holiday: Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! This was one of our favorites!!!!!!!!!!! Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree ♥ ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Beaded Pipe Cleaner Mini Wreaths {The Studio}

And yet another fun new craft/ornament I made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio” this week. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Beaded Pipe Cleaner Mini Wreaths ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft/ornament I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks {The Studio}

Today I’m sharing a fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks ♥   xx ♥ m



product LOVE: Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Well, as I’m sure you can gather by now, I {LOVE} Kiwi Crate, so much so, that I am also an activity designer for The Studio.  So, let’s be honest here, I will not put my name & reputation behind something unless it is a product or experience I believe in wholeheartedly.  Truthfully, working for […]



play & eat: Thanksgiving Placemats {free printable}

So, I got to thinking.  At the end of yesterday’s post I linked you to my printable placemats for you to use for the kiddo tables at Thanksgiving.  Well, can you guess what I’m thinking?! ;)  I whipped up a quick fall/Thanksgiving one for you to use too – YAY! Since we have been doing […]



create: Thanksgiving Wheat Bundle Place Cards

Nothing like pulling something out of thin air last minute…yep, that’s me…I do best under pressure with little time – HA!  I’ve ALWAYS been this way.  This one time at band camp…wait I didn’t go to band camp ;)  I mean, this one time in college…it was the night before a final garment was due […]



celebration: Arts-N-Crafts Birthday Activities

Yesterday I shared with you how V started off her third birthday – with a balloon spectacular!  Today, I am sharing with you all the activities we did at little miss V’s birthday party. Her birthday theme was Arts-N-Crafts.  I knew a while ago, because she enjoys doing crafts, painting, & coloring, that this would […]



kiddo craft: Paper Plate Portraits

This activity is super fun to do, for you & the kiddos.  When we did this at V’s third birthday – I do believe the ADULTS had more fun than the kids (through fits of giggles – I think my brother made like five of them).  It really came down to – how silly can […]



little picasso: Cornstarch Spray Paint

This super easy concoction was originally intended to be used outside, but we brought it inside on such a chilly day.  I mean, c’mon, who lets kids have spray bottles of paint in the house?  Ummm…me, apparently ;)  This requires just a couple of simple ingredients that you most likely will already have around the […]



kiddo craft: Pipe Cleaner Spiders

So, here’s my first Halloween craft (better late than never, huh?). Look at these cute (not scary) spiders…eek!  Little miss V is very easily scared by all things even remotely scary.  So, by adding some googly eyes, we have some silly spiders, not scary spiders :) And these are so very easy to make, I […]



Activity Designer at Kiwi Crate

So, here’s the BIG, EXCITING, WONDERFUL, AWESOME news I’ve been waiting to tell you guys! Eeeeek!  Here’s my secret – I’ve been doing double duty. I, along with some other AMAZING kid bloggers, have been contributing over at Kiwi Crate the past month or so as activity designers for their new project called the Kiwi […]



fancy fun: Bread Clay Beads and Necklace

Learn how to make this super cool, Anthropologie-esque, delightful, kiddo-made – Bread Clay Beads & Necklace!



crafts: Beach In A Jar

I grew up about 30 minutes from the beach.  I was always there as a kid playing in the sand, as a teenager laying out with my friends, and as a twenty-something shopping & laying out.  I love the beach – I mean, who doesn’t?!  The one thing I don’t love about the beach is […]



crafts: Tissue Paper Stained Glass – Butterfly

Let’s do some stained glass today – kiddo style – with tissue paper! Since we really can’t arrange small pieces of glass to form patterns or pictures for this project, you know, because this is kiddo style and all – let’s use another form, tissue paper.  This is a really simple activity and doesn’t require […]



create kiddo: magnetic alphabet board

When I first started using Pinterest… this was one of the first things I pinned :)  When I first started using Pinterest… I had very few pins, and only a couple of boards, not so much now! When I first started using Pinterest… I actually completed several projects – HA!  This was one of them […]



create kiddo: Patriotic Pinwheel & Printable

I am currently in love with all things pinwheel!  And now, with the 4th of July coming up, this is the perfect time to create one! I think this may be the year…the year we do fireworks as a family (V is 2 1/2 & I’m hoping she won’t be like me)!!! True fact…up until […]



fancy fun: Beaded Bracelets with Pasta & Beads

So, I have another activity for ya to use with the Kool-Aid pasta, my friends. You didn’t think I’d leave ya hanging?! V & I made these (well, she made nine & I made three…she let me in on her fun, too!)…I honestly thought she’d be bored after making one, or maybe two.  Who knew?  […]



create kiddo: Kool-Aid Dyed Pasta

Like the rice, dyeing pasta with Kool-Aid is quite similar.  If I haven’t convinced you by now in using Kool-Aid as a dyeing technique, here’s another tutorial to sway you ;)  (you can also check out these tutorials on making Kool-Aid dyed rice & Kool-Aid dyed play-doh). As noted in the Kool-Aid dyed rice tutorial, […]



little picasso: Shaving Cream Tub Paint

This is a super-duper-easy-peasy fun activity for the tub!  I grabbed a bunch of muffin tins from the dollar store a while back knowing that they would provide me with something useful in the future.  Now what kid wouldn’t want to color on the walls and have their mama be okay with it?! This provides […]



create kiddo: Kool-Aid Dyed Rice

so here are the GENIUS reasons why I dye with kool-aid vs. food coloring kool-aid doesn’t dye your hands after it dries like the food coloring does it smells good, so it covers the rubbing alcohol smell, which even after the rice dries can still be overwhelming the colors are gorgeous, much brighter than food […]