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Busy Kids = Happy Mom: Life Skills. Juggling With Kids: Cloud Dough. Ever hear of Cloud Dough?

Juggling With Kids: Cloud Dough

It's a wonderful sensory activity for preschool children. It feels like flour as you run your fingers through it, but the cool thing about it is that it is moldable too. My kids spent a good half hour playing with cloud dough. They loved it! Supplies: -8 cups of Flour -1 cup of baby oil Directions: Mix the flour and baby oil together with your hands in a large container until the dough holds together when squeezed. We found this activity on a blog called Pre-School Play. Free Hooded Towel Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing.

25+ Baby Blankets To Make: {Free Sewing Patterns. ABC_Bible_Verses.pdf (application/pdf Object) Handmade Gift Ideas: For Kids. Why not skip the expensive, battery operated, mass-produced plastic toys this year, in favor of something more unique and personal.

Handmade Gift Ideas: For Kids

Handmade toys are a great way to encourage creativity and activate your children’s imagination. These great ideas are inexpensive and easy to make, plus they’re sure to provide hours of entertainment. 1. Felt Alphabet Letters: Help your little ones learn there ABCs with some cute felt letters. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8 Great Dates for Moms and Sons. iMOM » Mom Life » Family Fun » 8 Great Dates for Moms and Sons Moms spend a lot of time with their children, it’s the nature of the job.

8 Great Dates for Moms and Sons

But well thought out, one-on-one time with our kids is harder to come by. Toy Bag Tutorial. I was inspired to create these bags for my kids who are constantly asking me for plastic bags to put toys into.

Toy Bag Tutorial

I'm big on eco-friendly thinking and decided they needed something more reusable than a plastic sandwich bag. So, not only are these very cute, but very functional and environmentally friendly too! (NOTE: this kind of vinyl is not food-grade and I wouldn't recommend using these bags for food!) Here's what you need: 2 pieces of clear vinyl - 6.5" x 7" (I used a mid-weight, not sure what gauge)2 pieces of fabric - 6" x 7"3" piece of hook and loop tape (aka velcro)1/2" double fold bias tape (store bought or make your own, good tutorial here) I found that making a template and drawing a pattern was an easy way to cut the vinyl. Next, take your fabric and fold it in half, matching the shorter sides, so you have a rectangle that is 7" wide by 3.25" tall. Project Nursery - Inspiring Baby Rooms, Nursery Design Ideas and Children's Room Decor.

Pigtails and tutus. 10 Restaurant Waiting Games to Play with Kids. Before we had kids, my husband and I would eat out all the time and enjoyed our time together discovering new foods and restaurants.

10 Restaurant Waiting Games to Play with Kids

Now that we have two little boys, eating out isn't so easy or enjoyable. We are now mostly limited to kid-friendly dining and even at the most kid-friendly restaurants, we are susceptible to melt downs, whining, crying, and restlessness among other things. So I made a list of restaurant table games to play while waiting for your meal, or even during meal time when the kids are done eating but the adults aren't.

These fun little games can be played using items found at your table and have really helped us keep the kids busy and calm while dining out. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 60 Popular Baby Shower Homemade Presents. Homemade presents for baby showers are easier than you think!

60 Popular Baby Shower Homemade Presents

Here are 60 incredible free patterns all with pictured tutorials on how to make the perfect gift for any newborn or baby shower gifts. These homemade gift ideas for babies include adorable gift baskets, nursery decor, diaper gifts, quite books, newborn clothing including soft shoes, diaper bags, baby bibs, and even baby blankets.

You will certainly impress any new mama with any one of these amazing homemade presents! Homemade Presents 1. 2. Cozy car caddy tutorial. Without further ado ...

cozy car caddy tutorial

Cozy Car Caddy Tutorial Materials used: two pieces of denim (17 x 10 inches and 17 x 6 inches) one piece of Duck Cloth or other heavy fabric (17 x 10 inches) gray and yellow felt (gray felt cut to 17 x 3 inches, yellow felt cut into seven 1 x 1/4 inch pieces White Piping (two 17 inch pieces) 6" belting 1" Velcro scrap fabric for applique freezer paper, sponge brush, and acrylic paint. Recovering a Baby Car Seat. Do you love your infant car seat……but hate the cover?

Recovering a Baby Car Seat

Is the material scratchy or stained? Torn or outdated? Well, then start picking apart that old one……and making it into a new one. Recovered High Chair. Do you have a high chair with an old tattered cover? Over maybe you’re just tired of it? Yeah, me too. Diaper/Wipes Case. YAY!!!!

Diaper/Wipes Case

We’re up and running again. Liberty Bibs. Joelle was in California recently, visiting her adorable new niece Bobbie Rae. She noticed that Bobbie was using a lot of bibs, and that the most effective were super absorbent. When she came back to New York she had the idea that we should design a bib that was both beautiful and totally useful. As you might have noticed by now, when we want to make something truly special and beautiful, we often turn to Liberty of London's Tana Lawn. The lovely detailed prints of Tana Lawn are legendary! Its silky hand is soft enough for a very precious baby gift, but still strong enough to stand up to repeated washings. To add absorbency we decided to back the bibs with Michael Miller's 100% Organic Cotton Terry, which is another perennial favorite at Purl Soho. Boy Get Crafty. If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +. Thanks for visiting! Welcome to Boy Get Crafty!

So many people tell me that their “boys just aren’t that interested” or that they “wished they had a girl to sew for” or “what on earth to give hubby for Christmas”… So I thought a Boy Get Crafty may be a good idea. As I have a son, I would say that pretty much everything on Red Ted Art is suitable for younger boys. Toddler “busy bag” swap! « the rigneys. **UPDATE: Check out Toddler “Busy Bag” Swap, Take Two!