Our Christmas tree is covered almost entirely with homemade ornaments – salt dough ornaments, hand-sewn and hand-colored ornaments, cardboard and construction paper ornaments, jingle bell ornaments, and, of course, paper chains. I love seeing our simple ornaments and remembering the fun we had making them together! We got a little fancy this year with this fun Very Merry … [Read more...] about Kid-Made Ornaments with ALEX Toys!
One of the things I love about blogging is that it helps me to discover new things – in this case, that we live near an ALDI store! I grew up shopping at ALDI stores in Europe, and when we moved back to the US I was very disappointed to search and find that there wasn’t one near us. Looked for it, didn’t find it, stopped thinking about it. Fast forward six years to a … [Read more...] about Gingerbread Houses and I Found an ALDI Store!!!
I’m thrilled to be hosting day 15 of the Creative Christmas Countdown this year! Click on the image below to see ornaments your kids can color or sew (or both!), and on the button above to find all the other activities for this fun series! Thank you to Creative With Kids and Red Ted Art for hosting this fun series! … [Read more...] about Creative Christmas Countdown: Day 15
We always up our Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving, so today seemed a fitting time to share this fun family handprint Christmas tree (and foot print, actually, if you have a child small enough). It’s a craft we make every year. Check out first-ever handprint Christmas tree. The kids were so tiny! If you see this post before Thanksgiving, have a go at our family … [Read more...] about Fun Christmas Craft: Family Handprint Christmas Tree
I’ve always admired handprint ornaments on trees, and decided that this was the year to give it a go! I ordered the Child to Cherish Marshmallow Clay Handprint Ornament kit, which made the project super easy! You can also use model magic for this project. How to Make a Gorgeous Baby Handprint Keepsake We opened the box and got to work. I had a lot of help, as you can … [Read more...] about How to Make a Gorgeous Baby Handprint Keepsake