Crafts


Use this free printable to make a gratitude banner.
This is the time of year when we pause to reflect on all of the things that we are grateful for. I am grateful for my family and dear friends. I am grateful that I can easily fill the basic needs such as a home, food, and seasonal clothing to […]

Gratitude Banner


Get the free printable for these easy-to-make balloon turkeys.
My grandchildren LOVE balloons! (What child doesn’t, I ask you?) Kids can play with a simple balloon for a long time! They especially like seeing how long they can keep it in the air or how long they can bat it back and forth with someone. (Good gross motor skill practice!) […]

Balloon Turkeys


This mummy craft is super easy to make. Just Mod Podge and scrap material and googly eyes.
So you remember the Frankenstein jar that I shared with you last week? Well, I had 2 jars the same size and style. I knew that Frankie needed a friend to keep him company. A mummy is just the thing that he needs! This mummy craft is super easy and […]

Easy Mummy Craft



These monster mouth puppets are a super easy Halloween craft!
As I mentioned before, we had a family Halloween party. One of the activities was making Monster Mouth puppets. I loved them for 3 reasons. They were inexpensive. They were super easy to prepare for. They encouraged creativity in my grandchildren. Oh, and my grandchildren got to improve their small […]

Monster Mouth Puppets


A Frankenstein jar is an easy-to-do Halloween craft.
Are you looking for a super easy craft that you can make with your grandchildren? Something that can be completed in less than half-an-hour? Something that can have multiple uses? Something that is different from witches, pumpkins, and ghosts? This Frankenstein jar is just the thing! It takes minimal supplies […]

Frankenstein Jar


"These monster pop-ups are super easy to make. Free printable.
Do you remember the animal pop-up pals that we make a while ago? My grandkids went crazy and made a bazillion of them. Well, after I made the monster bingo last week, I couldn’t get those little critters out of my mind. I thought they were so cute. What else could […]

Monster Pop-Ups



Make these simple bookmarks with your sons. They'll have fun making them.
Consider these startling statistics from DoSomething.org: Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare. One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read. Students who don’t read proficiently by the 3rd grade […]

A Book and Some Bookmarks


Glitter leaves is the perfect fall craft for kids -- easy to do and inexpensive to make!
Well, it’s now September. Fall will officially be here on the 22nd. However, the leaves have been turning for over a week now. And I use the term ‘turning’ very loosely. Are the leaves brilliant orange? Nope. Vibrant red? Nope. Golden yellow? Nope. They are brown, brown, brown. Dismal brown. So I thought that […]

Glitter Leaves


Kids love making handprint fish. Have them trace around their hand, glue on eyes and a craft stick, and they are done!
We held our annual Lewis family reunion at Bear Lake, Utah. Camping at Rendezvous Beach. Pitching tents and setting up tent trailers. Lots of playing in the water. (Lots of sunburns . . .) Playing with jet skis on the lake. Cousins playing together. Crafts and fun activities. Couldn’t ask […]

Handprint Fish Craft