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DIY Award Medals

Award Your Kids with Handmade Medals

Some days, do you feel like you deserve a medal? How about your kids? Do they have days that could use a little extra recognition? These easy-to-make mini awards are perfect for those times. Maybe your child just tried something for the first time. Give them a felt badge. Did they show some extra kindness? Award […]

Fabric Matching Game

Make a Tactile Fabric Pattern Matching Game

When I was little I loved playing Memory. Now I’m not quite as good at it as I used to be, which probably means that I need to play more. Children have minds that seems to do much better at this than adults, so if you make this game, be prepared to lose to your […]

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30 “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I gifted bamboo plants to Charlie and Olive’s teachers last year because I loved the sentiment behind the “thanks for helping me grow” tag, as well as giving them something that lasts. Bamboo is seriously hard to kill, even for my black thumb! For Teacher Appreciation day this May 5th, I’ll be giving succulents, another hard […]

Snappy Shape Maker

DIY Snappy Shape Maker

When I was growing up my grandpa had a folding ruler. I remember being so drawn to it, but not being allowed to play with it. But a zigging, zagging tool can be so much fun…and educational too! I’ve made my own version that’s softer and safer, but still just as fun. And you can too! […]


Rainbow Crafts for Spring

Drake’s preschool class had a rainbow-themed spring party right before Spring Break. The other class mom and I decided to make a rainbow fruit platter as part of the snack/decoration for the party. While the other mom worked on the mini Easter egg hunt, I was tasked with finding a craft to fit the rainbow theme. These were […]

DIY Color Matching Flower Clips

DIY Color Matching Flower Clips

I love when I can combine a few functions into one thing. I also love putting things in rainbow order. This little DIY activity accomplishes both of those things. With a few simple supplies, your kids can practice color matching, work on their fine-motor skills, AND create a rainbow flower garden! Here’s how…


DIY Printable Name Labels

Kids come with a lot of stuff, and if you aren’t careful that stuff disappears pretty quickly! Recently I made some printable labels for my own kiddos, and thought I would share this quick and easy process so you can make some of your own too! My directions are very specific and therefore very wordy, but if […]

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