Making Fun

Here’s another great toddler Christmas project! Elliot and Gus have both loved all these fun projects, and I’m sure your kids will too. Here’s what you need to make your very own snow globe: glue gun baby food jar with lid glitter ribbon small ornament or other Christmas figurine Glue the ribbon around the rim […]

A little late, we finally got around to making a candy advent calendar for the kids. This is my favorite idea ever, it’s so easy and SO BEAUTIFUL too. Here’s what you need: Plastic Wrap Small candy (Hershey’s Kisses work great) Curling Ribbon Christmas Scriptures or sayings (one for each day) Cut the scriptures apart […]

You know your kids would love to make reindeer antlers. Here’s what you need: Brown construction paper stapler or glue scissors paper cutter marker or pen Widely trace both hands onto construction paper and cut out. Cut strips of construction paper about 1 1/2″ wide and the length of the paper. Glue or staple the […]

To start out the Christmas season, we all went up to Heber, Utah to ride the North Pole Express! The boys were sooo excited to see Santa in his home town, and were even more excited about the singing, games, hot chocolate, and cookies on the way to the North Pole. We also got to […]

Join Elliot and I again today for a quick Thanksgiving craft video-tutorial. It’s a fun one!

Here are some great old-fashioned game ideas for your neighborhood/family Halloween party that we used last year: Bobbing for apples. If you haven’t done this in a while, pull out a bucket and some apples and watch your kids and their friends go at it. Make sure you have your camera because it’s pretty funny […]

During our recent trip to see cousins in Oregon, we enjoyed some Halloween festivities. The biggest hit was a super fun and crazy balloon catching game. Here’s how to play: blow up lots of orange balloons (at least one for each child) and give every player a funnel. Toss and catch the balloons in the […]

Bethany from The Paper Pony posted some fantastic Halloween paper bag projects last year – I’m sure she’s going to have more fabulous ideas this year! She did a broomstick, haunted house, and pumpkin – so cute and easy!! She also did this fun Halloween fabric wreath. She has tons of great crafts on The […]

Here are some ideas we found in the blogosphere last year – enjoy! Plastic bag ghost from Etcetera Jeri Halloween ornaments, decorated candles, and more from Mommies Magazine Egg cup treat holders from Kaboose. Origami bats from Family Fun. These activities should keep your kids busy and entertained and enjoying the Halloween holidays. Enjoy!

You can do anything with almond bark. It’s probably my new favorite baking item – you can cover pretty much anything with chocolate and be confident that it will taste good. With some pumpkin cookie cutters you can make some delicious and special rice crispie treats. 1. Make a double batch of rice crispy treats, […]