How to make 18 doll hangers in 15 minutes
On Monday we shared how we modified a cupboard we have had for years into a Doll Closet. Hangers are absolutely necessary for a closet. I have searched for some affordable hangers online but never liked the cost, or the cost was ok but the shipping was outrageous.
I decided to make my own. I went to the dollar store and purchased three packages of children's hangers.
I took some tin snips and cut the hangers just after the hook on both sides.
I sanded down the edges to ...
How to Make a Doll Closet
My girls love their 18" American Girl type dolls and of course their clothes and accessories. I have found with any toy if it is displayed well or easy to get into it is played with more. We have a cupboard we have used over the years for many different purposes. I thought it was about time to change its purpose yet one more time. I wanted to make it into an Doll Closet because I wanted the doll clothes to be easily seen.
I used a self adhesive shelf liner for the inside of the ...
St Patricks Day Ideas
Fun St Patricks Day Ideas
Lucky Clover Frame
Rainbow Fruit Parfait
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
St. Patrick's Day Word Art
St. Patrick's Day Personal Pizza
St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory
Categories – Games on the Go
My cute Haley has some word retention issues because of her brain tumor. I've been reading a lot about how to help her and how to improve the damage done. One thing I can do is help her categorize her brain. When we play with animals we name a few other animals. When we eat bananas we talk about different fruits.
When I was young we went swimming everyday in the summer and we would play Categories. We would wake up and do our chores each morning, have lunch and then ride our bikes up a ...
Lucky Clover: St Patricks Day Crafts
I love shopping the after holiday sales. This is where I find a lot of my fun crafting supplies. This past January I went to an after christmas sale and found some green burlap ribbon. I knew I could make one or two St Patricks Day crafts of some sort.
I love a white frame with a simple picture inside. I decided to create a clover out of the burlap ribbon. The tricky part is making a clover the right size when the ribbon isn't wide enough, but I was able to figure it out. If you ...
Kendama Classroom Valentine
At my kids school Kendama's are a hit! They are constantly talking about different styles we could buy and different tricks. Some kids play with it so much some teachers have had to take away these toys during class time! We thought it would be fun to make a Kendama Classroom Valentine.
hot glue gun
These are pretty simple to make. Aluminum foil is easy to wrap and mold ...
Valentine Advent Calendar – Scratch Off Style
Sometimes my kids need a little extra push to do something nice for their family members. We still have up our easy crafts love tree and that is working well. But I have discovered sometimes they like doing nice things for the same person over and over. My kids absolutely love advent calendars so why not create a Valentine Advent Calendar. Any way to countdown to their fun activity or holiday is very exciting. We have our countdown plaque which is fun to use with candy. The Valentine ...
Free Printable Tags: A Treat For Your Feet
Gifts are fun when they remind us of something else. When my Little Chefs were making their lists for Christmas one of them wanted to get mini tootsie rolls for our Little Man because he really likes them. I was quite impressed that she took the time to think about what each sibling liked. She came up with some very unique ideas. You do not need to like tootsie rolls to use these free printable tags.
pair of socks
DOH You Want To Be My Valentine Printable
Do you remember the super soft playdough we previously shared for Valentine's Day? We showed a picture with a tag that said Doh you want to be my Valentine. I have created a printable for you so you don't need to make your own tag. We know that kids of all ages love to play with play doh. We had a party here with a lot of family members and kids ranging from college age to babies. The 4 year olds started playing first but by the end of the night it was a huge mess even though everyone had ...
Valentine’s Day Love Tree
We love celebrating holidays in our home. In fact, we love celebrating holidays for weeks prior to the actual holiday. This year we have created a valentines day love tree. We create the leaves on the tree by doing nice things for each other.
The first thing we did was find a wall that was empty and big. Next, we bought some brown butcher paper and made a tree trunk with a few branches. It doesn't seem like much but it will in a couple weeks!
The girls helped me cut out a bunch ...
Printable Valentines Day Cards – You’re The BALM!
It seems that most holiday's are filled with a lot of yummy food. Sometimes we get tired of the food and want something just a little different. This year I was able to get a bunch of lip balm on clearance after christmas. It seems like we go through that stuff like crazy. Either my "little man" is using it and ruining it or it is left in a pants pocket and goes through the wash! Let's create fun printable valentines day cards that say "You're the BALM!"
Printable Valentine's - ...
Snowman Dice Game Printable
One of the most requested games of my two youngest girls is still our Snowman Dice Game. Whenever we get ready to play it we have to figure it out again. I cannot remember which part is for the 1 and which part is for the 3. If I get it wrong then my girls are frustrated for a minute until they decide it is ok to do it a little different this time.
To help avoid that frustration and to omit making a new chart each time we play I have created a free snowman dice game printable for you! ...
Chart To Declutter Your Home: Shed 300 in 30 Days
Last January I challenged myself to Shed 300 in 30 Days which helped me declutter my home. It was a success in my home. In fact, I was surprised how easily it was to discard 10 items from each location. I was even more surprised at how we didn't miss the items I purged. Still, I wanted a chart to declutter my home because I am a visual person and I like tracking my accomplishments.
