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Collaborative Art Projects for Families

Collaborative art projects are commonly used in schools and art programs to teach children how to work together. It lets them practice communication, patience, and empathy. But have you considered working on a collaborative art project as a family? As I write this, a pandemic …

How to Make Time for Crafting with Your Kids

I’m going to be honest. Making time for crafting with my kid is not always easy. We are in a very busy season of life right now with Roo starting school, my dance teaching schedule, the multitude of problems with our pets, and the list …

DIY Pressed Flower Journal for Kids

A Pressed Flower Journal is the perfect way to preserve your pressed flowers you and your kids have collected in the Spring. Pressed flowers filled two heavy books on my shelf by the end of Summer. Roo and I collected them throughout spring and early …

Paper Daisy Chain Craft | 10 Minute Craft Series

The Paper Daisy Chain 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 week. In it you will find a new craft to do with your kids that takes little to no prep and only requires 10 minutes of the kids’ attention. During the hot Summer days I know kid’s are bouncing off the walls, thirsty for excitement and movement. Getting them to sit still for craft time is difficult. So this 10 minute craft series is perfect for the Summertime or for kids just learning to sit still and create.

DIY Stuffed Animal Storage Zoo For Kids Rooms

Stuffed animal storage has been an issue in Roo’s room for years. After trying to keep them all in one plastic bucket, then two…Then I tried hammocks, but we all had trouble keeping the animals in the hammock after taking one or two down. I came across a stuffed animal storage zoo and loved the idea that Roo could see and grab any stuffie she wanted fairly easy. But to buy one was expensive and not quite the dimensions I wanted.

So I made my own! Here’s my tutorial for a DIY stuffed animal storage zoo.

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 …

Easy Painted Easter Eggs for Adults (and Kids)

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:

DIY Pokemon Party

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.