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Earth Day Craft: Upcycled Puppets for Kids

April 19, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Craft, Play, Preschool, Preschool Craft

Earth Day is around the corner, so we are crafting with an upcycled theme at our house lately.  We’re making art out of found objects and raiding our recycling bin for craft materials in an effort to maximize the waste we have, while reducing the waste we produce. The kids are also watching the classic […]

{Play} Easter Egg Dye Crayon Resist Art & Kids Co-Op Playdate Linky

April 6, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Welcome to The Kid’s Co-op Weekly Playdate! This is my first week as a hostess and I’m thrilled to be bringing you an opportunity to share your best play ideas from the week and a place to browse for new inspiration. Since this is our first playdate together, I don’t have any highlights from last week’s […]

{Play} Tinkerlab Challenge | Paper Bag Fan

February 5, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

You’ve probably seen some of the fun challenges put on by Rachelle over at Tinkerlab. If you haven’t, check them out here.  For her latest Creative Challenge – Paper Bags – we made a Paper Bag Fan! Materials paper bags anything to decorate your bags:  markers, paint, pencils, or glue + gems/feathers/any small objects a round […]

{Craft} Homemade For The Holidays | Sequin Frames & Ornaments And A Sparkly Treasure Box #Elmer’s Holiday #GlueNGlitter Giveaway

December 15, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

Well, we’re continuing on our homemade kick this holiday season with a Sequin Picture Frame, some Sequin Ornaments,and a Sparkly Treasure Box!   Sequin Picture Frame You know I love glitter and sequins are just glitter amplified, so I LOVE sequins!  This gift was so simple to make and my favorite because of the bright colors. I used […]

{Play} Thanksgiving Turkey Mask From Recycled Materials

November 14, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We have the biggest recycling heap.  It’s not exactly something we should be proud of since even though the materials aren’t ending up in the trash, it means we are consuming and wasting a lot.  Here’s how we give some of our waste a second life:  animal masks!  This Thanksgiving turkey mask is so easy […]

{Craft} Diaper Cake Tutorial

September 13, 2011 in All Posts, DIY

For our friend’s baby shower, we decided to make a diaper cake.  I had never attempted one before, but was so intrigued by the various styles around the blogosphere, I decided to give it a go.  I discovered that diaper cakes are a great way to bring a focal point to your party or add […]

{Play} Construction Paper Dress and Windsock

August 11, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

As y’all know, I love making crafts or projects using the bazillion brown paper grocery bags we have stockpiled in our kitchen drawer from over the years (like this One Minute Paper Bag Monster) or other recyclables lying around our house that would otherwise turn to waste (like this Repurposed Easter Grass Garden, these Rock Candy […]

{Celebrate} The Simplest Homemade Wrapping Paper

February 16, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

Completely enamored by Chloe’s new fragrance, Love, Chloe, I bought my own Valentine’s present this year.  (Well, Hubby also got me something).  But buying your own gift doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be presented beautifully.  I didn’t have any wrapping paper handy, so I enlisted Jane’s help.  This is by the far the easiest wrapping paper […]

{Celebrate} Valentine’s Day Picture Frames

February 14, 2011 in All Posts, DIY, Parenting, Play, Toddler Activities

Today, Jane and I made these easy Valentine’s Day picture frames for Hubby. First, Jane painted the two $1 wooden frames with regular poster paint. Originally, I had planned to use pink and red enamel gloss, but Jane had other ideas. Then, we let the paint dry. Next, while waiting for the paint to dry, I […]