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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:

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.

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, …

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 …

Self-Care: 6 Crafts To Incorporate In Your Routine

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?”

Toy Timeout Box

Toy Timeout Box: Easy Parenting Craft

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…

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Back To School Organization Tips: My Bullet Journal Example

Each item is color coded with tabs so I can flip to them easily. The post it notes and banners have been used for information that changes. For example, my cleaning schedule includes when I last did things like bathed the dog or changed the sheets. The post it banner holds that date and can be replaced when I do it next.

I’m having a blast staying organized with all aspects of my life in one little bundle! Back to school was a perfect time for me to begin this.