Author Archives: Julie Finn

DIY Home + Garden: Comic Book Wallpaper

October 28th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Check out my small wall makeover that I did in one afternoon with nothing but comic books and Mod Podge. It adds a LOT of personality to a little bit of square footage!


Tutorial + How-to: Upcycled Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Luminaries

October 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Gently glowing, flickering luminaries are a beautiful sight in the evening. They're also an excellent, easy kid's craft. Using any old glass jar as a base, kids will LOVE pasting colorful tissue paper squares to make pretty pictures, and they'll be thrilled to see how gorgeous their creations look that night, with a lit candle inside to start the magic


Handmade Reviews: Boo Bottles from InstaCraft

October 14th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Looking for a quick craft? A cute craft? A kid-friendly craft? InstaCraft, given to me by Ulysses Press, has become my kiddos' and my go-to reference when we're looking for something fast and easy to fill up a Sunday morning or a rainy afternoon with a little color.


Tutorial + How-to: Make Homemade Dehydrated Nut and Seed Crackers

October 8th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

These homemade dehydrated crackers are delicious. They're made entirely of seeds and nuts, so they're SO good for you. They're vegan and raw, if you're into that. And my kid there ate an entire tray of them this morning for Second Breakfast, so they're a hit with the small, fussy ones, too


Back to School Ideas: Make Cardboard Number Tiles for Kids’ Math Games

September 30th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Want to get a kid excited about math? Play math games! Kids LOVE games and puzzles, and they're great for cementing sophisticated concepts in growing little brains. You can buy some pretty cool math games, sure, but as with nearly anything else, some of the best and simplest games are handmade. Here I'm going to show you how to build the upcycled cardboard number tiles that my kiddos and I use in tons of fun math games



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