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Check out our Art Projects, easy DIY projects, and DIY activities that will keep families on budgets. These inexpensive DIY ideas are great for children and parents alike. Check out some of our most popular family-friendly posts. We hope you enjoy being creative, saving money, and doing-it-yourself (or with your family)!

  • Easy Racetrack for kids with painter's tape
    DIY & Family,  DIY Activities

    Easy DIY Racetrack for Children: Fabulous & Fun Indoor Kid’s Activity

    Create a DIY racetrack for your child using painter’s tape Are you looking for a simple and easy way to entertain your children? This easy DIY racetrack for kids is made with painter’s tape is a fun way to let your little ones play! If you have been following our blog, then you know all of our DIY projects are simply things that can be done at home while we are trying to stay safe (sane, too)! *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a…

  • DIY Playdough with cornstarch and lotion
    DIY & Family,  DIY Activities

    The BEST & Softest Homemade PlayDough (Only Cornstarch and Lotion)

    Create DIY playdough that is so silky with only 2-ingredients With all the handwashing going around, this easy homemade playdough is not only fun to play with but also great for your skin.  My children and I were calling this awesome 2-ingredient playdough: moon dough. You simply make this soft playdough by mixing cornstarch and lotion.   *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read full privacy policy here. * We also ended using food coloring to make, mix and marble colors in our playdough.…

  • How to make a DIY Pinata
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    How to Make a DIY Pinata! (Save Money with Easy Paper Mache)

    Make This Easy DIY Pinata using simple ingredients from home So we are “safe at home” right now and my son’s birthday was coming up. We have convinced him that a family party in our new treehouse with cupcakes would be the perfect way to celebrate. But he also really wanted a Pinata. I had a few in my online shopping cart but decided why not save the $20 and make my own DIY Pinata.  What should our DIY pinata be of? I asked my son what he wanted, and he actually said the easiest thing possible… An Easter egg DIY Pinata. Now how could I not try to make this…

  • blue door keeping family safe at home
    DIY & Family

    7 Being Safe at Home Ideas (Not Tips)

    Everchanging Mindset on Being Safe at Home I am not going to lie, I have really struggled during this unprecedented time. Being isolated at home with young children while expecting to work has been very difficult (to say the least). I debated if I was going to write about this (just like my Dear Daughter Letter). Come on… last week I did share how we were doing an easy rainbow craft (which was a total hit). But even if it looks like I have it all together, it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine here.   *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here…

  • Finished rainbow craft with marshmallows
    DIY & Family,  DIY Art Projects for Kids

    Easy Rainbow Craft: Amazing for Toddlers & Preschoolers

    How to using food coloring on marshmallows to create a rainbow craft If you are like my family, then you are looking for anything that is easy to entertain your children. Currently, I am home with three children under 5 and let’s just say we are looking for fun and entertaining activities every day. This easy rainbow craft is so much fun and can probably be made with supplies you already have at home. My toddlers were very engaged in making this rainbow. And it didn’t hurt that they got to eat some marshmallows in the process! *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed…

  • DIY Wedding Anniversary Party Decorations
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    Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas: Inexpensive DIY Decorations

    Homemade anniversary decoration ideas will keep you on a budget during anniversary party planning When my parents were approaching their 40th wedding anniversary, my brother and I knew that they deserved to celebrate with a wedding anniversary party. If you can tell from my DIY ideas on this blog, I am not one to want to spend a ton of money on anything I can do myself… or in this case wedding anniversary decorations. Therefore, this 40th wedding anniversary party was at our house with around 60 of my mom and dad’s closest friends. Besides having to feed 60 plus at this party, I knew I really wanted to celebrate…

  • DIY Memory Box Idea
    DIY & Family,  DIY Organization,  Easy DIY Projects

    This Trick to Organizing Keepsakes: Make These DIY Memory Boxes

    Create an easy keepsake box to stay organized Is your home overflowing with all the precious artworks, school pictures and everyday items that come along with having kids? If so, then you are not alone & these DIY memory box tips are great way to start cherishing those memories! I know how overwhelming it can be to keep everything organized and neat. As I talk about organizing these keepsake boxes, the rest of my house is becoming completely unorganized. Now that we have a few children, it is more important than ever to start creating these DIY memory boxes for each child. Yes… This is totally the drawer in my…

  • Wild things Baby Helmet Design
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    Painted Baby Helmets: A DIY Doc Band Design

    Learn how to paint your baby helmet Before I start about to explain how I went about decorating my son’s baby helmet, you need to make sure that you are following the rules from your doctor about what is allowed. Our Doc Band came from Cranial Technologies and they have great baby decorating tips on their website. Remember that a baby helmet is a medical device and should be treated like one.  In the post, I am going to share how I chose to follow the decorating baby helmet guidelines to create my son’s unique helmet.  *We are not liable for anything that could happen to your baby helmet after…

  • Paint pour on pumpkin
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    Paint Pour Pumpkins: A Family-Friendly Painted Pumpkin Idea

    Fun painted pumpkin decorating idea Have you seen all the AMAZING ink or acrylic paint pour videos out there? I always have to stop and watch the outcome… Every time! So when it came to painting our pumpkins as a family I knew that I really wanted to try to create paint pour pumpkins! Yes, we do only paint our pumpkins and do not carve our pumpkins, because who wants three kids under 5 using knives! *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a…

  • Watercolor paints, brushes and crayons with fold homemade holiday card with tree on it.
    DIY & Family,  DIY Art Projects for Kids

    5 Easy Homemade Holiday Cards (The Best Watercolor Paint Techniques)

    Easy watercolor painting tips to make cards for any occasion Are you looking for easy and inexpensive ways to make homemade holiday cards? Here are the best watercolor paint techniques that you can do with your whole family! Who wants to spend $$$$ on store-bought cards that will just get thrown away.  A lot of these homemade holiday or birthday cards were even made with my own toddlers! Yes….I said “toddlers”! They love being part of the process. So have fun creating and exploring this awesome list of watercolor techniques that we used to create some homemade holiday cards. We use a Christmas tree as the subject matter, just give…