It’s summer! Eeek! Have your kids turned into video zombies yet? It’s time to put up the tablets, hide the controlers and unplug (gasp!) the Netflix. If you’re itching to unplug your kids from the digital jungle and get them reading, creating and playing in the real world, then now is your time to shine! […]
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?
We love playing Minecraft around here, but we also like to take a break from our screen and get our hands dirty! Blending our favorite video game with real life arts and crafts is a great way to get your kids to step away from the digital world. At least for a little while.
I love it when we can sneak a little science into our play time! Mitch and I have been messing around with catapults lately and it’s been freakin’ fun. We first ran into this classic popsicle stick catapult at the Magic House maker workshop. The idea is pretty simple and there’s lots of variations. Try […]
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 […]
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 […]