Last week we discussed some amazing projects you can do with your knitting, like donating it to babies in the NICU. But did you know that you can also use the art of knitting to learn even more skills? One math teacher uses knitting to help students learn the subject in class!
When you only dye a few eggs for Easter, it always seems like you have tons of dye left and nothing to do with it. Whether you make your own all-natural dyes, use food coloring or buy tables from the store, there’s always other uses you can find for your leftover egg dye.
Depending on your mom, she either loves or hates the things you make for her. Even if she’s held onto the mug that you made in the third grade, that doesn’t mean she wants you to keep making her crafts for Mother’s Day. That said, some moms love homemade goodies. This year, why not invite your mom along for the craft making?
It’s that time of year again. Parents across the nation are scrambling to find camps for their kids based on their interests and camp costs, but sometimes the price of camp just leaves it out of reach. Why not create your own DIY camp with your child and his or her friends with a variety of cool crafts and activities to do?
Good Housekeeping shared their 50 most popular Pins on Pinterest recently and there are so many fun ideas! They assure readers that the Pins are all easy to do and will add some spectacular aesthetic appeal to your home. Although many of us already use the heck out of Pinterest (I have something in the oven courtesy of a Pin at the moment), I thought this piece would not only give you some new ideas, but also serve as a starting point for anyone just now joining Pinterest!
Kids love playing with Playdough. Playdough can get expensive after awhile because kids often forget to put the lid back on the container. This allows the Playdough to dry out and become useless. Plus, parents and kids are limited to using the colors available for sale in the store.
One Christmas I saw an invitation to create a gingerbread house at our local Wetlands Institution. There was a small fee to do this, but it sounded like so much fun. I took my two girls and two of their friends. We had such a blast making the gingerbread houses that I vowed to make some at home this year. The craft is a great way to connect as a family.
Each year my children look forward to counting down the days till Christmas with an Advent calendar. This year I decided that we didn't need to purchase one. It would be more fun to make our own (plus we'd save a few bucks).
You will need the following items to make your own Advent calendar:
Younger children love to learn while completing hands-on activities. As a homeschool mom, I have seen this time and time again. If you have a preschool or kindergarten age child, it is a good idea to go over the seasons with them by making a wreath. Previously, I wrote about how to create a fall wreath. Today, I'll explain how you can help your child make a wreath that represents the winter.
Christmas is quickly approaching. I'm almost completely done with my Christmas shopping, so I've moved on to playing the Chipmunk's Christmas CD and having my kids make Christmas crafts. Our newest one is making a handprint Santa. If you have children under the age of 10, you'll want to give this craft a try.
You will need the following items to make your handprint Santa:
- Construction paper