My little girl turned six this weekend. I can’t believe it is possible. She was very excited about her birthday this year, more so than ever before. This is her first year of school and she really wanted to invite her school friends to her birthday this year. So… her whole class was invited and just about her whole class accepted. So what is a mom to do when she has a guest list of close to 30 kids? She better make sure she has plenty of activities.
I am kind of addicted to snowflake crafts. I love the symmetry and since no two snowflakes are the same, think of all of the design possibilities. I could make snowflakes all day and with all of these wonderful snowflake craft ideas, I really could. There are snowflakes made with paper, snowflakes sewn with yarn, snowflakes made out of hand prints and even snowflakes painted on rocks. Which is your favorite?
We love yarn. Sure, it is great for knitting and crocheting, but it can be used for so much more. There are many wonderful arts, crafts and activities that you can make using yarn. It is perfect for teaching sewing to beginners, for working on fine motor skills, for creating fun and unique craft projects and even making lovely pieces of process art. Here are just a few of our favorite yarn crafts and activities.
Rain, rain, please don’t go away. We are ready for some rain themed crafts and play.
Not everybody likes rainy days. Once that first drop falls, many people run for cover, but not us. My daughter and I love the rain. It is beautiful. It is soothing and it makes things grow. What’s not to love? With spring approaching, we are ready to dive into some rain themed arts, crafts and play. If you are looking for some fun rainy ideas too, check out some of these fun and amazing ideas.
Owls have been my favorite animal for as long as I can remember. My daughter loves them as well. Every day she snuggles up with her favorite owl blanket and her stuffed owls. We can’t leave the house without them.
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I had an idea for a simple owl craft for me and my owl lover, so when my daughter had a sleepover this weekend and the girls asked me to do a craft with them, I was over the moon.
Time has flown by so quickly. My little girl turned 5 last week and I can hardly believe it. A few months ago, I asked my daughter what kind of party she wanted. She asked for a Lego party and an art party. I loved the idea of having both. Both would be wonderfully interactive for my daughter and all of her guests.
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I have to admit, I love throwing parties, especially theme parties. I knew that my daughter and I would have fun with this one.
I’m sure that I have mentioned it before, but I love gingerbread. It is one of my absolute favorite things about this time of year. I look forward to baking it, smelling it, eating it and my daughter and I have fun doing arts and crafts projects inspired by it. Here are some wonderful gingerbread inspired ideas to welcome in the holiday season.
It seems like every week, my daughter finds a new favorite book. When she finds that book, she reads it over and over again and even has to sleep with it on her bed.
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She loves books that make her laugh. She is a big fan of the Mo Willems books.
That silly pigeon cracks her up, but her favorite of all of them is ‘ The Pigeon Needs a Bath’ She giggles all the way through.
We wanted to do a fun little activity to go along with our favorite story of the moment.
Dry Erase Pigeon Cleaning Activity
The pigeon is a very simple character to make. It is just a few simple shapes to make it. You can choose to make your own pigeon or cut out a picture from a printout.
We placed our shapes into place and then covered the figure in self-laminating sheets.
We used washable markers to dirty up our pigeon.
I gave her a sponge, a little bit of water and a towel and let her wash and dry her pigeon. She must have done this about 5 or 6 times. She just kept getting the pigeon dirty and cleaning him back up again. It is easy to say that she had fun with this activity. It made the perfect companion to the book.
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