Senses: Smell

This is the fourth part of our senses series, smell. We have done sound,  touch, and taste. Below are activities, printables, and book suggestions all about the sense of smell. Activities involving smell Bake/Cook something.  Compare the individual ingredients to all of them combined. Compare different spices. Guess what it is.  Solely rely on your sense of smell to guess what it is. Create scratch and sniff … Continue reading Senses: Smell

Toddler Activities and Crafts

Mirror Image Activity Have your child stand facing another person, as if they were looking in the mirror. Choose which person will be the leader and which one will be the follower.  As the leader moves the follower imitates the movement. Make sure to switch roles, so that both children can be the leader and the follower. Crown thee King or Queen: Cut construction paper to … Continue reading Toddler Activities and Crafts

10 Things I learned from Craft Fairs this year.

Having just finished a weekend at a craft fair where I sold so much on Friday evening that I was up at 4:30am Saturday to create more, I thought I’d share what I gleaned:  You won’t get your hourly worth at a craft fair.  People just aren’t going to pay you what you’re worth!  Adding $20 to an item to give you your hourly wage … Continue reading 10 Things I learned from Craft Fairs this year.

Repurpose Children’s Artwork

I can only imagine how many different pieces of artwork each child does in their life time.  For me, I think where am I going to store it all?  Here are some ideas to repurpose them without throwing them away! Use it for wrapping paper. Frame it- You can even change the picture from time to time. Turn them into greeting cards. Turn them all … Continue reading Repurpose Children’s Artwork

Halloween Activities and Crafts!

Rook No. 17 has a great Halloween Scavenger Hunt Eighteen25 has a free printable of 31 activities and a Halloween countdown. Clever Classroom has a free Halloween Vocabulary printable. (you will need to create a free account.) Like a Pretty Petunia has a tutorial on how to make these! Better Homes and Garden has 25 different crafts for Halloween. Craft Interrupted has many printables for decorations. … Continue reading Halloween Activities and Crafts!

“I can make that!” Thoughts when the public says this about your product!

Crafters and artisans hear this all the time.  You’re at a craft fair and you overhear someone looking at your beautiful product saying, “I can make that!” Sure you can!  But will you?? Will you take the time to find 300 buttons in the size and color that you need to re-create one of my beautiful bouquets?  And put in the hours spent creating it? … Continue reading “I can make that!” Thoughts when the public says this about your product!

Kids Korner: Harvest Time

Fall has long been a season of celebration.  Harvest parties have been in existence for centuries.  Why not have a party this year using suggestions from “The Penny Whistle Halloween Book” by Meredith Brokaw and Annie Gilbar?  We’ve excerpted a few of our favorite ideas. PUMPKIN DECORATIONS Hollow out and fill with dried flowers, leaves, and branches. Make a “family” by using pumpkins of different sizes. As … Continue reading Kids Korner: Harvest Time

Family Fun: July 4th

July 4th can be a lot more than just a cookout and fireworks, below are a few fun activities for the family to celebrate the 4th! Organize a neighborhood parade.  Help the children decorate bikes, wagons and outfits in red, white and blue. Have a picnic before the fireworks start.  Usually there is music and fun activities for the children. Host a side-walk chalk contest. … Continue reading Family Fun: July 4th

Kids Korner: Bird Feeders

Make Bird Feeders for Spring time Spread large pine cones with peanut butter and sprinkle with birdseed.  Tie a pipe cleaner at the top and hang on tree Slice oranges or grapefruit in half, take out the inside fruit, fill with peanut butter, birdseed, cranberry or blueberry mixture.  Make holes on opposite sides of fruit and tie with year to tree. Continue reading Kids Korner: Bird Feeders