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…

Valentine Craft: Tissue Paper Heart ala Stained Glass

Valentine Craft: Tissue Paper Heart ala Stained Glass

Valentine’s Day is all about hearts and flowers…and butterflies? Why not! This fun tissue paper craft can be done for  Valentine’s Day or anytime! And they really do look like stained glass when you’re done. It’s so simple, this craft can be done by kids of just about any age. Mitch was 5 the first time we…

Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Both of my kids are scouts, which means we’ve made more than a few Pinewood Derby cars. It’s the highlight of the Cub Scout year in our house–a time when we break out the drafting paper and the power tools! Our cars may not have always been the fastest, but they’ve crossed the finish line…

Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom (with a free printable)

Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom (with a free printable)

Is Minecraft cool around your house too? Are you looking for an easy–and Minecrafty–Valentine’s Day card to print up at home? Well, here you go!   There’s plenty of Minecraft inspired Valentine’s Day cards on Pinterest, but not everyone is showing how they made them, or worse, the links lead you to an out of…