Category: Other

  • Dyed Rice for Sensory Play, Art, and More

    Dyed Rice for Sensory Play, Art, and More

    Whether you’re looking for a fun playgroup or party activity for a group of youngsters or want to try something like this with your own special tyke, dyed rice is easy to make, fun to play with, and versatile for a number of activities and stages.  I’ve used it for sensory bins, I-Spy jars, art […]

  • Large Cardboard Train Tutorial

    Large Cardboard Train Tutorial

    As silly as it may sound, I LOVE working with cardboard.  After moving fairly frequently in early childhood, I have definite fond memories of creating forts and other objects out of our used moving boxes, and I love watching kids’ imaginations run free, both with the space of boxes themselves and also with what they […]

  • Painted Pumpkins

    Painted Pumpkins

    With small children running around, sometimes it is virtually impossible to accomplish a messy, time-consuming decorative craft like pumpkin cutting (notwithstanding the dangerous tools).  Thankfully, when I was growing up, my mom started an awesome tradition of painting pumpkins, and I’m trying my hand at it now too!  After years and years of sharing Halloween […]

  • Thomas the Steam Engine Costume

    Thomas the Steam Engine Costume

    My almost-two year old is VERY interested in trains, so I wanted to see if we could make him a Thomas engine to wear for Halloween (I’ll update this post once I have some action shots from Halloween itself).  After searching online, I found this simply amazing tutorial!!!  I’ve updated some of the printables and […]

  • Fall Plate Charger

    Fall Plate Charger

    When we found out that our son was due in mid-November, I realized that we would inevitably have family visiting us during the Thanksgiving holidays.  For someone who had ALWAYS traveled to family for Thanksgiving, this became a daunting realization.  Fortunately, our visiting family offered to cook the meal itself and, while my mom assured […]