Butterfly Suncatchers

This recycled craft is a simple and clever way to teach children about primary and secondary colors while recycling empty paper tubes. I allowed the children to decorate the craft sticks and choose what colored wings they wanted on their butterflies. But I used a glue gun to make all the wings without the kids […]

“Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle and Craft

“Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle is a classic children’s book which makes a great gift for children and their fathers. Its perfect gift for Father’s Day. It’s a great story showing how fathers take care of their young. “Mister Seahorse” is a stunning book with acetate pages that hide fish behind rocks and reeds. As […]

Flag Day Hat

Today is Flag Day in the USA. Although there are seven red stripes on the American flag to represent valor, six white stripes to symbolize purity, and 50 stars — one for every state — the kids don’t need to make a perfect American flag. Just a representation is fun to wear as a hat. […]

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This is a non-toxic and washable, three ingredient art supply for some summer fun. Children can paint on their driveway and once this sidewalk chalk paint dries the colors are vibrant and beautiful. We used this beautiful food coloring. We didn’t use filters for these photos! We experimented with the recipe. The children in my […]

Blindfold Drawing

This is one of the best boredom busters to do with children. I simply use sleep masks to blindfold the children and instruct them what to draw with a blue or red crayon. I start by telling them to pick a particular color crayon (which they cannot see) and draw a basic house — without […]

“Put Me in the Zoo” and Spot Craft

I remember loving the book, “Put Me in the Zoo” by Robert Lopshire and “I Want to Be Somebody New!” as a child so of course I love reading these books with the children In my care. A preschooler and first grader I babysit for enjoyed making their own Spot because “Put Me in the […]

Paper Plate Llama and Llama Books

Children love making arts and crafts. I love reading corresponding children’s books to the children with the projects they make. You can purchase the supplies and books by clicking the links below or by visiting my stereo t by clicking here. You Will Need: White Paper PlatesScissorsPencilMarkers and CrayonsWhite Glue What to Do: 1. Fold […]

“Moms are Like Buttons, They Hold Everything Together” Mother’s Day Card

I love that my 7-year-old nanny kid found this phrase to use her craft buttons with to make her mother this cute Mother’s Day card. Allow your Nanny Kids to make any design they want with buttons while using this phrase. This is how my little one I care for made flowers out of buttons […]

Life-Size Self-Portraits

This project is from Collage Workshop For Kids by Shannin Merenstein Rip. Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration From The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. I borrowed Collage Workshop For Kids by Shannin Merenstein Rip. Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration From The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from the library […]

Our Weather Touch and Feel Board Book and Craft

We have all heard, “April showers bring May flowers,” and it has been rainy this April in my neck of the woods. So, I have been reading about the rain and weather with my Nanny Kids. I love touch and feel books because engage young readers with in the books. After reading this fun book […]