Superhero Accessories #1: Thor’s Hammer


As I had mentioned earlier in my #KINDERmom post, our boys are obsessed with Superheroes.  Today as we started putting together Halloween costumes, I found myself on Pinterest looking for inspiration for some accessories for our Superheroes.  I don’t want to have entirely store-bought costumes, but I also don’t have the energy to make four complete costumes myself.  So we ... Read More »

Pumpkin Craft with the Cutest Story!


This is a fun craft to do with children who are able to use scissors pretty well (ie. Grade 2 and up).  What I do is tell the story first with my paper, then have the children re-tell the story with me while making the craft.  Materials: Orange, black and green construction paper Scissors Glue Fold the paper in half, hold ... Read More »

Easy Preschool Pumpkin Crafts


Everything is turning up pumpkins in our house this week! Head over to to check out these crafts that we did & sent in guest blogs about! The first one is an egg carton pumpkin – check out the detailed but simple step-by-step instructions here! For preshoolers, make the pumpkin ahead of time, & let them paint it. For older ... Read More »

Cork Painting


Inspired by Formula Mom Mariah’s Fall Tree Cork Painting Craft, when Hendrik asked to do some painting this morning, we set about making a fall tree with corks and paint. I’m not the best artist, and the trickiest part was finding a simple drawing of a leafless tree.  I found a great printable over at Crayon Box Chronicles - funny enough, ... Read More »

Sugar Cone Christmas Tree


 Alright, so I saw a pin about making this tree last winter, and I promised myself that I’d do it with H this year.  A friend of his came over to play for a morning this week, and I thought that it would be the perfect activity – it’s a craft that adapts well enough for a 1.5 year old ... Read More »

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Crafts


 My husband has accused me of mild hoarding.  Why?  I can’t seem to put certain types of things into the recycling. So, as I’ve been pinning away this week, I’ve been on the look out for toilet paper roll Christmas crafts, since that stash has gotten to be fairly large.  There are So. Many. Ideas!  I thought I’d collect them all ... Read More »

Clear Ornament Ideas for Christmas Decorating


MR – Last year on Pinterest, I saw all kids of clear ornament ideas.   I didn’t have any at the time, but I made it a point during boxing day sales to buy some of those clear Christmas balls at 75% off, costing me next-to-nothing.  I only got the clear plastic ones (not the glass) because I have four young ... Read More »

DIY Nativity Scenes – easy Christmas Crafts


As I was searching through my Christmas pins, I noticed that I had pinned a lot of Nativity scenes.  There are so many great ideas out there for making your own.  And since I tend to like the more simple, silhouette-style nativities, I was able to search out those simpler crafts.  I find that some of the store-bought ones are ... Read More »

DIY Serving Tray from CANDY!


Ok. So this DIY serving tray from candy was one of those things that I saw on Pinterest and thought, “No way.  There’s either a trick to it, or it’s a Pinterest Old Wives Tale.  It can’t be that easy!” Well, guess what?  It totally is.  I started out with instructions from this blog over here, and then headed out ... Read More »