DIY Valentine’s Day 3-D Card (Printable)

Do you have a child who wants to make “the best Valentine’s Day card ever” and asks for your contribution?  In my house, it started early on a Saturday morning.       It was five am by the living…
Ten Uses for Dollar Store Flat Marbles

Dollar Stores are great places to discover unexpected items that become my kids favorite toys.  Last year I bought a bag of flat marbles for $2.99 and they’ve been getting a great amount of use.  From budget math manipulatives, to…
Shoebox Treasure Chest for Kids

My obsession with boxes started at the age of five.  At the time, my parents were just graduating from college and money was so tight that bread was a luxury item.  We lived in a tiny room with a pull-out…
Melted Shamrock Leaves – crayons and waxed-paper craft

We are big on holiday decorations any time of the year, but especially during winter when we welcome any opportunity to celebrate.  As soon as Christmas decorations come down, we start decorating for Valentine’s Day and the day after Valentine’s…
How to make a Valentine’s Day 3D Heart

If you are looking for great Valentine’s Day Craft, we’ve got it.  This awesomely messy craft is fun and easy and we invented it absolutely by chance.  Last week as we were standing in the kitchen, looking at the soggy,…
Paper-Mache Snowman Family Craft

Winter is all about snowman for my kids, but this year we didn’t have snowman snow yet.  We compensate by doing lots of snowman crafts.  I have told you earlier about my love of papier-mâché (paper-mache) projects, so it only…
Valentine’s Day Game: I love you for…

  Have you told your family lately that you love them?     Was it casual “I love you” you drop on the way out of the door in the morning or a quick, hurried “Lov’ you” at the end…
Yarn Apple Craft

In a summer we decorated one of our trees with lanterns and it looked adorable until rain, wind and squirrels wore all the beauty away.  Since it’s an apple season now, we decided it would be fun to decorate a…
How to Make an Airplane and Travel the World

      I will tell you about one thing that was in abundance in Soviet Union.  News paper!  It was everywhere: in huge unsteady piles in the corners of our small apartments, in classrooms, flattering on every bench in…
The Ultimate Sensory Play Guide

  Unless you’ve been living in a cave for a few years you already heard that sensory play is all the rage.   If you don’t do it your kids will never go to college and might even sue you…