The Crayon House Makes Coloring Personal

Crayons have always been a big part of childhood. The Crayon House makes things a little more personal by creating colorful rainbow crayons shaped into your child's name. They sent us this fun personalized Name Crayons set for my son, and he was super excited to try them out. I have always loved coloring and … Continue reading The Crayon House Makes Coloring Personal

And This is Why We Don’t Have Playdough

We made homemade playdough and it was enough to remind me why we had no playdough available to start with. I'll share the recipe we used, just in case you'd like to give it a try with your kids. (scroll to bottom for recipe) It's great for about 20 minutes of frustration in the kitchen, … Continue reading And This is Why We Don’t Have Playdough

Printable Coloring Page from Our Upcoming Kids Book

We have been working hard to get the final images ready for our children's book, I'm Going to My First Comic Convention! This week we've been trying to choose a font for the cover and interior pages. I've looked at so many fonts I feel like they are all starting to blur together. We figure … Continue reading Printable Coloring Page from Our Upcoming Kids Book

Help Kids Create Wall Worthy Art with Stencils

Kids love to display their artwork, but usually it's just temporarily stuck to the fridge for a while. Here's how to use stencils and a piece of wood to help your child create wall worthy art you can hang anywhere. As long as they can hold a painting utensil or sponge, then they should be … Continue reading Help Kids Create Wall Worthy Art with Stencils

3Doodler Boldly Goes Where No 3D Printer Has Gone Before

Products like the 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen makes me a little jealous of the amazing things kids these days get to play with. It's a pen that literally makes your drawings real! This is stuff I could only imagine when I was little, so I was pretty excited to try out a couple of 3Doodler complimentary demo … Continue reading 3Doodler Boldly Goes Where No 3D Printer Has Gone Before

Yoda Best Footprint Cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Any Day

We got a little geeky this past Mother's Day and did handmade Star Wars inspired cards proclaiming "Yoda Best," using a green footprint for Yoda. These work great for Father's Day too! * Contains Amazon affiliate links that may earn me a few pennies if you buy the supplies through my links.* How to Make … Continue reading Yoda Best Footprint Cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or Any Day

Two Easy Ways to Make Play-Doh Valentines

After a total Halloween and Christmas candy overload, this year I wanted to make my son Valentine cards that didn’t have any sweets with them. Relatively cheap and easy were also at the top of my requirement list, so after a quick Google search, Play-Doh looked like a fun way to go. (*Warning: there will be … Continue reading Two Easy Ways to Make Play-Doh Valentines

Easy Easter Art Project – Painting Bunny Ears

I'm always looking for new ways to get my son interested in the crafty stuff, so when I found a pack of plain bunny ears in the craft aisle, I thought painting them would be a fun and easy Easter art project. My friend Effie and her son Alex joined us for a slightly messy … Continue reading Easy Easter Art Project – Painting Bunny Ears

Be My Valentine! Oh wait, I saw Pinterest, I can do better.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and with a toddler in preschool, I get to revisit that fine tradition of exchanging little valentine cards. Watch as I transform from mocking mother to Pinterest panic and hand make all his cards the night before the party. I don't know what happened. WHO AM I?? When I found … Continue reading Be My Valentine! Oh wait, I saw Pinterest, I can do better.