I love how depending on the technique and level of detail, a DIY greeting card can be quick and easy or methodical and precise, and look super awesome either way. I love how easy it is to incorporate upcycled or natural materials or found objects.
When I saw a tutorial for fabric-covered picture frames in the copy of Girls’ Night In that my tween was flipping through, I snatched it out of her hands (don’t worry–she’s used it it!) and took it as my immediate excuse to stop cleaning the house and refinish a picture frame right that second.
The kids and I made this Spawn egg hunt game entirely with the supplies that we had on hand, using not only mostly natural or recycled materials but also materials that would easily compost back into our yard (no clean-up necessary!!!).
I thought, “Hmm, is it possible that the negative effects of balloon releases are exaggerated? I took the two main claims from these seller and manufacturer sites–that latex balloons biodegrade, and that they do not harm wildlife–and I did my own research.
Skip the mall, and let your kids make their own gifts to give to their friends. The hands-on problem-solving is good for them, and putting real time and effort into a gift (not just your money) is a good lesson on friendship.
I talked last week about the awesome superhero birthday party that we threw for my son and shared how to make cute superhero capes from recycled felt. Today I’m going to share another superhero birthday party craft: printable cupcake toppers!
Let the birthday kid help you create an absolutely perfect piñata with nothing more than a balloon, white flour, and plenty of newspapers. Your piñata will be free, which means that you can spend all your money on candy!