My kids and I love to make gingerbread houses for the holidays. In past years we have made a many houses, a Noahâ€™s ark and a castle. This year I didnâ€™t feel like creating something from scratch, so I took the easy way out and bought some pre-made kits. They were cheap, and the fun […]
Elmerâ€™s is running a contest to see what people can create out of an Elmerâ€™s Trifold Board. The projects are being compiled at the Can You Top This website for everyone to see. When I decided this sounded like a fun pre-Thanksgiving project for the kids, so I went to Walmart and bought a board. […]
A Homemade Christmas: Creative Ideas for an Earth-Friendly, Frugal, Festive Holiday by Tina Barseghian This book trys to helps provide an alternative to big, expensive Christmas presents by providing some examples of things you can make yourself that will be loved by the recipients. Unfortunately for many people Christmas gets out of hand and […]
My son is doing a fun craft class and they are making lots of holiday things. This week they made cards, and he loved gluing glittery shapes on his cards. He also put a candy cane pipecleaner on each card, so I guess it isnâ€™t hard to figure out what his favorite holiday treat is. […]
This is a cute and easy craft for Christmas time, and it is fun to have the doors jingle when you open them. All you need are cardboard egg cartons, paint, yarn and some bells. Link up to the Holiday Open House for more holiday posts.
For an art project this week we made masks. I was doing a brief overview of Africa for my sonâ€™s homeschool co-op, so I figured masks worked as an African themed craft. As an added bonus masks are pretty seasonal for Halloween too. Of course any time there is a fun craft project my teenage […]
My family visits the New York State Fair every year. I think we have only missed one year in the last 20 years, so it is a huge family tradition. It is one last big summer event before we start back up with school. This year was no exception, and we had a great time. […]