Handmade Holidays {12 Easy Homemade Gift Ideas}

This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here. The holidays are upon us once again. I love the holidays, the whole feel of them- except the overwhelming message blared at us each year to SPEND MORE MONEY. I prefer my gifts […]

Magical Frosty the Snowman Craft for Kids

This post is part of my ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. To see all posts in the series, click here. Frosty the Snowman is one of the first holiday movies I remember watching as a child. It has been one of my favorites every since. ONE of my favorites, because I do have a […]

X is for Xylography

I learned a new word recently that starts with “X”: Xylography, which is the art of wood engraving in order to print with it! Xylography is the oldest know relief printmaking technique. It started in China, and then spread to Europe. We decided to try it at our home to make a Christmas scene “stamp” […]

Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make for Grandparents

This post is part of the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas. You can view all posts in the series by clicking here. Christmas is a time for family, but it needn’t be a time for debt. You can easily have a meaningful Christmas and even exchange gifts without having to break the bank. One of […]

30+ Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make Themselves

My sweet girl loves crafts. For the past few years, Emma has made new handmade ornaments for our kids’ Christmas tree. We have our “main” tree in the family room that all of our fancy ornaments go on. Then, we have another tree in the dining room for the kids’ ornaments. All of the ornaments […]

O is for Ornaments

For O I’ve put together a few easy craft ornaments that you and your kids can make.  Most of the required materials are things you  most likely have already, if not…they are available for cheap (and most likely found at your local dollar store!). #1 – Mini Wreath Ornament Materials Needed: Garter, Shower Rings, Bows […]

Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

  This post is part of the ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays. To see the entire list of posts, click here. Homeschooling through the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful. Sometimes, you just need to put the books aside and call it a craft day. We leave room for quite a few craft days […]

Norwegian Heart Basket Craft Tutorial

Visit World For Learning to download a template and instructions for creating a Norwegian Heart Basket! These cute paper baskets make unique and fun Valentines that you and your kids can fill with treats and gift to your friends and loved ones.   Heather Bowen Heather Bowen is the founder and owner of LifeofaHomeschoolMom.com. She […]

5 Fun and Easy Kids Valentine Crafts

    My kiddos love being creative and with Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some kids valentine crafts with y’all! Above each collage you’ll find a supply list, and below it will be the directions for each craft. I hope you have fun with your kiddos getting […]

4 Simple Christmas Crafts

Aren’t you loving this fabulous series on having a frugal Christmas? For me, handmade and simple go hand in hand with frugal. I hope you feel the same way. I would always rather give something from the heart. I would always rather receive something from the heart. Some of my most favorite craft & project […]