DIY Projects

Melted Crayons

Melted Crayons

This turned out to be a great activity to do with my kids. I was so tired of them breaking their crayons and peeling off the paper, that I had put all the crayons away in a box. Together we peeled the paper off, sorted […]

Felted Trees and a Winter-Scape

Felted Trees and a Winter-Scape

In an attempt to make my children fall in love with the holidays as much as I did as a kid, I have brought traditions into our home that we do each year. One that I started this year was to create a winter scene.

Branches Christmas Tree

Branches Christmas Tree

While clearing our land in Hawaii for planting and putting up a house, we cut down a few small guava trees. Guava wood is incredibly dense and beautiful. I used this to make my stick tree.

Felted Watch for Pretend Play

Felted Watch for Pretend Play

I nabbed this idea here almost a year ago. Rummaging through my pinterest for ideas to make a birthday gift for a little friend turning four, I thought I’d give this a try. It certainly isn’t as refined as the original idea, but the kids […]

Simple Piñata for Cinco de Mayo

Simple Piñata for Cinco de Mayo

Having never bought a Piñata before, I took a look at the store to buy one for our Cinco de Mayo party. Yieieiei! For something that is beaten to a pulp, they aren’t cheap! So if you want to save $15-$20 with me this Cinco de Mayo, […]

Throwing a Valentines Party (Birthday)

Throwing a Valentines Party (Birthday)

To celebrate the birthdays of my two sweet boys, we threw a Valentines Day Birthday Bash, as it ended up being the day equally between their actual birthdays. I decorated under the canopy of our backyard mesquite tree with adorable decorations from Target. A bounce […]

Preschool Last Minute Valentine: Pieces!

Preschool Last Minute Valentine: Pieces!

The day before my son’s preschool celebrated valentines, I was scrambling to put something together. I wanted something a four year old could help create.  So many Valentines DIY ideas out there are printables or too difficult for a young child to help create. For […]

Flower Block: Open Ended Play

Flower Block: Open Ended Play

This past December I saw a post on The Artful Parent about a toy that encourage open ended play. It was simply a wooden block with holes drilled into it and some large flowers that fit into the holes.  It was described as the most […]

Owl Seedballs for the Birds

Owl Seedballs for the Birds

This cute little guy was pretty easy to make and my 3 year old was able to help.  We enjoy watching the birds in the neighborhood at our feeders.  This little treat is perfect for the fall and winter season. Owl Seed Balls     […]

Kiddie Pool to Sand Box

Kiddie Pool to Sand Box

It’s the end of the summer in the southwest and not quite hot enough outside to be swimming.  The kiddie pool we purchased at the beginning of the summer to get us through the hot days was already neglected and getting old and cruddy leaned […]