Craft Ideas

10 unique art & craft kits for kids

Children love creating something with their own hands. Creative art & crafts kits from toy retailers offer great crafting ideas. Just one problem. There are so many various craft kits on the toy market, that it’s getting harder and harder for parents and gift givers to find the unique ones. We tried to compile a [...]

Sizzling hearts. Valentine’s Day art and science project.

What project could combine art, science and… Valentine’s Day? This one can. All three of my young artistic scientists (or scientific artists if you please) enjoyed every step of the way and surprised me how we’ll they understood the science behind it in the end. Supplies: baking soda Citric acid (we had quite a lot [...]

Easy and fabulous DIY diaper cake

Do you know the most useful, the most helpful, and the prettiest gift you could give to a mother to be?  It is a diaper cake.  Ever since I discovered them, I was totally sold on the idea: a practical item, that will be used repeatedly over and over, that will be helpful to the [...]

Lava lamp science project for young wizards

If you ask my kids about creating homemade lava lamps, they wouldn’t know what you are talking about.  Now that my 9 year old is head over heels in world of Harry Potter books, everything must is tinged with a magic glow.  So, occasionally, we just have to get a little bit of Hogwarts in [...]

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]

Kids’ Favorite Fall Craft – Leaves Coloring Project

Leaf coloring is inevitably one of my little one’s favorites.  Right after decorating pumpkins and running wild around the house screaming.  Though this one is less noisy (A LOT) and less expensive: no need to bargain with the kids how many pumpkins we are getting this time – they can have all the leaves in [...]