Category Archives: Holidays

Popper Rockets

Popper Rockets

Popper RocketsA rocket craft is obviously perfect for any party around the 4th of July in the US, but this is just too much fun to limit to such a short period of time or such a specific theme. The kids not only get to make these out of TP rolls, they get to pull the strings for the confetti explosion! Now how much fun is THAT!

Make your own Fourth of July Confetti Popper Rockets! | Alphamom

These take a bit of finesse to make the trap door for the confetti, so for the young ones you might choose to make the rockets and string them up as a decoration until such time as you have the kids pull the strings. Older kids can entertain themselves with the making as well as the exploding.

Bath Fizzies

Bath Fizzies

Bath Fizzies

These would make the perfect gift from your daughter to grandma or aunt, and be loads of fun for you to make together. Remember these come gift-giving time- the holidays and birthdays. Also fun to give to any friend that loves ‘girly’ stuff.

Bath Fizzies – Martha Stewart Crafts

Make a whole batch and give these as favors at your spa birthday party. Do save some for yourself.

Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe Paper FlowersWhat Mom wouldn’t want to get these hand-made beauties for Mother’s Day? And what young girl wouldn’t love to make them- to give to Mom or at a birthday party ending up with a take-home bouquet for her room?

Crepe Paper Flowers for Mother’s Day | Simple Mom

Short stemmed as pictured or long stemmed using easily obtainable floral wire and floral tape, the technique for making these is the same, and quite manageable for older elementary school or middle school aged girls. The post above provides a complete tutorial.

If you or your child are ambitious and enjoy this sort of craft activity, these flowers will also make great party decorations, either for the food table or to add to the decor of your jungle party.

Movies

Mother-Daughter Movies

Movies14 GREAT movies to share with your daughter(s)– different ones suitable for different ages, but all a great bonding activity and just plain enjoyable. How about one after dinner on Mothers Day?

Mother-Daughter Movies

And I have to add two more that we’re real favorites at our house when they were older: Beaches and Dirty Dancing.

Mother And Child

Homemade Craft Gifts for Mother’s day

Mother And ChildMoms- you might want to email this link to Dad so he can get the kids organized to do one or more of these fun, homemade Mothers Day gifts.

Homemade craft gifts for Mother’s day – Tesco Magazine

You’ll have to find an excuse to get out of the house so they can make these in secret. Gee- guess you’ll just have to go shopping. That kinda’ makes this gift a two-fer, doesn’t it!

And hang on to this article for homemade gifts for Grandma’s and Aunts that will be equally treasured.