Leap Back Home to Me by Lauren Thompson and Craft

Weekly Trip to the Library I love making arts and crafts that correspond to a children’s book that I read to my Nanny Kids. This week we read a cute book with frogs as the main characters and made some paper plate frogs. In Leap Back Home to Me a little frog’s first leap out […]

Inspiring Sea Shells

Creative Wednesdays Painted rocks with kind messages were all the rage this summer in our neighborhood. Although the kids had to keep their distance during the pandemic they left rocks with inspirational messages on them at their curb to inspire neighbors who passed by. If you are at the beach or by the shore take […]

4th of July Paper Plate Hats

Creative Wednesday July 4th is Independence Day in the United States of America. Here is a very inexpensive, fun, and easy craft to make with your Nanny Kids to wear this weekend to help celebrate Independence Day. Although there are seven red stripes on the American flag to represent valor, six white stripes to symbolize […]

Cupcake Liner Flowers

Mother’s Day Card Here’s a simple craft project to use as a boredom buster anytime of the year. These festive paper flowers are easy to make and inexpensive too. Kids will have fun trying to decide what centers (mini muffin liners) to pair with which petals (the large muffin liners). There really wasn’t a wrong […]

Inspiring Painted Rocks

Creative Wednesdays Painted rocks are all the rage. Inspired by the kindness rock project my nanny kids and I painted rocks and left inspiring messages at their curbside for neighbors to see as they walk by their house while getting fresh air and exercise during social distancing. You don’t need to buy the kits sold […]

Tin Foil Easter Eggs

Creative Wednesday I am trying new ways to get my Nanny Kids in an Easter mindframe. This is a super easy way to make some shiny Easter eggs for the kids to hang on a bulletin board. You Will Need: Aluminum Foil Safety Scissors Sharpie Markers (many colors) What to Do: 1. Protect the work […]

Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Even the most creative nannies need to go online to find resources for projects to do with the kids sometimes. This week I visited abcteach.com to find templates for leprechaun paper bag puppets to make with the kids. Just click this link to print four leprechauns and accesories includeing a harp, shamrock, and pot […]

Paper Plate Shamrock Hat

Creative Wednesdays It’s March so time to start preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day with your Nanny Kids. This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for popular Irish holiday. To make several hats for a St. Patty’s Day party you can just use green paper plates. But I think the […]

Caterpillar Pencil Topper

Creative Wednesdays The teen I care for helped make this pencil topper for his little sister using a hot glue gun. I don’t recommend young children using hot glue guns. But, you can easily and safely use white glue instead if you are making simple pencil toppers. Hot glue works better than white glue when […]

Paper Plate Abraham Lincoln

President’s Day Craft Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday on the third Monday in February in the United States. Years ago I bought a “Paper Plate People” by Frank Schaffer Publications to learn how to make a paper plate Abraham Lincoln with my young elementary school-aged Nanny Kids for President’s Day. Abraham Lincoln is one […]