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Marbling Pumpkins: Easy DIY Step by Step Tutorial to use nail marbling technique for no carve pumpkin

Marbling A Pumpkin – How To

We may be wrapping up our Halloween Holiday fun, but there is still time to get one last itsy bitsy pumpkin idea in…right? RIGHT! MORE PUMPKINS! I have been itching to do something with white pumpkins this season. I have experimented with pinning ribbons, hot gluing beads, finger painting a white pumpkin (ok, so little P […]

Fingerpainting a Pumpkin, perfect "no carve" solution for toddler or kids halloween fun

Fingerpainting a Pumpkin: Toddler Friendly

This year we haven’t carved a pumpkin. With a 3 year old in the house, I suppose we have been finding alternative ways to decorate and have fun without carving. While this “no carve pumpkin decorating” craft isn’t rocket science, I wanted to inspire you to just whip out the paints and let those tiny […]

Fingerprint Tree, Perfect fall fingerpainting craft activity for kids to get messy and have fun - perfect tree every time

Fingerpainting a Fall Tree

A bit back I read this really cool post on Colorful Leaf Printing. I loved everything she did, the painting of the leaves, the pushing it on a tray and then using that leaf paint to create a piece of art. Adorable! But the final product, the Finger Painting Fall Tree, turned out really beautiful and […]

Car Track Painting, Fun with boys crafting, Hot Wheels Fun!

Car Track Painting with Hot Wheels

Although I have only had a son for 3 years, hot wheels have been a part of my life since the birth of my daughter. Most years she asked for car sets for holidays and birthdays and I believe at one point we had more than any boy on our street. Lesson learned for me […]

Thumbprint Spider Art for Toddlers and Kids, very fun and full of personality! Easy Craft

Fingerprint Spider Art ( Kids love this!)

One thing I really love about fingerprint and hand print art is that its inexpensive and allows for unlimited creativity. Make a cat, make a witch, make a pig- seriously, you can do it all without having any really strong art skills. And lets face it- in this house, I have like none. Oh sure, […]

Make Halloween Slime without Borax, Recipe for Slime, fun kids activity

Halloween Slime Recipe without Borax

We are slime novices. Oh, sure, we make big huge messes. I actually LOVE big huge messes and am one of those rare parents that do not cringe (too badly) when my kids go nuts in the kitchen. And while we do tons of soap projects, play dough and hand print painting, we have yet […]

Thumbprint Art for Halloween, Spooky Cat for Cards, Kids art

Thumbprint Halloween Art: Black Cat

Recently I had a friend remark to me ” I do not know how you can afford to craft all the time!” It got me thinking – gosh crafting isn’t THAT expensive. Is that what people think? I wanted to do a series of posts to show you, the moms and dads at home, that you […]

Doggie Bag Tags for Trick or Treating, Dont leave the dogs without a treat! Have doggie bags ready to go for Halloween night.

Free Halloween Printable: Doggie Bag Tags

Unfortunately when it comes to Halloween our dog is a completely hot mess. He cannot be at the door watching because he goes crazy. He can’t be in the backyard…crazy. We can’t take him with us because yes, he goes crazy. He is a high anxiety type of dog and he does not mix well […]

DIY Dracula Suckers For Halloween

Halloween Vampire Suckers: DIY

Ooh Yall, I had so much fun this weekend! We took Charlotte and little P to a very cute train activity in town where they could go through a kid friendly Haunted House, pick out pumpkins, decorate and go back. They also had a fun playground, a tiny train you could sit and ride on […]

Create easy and flexible spider webs with hot glue for decoration, picture tutorial and fun Halloween Craft

DIY Spider Webs

If you are here from my Hot Glue Spider Web Pumpkin, I am presume your hot glue gun is already rearing to go and it should be. This is a super easy Halloween DIY craft that can awaken the DIY Goddess in you. I mean…hot glue…spider webs? YES PLEASE. Lets be realistic- there is nothing […]

No Carve Pumpkin Fun: Get your hot Glue on with this super simple idea

Hot Glue Spider Web Pumpkins: No Carve!

If it involves hot glue, I pretty much know how to do it. After years (and the invention of) tutu bow holders about 10 years ago, I pretty much turn to hot glue when I am doing any and all decorating. So today when I was standing over my kitchen counter trying for the 100th […]

Carving a pumpkin safely this Halloween, DIY Fun

Carving a Pumpkin…safely

Every year we decorate a pumpkin. A lot of times we paint it or put stickers on it…heck, last year, I coated mine in ribbons. {Surprised?} This year we decided to carve a pumpkin that we could enjoy in the house but use a flashlight to light it up rather than a candle. As a […]

Family Halloween Costume Ideas, 2014 from Chasing Fireflies

8 Matching Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is absolutely one of my most favorite times of the year. Last year we missed out because we went on a cruise at the same time, so the kids didn’t dress up. This year not only are we dressing up, but we all have matching costumes. I originally approached the idea with my husband […]

No Carve Pumpkin idea, easy for kids, just add your favorite band-aids!

