Our new series “Fun Under Five” will explore fun family activities for five dollars or less. We’d love to hear your ideas, so if you have any suggestions please let us know!
Finger paints are a quintessential preschool activity. And with good reason. They’re easy to use and are great for encouraging dexterity and creativity. The best part? A box of paints at Target will only cost you around 5.00.
But you’re totally wrong if you think they’re just fun for little kids. Besides being cheap, finger paints are tons of fun for parents, too. Clear off the kitchen table and use a few old plates for the paints. Use whatever kind of paper you have on hand—notebook, recycled printer pages, construction paper, torn up paper grocery bags, whatever—and have fun making an artistic mess. They’re washable, so you don’t have to worry about the paints ruining the clothes or furniture.
When you get finished you can showcase the artwork around the house with clothespins and string!
What are some of your favorite activities for 5.00 or less? We’d love to hear about them!
By now most of the schools in the region have closed for the day. There’s not nearly enough snow to build a snow man, so what’s a kid to do? Here are a few ideas. What’s happening at your house? Continue reading
With daytime temperatures reaching below freezing, it’s the perfect time of year for knitting and crocheting. Tomorrow afternoon bring your latest project and a sack lunch and head on over to the downtown Little Rock library for a midday knitting circle! The event will take place from noon until 1:00 p.m. Continue reading
If you have young kids in your family you know how magical this time of year can be. Children love to help decorate the tree (the house, the walls, the floor…) and making salt dough ornaments is great activity for young children. Continue reading
Kids love to help decorate Christmas trees and what could be more exciting than helping create tree toppers? Continue reading
Decorating for Halloween has become as popular as decorating for Christmas. If you’re looking to spruce up your house for the season, take a look at some of these great ideas we found online. You can make these with your children and turn the house into a perfect place for spooky fun.
And tell us about your own creative Halloween decorations! We’d love to see photos!
Your appreciation for pop culture will be admired when you show your family the new Bat Mobile.
Batmobile (ha!) from Martha Stewart. Go here to learn how to make it.
Get the willies from this Silly Spider project from Better Homes and Gardens
Silly Spider from Better Homes and Gardens. Click here to learn how to make it.
Decorate your fireplace, window sill, or door frame with this web bunting project from Craft, Interrupted.
Web bunting made from coffee filters from Craft, Interrupted. Click here for directions.
Get rid of that boring plastic candy bag and put Halloween candy in these Creepy Candy Jars from House of Smiths
Simple and fun jars of creepy candies, from the House of Smiths. Learn more!
Looking for a way to give some new life to your child’s old toys? The Ramblings from Utopia blog has created a wonderful photographic step-by-step guide for making your very own marionette puppet!
Whether your child is going back to school or just starting out, the first day of the school year is one every child anticipates. Some may be scared and anxious and some may be excited, pacing the house ready to leave the morning of. Either way, doing something special on their first day of school will help to get the school year off right. Here are a few first day ideas inspired by Pinterest. For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com. Continue reading