DIY Santa Gnome Tutorial – 1 Hour Craft perfect for a kid craft

A perfect holiday craft for kids! This Santa Gnome is a 1 hour craft! This cute little Santa Gnome will be different every time you make him.  You can make a whole village of these little santas.  Make them for your home or give them as gifts … I’m thinking teacher gifts! To make the Santa Gnome, you’ll need: Rice or Poly Pellets Red felt Beige jersey cotton Jersey cotton (for body) Faux fur Cotton Batting Thread and needle Let’s assemble him!   I think he needs a name … Let’s name him ‘Walter’ To make the body, cut cotton fabric 7″ x 12″. Fold in half lengthwise and sew each side using a 1/2″ seam allowance. At the bottom, fold the corner flat and out, measure 1.5″, and … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Balls – YUMMY!

I make Peanut Butter Balls every year {would make it more, but my girlish figure would explode}.  Actually, I make them a couple times during the holidays now.  A certain little person loves to eat Peanut Butter Balls as much as I do apparently.  They just don't last in our house anymore. They are so delicious!! I got this Peanut Butter Ball recipe from one of the gals I worked with years ago when I was nursing in British Columbia.  And boy, I'm so glad I did!! These are wonderful treats to make for cookie exchanges or for teacher treats.  I mean, who doesn't like Peanut Butter Balls coated in fluffy coconut? (other than those who are allergic to PB of course) In saying that, this is … [Read more...]

Kids DIY Christmas Tree Project – Use your scrap wood and paint!

DIY Colorful Christmas Trees We have had so many compliments on our DIY trees!!  You can totally as well!!! This project is a cool fun DIY family project that you can do with your children.   Use up a bunch your scrap wood and any paint that you want to use up.  The best part is that you can store these trees away easily in a small stack for the next years to come. You'll need... Scrap pieces of wood of various lengths and widths A thin piece of wood for the back Various paints and decorations (if you choose to decorate) Wood Screws Drill Make the DIY Christmas Trees... Lay out the wood and make some cuts if needed to get the tiered effect. You can either spray paint or … [Read more...]

Chameleons – What you need

The Sharing Kid shares his Chameleon buying experience with you.  He talks about what you need to care for your chameleon and some great information about these great little reptiles! The Sharing Kid has done months of research on what chameleons need. He researched what kind of cage, the food (crickets coated in Calcium D3), the plants for the cage, and so much more.  If you'd like to learn more about chameleons, you can also visit lllreptile.com where they have a ton of great information about chameleons and other reptiles.  He loves this site and refers to it a lot. We thought we could share some chameleon items that you can purchase from Amazon to help you get an idea of what you … [Read more...]

Great DIY Gift Idea + Giveaway Valued at $900

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Decorate series. I am sharing a Santa Gnome Tutorial, these are quick to whip up for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas…….. Plus I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. See Below… This is one is sew AMAZING! She is a gem and her name is Rachel. One lucky winner will receive this beautiful… Baby Lock Sewing Machine ($799 Value) and $100 Worth of Fabric from Riley Blake Designs. Ready to take your sewing to the next level? The Baby Lock Rachel is the star of any sewing class, and … [Read more...]

Lego Figurine Storage – Goodwill Before and After

Goodwill is my go-to place for my flighty ideas and project hopefuls.  My boys have all these Lego Figurines and they're scattered throughout the house.  I've wondered to myself how to display them in a nice clean way.  I have also lurked through the Goodwill aisles and have seen these wooden trays wondering to myself, 'what could I do with those?'  Then, all of the sudden, it donned on me!!! Lego Figurine Storage!!! What a concept! All I did was spray paint the wood in a metallic silver paint. What a difference!!!  It is now ready to get to work! Then used hot glue to secure 4 top/8 top/24 top flat Lego pieces in the middle of the individual compartments. Let it dry and started to … [Read more...]

PURELL 30 Day Challenge Follow Up

We have been using our PURELL products like they're going out of style!  It has been great.  I established a rule right from the start that all kiddos need to PURELL their hands upon entry from our back door (which is where they primarily come in from as we enter there from school). It has been working like it's always been the way. My family has joined in the PURELL 30 Day Challenge (and you can too by clicking that link back there!), it's not too late to sign up!  Be sure to head on over there and enter!! We have using it at least 3 times a day and the boys love it much more than going to the sink, turning the water on, pumping soap into their hands, rubbing their hands together, … [Read more...]