No Carve Pumpkin Idea: BAND-AIDs

I love so many things about my new neighborhood. I love my house and all its unlimited possibilities of decoration (one I can afford that!), I love my big huge yard (we just planted trees!). I love that everyone in the house has their own bathrooms so as the kids grow they wont be taking […]

No Carve Pumpkin with Childrens Book Ricky Ricotta and Mighty Robot, Easy, Fun and Memorable

Ricky Ricotta, Mighty Robot No Carve Pumpkin DIY

If you follow me at all, you know I am a big reader. I consistently share books on social media- ones that I am reading, going to read, random covers that catch my eyes, but when it comes to my kids, I have two kinds: My daughter the ‘non reader’ and my son, the ‘can’t […]

Spooky and Sweet Halloween DIY Bobby Pin  "Peekaboo" eyes! Picture tutorial

Silly Spooky DIY Bobby Pin EyeBalls

This weekend Charlotte, P and I spent a lot of time getting our Halloween crafts ready. I know its not October yet, but as the holiday season is upon us, how could I resist! I have created a new Halloween Crafting category so you can easily find all the goodies from now through the season. […]

Frankenstein Handprint Craft for Cards, Bags, and more! Toddler and Preschool DIY Painting Fun

Frankenstein Handprints Craft: Easy Halloween!

This week I was online sharing my cute little Foot Print Ghost feet and my blog friend Rachel told me they do that in their preschool PLUS Frankenstein Hand prints and I was like…tell me more! And she did, which is what I am showing today! First, I want to say thank you to Rachel. […]

Make Rainbow Foam for sensory play, fun carwash and more! 3 Ingredient household fun, DIY

DIY Colored Soap Foam

Today I wanted to bring you a really fun and easy parenting project that keeps kids busy for hours and can be used in a variety of ways: Rainbow Soap Foam. This project takes only 3 ingredients and you can customize to fit your particular needs. Whether you are picking rainbow colored foam or getting […]

How to create an adorable witches broom with tulle, perfect for decoration or costume building

Witches Broom DIY with Tulle

A few weeks back while we were at Gymboree shopping, I noticed all the Halloween stuff was out. Halloween. In August. Whats next, Christmas in July? At any rate, they did have some super cute stuff out (although I may be biased cause I love them) and one of them was this totally cutetastic witches […]

Create Ghost Footprints for easy home painting fun!

Ghost Footprints : Halloween Fun

If you have a toddler like I do, quiet footprints generally mean they are doing something wrong. But in this fun and easy craft, they are doing something right and getting messy WITH you! I am a firm believer in messy play when supervised and today P and I decided to take some time and […]


Halloween Through the Years

With Halloween just around the corner, there are a lot more things to think about than just costumes. Although in my house, that is all Charlotte is thinking about! She is totally convinced she wants to be Super-Girl, but why I have no idea. She has never seen Superman, we don’t watch it on TV […]


Graveyard cupcakes! Halloween inspiration

Cupcake decorating, ooh fun! Now that Halloween is here there are an abundance of very fun “treat” ideas around and when I saw this Wilton Graveyard kit I totally had to get it! I made a: Graveyard of Parenting     I got this Graveyard set at Party City but I am sure they sell […]

Repurpose old Matchbox cars not Moving Airplane (using clothespins and Popsicle sticks!) , more at www.momdot.com

Repurposing Matchbox Cars into Moving Airplanes

Before P was born every craft I did had a girly ting to it. Tutus and bowholders and sparkly stuff. And while P has no problem dumping glitter all over the house, from time to time I like to make something that is a little more him. And since he loves loves loves his Matchbox cars […]

back to school teacher gift

Back To School – Easy Teacher Gifts – Crayon Bouquet

We are less than two weeks in to Back to School Season and the after school activities are in full swing.  Cheerleading (Oh yes, she came home with a Cheer Application!), homework, and school projects have already begun to consume our afternoons. As much as we love Summer, we love Back to School as well, […]

Wire Wrapped Rock Necklace for Kids, learn more from www.momdot.com

Wire Wrapped Rock Necklace (Kids!)

This weekend my (amazing, wonderful and gorgeous) husband took our 2 year old to visit his parents a few hours up the road leaving our 9 year old and I to fend for ourselves for the entire glorious weekend. This was win/win for me in a lot of ways. I got to work uninterrupted on […]

DIY 2 Ingredient Crayon Lip Gloss

2 Ingredient Crayon Lipgloss!

I love lip gloss. Like a lot.  If you look in my bathroom drawer you will find more lip gloss than any other item. I like the way it feels, I like that I can use it on its own or over a darker color and I love all the colors! Unfortunately my pocket book doesn’t like […]

Create easy and inexpensive kid friendly cubby holes with $3 baskets and zip ties

$3 Baskets + Zip Ties = DIY Cubby Storage

Having just moved we have stuff EVERYWHERE. We have cleaned out a lot but when you are unpacking boxes and trying to put everything in a new place, it can be overwhelming – and expensive. So a few weeks ago walking through Target I noticed little plastic baskets (that were just over $3 a piece) […]

Create a crayon table tray with papercrafting, from the mind of a 9 year old

Crayon Boats : Papercrafting Tutorial

Around here we are always moving, creating, playing and getting dirty. While I try to share the fun super easy 5 minute ideas like this shaving cream and outdoor plastic fun, and the elaborate tutu bow-holder stuff, the reality is that my daughter, whom is 9, is probably 100x more creative than I am. She […]

Create a graduation cap favor for gifts, fun, or pretend play, easy (and no, does not have to be black!)

