Toddler Fascinations and Moss Gardens

It hadn’t rained in two weeks until last night and the smell of wet dirt was heavy in the air. My toddler and I set off to explore our back woods and check on the little forts we’d been slowly constructing over the summer. Her fascination with moss caught my eye. We grabbed her pink…

Framed Toddler-isms DIY

Our little town has a mild obsession with thrift stores. I’m beginning to think it’s the same half a dozen people swapping junk back and forth. Regardless, I still check them and occasionally I find a little gem that I want to work with. So for a quarter I picked up this sad looking picture…

Jumbo Easter Eggs DIY

We’ve all done the school time paper mache on balloons right? It’s so old fashioned I think most of us just skip over it at a DIY project, that and it’s a big mess when you do it with kids. But here’s a fresh take on the idea: Jumbo (any size you want really) Easter…

Homemade Lands DIY 2.0

If you’ve gotten good at thinking of cleaver craft/toy combos like I have over the winter you’ll understand why I bought an old box of old plastic flowers from a thrift store this weekend. First it was only $3 bucks and second my kid is going to flip out when this comes together (I hope)….

Homemade Play Lands: Your DIY idea source

As most parents know, kids toys, especially ‘sets’ of things, can get out of hand in quantity and cost quickly. If you’ve got hot-wheels then you need the mat, the garage, the towers, the race track. If you have Barbie you need the cloths, the house and the convertible. Do I need to continue? My…

DIY- Felt Christmas Tree for Toddler

If you’re like my family you have more heirloom ornaments than normal ones on your tree. They are special and mean something even if it makes the tree look cheesy. So how do you have a family tree when you really don’t want anyone in the family┬áto touch it? Especially that glass one from great…