I've been loving making lots of holiday crafts and activities for the kids lately. And they sure do love having fun new things to do with their friends too.
I'm over at Make and Takes showing you how to make this fun Santa Ring Toss game. If you have older kids this will give them something to do this Thanksgiving break, just hand them some paint and empty bottles and let them get their craft on.
A little while ago Marisol decided that her pink, purple, and grey butterfly-themed bedroom was no longer working for her. As kids do! And, so it was decided that her bedroom now needed to be blue and ocean-themed. Of course! So, we've been gradually making the transition for her. It's a long slow process, but we try to do one thing a week.
We recently made this nightlight terrarium using a photograph from one of our summer trips, a turtle light that Mike had bought her on another trip (because she's obsessed with turtles), and a little succulent. I'm showing you how to make this over at MyPrintly.
While we were in Kentucky over summer break Mike and I had decided to take the kids to a creek not far from the house (one which we had been to before) and we decided we should make boats for the kids to race on the little rapids. You know, get back to some real unplugged childhood fun, the kind we had growing up.
So, when you are dating someone who is probably more creative than you (and loves to do DIY projects), then a simple boat with a block of wood and a sail suddenly becomes an actual project, that takes hours to build and requires a trip to a hardware store and craft store ... but these boats will last a long time and the best part is that Flynn was taught how to use a few power tools and was able to help build the boats.
This tutorial is going to be very photo heavy as I wasn't involved in the design or construction. I simply tagged along for the shopping and glued fabric to the wood sails. I know, some DIY'er I turned out to be. But I just wanted the boys to do their thing with this one without my interference.
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