Making marshmallows is just about the coolest science experiment that is both kid friendly and ridiculously tasty. I’ve given the recipe a Valentine’s spin by making heart shaped marshmallow pops in a pretty pink, and taking it one step further by dipping them in chocolate. Feel free to adapt them to any holiday by changing the shape, color and flavor (think shamrocks + mint for St. Patrick’s Day or bunnies + almond for Easter!). If you are thinking to yourself “I don’t really love marshmallows” you need to try homemade marshmallows.Read More
If you’re reading this, you’re interested in a fun, last minute DIY gift – and this charcoal facial soap is your saving grace – not only for checking everyone off your list, but for your complexion too! I know, I know, it has “coal” in the title, but this is not the type of coal that will get a frown. No one is getting coal in their stocking, but they may be getting the best face bar and be extra surprised to find out YOU MADE IT. My two year old son helped, so I guarantee you can handle the easy 3 steps – melt, mix, pour. 4 if you count the packaging step.Read More
If you are looking for a little DIY fun to add to your holiday decor, let’s discuss this super festive, cozy looking wreath. It is completely easy, takes a couple hours, and is a kid friendly craft, too. I made an all white and cream pom pom wreath last year, and it happily sits above my mantle. It’s the perfect piece for my monochrome Christmas decorations, but you can do whatever colors tickle your fancy. A rainbow wreath would be gorgeous and fun (or just skip the DIY and get this one), or a mostly green yarn wreath with pops of color would look amazing. I’ve linked items to recreate this mantle below, and you can find a tutorial to make star garland here.Read More
Tiny velvet pumpkin place settings for Thanksgiving dinner – could we get any more elegant/pretty/unique?