Posts Tagged ‘for children’

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!

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

Tralala
Tralala
Tralala
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 >

 

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

 

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.

 

Activity Ideas for Kids: Make, Bake, Take and Fake Fun!

Gumdrop Pops from Martha Stewart

For children, the magic of the Christmas season seems to never end. On the flip side, the expanse of time known as “winter break” seems never ending for parents, with days filled with sibling squabbles and constant complaints of boredom. Beat those winter break blues with a few activity ideas that will keep things merry and bright (and preserve mom and dad’s sanity!)

To Make: Gumdrop Pops from Martha Stewart
Children love creating and watching these colorful confections come to life. Wrap the candy pops in cellophane bags and then attach to gifts or bring along for last minute play date gifts. Fun for children of all ages (and a great way to use up leftover gum drops from gingerbread house projects!)

Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes from Family Fun Magazine
To Bake: Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes from Family Fun Magazine
Simple, sweet, fun. If they can use a scissor, they can make these tasty treats. Bonus for mom – this is one craft project that you won’t have to worry about saving through the years. Take a picture to preserve the memory – like a real snowflake, they’ll be gone before you know!

“Sewing Lesson” Tiny Gingerbread House from craftypod.com
To Take: “Sewing Lesson” Tiny Gingerbread House from craftypod.com
Older children will enjoy learning sewing skills while creating this cute little gingerbread houses out of plastic canvas, yarn and needle. Use different colors and fun details to make a village, decorate a tree or use to embellish gifts to friends or teachers.

Faux Snow from Scrumdillydo
To Fake: Faux Snow from Scrumdillydo
If the temps are too cold play outdoors or if snow doesn’t fall where you live, turn to this cool mix of science, craft, math and art. Fun to make and play with, we love the idea of getting Dad involved in this one so you can treat yourself to some much needed “me” time.

 

Expressions of Color: Red

Expressions of Color: Red
Ah red – a color that is bold and unafraid, punctuating interiors and fashion with a jolt of fiery heat. Ranging from deep blue-toned reds to cerise and deep shades of coral, red rivets the attention. Softer and more feminine when paired with white, pink and light aqua, it also shifts to the masculine paired with blues, tans and shades of aged cream. Shop all red items here

 

Colorful, Eclectic and Just Plain Cool: Thomas Paul Pillows

Thomas Paul Matryoska Stuffed Doll Set of 4 Cotton Pillows
Thomas Paul pillows
Thomas Paul pillows
Thomas Paul pillows
Thomas Paul pillows
Thomas Paul pillows
So it seemed that the sunny Thomas Paul pillow we featured in our giveaway yesterday was a huge hit! Today we thought we’d showcase a few more of Thomas Paul’s imaginative pillows. While they are often unexpected combinations of color and theme, they come together in a truly spectacular way. Antique dolls, botanicals, stacking dolls and ornithology. A little whimsy plus a touch of the unusual equals a fun pile of pillows to brighten your room! Shop all Thomas Paul pillows >