Easter Egg Dye Test

I’ve been “dyeing” (sorry) to try some of the natural egg dyes I’ve seen on Pinterest and that inspired an egg dye test. We tackled some natural dyes and then compared them to your standard Paas egg dye kit with vinegar and without. Au Natural I used this article for reference and bought my dyeing supplies. […]

Christmas Ornament + Printable Template

I love handmade ornaments. I would cover my whole Christmas tree in pipe cleaner candy canes and popsicle stick snowflakes if I could! Nothing is quite as sweet as child’s handmade decoration. Here’s an ornament you can make this holiday season. This craft is best suited for elementary aged children because of the scissor and […]

Acts of Kindness for Toddlers & Young Kids

This week we’ve been making an effort to talk with our older daughter about things we are thankful for. So far, I have gathered that she is thankful for leaves (especially red ones), grass, gloves, firetrucks, dogs, and Dum-Dums from the doctor. It’s a start. I was thinking about ways to carry this gratitude through the […]

{Thanksgiving Craft} Personalized Gratitude Candle Holder

As we race from Halloween straight to Christmas, it seems more important than ever to pause, breathe, and notice all there is to be thankful for. This craft is fun to make with your children (extra kid points for paint on their hands!), but best of all it can sit on your dinner table, or other […]

Silly Spider Shaker

Whether you’d like to add some homemade Halloween decorations to your house or fill a morning at home, this is a great craft to do with toddlers or preschoolers using items you probably already have around the house. Materials: Glue stick Scissors Two plates (dessert plates work great) Uncooked macaroni Masking tape Paint Paint brush […]

DIY Giant Bubbles

  I love those blog posts that describe fun crafts and activities that can be done with items you already have in your home. But, well, this particular blog post is absolutely, exactly nothing like that. You will have to work to get these amazing bubbles. And if you order the supplies online, your Amazon “recommended” list […]

Father’s Day Picture Frame & “About My Dad” Free Printable

Happy Father’s Day! Children and crayons go together like cake and icing.  If you’re like me, your crayons seem to multiply over time.  I thought we would put some of those extra crayons to use for a framed Father’s Day project. Items Needed: – 4-6 crayons in a variety of colors – 8×10 picture frame […]

Fizz! Boom! Read! 2014 Summer Reading Program

  It’s finally summer, and parents are already looking for ways to keep kids entertained. We’ll be highlighting plenty of outdoor options, but it’s important to have some quieter and rainy day options to round things out. This year, the Cobb County Public Library System, the Smyrna Public Library, the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools […]

Mother’s Day Vase and Homemade Flowers

I remember beaming with pride when I made a vase for my mom one year in elementary school. It is very easy to do with things you probably already have around the house! Mother’s Day vase supply list: 1 clean, empty plastic bottle with the label taken off (we used a salad dressing bottle) White […]

Animal Encounters (Beyond the Zoo and Aquarium)

I’m pretty sure anyone that lives in the general Atlanta area and has kids is familiar with the zoo and the aquarium. But did you know that there are other awesome animal encounters within a few hours drive?   Let’s start closest to home (drive times are estimated from the center of Smyrna)…   The […]