Friday, July 10, 2015

Make a Kazoo!



Let's make a kazoo! It's a super-fun lesson which includes Art, Science, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Music! We made ours in red, white, and blue to celebrate the 4th of July, but you can choose any theme for decorating yours. Use my easy-to-follow directions and photos to easily create a low-cost kazoo with your child or class! Have fun crafting!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Sew-Simple" - Shorten Those T-Shirt Sleeves!


T-Shirts: Long-sleeves to short-sleeves? It can easily be done using these "Sew-Simple" directions and photos! I found a long-sleeved t-shirt for my grandson Noah on a clearance rack at 80% off, and it was well worth the time I spent to shorten those sleeves! This techniques also works well for hemming the bottom of t-shirts, pants, etc. No-sew options are included.

Friday, June 12, 2015

"Semi-Homemade" Spaghetti Sauce


It's Italian Night! What's my family's favorite? It's Spaghetti and Meatballs with my "Semi-Homemade" Spaghetti Sauce! This recipe is easy, delicious, and the aroma is out of this world! Crock Pot and Stove Top directions are included. Mmmm, Mmmm; now that's Italian!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pom Pom Clown Craft


Do you need a super craft for a Circus Birthday Party? This clown craft is quick, easy, low-cost, and lots of fun! A variation with hands and feet is included. Follow my DIY to create your own!

Freestanding Foam Core Clown Poster


We wanted  a "freestanding" clown poster to welcome our guests to the Circus Birthday Party for 2 grand-kids, and here's the result. This simple, low-cost, project from a $1.00 piece of foam core board goes a step further: when the poster is removed, the stand is reusable.


Circus "Big-Top" Centerpiece



Wanted: A sturdy Circus Centerpiece to top the cupcake tower at a Circus Birthday Party. Here's my step-by-step DIY with directions and photos for the Circus "Big-Top" Tent. This centerpiece can easily be adapted to other themes. Have fun crafting!

It's a Circus Birthday Party!



Welcome to the "Greatest Birthday Show on Earth!" It's always a circus at our house, and this DIY Circus Themed Birthday Party on a budget for grand-kids Mia and Alex gave us a chance to prove it! Enjoy the cupcakes with picks, "Big Top" Centerpiece, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Clown Craft, Door Decoration, Lego Circus Tent, etc. And now, let the show begin!!!