This craft is great for kids and adults alike! I enlisted my toddler niece Lucy to apply paint to each potato, as I needed it. I gave her all the credit in how beautifully the wrapped presents came out. There are several shapes to choose from, and the sky is the limit. I went with a chevron/tree-like shape, with green paint, a triangle with red paint, and a star with the yellow paint. At first, I was overwhelmed with the decisions: Should I place the shapes close? Should I build with shapes … [Read more...]
In with the luscious colors, the sweet chilly breezes, and the yearning to bundle up that fall brings, I have the pleasure of celebrating many of my dear friends’ birthdays. My best friend Blythe, of over 20 years, is celebrating her birthday—and when I saw these creative cupcakes, I was inspired by how fun they would be to make with kids. Blythe is a substitute teacher and I had to make them for her party, as well as pass along the idea for her to do with one of her … [Read more...]
My coworker Ruth and her husband decided to renew their vows to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. Friends and family gathered in their expansive backyard. Everything was beautifully decorated in the original colors of their wedding! My contribution to the party was to make confetti launchers to rain on them after they repeat the vows they said forty-five years ago. Supplies Needed: I found this idea on Piikeastreet.com • Craft tubes in assorted colors* • Scissors • … [Read more...]
Here is a super fun and super easy way to get your children off to school with a little excitement, and make things easier for them at school, as well. Use a cute photo of your child on a photo label to identify their lunch sack and other school snacks, supplies and notebooks. It will be so easy for them to find what’s theirs, and other kids will easily know who it belongs to, too. This can be done for children as young as two who are going to pre-school. They don’t even need to know … [Read more...]
My niece Lucy is visiting my home in Florida for the first time! In honor of her arrival, we decided to have a barbeque and invite all the neighborhood kids to play with my homemade chalk— one stick to play with and one to take home! Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Idea from CheeriosandLattes.com Makes Approximately 10 pieces of chalk • Plaster of paris (4 or 5 pound package) • Water • Tempura washable paint (red, blue, and yellow) • Toilet paper rolls or craft tubes • 3 … [Read more...]
Plus Free Party Printables!
(Used in this project: Oval Labels, Cupcake Wrappers, Circle Toppers, and Petal Labels in Lil' Bug style with Butterfly Clasp Boxes.) Bumble bees, lady bugs and butterflies... the perfect theme for Vanessa's 7th birthday party! We chose an adorable woodland theme complete with mushroom decorations, a mossy log, cupcakes, and butterfly favor boxes. The new Lil' Bug party printables made Vanessa's special day extra special. We used green cupcake wrappers with matching oval labels and circle … [Read more...]