We aren't very happy here in Southern California because it hasn't been raining; we're entering what is coming to be called a mega drought. So, I figured, maybe if we plan some artwork that necessitates rain, we can conjure some up. Kind of like a crafty rain dance.
I'll spare you questions like "What Does a Fox Say?" and just cut right to the chase. These fox-focused DIY projects are cute and fun for the family. You'll make them, and your kids will totally enjoy them every step of the way.
I spend a lot of time with my 5-year-old and his friends and their universe mainly consists of three activities: playing, reading (or being read to) and making art. This trifecta seems to be the ingredients to a happy childhood and perhaps a happy life! But which one do we least engage in as adults? I'd say art. Todd Oldham recently hosted an afternoon of art-making in his studio for kids and adults and it was great to reconnect with my inner artist.
Christmas kinda snuck up on us, didn't it? Since Thanksgiving this year fell on a late date in November, don't feel bad if your Christmas tree hasn't been decorated (or if there's no tree at all... whoops!). Some of the most chic decorations for the holidays can be made fast and for free, with just scissors and paper.
Enlist help this week and have your kids make simple, colorful wrapping paper for everyone on your list. Four of these ideas are perfect entertainment for the days leading up to Christmas, while one will keep them busy while they wait to open their own gift.
Sparkly, felted, or fuzzy, pom poms are having a moment. There are countless ways to use these bits and bobs to turn up the holiday cheer with a craft project, gift wrap, or decorating with pom poms. Here are ten great ideas:
Everyone needs to stock up on food for the holidays. If you want to get your kids in on the act, you might want to DIY yourself some amazing play food. And while we've seen lots of felt food tutorials out there, there are many other super creative ideas using other supplies. Read on for a collection of homemade play food that doesn't require felt!
Some of my favorite gifts growing up were the gifts designed to make, build, and create. I will forever remember the happy hours spent designing and building wooden ornaments (a DIY woodworking project my dad came up with), handcrafting ornate letters with my Hello Kitty stationary set, and sewing pillows with my sewing kits. Check out these 10 great kits to buy or for inspiration to DIY your own kits this holiday season.
Whether you're knee-deep in snow or somewhere balmy, snow globes bring the magic of winter right into your hands. Making your own is a great holiday project to take on with kids. Here are a few DIY snow globe projects: one without water, one in a light bulb, and one that puts the kids right into the action.
If it's getting cold and dreary in your part of the country, here's something to brighten the view when you look out your window: lovely, shiny, icy ornaments filled with birdseed and cranberries. Make it your next rainy day project!