Johnny’s LEGO-themed sixth birthday party was so much fun! These crayon LEGO guys that we made using these silicone trays were a huge hit – I’ll go into the process of how we made them later on in this post. LEGO Themed Birthday Party Play Stations We set the party up with free play stations – LEGO DUPLO bricks (since I knew there would be at least two, and maybe four, … [Read more...] about How to Throw a Fun, Low Key LEGO Themed birthday Party
Four-year-old Lily has really been enjoying exploring textures and patterns with play dough recently! Simple tools like forks and knives make really neat designs, and she loves that she can make a design, squish it, and start all over with a brand new idea! This week we made cinnamon play dough, which added a lovely scent as well, perfect for ushering in the … [Read more...] about Exploring Patterns and Stamping with Cinnamon Play Dough
My kids made this little squinky car out of play dough, along with a gazillion other accessories that are a little harder to identify! They dried this ship out, and now it’s a regular feature in their squinky play (which, for whatever reason also often features squinkies having to wait in line). Here is our favorite recipe for making play dough: Play Dough Recipe 1/2 … [Read more...] about Creative Play with Play Dough and Squinkies
This no-mess finger paint solution is a favorite in my house, as longtime readers know! I decided to introduce the other moms in my town to it through the craft series I’ve been running at our library instead of cleaning my house. Lily picked yellow and red, which turned out to be my favorite color combination for this activity – it looks like the sunset as the colors start to … [Read more...] about No-Mess Finger Paint for Kids!
On Friday, we had a snowstorm – and, for once, I didn’t hear anyone in our town complaining that we should have had school anyhow! This is what it looked like, all day long! Snowfall estimates that I have heard range from 13.5 inches to 18 inches! The snow was too deep for the kids to play in on their own, and it was too cold for Anna, especially Anna with a cold. So we … [Read more...] about Make the Most of a Snowstorm with Kids