The BFG Paper Plate Dream Catchers Craft

One of my favorite childhood books is now a Disney movie – The BFG. Months ago in preparation for the movie coming out, I bought my daughter a Roald Dahl collection. (A summer reading list from mom.) And I was thrilled for her excitement as she too fell in love with The BFG and Matilda. She can’t […]

DIY Monkey Ears Headband

My daughter’s second grade class recently put on a rainforest musical. It was simply adorable. Of course, when the call went out to help make costumes for the production, I was happy to volunteer. I ended up designing a DIY monkey ears headband based off the Minnie Mouse Ears I made for my daughter’s second birthday.  Along with […]

Hot Chocolate Spoons

One of my favorite things about winter is curling up on the couch with my family, a mug of hot chocolate and a new movie. Really, what could be better on a chilly evening? Since chilly days only last a short time here in Florida, I make the most of them by drinking lots of hot […]

Glow In The Dark Star Wars Craft

My girls can’t get enough Star Wars. So I was delighted to partner with General Mills Big G Cereal to create a craft inspired by the glow in the dark Star Wars decals found in specially-marked packages. This glow in the dark Star Wars craft was met with squeals of delight when I showed it to my […]

DIY Coffee Body Scrub Recipe + Printable Gift Tag

Feeling a little tired after the big holiday rush? Wake up your skin with this DIY Coffee Body Scrub recipe. Even before you take your first sip of morning coffee, you can refresh in the shower with a coffee body scrub.  Not only does this coffee body scrub recipe smell ah-mazing, it makes a great DIY […]

Halloween Ghost Craft

Boo! Last week I asked Sissy what she wanted to do on her day with mommy. She replied, “Play a game, make a project and play with my dollies.” A list I was happy to oblige. I dreamed up a pumpkin craft I thought would be perfect, but when it game time to make said […]

Tissue Paper Apple Craft (Perfect For Preschoolers)

Craft projects are not just fun, they are also a great way for little ones to learn. What looks like just glue and paper in this tissue paper apple craft is actually a chance for kids to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, listening skills and the ability to create with their hands. That is why art is […]

Chihuly Macchia (Glass Bowls) Kids Craft

Last week the girls and I made an easy craft that was both beautiful and educational. And like many of our favorite crafts, this Chihuly Macchia-inspired project didn’t take any fancy materials just ordinary household materials.

4th of July Paper Plate Crown

It’s a craft. It’s a fashion accessory. It’s fun! And you can make this 4th of July Paper Plate Crown quickly and easily with things you probably have in your house already. Oh and it makes the cutest pictures!  So I had a 4th of  planned for last week, but when I started to make it — it […]

How To Make Lavender Bath Salts + Printable Gift Tag

My favorite reaction to homemade gifts is, “You made this?! How?!” Fellow kindred crafting spirits understand that there is nothing quite as rewarding as making a gift for someone by hand. But here’s my little secret — not all handmade gifts are hard! In fact, some handmade gifts are easy to make. One of those handmade […]

DIY Crayon Vase Teacher Gift

Teacher Appreciation Week has arrived, and I have one last project to share. At my daughter’s school, they do themed days during teacher appreciation week, and Wednesday is bouquet day. Each child is supposed to bring a single flower to the teacher, and together they make a bouquet. I decided it would be fun to […]

Favorite Easter Crafts, Activities and Treats

Looking for some last-minute ideas to make Easter extra special with Easter crafts or special Easter treats? Here are some of my family’s favorite easter ideas from over the years. From easy kids crafts to spicy deviled eggs, there is something for everyone. Happy Easter!  Favorite Easter Crafts and Activities  DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs […]

Easy Washi Tape Heart Craft

What it is the day before Valentine’s Day and I am still posting just one more Valentine’s Day craft? Yes, it’s true. And the sad thing is that I bought the materials to do this Washi Tape Heart weeks ago, it took me all of 10 minutes to make and I am still waiting until the very […]

Get Well Soon Gift Basket With Free Printable Tag

This post brought to you by Chloraseptic®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. It seems like this time of year every other person I talk to is sick, has been sick or has sick kids. Coughs, sneezes and sore throats abound! Being stuck inside for days (or weeks) not […]

DIY Dog Ornament Christmas Gift

Have you finished your Christmas shopping — all of your Christmas shopping? What about a your dog? You didn’t forget a special treat for your four-legged friend did you? Not to worry, I have a last-minute gift that is sure get tail-wagging appreciation – a Dog Ornament.  This adorable dog ornament is easy to make and it […]