Category: Kids

Notebook Inspired Lunch Bag

File this under your back-to-school projects or make one to give your student a smile at any time of year!

  • striped canvas fabric (1 yard)
  • red and cream thread
  • black fabric marker

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Birthday Backdrop

Top a window or wall with a row of balloons and add twisted crepe paper streamers. This is a simple and very inexpensive idea for a colorful photo backdrop!

Remember if it’s daytime, you’ll want to keep the blinds behind the streamers fully shut for optimal photography results!


pic via pinterest

Fun, Frugal, Family Nights

After the expense of the holidays.. we welcome ideas like these!


Have a hobby/craft/scrapbook night – Sitting around the table and making things is a WONDERFUL way to bond with your children.  Some children love crafts and some do not so keep that in mind while planning this night!  You can also challenge yourself as a family to work on a large puzzle!  Small ones if your children are young!

Listen to a fun audio book – Light candles and get your favorite blankets to cuddle with and listen to the great adventures of a good audio book or series!  This creates great conversation and a true educational experience!

Kitchen/Baking – Have a baking/cooking night together.  Grab a kid’s cookbook and let them create or make something you have seen on Pinterest together!  GREAT conversation time, plus the pride that comes with creating a masterpiece of something that screams YUM!!

Camp Out At Home – It can be really fun to camp out in your backyard or if the weather isn’t good camp out right in your living room.  Your kids will love it.  Put up a small tent and do all the fun things you would do in a campground.

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Solar System Bracelet Project

You can buy these for prices out of this world – OR – make your own!


  • 5 inches of 6mm round black onyx base beads
  • 13-14 – 2mm metal spacer beads
  • 1 – Star charm, 4mm jump ring, and spacer bail (optional)
  • 1 – 2-3mm round moonstone bead (Mercury)
  • 1 – 3-4mm round carnelian agate bead (Venus)
  • 1 – 4-5mm sound sodalite bead (Earth)
  • 1 – 2-3mm round garnet bead (Mars)
  • 1 – 10mm round tiger eye bead (Jupiter)
  • 1 – 8mm round peach agate bead (Saturn)
  • 1 – 6mm round blue agate bead (Uranus)
  • 1 – 6mm round lapis lazuli bead (Neptune)
  • 1 – 2-3mm round moonstone bead (Pluto)
  • 1 – 8mm jump ring (any gauge)
  • .5mm stretch cord
  • Jewelry glue or super glue

Click HERE for the instructions