How perfect would this little DIY book cubby be in a kid's bedroom or playroom?? I mean seriously. It. Is. Adorable. Also?? It's super insanely easy to make!
Whether used as a learning tool for kids or simply as a decorative coffee table or bookshelf object, these DIY wooden gradient blocks are easy to make -- and gorgeous!
Puzzles are fun, learning is fun, and hey, it's the Fourth of July: why not make a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S.??
I always love seeing creative, affordable solutions to decor dilemmas and this DIY pegboard headboard does not disappoint!
I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?
I'm a big believer in surrounding yourself with art and think kids deserve awesome art, too! Here are a few of my favorite prints from talented artist and illustrators from around the globe. Check them out and if you know of anyone else who should be on the list, tell us in the comments!
Have you seen the Super Mom trend du jour, Bento Boxes? Basically it's where Lunchables meet Martha Stewart. I gotta say though, they're pretty darn impressive. See the lengths Moms go to to get their kids to eat something besides chicken nuggets after the jump.
I have three little girls, two of which are very good at distributing toys, clothes, and books all over the house. After too many days of me chasing after them and cleaning up their messes, it was time to put them in charge of pulling some of the weight around the house. My sanity depended on it.
So, how do we distribute chores among children at different developmental stages? Here are a few tips, and printable helps, to encourage you in the process.
(Could we have a collective 'awww' here?) From Kids Soup, this Teddy Bear Toast features bananas for ears and snout, raisins for eyes and nose, and he gets his golden glow from a swipe of butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.
Ah, the old Volkswagen Bus. This iconic vehicle holds a special place in my heart--some of my earliest memories of family vacations and road trips are attached to this trusty hunk of metal (ours was a brilliant turquoise color)! Needless to say, I would have loved this VW Bus bunk bed/playhouse combo as a kid. Heck, I'd love it now!
As a kid, Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays (candy--duh!). We'd make glitter and puff paint-covered Valentine holders in school from paper plates folded in half (classy), which would inevitably reach "maximum candy capacity" and burst open halfway through my walk home from school. Sad times. But this isn't a sad post! We're talking about Valentine's Day mailboxes, people! That's some happy stuff.
With this creative DIY idea, Jen Morris may just receive this year's Coolest Mom Award. Going off of her son's doodles and drawings, she created this incredibly unique (and totally awesome) custom "monster" duvet cover!
I realize that this how-to strays a bit from our normal fare, but goshdarnit, it's too cool not to share! Maybe it's the overgrown kid inside me or my love of science (have I told y'all I was in the science club in high school?? Geek to the max.), but the idea of making bouncy balls--from scratch--out of regular ol' household items totally intrigues me. If you're equally intrigued, or just want to impress your five-year-old, check out what you'll need below!
Against all my expectations, my daughter Ayla is a princess-loving, pink-obssessed, necklace-wearing girly girl. She's two, and yet she often demands wardrobe changes several times per day. Honestly, I don't know how this happened; I always kind of thought I end up with a tomboy, but no, her favorite games are 'jewly' (jewelry) and and dressing up her 'babies.'
It's cool, though. I can adapt. And here's proof: this fall I was driving...
Bring a little schoolhouse charm to your decor with this inexpensive and simple wall art idea!
Every kid loves rocks; it's a universal truth. Capitalize on that fascination and have a little fun by turning all those beloved stones into Halloween creatures or phrases--it's the perfect project for kids or kids-at-heart!
Kids of all ages (and even kids at heart - I'm lookin' at you!) will get a kick out of this colorful DIY memory game!
Whether you have kids returning to school or friends who work as teachers, here's a simple DIY gift to kick off the new school year!