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 […]

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 […]

“Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin and Paper Plate Taco Craft

After reading the beloved book “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin make tacos out of paper plates with children. A 7-year-old child in my care also made a dragon out of a toilet paper cardboard tube. Don’t forget to serve your Nanny Kids tacos for lunch or dinner after reading this book! While reading “Dragons […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Bunny Ears Hat

What kid doesn’t like bunnies — especially when Easter is right around the corner? I found this project at beafunmum.com and the 7-year-old child I care for made these bunny ears hat out of a paper plate all by herself. If you want the hat to be a snug fit for a particular child’s head, […]

Peeps Chicken Coop

I always dye eggs for Easter with the children in my care but this year we made the Peep Chicken Coop as well. The children loved using the sugar cookie panels, Peeps chicks, premade icing, and assorted candies to make this holiday chicken coop. You don’t see all the sugar cookies in our coop because […]