Fingerprint Christmas Lights

Creative Wednesday This is an easy project to do with your nanny kids of any age this holiday season. Allow the children to decide if they want place the Christmas lights in random order or in a pattern. Older kids can write a holiday greeting and sign the cards themselves. I found this project on […]

Witches Hat Ring Toss

Creative Halloween Project This ring toss game was a hit at our elementary school Harvest Festival. Use a colored foam board or wooden plank for the base. Then make witches hats from construction paper or jut buy some party hats at the party store and paint them black. Keep the ring toss to use every […]

Firework Rings

Fourth of July Craft I’m not sure where I first saw this simple Fourth of July craft but I have been making it for years with my nanny kids. Any aged child — from preschool to teen — can make these easy, inexpensive rings in just a few minutes.  Experiment cutting the pipe cleaners in […]

Glitter Slime

Science Fun Kids love science. Kids love slime. Summer is a great time to make glitter slime since you can make this project outside in the nice weather. I recommend making glitter slime outside since glitter can be messy. In this project the sodium borate in the liquid starch mixes with the polyvinyl-acetate (PVA) glue […]

Father’s Day Shirt Cards

Creative Wednesdays Fathers Day is on the third Sunday of June in America. You don’t need to buy expensive gifts for your employer for Father’s Day. Instead, make this very simple and inexpensive card with the kids to give to their father. You Will Need: Brightly Colored Card Stock Buttons Scissors Glue Ruler Pencil What […]

Flower Mother’s Day Card

Creative Wednesdays I saw the cutest video How to Make a Rose Love Letter by Nailed It that inspired me to help my nanny kids make for their Mother and Grandmothers for Mother’s Day. The cards look like hearts at first. But after removing the paper clip bee the card opens into a flower. I […]

Valentine Emojis

Creative Wednesdays For more than 23-years of making Valentine Cards with my nanny kids I needed a new idea I hadn’t tried before. The brilliant 7-year-old I care for thought of making these cute Valentine emojis. You Will Need: Yellow Card Stock Paper Red and Black Construction Paper Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter Safety Scissors Pencil Glue […]

Shaving Cream Marbleized Paper

Creative Wednesdays It’s winter here in New Jersey and I need to keep my six-year-old nanny kid busy indoors. We decided to make marbleized stationary to use for birthday cards and thank you notes. There are tons of different ways to marbleized paper but the kiddo I care for just loves playing with shaving cream […]

Holiday Cookie Kits

Holiday Fun I love making sugar and gingerbread cookies with the kids for the holidays. But now that my nanny kids are in school we don’t have as much time to mix, roll out, and bake cookies before decorating them. That’s why I was so excited to find holiday cookie decorating kits. Unlike some gingerbread […]

Hanukkah Gingerbread Houses

Hanukkah Projects One of my favorite projects to do with the kids in the winter is decorate a gingerbread house. I never thought of gingerbread houses as religious but more of a winter project. But, typically nannies make them around Christmas time. If your nanny kids haven’t made a gingerbread house with you yet simply […]