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.
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 […]
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.
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, I avoid drawing on mugs. Mistakes are much easier to […]
Roo has recently discovered fairies and dragons and elves and all of those magical things. It’s actually one of the few pretend play themes I can play with her without constantly trying to sneak a peek at my phone! So for a surprise, I made a Fairy Garden Sensory Bin, and I’m showing you how to make one too.
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 to add to your shopping list for crafter gifts. I’ve […]
I love a good book, but carving out time to read a physical book isn’t high on my priorities. I prefer listening to audiobooks during my work commute! Bubble baths bore me. If my nails are clipped and my hair is clean I consider that a good day. I’m too much of an introvert to be energized by “going out”. So I had to ask myself, “What does Self-Care look like to me?”
A Toy Timeout Box is exactly as it sounds, a box I put toys in when Roo misbehaves. It sits in an out of reach place that is still visible as a reminder to act better for the rest of the day. The next morning…
It was time for pacifier weaning. The Paci had to go. We were all dreading it. Me most of all. But I set the cut off to 3 years old and I was determined to stick with it…The important thing to remember is this did not happen all of a sudden. I spent at least three months preparing my daughter for the separation…
I planned a rainbow themed party for my rainbow loving girl. It was a huge hit with her and her little friends. Everything down to the food was rainbow themed. Here’s how I did it. The decorations for this rainbow themed party were ridiculously easy but SO cute. First…