Posted by Andrea Howe
Next to pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, my favorite Halloween character has got to be a ghost. I love their simple, non-gruesome appearance, and how un-scary they actually are, thanks in part to the beloved Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon I devotedly watched as a kid. Because of this nice factor, they are the perfect adornment for baby clothes, blankets, bibs and clips. Keep your skeletons and ghoulish monsters for the teen years; for me and my baby, a cute ghost is all we need for Halloween! Read on for a roundup of 12 sweet ghost accessories and DIY items for your littlest one. I’m sure you’ll agree that they’re the perfect thing to add just the right amount of spookiness to this year’s Halloween.
Posted by Janssen Bradshaw
I don’t know what it is about toddlers, but they seem to be born pre-programmed to destroy crayons.
Mine is convinced it’s her job to peel the wrappers off every last one (the first time she did it, the floor was COVERED in tiny paper peelings that kept showing up all over the place for weeks).
I’m not sure we have a single unbroken crayon in the house, so this list of activities and crafts is really inspiring me! Check them out and find a new life for those broken bits:
Posted by Becka Robinson
Posted by Becka Robinson
I just love DIY crafts for the holidays that are inexpensive, quick, and simple. And this one is all of those things! Plus, the results are adorable. In just a few minutes, you can make these candy corn jars to use for your Halloween decorating! Do it while the baby naps and still have time to spare! Click through for images and links to the full tutorial!
Posted by Selena Burgess
The past couple of weekends we’ve been on a joyful binge of autumnal family outings and fall themed activities. This has definitely translated into the sort of planned activities we’ve been doing around the house with our little ones.
Which, truth be told — isn’t a constant. While I adore setting up art and craft activities for my tots, I’m also a fan of letting them play freely. I don’t believe children need to be entertained 24/7 (although they can definitely seem to need it at times!) or engaged in learning activities constantly. I like to plan a few special activities a week, usually surrounded around a theme. The season we’re in, a holiday that’s approaching, or something random and fun (think beach crafts in the dead of winter). It’s especially important that the activities we choose can bridge the 20 month age-gap between my littles…for the most part. I also like to let them have activities that they can do on their own, specifically geared towards their stage of development and personal interests.
My planning has become especially organized since my eldest started kindergarten last month. The hour and a half or so in between after-school and dinner-time has proven to be the a great time to do some of these sensory and Montessori-inspired fall themed activities and art/craft projects…