This summer we’re learning about Native Americans. I had the idea to make some simple pottery with clay. Crayola makes air drying clay that doesn’t have to be fired to make it harden. The stuff is awesome! Elle is four years old and loves play dough. Air dry clay is like high class play dough.… Continue reading Native American Clay Craft
We did our first Native American craft this week. Our focus for the summer is learning about the Native Americans. Check out this post for some cool craft ideas. Craft #1 was vests made out of paper bags. They are ridiculously simple. All you need is a paper bag, a pair of scissors and some… Continue reading Native American Vests from a Paper Bag
I’ve been looking for a storage solution for my kids’ games and craft supplies because they were taking over my desk. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, of course, and I wanted to brighten up my house at the same time. I didn’t want another piece of brown or black furniture. I… Continue reading Craft Cabinet DIY
I see a lot of cool crafts on Pinterest but many of them aren’t particularly useful. They don’t serve any purpose once the fun of making them is over. I like making things we can actually use so when I saw this DIY sun catcher, I was all over it. This craft was easy enough… Continue reading DIY Sun Catcher… a kid’s craft you can actually use!
I took the kids to pick strawberries at a local farm and we used them to make jelly. I’ve canned before but never made jelly so I was hoping it would turn out okay. My four year old loves to cook and she did a lot of the jelly making work with a little guidance from me. I… Continue reading Ellie’s Jelly
It’s a little early, but I was in the mood to make a Valentine’s Day wreath. It was really easy to make and cost about $12. I bought everything at Michael’s. I’m not sure what the round thing is. I found it in the floral section. It was perfect to wrap the yarn around and… Continue reading Valentine’s Wreath DIY
I am not super crafty; it doesn’t come naturally to me like it does to some people. So for me to give a DIY Christmas gift, it’s got to be pretty simple. I found this idea on Pinterest and here is the original blog post from The Yummy Life. This blogger did a post about… Continue reading Easy and Cheap DIY Christmas Gift
I don’t have a ton of holiday decorations. I think it’s great when other people have them, because they look so cute, but I don’t want to deal with the hassle of storing them and putting them out and then back away again. I like a few small touches here and there to make the house feel festive, but… Continue reading Simple Thanksgiving Decorations