Posts Tagged ‘crafty’

Gifts That Encourage Learning

Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!

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Creative & Crafty Activity Kits by Seedling

We know you’re thrilled to have your children home for the summer, but we also know that sometimes you need some quiet time or a way to engage your children while you kick back and enjoy the silence or get some household chores done. We love the activity kits offered by Seedling for hours of summer entertainment, whether you wish to create with your child or seek activities that they can complete on their own.

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Love Monster Valentine Mailboxes

Love Monster Vaneltine Mailboxes

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.

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DIY Photo Display Board

DIY Photo Display Board

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. 

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3 Popsicle Stick Ornaments

3 Popsicle Stick Ornaments

Tis the season for adorable homemade gifts, crafts and decorations. Some of the best homemade crafts are ornaments that will dress your Christmas Tree, and they will be brought out year after year to be admired. And once your children are grown, they will love to see their creations still being cherished after all these years. In this post, we’ll teach you how to make three simple Christmas ornaments using popsicle sticks. 

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3 DIY Advent Calendars

3 DIY Advent Calendars

For many families, using Advent Calendars during the Christmas Season is a tradition everyone looks forward to. Whether the calendar is filled with chocolate, stories, toys or activities, each day is special and anticipated. There are some beautiful Advent Calendars on the market, from stunning tapestry-like calendars, to sturdy treasure box types, to delicate glass displays. Or you may feel that making your own is the best option for you. If you’re finding yourself preferring the latter, you’re in luck! We have 3 simple but sweet DIY Advent Calendar options to choose from.

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Upcycled T-shirt: No-Sew Tote

Tshirt Tote Pin1

We all have that t-shirt that we refuse to get rid of. Your significant other has been begging you to toss it for years but you just can’t bring yourself to part ways with your favorite tee. We’ve discovered a great way to upcycle your t-shirt into something useful and cute! And the best part? You get to keep your shirt!  That sounds like a win-win, don’t you think? Read on to find out a super easy way to turn that tee into a tote without using a single needle or thread. 

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