Stuck inside because of summer heat? With the temperatures soaring outside play can become limited to early morning and just before dinner around here. So what to do with all that extra time in between to keep the kids entertained? There are so many fun and creative things that can be done with simple items from the pantry. Plus, it’s hard to beat inexpensive entertainment. For example, paper plates are a great source of hours of fun - and they are definitely plentiful. Here are ... Continue Reading
Rainy days can be fun with crafting from common items in your pantry like paper plates.
Eco-friendly crafts take on at least one green aspect with the goal of reducing our impact as much as possible. Here are some key considerations.
Spring is one of the best times to get out into nature with your kids again and get crafting. Eco-friendly crafts take on at least one green aspect with the goal of reducing our impact as much as possible. Key Considerations and Ideas For Eco-Friendly Crafts Reused. Reusing an object that might otherwise go to waste is a great lesson for kids. Whether or not an item has multiple uses helps when thinking about buying something in the first place. Use old containers to show off freshly cut ... Continue Reading
Looking to start sewing? These tips will help you buy the right machine for your new hobby.
Is learning to sew one of your new year's resolutions? Looking to be a little more crafty this year? Here's the information you should know before purchasing a sewing machine. A beginner should always keep their sewing machine simple. Beginners need straight-forward machines without fewer options to confuse them while they learn. A straight stitch machine with up to ten different stitches would do. Computerized machines are not usually a beginner's friend. Buy Second-Hand or ... Continue Reading
When crafting your goals or resolutions for the upcoming year, consider these unique New Year’s resolution ideas for work at home moms.
As the close of the holiday season ushers in the New Year, many work-at-home-moms begin to reflect on their past accomplishments and mull over any regrets of unachieved goals. For many, these thoughts inspire them to make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year that will make up for previous failed attempts and build on the achievements of the past year. Trying to craft and then stick to the perfect New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task. Many turn to the more common ... Continue Reading
Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to slow down and connect with your kids during the hectic holiday season.
With the holiday season officially underway, it’s important to embrace opportunities where we can spend creative quality time with our kids. If you still feel the need to get your craft on after all the Halloween and Thanksgiving projects, making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to slow down and connect with your kids during the hectic holiday season. When my 10-year-old was younger, we would paint white craft glue onto plain glass ornaments purchased from a crafts store such ... Continue Reading
With these at home recipes, you can make your own art supplies from items in the cupboard.
Sometimes it's more fun, feasible, and less-expensive to make your own art supplies, rather than running to the local store and stocking up again when your kids use the last bit of finger paint. Recently I hosted four little boys at my house and had to rely on my make-it-from-scratch skills. I was able to whip up homemade art supplies (some that are even edible) and they were a hit. These art supplies recipes can be made in only a few minutes, and you can get your children involved: Edible ... Continue Reading