DIY iPad Cover and Stand

How to make a DIY iPad cover and stand for kids

Not long after summer vacation began, Marisol was crafting one morning and decided to make a cover for her iPad. She found a couple of pieces of chipboard with pre-cut holes for an album amongst our crafting supplies, covered each piece with Duck tape and then used binding rings to join the two pieces together. […]

Thrift Store Shirt Makeover

Save money and bring new life to previously loved shirts for back to school.

It’s July, and for some of us that means school is starting back next month. Okay, now that you are done double-checking your calendar and wondering how the summer has been flying by so quickly let’s talk easy ways to save money on clothes. Thrift stores are a fantastic place to pick up bargains, save […]

DIY Patriotic Picnic Caddy for July 4th

Make a patriotic picnic caddy out of a cardboard drink holder for your 4th of July celebrations |

4th of July is just around the corner. Whether you plan on taking a picnic dinner to a park to watch the fireworks or are hanging out in your backyard, I’ve got the perfect way to help you transport some of your smaller items such as utensils, napkins and condiments. How many times have you […]

Battery Recycling Container

A battery recyling container and printable |

Did you know that batteries should be recycled and not thrown away in the trash? Here in California it is illegal to throw batteries away as they can contain toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel. Do you know what the law is in your state? If you have kids, who play video […]

Cinco De Mayo: Sombrero Craft

Cinco de Mayo: Sombrero Craft | via

Whether you are having a fun celebration with family, or hosting a party this Cinco de Mayo, this sombrero craft makes a great project for kids and is perfect for covering food during your party, which will definitely come in handy if your celebration is outdoors. Supplies needed: Paper plates (or plastic if you have […]

Kids Craft: Recycled Stick Raft

Kids Craft: Recycled Stick Raft | via

It’s spring and time to get the kids outdoors. It’s time to shut down the video game consoles, turn off the television and hide the portable electronics. It’s time to dust off the picnic blankets, locate the bug catchers and clean off the outdoor play equipment. These stick rafts made from recycled materials are quick […]

St Patrick’s Day Roundup

St. Patrick's Day Roundup

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. That means that spring is nearly here!  In honor our Irish heritage I rounded up a few posts that we have done as well as some other articles and blog posts to share some fun ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Mini Shamrock Piñata  This adorable shamrock piñata is festive […]

7 Non-Candy Valentines

7 non-candy valentines for kids

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and with it comes adorable valentines that kids from preschool through elementary school will take to school. In many school districts candy valentines are not allowed, or like me you may prefer your kids not get loaded up on sugary treats. So I found some ideas (including the ones my kids […]