Graduation Cap Favors Craft for Pretend Play and more!

Now that its getting closer to August, going back to school is on the brain. Before we moved, Charlotte would have been going back to elementary school as the grades run from K-5th, but in our new city, she is now out of elementary and on her way to Intermediate, which is 4th-6th. Technically my […]

Ready to have some summer fun? Create an outdoor play area that cleans up easy..REALLY!

Shaving Cream Slip N Slide (Cause Why Not?)

I know you probably made your way over here because you saw a picture of my kids covered in shaving cream and thought…is she insane? No, I am not (mostly) but with 5 weeks still left in summer, we are breaking out the totally inexpensive, but still totally awesome, fun. And if you think no […]

Create your own paint brush (or puff brush) and get to making some great art with kids of any age

Create Paintbrushes from anything~

This summer has been the summer of getting to know my kids all over again. Its been so refreshing with Charlotte home and having a child of 9 makes it easy to take Phoenyx out, play games, do arts and crafts, because she is like a mini adult and its wonderful. So lately under her […]

How to make a Play Barn for under $20 - Skip the plastic toys and create custom with your horse loving child

How to make a Homemade Horse Barn

My daughter is really into horses. Like..really. Anytime I do one of those “surprise, lets go pick out a new toy!” gigs, she gets another horse. And because her love is sincere, and she is a rider, I go with it. Now I have purchased her a few barns for her horses, plastic ones that […]

Create adorable custom hair ties, easy craft for all! learn more at www.momdot.com

Create Custom Hair Ties with a little Bling! 

This weekend when Charlotte and I were out she wanted to buy some earrings. We recently discovered her ears are still pierced. Both of us thought they had closed up due to an infection she had gotten 4 years ago..turns out, nope. Of course now she wants earrings of all shapes and sizes. So like […]

Inspiration: Creating an indoor garden and marking herbs, skip the stakes and mark via mini chalkboard signs, Learn more

Garden Plant Markers: Labeling your Indoor Garden (DIY)

Friday night we finally planted our indoor herbs and created our inside living spice and herb garden to help with fresh cooking! But I have to tell you that I hate these little informative spikes that go into planters. Yes, they do serve an important purpose but they are dirty and ugly. So a quick […]

Indoor Spice Garden for your Kitchen, easy to make

Growing an Indoor Living Spice Cabinet

Just about two weeks to the day, I moved into a new house. It’s so interesting to move. On one hand its like a new start, all these blank walls and empty hallways and new spaces to be creative in. On the other, its still a house, not a home. There are no memories and […]

Create DIY Custom Nailpolish colors with younique pigments and blushes, www.asyouniqueasyouare.com

Create Custom Nail polish with Younique Pigments

As you all know I love makeup. And as you all also know, I am a Younique rep and have shared those 3d Fiber Lashes before that everyone loves!  But Younique has a ton more makeup available than just those lashes, the least of which are blushes and pigments that can be used for eye […]

Create a counter hairbow holder in under 10 minutes, adorable, easy and customizable

DIY Paris Hairbow Holder

This past week I was lucky enough to be sent a new Minnie in Paris book. Its beautiful, bright, and all things adorable, pink and cutesy! Obviously, I loved it. And as an inspiration of that book I decided to add to my ever growing hair bow holder DIY instructions with yet another one, a […]

Create a Dad card to print (free!)

Fathers Day Printable: Easy for kids to create

Woot! Fathers day is coming up. Its funny because this time of the year I am bombarded with things to buy dad. There are so many dads in my life. My own dad whom I always think of tech items, football and grilling, my father in law who makes me think of watching movies, and […]

How to Make a DIY Ribbon Tutu  with left over crafts, easy and fun, girly and glam

How to make a Ribbon Tutu

I have created a lot of different tulle, tutu, and hair bow holder projects on Momdot. And today I wanted to show you a really easy one that takes almost no time at all, costs under $6 (or less if you have big craft buckets like I do) and every one will love! This is […]

Create an at home laser spy experience in your home - toddler style!

5 Minute Spy Laser Obstacle Course for Kids

Phoenyx has been a cranky pants all week. Daddy comes home today from being out of town all week (YAY!) and he is on his wits end with me I think. So today I decided to use all this crepe paper for something fun. Its been on my mind for awhile that I wanted to […]