Have you tried straw weaving using a drinking straw weaving loom? We learned how from my friend Katherine of One Inch World. It’s easy to make a straw weaving loom, and easy to weave on that loom! Straw weaving is a great relaxing activity for kids – a great way for kids to relax or decompress after school. Setting up the loom is easy. All you need for straw weaving is … [Read more...] about How to Make a Drinking Straw Weaving Loom
When I was planning Emma’s birthday party, I knew that I needed a creative group activity. My activity needed to be: Accessible to all of the kids attending from two-year-old Anna to Emma’s “sophisticated” nine-year-old friends Gender neutral - not something that would be perceived as either a "girl" or "boy" activity Easy to set up Something that all of the kids … [Read more...] about Creative Group Activity for Kids: Making Monsters
Today is day 2 of my top blog posts of 2014 countdown with Mia of PragmaticMom! This fun, mess-free art activity for little ones was my fourth most popular blog post with 21,180 views in 2014! We have done several variations on this activity, and I have blogged about a few of them. Mess-free finger painting with translucent hair gel was definitely a hit, as was mess-free color … [Read more...] about Top Blog Posts of 2014: Mess-Free Art for Kids
Jan Brett’s The Three Snow Bears is one of the books I wrapped up for our Christmas Book Advent Calendar, so I thought it would be fun to create an activity to go along with it. This book is special for me, because a lot of the drawings look like photos my grandfather (that’s him in the photo above) took when he worked for Boy Scouts of America in the 1950s. My grandpa … [Read more...] about Jan Brett’s The Three Snow Bears Activity for Kids
Eight-year-old Emma still talks about the Kiwi Crate we reviewed last year, so she was very excited when I told her we would be reviewing one of KiwiCo's Doodle Crates – creative kits designed for kids aged 9-16! She was thrilled to find two canvas bags, high-quality tulip brand fabric paints, yarn, and instructions on painting and making pom poms inside. Note: this post … [Read more...] about Kiwi Crate Crafting Fun + Doodle Crate Review!