Paracord Bracelets

When we decided to have J’s birthday party at Flight, I was a little concerned about how the party would flow. I’m used to at-home parties, and the typical Flight party is one hour of jumping followed by 45 minutes in a party room. We were going to have snacks and cake, but I was … [Read more…]

Icy Mosaics

So I’m talking Fun with Ice and Snow on Newschannel 13’s Live at Noon tomorrow, and I’m gathering props and testing crafts. I tried blowing bubbles in the freezing weather, but the results were  lackluster (especially irritating when I hear about this all the time, and it’s all over the internet, like if you Google … [Read more…]

Homemade Gifts

It was a long day, and they’ve already cancelled school for tomorrow. The truth is, I wasn’t the most loving mama from the start–J was jumping on my bed and M was trying to get me to declare her Right In All Things before I’d even gotten a chance to get to the bathroom this … [Read more…]

Corn Husk Dolls

School was a half-day today, so even though one kid spent hours at a friend’s house and the other spent hours at gymnastics, we managed to fit in a little crafting. I’d had corn husks in a cabinet forever from sometime when they were on sale. You can use actual greenish corn husks off of, … [Read more…]

Cute Farm Animals on a Stick

During her week at farm camp, M made a bunch of cute little farm animals. They were touted as bookmarks, but we agreed that we liked the idea of using them as puppets better. In case it’s not entirely obvious, they are: a rooster, a cow, a pig, a horse, a cat, a duck, and … [Read more…]

Leprechaun Trap

After rallying for the water park trip (I’ll link to the review when it’s ready), J wasn’t feeling great again. She stayed home yesterday, but this morning she said that she could handle school, and against my better judgement, I let her go because it was Leprechaun Trap Day (you know that I don’t love … [Read more…]

Sick Day for J

J crept into our room at 2 am complaining that her head hurt and she was coughing too much to sleep. Sure enough, she had a fever, and even after some Motrin she was shivering under her covers, so I spent much of the night in bed with her before stumbling back to my own … [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Craft

When we went shopping for Valentines this year, J got ambitious and asked to make little crafts for all the kids in her craft. Luckily, we timed our shopping trip perfectly for Thursday afternoon, so J had an activity all ready for her snow day. They turned out pretty adorable. Target was selling little kits … [Read more…]

Cute Craft to Measure that Snow

Look at this craft J brought home from her school party: It’s one of those paint stirrers that you can get for free at any home improvement store. Just paint it white and add a little felt or fabric hat, scarf, and nose. And measurements, of course. Speaking of scamming free craft materials out of … [Read more…]