Category Archives: holidays
I’ve seen cute Easter trees in magazines, simple eggs on trees in people’s yards, and extravagant ones for sale in several stores. Instead of spending a bunch of extra money on a pre-made tree, my 7 year old son and I made our own. It cost $2.00. Granted, it is simple but our tree is still a very cute centerpiece on our kitchen table. Read on to see our tree and how you and your child can make your very own Easter tree.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is less than two weeks away, we did a coffee filter shamrock craft for our 1st grade homeschool art class. This art & craft project was super easy and perfect for kids ages 3 and up.
This year I wanted to get away from construction paper and try something a bit different but still easy so we used wax paper and crayons. We ended up making wax paper hearts. Then we hung the hearts as a mobile.
Want to do something different this year for your kids on Valentine’s Day? How about an experience rather than a gift? This is the second year that I’ve done a Valentine’s Day themed photo shoot for my kids. Now I’m not suggesting you go to an expensive photographer to get portraits done. Instead, I’m suggesting that you take some time and do the photos yourself. Getting cute print-worthy portraits with your own camera isn’t as hard as it sounds. I promise.
Camera Equipment & Camera settings:
I use a Nikon DSLR specifically the Nikon D90 (for now) but you can use just about any camera if you get the settings and composition just right. I’ve even seen some amazing iPhone photos. So it mostly depends on you not the camera at least for now.
Although we have had a couple of light snows this year, my kids still haven’t had enough snow to make a real snowman which is why I put this list of virtual snowmen games together. All of these virtual snowman games are completely free.
This list is for my son who loves snow and snowmen, and for those of you who never get snow. We also have fun with our shaving cream snow. Your kids may like that too so be sure and check out the link.
Keep reading below to get the full list…
There were many variations of the always adorable Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer desserts popping up around the Internet right around Christmas. My seven year old son and I loved them so we decided to do our own Rudolph dessert. Since my son is allergic to many ingredients, and has EE, we settled on chocolate gluten-free cupcakes. We used the Betty Crocker gluten-free chocolate cake mix because it’s easy and turns out awesome every time! My posts here will show you that I’m all for easy and convenient yet tasty!
Our Rudolph Reindeer Cupcakes: