Each year, the girls and I make Christmas ornaments. With my girls only being 3 years old and 18 months old, we need to make ornaments that are age appropriate for their skill level. I found these wooden beads and knew they’d be perfect for this years ornament. Both girls were able to help string the
The girls love going on walk and collecting “tiny perfect things”, so I try to come up with crafts we can do with the things they collect. For this craft, we went on a leaf hunt around the neighborhood to find as many different colored leave as we could.
2 Toilet Paper Rolls
Yarn, Ribbon and/or Tape
The weather is finally starting to cool down (it had been over 100 degrees!), so we’ve been going on a lot more walks lately. After reading the book Tiny, Perfect Things I thought it’s be fun to go on our own hunt for tiny, perfect things, so I created a picture scavenger hunt and diy binoculars craft to do with the girls.
My girls LOVE making this diy puff paint, so I’ve been trying to come up with any craft idea I can to use it. In the winter, we use it to make a melted snowman, and for the summer we’ve come up with this fun ice cream cone craft that can be done two ways to fit your child’s age/development.
Toilet Paper Rolls
Hot Glue Gun
Pom Poms, Sea Shells, Feathers, Paint…anything to decorate the building
I always save our toilet paper rolls because the are perfect for so many crafts! This past weekend we used them to build with. I love this because it really lets your child imagination run wild. Your child can create a princess castle, a garage for their cars, a doll house, or whatever their little mind comes up with. Hazel created a
We got a set of beads for Hazel to string onto pipe cleaners (a great activity for developing fine motor skills), and she loved it! She’d made bracelets for everyone in the family and she was always asking “Can I bead Mommy?” So I wanted to come up with a new beading craft for her, and came up with this beaded wind chime craft (it’s a lot like the crib mobile I made for Iris’s room). Hazel enjoyed making this so much that when
It can get really hot in the summer here (like up to 120 degrees hot), so on those days, we tend to stay inside and do crafts. This paper plate suncatcher craft is the perfect way to incorporate the summer sun into our day without actually having to go out in the sun, by hanging it in the window to see the sun shine through the colors.
Summer is here! Woohoo! I used to not be a huge summer fan because of the heat, but since having kids I’ve grown to love summer. It’s so much fun with kids! Below is a list of our favorite free things to do as a family in the summer. We’ll definitely be checking each off our summer bucket list.