Contact Paper Rainbow Craft | 10 Minute Craft Series

Contact paper has been surging in popularity as a kids crafting medium recently. I bought some to use in our Nature Sun-catchers a few months ago and have been enjoying searching for more uses. This simple rainbow craft is fun for toddlers all the way to older school age kids. Skills will include fine motor, […]

Puffy Rain Cloud Craft | 10 Minute Craft Series

This Puffy Rain Cloud Craft is so cute! Construction paper, cotton balls or pom poms, glue, and some crayons are all that’s needed. The Puffy Rain cloud craft is part of a new 10 Minute Craft series I’m doing for the Summer! These posts will be shorter than normal, but will come out twice a […]

Paper Crown Craft for Kids |10 Minute Craft Series

Crowns and Tiaras are a must for any dramatic play prop kit. Make a paper crown craft with your kids to play dress up! This Paper Crown Craft is part of a new 10 Minute Craft series I’m doing for the Summer! These posts will be shorter than normal, but will come out twice a […]

Baking With Kids | 6 Tips for Baking with Toddlers

Have you ever tried baking with your kids? Did you imagine sparkling eyes full of wonder as you helped them mix the batter? Did you close your eyes and smile as you dreamed of letting your toddler lick the spatula for the first time a laughing when they got frosting on their nose?

Was your first attempt at baking with your kids nothing like this?

Me too.

Let’s be honest. Baking is messy enough already. Do we really need to throw in clumsy toddlers and impulsive preschoolers?

Well. Yes. Yes we do.

Summer bucket list for toddlers and preschoolers

When the days turn hot and long and the nights are shorter, what Summer activities can you do with your toddler or preschooler? With older, school-aged kids sometimes we are just happy to have them home more, or take the opportunity to go on a vacation. What items should be on your summer bucket list with your toddlers and preschoolers?

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.

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 […]

Creative Independent Play Ideas: Using Side By Side Crafting To Foster Independent Creativity

Independent play is an important part of a child’s development and should be encouraged throughout your daily routine. I love doing crafts with Roo. We try to find time to do some kind of arts and crafts project twice or more a week. But I have my own grown-up crafts I like to spend time on too. A busy three year old with a short attention span makes it hard to find time and space to do my own projects. Here’s how I use independent play time to find time for my own crafts.