Archive for the ‘Kids DIY’ Category
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
The other day I made a batch of Gingerbread Men dolls. I know most people make gingerbread men cookies during the holidays, but I have a tendency to burn food. So instead of cookies, bright and cheery dolls it is. Wouldn’t these guys look cute peeking out of stockings on Christmas morning? Click on over to Lulu the Baker for the full tutorial. I’m guest posting while Melissa takes a little blogging break to spend time with her newborn. He’s so cute!
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Fall is here! And, since it is my favorite time of the year, I find even the simplest pleasures of the season a real delight. Back to school has been (a mostly positive) transition for all of us, and, with homework and tired bodies, my kids and I are missing the fun of digging into a project together. Our shared time is so precious, and I want to make the most of it. Today I’m sharing a simple project to do with your kids (that we did) that can stretch out to a few moments every day over the span of a week, with small accomplishments and projects each day.
First Adventure – take your kids on a leaf hunt (more…)
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Executive Functioning is defined as a set of processes that allow us to manage ourselves to achieve a goal. When it comes to kids, it’s an important skill. Heck, when it comes to any of us, it’s an important skill.
This week on Adventures in Learning I talk about Executive Functioning and offer a project to help kids strengthen those skills with a weekday calendar for the fridge. I love the project because it’s kid focused, fosters independence, AND is completely adaptable to your family’s needs.
Click here for the details. See you there!
Monday, June 9th, 2014
For some reason finding the right Father’s Day gift is tough, and making one is even more difficult. But all dads have keys, coins, watches, and phones right? So why not make them some cool trinket boxes to hold all the loose items in their pockets! This craft is simple enough for even a young child to help with, but the results are sleek and masculine. Here’s to giving Dad something he will use!
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
These beautiful bookmarks would make a wonderful gift anytime of year, but with a pretty pink and red palette and a blank side (perfect for writing a little love note) these marbled bookmarks are just right for Valentine’s Day. Kids will love creating the paper and I think these make the perfect teacher gift. Warning: once you learn this simple technique for marbling paper, you are going to want to marble everything!
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Monday, January 13th, 2014
What is it about kids and rocks? They love them! My son will happily sort through a pile of rocks as if it’s treasure and I often find one or two in my purse. With this simple fascination in mind I figured he’d love his own set of pet rocks. These cute and totally changeable little guys couldn’t be easier to make. All you need are a few rocks, some googly eyes, chalk, and imagination! (more…)
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
For me, fall is a return to all things cozy. It’s a time for warm spices, fluffy scarves, and glowing candles. As the days become shorter and the nights cooler, lighting a few candles is a great way to welcome fall. How about making your own? Creating these simple and natural rolled beeswax candles is a great way to spend a crisp autumn afternoon with your kids. Oh, and wouldn’t these make the perfect fall hostess gift?
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