Arts & Crafts Ideas

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 [...]

Cool Halloween pumpkin carving ideas

Pumpkin carving is a terrific fall activity for parents and kids to do together. You probably have seen some amazingly artistic pumpkin carvings that mortal person technically cannot do. We have, too. We tried to collect some original ideas that might be performed by amateur carvers, we mean, devoted parents. Your carved pumpkins might not [...]

Five Easiest Halloween Crafts for the Little Ones. Crafts for Toddlers.

My favorite crafts have two things in common: they don’t have a perfect final result and they allow maximum room for kids’ creativity to soar into the sky.  Even for the littlest crafters.  Especially for the littlest crafters.   Every single one of these crafts my kids enjoyed at some point of their yearly Halloween Party [...]

Make a WOW Potion with your young wizard! Fun kitchen chemistry with kids.

Take some Gargoyle’s milk.  With a  dropper, add a few drops of Salamander Juice, then a few more of Sweet Heart Fluid.  A little splash of …  With your magic wand, give it a swirl… Wow!  Yep, everybody around you go “Wow!” and “Ahhhh!”.   And they will.  This simple kitchen experiment became both one of [...]

Fall craft for kids – make your own leaf wreath

Fall is such a beautiful season that it really calls to decorate our houses with some autumn theme crafts. Fall brings a colorful supply for many creative crafts of the season: leaves! With all the imaginable fall colors you can make one-of-a-kind leaf display right on your front door or inside the house. Let’s make [...]