of necklaces and the patriotic colors to make our own festive red, white and blue DIY necklace. We bought 3 rectangular tablecloths, one in each color, for $3 total. I layered all 3 colors together without unraveling ...

4th of July Uncle Sam Craft

What is the 4th of July without Uncle Sam and lots of red, white and blue decorations?! Today we have a an Uncle Sam Craft that can be adapted in many different ways for whatever items you have on hand. Little Chef D was so excited she could do this easy craft all by herself! Ingredients: 6 regular size cotton balls 2 googly eyes red, white, blue, light tan/flesh, pink construction paper or cardstock or foam 1 pink pom pom hot glue gun Uncle Sam printable pattern Direc...

4th of July Easy Star Button Wreath

If your Little Chefs are like mine they love to decorate for the holidays. This 4th of July Easy Star Button Wreath is a great craft because it is quick, requires minimal supervision and the supplies are basic. I love being able to tell my Little Chefs sure we can do that craft today you just found because we have everything on hand! Ingredients low temperature hot glue gun or white glue cardboard circle, your choice of size OR a paper plate with the center circle cut out stars ...

4th of July Printables

We Love Celebrating the 4th of July! It is a time for BBQ's, parties, family and friends, playing out in the summer sun, yummy food, and fireworks.  To help out with your party planning - we put together a few 4th of July Printables - to add a bit of fun to your 4th of July Celebrations! The kiddos will LOVE them!! We have ideas for all ages! The Sparklers Printable - for the "Kids at Heart" - of the adults!  4th of July Sparklers   A 4th of July Bag Topper , goodie ...

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids {FREE Printable}

For families, like us, who LOVE the outdoors - our Nature Scavenger Hunt is a perfect way to turn nature and the outdoors into a fun activity for the kids. Whether you are camping, hiking, or just taking a walk - this would be a fun way to turn a simple outing  into a fun adventure! We have made it an easy craft for you with a free printable! I LOVED watching the Little Chefs observe nature and the little things that make the outdoors so wonderful! It was interesting to see what the ...

Father’s Day Crafts: Best Dressed Printable

Have you seen the Woven Tie Fathers Day Craft we created last week? Today I have for you a printable to add to the top of the gift to make it complete. I have created it in a rectangle and also a square. You can choose your favorite layout to print. Square Printable 4 to a page Square Printable Rectangle Printable 4 to a page Rectangle Printable Have fun creating all your father's day crafts! Need another idea? Check out our word art project. My Little Chefs LOVED collaborating on ...

Fathers Day Text Art Gift

Have you ever heard of wordle? It is a site that helps you make word art fairly easy. For Fathers Day we created this custom text art as a gift. It takes a little time to create the word art on the the computer but my Little Chefs LOVED coming up with adjectives or phrases that describe their Dad. They all gave input which makes this gift so special. I instructed my Little Chefs to come up with one or two words that describe Dad. They followed directions for a while, then came up with ...

Woven Tie Father’s Day Crafts

June is here already! I am relieved because that means we have a new Little Chef in our family and I'm feeling so much better! June also means Father's Day is coming very soon. We love father's day crafts. Today we are going to share with you an easy one, the Woven Tie Father's Day Craft. I love this craft because the supplies are minimal as well as the cost! Ingredients: 1 - 12x12 double sided piece of patterned/solid cardstock 1 - piece of white cardstock tape 1- 2 liter soda ...

Cardboard Box Cars

What to do with all your extra Cardboard Boxes? Create some summer fun and make Cardboard Box Cars!! In the past, we have taken the Little Chefs to a Drive-In Movie, and they LOVED it!! Recently we have had a lot of empty cardboard boxes around the house. And before I could send them out to the recycle bin - the Little Chefs were already busy putting their creative juices to work and making something fun.......they wanted to make a car to take to their OWN drive-in movie!! So the Little ...

Fun with Sidewalk Chalk

Have you ever wondered what happens when you mix sprinklers, sidewalk chalk and my Little Chefs?......... Hours of Fun with Sidewalk Chalk and colorful creations that don't just end up on the sidewalk - it ends up everywhere! On one hot afternoon, Chef Dad was outside working in the yard and fixing sprinkler problems that caused a flood in our basement last winter (and that story would be an entire blog post on its own!!!) The Little Chefs decided they wanted to run through the sprinklers ...

Car Travel Games

I love to keep things organized and contained in the car well...to start out with at least. It seems like a few hours in and I'm telling them to clean up just like at home. We have gotten in the habit of pulling out all the garbage and putting things away at each gas station or stop we make. That seems to really help a lot! I had to search for a while, because all boxes are different sizes and shapes, before I found these blue boxes for my van. They fit perfectly under the last row. I can ...

Triple Travel Snack Bag

Do you have Little Chefs like me who love a variety of snacks, but who do not like them to mix? My Little Chefs have a hard time choosing just one snack. When we are traveling my goal is to keep them happy. Whatever it takes seems to be our motto on a long road trip. Today we are sharing our Triple Travel Snack Bag that Little Chef H could not put down. This is very simple to construct yet it yields great results. Ingredients 1 locking quart bag 3 locking sandwich bags duct tape ...