Crafts

Paint the walls!

Do you want to find a way to capture the moment of your children’s youth and creativity? We found a way to do this in one of our extra rooms that we appropriately call the toy room. We decided that the best place would be in their reading corner since it needed some decorations anyway. You don’t need an extra room to do this. You can designate a spot in your child’s bedroom where they can paint their masterpiece.

Continue reading the article here to see how you can successfully do this with your children (including them following the rules you have set to keep any paint disasters from occurring).

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Summer Fun List (Have your kids create a to-do list)

Get your child excited for Summer and ask them to create a summer fun list. It is basically a “to-do” list of things that your child wants to do this year while not in school. A special thank you goes out to my friend’s kids for allowing me to use a picture of them and their fun list.

See what to do with the full instructions here. The article also contains a few alternative ideas and encouraging suggestions for your children.

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Your child can make a recycled bird feeder

This bird feeder is so cute! A huge “thank you” to my friend Megan who let me use the craft she made with her son. I think it was such a great idea to recycle to make useful crafts. She said that the birds found the feeder within 10 minutes of hanging it up! That’s awesome! When placed in the perfect spot it also serves as entertainment for the kids!

To see what she did to make this with her young son, go to my full article here.

You can also re-pin this craft on Pinterest to share it with others.

Spring Craft: Egg Carton Daffodils

I’ve had these egg carton daffodils for 2 years now and they still look perfect! I absolutely love displaying them on my dining room table.

You can read my article here to see how to make them with your children.

Also, you can access my article here to see how to make the matching ladybugs and bees.

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Use wiggly eyes to entertain the kids

Who doesn’t like wiggly eyes? I love using them! My daughter gathered some craft supplies the other day and ended up making me this picture shown above. It inspired me to write an article about using wiggly eyes to entertain the kids. Check out my full article here to get ideas on how to use these inexpensive supplies to entertain the kids!