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Inspire Your Little Architect with DIY Chalkboard Blocks

Inspire Your Little Architect with DIY Chalkboard Blocks @NotSoIdleHands.com

~By Merri Cvetan Winter is such a long season. By this time of year, parents are always looking for fun and inexpensive indoor activities. The best play time encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity. Although wood blocks have been a staple in the toy box for centuries, they're hardly high-tech. That's probably why parents love them. Blocks are almost the perfect toy. They help … [Read more...]

13 Awesome Girl and Boy Birthday Party Themes

13 Awesome Girl and Boy Birthday Party Themes @NotSoIdlehands.com

Well, we are starting to get ready for our slew of birthdays this year, so I have been gawking at all the fun party themes out there {and the super cute ways they have been implemented}. I wanted to share some of the ones I've found, so feast your eyes! Adorable Super Hero Party by Happiness Is Homemade Cute Vintage Circus Party over at Elevate Everyday Harry Potter Party from … [Read more...]

Not So Boring Mom~ Easy Valentine Garland Even Your Kids Can Do!

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*We are re~naming this series "Not So Boring Mom" * I have about ZERO valentine decorations for some reason...I love the holiday but just have never stalked up on all the decor and each year I kick myself for it! This year I thought to myself ...if I am not going to decorate the house for V-Day there is no reason my daughter can't add a little spice to her very own bedroom door to help feel … [Read more...]

My Two Cents About The Vaccine Wars

My Two Cents About The Vaccine Wars By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I don't normally write posts about hot~button topics, because honestly I would rather play with my pretty crafty stuff and show everyone how to make fun little things. But this is one area I'm really starting to get frustrated with the longer it goes on. I'm talking mostly about the whole vaxxers vs anti~vaxxers war that has popped up all over the internet. But to elaborate even further, I … [Read more...]

14 Cute and Easy Valentines For Kids To Make

14 Cute and Easy Valentines For Kids To Make @NotSoIdleHands.com

The big day of love is coming soon and my kiddos are on the hunt for cute Valentine's to make for their classmates next week. We found so many awesome ones and wanted to share some with you all. Kinetic Sand Valentine's at Smart School House Valentine Word Find by The Happy Scraps {You can get Washi Tape here} Yoda Best from Design Wash Rinse Repeat {great one for … [Read more...]

Message In A Bottle…Or Even On A Spool

Message In A Bottle...Or Even On A Spool @NotSoIdleHands.com

We all love getting little notes letting us know how much we are loved and thought of, but I think it's even more fun to be the giver of these sweet sentiments. If fact, my girlies adore writing messages on tiny pieces of paper and leaving them for me and the hubs to find.....and are delighted when we return the favor. It's my favorite, though, to see the light in their eyes when they get little … [Read more...]