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Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Creative Play With Toilet Paper/Towel Rolls

Creative Play With Toilet Paper/Towel Rolls

Summer break is in full effect and we’ve been faced with the challenge of keeping the boys (Jayden in particular) busy. I’m all about using items we already have, so I set aside some toilet paper and paper towel rolls for this fun activity. Both boys get a kick out of playing with paper rollsContinue Reading

Sandpaper Shamrock T-Shirt

Sandpaper Shamrock T-Shirt

Hi! I’m Kathleen, former art teacher turned at-home parent of two young boys and blogger at Katydid and Kid. I’m always in search of creative ways to fill my days, and holidays, like upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, are no exception. Today I wanted to share with you a favorite art project of mine that I’veContinue Reading

Lucky Gratitude Pot o’ Gold

Lucky Gratitude Pot o’ Gold

St. Patrick’s Day is next week. It’s normally a holiday we skip over although I love all things gold and rainbow themed. Walmart challenged me to come up with a craft for St. Patrick’s Day and I’m so glad that I did. It was a craft that I had a lot of fun designing (getContinue Reading

Winter Olympics: 3 Crafts to Celebrate the Games

Winter Olympics: 3 Crafts to Celebrate the Games

The Winter Olympics are here and I’ll admit that I am more excited about crafting for the theme than the actual event. Since Jayden is at an impressionable age, I figured we’d celebrate the upcoming games with some fun crafts. This week, we made an Olympic ring display, laurel leaf crown, and a gold medalContinue Reading

Kids Hanging Art Display Wall

Kids Hanging Art Display Wall

I saw an awesome IKEA hacked art wall that I’ve been planning to do for over a year now. Here, let me show you. Isn’t it so cool? In the past two years, Jayden has brought home SO many papers between his preschool program and Kindergarten. I know some parents LIVE for these types ofContinue Reading

New Year’s Chalkboard Party Hats

New Year’s Chalkboard Party Hats

Happy New Year! Well… almost New Year! How are you celebrating? We are celebrating the day with cupcakes, cocoa, and board games. When the boys are older, we’ll celebrate like adults, but for now, it’s all about them! To make things a little special, I whipped up some cute party hats using supplies I hadContinue Reading

Holiday Party Favors / Cinnamon Clove Ornaments

Holiday Party Favors / Cinnamon Clove Ornaments

Looking for a fun craft to do with the littles? How about making Cinnamon Clove Ornaments?! I planned on making these last year and it totally slipped my mind. This year, they were at the top of my list and I am pleased to have knocked them out. They are super easy to make andContinue Reading

Gratitude Leaf Garland

Gratitude Leaf Garland

I’ve been having a little trouble decorating for Thanksgiving since my mind transitions from Halloween to Christmas. Since I’ve already started decorating for Christmas, I wanted to create a Thanksgiving piece that would be seasonal appropriate and wouldn’t clash. Inspired by Blissfully Content‘s paper leaf garland, I decided to put my own spin on itContinue Reading

Hostess Gift / ChalkBoard Cutting Board & Spoons

Hostess Gift / ChalkBoard Cutting Board & Spoons

I’ve hosted two Thanksgiving dinners and the thought of doing it again makes me want to wall slide. That said, I won’t be hosting, but I will be cooking a small feast for our little family. After watching my mom host Thanksgiving dinner year after year, I now know firsthand how much work goes inContinue Reading

Halloween Decor / Paper Plate Candy Corn Banner

Halloween Decor / Paper Plate Candy Corn Banner

As mentioned in my last Halloween decor post, I try to not to shop the Halloween aisle unless I’m looking for something specific. I’m also learning how to make my own decorations. Construction paper and card stock have become my besties this year. I did, however, grab these little guys on a recent trip toContinue Reading

Halloween Decor / Paper Bats & Glow In Dark Garland

Halloween Decor / Paper Bats & Glow In Dark Garland

One of the things that I love about Fall is decorating for Halloween. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in looking for decorations as the magazines have featured picture-perfect vignettes and the seasonal aisles are chock full of exciting wares. I personally like to grab a few small things if I’m working on somethingContinue Reading

DIY Personalized Bleach Pen Shirt

DIY Personalized Bleach Pen Shirt

When I was in elementary school, we were required to keep a large t-shirt at school that we could use for art class. I remember mine being royal blue with yellow words embroidered on it. I believe it was an honor roll shirt. Jayden was required to bring an art shirt labeled with his nameContinue Reading

Summer Fun: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Summer Fun: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

[pinit count="horizontal"] We are well into summer and we are finally getting to the “good stuff”. We’ve been consumed in other things which have caused us to neglect of summer to-do list. Now that things have calmed down a bit, we are frantically trying to do-all-the-things! One of the projects I’ve been wanting to tackleContinue Reading


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