Kid Activities

Homemade Crayons

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The boys wanted to make some gifts to give to their friends.  I thought about various ideas, but settled on this one because it was easy to make, neat-looking, and fun to use.  The most tedious part was ripping the labels off all our old, stubby crayons (although I have since heard that soaking them in water makes it much ... Read More »

Dragon Slippers

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I don’t do a lot of sewing, but I like to try and make one gift each year for the boys.  I saw this cute tutorial for fleece Dragon Slippers and it didn’t look too difficult.  She had great step-by-step instructions for creating your own pattern based on your child’s foot size.  I spent two evenings drawing, measuring, calculating & cutting, then ... Read More »

Christmas Lacing

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We thought it would be fun to try lacing some Christmas mittens. Unfortunately we had broken the hole punch while building our catapults…oops.  I used a pencil to poke holes in these one, and then used a star-shape to punch the holes for my toddler.  The larger holes actually turned out to be easier for him to do the lacing. ... Read More »