How to Melt Homemade Crayons in the Sun

How to melt homemade crayons in the sun

School is out and my kindergartener has brought home a box full of broken crayons. We usually just dump them in another box of broken crayons for him to create his colorful masterpieces. The small broken crayons never really get used, since no one can actually hold them. Not even his small little hands can hold a nub of a crayon. I hate to just throw things out. There is always a use for them, so I decided why not make new crayons. I didn’t want to turn on the oven during summer, so we made up a tray and left them in the sun and this […]

Mason Jar Bank for Father’s Day Gift

Mason Jar Bank Fathers day gift idea

Giving a handmade gift is a rewarding experience. Especially when my kids get the chance to make a gift. I love to see the joy in their faces when they give their gift. If your guy is like mine, he probably already has everything he needs. There is one thing the father of my children really does need a bank for his dresser. Right now his spare change just sits in a jar on his desk. A mason jar bank decorated by our kids would dress up his boring jar full of money. Mason Jar Bank for Father’s Day Gift Supplies for Mason Jar Bank […]

How to Make Tissue Flowers With Kleenex Perfect Fit

How to make Tissue Flowers Kleenex

When I walked in to Sam’s Club the other day and I saw these new Kleenex Perfect fit tissues in the front of the store I just had to get them. I love the bright colors and how small the containers were. There were nine tubes of Kleenex in the case and all I could think of was where I could put them to make my home more stylish. Thank you to Kleenex for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try Kleenex Perfect Fit in my home! Kleenex should be in just about every room in the home. We all sneeze, right? Check out these […]

Simple Homemade Therapeutic Bath Salts

Therapeutic Bath Salts with Oils

Anything that can be eaten should be safe for use on skin. Simple all natural homemade therapeutic bath salts are nourishing for the skin. After taking a bath, your skin will feel so soft and smooth. Baths don’t have to be just for relaxation, but can aid in many more ways when used with salts and essential oils. Below I have provided the uses for each essential oil to help guide you in making the best bath salts. Homemade Therapeutic Bath Salts Ingredients for homemade therapeutic bath salts 1 Cup Epsom salt 1 Cup sea salt 4 Tin containers 5 -6 drops of essential oils Directions […]

All Natural Dyed Easter Eggs for Beautiful Colored Eggs

All Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Easter is such a colorful time of year. Usually it is spring and flowers are blooming everywhere. Outside seems to just come alive after the dead of winter. Easter Eggs always seems to resemble the beautiful colors of the flowers in bloom. We love to dye Easter Eggs. What kid doesn’t look forward to this once a year occasion? This year I wanted to try all natural dyed Easter eggs. All Natural Dyed Easter Eggs Ingredients for all natural dyed Easter eggs Hard boiled eggs Vinegar (items used for dyes) Coffee Beet Turmeric Spinach (one bunch) Directions how to make natural dyed Easter eggs 1. […]

Easy Tissue Paper Easter Eggs

Easy Tissue Paper Easter Eggs

Bright and colorful Easter eggs are so much fun to make. A basket filled with brightly colored eggs is so pretty. Tissue paper Easter eggs are so easy to make and can be decorated so colorfully to fill any Easter basket.   I am sure the items used to make this craft are already in your crafting or gift wrapping area. Part of the joy of hunting eggs is also see the beautiful designs. I think making tissue paper Easter eggs is easier than dyeing the eggs. Tissue Paper Easter Eggs   Materials to make Tissue Paper Easter Eggs 1 Tablespoon water 1 Tablespoon flour Paintbrush […]

Homemade Valentines: Melted Crayon Fishy Valentines

Fishy Valentines Day Cards

My son has started Kindergarten this year. He finally likes to color and draw on everything. He has a spiral notebook he can draw in and we take it everywhere. After three kids we have so many broken crayons everywhere. I am sure you could easily find some broken crayons for this project if you have any kids in your home. Easy Homemade Valentines : Fishy Valentines   Supplies needed for melted crayon Valentines: Broken crayons Pencils Baker’s Twine Card Stock Printer Craft Knife Hot Glue Directions how to make fishy valentines: 1. First sort out the crayons in to similar colors, blues, greens and reds. […]

Easy Handmade Valentines: Let It Glow

Easy Handmade Valentines

Valentine’s day is so fun to give little tokens and gifts of love to friends and family. My son love’s to help me make easy handmade Valentines Day cards every year. I was thinking of a few ideas. Then I thought everybody loves the movie Frozen. If you have not seen or heard of it by now, you must be living under a rock. So I wanted to design easy handmade Valentines with a small tribute to the movie for both boys and girls. So I came up with “Let it Glow” and decorated with blue snowflakes. I can’t wait to show you my DisneySide soon with […]

Easy Handmade Valentine Cards: Valentine Arrows

Easy Arrow Valentines day cards

I think handmade Valentines are so cute and very inexpensive to make and add a little personal touch. Handmade Valentines don’t have to use all your toner when you print them out either. I have made a cute little arrow valentine cards you can put a pencil or glow stick in for a cherished Valentine. I know my kids always enjoy giving gifts they help make or assemble. Handmade Valentine Cards Supplies for handmade arrow Valentine: Pencils (Check the dollar store for Valentine’s pencils) Paper white card stock and Printer Arrow Valentine Printable Tape Scissors Craft Knife Directions how to make handmade Valentine cards:  Arrows 1. […]