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When making sweets for Valentine’s Day or any fun event, I try to save money any way I can. Sometimes money saving tips are born out of a need. This recipe was created when I just could not get out of the house to go get decorative sugar. I looked in the pantry and decided to try something. To my surprise and delight, IT WORKED! I am excited to share this homemade...

Need to keep an eye out for enemy invaders? This PVC periscope project is super simple and gives you a chance to show and explain to kids how mirrors work. An added plus – it will keep little explorers busy for hours/days/weeks to come as they search for spies and intruders. Learn while you build: Periscopes have been used for hundreds of years to observe things...

It is almost here! A NEW YEAR! Here are some fun DIY New Year’s ideas and crafts for kids and adults! They range from easy to difficult. But they are all FUN! Have a VERY Happy New Year!Noisemakers: New Years NoiseMakers! from Alpha Mom DIY New Years Eve shakers for kids from The Centsible Life Noisemakers from ribbon spools Family Fun DIY New Year’s hats made with recycled materials from Splash of Something Bubble wrap noisemaker Play With MeDecorate: Spell letters out with pipe cleaners to make cake toppers or...

It is almost here! CHRISTMAS! Here are some DIY Christmas craft ideas from great blogs that may help you in the coming days! ENJOY!Make your tree extra special with colored popcorn garland or popcorn and cranberry garland. Decorate your home with  homemade decorations like Waterless Snow Globes from Tatortots and Jello, Terra Cotta Snowman from One Creative Mommy or No Sew Santa Placemats from That’s What Che Said. It is not too late to enjoy this Free Printable Christmas Countdown and  Christmas Trivia. Print Christmas...

This is so much fun! I have always wondered how to make popcorn and cranberry garland. Tonight we tried it. What a blast. It is so easy!   Supplies: Popped popcorn (air popped and cooled is best) Cranberries (NOT frozen!) Sewing needles Thread or fishing wireHow to make popcorn and cranberry garland:  Thread your needles. One for each person. Make the string short enough to work with. If you have younger kids make it just over a foot. Tie a knot at the end. If you are using cranberry or other items, decide if you want a...

December is here and that means the Countdown to Christmas has begun! With a 4 and 7 year old in the house we are reminded each day how many days we have until Christmas. Here is a fun way that I found to count down the days and add some fun trivia. Create your own DIY Countdown to Christmas Calendar with hidden trivia! Supplies:Printer (I used my new HP ENVY 5530...

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