Posts Categorized: make this with a toddler

finding feathers, our gallery wall project


We are preparing a gallery wall for one of the little guys’ rooms, and I am determined to make it affordable and made up of things he loves.  On some of our walks around the neighborhood we collect nature’s findings; leaves, acorns, and even feathers.  The boys found several feathers and we framed our favorites with a newly painted thrift store frame.  My gallery wall project… Read more »

dino night glow terrariums


We have a million tiny toys that get stepped on and lost, most of them dinosaurs. For some rainy day weekend fun we painted rocks and the dines in glow in the dark paint and allowed to dry overnight.  There’s always and extra jam or sauce jar we can repurpose, and in this case one fish bowl. These could be wildly colorful or more muted depending… Read more »

happy easter from our dino egg hunt


 When you have boy egg hunters who are dinosaur enthusiasts, adding some dinosaur egg guardians always extends the hunt time and lowers the sugar rush. We also added our melted crayon crafts to our egg hunt so that we have something to do when the sugar wears off. Hope your Easter was lovely and not full of melted chocolate and egg arguments. Not that ours… Read more »

melted crayon crafts for spring


We make melted crayon hearts for Valentine’s Day almost every year. This year one of the little guys liked doing them so much I promised that we’d do them again- and what better time than Easter when we can hide them in eggs and gift them to friends? If you have mini molds they can be used for jewelry; pendants and rings in bright spring… Read more »

build a little campfire on a cupcake


This weekend the weather was very springy and it turned our minds to all things outdoors. We decorated some cupcakes to celebrate, camp out style. You probably have everything you need to make the flames, red hots (or red m&m’s), candy corn, or even sprinkles! Building with pretzels is half of the fun. And then you get to demolish them! If you have a preschooler… Read more »