Funny Photo Bookmarks

These Funny Photo Bookmarks have to be one of my most favorite crafts we have ever made.  We made these for our boys’ grandpa for Father’s Day and they were a huge hit.   Funny Photo Bookmarks These Photo Bookmarks are easy to make!  With the right supplies, you can make these in a matter of minutes and they are a fun gift for a parent or grandparent. […]

Pool Noodle Poppers

We love making fun things out of pool noodles and these Pool Noodle Poppers were the perfect camping craft. Pool Noodle Poppers In the summer, we love to go camping and sometimes finding things to entertain kids can be difficult.  We love making different camping crafts/activities and playing camping games.  These Pool Noodle Poppers are a camping craft and activity mixed into one.  And they are easy to make! […]

Ivory Soap Boats

Did you know that Ivory soap floats?  Yes it does!  And it is perfect to use to make boats.   These Ivory soap boats will have kids begging to take a bath. Ivory Soap Boats I can still remember when my older brother brought home  bars of Ivory soap for cub scouts and he began carving all sorts of fun things out of them.  It was then that I learned that Ivory Soap floats!  Who knew.  I explained a little bit about how and why Ivory soap floats in our Ivory Soap Experiment, but today we’re making Ivory soap boats, because who doesn’t want a boat made out of soap? 😀 […]

Crocodile Valentine Box

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and if your school allows, it is now time to start figuring out what you will make for your kid’s Valentine’s Day Box.  This Crocodile Valentine Box was a huge hit with my boys last year and is the perfect thing to “gobble” up all of those Valentines from friends. Crocodile Valentine Box This Crocodile Valentine Box doesn’t require very many supplies and we actually used a lot of recycled materials found around the house. […]

Thankfulness Chain: Thanksgiving Activity

This Thankfulness Chain is a new tradition we are using in our family to help us remember and show appreciation for the things we are thankful for. I love Thanksgiving activities and this one keeps going all month long. Thankfulness Chain I think I am one of the few people who still wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas but I just love Thanksgiving too much to let it get passed over.  Maybe it is because I love Fall so much and have missed it since moving to Nevada or maybe I just like that Thanksgiving gives us a time to think about what we already have and show thankfulness without all the hype that a lot of other holidays have. […]

Thankful Turkeys: Easy Thanksgiving Craft

These Thankful Turkeys are a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft that gets kids thinking about what they have to be thankful for. Thankful Turkeys: Easy Thanksgiving Craft Thanksgiving time is one of my favorite times of year.  As much as I love Christmas, I refuse to skip over Thanksgiving.  It is the one holiday that is solely based on being thankful and that is an important thing I want to teach my children.  Last year we made fun Gratitude Pumpkins to help them focus on being grateful and this year we made these Thankful Turkeys. […]

Easy Playdough Recipe – Never Buy Playdough Again

This Easy Playdough Recipe can be made in just minutes and will provide hours of fun. And the best part, it will last a very long time without drying out. Easy Playdough Recipe Winter is coming and I know a lot of the country is staring to get chilly.  Here it is hard to imagine just how cold it is in some places when we are enjoying days in the 70s and 80s.  But, since I know what it is like to try to entertain kids when you are stuck inside, (It happens to us every summer in the 115+ heat) I thought I would share my favorite easy playdough recipe that will provide hours of fun for your kiddos and it will make it so you never have to buy playdough again.  And the best part is you probably already have all of the ingredients at home. […]

Back to School Day Planner Cover Tutorial

It’s Back-To-School week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys.  It’s the last week of the series.  Can you believe that? Today Karly from Paisley Roots is sharing this fun Back-to-School Day Planner Cover Tutorial. Day Planner Cover Tutorial This Day Planner Cover is so much fun!  My boys are getting older and are getting more picky about the types of school supplies they want.  I love that this Day planner cover can be made in any fabric so that boys can express their own personality  Karly with Paisley Roots shares a really great step-by-step tutorial so make sure you check it out.  […]

Make a Toy Paddle Boat

Do your boys love boats?  Today Liska from Adventure in a Box is sharing How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat.  And this boat is seriously adorable!  In fact, I would pay good money for that. 🙂 How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat This is what Liska said about her Paddle Boat project: “Before having a son, I could not imagine that one day I would be requesting a drill and an angle grinder for my birthday gifts. But as soon as my son was born, I wanted to make toys for him, and wood seemed like the most durable and safe material. This summer I wanted to make a wooden toy boat for my son, and Kara’s series Summer Survival for Moms of Boys encouraged me to start working on this project. You can read about what came of it here: How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat. […]

How to Make Paracord Bracelets

I can’t believe how incredibly amazing the bloggers in our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series are! This week we are focusing on things boys can build and create.  I am getting so many great ideas to keep my boys busy and these Paracord Bracelet tutorials from Happiness is Homemade are the perfect new hobby for my boys to enjoy. Paracord Bracelets Attention Pinners: If you love this idea as much as I do, please click through to the original post before pinning or repin from our Pinterest Board below. Thank you! Heidi with Happiness is Homemade is sharing how Paracord Bracelet Fever has taken over her house (replacing the Rainbow Loom fever!) and linking to some great videos and tutorials where readers can learn how to make their own different variations of the bracelets.  […]

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