How to Make a Wizard Staff that Glows

I'm calling this tutorial How to Make a Wizard Staff, although I actually made it to go with my Maleficent costume. But the staff can be used for any magical costume from wizards to wandering elves! It's easy to make, doesn't cost a lot of money and looks really cool when it glows. Materials Needed … Continue reading How to Make a Wizard Staff that Glows

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

Free DIY Fabric Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial

Last Friday the CDC announced they are now advising everyone to wear a cloth face-covering mask in public to slow the spread of coronavirus. This also makes it possible to save the medical grade masks for the medical community and those that have a higher risk of infection. I looked at tons of different DIY … Continue reading Free DIY Fabric Face Mask Pattern and Tutorial

An Easy Way to Change Serger Thread Colors on Any Serger

A serger, or overlocker, is an amazing machine that finishes your fabric edges and cuts off the excess fabric. It's also a pain in the butt to thread. Here's an easy way to change your serger thread colors by pulling the new thread through using the old thread. When I first discovered what a serger … Continue reading An Easy Way to Change Serger Thread Colors on Any Serger

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

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

It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

One of my must-do Halloween activities is carving pumpkins. I love visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out just the right one! I usually go for a medium size one with a good area to put on a "face." I also like to use a pumpkin carving tool kit that at least has a scooper, … Continue reading It’s Halloween! Carve ALL the Pumpkins!

Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

This is something every parent should know how to do! When a stuffed animal gets a hole and starts becoming un-stuffed, it's time to stitch it up. My son's favorite Woof-Woof got a rip so we videoed his very delicate surgery. You'll be happy to know he made a full recovery! You'll need a needle, … Continue reading Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Last night I had to take in a top, so I filmed a quick little demo on winding a bobbin with a sewing machine.¬†After looking over my YouTube stats recently, it was pretty easy to zero in on what the most popular thing I post is - short simple sewing stuff. I realized when I … Continue reading Easy Sewing Tutorial: Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine