Firefly Catcher Craft: No Bugs Required

Firefly Catcher Craft: No Bugs Required

Fireflies are the ultimate friendly bugs of summer and we love them. We love watching them twinkle in the trees out back and we love to chase them through the yard. We love to see how many fireflies we can catch in a jar–but our part of suburbia seems to be short on lightening bugs…

Get Mine Crafty: Make Your Own Chest

Get Mine Crafty: Make Your Own Chest

Whenever I find a perfectly square box I get a little excited. See, I’m a Minecraft Mom and, yes, I geek out over cube shaped objects. Especially those that Mitch and I can turn into a Minecraft project.  You might remember that last month Goodwill challenged me to upcycle a few things from their thrift shop….

Make an Easy American Flag from Popsicle Sticks

Make an Easy American Flag from Popsicle Sticks

I’ve want to share this cute little popsicle flag that Ryan did years ago, and still hangs on my bulletin board today. There are several ways to go about this craft, so you can customize it according to the age and artsy ability of your kids.   Since I didn’t take pictures when Ryan made the…

Goodwill Thrifting: Chalk Paint to the Rescue

Goodwill Thrifting: Chalk Paint to the Rescue

I love to go thrift shopping at Goodwill–bargain hunting for a good cause? Sign me up! Besides, I’m way too lazy to have a yard sale,so whenever our closets start to overflow we put together a Goodwill bag and send our gently used items off to find a new home. There’s a MERS/Goodwill a few miles from…

17 Paper Fortune Tellers to Amuse your Kids

17 Paper Fortune Tellers to Amuse your Kids

Here’s a blast from the past! If you grew up before “screen time” was a thing, then you’ve made paper fortune tellers, or a “cootie catcher” when you were a kid. Or if you’re all left thumbs like I am…you at least played with one a friend made.    Mitch came home with a paper fortune…

These are the Star Wars Crafts You’re Looking For…

These are the Star Wars Crafts You’re Looking For…

We saw it in the theater. We bought the Blu-Ray. We’re already giddy about Rogue One. Oh yes, this is a Star Wars house! May the Force Be With You! Or should I say, May The 4th Be With You!! STAR WARS ACTIVITY BOOKS I found a TWO totally free, totally official Star Wars Activity books you…

Minecraft in Real Life: DIY Grass Blocks for Spring

Minecraft in Real Life: DIY Grass Blocks for Spring

Looking to put a little reality into your kid’s Minecraft play time? Try crafting some real grass blocks! Mitch and I made three different types of “real” Minecraft grass blocks for our “real” Steve. Two of them have actual grass–and they look pretty cute on our window sill. The 3rd is just paper, so it can…

99 Ways to Dye an Egg…But You Just Need This One

99 Ways to Dye an Egg…But You Just Need This One

If you ask Google how to dye an Easter egg you’re gonna get a lot of weird advice. So if you want to dye your eggs with turnips, silk tyes, melted crayons…move along. This isn’t the blog post you’re looking for. But if you want to know the one seriously easy way to dye your kid’s…