Here’s a fun decorating project for kids that only takes a bit of cardboard and a few toy dinosaurs. It’s an easy craft to keep kids occupied on a rainy day and has the added bonus of allowing them to create a work of art for their bedroom wall. Decorate and play at the same time!
Summer is almost here and it’s time to go outdoors and have some fun. We live in the countryside and my kids love playing in the garden. Savannah’s into making perfume from rose petals right now and Miles wants to build a new den.
Sound familiar? Children seldom get bored if they can explore outside, in the woods, a park or even a market garden. Of course, not everyone has access to green spaces or sunshine all year round. Rainy days can be long and frustrating, but there are plenty of simple, nature-inspired activities and games for them to play indoors.
Here are a few that recently caught my eye…
Guarantee gardening success by starting your kids with super succulents! What’s not to love? Succulents don’t need daily watering, they are incredibly exotic, and they add a touch of green to your home.
Take a look at a few of our favorites—we’re certain that you and your little one will enjoy these wonder plants as much as we do…
Kids love to build impromptu forts—hiding inside tents, nooks, and improvised shelters makes them feel protected from imaginary monsters, frightful creatures, and the rest of the outside world. We’ve seen a lot of DIY and ready-to-buy tent options on Pinterest and all over the blogosphere lately, but one idea makes my heart skip a beat: the repurposed closet.
The minimal BUM stool by BAGGU and UM Project (available from Lin Morris) features a natural canvas seat, maple base, and brightly-colored shoulder strap. All proceeds from the sales of the travel seat go the to Brooklyn Recovery Fund for local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
This fabulous camping lean-to by Scout Regalia & Reunion, also available from Lin Morris, quickly & easily converts from covered shelter to open air.
The perfect accessories for traveling light this summer—love!
Small is beautiful, so they say. In my experience, little ones can learn great things from playing with their miniature friends. We’ve all dressed up peg dolls, held tea parties for plushies, fought never-ending battles with mini toy soldiers or soothed teddy with a nighttime story, haven’t we?
Although I love quirky vintage wooden dolls I’ve been making the most of my secret pinterest boards to curate a small collection of modern mini folk that I hope your little ones will enjoy…
Our good friends at Chronicle Books recently sent us a copy of So Pretty! Felt, the newest book from former ReadyMade deputy editor Amy Palanjian. The book is filled with simple yet elegant felt projects, including chic headbands, sweet flower bouquets, adorable package toppers, gorgeous necklaces, and more.
We’ve been in the middle of a super fun party campaign with Keep.com, the organized and curated way to shop the internet. All of the amazing products that we’ve discovered on Keep.com came together for an intimate party with several pals and their daughters.
It was the ultimate summer soiree! We had a ball with our gals as we nibbled on organic yummies and crafted under the starry night. All of the details were perfect, thanks to our readers and fellow keepers.
So, without further adieu… throw on your sequin party frocks and get ready for our list of summer party essentials!
Enjoy the lazy days of summer with these DIY stencil floor pillows! Head over to Paint Me Plaid for the tutorial.