Start a tradition with your you kids this year and make your own ornaments—some to keep and some to give away as presents. Each Christmas you’ll get to pull them out of the box and revisit that year with “remember when” stories. With these 5 super simple Christmas ornament tutorials, it’s easy to get started!
Now that we’ve successfully conquered our fear of heights, our kids are chomping at the bit for a new adventure challenge. To satisfy their cravings during down time when we’re not on the road, we searched high and low for cool new products and tools to keep them pumped and well-prepared for any adventure the future may hold.
Here’s the product of our labor: the official Holiday Gift Guide for Young Explorers. Enjoy!
We adults are all sending out our last minute holiday cards to our family and friends so why not let the kids send their own this year? Print out these empty snow globes for your little ones to fill with drawings for their favorite people to enjoy this holiday season!
This DIY Holiday Mouse Gift Wrap can be easily made in a matter of minutes. Make an entire family of mice to put under the tree and watch children’s faces light up when you ask them who stole the cheese!
Looking for entertaining and educational gifts for you little ones? These hands-on cross-stitch kits are it. Kiddos 6 years and older will have fun learning the process of stitching and watching the playful images appear as a result!
Choose from a carrot, aubergine, ant, bee, strawberry, or cherries. Each kit (available for about $16 from lotsofloops on Etsy) comes with a perforated card, pattern, and needle and thread, all assembled in a super cute kit.
If you like the cards, be sure to check out Susana Zarco’s shop lotsofloops on Etsy for super cute crocheted toys for tots.
Well, even after all that talk about breaking dessert tradition, my family still begged me to make our usual pumpkin fare this holiday season. We do live in the upper Midwest after all, so baking and bringing “bars” to a meal or party is somewhat expected. These pumpkin bars are a great dessert—easy to make, but tasty enough to hold their own with any fancy cake or tart they may share the table with. And while many people leave pumpkin behind once Thanksgiving has passed, I’ve found this little treat to be welcome all winter long.
Recently, I had the privilege of crafting with an amazing group of kids at a school in Costa Rica. My takeaway? The international language of craft has no borders:)
The Evite’s Top Party Pro challenge is very much on its way! We are in the middle of week two and can hardly wait to see who wins. The votes are adding up quickly, but there’s still time to cast your vote to be eligible for the $250.00 prize.
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Evite and cast your vote!
I can’t help it; somehow chocolate and peppermint make their way into almost everything this time of year. Cookies, cakes, candy—it is all laced with the mint-chocolate combo. Hot chocolate is no exception. After a whole week of negative temperatures, I couldn’t help myself; I needed everything to be warm and comforting. So I chopped some chocolate, added a little peppermint and milk, and gathered the family around. We sipped our tasty drinks and finally felt some holiday cheer.
This DIY tutorial for pine cone garland and mini trees makes for an easy holiday project for your little ones. Just gather a basket full of pine cones, some nice wool yarn and colored wooden beads, and get creative with your kids! All the materials combine to make a lovely decoration for the mantelpiece.