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Science Fun with Kids: Oil & Water Fireworks

Science Fun with Kids: Oil & Water Fireworks

So my 7 yr old came home the other day from camp and was like “Mom, we’ve got to go do this experiment, it’s so cool!”

And it WAS pretty darn cool, so I thought I’d share it with you guys!

These are his instructions, and he did the experiment and showed it to me:

You’ll need 3 jars.  Fill the first one 1/2 full with water (room temperature), second one 1/2 full with oil, and the third 1/4 full with water and 1/4 full with oil.… [ KEEP READING ]

“Easier than storebought” valentines day kids cards

I saw this post, from the awesome Asha @Parenthacks, about how it is not slacking to buy storebought cards for kids class valentines.  And while I totally agree, I had to share this, which was our card from last year.  I submit that this is even EASIER than store bought cards, because nothing is more hellish in our family than getting my kid to sign valentines cards over and over again, but he does love to draw.  … [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a kids Harry Potter robe out of Tshirts

How to Make a kids Harry Potter robe out of Tshirts

For The Boy’s Draco Malfoy costume, I had a brainstorm one night when he was using a XL men’s tshirt as a sleep shirt.  It was the perfect size for a wizard robe for a 6 year old.

This version is meant to be a Death Eater robe (I took the liberty of having it double as Draco’s school robe as well).  This could of course work for a wide variety of hooded robes, including Jedi robes!… [ KEEP READING ]

Blue Jean Remake – Funky cute kids jeans tutorial

Blue Jean Remake - Funky cute kids jeans tutorial

I thought this springy tutorial of Colleen’s from 2009 deserved another airing… check out how to remake too small jeans into these fun girls pants!

One of the most creative people I know, Colleen (of the great indie online fabric store Some Art Fabric & and the brand new Sloth Craft) has gifted us with this fabulous blue jean remake tutorial.  Born of a wrong sized thrift store purchase for jeans for her daughter,  this is a great example of how to take something ordinary and turn it into something way cool!   [ KEEP READING ]

Homemade Star Wars Costumes

Homemade Star Wars Costumes

I saw this at Dollar Store Crafts, and had to share : 9 Handmade Star Wars Costumes

Here’s one — too cute and funny. There are a bunch more, from Yoda to Jedi to Clone Troopers to Leia… Go see ’em all!

Heather Says:
“Star Wars fans make costumes all year-round for various events, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of costumes from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away represented at Halloween.… [ KEEP READING ]

Quick Kids Activity – Cloth Scrap Creatures

Quick Kids Activity - Cloth Scrap Creatures

Here’s a fun little way to keep your kid occupied for a bit, and also use up some of the scraps you have in your stash from various projects. The Boy has been obsessed with the game Spore, particularly the fun of character creation.  (Yes, we’re raising a geek child, why do you ask!?)  And while he has a lot of fun playing it on the computer, he does need a break from ‘screen time’ sometimes (not if you asked HIM, of course!).  … [ KEEP READING ]