Playing with Moon Sand

 

Sticking with the BabbaBox theme from earlier this week (Sun, Moon, & Stars), we decided to explore and play with moon sand. I found several recipes for cloud dough online which include mixing  flour with baby oil. Our moon sand is actually just a slight modification to cloud dough. Instead of baby oil we used Continue reading

Fourth of July Ribbon Dancers

 

As promised this morning, here are our ribbon dancers along with a tutorial! They are quick and easy to make, and a fun, safe alternative to sparklers. I’m hoping the ribbon dancers and dollar store glow sticks I picked up will keep Syd busy Continue reading

Eye Spy Some Play-Doh Fun!

 

For the last week Sydney and I have been eager to receive our first box from BabbaCo…. and it finally came in yesterday! BabbaCo is a monthly subscription activity box, and we are excited to dig in and give our first craft a try today. While we get busy I want to share some play-doh fun we had last week. It’s amazing how entertaining a little doh and a few googly eyes can be! Continue reading

Imaginative Play with Stick People

 

There is so much to do these next couple days, I wish my sister could be here again. She helped us out with Sydney this past weekend, and my husband and I were able to get caught up on a bunch of work. Syd had lots of fun playing with her auntie, and when they broke into the craft cabinet, these cute craft stick people were the outcome. Continue reading

DIY Make Your Own Telescope, Kids Craft

 

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend and enjoyed some sunshine.

Today I am sharing a fun project Sydney and I worked on together. I am always trying to come with new ideas for toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Recently we made a fun telescope with removable slides! It’s actually quite easy to make. Continue reading

Making Glow Jars

 

Yesterday Sydney and I had a major art and craft day, and also experimented with making glow jars. They have been floating around Pinterest for awhile now and look like so much fun! However, there is one tutorial that frustrates me. The image is clearly Photoshopped, and I think it’s very misleading. So, I decided to make a couple of our own jars so we can share our experience and method with you. I must admit, frustration aside, I was intrigued with the photoshopped glow jar image, it’s actually called fairies in a jar, and I wanted to try and replicate the glowing ‘fairies’ that appear to be suspended in mid-air. To do this, Continue reading

Repurposed Cereal Boxes for Desk Organization

 

With a couple new jobs that came up I have been really busy recently, and I’ve found both my desk and Sydney’s desk getting messy and unorganized. As we finished up a couple of boxes of cereal this morning, I had an idea. I’ve been wanting to make desk organizers for awhile, and when better than now?! Continue reading

Not Your Mother’s Flowers : Making a Kid Friendly Flower Arrangement

 

This past weekend, we had our first Medieval Times experience. And it was fantastic! Sydney wore her Tangled dress, and referred to herself as Rapunzel all night, in third person of course. Our handsome knight galloped on his noble steed, and tossed flowers into the stands. Sydney not only caught a flower, but she also wooed a few fair maidens, and ended up coming home with their flowers as well. She was so proud of her bouquet, and wanted to have them in a pretty vase in her room. So, I came up with a kid friendly flower arrangement. First I wrapped the stems in paper towel, then put them into a bright colored vase. Added just a little water, and found a place for them next to her bed. Now, when she accidentally knocks the vase over, we don’t have to worry about a big wet mess! Continue reading

Making Use of an Old Typewriter

 

This weekend Sydney felt inspired, and created several great masterpieces. After all her hard work, finger painting till her hands could paint no more, we couldn’t store her artwork away in a drawer. And a basic frame just wouldn’t do. So we put a couple old typewriters to use, displaying her artwork in a non-traditional manner. Continue reading

Dollhouse Renovation

 

Sydney and I spent almost all of yesterday updating her dollhouse. I guess I’m getting her started in the design business early! She was really excited to help pick things out for her dollhouse, and to start seeing it to come together in front of her. There is still a lot to do to the little house, but we’ll get there! Continue reading

Slime Recipe!

 
With the rain carrying over from the weekend into this week, we decided to get crafty and experiment with some new things. And so, it was time for some slime! I found several recipes online, and ended up using this one from ourbestbites.com and this one from projects for preschoolers.com. All you need is school glue, water, food coloring, and borax. Easy peasy, we had success on our first try, and Sydney loved her pink slime! It actually entertained her way longer than I expected!

A Kid’s Activity Book, DIY

 

Good afternoon! This post is a bit late today as we have been busy with gymnastics and having fun with the new activity book we made this morning. (I meant to post it as soon as we finished making it, but we got carried away.) Syd loves her new book, and now I think I am going to have to make several more! I’ll definitely need to figure out some activities that are appropriate for a book to keep in the car, and even a small one that can be tossed into my purse! Continue reading

Spring Crafts: Egg Carton Bunnies and Chicks

 

Hope everyone is having a great afternoon, and getting excited for Easter. Sydney sure is! Today we worked on some crafts using cotton balls, an egg carton, googly eyes, craft paper, paints and markers. We came up with a cute little chick in a nest, a fluffy white bunny, and a chick that can open and close his mouth (Syd likes to feed that one). What Easter crafts have you been working on?

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