Kids Crafting (Page 2)

This morning I am sharing one of the projects from our Spring Bs Homeschool Companion unit, Bean Mosaic Artwork. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for an update on the new Simple Seasons Second Edition Homeschool Companion guides. WARNING: It has been brought to our attention that uncooked red kidney beansRead More →

One of the projects in our Spring Bs homeschool unit is to make colorful coffee filter butterflies. Whether you are following are unit or not, your young crafters will enjoy playing with colors while dying the coffee filter butterfly wings. You can make just a couple of coffee filter butterfliesRead More →

One of the projects in our Winter Wonderland unit is to create tin can lanterns. My kids loved this project when they were little, Bug especially enjoyed hammering holes all over his can. Unfortunately we did it before I was consistently blogging. It is a project that I just don’tRead More →

This is an easy and fun project to do with the kids. In our Winter Wonderland unit we encourage feeding the birds and include several different bird feeder crafts in the activities. This Frozen Fruit Ring Feeder, can add a festive flair to your bird feeder area or just addRead More →

No Advent celebration is complete without a Nativity. Here, wooden peg people are turned into simple Joseph, Mary and Jesus figures. Although this is really a craft for 10 year olds and up, even the wee people in your family can help by painting the bodies, squirting glue, and, ofRead More →

This week my Fairy-Girl will be hitting double digits. We were lucky enough to celebrate her birthday along with her little cousin’s 4th birthday this past weekend. She got some amazing things, including the top two items on her wish list, a gym mat for acro practice and most importantlyRead More →

Ok, so it is the wrong time of year to think about Mardi Gras, but we have been working hard at finishing up our State Studies Unit 2 and these Mardi Gras masks are great project to go along with Louisiana. I don’t often do projects with the kids thatRead More →

In a rather Willy Wonka-ish manner, I turned the basic pattern of our Watermelon Applique Block into a fantasy Watermelon Flower! Here is our newest coloring page. After I watercolored the page, I went back and added some detail… just ‘cuz.   Pattern for Watermelon Flower Coloring Page can be found HERE.Read More →

The other day I shared a post about my love for strawberries, although I was very allergic to fresh strawberries when I was a little girl. So, I guess you can say I had strawberries on my brain. It reminded of the song “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries”Read More →

While learning about the South Eastern Coastal states, we made these cute Seashell Beeswax Candles. Although the kids were able to some of the work, for safety reasons this project requires parental supervision and assistance. Materials: Filtered Beeswax Braided Cotton Wicking (lead free) Coconut Oil Large Seashell (cleaned well –Read More →

It’s the first day of summer vacation. What to do, what to do? Best answer… EVERYTHING. Michelle and the wee ones came over yesterday after lunch, and a couple of their friends soon joined. There was plenty of running around outside, a very quick dip in the freezing cold pool, followedRead More →

As the children of bloggers, our wee ones have sometimes suffered through and other times benefited from their position. They tend to think like bloggers, and will often rate activities and projects as “blog worthy” or “definitely NOT blog worthy”. Our family has marveled at how photogenic they are. Actually,Read More →

We created these cool 3-D Peach Trees, complete with fuzzy peaches, to go along with our States Studies Unit 2 (coming soon) lessons. Materials watercolor paper water color paints Brushes or blue construction paper paper lunch bag green tissue paper orange pom-poms or wool felt balls craft glue We startedRead More →