Deep Breathing Techniques for Kids | Ways to Calm Your Preschooler

Deep breathing is the number one suggested way to calm down. Lately I’ve been looking into ways to calm my preschooler. Roo has had a rough few weeks and we wanted to help her learn to be more in control of her emotions. Big emotions can be scary for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s our job […]

DIY Shower Melts and Other Creative Things To Do with a Sick Kid

Entertaining a sick kid is hard. Roo is always moving, always busy, constantly looking forward to the next exciting thing of the day. When she gets sick, it’s like the world has been turned upside down. Her brain still commands her to run and play, but her body refuses to move quickly enough. She becomes […]

18 Best Gifts for Crafters and Creative People

Gifts for Crafters Shopping Guide This shopping guide is a list of gifts for crafters and other creative types. All the products can be found on Amazon and the links are provided in the list and as pictures. Crafters can be difficult to shop for. Many of us are a little picky about our supplies […]

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.

The Story Behind WhimsyRoo | One Year Anniversary

Hopefully, you’ve visited my “about me” section or at least skimmed through the home page introduction and know a little about WhimsyRoo and why it exists. If not, here’s the long and short: WhimsyRoo is a creative arts blog. I write about creative projects both for myself and with my little girl, who inspires me […]

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: