I know, I know, the pun is so bad, but I just couldn't help myself. Because I think this cute DIY, great for the summer, really is amazing. Easy to do, customizable, inexpensive, and kid-friendly. What more do you need?
As DIY trends go, this has got to be: a) one of the most specific; and b) one of the most fun. Because I'm seeing a lot of donuts. And not just any donuts. Donuts with pink icing and multi-colored sprinkles on top. They are colorful, cute, and really playful. Take a look at these ten favorites!
There's plenty of time during the summer for kids to get out and explore. And for my kids, exploring is extra fun when you have a special kit to document, collect, and experiment with your surroundings. That's why I love this DIY explorer's kit from Instructables. Make sure you don't leave home without all the adventuring necessities.
It's that time of year. The world is in bloom, and flowers are everywhere: in window boxes, in your garden, growing wild by the side of the road. You could grab some of those beauties and pop them in a vase to enjoy them in your home — or you could take it a step further with one of these simple summer crafts using flowers. These would be fun weekend crafts to make with your kids, or with a few friends if you haven't got any kids. You're never too old to appreciate flowers.
At what age are you too old to get your pops a handmade gift for father's day? The answer is never. Even though you're all grown up (in size, if not in spirit), your dad will still treasure a handcrafted present from his little one. And when he gets a little misty-eyed, just agree that it must have been the onions he was cutting for the grill earlier. It's his day, after all.
Some of my friends' kids are already out of school, and we only have two more weeks to go. So it's time to start planning the summer projects for those lazy days at home with no playdates and no summer camp. I've rounded up four fun, if goopy, projects that kids can help make and then play with all day long... and hopefully longer!
Do you all remember Hama (or perler) beads from your youth? The ones you melted together as a quick, easy hobby? Recently I've seen an upsurge in DIY craft projects made out of these bright, large, and colorful beads from back in the day. Today's iterations vary from cute to downright beautiful — something I didn’t think was possible from grade school crafts. Here are some favorites:
If you like to decorate your Easter eggs close to the holiday like we do, then you probably haven't gotten around to it yet. And while the PAAS kits are ubiquitous and remind me of my childhood, there are lots of great ideas out there for unique egg designs. Check these out to see if you want to attempt a new style with your kids this year.