• Crafts with Kids

    DIY Barbie House and Furniture

    My daughter has never been into Barbies.  She has a few, but now has decided she wants a house and furniture for them.  I didn’t want to invest a lot of money into something that is a fleeting interest.  So I came up with a DIY Barbie house and furniture.  The best part was she got to help. DIY Barbie House and Furniture Supplies Supplies used: -toilet paper rolls -foam core board (I got mine at the Dollar Tree) -coordinating scrapbook paper 12″ x 12″ -old organizer shelf –spray adhesive -Capri Sun box -fabric –fiber fill –Brayer -finishing nails and hammer -craft paint Assembling Barbie’s Kind of Dream House First we…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Lip Balm-Easy to Make

    DIY lip balm is an easy, fun craft to make with kids. My teen and my little one enjoyed it.  Best of all, it produces something useful! DIY Lip Balm Supplies Crafts that are fun for a wide range of ages aren’t always easy to find.  This one is super easy too.  The kids were excited to make something that they can use themselves or give as gifts. Must Haves: Beeswax-make sure it’s cosmetic grade and not for candles coconut oil– vitamin E oil lip balm tins or tubes  microwave-safe bowl Optional: We added some vanilla extract in an attempt to flavor it.  We used 1/4 teaspoon, but the flavor…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make

    DIY Soap Making

    DIY Soap making is an activity on my daughter’s shelter-in-place list of things to do.  This is a fun activity that multiple ages can enjoy.   This activity was my 19-year-old’s idea, but my 8-year-old was excited to join in the fun.  To be clear, we didn’t actually make the soap.  We bought a block of soap, melted it, and poured it into molds. What You Need for this DIY Soap Making Project block soap-this is similar to the one I got from Michaels. soap colors molds- I used inexpensive plastic ones, but I’m loving the idea of these silicone ones microwave-safe bowl microwave or double boiler and stovetop Easy…

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    DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks

    These DIY kids’ bracelets from popsicle sticks are fun and easy for little ones to make if you are looking for quarantine crafts! Supplies for DIY Kids’ Bracelets with Popsicle Sticks During these challenging quarantine times, I am trying to come up with crafts using what we already have around the house. mod podge wide popsicle sticks craft paint-love this brand embroidery floss washi tape Don’t have Mod Podge?  Use some white glue diluted a little with water.  I grabbed the embroidery floss from a friendship bracelet kit my daughter had.  The extra-wide popsicle sticks had been leftover from another craft.  Not pictured were the stickers used to decorate over…

  • crafts,  Cricut Crafts

    Jojo Siwa Themed Birthday Party

    My youngest is turning eight, and like every other 8-year-old girl on the planet, she loves Jojo Siwa.  So of course, she wants a Jojo Siwa themed birthday party.  I’ll share how I created super cute invites and custom treat sacks that will satisfy any Jojo fan. Jojo Siwa Themed Birthday Party Must-Haves Jojo is on tour now, my daughter is getting tickets for her birthday (ssh it’s a secret). So, I thought what invitations that look like concert tickets would be perfect!  I have seen these files for sale on Pinterest, but if you have a Cricut they are super easy to create as a print then cut project.…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts,  DIY Home Decor

    Decorating the Children’s Table for Thanksgiving

    Every year we host Thanksgiving Dinner.  This year, my daughter is helping me come up with ideas for decorating the children’s table for Thanksgiving.  Really, she is the only child seated at the children’s table, her sisters and cousins are all technically adults, as they are at least 18-years-old.  But my seven-year-old wants a children’s themed table and I am happy to oblige. Cricut is the King of Decorating for Thanksgiving Restaurants have the right idea of giving kids placemats to color while they wait for their food.  Custom placemats are the perfect way to decorate the children’s table for Thanksgiving. Initially, I planned to buy a roll of plain…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts

    Make Cute Kids’ Necklaces with Acrylic Blanks

    My obsession with Zindee acrylic blanks continues.  This time I’ll show you how to make cute kids’ Halloween necklaces with acrylic blanks.  For this project, use the mini ghost blank and the mini candy corn.  The blanks come with protective brown paper over them. To learn how to decorate the acrylics, check out my previous post. Supplies Needed for These Cute Kids’ Necklaces –wire –crimper tool –crimping beads -lobster clasp -pom pom beads To decorate acrylic blank: -vinyl -Diamaond Glaze Assembling the Necklace Cut the wire an ample length to hang down to child’s upper chest.  Knot one end of the wire and attach the crimping bead over the knot (depending…

  • Crafts with Kids

    Great Summer Craft to Make with Your Kids

      It is very cold and rainy here in California lately.  This dreary weather is making me miss the sunny summer months. So this great summer craft to make with your kids will bring a little sunshine to your day. My daughter, Lizzie, recently got a bead and jewelry kit for her birthday. The kit contains a few tiny seashells. Lizzie wanted to do something special with the seashells.  A sand and seashell picture frame was the perfect solution. What You Need -Inexpensive wood frame (no glass).  I got this one at Michael’s for $1.00! -Sand-found this at the Dollar Tree (yay Dollar Tree) -Lichen grey craft paint -Modge Podge -foam…

  • American Girl Crafts,  Crafts with Kids

    DIY American Girl Doll Bed

      I’m excited to share this DIY American Girl doll bed I made with my daughter. This bed is actually for a Wellie Wisher, Ashlyn.  Wellie Wishers are the new 16″ dolls made by American Girls aimed at a slightly younger audience.  You could definitely make the same thing for an 18″ American Girl. A Long History with American Girls My oldest daughters, ages 21 and 18, loved American Girls when they were young.  Honestly, I loved them too!  Going to the American Girl Store in Los Angeles and buying clothes and accessories was as much fun for me as it was for my daughters.  After my girls outgrew their dolls,…

  • Crafts with Kids,  seasonal

    Snowman Craft for Kids

    I needed a snowman craft for kids to go along with the advent calendar I created for my daughter and I this season. Check out the post here. Years ago, I made snowmen from old socks and buttons.  I figured I could wip up something like that.  When I found these adorable carrot noses and black cole eyes and mouthI knew they would be perfect. Here are the easy-to-follow directions. Parts You Need for Your Snowman Most of these supplies I had around the house. *Rice *man’s white tube sock *toddler size sock *buttons *snowman carrot nose-I found mine at Hobby Lobby but I can’t find a link to share. *snowman cole…