Teacher Gifts

There are SO many adorable back to school teacher gift ideas out there, but thanks to my fellow blogger The Artsy Fartsy Mama, she has narrowed it down to these adorable 20!

These inexpensive and crafty ideas are sure to put a smile on the teacher’s face!

Click here to check out the full list:  20 Back to School Teacher Gifts

DIY Mama

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t the ones we buy, but the ones we MAKE.  Now a days, there are endless resources to search for DIY projects on the web – my favorite is still pinterest, so here are my top picks/links for Mother’s Day Crafts (that she will love):

Bottle Cap Flower Magnets

Mommy Survival Kit in a Jar

Thumb Print Charm Necklace

Photo Bookmark

Colorful Pour Pots

These are just a FEW of the adorable crafts that are out there – enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day!!! 🙂

Dreamland Fairy

Once upon a time, a fairy ran out of stories to tell in fairyland and relied on all of the little boys and girls to share their wishes, dreams, and stories to help her.  This is where your child (and the dreamland fairy kit) comes in.

Keep dreams, wishes, and stories alive with the Dreamland Fairy!  Paint your fairy’s adorable little house, read the beautifully illustrated book, and leave notes, pictures, and stories in the house for your fairy to take and bring back to fairyland!

This adorable kit is $24.99 and you can check it out here: Dreamland Fairy Kit

Snow Day Activities

Winter is here, and many of us in the Northeast are getting set to experience a huge blizzard.  If you have kids, then you know that keeping them busy during a snow day can be challenging.  Here are 9 activities to help keep them occupied (and you happy) during a snow day:

1.  Melted Heart Crayons:  recycle crayon pieces and turn them into pretty heart shaped crayons

2.  Snow Ice Cream:  turn snow into a yummy treat

3.  Masking Tape Maze:  make a maze for all of those cars that are laying around

4.  Snowman in a Baggie:  create a cute and squishy snowman in a bag

5.  Snowman Treats:  super easy three-ingredient recipe

6.  Indoor Snow Paint:  bring the snow inside and get creative

7.  Outdoor Snow Paint:  spray the snow and create a rainbow of colors!

8.  Peanut Butter Bars:  no-bake 5 ingredient bars

9.  Snowflake Ballerinas: a pretty take on paper snowflakes

Stay safe and warm everyone and enjoy the snow!

Heartstrings

I wanted an EASY Valentine’s Day craft that my 3 year old would enjoy (and wouldn’t make a big mess), so I came up with these Valentine Heartstrings…

Felt hearts that you can hang on a door knob, in a child’s room, or anywhere you want to add a little V-Day love!

Here’s what you need (I got all of the supplies at Michaels):

  • Felt Hearts (come in a 12 pack of red and pink)
  • Foam Stickers
  • Ribbon

Simply take the hearts, get creative with the stickers, and tie the ribbon on!

These could also be given as a Valentine’s Day greeting (simply add To: and From:)

Happy Decorating, and Happy Valentine’s Day!