The Fourth of July is coming up! This is a great craft to make with kids in the days leading up to it…and at the end they have a useful situpon they can use that day for picnics and for sitting on to watch fireworks. I’m sharing the whole tutorial at B-Inspired Mama today — […]
After an unusually wet spring, we have a ton of flowers…and leaves…and growing things (and weeds! But let’s look on the bright side, shall we?). We collected a bunch last week and made some flower art, which I’m sharing over at In the Playroom. Check them out! And if you make any of your own, […]
If you’ve seen any of our other early spring and summer posts, you know this: we love our fairy gardens. They get kids outdoors and interested in nature and planting and gardening. They allow for hours of creativity and play. And they don’t require much in terms of money or things — anything you don’t […]
Mother’s Day is almost here! I love my family. I love my kids. I love the handmade, kid-made presents they bring me every year. But I also love when my husband takes them out the day before to get a little something for me. Not because I love the presents themselves, though I do. […]
This is a fun, easy little project. Five minutes of time. An empty lip balm tube. Not much else to making a lip balm rocket. Boom.
When I was little, my mom and a friend made an Easter tree one year. I’ve always wanted to make one, and I assumed it was — if not a common tradition — at least one people had generally heard of and knew about. But my husband insists that no — most people here in […]
We just finished up our week of spring break. It was a delightful time of sleeping in, and staying in our pjs too long, and eating leisurely, drawn-out breakfasts (like this one — yum!) and — a few days at least — not doing much of anything.
Our Junior Girl Scouts are in the middle of earning their detective badge. One of our requirements was to investigate different materials using a magnifying glass and I thought it would be cheaper and more fun to make our own.
It’s been almost a full year since we’ve had a good road trip and I’m getting a little stir-crazy. Spring Break is in a week and I’m thinking it’s time to load up the minivan, pick a direction, and get on outta here for a while (preferably somewhere warmer? With green growing things, perhaps? Ooooh […]
This was a fun post to write because goodness, there are some creative people out there doing some really cool stuff with their kids. St. Patrick’s Day science? Yeah, man!