Brighten your day with these beautiful paper Blue Morpho Butterflies! They’re super easy to make and I know you have everything needed in your craft stash. The Butterfly House is celebrating the blue morpho with Morpho Mardi Gras all through February and March 2017. They’ll have thousands of butterflies in the conservatory to amaze your kiddos–and […]
Crafts for Kids
Feeling crafty? Here's some of the great crafts for kids that Mitch and I have done! Maybe you want to try to make our Minecraft Spawn Eggs, Milk Carton Fairy Houses or a big batch of Electric Play Dough?
It’s been Porg City around here ever since last Force Friday and the introduction of the mysterious Porg. Mitch was immediately intrigued by the little furry creatures and started a campaign to collect all the Porgs he could get his hands on. I admit, I was a little put off by the Porgs sad little […]
Let’s talk early STEM. No, not Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for toddlers…but for Victorians! We made a couple Thaumatropes recently, which was an early form of animation to entertain Victorian kids. Oh, and if your kid has a hard time pronouncing Thaumatrope, just call it a wonder turner, from the Greek words wonder + […]
Confession: I still have a tiny Star Wars poster I made with Shrinky Dinks when I was 12. I traced it off a post card sized Star Wars poster. It was soooooo cute. Yeah, I love Shrinky Dinks. And I still do. Shrinky Dinks are harder to find these day, but well worth the special […]
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 […]
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 […]
My kids have a lot of fun with their Nerf guns, but the fun wears thin when they start shooting at me. That’s why I like to set up a target range for them…outside. Why waste money on battery operated Nerf target games when you can let the kids build their own shooting range?
Electric spiders! Flapping bats! Jittering ghosts! What happens when you mix Halloween spooks and a young mad scientist? Why, Monster Brush Bots, of course! Brush Bots are a super simple way to introduce kids to robotics. The hardest part is finding the tiny little motor to drive them, but I’ve got a few ideas to help you […]