Indoor Snowman with Homemade Cloud Dough

I love trying different types of homemade play dough with kids. Could dough feels amazing and is a great boredom buster anytime of the year. But since it is winter where I work and live in New Jersey it is the perfect time to read Charlie and Lola: Snow is My Favorite and My Best […]

Snowflake Craft

I had leftover white beads from Christmas crafts to make this easy snowflake craft. But you can let the children use blue, silver, and clear beads to make their own patterns to make this snowflake. It’s great activity to encourage fine motor skills, counting, and pattens. Don’t forget to check out how to make snowflakes […]

Snowflake Sun Catcher

I googled “Outline Snowflake Pattern” and printed a snowflake template to make beautiful snowflake sun catchers. The children I care for love hanging these sun catchers in the windows of their playroom and bedrooms. Don’t forget to check out how to make snowflakes using cotton swabs, or coffee filters, or paper and paint with water […]

Happy New Year Hats

As New Year’s Eve approaches making these party hats with children is a lot of fun. I let the children I care for decorate six different hat designs. Click the links below to print the different paper hat templates. Click here to see the template for Party Hat #1. Click here for Party Hat #2. […]

Paper Plate Angels

Angels are a beloved symbol of Christmas that kids love. This is a super easy and fun Christmas angel project I found on the craftyjournal web site. My crafty Nanny Kid shrieked with joy at the beauty of her angels that she made out of paper plates. You Will Need: 2 Paper PlatesWhite GlueScissorsStaplerMarkers and […]

Holiday Cards Made with Baby Safe Ink Pads

I used Baby’s Touch Baby Safe Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads to make these thumbprint holiday string lights Christmas cards. I love the Baby’s Touch Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads. They are non-toxic, acid free, and easy to clean up. They are baby safe inks to create keepsake imprints of a baby’s hands […]

Salt Dough Ornaments

Making salt dough ornaments is an easy holiday craft with impressive results. They look like cookies that are good enough to eat, but they are Christmas decorations and gifts. All you need is all-purpose flour, salt, water, and some decorations. Just mix, cut, bake, and decorate! You Will Need: 4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup table […]

Handmade Button Christmas Cards

Children love making and giving holiday cards. Their friends and family love receiving the handmade tokens of love as well. I helped a seven-year-old I care for make Christmas cards using buttons this year. We made Christmas tree shapes but you can make snowmen, candy canes, or any holiday shape the child wants to create. […]

Snowman Advent Calendar

Creative Wednesdays I made this snowman advent calendar for my Nanny Kid to build excitement for Christmas. We started in November so I added days from November on this advent calendar but most advent calendars start on December 1. You can purchase the supplies needed for this project by clicking the links below or visiting […]

Paper Plate Menorah

My Nanny Kids loved making this paper plate menorah for Hanukkah. Let the kids paint the paper plate, candles, and flames themselves. Older children can cut out their own candles and flames. But you can cut the shapes for little kids and allow them to paste the candles to the back of the paper plate […]