Your preschooler wants to color today. You pull out the coloring books and the plastic container that the crayons are stored in. Your child wants purple and only purple to color her princess. As you dig through the crayons to find the only color that will make today’s art session a success, you start pulling out all the broken crayons you come across. Boy, there’s a lot more than you thought – crayons broken cleanly in two, ones drawn down to a nub, crayons barely hanging on by a thread, missing peeling paper, and some so dirty that it’s impossible to tell what color they used to be. Finally, all that’s left in the container are two intact crayons, blue and purple. Phew, crisis averted. Your child colors happily and you gather up all the bits and pieces, mentally adding crayons to your shopping list. Before you just toss those unloved and neglected crayons in the trash, give them a second thought and a second life. We’re sharing 5 fun and creative ways to reuse and upcycle old crayons into new creations.
Washi tape is not only great for the holidays and for organizing, but it’s a birthday party essential these days, especially for the DIYer! There are countless ways to put your personal touch on the birthday parties you throw simply with a roll or two of washi tape. Don’t limit yourself to the 10 ideas we’re about to show you, let your imagination run wild, and see what else you can come up with.
Handprint art is a great way to make a sentimental keepsake for both you and your child that you’ll cherish for years. If you’re looking for something truly unique and downright precious to make with your little girl’s handprints, we have a simple tutorial for a DIY handprint ballerina tutu. This is the perfect handprint art to create for her first birthday, or any year beyond! Your little ballerina will love seeing her very own handprints transform into a beautiful tutu. This will make the perfect accent to her bedroom, hanging on the wall in a beautiful frame. You can even set up a handprint art station at her next birthday party and send all of her little friends home with their very own!
Crayons are a staple in every toddler and child’s home. Not only are there probably several different kinds stacked neatly in a box in the art area at home, but there’s usually a few in the bathroom, under the couch, in the car, or in other various places that are completely impossible to get to. Let’s face it, kids love crayons.
We’re continuing our washi tape series into the New Year (read 10 Ways to Washi: Holiday Edition if you missed it), for those of you who have either committed to becoming more crafty in 2015 or for those who want a pretty way to organize your life and your belongings. Washi tape is so versatile that you can use it in practically any way you can come up with, especially when it comes to organization, so we’ve rounded up 10 Ways to Washi organizing style!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and whether you are Irish or not, it is still a fun holiday to celebrate! There are so many fun ways to make this day special for your kids that, best of all, don’t include gifts, like most holidays do! Spend this day wearing green and celebrating the luck of the Irish with these five fun ideas for making this day special for you and your kids.
When you’re trapped indoors because of the winter weather, it is sometimes so difficult to stay inventive and keep your child engaged with activities. Stop wracking your brain, because your day is about to take an imaginative twist!
Whether you are Irish or not, chances are you love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! This fun holiday is all about green, being lucky and looking for leprechauns. If you love all the fun customs that come with St. Patrick’s Day, why not add some of this fun and whimsy to your decor? This simple-to-make Shamrock Yarn Wreath, with it’s green and white yarn stripes and beautiful felt shamrocks, will be just what your front door needs to add a little extra luck to your house.
When the temperature drops and more hours are spent indoors snuggled up under blankets, nothing beats a warm mug of drinking chocolate. Drinking chocolate, rather than cocoa, is the more grown up and richer version of a favorite childhood treat. Packaged and powdered drink mixes–move aside. Drinking chocolate makes a delectable gift, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or the holidays. However, we dare you to try this recipe and still want to give it away!
The most special Valentines are ones that come from the heart. So, why not make some easy, customized Valentine’s Day cards with your child that let their personality shine through? Making simple Valentines is a fun way to give family and friends an extra smile. Plus, what could be cuter than your own little bug making little Valentine’s Day bugs? Even if “crafty” isn’t exactly your middle name, with these adorable and easy Valentines, it doesn’t need to be!
Valentine’s Day is a day of love and all things red and pink. Winter is still here, and depending on where you live, the world may still be gray and cold. Why not add some color and vibrancy to your front door by creating this beautiful and simple to make yarn wreath? Set on a sea of heather gray, these pink and red hearts jump out at you, and the criss cross of the yarn gives an argyle feel to your wreath. This will certainly brighten up your front door- and for a fraction of the cost of buying a similar wreath in the store.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are a few things that you need to do for your kids to be prepared; selecting and preparing a Valentine themed snack, picking out and putting together their classroom Valentines, and creating their personal Valentine Mailbox. When it comes to making these boxes meant to receive and carry all the precious Valentines from friends and family, the possibilities are endless. If you’ve never read to book The Love Monster with your kids, it’s certainly one you should consider adding to your list. In the meantime, your kids will love to make these silly little monster mailboxes for their Valentines.
Are you tired of spending way too much on expensive eye creams full of who-knows-what? Good news is you don’t have to forgo your eye cream to save a little. We have discovered an all natural eye cream packed with anti-aging nutrients to help reduce dark circles and puffiness and soothe the delicate skin around the eye. And you can make it with 2 simple ingredients right in your kitchen!
Have you ever found yourself browsing through Pinterest to find the perfect, homemade gift for someone special in your life? Or, maybe you are looking to create something for yourself. Either way, look no further. We have come up with the most simple, easy and delightful gift that you can make at home in your very own kitchen. Put on your apron, and scrub up because you are about to make some pretty amazing all natural body scrubs. Read on to find out how.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but does it say anything when no one sees it? Most of our photos are hanging out in cyber world with only a handful making its way into the “real world.” Part of that may be because we have run out of unique ideas, or shelves, to display them. Problem solved! With this adorable and super easy DIY Photo Display Board, you can show off those precious photos in a fun way.