Amy is the queen of great ideas to keep her children active and learning! Not only does she have great ideas for holidays, like those valentines day sandwiches below, but so many great summer crafts to keep them happy all summer long. She’s also got a few crafty ideas for us Mama’s too!
Since I’m getting ready to head to the land of craft…..the land of creative women…..the land of etched casserole dishes…….I thought I’d show you what just about every LDS woman has in her kitchen.
Because they take meals to people who have been sick, or just had a new baby, or just because…….they’re nice like that. (I better start minding my manners, clean it up a bit so I can hang with the best of them)…….My sis says no matter how nice I am, they all know I’m not LDS……my shorts are too short. But dang I try….If I could only sew like Amy…….her blog is so much fun. The Idea Room
I’m loving these cute numbers. Even after the kids are done playing with these, you could use them for something cute….
Crafts for Summer
Don’t worry…..you too can make them. She has a ton of tutorials. Because she’s a good mama…….she has fun projects for her kids. Like finger paints……these are non-toxic and easy to make. So perfect for a summer craft outside…..no mess inside.
Crafts for Boys
I was thrilled to find crafts and activities aimed for boys. My son would LOVE this marshmallow gun. She even shows how to make it.
Or this tried and true sculpture activity. We’ve been doing this at least a couple of times a year since my son was 5. He’s 11 now. It’s great for getting them to focus for at least 30 min.
This one cracks me up…….her son is really ready to play with this homemade light saber……
I’m excited to try this with my son. Making your own bouncy ball. He’s gonna flip.
How about some fun finger puppets? Make these into super heros for the boys and my son would use them for thumb wrestling. LOL
I was happy to see she made a crayon roll from Skip To My Lou, my media partner. Those are such a great idea and great gift idea.
Amy is pretty gifted in the kitchen too……..of course she is.
Canning her own peaches…….Yum. She even shows you how.
Or how to make your own popsicles. This is how you slip the good stuff in without your kids knowing. Besides, they’re much prettier.
And you can make special ones for 4th of July. Who wouldn’t love a fourth of July popsicle? And just think of the cool mom points you’ll get.She made these for Valentines Day, but heck….just change the sprinkle color and call it a Fourth of July ice cream sandwich. Yummmm Or what about Fourth of July Star cookies? (cool mom points) Her site has a bit for everyone. If you’re getting to re-decorate a room and you want to make it kind of girly….this lampshade may be perfect. Yep….she shows you how. And as far as summer projects go…….here’s a fun one for little girls. All you need is some magazines or old scrapbook paper.
Well don’t let me hold you back…….head on over and leave her a comment. Please…..with sugar on top.