December 1: The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s Holiday Open House is a day full of holiday cheer, with the 2nd annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” sweet potato pie contest and craft stations for kids. Event time: 2 to 5 p.m. Free. Visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com for more details.
Turn your lair into a spooky Halloween haunted house with these easy DIY decorations. Check out our Halloween board on Pinterest for these projects, along with treats, crafts and more.
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!
Batmobile (ha!) from Martha Stewart. Go here to learn how to make it.
Silly Spider from Better Homes and Gardens. Click here to learn how to make it.
Web bunting made from coffee filters from Craft, Interrupted. Click here for directions.
Simple and fun jars of creepy candies, from the House of Smiths. Learn more!