Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category


Native American Basket Game

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 in Crafts

(psssst…looking for the Tangram instructions? They are here.) Cameron did a summer camp at the Natural History Museum last year all about Native Americans in Utah. (Abby is signed up to do it this summer, she is thrilled!) Cameron has been talking about it non stop since August! She talks about the dancing, the storyteller, […]

Genevieve, Santa’s Tiniest Elf

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 in Beauty in Everyday, Crafts, party time

I am bumping this up to the top because now you can print out a nice PDF of the story, and it is edited, which is always good. Right under the picture is a hyperlink of the story. Click on that, the PDF will pop up, and print it out! My great grandmother’s name is […]

Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along 2013

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in Crafts, recipes

Have you all heard of the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along? Three sweet women have been hosting and coordinating it for four years, I think I have contributed three of the years. This year in the Craft section I posted how to make little play-land tins from knickknacks around the house. Also, this year in […]

Family Timeline Project

Friday, December 14th, 2012 in Crafts, homeschool, Learning

Abby’s favorite subject in school is history–any type of history. Past presidents, lds history, pioneers, Egyptians, nomads, etc. Homeschooler or no homeschooler I would look into The Story of the World history books to have in the home. They come along with an activity book as well. When we were first starting and learning what […]

Where Do I Live?

Friday, December 14th, 2012 in Crafts, homeschool, Learning

Before we moved Cameron was really confused on where the world we were going. Costa Rica? Wait. California? Wait. To the palm trees? In California? No, Costa Rica? In America? Not America? Wait where? So when I saw this idea on a teacher forum for this little book I knew it was perfect. It also […]

Christmas Tree Out of Nature

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 in Crafts

I think this would turn out just the same by using acorns, pebbles, or bits of painted broken up pinecones–instead of seashells.  Christmas Tree Out of Nature* Supplies: Sticks of various sizes Glue Yellow stars out of construction paper Bits of green and red yarn seashells, acorns, painted broken pine cones, pebbles cardstock or heavy […]

Christmas Hand Wreath Craft

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 in Crafts

Now that we are living abroad we #1 don’t have extra money for recipes, crafts, projects that cost very much mula and #2 unless you want to drive into the capital, supplies are very limited! That is a-ok with us though, simple and basic feels nice. Christmas Hand Wreath Craft Supplies: green construction paper red […]

Slime, Giant Outdoor Waterbed & Rainbow Bubble Snakes

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 in Crafts

My creativity level has gone way down, I tend to do fun craft/art things with the girls very last minute, and I just need someone else to tell me what to do. Pinterest is perfect for this. I have this board I started last year called: Fun Things to Do with the Kids that is […]

Summer Fun List BE GONE

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 in About Me, Crafts

No not really BE GONE, but last year our experience with our Summer Fun List wasn’t all positive. Helped us to have tons of fun as a family? CHECK Helped us do new things we wouldn’t have before? CHECK Made for spoiled, whiny kids? CHECK Made me want to tear the whole thing into teeny […]

Re-creating their Favorite Book

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 in Crafts

I was looking for a quick project for the girls to do on a boring morning. I told them to go pick their favorite book and they could re-write/re-illustrate it in their own way. Abby picked one of those Pigeon Books by Mo Willems. Funny thing is Abby’s frustration came out through her book. She […]