Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime #michaelsmakers #craftinstyle - The end of June is near and we have already started checking some activities off of our Summer Fun List for the year. We always try to incorporate some simple craft projects into the mix as creating alongside my little guy is one of my favorite things to do, ever. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we were pretty excited anticipating the return of this year's Passport to Imagination Classes . Michaels offers these in-store crafting sessions Continue reading

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft - Who knew freely dripping paint right out of the bottle could be so mesmerizing? My little guy was so captivated by this simple project and I have to admit, I totally loved every minute of it as well. These Drip Paint Flower Pots originally started out as an attempt to fancy up some easy terra cotta toad houses for the garden. Once we were done I adored the colorful pots so much, I just had to keep some for our plants. We were inspired to create the houses for our garden toads Continue reading

Painted Rock Pumpkins – fall kids pumpkin craft

Painted Rock Pumpkins – fall kids pumpkin craft

Painted Rock Pumpkins - fall kids pumpkin craft | This post brought to you by Wet Ones . All opinions are 100% my own. #wetones As back to school rolls in we have been enjoying the gorgeous weather outdoors as much as we can. While it's still a little too warm around here to grab some real pumpkins from our local farmers stand, we decided to kick off the season by making a miniature patch of our own. These painted rock pumpkins are so much fun - I think I enjoyed them just as much as my little guy. We got to spend some time outdoors paired Continue reading

How to Make Dinosaur Fossil Rocks | passport to imagination kids crafts

How to Make Dinosaur Fossil Rocks | passport to imagination kids crafts

How to Make Dinosaur Fossil Rocks - Michaels passport to imagination kids crafts | Last week my little guy and I had the pleasure of attending a Passport to Imagination crafting session at Michaels. This summer program for kids is being held in Michaels stores nationwide - every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all summer long. Each class is packed with crafts inspired by exhibits found throughout some of North America’s best museums. The 2 hour classes cost just $2 and that even includes all of the needed crafting supplies. This week, week Continue reading

Orange Birdseed Ornaments | Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders

Orange Birdseed Ornaments | Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders

Orange Birdseed Ornaments - Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders | I have one more outdoor ornament to share today - another fun birdseed ornament. We've been using the same gelatin based 'recipe' for the birdseed mixture for a few years now and have stuffed in just about every kind of mold we could find. It turns hard and dry when it is left to set properly and holds together very well. This time around we stuffed the birdseed recipe into orange rinds. The inside pulp we give to chickens, so it's a win - win. This is one of CJ's favorite Continue reading

Duck Tape Dry Erase Drawing Mat | roll up travel play mat

Duck Tape Dry Erase Drawing Mat | roll up travel play mat

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Duck Tape® Dry Erase Drawing Mat | I admit this time of year I get a little excited browsing the back to school aisles. Even though the home school supplies we need are pretty well stocked I'm always looking for new creative learning items and ideas. One thing that caught my eye this year is the colorful Duck Tape® displays. This fix-all favorite is not only a creative and inexpensive way to re-vamp existing school supplies - it offers countless crafting possibilities with all of Continue reading

Chalkboard Wooden Postcards | Kids’ Valentines

Chalkboard Wooden Postcards | Kids’ Valentines

Happy Friday my friends. I am not quite sure where January has gone but Welcome February nonetheless. I am pretty excited my little guy and I managed to finish up one of our planned Valentine's Day projects this week. Despite our slow moving speed, these wooden postcards are incredibly easy to make and can be ready-to-play in just a day - and that's only because it takes that long for the chalkboard paint to cure. I just love that they are made from wood - which I know will ensure they will be around for quite awhile - no matter how Continue reading

One Fish Two Fish Color Matching & Counting Activity {Dr. Seuss Kids Craft}

This Friday marks Dr. Seuss' 108th Birthday and we have been celebrating by re-visiting some of the classics that have stood the test of time from this beloved author and illustrator. I recently purchased the Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection App for my little guy and highly recommend it as the original visual artwork, picture/word association, and entertaining interactive features captivate and engage young readers - especially those who need visual stimulation, like my little guy. In honor of my little guys favorite, One Fish Two Fish Continue reading

Make Your Own Sensory Seek and Find I Spy for the Kiddies {Cars Squinkies}

This is another quick project for the kiddies and a spin off from the Game Day Noise Makers. I actually posted this idea a couple of years ago as I made some incredibly easy I Spy Bottles to put in the favor bags for my little guys Birthday Carnival. I Spy bottles and bags are great early learning tools offering open ended quiet learning time with your little one. {especially special needs children who seek tactile activities} Older kids get a kick out of them as well using them as a game to play 'who can find it the quickest'...not to mention Continue reading

Turn a Recycled Water Bottle into a Game Day Noise Maker {Super Bowl Party Craft}

There is just six more days left to kickoff and even though our team did not make it to the Super Bowl this year, we will most likely be tuned in next Sunday anyway. {or at least I will be checking it out during the opening ceremony, half time, and of course the commercials} To add some excitement to game day for my little guy, I decided to put together a super easy noisemaker that actually combines a couple of projects I have posted in the past. These can be put together in no time {costing next to nothing using recycled water bottles} and Continue reading