Category Archives: Crafts

How to Raise a Maker on KMOV

How to Raise a Maker on KMOV

Check out my very first TV appearance! I was invited to show off some Maker inspiring DIY toys on Great Day St. Louis! I was terribly nervous, but Claire is such a pro she got me through it. AND Kent Ehrhardt called me Mom of the Year for my indoor catapult toy! Sweet!  KMOV.com Fun…Continue Reading

Make It: Pool Noodle Catapult

Make It: Pool Noodle Catapult

Catapults are super fun DIY toys for kids, but many versions are super hard to build. Not this one! This catapult is fun, easy and quickly built from pool noodles and rubber bands. It’s big enough for little hands to play with and soft enough for indoor play. For this project you’ll need: 2 Pool Noodles…Continue Reading

Make This: Milk Carton Fairy Houses

Make This: Milk Carton Fairy Houses

My second grader came home from school one day all excited about fairy houses. Mitch doesn’t usually get into fairies and elves, though he has been reading Harry Potter with his dad lately, so maybe that has something do with his new interest. He insisted that we head out to the yard and build one, so…Continue Reading

Minecraft Christmas Crafts

Minecraft Christmas Crafts

Maybe Minecraft isn’t the first thing you think of when you’re prepping for Christmas crafts…unless you have a young gamer in the house! Since Mitch has me hooked on Minecraft, I’m always thinking about creepers and Steve when I’m ready to break out the glitter and glue! Minecraft Christmas Paper Craft Pixel Paper Craft is my…Continue Reading

Quit Telling Your Kid How to Create Art

Quit Telling Your Kid How to Create Art

Some expert somewhere probably said that you should just let your kids experiment when they do art. After all, there’s no “wrong way” to paint, draw or sculpt. Right? Right? So I had to stop myself recently when I pulled out some water colors for the little dude. He can really do some cool art…Continue Reading

Super Easy Glowing Eyes Yard Decoration

Super Easy Glowing Eyes Yard Decoration

Creep out Trick or Treaters with these spooooooky glowing eyes balls that watch them from the darkness of your shrubbery! These work best if you slip them into an unlit part of your yard! Here’s a little something you can throw together in just a few minutes with stuff you might have in your craft…Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pops and a friendly Frankenstein

Pumpkin Pops and a friendly Frankenstein

Last week we had 82 pins during our weekly Mommy Needs a Time Out linky party! Click the pictures below to check them out! Awwww, aren’t they cute? Join us each week to link up YOUR favorite posts that are parenting-related or family-friendly (DIY, crafts, recipes, tips, etc.). Your links will be shared on 9 blogs!…Continue Reading