Read “Waiting for Wings” and Make Coffee Filter Butterflies

Creative Wednesdays The little ones I care for absolutely love making butterflies out of coffee filters. It’s one of the best boredom busters ever as they want to do this over and over for hours of fun. Plus, it is fascinating to learn how a worm-like caterpillar turn into a delicate creature with wings reading […]

Cardboard Tube Shape Matching

Creative Wednesdays I save toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes to make free, quick, and easy projects for my Nanny Kids. This is an easy activity to let older siblings help make for their younger siblings. The shapes pictured might not look perfect because my Nanny Kid’s brother enjoyed drawing the shapes for his […]

Heart Garland

Creative Wednesdays Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 as a celebration of romantic love. You can help the little ones left in your care make simple cards, write letters, or make inexpensive presents to give to their family and friends. Here is a simple decoration to make with your Nanny Kids to decorate their […]

Q-Tip Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snowflakes. It is a good project for school aged children. I typically cut up a lot of Q-tips before getting started but older kids love to cut them up themselves. Here is what you’ll need to get started. You Will Need: Blue […]

Making Paper Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays Whether you are buried under a foot of snow or not, all children enjoy making and decorating paper snowflakes. You can make the project as easy or difficult as you want and in a countless different shapes, sizes, and colors. Even kids that are too young to use scissors will love decorating paper […]

Paper Plate Hanukkah Menorah

Creative Wednesdays 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 […]

Thanksgiving Wreath

Creative Wednesday With Thanksgiving tomorrow there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. Each year I have my Nanny Kids make a Thankful Wreath. When I first ask children about what they are thankful for they often just rattle off a list of all the toy. Being thankful for material possessions is a […]

Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of pumpkin and apple pie. So I found these adorable and delicious turkey cookies to make for the children I care for at CrazyLittleProjects web site for Thanksgiving. Let the kids help you make and decorate these cute cookies. The link to buy […]

Pizza Counting Puzzle

Creative Wednesdays Children love pizza so why not let kids practice counting with this super easy counting puzzle. Have children help you paint and cut the paper plates if they are old enough. It’s also fun for older siblings to help make this pizza counting puzzle for their younger sisters or brothers. You Will Need: […]

Hot Glue Rubbings

Creative Wednesdays Use this activity to hide lower case and upper case letters or messages on pieces of construction paper with a hot glue gun. Have the kids put a piece of paper over the hot glue messages and rub them just as they would when making leaf rubbings to uncover their message. Using a […]