April 2, 2019

Did you know that you can easily write with white chocolate? I was pretty excited when I discovered this. 

Here is a video of a quick and easy way to make customized cupcake decorations or fun little treats for the kids. You can make it any color you like with food colo...

September 13, 2018

One of my favorite ways to keep the kiddos busy is to set up mini play themes or stations for them. This animal washing station took me about 5 minutes to put together. Both my 2 yo and 5 yo loved washing the animals, digging in and getting dirty! 

Definitely don't over...

August 16, 2018

How fun are child and parents costumes that you can wear together? And even better if they're easy to make, right? Here is an easy tutorial for a DIY Halloween scuba baby costume and a no sew shark costume for Mom or Dad. 

I have been wanting to make a scuba baby costum...

August 15, 2018

We have been loving sending secret messages using this good old banana trick. It's a nice way to encourage healthy eating by making it fun. 


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July 31, 2018

This is a cute and simple project you can do with the kids. We painted some different emoji faces on little metal planters with white acrylic paint and then planted succulents for the hair.  

Succulents are a great plant for kids especially because they’re so...

May 16, 2018

Both Dad and Grandpa loved their "foot-made" Father's Day gifts. 

We brushed on brown washable Crayola paint onto the kids' feet. I mixed blue and orange together as we didn't have a brown color specifically. Then we stamped the feet onto the paper...always a fun giggle...

August 15, 2017

I am so excited this new book that I finally made from Shutterfly. It is an "About us" book for the kids of all of the things they are into that given year. The plan is to keep filling it out every New Year's eve and hopefully it will become something that we hold onto...

March 8, 2016

This is a cute customizable Easter Egg art project.




Cut out 1/2 in - 1in pieces of paper in a few different pastel shades. I also had a glittery sheet of paper that I cut up, but if you don't have one handy, you can also glitter your own. 


Glue the st...

October 18, 2015

This is a nice fun project to do with your kids to create some Halloween decor.


How to:


Step 1: Draw a spider web on a large white sheet of paper with white oil pastels.


Step 2: Prepare water color paints in water by adding some water color paint to some warm water.



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