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December 1, 2015

Sponge Painting Christmas Crafts for Kids

My kids always love trying out different painting techniques and one of their favorites is painting with sponges. There are so many fun and clever crafts you can create with sponge painting, especially during the holidays. Here are nine different sponge painting Christmas crafts that will get you and your kids in the holiday spirit. 

November 30, 2015

Paper Plate Layered Christmas Tree Craft

It's no secret that we love paper plate crafts. They are so versatile, especially when it comes to making Christmas crafts. We used the fun texture of the outside rim of the paper plate as inspiration to make this fun layered Christmas tree craft

November 28, 2015

Simple Paper Angel Craft for Kids

The story of Christmas is infused with the presence of angels which makes Christmas time the perfect time to create a pretty angel craft. Today I'm sharing this super simple paper angel craft for kids that is easy enough for even toddlers to make and you can quickly turn it into an ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.

November 20, 2015

Magnetic Christmas Tree Busy Bag with Scotch® Expressions Tapes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I hope you and your kids enjoy this fun magnetic Christmas tree busy bag over the holidays. #CraftAmazing #CollectiveBias

Lets face it...Holidays are a busy time for Mom! Trying to tackle all the prep for the holiday all while keeping the kids busy and entertained during the day can be a daunting task. On those days that my to-do list is longer than I can imagine, I love to set out a variety of busy bags that my preschooler can play with while I'm busily working. This gives me some free time to get things done and crossed off my list. Last week I used Scotch® Expressions Tapes to help me create this stunning Magnetic Christmas Tree Busy Bag. Although it's intended for kids to play with, I have to admit I've already had quite a bit of fun with it also. 

Sponge Painted Shape Robots Craft

No matter how old you are, robots are always awesome! Their metal bodies, quirky movements and robotic voices always grasp interest and leave you in wonderment about science and technology. This makes them an especially fun topic to learn about in preschool. One fun way to explore robots in preschool is with using shapes. This week my preschooler and I had a blast sponge painting shapes and turning them into bright, kooky robots. Grab some sponges and get ready to have a riot of a good time with your preschooler making this sponge painted shape robots craft. Look for more fantastic robot themed preschool activities at the bottom of this post!

November 19, 2015

Healthy Snacking Tips with Orchard Valley Harvest PLUS Giveaway

A big thank you to Orchard Valley Harvest for sponsoring today's post. I tend to have a serious sweet tooth! That combined with the every day busyness of being a Mom sometimes makes for a really hard time sticking to healthy snacking. Can you relate? It's so easy to grab for chips or sweet treats and on top of eating the wrong foods, it's too easy to eat way too much of them. This past month my entire family has been on a mission to snack smarter and healthier. With the help of Orchard Valley Harvest snacks and a few important changes, we have made some great strides in our quest for healthy snacking. 

November 18, 2015

Sponge Painted Reindeer Craft for Kids

It's amazing what fun things you can create by combining simple shapes together. The Kids Craft Star challenge this month is all about painting with sponges and since we we've already been in the mood for reindeer's, we created this sponge painted reindeer craft that makes a great Christmas kids craft. Not only is painting with sponges fun for kids, but painting with shapes makes for a great toddler and preschool activity. Grab some sponges and lets get ready for some reindeer painting fun! Don't forget to check out more Christmas sponge painting ideas near the bottom of this post from the kids craft stars!