Painting with Cookie Cutters

Painting with Cookie Cutters - This is so simple and easy! Plus, it uses barely any paint so there's no mess.

Allie loves to paint, and I do like to help her paint, but at 4, her paintings are all the same sort of globby mess. It frustrates me that she soaks her brush full of paint and slops it around the paper (though I never let on), and I think it frustrates her that she’s not […]

How to Make Colored Salt Dough

How to make colored salt dough

My kids love to play with dough. They don’t care if it’s commercial Play-Doh or homemade play dough or salt dough or flour dough or cloud dough or something else. They just love dough. I wanted to make them a different kind of dough since we make salt/flour dough all the time. (I’ve seen this […]

How to Make a Tutu: A Tutorial

how to make a tutu without sewing

This tutu tutorial is the #1 post ever on Feels Like Home. I originally posted it in 2009, and it has been viewed and shared all over the world as parents make tutus for their little princesses, fairies, and ballerinas. I hope you enjoy it again today. For her second birthday, I made Grace a […]

The Best Way to Make a Painted Doily Garland

This Mom tried several different methods to color doilies for a garland. Find out the way that worked best.

I have seen lots of painted doilies around the blogosphere the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to make a painted doily garland for the girls’ room. One of my favorite techniques is to color with washable markers and then spray the paper with water, so that was my plan for the activity. Allie […]

Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas, Gifts, and Activities

60+ ideas for a homemade Valentine's Day

I know that Christmas is barely behind us (we still have our tree up since Epiphany was this week), but I am already looking forward to Valentine’s Day. I love the hearts and the kisses and the love that oozes from everyone during the weeks leading up to that day. And also, Joe gave me a […]

Kids Noisemaker Craft for New Year’s Eve

kids noisemaker craft

On Monday, I shared a really fun activity that guided our New Year’s Eve last year. In short, I wrote a bunch of activities on slips of paper, rolled them up, and stuffed them into balloons that the kids popped as the hours ticked by. One of the projects was to make noisemakers for midnight […]

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