holiday crafts

20 Easy Ways to Fill the Holiday Break

By Anna Shirley

You need a game plan for when the kids are home during holiday break. Check our list of 20 easy ways to fill your kids' holiday break to make the best of those winter days at home. 1. Christmas Crafts for Kids from Becoming Family "Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday sea... Read More

Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

We haven't even put our tree up and already I'm surrounded by foam ornaments all over the house, globs of glitter glue slowly solidifying as they dry all over our counters.  She is a serious crafter, and I've got the dried globs of glue around my house to prove it. If you're running short on hol... Read More

Printable Halloween Mobile

By Erin Oltmanns

After two kids, I’ve learned a valuable lesson in holiday decorating—the more festive decor you can place out of the reach of little fingers, the happier everyone will be. The delicate pottery ghosts that I bought pre-kids...yeah those go on top of the fridge. Here’s the perfect addi... Read More

Time Capsule Ornament Tutorial

By Erin Oltmanns

Decorating the Christmas tree is always a lovely trip down memory lane. Even more so once the kiddos join the party and start adding to the collection. Nothing is sweeter than an almost 4-year-old unwrapping her “Baby’s 1st Christmas” ornament and hearing her say, “Awww...this is from whe... Read More

Printable 12 Days of Christmas Tags

By Erin Oltmanns

I love the idea of gifting my love ones with 12 wonderful things to countdown to Christmas Day. I do not so much love the pressure to come up with a clever rhyme to accompany those wonderful things. Problem solved! We’ve got printable 12 Days of Christmas tags for you to use to spread merrim... Read More

December Nutcracker Printable Calendar

By Erin Oltmanns

Our friends at Scout Creative have shared a festive calendar that you’ll go nuts over. The December Nutcracker printable calendar is easy to make. Just print this template out, follow the directions for assembly, and you’ve got a spiffy decoration that doubles as a December calendar. Downl... Read More

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

By Carina

I'm resolving that this is the year that I get on the ball and create some Thanksgiving crafts with my kids. We're going over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. A few well-planned crafts are exactly what my kids need to keep them occupied while I'm rolling out pie dough and help... Read More

10 Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

By Emily Falconbridge

Despite my best intentions and efforts, I have found myself in a familiar place…that dreaded last minute gift idea vortex. Maybe you’ve been there too – it normally happens right before the holidays or birthdays…shops seem confusing, your head is a fuzz…what to do? What to GET? Take a deep... Read More

Green Gift Wrapping: Fabric Bag How To

By Emily Falconbridge

Here is a green gift wrapping idea— fabric sacks. These can be brought out year after year and are so simple to make! Apart from being eco-friendly, they are quite handy for ‘wrapping’ bulky or strange shaped items – pop the gift in the bag and tie the top with the attached ribbon! My mother... Read More

Green Christmas Ideas

By Emily Falconbridge

Kermit the frog claims it isn’t easy being green…but with a little creativity – I think it is! All you need is a fresh set of eyes and an open mind to notice the little things that you can do to make a difference and implement some green christmas ideas this holiday season. This past year I... Read More