Category Archives: Crafts & DIY Projects

18 Backyard Birthday Party Ideas

18 Backyard Birthday party ideas

So, Z.E.N.’s birthday is next month and he has been asking for a birthday party. We didn’t have a party for him last year. Instead, we took him on a little trip to Lancaster, PA which he loved. I usually tend not to have a huge party for him because his birthday falls at the very ...

Easy DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Decorations

DIY Tabletop Christmas trees

The Christmas season has officially begun, so I really need to get my butt in gear and get to work on making Christmas decorations.  While flipping through a magazine the other day I saw these really cool DIY tabletop Christmas trees.  I really liked how they looked and they seemed pretty easy to make, so

25 Duct Tape Projects Even You Can Do

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A couple months ago, I came across a blog post where the blog owner created a wallet made out of duct tape.  At the time, I thought it was such a cool thing to do.  I had never thought of making anything out of duct tape, so I made a mental note to explore crafts

DIY Monarch Butterfly Model Project #ExpressYourself

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Last month, Z.E.N. came home from school with this: My first thought was “Really? Kindergarteners have to do projects now?” I don’t remember having to do projects in Kindergarten, but I guess the times have now changed. After reviewing the assignment, I thought about it for a few minutes, but really didn’t have any ideas

Five Great Crafts Kids Can Make For Mother’s Day

For caregivers, whether teachers, nannies, or even other members of the family, these five Mother’s day craft ideas are sure to make mommy feel special on her special day: 1. Multi-Colored Button Bracelet For this project, you’ll need, large multi-colored buttons, white beading elastic, one of mom’s old bracelets and scissors. Use the old bracelet

C is for Craft – Easy Easter Craft for Kids

Easter Light Ray Cross

I am a class mom for my son’s kindergarten class.  One of my responsibilities as a class mom is to come up with a craft which coincides with some of the holidays.  Since my son attends a Catholic school, and since Easter is rapidly approaching, this month’s craft had to have an Easter theme. In

Easy Valentine’s Day Craft Idea

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I just realized that Valentine’s Day is only a few day away and I have not done a thing yet to prepare for it.  I had all these plans to make crafty things and decorate, but of course my plans never pan out.  So this morning I did a little brainstorming and  looked around the

Play Date Cards

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Since Z.E.N.’s last day of school is rapidly approaching, I wanted to make sure I get the word out to the other parents that he is available for play dates this summer.  So I created these little cards to hand out to the other parents. (I used his real name and my real phone number

Easter Egg Coloring Fun

Coloring Easter Eggs

We finally got around to coloring Easter eggs this morning. I spread out an old towel and let Z.E.N. get to work. Stirring the Dye Dipping the Eggs into the dye Removing the Eggs from the dye The finished product Basket made from recycled strawberry container, pipe cleaner and ribbon. Z.E.N. Says he will be

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