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Tag Archive: crafts

How to Make Super Easy Salt Dough Ornaments
December 21, 2017 4:49 pm | by
Super Easy Salt Dough Ornaments

Inspiration for Super Easy Salt Dough Ornaments Some of the most memorable ornaments on our family Christmas Tree from when I was growing up are the salt dough ornaments my mom made with one of her friends before I was born. She always said they were super easy to make. I’ve always thought about making them myself and this year I decided to go for it. After all, hers have certainly lasted the test of time… 38ish years later (pictured here on white Christmas tree). I was slightly intimidated about making these myself. My sugar cookie attempts have never seemed

 
DIY Tissue Paper Hearts
February 10, 2016 7:47 pm | by

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday — one that’s filled with lots of sweets and love! During this time of year, I always try to make a festive craft with my little one that we can display around the house and admire! This year for Valentine’s Day, we decided to make DIY Tissue Paper Hearts that look like stained glass! This is something that’s super easy to make, great for any age and adds so much color into our house. Aside from this craft being a bonding experience, it also promotes fine motor skill use and independence. Here’s how

 
Holiday Keepsakes – DIY Cereal Ornaments
December 21, 2015 6:12 pm | by
DIY Keepsake Ornaments

Here’s a quick and easy holiday activity for you and your little ones! DIY cereal ornaments! The holidays are a perfect time to create memories with your family. We think fun activities like these promote family bonding and lots of smiles during the holiday season. I don’t know about you guys, but December has passed by rather quickly. With Christmas just a few short days away, we are getting into the last-minute ornament making and cookie baking stage. One of my favorite ornaments to make with my little guy are these cereal wreath ornaments. They are super fun to make

 
Real Mom Talk: Summer Activities for the Family
June 8, 2015 9:03 pm | by

Finding summer activities for kids who range in age can be challenging.  Older kids get bored.. the younger guys can’t sit still, so what’s a good middle ground? For the last few summers, I’ve watched seven (yes, seven) kids, ranging in ages 1-13. From this experience, I’ve found it IS possible to have a good summer that’s packed with engaging, budget-friendly activities for everyone. Hike/Walk/Ride: Everyone, not matter the age, enjoys spending time outdoors and getting a good dose of fresh air. Head to the park or bike trail and let the older kids bring their scooter if there’s a path. Bring a box to collect leaves

 
Real Mom Talk: Christmas Crafts
December 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by

My kids and I decided to make our own Christmas ornaments this year. We haven’t done this before, and I really wanted to start doing things that I’ll be able to keep and look at years from now. You, too, can do the same with salt dough ornaments! All you’ll need is flour, salt, water, a rolling pin, and cookie cutters. If you want to paint your ornaments (we did!), then you’ll also need some paint and paintbrushes. We also made our ornaments scented, although after painting them, they weren’t scented anymore but it was fun while rolling them out.

 
Real Mom Talk: DIY Valentine’s Day Leggings
February 4, 2014 9:40 am | by

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday and I have a DIY that’s stylish and fun. For this DIY I choose a pair of pants for the article of clothing, but you can use a tee, onesie, ect.  What you will need: Leggings Fabric of your choice Heat ‘n Bond or Iron-on Hem Tape (You can find this at any craft store and Walmart) Pencil Paper Scissors  Pins  Iron How to: 1. Using the paper, trace and cut out a heart to your desired size. 2. Pin paper heart to fabric and cut out your fabric hearts.  3. Cut small

 
Valentine’s Day for Littles
February 14, 2013 2:42 pm | by

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday for children. Most of us have fond memories of making a special valentine box for school or sifting through all the phrases in a box of valentines to find the perfect one for our classroom crush. But have you ever paused to realize that this holiday, so much more than others, revolves around words and sugar? Neither are exactly applicable to babies and toddlers. Toddlers are naturally loving and giving, so it’s fun to find ways to celebrate a day about expressing love and kindness to others. Your little one likely can’t write