Gifts Kids Make: Homemade Target

Tired of watching your little ones use each other as targets for Nerf bullets, rubber bands, or unmentionables?  A foam bullet to the face can be eye-opening (or nearly blinding), as a scared-to-my-wits-end self and my oldest can attest.  The good news is, homemade targets are easy to make. Each Christmas, my girl really wants […]

Lego Minifigure Pillow

This Lego pillow is such a neat storage/decor/snuggle gift.  Eight little minifigure guys will be stashed safely and the boys beds will look pretty nifty throughout their Lego craze. The “elving” reached a heightened frenzy this past week, as I have worked to make several gifts for our children to make Christmas as good as […]

Gifts Kids Make: Heat Pillows

Welcome to a new look at My Mothermode!  It is good to be back.  We have been busy trying not only to keep our heads above water, but also to savor and enjoy Thanksgiving, Advent planning,….and being little elves with all this gift making! My daughter has quite a long list of gifts to make- […]

Dollhouse Daughter Time

It wasn’t on her Christmas list…this time.  This project was in the works for over a year.  You see, she was asking for a dollhouse for Christmas of 2011.  Then, Show and Tell day came around and someone brought in a Fijit- a bonafide beeping, dancing, purple rubber robot.  You can guess what happened next.  […]

Frugal Family Fun: Paper boating

Paper boats.  It just doesn’t get any easier than a sheet of newspaper and, well, hands.  Assuming you have water, as well!  Our day had slipped by as they often do, and we hadn’t done anything truly FUN together.  Bedtime was at hand, but I just had to give the crew one little fun activity- […]

Paper Fireworks!

We are absolutely loving our Make Something Mondays, and paper fireworks just may be the best one yet.  After digging into our scrapbook, construction, and even plain paper stash, we set to work on these easy breezy cuties. Landee See Landee Do provided the tutorial and we took it a step further by decorating our […]

Get Crafty!…EDIBLE Homemade Slime Recipe

Last week I shared a great homemade slime recipe, but I know some of you would prefer one that is absolutely safe around little ones- this one can actually be eaten!  You pretty much just taste the sweetened condensed milk.  If your kids are bored, you guys are going to love this stuff!  And by […]

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