February Website Review: Instructables.com

Instructables is sort of like a combination of YouTube and Ehow.com in one jazzy spot. A few of my favorite posts are how to build your own BBQ-Barrel. Or how to make chainmaille from soda pop tabs. How to make a PVC pipe lego table. 

Making Felted Beads Craft Session

I learned the art of felting a couple of years ago with a friend. We drove up to Sonora to visit a little Waldorf supply shop and could have easily spent hundreds of dollars on the amazing creations displayed there. Felting is one of the 

Fall Harvest Craft Session

The theme for our latest craft session is the Fall Harvest. If you have seen my previous posts on gardening you will know I have a black thumb so unfortunately there was nothing to actually harvest here. However, at the end of our street is 

Rainy Day Fun: Animal Habitats

With the onset winter comes rain. Most days kids love to play in the pouring rain and stomp in the puddles. On the days the kids are stuck inside create a magical forest to host a tea party or fight off the bandits. We made 

Fun Affordable Halloween Costumes

For my birthday this year I received a large box stuffed with old family photos from my mom. I have to say it was a priceless gift that I enjoyed thoroughly. One of the pictures I liked most was a snapshot of a group of 

Pre-Mealtime Tablecloth Craft

This idea came from a friend of mine Patty. Every time she had a birthday party the kids were kept busy for a short time decorating a bucket or paper table cloth. Since holiday’s tend to be a bit more hectic it is nice to 

May Day

Photo: Maypole Dancing at Wishford, Wiltshire One of my favorite childhood memories I have, is watching my mom and the other ladies from church weave ribbons in and around the May Pole. If I remember correctly, it was usually done during our Easter celebration rather 

Handprint Easter Lillies

Here is a fun super fast craft that will bring giggles and smiles to the Easter brunch table. Source: Family Fun Supplies: white and green card stock (regular paper is fine) yellow pipe cleaners straws scissors pencil Trace your child’s hand print onto a piece 

March Website Review: Spoonflower Custom Fabrics

This month’s favorite website is Spoonflower. Spoonflower is a custom fabric site where you create the pattern for the fabric. The creators of the site are Kim and Stephen Fraser. Kim created the spoonflower blog with the idea to print her own fabric. Stephen, an 

The Good Fortune Tree

Source: Submitted to the Meridian Magazine by Diane Thomas Don’t take down that Christmas tree yet. Turn it into a fun New Year’s Decoration! Leftover Christmas tree, undecorated Balloons, 6″ to 8″ Chinese fortunes or wishes, typed on small pieces of paper One-dollar bills Ribbon