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 […]

Kid’s Binoculars Craft |10 Minute Craft Series

Ready to make some kid’s binoculars? These are made from just two cardboard tubes (from the inside of toilet paper or paper towels) and some yarn. This binoculars 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 […]

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.

Play Dough Activities for Preschoolers

Playing with play dough can strengthen muscles in toddler and
preschooler’s hands, preparing them for writing skills. Activities including play dough often involve small items and careful placement. This works children’s fine motor skills. Pinching play dough into balls works the tripod pincher grip needed for beginner writers.

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:

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.