Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and it’s the perfect time to get crafty with the little ones! Even at 8 years old, Kay still loves the kinds of crafts that are truly "hands-on" - as in, how can she make this painting project into a sensory experience? Perhaps that's why I was drawn to these fun ideas from Personal Creations!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Craftables. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own; I only recommend products I love and hope you will enjoy as well!
Have you ever tried crafting with iron-on vinyl? It is so much easier than I expected!
And I say that as someone who only learned to iron a few years ago (really!) and who has a tendency to give up when things don't go right the first time. Perhaps that's why I'd avoided this material for so long. It seemed too complicated and tricky.
But it was neither!
Whether your child gets the fidgets, tends to bite their nails or sleeves, or just needs some extra help to calm down when anxiety strikes, all kids can benefit from these stocking stuffers at some point! These ideas are inexpensive, small enough to fit in a stocking, and will make both your AND your child's life a little easier. Not bad for something you get inside an over-sized sock!
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own, and I only recommended products and services my family and I enjoy and hope you will, too.
This year, on the day of our town's annual holiday parade, our family started a new tradition. We got in the car as a family that morning and headed to a new location in our area, the Philly Pretzel Factory.
The way I decide if I want to work on a giveaway or not is by asking myself, "Would I want to win the prize?" This one was an easy one! The winner will receive some epic prizes worth over $400. Enter below - and good luck!
I hadn't been planning to post any Thanksgiving activities, and certainly not a thankful tree. There are so many out there already, including our very own jumbo wall version. But this one came to me and, well, once I have an idea, I have to at least give it a shot!
This one is perfect for those last-minute gratitude sessions. (You'll notice I'm publishing this after Thanksgiving. We're all about last-minute these days!) With a few materials you probably already have around the house, this one will be ready for action. Let's get to it...
I just love giveaways, especially around the holidays. Let's save some money by winning prizes!
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An alternative to store-bought Snow-Tex, I knew I had to share this DIY version of snow paint texture for craft projects as soon as I tried it!
I saw this idea from creative guru Crafts by Amanda a while ago, but never thought it was something I could actually pull off. But recently I decided to give it a try (due to the Scrabble letters that were just calling out to be used for something) and - yay! - success!
Amanda's suggestion to use Snow-Tex Snow-Tex is a good one - it's easy to use and looks like real snow. But when I want to make something, I want to make it *right NOW* and I didn't have any artificial crafting snow on hand.
The toy catalogs that inundate our mailbox this time of year are the saddest things I've read in a long time. Perhaps I'm just getting old or maybe I haven't paid such close attention in years past. But these selections of the "best" toys of the year are downright depressing.
It's not just the cost, which seems to have jumped several brackets. ("No, Sweetie, you won't be getting that $200 Hot Wheels garage. Ever.") And it's not the technology that permeates nearly every toy option. At least not entirely.
I have a new hobby - sewing! I'm still a beginner (although Little Miss 8 told me, "You've been doing it, like, a month now - you're not a beginner anymore!" Thanks, Sweetie...) but I'm having a blast making trick-or-treat bags for Halloween. Once I nailed those tricky boxed corners there was just no stopping me!
Of course I've been scoping out Pinterest and my favorite crafty bloggers for inspiration and new ideas. The best part is there's no need to be a sew to put most of these babies together. Some have sewing instructions, but you can always start with a store-bought plain bag and go from there. Let's get creating!