Since last year was such a success, I believe this same idea can be completed yearly...at least. I decided ...
Tie Dye Butterfly Shirt Embellishment
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School has been in for a month now, because we are on year round school. It seems like we are always worried about school clothes for one reason or another. With 5 kids I have plenty of shirts that look nice except for that stain on the front right where everyone can see it. I hate to get rid of a shirt like this so I let my kids ...
4th of July Roundup: 7 Great Ideas
We love the 4th of July holiday. The colors are so bright and fun, we love to BBQ, and of course my kids look forward to fireworks at night. Here are 7 easy crafts and easy recipes to get you excited about this holiday.
Patriotic Old Fashioned Candied Popcorn
4th of July Printables
Woven Party Placemat
Popsicle Stick Waveable Flag
Red, White and Blue DIY Necklace
Uncle Sam Craft
Easy Star Button Wreath
4th of July Woven Party Placemat
We are excited to bring you a couple new holiday easy crafts this week. My son is out of school until he starts Kindergarten in Sepetember, so doing crafts is always a joy for us. It is a great time to sit down with him and spend some one on one time. Having a little sister now, he doesn't get as much time with me as he used to.
I remember doing paper weave crafts when I was younger, and thought this would be fun do with with my son. This is something we haven't done before, so ...
5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Need some Father's Day inspiration? We have five fun father's day crafts to share with you.
Woven Tie Father's Day Gift - used with your favorite 2 liter and some double sided patterned paper.
Best Dressed Printable - Free printable to add to your favorite 2 Liter or popcorn!
Father's Day Text Art - Use your own words then create the text art using a free online program.
Father's Day Printable - Frame it or add it to your father's day gift.
Father's Day Gum Printable for ...
Father’s Day Gum Wrapper
I have already told you my girls LOVE planning for holiday's. The day after Mother's Day they started planning an easy craft for Father's Day! One thing they all decided is that Dad likes gum. He always has a pack in his car, on his dresser and in his church bag. My three year old now shares the love of gum (much to my dismay) and knows where to search to get a piece when she wants one. Dad doesn't like this so he tries to remember to hide his gum.
In honor of our Dad who loves gum I have ...
5 Summer Vacation Ideas
The kids are almost out of school, for traditional schools that is. What are you going to do to keep them busy all summer? We like to get creative, go on hikes, find new parks, go on new adventures, read books and so much more.
Here are a few fun summer vacation ideas your kids might enjoy.
Nature Scavenger Hunt to help with investigating the outdoors.
Cardboard Box Cars - it's amazing what can be created with boxes!
Summer Fun Calendar to keep you busy.
Summer Fun Sailboat ...
Mother’s Day (Kids) Free Printable
For the past couple years when I think about Mother's Day and what I should post I always come to the same conclusion...I don't want to post a craft to make with the kids because then I have to (get the opportunity to) make it with them. But then they give it right back to me and I am required to act surprised. Not that I am not big surprises, but it just feels strange and not genuine to me.
This year I have created a printable that even mom's can print for their kids and still be at least ...
How to make an easy Hummingbird Feeder for kids
Hummingbirds are so fun to watch. Making your own Hummingbird Feeder is actually a lot easier then I anticipated. It can be done with recycled containers! The next time you or your kids drink anything out of a plastic bottle that has a screw on cap keep it and put it aside for this project. The next time you eat something out of a short squatty plastic container with a lid keep it and put it aside for this project.
Hummingbirds send out scouts at the beginning of May, two weeks before ...
Easter Crafts Roundup
Easter is this coming Sunday! Are you prepared?! If you need a few more last minute Easter crafts here are a few.
Melted Crayon Eggs - my favorite way to decorate eggs within minutes.
Stitched Easter Egg - a fun way to teach kids how to stitch.
Countdown to Easter - fun activities to do each day to anticipate Easter.
Easter Bunny Pancakes - not technically a craft, but it is an easy breakfast for Easter morning.
Easter Egg Door Decoration - a 30 minute craft made from ...
How To Make A Spaceship from an Egg
One day while perusing the craft store I discovered a large egg. I thought surely there must be something fun that I can do with this, so I bought it. They come in a few different colors, but I chose the yellow. After some brainstorming I thought what if we made a spaceship. There are many different kinds that have an egg or a dome shape that kids who watch movies are aware of such as Little Einsteins, The Jetsons or Meet The Robinsons.
Today we decided to make a spaceship like the one ...
Chore Chart: Lanyard Style
Have you accepted our Challenge: Shed 300 in 30 days? Wednesday is day 30, the last day of our challenge. Whether you have been following our challenge or have been doing your own spring cleaning now is a great time to start a chore chart. This is a way to keep my kids and myself on track each day.
We moved almost two years ago. I quickly realized we needed a chore chart to keep things semi clean. Why semi clean? When young kids are helping clean they are trying their best (most of the ...