Easter is a peak time for crafts. With bunny tail garlands, tablescape floral arrangements, the cutest cupcake toppers and more, these colorful DIYs bring spring sunshine to each and every corner of your home. Children can join in on the fun with easy and cute crafts of their own. Peeps Mason Jar Have the kids gather empty mason jars and their favorite vibrant paint colors to create...
Since washi tape comes in literally countless patterns and colors, it's always party-ready. Stick strips in hues that suit your theme to plain spoons and forks. Flower Power Transform standard party cups into a pretty, romantic serveware with free printable wraps that rival your china pattern. Or, for a custom look, use photos, magazine clippings, or wallpaper to make your own. Read...
No need to drop a fortune on designer ceramics. Erica Domesek of P.S. I made this…shows you how beaded details and vibrant colors give life to the flower-delivery vases cluttering your cupboard. Create new vases in less time than it takes to shop for flowers with these three steps: Gather your stuff. You'll need puffy paint, matte spray paint, and glass bud vases...
Whining? Not in your house. Keep the kids busy (and happy) with these easy-prep games, crafts, and recipes. You know what that means: This summer will be a breeze, giving you more time to relax with a fruity cocktail in hand. Spike Ball Ask your teen about this volleyball-four-square hybrid, and they'll be shocked you're so in the know. Even better if you surprise...
If your house has ever looked like a tornado of blocks, crayons, and tutus has hit it, you know what it feels like when your kids rule the roost. Take back your home (and your sanity), with these helpful cleaning tricks from our favorite bloggers who have some rambunctious kids of their own. 1. Create stations. "My boys love to craft,...
It's crazy how expensive it can be to decorate your home. Skip the overpriced décor and craft your own accent pieces to give your home a more personal feel. Plus, just imagine how great it'll feel when guests ask where your homemade placemats are from. (They're from you, by the way.) Blanket Ladder Because your living room isn't cozy unless it has at least...
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut nine 8-inch squares of tissue paper. 2. Layer the squares on top of each other, alternating colors for a multicolored bloom. 3. Fold over one edge of the stacked tissue in a 1-inch strip. 4. Flip the stack over and fold the edge back the opposite way. Continue accordion-folding until the entire stack is complete. Read more: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/valentines-day-ideas/a42463/diy-tissue-paper-flower-lollipops/
There's nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of back-to-school season. Teachers, if you're looking for the perfect first-day-of-school activity, you've come to the right place. These games, crafts, and icebreakers will start the school year off on the right foot. Set great sticky-note expectations. Ask questions on a giant sheet of paper, and have students "fill in the blank" on Post-It notes that they...
Summertime means flowers, animals foraging and plenty of bugs. This is a fun kid’s craft to help teach kids about insects, or just something fun and colorful to do one afternoon! If you have a group of kids, you could make an entire tree of plastic spoon bugs! Great for a classroom display. School will be starting up again soon, so think about how...
Marshmallows, water, light corn syrup, and food coloring are all you need to make the most fun paint for kids (or grown-ups) ever. This colorful marshmallow edible paint takes minutes to whip up and can be used to decorate cookies, marshmallows, bread, and even plain old paper. WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MARSHMALLOW EDIBLE PAINT 1 cup packed marshmallows (about 12 marshmallows) 1/4 cup water ...