Crafts and Activites for boys

Bring Your Family Together with Hedbanz™ Electronic

One thing that I struggle with as a mom is figuring out how to juggle all of the different types of activities that my family is involved in each week.  I always thought the baby years would be the hardest as a mom, but now I’m finding that having older kids brings its own challenges. Since most nights we are on-the-go with sports, scouts, music lessons, etc, I really try to make our weekends a time where we can get a break and just have fun as a family. Family Fun Hedbanz™ Electronic We have family night every week where we talk about how our week has gone and just enjoy spending time together.  We typically end our family night with an activity and we love playing games together! […]

Gratitude Pumpkins

I love that Thanksgiving is a holiday that doesn’t require gifts and extra things.  It is simply a time to reflect on and be grateful for the things that we have.  These Gratitude Pumpkins are a great craft to help kids remember to be thankful for the things that they have. Gratitude Pumpkins I’ll admit that Christmastime is my favorite time of the year.  I love the music, the smells, the treats and the general feeling that comes with the season. As much as I love Christmas,  I also love that we have a holiday that is solely based on giving gratitude for the many blessings that we have and I want my children to take the time to recognize that they have so much to be thankful for before they start making lists of toys and treats that they hope to see on Christmas morning. […]

DIY LEGO Table

One year for Christmas, Santa brought my older boys a foldable/storable LEGO table and it has had constant use since then.  But, the saying, “Two’s company, three’s a crowd” tends to apply with my three oldest boys and my younger boys were feeling a bit left out.  So, Santa did not disappoint and brought them their very own LEGO tables. If you are looking for a DIY LEGO Table, this is easy to make! DIY LEGO Table […]

How to Make Monster Erasers with Eraser Clay

I am always on the lookout for fun products that my kids can use to create things.  Did you know that you can buy Eraser clay? I had no idea! You can use eraser clay to make any sort of eraser you want, but we love these Monster Erasers! Monster Erasers My boys are always wanting to buy fun pencils, pencil toppers or other miscellaneous school supplies from their student store.  Most everything is a rip-off, slightly overpriced ;),  so I thought it would be fun to show how to make your own pencil toppers using eraser clay.  You really could make any design under the sun, but these monster erasers just seemed like something my boys would like. […]

A Spooky Halloween Game

The day has come and soon ghosts, witches and skeletons will be haunting our neighborhoods.  If you are planning Halloween parties or need a little something fun for the kids to help hold them over until trick-or-treating time, here is a fun and spooky Halloween game that would work perfectly for any Halloween party at home or in school. (Download your free game below!) Spooky Halloween Game […]

How to Make a LEGO Bank

My boys love, love, love to save their money.  It kind of makes me laugh to see them counting their dollars and coins and keeping them stashed away in a safe place.  This LEGO bank is the perfect place for kids to store their cash or other treasures that are important to them. LEGO Bank I love how these LEGO banks turned out!  You could totally customize their faces to look however your kids want them to look. […]

Shrek Printable Activities

I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider and received a copy of Shrek to review.  All opinions are my own.  Can you believe that it has been 15 years since Shrek the ogre, and the loveable loudmouthed Donkey, went on a daring quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing dragon to win back his swamp from Lord Farquaad?  The Shrek movies have become some of our favorites.  I’m excited to share a few Shrek printable activities that your kids will love as well as the new 4-disc collection. Shrek Printable Activities This post contains affiliate links Your kids will love these Shrek printable activities.  Click here to access printable games, stationary, bookmarks and more featuring your favorite characters from Shrek.  You can even make a 3D version of Shrek and his friends.  I love free activities that can help keep my boys entertained.  There are even paper airplanes! […]

Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids

I’m bored!!  How many times have you heard that already this summer? These outdoor summer activities for kids will help to keep boredom at bay. Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids There are days that my boys have an attention span of a fly and seem to get bored really easily and other days where they will play really nicely in their rooms or build LEGO creations for hours.  I went looking for some ideas for Outdoor Summer Activities for kids that will help on those days where they need some new ideas and here’s what I found. […]

Patriotic Crafts for Kids

These Patriotic Crafts for Kids are so much fun!  Can you believe that the 4th of July is this week?!?!  Where has the summer gone?  This fun roundup of Patriotic Crafts, will keep your kids busy all week. Patriotic Crafts for Kids My boys love the 4th of July.  In fact, every year one of them mentions that it is their favorite holiday.  Since the 4th of July is somewhat mid-summer, it gives us the perfect opportunity to do some fun themed crafts and activities.  I’ve put together some fun patriotic crafts for kids, including our Toothpaste Box Firecrackers, that your kids will love.  Just click through on the links below to take you to the instructions for each post. Patriotic Crafts for Kids […]

How to Make LEGO Minifigure Soap

We’ve all heard stories about kids who refuse to shower or bathe, or if they do shower, they don’t use soap!  The struggle is real!  If there is one thing I know about boys, it is that they sometimes need a little “encouragement” when it comes to getting clean and smelling good.  Make LEGO minifigure soap, to encourage your little army to stay clean and fresh! Make LEGO Minifigure Soap How to make LEGO Men Soap  It’s really not difficult to make LEGO Minifigure soap!  I thought it would be much more difficult.    […]

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