Rainbow Ice Tunnels

Rainbow Ice Tunnels- the perfect blend of science and art

  Creating these Rainbow Ice Tunnels has been one of the neatest projects we've done in a while.  It is the perfect blend of science and art...and it kept the boys occupied for well over an hour!   I first found this idea over at Art & Creativity in Early Childhood Education.  There is a downloadable instruction sheet that you can print, head on over here to grab … [ Keep reading… ]

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 have to use icing, as I didn't think it would hold together well enough with my boys (and proved such during one … [ Keep reading… ]

Magnetic Snack and Play Travel Tray

Magnetic Snack & Play Travel Tray

Traveling in the car with kids can be tough.  It seems as though there is a never-ending demand coming from someone in the backseat:  "I'm hungry!"..."I'm bored!"..."Are we there yet?"...He keeps touching me!..."Waaaa!"  To be quite honest, we rely way more on our car's DVD player than I would like to admit.  It is a matter of survival, after all.  :)   But as I am planning and … [ Keep reading… ]

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 series hosted by Frugal Fun for Boys that we were honored to be a part of. … [ Keep reading… ]

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 use the perler beads.  Little Brother was hooked.  I bought this set from Amazon and we have already had to … [ Keep reading… ]

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!) Wiping down our dog's paws (before she died last year) Cleaning the interior of my … [ Keep reading… ]