How to Make Spinning Tops out of Candy

How to Make Candy Spinning Tops

    Ever since we made our World’s Best Spinning Tops last year, I have been wanting to figure out a fun way to make tops out of candy.  I knew a Lifesaver and Gobstopper would work for the base, but couldn’t figure out what to use for the handle.  I also didn’t want to […]

25+ Ways to Learn and Play with Straws

25 plus ways to learn and play with straws

    Straws are such a simple material but they offer dozens of ways for creativity.  We’ve searched our favorite blogs high and low for some new and awesome ways to learn and play with straws…and we are excited to share them with you!   This is our final post in the Craft Closet Boredom Busters […]

Perler Bead Nightlight

Simple Perler Bead Nightlight

  Little Brother is pretty much obsessed with perler beads.  It all began a few weeks ago when I let the boys do one of the kid’s craft workshops while I was shopping at Michael’s.  The craft was pretty lame (to be honest), but they had some extra time afterwards so they let the kids […]

Easy Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

Tie Dye Art with Huggies Wipes

  Once I became a mom, I found that there are a million ways to use baby wipes that have nothing to do with wiping bottoms.  :)   Here are just a few of the ways that I use baby wipes: Cleaning toys and surfaces Cleaning up mealtime messes (and boy, we have plenty of those!) […]

Inside Out Perler Bead Patterns

Awesome Inside Out Perler Bead Patterns

  The boys and I went with some friends of ours to see the movie Inside Out.  I loved it.  Everything about it.  In fact, my friend Rachel can attest to the fact that I got a little (or a lot) choked up towards the end.  Remember when Andy leaves for college in Toy Story 3 […]