Archive for the ‘Friday: Play!’ Category

Celebration Wreath #2

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!, Parties, party time

I made a Celebration/Birthday/Tea Party Wreath two years ago that we have used in 5 birthday parties and 5 fancy tea parties so far. It still is really nice but the girls wanted to make another one that is more BIG GIRL. I guess “big girl”¬†means sequins, black and hot pink. Celebration Wreath Supplies: Wreath […]

Summer Fun List

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 in Crafts, family, Friday: Play!

My husband has been really sick…more like terribly ill. I have only seen him like this one other time when we were engaged. Poor guy. For over a week the girls and I have been trying to avoid the house so he can rest and we can stay away from sickies. One day we just […]

Invisible Painting Activity

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!

My girls love anything to do with “detective work,” as you know. So when I remembered this activity from my grade school days they were very excited. Invisible Painting Activity Supplies: White Crayon White Paper Tempura Powder Paint mixed with water OR watercolor paints Paintbrush Directions: 1. Write your “secret message” on the white paper […]

Plant Prints (aka Plant “Fossils”)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!, Nature

Last week (or was it the week before? everything is a blur) all the girls caught some sort of infection that weirdly came out through their eyes and ears. Of course they passed it down the line: Abby to Cameron and Cameron to Shae and probably to me too, but moms don’t have time to […]

Gold Panning with Kids

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 in Friday: Play!, Nature

We live in a city with close access to a couple canyons with a lot of mining going on. My husband loved the show on Discovery that just ended, Gold Rush Alaska. Not that he thinks he is going to make a living or even any money with gold, but he bought some supplies to […]


Friday, April 1st, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!, party time

Every bubble “formula” I have tried has not turned out so well. So I asked my Facebook Fan Page for if anyone knew of a secret formula for me to try. ¬†And someone did. Finally, we have one that is a winner! My kids love bubbles but I hate how they are always getting […]

Make Your Own Snowflake Craft

Friday, February 18th, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!

My mom dropped off these packets for making our own snowflakes.¬†They were such fun! Make Your Own Snowflake Craft Supplies: Pipe cleaners Wire Plastic Spoon Large Plastic Cup Borax Directions: 1. Create your snowflake shape with pipe cleaners. Make sure you trim it so it will “dip” into your container. 2. Attach a piece of […]

Dried Up Marshmallow Games

Friday, January 21st, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!

When cleaning out drawers I found three bags of dried up marshmallows. I don’t know why I even buy them…I must buy them for decorating cupcakes and completely forget about them. So since it was, you know, SNOWING again this week we stayed in and thought up things to do with the dried up marshmallows. […]

Fun Things to do When Stuck at Home this Winter

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 in Crafts, Friday: Play!

Last week, Abby and I did a TV spot on the morning news, the CBS channel here in Utah. Doing news spots are just…so unpredictable. Sometimes you have way more time than they tell you and sometimes way less. Sometimes producers are FABULOUS at prepping you and other times there is no one there to […]

Ideas to Keep your Kids Entertained During the Winter

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 in Crafts, Friday: Play!, party time

Hello those of you visiting from CBS Channel 2 News! To go along with my segment this morning I wanted to re-post this long list of ideas that I posted last year to keep your kids entertained during the winter. Last year around this time I asked my blog readers…. What activities do you do […]