Today my son asked me to fetch him some play dough to play. The problem was, I hadn’t any at home and getting to the store was kind of difficult. So, lucky me, I remembered a Pinterest posting about a … Continue reading
This one was shared by a close friend of mine and her kids! They did a wonderful job, I can tell you that! Thank you so much for sharing!!! We can’t wait to make some craft together, soon! So, it … Continue reading
I didn’t have any place to arrange my children’s books, and I certainly didn’t want to spend Our DIY books shelvesa lot of money to store them. While surfing the web one day, I came across this idea and the … Continue reading
Today, I thought I could share with you my favourite recipe for home-made, delicious and healthy Pizza!!! I mean, who doesn’t love Pizza? I don’t think a lot that can resist a slice, especially if it is home-made, with the best ingredients and toppings of your choosing!
So, what will you need? …continue reading
As promised, I took my kids today outside and on the way to the grocery I made a quick stop at a store with yarns. We made plans to have some fun play with pompoms!
I bought a few nice ones – actually some were chosen by my three-year old son (you know how they choose, right? Son: “That one mom, I want that one!” Me: “Oh that’s nice! But isn’t this one with the many colours super-great?” – Well, it worked half the times and we fortunately avoided that awful brownish one he wanted at first!).
So, back at home, we began with the pompom making!!! That was fun!!! First, I tried a few methods and determined that I liked the one with only using the hands better. Next, I asked my boy for his helping hand. Literally! I used his sweet little hand for the first step. He was delighted! I don’t think he stands often that still for that “long”. Meanwhile, my 18-month old girl decorated the whole house laughing and running around with the neon-yellow yarn! She was having a blast!!! As soon as my son’s job was done, he moved on helping her decorating! You can imagine what my house looked like!
Next I made the knot (it has to be as tight as possible). And then the cut with the scissors (you’ll need a good scissor for best results). And then… well then… well, at least my kids loved them, lol!!!
It took a few moments for me to realize that trimming the yarn was of out-most importance!!! Also, I maybe should choose some thinner yarn next time. Oh, and next time I’ll choose some funny yarns, too. You know, those fluffy, or flattened ones. And I saved the yarn that was trimmed. I really don’t know why!!! Maybe I’ll find some way of using them, stuffing something with it, perhaps.
Anyway, it was fun and we will surely make lot’s of them – after all, we have the yarn!!!
I never thought pompoms are that versatile! There are a lot of great, fun ideas out there, to entertain a toddler with them! Of course you have to supervise them heavily, especially if you want to give them to a … Continue reading
I don’t believe it!!! Remember the cute sock snowmen? They can actually get even cuter!!!
For the detailed step-by-step images and instructions visit http://www.thenshemade.com/2011/01/sock-snowmen.html
Now, tell me. Isn’t that a beautiful idea? And easy (I love easy!!!).
What do you have to do? Well, first, grab a lovely bag (some have a special “treasure bag”) and then take a nice walk with your kids, gathering some well-shaped pine cones and suitable wooden twigs. While gathering, try to get writ of all the seeds that could be in the pine cones. Back at home, the next fun step can begin! Painting!
Take all the possible measures to avoid getting paint all over your place (hint: you’ll never get 100% protection!). And then just paint the pine cones together with your kids in bright colours and the twigs dark green (or whatever your kids want, why should they be restricted?). Toddlers can help just as well, just use some appropriate colour material. The result might not be that nice as in the picture, but, really, who cares about the results? It is all about the fun!!! Next step is to make the leafs, two for each rose are enough. Just get some paper and paint. Then cut out the leafs. Ready! The last step is to put it all together. The suggestion is to use a hot glue gun and glue for doing that.
For more information and step-by-step images and instructions, visit http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/07/craft-camp-day-3-pine-cone-roses-from.html
What an awesome and beautiful idea to do with the kids before Christmas! Sooooo nice! You can use any citrus fruit you like; oranges, mandarins, limes, grapefruits or lemons. Then, you have two choices. Either cut the fruit carefully into … Continue reading
So, do you know the craft material “Mais”? It’ s an amazing, versatile, creative toy! They are like those eco-packaging material, with the difference that they come in colours! They stick together just with a little water and you can cut them, in order to get the shapes that you need. It’s a really great toy for toddlers and younger children. It promotes fine motor skills, colour recognition, imagination and creativity. You can really build whatever you want with it – well, we build mostly chains, but that’s another story! – and here are some examples of what you can do with them. …continue reading…
I had to share this, they are sooooooo adorable!!! I will definitely try to make some of them together with my kids (well, at least with the older one). When I do – and if they are somewhat presentable 🙂 – I’ll post the pictures. The link for the really easy instructions is http://www.darkroomanddearly.com/2011/12/10th-day-of-christmas-sock-snowmen.html
So simple and yet mouthwatering! Just get (or make!) some whole-grain toast bread without crusts – or cut them off. Then flatten the slices with a rolling pin. And now get creative! Use whatever ingredients you like. Tomato, cucumber, cream cheese, ham, the variations are countless! You can combine fruits as well. Once you have arranged them on the toast, all you – or your kids – need to do, is to roll them up. If you want you can cut them in a way that they get a “sushi” look, or you can grill them. Tasty!!!
For a sweeter rolled toast you can try the French toast variation, proposed by http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com. Don’t they look awesome?
I just love this idea. So easy, the kids will have fun and it will be such a beautiful decoration! If only we had a white refrigerator! But for those who have one, check it out!
If you go for a walk, let your kids gather some beautiful leafs. Back at home they can have funmaking an autumn collage or an autumn leaf crown!
This is a great and fun activity for your toddler. Just get some green felt and cut out a large Christmas tree. Then, using different colours, cut out some decorations and make candles, gifts, ornaments and, of course, a star for the top! Put some self adhesive velcro on the back of each decoration item and your toddler is ready to enjoy it! Again and again and again!!! This works also with plain paper, but you will need glue to get the items to stick, excpet if you think of another solution, e.g.velcro on both, items and tree.
That seems like something we’ll be trying soon!