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…

Make it Real: Minecraft Crafting Table DIY

Make it Real: Minecraft Crafting Table DIY

“Mom…can I have this box?” Mitch had been eyeballing this one box all night–a big, perfectly square box that held a random collection of blog swag and craft debris that needed to be cleared from the kitchen table one night. Sadly, boxing up clutter and stashing it in the basement is how I clean house…

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

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

Mitch looked at our kitchen calendar and giddily exclaimed, only 10 more days! I flipped out, because I thought I had lost a whole week or more until Christmas. Then I figured out he was getting excited about the release date for Star Wars The Force Awakens. Ah yes, I have raised my young padawan…

Use this Printable for Super Fast Bottle Cap Magnets (Giveaway)

Use this Printable for Super Fast Bottle Cap Magnets (Giveaway)

Bring some Christmas cheer to that boring ol’ frig with a handful of bottle cap magnets! This craft is so simple, your kids can make without a lot of help. You know what else brings a ton of cheer? A $230 Amazon gift card! Yep, me and a bunch of blogger gals have teamed up to…

Star Wars DIY Light Sabers

Star Wars DIY Light Sabers

All the toy outlets are going nuts trying to sell us toys for a movie we haven’t even seen yet! Yikes! Why do they do that? Personally, I’m going to wait on these new characters until I know who the heck they are. Until then, let’s save some money and do a little Jedi DYI…

Paper Pumpkin Craft for Fall

Paper Pumpkin Craft for Fall

I flipped through Pinterest, looking for a fall craft I could do with a seven year old boy. The level of craftiness out there is plain daunting. But, if you squint a little, you can see how many Pinterest crafts can be simplified so that a kid could make them…and make them well. Mitch is…