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Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners

Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners @NotSoIdleHands.com

My kiddos have been wanting to flex their sewing muscles more and more, so I'm always trying to think up little projects that are cute and useful. And we decided to match the thread to the ribbon, so it shows up against the felt. Today we made these little felt envelope wallets and they turned out perfect! I like felt for kids' projects since you can just slap some together and sew it up … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens @NotSoIdleHands.com

  Right now the days are still chilly and sometimes the kiddos can't get out to play and burn off energy {and give mom some quiet time}. So, we have been busy hunting down more sewing projects that my older 2 girlies can busy themselves with at times when their hands are "Not So Idle." I posted these ideas here last year and they have been great at the times when kiddos get bored … [Read more...]

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments @NotSoIdleHands.com

We've had some pretty chilly weather here lately and have a lot of white snowy landscape around as a result. The girls and I have been wanting to try something and this has been the perfect climate to hang some pretty colorful jeweled ice ornaments a midst all the white. These are super easy and fun for little ones to do as well. You'll need: Paper cups ~ These ones were 5 oz size Food … [Read more...]

19 Fun Ideas For Celebrating New Year’s Eve With Kids

19 Fun Ideas For Celebrating New Year's Eve With Kids @NotSoIdleHands.com

I know we can all agree that celebrating New Year's with the kiddos is super fun....but can also be tricky to find fun ways to keep them in the spirit. We have 3 over here and have been hunting down kid~friendly ways to ring in the new year with them too. Here are so cool ones we found! New Year's Eve Bingo Game over at Capturing Joy Let the party begin with some cute little Shirley Temple … [Read more...]

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids…Makes A Great Gift!

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids...Makes A Great Gift! @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather here has been pretty warm lately, but it will get definitely get frosty again soon and the kiddos have been┬álonging for snuggly warm things to cuddle up with on those days. We were lucky to hit up Joanns on black Friday when they had some screaming deals on fleece and got tons of it for %70 off. The girls really wanted to help make these, so they aren't going to be Christmas … [Read more...]

DIY Pink Robot Girl Costume {Or Boy}

DIY Pink Robot Girl Costume {Or Boy} By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so I admit that I reeeeeeeelly wanted boys....3 to be exact. I was always a tomboy, so I thought I would make the perfect "boy" mom. Well, obviously that didn't happen. Even with our youngest, whom we adopted....the chances of getting a girl were, like, %10. Boom! I would get my boy at last! Nope, still not in the cards. Turns out, though....she's a tomboy too. She likes bugs {a little too … [Read more...]