DIY Clay Necklace for Mother’s Day & Teacher Appreciation

These DIY necklaces also make the perfect homemade gifts for moms and teachers. Handmade gifts, especially jewelry, is an easy gift idea for Mother’s Day that mom will definitely love.

Rock Painting Gives Kids The Freedom to Create

How do your kids create their happy? My boys are rough and tumble boys all the way.  Climbing, skateboarding, biking, jumping, playing in the dirt; you name it, they will do it!  But they also LOVE art and creating projects.  They take so much pride in their artwork and spend hours painting and making crafts.

Unique Dye-Free Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Easter Egg decorating is a holiday tradition for many families. It’s no secret, though, that dyeing eggs can result in a serious mess. It’s a close second to carving pumpkins when it comes to the messiest of holiday crafts!  By replacing the dye with other materials such as paints, colored pencils, markers, and crafting (washi) tape, your family can create spectacular Easter eggs with less stress.

Fun Kids Art Activities for Spring Break

At this point in the season, we are dreaming of the end of winter and love to start planning spring break ideas just to get ourselves warm. Cameron has tried on every bathing suit she owns. Twice. And Kane has his suitcase at the ready. So the kids were super excited to try out a few new travel activities for OOLY!

Easy Crafting Ideas For Old School Valentines

When I was a child I could not wait to make valentines with my mom every year in early February. We would put all our materials out on the dining room table and spend an entire afternoon with doilies, clip art and rubber cement. I’m calling these valentines old school because there’s nothing digital involved with these fun love notes – just stickers, markers and a little creativity!