Easy Duct Tape Binoculars Made from Toilet Paper Tubes

Easy 5-minute Duct Tape Binoculars Made from Toilet Paper Rolls

We made this craft back in January, when we were watching birds at the feeder in front of our living room window. Allie thought it was so cool to have her own binoculars to stare at the birds fifteen feet away. She carried those binoculars around all the time, abusing them as any 3-year-old would. […]

American Flag Fruit Kebabs – Deconstructed for Kids

American flag fruit kebobs for kids

My older sister shared this gorgeous photo with me on Facebook last week: It comes from a site called Menus 4 Moms, and they really did a nice job. I was inspired to do the same thing with my kids (as were about a hundred other people, judging by the photos on Pinterest). I sent […]

Cross Resist Paintings for Preschoolers and Big Kids

How to do Cross Resist Paintings for Easter or any time of year

This is one of those projects that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. We tried some resist painting using stickers a few months ago. It went well at first, but the stickers got too wet and let behind half of the sticker paper on the canvas. Someday, I’ll blog those pictures. The […]

How to Make a Flannel Changing Pad

how to make a flannel diaper changing pad

Remember the oversized receiving blanket that we made last week? You can make a diaper changing pad in exactly the same way. How to Make a Flannel Changing Pad Materials Two yards of baby flannel (or whatever fabric you like, really) One yard of vinyl backed flannel or other waterproof fabric Coordinating thread Instructions The preparation for […]

How to Make an Oversized Flannel Baby Blanket

how to make flannel baby blankets material

Before Grace was born (back when I had time to be aimless), I was aimlessly walking around in a fabric store when an elderly clerk struck up a conversation. I mentioned that I wanted to make some things to use when my baby arrived. She suggested making receiving blankets because the commercial ones are never […]

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