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 […]

DIY Toy Storage Containers

If you have kids, then it’s safe to say that you have toys.  These DIY Toy Storage Containers are a fun way to keep all of those toys organized and stored away. DIY Toy Storage Containers Having little boys in the home means having lots of cars, planes, trucks, dinosaurs, blocks and lots more lying around the home.  Sure you can just throw them into a basket and wait for them to be dumped out all over the floor or you can store them in style.  […]

No-Sew Fleece Blanket

No-Sew Fleece Blanket We have been having much colder-than-normal temperatures (which most of the country wouldn’t consider that bad) but because of that, we desert-rats have been freezing.  My son received a Fleece Blanket Kit for his birthday and we realized just how easy it is to make your own no-sew fleece blanket.  My son  loved that he could make this all by himself and this would be a perfect homemade gift for kids to make. […]

Build Your Own Tank Craft Giveaway!

I cannot tell you how excited my boys were to open a box from the mail and find this fun Build Your Own Tank craft from CraftProjectIdeas.com!  They were starting to get a major case of end-of-summer boredom and they went right to work building their tank. I have been really busy the past month preparing for some major exams and my boys were starting to get sick of me being unavailable for the types of projects we normally do so this couldn’t have come at a better time. CraftProjectIdeas.com has come out with a fun new line of boy crafts (THANK YOU!) that replace the glitter and girlie you find in most project kits with rockets and camouflage.  If you have followed me for any amount of time you will know that one of the reasons I started this blog was to share more craft ideas for boys. […]

DIY Pool Noodle Goal Post

Last month we threw the Ultimate Sports Party for my now 7-year-old and we had lots of fun using some of the pool noodle activities I shared on the blog last summer as well as this new pool noodle goal post.  I turned to my handy, dandy husband and asked him to come up with some sort of goal post to be used in a field goal kicking competition and this is what he came up with.  (We’re so lucky to have him around. 🙂 ) I’ll try my best to give a good description of how this was made but if I leave something out or don’t explain something very well, leave me a comment and I’ll have my husband answer.  Sound good? How to Make a Pool Noodle Goal Post […]

How to Make an Easy Lego Table

You know that Santa is a pretty smart fella!  He knew that if he brought my boys the LEGO sets they were wanting then they would need a Lego table to build them on so little brother couldn’t get them.  We love our smaller LEGO table, but this one makes it so everyone can play together. How to Build a LEGO Table But, knowing that we don’t have the room for a permanent Lego table, he brought us one that not only folds flat, but folds in half as well.  That Santa is a smarty pants indeed.  After inspecting the table I thought I would try and let you know how he built it. 😉 […]

Kid’s Plates Made with Permanent Marker

My boys have had A LOT of days off of school this month.  I’m not sure what the different reasons were but we have been spending a lot of time together.  A few months ago I picked up some plates at the dollar store to save for a time when we needed an easy project to pass the time.  Did you know that you can decorate plates with Sharpies or Ceramic pens and bake them and that the color remains permanently?  I bought a pack of colored permanent markers and the boys went to work making their own plates. (For best results use Ceramic or Porcelain 150 pens. The Sharpies will work but the color will eventually fade.) […]

Move Over “Wooly Willy”! Make your own “fuzzy face” plates

I’m pretty positive that this is my absolute favorite craft we have ever done.  We have spent so much time playing with these and laughing at how cute this little baby is.  I used to love playing with Wooly Willy when I was a kid so I set out on this craft to try to make my own.  It was my husbands brilliant idea to use pictures of my kids instead of drawing the actual Wooly Willy and I’m so glad he thought of that because these are so super fun. […]

Solar Oven: The School Project That Could Save Your Life

How to Make a Solar Oven Okay, so hopefully it will never be needed to save our lives, but if we are ever without power for a long period of time, I now know that because of our new solar oven we will not go hungry, or without cookies. 😉 We finished our final school project of the year last week.  The project was to create something out of mostly recycled materials and after searching the internet, my 2nd grader chose to make a solar cooker out of cardboard boxes, aluminum foil and a large oven bag or “The Super Solar Oven” as he named it.   My husband and son spent a couple of nights working on this and then he had to present it to the class as if he were trying to sell it. He won first place for his advertisement and much to my amazement, one of the teachers at the school said that she has one of these that she makes bread in every summer.  Really? I have got to try that!!  I knew our desert sun had to be useful for something.  I thought this was just a silly little project but once I heard that it could actually cook, I had to give it a try.   So, I didn’t make bread but I thought I’d try some pan cookies.  […]

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