Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Craft!

magnetic tic tac toeNow that my kids are getting older, I find that I spend most of my days going from school to playgroups to dance classes to gymnastics classes.  I don’t really mind it so much, but the two other kids that get dragged along and have to wait outside of said classes tend to grumble and groan about it.  They just get so bored!  Enter my newest craft project… magnetic tic tac toe.  It is small enough that I can just stick it in my purse and then pull it out as needed.  Now the wheels are turning as I try to come up with other magnetic games I can make/store in a tin so I have some variety for the kids.  Thanks Scrap Matters!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • metallic box (think Altoids)
  • glue (I will probably use mod podge.)
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • button magnets
  • scrapbook paper or other paper of your choice
  • acrylic paint (If you choose to pain the box.)

Here’s how to make it -> Magnetic Tic-Tac-Toe Tutorial


Fall Craft: Puzzle Tree

This fall puzzle tree is a great craft to help transition your kiddos from their Halloween candy comas into a Thanksgiving state of mind.  My husband is Canadian while I am American and I am always trying find a way to sort of bridge our two Thanksgivings.  Canada’s is the same day as Columbus day (beginning of October), which means we have about a month between the two holidays.  I found this craft a little too late for this year, but next year I am going to do this puzzle tree, only use bigger puzzle pieces and have our tree be the length of a wall instead of a piece of paper.  Then, every day or so between Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving,  we will sit as a family and say one thing we are each thankful for.  We will write them on our puzzle pieces and place them on our tree.  By the time American Thanksgiving rolls around we will have quite an amazing Thanksgiving Tree!  Thanks for the idea PBS!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • brown paper bag (the kind you use for a bag lunch)
  • construction paper (we used blue for the color of the sky)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • puzzle pieces
  • red, yellow, orange and green paint
  • paper plate
  • paintbrush
  • fork

Here’s how to make it -> Fall Puzzle Tree Tutorial

Kids Craft: Raised Salt Painting

This looks so fun!  You pour salt on glue and then drop watercolor paint or colored water on it and watch the colors spread across the design.  This would be a fun craft to do for the 4th of July.  Kids could make flags with red, white and blue colors.  Thanks One Perfect Day!

Here’s what you need to do this craft:

  • table salt
  • white glue
  • liquid water color paints (you could also use water with food coloring added)
  • paper of various colors (black works really well against vibrant colors)
  • paintbrushes
  • A tray

Here’s how to make it -> Raised Salt Painting Tutorial

Halloween Craft: Witch and Pumpkin Yarn Bugs


I know that Halloween is over a month away, but October seems to come and go before I have even had a chance to decorate so I thought I would start early this year and really take the time to enjoy the holiday.  So from now until the end of October, I will be posting any great Halloween crafts I come across so I can share them with you.  I hope you enjoy!

The first Halloween craft I want to share are these adorable yarn bugs.  My kids are going to love these.  Thanks to Making Friends for the great idea!

Here is what you need to make the witch yarn bug:

  • Orange and Neon Green Yarn
  • Pattern for Witch Hat
  • Black Craft Foam
  • Black Foam Feet
  • Two Wiggle Eyes — 20mm
  • 1/2″ Neon Green Pompom
  • 2-1/2″ Styrofoam Ball
  • 5″ Square of Cardboard
  • Tacky Glue and Clothespin
  • Scissors

Here is to tutorial on how to make the witch yarn bug ->Witch Yarn Bug Tutorial


There are also Pumpkin and Spider yarn bugs as well.  Here are the tutorials for those.

Spider Yarn Bug Tutorial

Pumpkin Yarn Bug Tutorial