This year, my mom tasked the kids and I with making place cards for our family for Thanksgiving dinner. I wanted to do something the kids could help with that incorporated the purpose of Thanksgiving: gratitude! These turkey gratitude cards fit all requirements.
Last month, my mom made Minnie Mouse pillowcase dresses for her young granddaughters. I personally think my daughter is really cute. But my daughter in this dress… it was a cute overload. She got away with more that first day than usual. Here is how to make a Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress in my mom’s words.
A favorite family pastime in our home is lightsaber duels. But since dueling your child with a large plastic stick is generally frowned upon, we made some safer lightsabers. These are also great for a Star Wars birthday party. Plus, they’re cheap! Each saber is around $0.50.
Because I don’t want to spend $30 on a tutu for my daughter that will be used as an accessory, and because I can’t sew, I decided I needed to learn to make a no-sew tutu. Here is what I did.
In a society that’s moving more and more toward a sense of entitlement and instant gratification it’s so important to really celebrate Thanksgiving and gratitude. We’ve really tried to emphasize the holiday in our home this year. I know it’s only a week until Turkey Day, but it’s not too late!!! Here are just a few ideas of ways you can help your children think about gratitude this Thanksgiving season.
My mom made these candy corn pots for us last year using terracotta pots and I think they’re adorable. They are one of the things my kids get most excited about when it’s time to put up the Halloween decorations.
This week, the kids and I made Mother’s Day presents for Grandma. Because I lack the gene that carries on it the ability to sew, knit, or cut on a strait line, I needed something that didn’t require a lot of crafting ability. We decided to paint terracotta pots and fill them with seeds and gardening tools for Grandma.
In our family, we love to hunt for eggs and eat way too much chocolate and marshmallow bunnies during Easter time, but we try to spend some time focusing on the true purpose of Easter. This can be difficult with kids who get very excited about dying eggs and hunting for candy, so this year, we combined both versions of Easter and made an Easter Advent.
Last week, we made these lovely creations using watered-down paint and straws. I’m pretty sure I did this as a kid, but it’s been a while so we had to make it up as we went. My kids an I considered our efforts a success.