Posts Tagged ‘for kids’

Clever Crafting: DIY Valentine Cards

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids with Magnifying Glasses
Magnifying Glass Valentines via Dandee Designs

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids Paint Chips
Paint Strip Valentines via Country Living

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids with Super Heroes
Robot Valentines via Lisa Storms, Super Hero Valentines via Zakka Life

Color Theory Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Color Theory Valentines via Mer Mag

Isn’t everything a little sweeter when it’s handmade? We think so! Spend a Saturday having fun with your kids creating DIY Valentine cards they’ll be proud to pass out at school. Unleash your child’s inner artist with Color Theory Valentines, or just visit the paint aisle to get your supplies for the super simple Paint Strip Valentines. Save the day (and dress up sweet treats) with a Super Hero Valentine or bring back the Robot. Still searching for the perfect idea? Don’t overlook the Magnifying Glass Valentine!

Keep Them Busy: Christmas Crafts for Kids

Holiday Finger Puppets
Holiday Finger Puppets as seen on: Urban Comfort

Gingerbread PlaydoughGingerbread Playdough as seen on: The Sweet Advernture of Sugarbelle

Hanging Paper Trees
Hanging Paper Trees as seen on: The Ki Blog

Sugarplums as seen on: eighteen 25

Keep active little minds and bodies engaged this winter break with some clever crafts for kids. Simple supplies and scraps of fabric come together to create colorful Finger Puppets (adding a small screw eye to the top turns them into insta-ornaments too!) Keep younger kids busy making pretend cookies and baked goods with Gingerbread Playdough. It smells delicious, looks like the real thing but is purely for play. Is your little one a decorator in the making? Have them create their own Hanging Paper Tree accents from patterned papers and trinkets – they look adorable suspended from curtain rods as holiday decor. To finish off the day, help them whip up a batch of Marshmallow Sugarplums to share with friends!

Easter Crafts With Kids

Easter crafts
Yarn Eggs from Family Fun Magazine, Easter Art Glittered with Crushed Egg Shells from Make and Takes, Bunny Finger Puppets from The Purl Bee

Easter treats
Bunny Pops from eighteen25, Fluffer Bunnies from Family Fun Magazine, Carrot Patch Cookies from Family Fun Magaazine

Bounce into the Easter season with some of the cutest craft ideas and treats for kids. Finger puppets and suspended yarn eggs are irresistibly adorable in pretty Spring colors, and we love the idea of repurposing eye dying duds, turning them into instant Easter egg glittered art pieces! Reward their efforts with mom-made bunny pops, hide fluffer bunnies about the house for little ones to find or let them create and dig in to their own sweet little carrot patch.


Spell It Out With New Canvas Monograms

Personalized canvas wall letters
Personalized canvas wall letters
T-R-O-U-B-L-E is sometimes how we spell the mischievous antics of our little angels, though usually we find them S-W-E-E-T. No matter how you spell your child’s personality, we’ve got a new way to put the writing on the wall. Mix and match these gallery-wrapped canvas monograms in patterns ranging from playful polka dots to stylish stripes to preppy plaid. Personalize their bedroom with initials or a name, or have some fun with words like “giggles” in a playroom, “bubbles” in the bath or “dream” over the bed. What word spells your child’s personality? Shop the collection for boy, girl and home.


Celebrate Spring With Tralala


Every new collection of Tralala has us oohing and aahing, snapping up new things for our little girls or fantasizing what we’d choose if only we had a little girl (because let’s face it, rarely do little boys delight, dance and prance in new clothes like moms and daughters do). The colors this month are a celebration of Spring, the prints an ode to mod florals with a dash of toile for just the right touch of French joie de vivre. Shop the newest arrivals from Tralala >


Greens Your Little Leprechaun Will Love

Green Foods for Kids

Clover Cuprcakes by FamilyFun Magazine, Kiwi Ice Pops by Firefly, St, Patty’s Day Cake by I Am Baker

Green Foods for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day Pizza by Make The Best of Everything, Cucumber Sandwiches recipe and photo by Martha Stewart, Shamrock Toasties by FamilyFun Magazine

Kids love to wear green in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, but getting them to eat their greens? Not such an easy sell. While these are not exactly sprouts and spinach, they sure are adorable ideas to surprise your kids with. Those lucky little leprechauns, having such a fun and creative mom!


We’ve Had Enough Snowflakes – We Prefer These!

Snowflake hearts
Get crafty for the weekend with the kids, turning the idea of cut out snowflakes into something far more colorful (and of course perfect for Valentine’s Day). We love that it doesn’t take a lot of fancy materials or supplies – just some colored paper, scissors and some busy little hands. And fun as they are to work on with the children, we adore the idea of surprising the kids with a mom-made-love-mobile when they get home from school. Visit Pamela Smerker’s Party Starters blog for instructions.


Mid-Century Modern Inspired Design: Mix for Kids!

Stanley Mix Collection

Stanley Mix Collection

Stanley Mix Collection

Stanley Mix Collection
Time to mix it up with a new collection of mid-century modern inspired furniture for kids from Stanley Young America! Elegant, clean lines with traces of Danish design combined with quality craftsmanship make this collection the perfect solution that can take your kids from tots to tweens, teens and beyond. It’s traditional with a little extra something, allowing you to get creative mixing finishes and colors to achieve the perfect look for your decor. Cribs convert to both a toddler and double size bed and are Greenguard certified, meeting the highest standards for quality, child safety and environmental protection. And while it gets high marks for style, Mix is also about function and practicality. Shop the new Stanley Young America Mix collection


Weekend Fun: Valentine Cards To Make With The Kids

Valentine's Day Cards
Pirate Valentines from Mer Mag

Valentine's Day Cards
Custom Candy Bar Wrappers from eighteeen25, I “Wheelie” Like You Valentine from 30 Days, Smartie Airplanes from Giver’s Log

Valentine's Day Cards
Lip and Moustache Lollipops from Blonde Invitations & Stationery, Valentine Handprint Wall Hanging from Kaboose, Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Classroom Cards from Bunny Cakes

From cutout paper hearts to a candy bar wrapper digitally designed, what child doesn’t love making their OWN Valentines? Spend the weekend getting crafty with the kids making special DIY cards they can pass out to friends and family. Boys will “wheelie” appreciate a toy car Valentine or have fun assembling a Smartie plane while girls will think conversation heart cards and kissy lips lollies are “soooo cute!” And without a doubt, every class”mate” will think the pirate card is Grrrrreat!


Giveaway and Poll: Vintage Wooden Personalized Sign – And Your Fave Is…?

Vintage Wooden Sign giveaway and poll
We’re always on the lookout for special wall decor – something with that little “extra” that carries it from “Oh, that’s nice” to “What a knock out – where did you GET that?” And our new line of vintage wooden signs for children’s rooms and the home does just that. What’s wowing us so much? One, we love the wood planking with its stained back and distressed finish available in various sizes, and secondly almost every piece in the collection can be personalized. Shop the entire new collection here, and enter to win one of these personalized signs (up to a $130 value, your choice of sign and size). Vote for your favorite of the vintage signs for children shown above and leave a comment below or on our Facebook page to be entered to win. Contest ends this Wednesday and a winner will be announced January 27th.