The Story Behind WhimsyRoo | One Year Anniversary

Hopefully, you've visited my "about me" section or at least skimmed through the home page introduction and know a little about WhimsyRoo and why it exists. If not, here's the long and short: WhimsyRoo is a creative arts blog. I write about creative projects both for myself and with my little girl, who inspires me [...]

17 Painting Ideas for Kids

Painting should be a part of every child's life. I can remember finger painting then using Crayola Watercolors then getting my first set of adult acrylic paints. Roo asks to paint often, and I try my best to say yes almost as often. Sometimes she needs a little more guidance than to just be given a piece of paper and a paintbrush. Sometimes the process needs to be a little more interesting than simple brushstrokes to keep her engaged.Here are 17 painting ideas for your kids' next paint session.

DIY Princess Hair-bow Holder

Before having a baby girl, I never knew how many hair-bows one child could own! I've been searching for a cute, but functional way to display her hair-bows. Here's the Princess Hair-bow Holder I created for Roo from a ball of yellow yarn and a cereal box. DIY Hair-Bow Holder Supplies Yarn *affiliate link* Empty [...]

Easy Painted Easter Eggs For Adults (and Kids)

I've always loved decorating eggs for Easter. Even as an adult I look forward to it every year. This year, I bought some wooden eggs. Pinterest is full of elegant painted Easter eggs that look pretty in a bowl or something for an Easter Centerpiece. I wanted that look, but it needed to be something easy I could do in a few spare minutes.

Craft Ideas | The Benefits Of Doing Crafts For Kids and Adults

Did you know March is National Craft month? I did. But I blinked and it was gone...I love to craft, as you can probably guess by now. Now I'm passing that love on to Roo the best way I know how. I'm not sure if she really loves it right now, or just enjoys the uninterrupted one-on-one time with me. But I'll take it either way!On Whimsyroo.com, I blog a lot about crafts I do with her:

Pokemon Party Ideas

Pokemon has had a resurgence in popularity it seems since the cartoon first aired in 1997. My guess is the newfound popularity is due to Pokemon GO! and other recent video game releases. My husband has had a soft spot for the Pokemon franchise since childhood and has shared this with Roo. His birthday came up recently and while he didn't want anything extravagant (and I honestly didn't have the energy to do much) Roo was horrified to find out he wasn't having a party. I agreed to put together some decorations and a cake with her to surprise Daddy. She decided a Pokemon themed party would be perfect and I agreed.

5 Easy Cardboard Crafts For Kids and Adults

I found a lot of cardboard while clearing clutter a few days ago. Small Amazon boxes, toilet paper and paper towel tubes, and a whole lot of cereal boxes I had stashed away because "I could make something with this." So this week, Roo and I committed to creating things with this pile of cardboard. Here's what cardboard crafts we did.

Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers For Babies and Toddlers

Easter is one of those holidays that is so fun with littles. I love watching Roo as she scurries around looking for Easter eggs and squeals with delight everytime she spots one. Unfortunately the holiday also comes with a side order of sugar. But I don't want her to miss the fun of opening the [...]