I have a coat rack over my desk, so I don’t really have room for art or anything to hang behind my computer. I still wanted something pretty to look at, though, so I decided to hang some things from the hooks. I’m all about function too and that’s how these minimal but pretty storage jars were created.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Make mom feel extra special this year with one of these thoughtful, beautiful hand made gifts. For the older kids I’ve included some multi-step artistic projects which can be modified for younger children (or made with a little help from older siblings and dads 🙂
These shabby chic picture frames are inexpensive to make and the finished product is lovelier than any frames I’ve seen in stores. Kids can even choose their own favorite pictures of themselves for mom.
It’s planting season here in Portland! What better way to teach kids to nurture living things, protect the environment and learn about food production than by gardening? Here are some activities that will help you and your kiddos celebrate the beginning of Spring, spark scientific curiosity and get crafty in the garden!
Looking for a creative way to pot your plants? Sculptamold is a fun material to work with and it makes great, unique plant pots.
Not to say that I don’t enjoy cozy winter nights at home playing games with the family, but at this point in winter I start craving more light. This week I’ve been collecting Bright Lights and Candle Making crafts to make with the kids. Candle-making usually requires adult supervision so most of these projects are family style crafts to brighten and warm your home this season.
This candle lighting craft uses almost completely recycled materials and items you likely have around your house. This makes for a relaxing evening activity for kids and adults.
Winter is here, but we’ve mostly had rain here in Portland, no snow yet. We try to make it to the mountains when we can to play in real snow, but in the meanwhile here are some wintry crafts and activities to help pass the time and get our snow fix!
Making Crystal Snowflakes is a great science experiment to do with the kids.
Kids love giving presents almost as much as getting presents, and what better way to involve the whole family in holiday preparations but to create your own little present workshop at the craft table! Here are some holiday gifts that kids can make themselves, using inexpensive, easy to find materials. These are sure to wow the grandparents, parents, and teachers alike.
Mason jar gifts are popular for a reason, they’re easy to make and they always turn out beautiful!
Hands on science experiments and crafts that incorporate the scientific process are valuable learning experiences that can give your child confidence and a foundation for understanding science in school. What better time to experiment and get messy than during school vacation! Here are some of my favorite scientific crafts to do with the whole family. These are all fun for toddlers, school aged children, and grown ups.
Do you remember building your own volcano for science projects in grade school? Here’s a fun tutorial to share with kids of all ages. This activity is both engrossing and a little messy…