Crafts


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


Pop-up pals is a super easy paper craft that takes little preparation. It's CHEAP but kids have tons of fun making them. Free printable available.
My grandkids spent last weekend with me. Huzzah! I was so excited. We did lots of things. I’ll show you several over the next couple of posts. The one that I want to share with you today are the pop-up pals — little animal faces atop folded paper that makes […]

Pop-Up Pals



July 20th is National Lollipop Day. Celebrate this fun holiday by eating a sucker with your kids!
It’s always fun to celebrate holidays with your grandkids. And, it’s always fun to celebrate unusual and unique holidays. Well! Have I got the unusual holiday for you! National Lollipop Day! National Lollipop Day is July 20. As in the day after tomorrow! I have two fun — and edible […]

Celebrate National Lollipop Day


Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!
Two weeks ago at our Party in Your PJs link party, I featured tissue paper party straws. Those straws got my little pea brain a-thinkin’. The 4th of July will soon be upon us. That’s the perfect time to have a family get together. And the perfect time to have […]

Sparkler Pencils


Kids will love doing these shamrock lacing cards for St. Patrick's Day!
I know that St. Patrick’s Day is only 3 days away. (How did that happen? How did it come so fast? Where did the days go? Wasn’t it Halloween just yesterday?) I also know that grandmothers are always on the lookout for easy activities to do with their grandkids — […]

Shamrock Lacing Card