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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.

5 Easy Cardboard Crafts

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.

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.

5 Paper Flower Craft Ideas For Kids

Paper flowers are a fun craft to do any time of the year. Spring is an especially colorful time to celebrate the rebirth of the flowers, but seasons like winter deserve a little extra color too! Paper flowers also make fantastic additions to greeting cards, …

Sharpie Mugs and Glasses DIY Customizable Gifts

I love making Sharpie Mugs! They’re simple, oh so cute, and completely customizable. Handlettering isn’t a skill everyone has or enjoys, but I love it. I find new fonts to try and add to a new painting or a Sharpie mug when I’m bored. Usually, …

10 personalize kid-made gifts

10 Personalized Kid-made Gifts

Most kids love giving gifts, especially if it’s something they made themselves. A kid-made gift  is so special. Parents, Grandparents, Teachers… there isn’t a care-giver in the world that wouldn’t love a hand-made gift from your child. What would make it twice as nice? A kid-made gift, personalized with a name or initials!

10 Nature Crafts For Kids

Nature walks with Roo have been one of our favorite activities together. She calls it “esploring.” It’s amazing how a little exercise and fresh air lifts both of our moods. Granted I don’t get much of a workout at the pace she keeps, but the …

32 crafter gifts

32 Crafter Gifts!

Do you have a special crafter in your life? Or maybe you need ideas for your kids to encourage more creative activities and learning in the new year. Or maybe you need ideas to add to YOUR wish list? Either way, here are some items …