Jul 092015

Bubbles loves pretty much any kind of craft project you put in front of her.  It doesn’t matter if it’s painting, gluing, using stickers or pompoms or stampers – she’s in.

Not too long ago the folks at Fibre Craft offered to send us some of their new Creative Hands craft totes to review.  They’re recommended for ages 6+ but once I took a look at the kits I decided that Bubbles would be able to complete most of them on her own, and some with a little help.

Fibre Craft Creative Hands Crafting Kits - Zoo 2 Do

We received the Zoo 2 Do, Creative Fun Tote, and Paper Pals Bugs & Flowers kits.  They were in the house for about five minutes before she couldn’t wait any longer and asked if we could give the Zoo 2 Do a try.  So we cleared off her table for a nice, flat crafting surface and sorted the contents. Continue reading »

May 052015

This shop and washi tape crafts vase tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Opinions are mine, but the fun can be yours. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias

We are so thankful that the weather is progressively getting better and better.  We move from snow in March (let’s not think about any more of that) to a very, very, very rainy April.  But that old adage is true – April showers have brought May flowers, and with them the opportunity for a lot more outside fun.

Easy Kids Washi Tape Crafts: Washi Tape Vases

It’s been in the 80s for the last few days and according to the forecast that’s going to hold for the rest of the week, too.  Some days are even supposed to peek into the 90s.  But because this is Louisville, I know that we could wake up tomorrow and it’s 20 degrees out, so I wanted us to get out and have some fun in case the weatherman was wrong. Continue reading »

Jan 142015

Have you ever reached for a drink just to wonder, “Is this mine?”  It’s easy to happen, especially in the hustle and bustle of a game day party.  They make those little charms for wine glasses so I thought I’d make my own version for bottles.

Football-Shaped DIY Bottle Tags for Game Day Parties Continue reading »

Jun 232014

Growing up crafts were one of my favorite things to do.  I still enjoy being up to my elbows in glue and paint when I have the chance, so I’m particularly excited that Bubbles is showing interest in crafts, as well.

A little while ago the folks at Michael’s asked if Bubbles and I would like to attend their fun annual Passport to Imagination series as their guest this summer.  This year Michael’s has partnered with seven of North America’s best museums to create a museum road trip.  Each day, kids will experience culture through crafts with projects inspired by world-class museum exhibits.

Butterfly Crafts at the Michaels Passport to Imagination Program

Last week was the kick-off week and each class – held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – celebrated the Field Museum of Chicago.  Based on the projects I saw listed for the week, I decided to take Bubbles to the Friday class.  When she found out that we were going to be making butterflies and treefrogs she was super-excited. Continue reading »

Apr 132014

While I absolutely love all the new Disney movies and characters, the Winnie the Pooh movies will always had a fond place in my heart.  There’s just something about that lovable bear, unlucky Eeyore, cute little Roo, and all the other friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.  I even still have the plush Easter Eeyore with the butterfly wings that my Gram bought me over a decade ago.

Disney Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo on Blu-Ray + Homemade Playdough Carrot

So when Disney recently offered to send us a copy of Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo – on Blu-ray for the very first time – I was excited to have the chance to share it with Bubbles.  She’s a big Eeyore fan and was happy to sit and watch it with me.  The Blu-ray packaging also comes with a free Springtime with Roo mobile that you can put together, and she was excited to work on that with me. Continue reading »