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 teller […]
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. Mitch […]
If your kids are bored of making “ordinary” dyed Easter eggs, I’ve got a cool idea for you: Minecraft Easter eggs! Eggs are one of the few things in Minecraft that aren’t square, so they’re easy to reproduce with real chicken eggs! They come in a ton of colors and they’re pretty fun to make. You […]
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 + […]
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’ve scoured the web for some of the best and easy Star Wars crafts for kids to make. May the Force Be With You! Easy Star Wars Crafts for kids STAR WARS ACTIVITY BOOKS I found a TWO totally free, totally official Star Wars Activity books you can print out! Star Wars hosted a “Star Wars […]
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?
Last week I showed you Mitch’s Minecraft “diamond” helmet, so here’s the chest plate to go with it! We got it finished just in time to wear to Grant’s Farm Halloween Nights this weekend and it was a great success. Plenty of kids skipped up to Mitch and said they loved his costume! The armor […]