We are less than a week from Thanksgiving and at our house it is all about turkeys this year. After reading a dozen books from the library and at school about turkeys, the kids are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. We spent a lot of time this month talking about the things, and people that we are thankful for and really try to help the kids see this holiday as a chance to give thanks for what they have. Here is a cute turkey craft that does just that. A paper plate and construction paper transform into a cute way to display what the kids are thankful for.
Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and soon tables all over the country will be filled with family, food, and memorable moments. Make the kid’s table extra special with these adorable little turkey centerpieces. They are simple to make and offer the kids a great activity while they visit with their cousins at dinner. Cover the table in plain wrapping paper, set these turkey marker holders in the center and see what the kid’s in your family are thankful for this year.
Halloween is just a few days a way! Need a friendly way to greet those adorable trick or treaters that stop by your door this Halloween? Meet our new friend who was created in just minutes using a tomato cage, Christmas lights, a bed sheet, and a pair of plastic dollar store eyes. What a fun way to light up your porch this Halloween and create a glowing ghost friend from things you already have! Every kid who has seen our little ghost has found him to be super awesome, but not too scary!
Halloween is a holiday filled with mystery little kids. How are they not to love an entire day dedicated to dressing up and collecting all sorts of candy and treats just because they look cute in their costumes. My kids love Halloween, and they love any project that is Halloween inspired. This project uses toilet paper rolls and allows the kids to transform them into adorable Frankenstein Halloween decorations. Let them create the Halloween decor in your home!
I am always looking for ways to make our normal play extra exciting for the kids. Halloween is the perfect time to turn normal craft and play times into holiday fun and excitement. We love playing play dough in our house. I haven’t purchased play dough from the store for a couple of years, and instead we make it at home. Making homemade play dough is cheap, easy and a great way to get the kids in the kitchen. Making it in fun festive colors turns it into the perfect Holiday activity for kids.
Here is an adorable and simple DIY Halloween decoration that you can make up in minutes. Rescue a few jars from the recycling and grab your hot glue gun for this goofy Halloween craft. Since the kids are still little, scary decorations are a no-go in our house. These mummies are super silly and friendly enough to be fun for the kids this Halloween. With a few supplies you can convert those jars into an entire family of adorable mummies that can be lit up for the perfect Halloween decoration day or night.
Throughout a rainy and cold weekend we managed to have some indoor fun, carve pumpkins, do Halloween crafts, and spend some quiet time together as a family. We made our staple soft cookie bars, but turned them into a cute pumpkin style Halloween treat to help celebrate pumpkin carving day in our house. It was the perfect treat to share after carving pumpkins and allowed the kids to each make and decorate their own Jack-o-lantern shaped cookie.
This year’s Halloween costumes are done, and my little ones are sporting some cute new DIY costumes. I dislike the thought of spending ton’s of money on cheaply made Halloween costumes, so I always like to make my own. This year Princess Toadstool and Toad from Super Mario were the final choice, and the kid’s play the part just right. For about $25.00 total I was able to create two totally unique and adorable costumes.
This month I was lucky enough to have my niece and nephew spending a weekend at our house. I wanted to come up with a fun craft that the cousins could all do together to get them excited for Halloween. These monster pillows are the perfect craft for the kids to make and enjoy the entire month of October. Let your little monsters create their own little monster pillows just in time for Halloween. These are no sew fun and hard not to love for kids of any age!
When gingerbread hearts meet a bowl filled with chalkboard paint you end up with adorable little hearts that you can leave messages on with chalk, hang as decor, or use as gift tags.