Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you are looking for a sweet last-minute gift, we have just the idea for you: Create a DIY shadow sign message for Dad to let him know how much you love him! Supplies: a piece of cardboard, a pencil, an X-acto knife, a camera, and a frame. Directions: 1. On the cardboard, trace the message you would like to share with Dad. 2. Using the X-acto knife, carefully cut the message out and discard cut-out pieces. 3. Have your little one stand outside and hold up the sign on a sunny day. Make sure the shadow is reading correctly on the ground! If it’s not, flip the sign around. 4. Take a picture of the shadow on the ground, making
School’s out for Summer!!! And now that I’ve got a little one back at home with me before camp starts, we are in need of some crafts! This paper plate crab is super fun to put together. Your kids will love celebrating Summer with a sweet little beach creature! Supplies: a paper plate, red acrylic paint, a paint brush, red construction paper, scissors, glue, and googly eyes. Directions: 1. Flatten the paper plate and paint one side with the red acrylic paint. Let dry. 2. While the paint is drying, cut a piece of construction paper into six thin strips and two thicker strips with claws on the ends! 3. Fold the thin strips accordion style. Fold the thick strips accordion style until you get
Today we have a guest writer joining us from homeyou.com! Tabbie Stark is here to share some fun and affordable DIY yard game ideas that are fun for the whole family. Take it away, Tabbie! Quality time as a family is sometimes hard to come by in the school year seasons. With school, sports, rehearsals, meals, sleepovers on top of jobs and housework, it can be stressful to find days or nights to spend time together as a family having fun. But the summer can be a whole different story! The kids aren’t in school, the appointments tend to be less and not to mention those longer sunny days; these all add up to making memories together as a family. But it can get expensive to
Are you planting a garden this year? We have an elevated garden in the backyard that the kids love to help with. If you have little helpers, they will love making these garden markers too! All you need are some paint sticks, paint, and stickers! Supplies: paint stirrers from a hardware store, white acrylic paint, a paint brush, black letter stickers, and clear acrylic sealant spray. Directions: 1. Paint the sticks white using the acrylic paint and a paint brush. You may need two coats. Make it even easier and use spray paint! 2. When the paint is completely dry, add the stickers. 3. Spray the finished garden markers with the acrylic sealant and let dry. 4. Add to your garden! Have fun with the
Looking for a fun game for your little ones that doesn’t involve a screen? This felt memory game is perfect for keeping kiddos busy at home AND in the car! Here is how to make your own… Supplies: 1 piece of black felt, 1 piece of white felt, 8 pieces of colorful felt, fabric scissors, and glue. Directions: 1. The white piece of felt will be your board. Set it aside. 2. The black piece of felt will be the backing to each “card.” Cut the piece of black felt into quarters. Then cut each quarter into quarters. You will have 16 rectangles of black felt. Round each rectangle out to create ovals (see photos for example). 3. Cut fun shapes out of the colorful
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Let a teacher in your life know how grateful you are for them with a DIY gift! For my sons’ teachers, I got some fresh new Sharpie markers in lots of bright colors, placed them in a mason jar, and attached a gift tag. You can print these gift tags too! Click on the printable below to download it for free! Download, print, cut, and hole punch! Use a ribbon or twine to attach the tags to a jar. This printable has two options (the top two have a space to write your name or your kid’s name!). Looking for more Teacher Appreciation week ideas? Click here! Bonus points if you include a gift card! A huge thank you to all teachers! We
Today we’re sharing a simple DIY you can create with your kids! These folded paper butterflies would make an adorable Mother’s Day gift and can be used to create a garland or a mobile, to decorate a frame or even a gift box! There are lots of examples of these accordion butterflies on Pinterest, but here is how we made ours… Supplies: scrapbook paper or cardstock (we used different shades of pink), scissors or a paper cutter, and pine cleaners. Directions: 1. Cut paper into squares (ours were about 4×4) 2. Fold each square in half and then accordion style, folding from corner to corner. 3. Take two folded squares and set them on top of one another (corner to corner). We made our butterflies
Happy Friday! Today we have a super easy Easter craft that you can make with your little bunnies! All you need are some headbands and pipe cleaners… We got our headbands from the dollar store and these fluffy white pipe cleaners from the craft store! Just wrap the pipe cleaners around the headband to cover the top and fashion some bunny ears along the way! You will need 2-3 pipe cleaners for each headband, depending upon how big you make the ears. How cute are they on our little bunny?! Looking for more Spring inspiration? Check out Vicky Barone on Instagram!