Category Archives: For Kids

Kids Hand & Foot Print Art

Taking a print of your child’s hand or foot, whether it be at birth, in school or for an at-home craft, has always been a popular way of documenting how much they’ve grown. These prints are not only great for a rainy day afternoon project, you could also frame them to hang in your home as artwork or even give them away as gifts. What grandparent wouldn’t want a tiny set of painted hands from their nearest and dearest?

Of course, simple hand and foot prints will always be perfect just the way they are. But if you’re looking to spice them up a bit or even make them holiday related, check out these cute and easy examples that can be done in a cinch.

Footprint Robin

bird footprint

Hand Print Tree

handprint tree

Hand Print Owls

handprint owls

Penguin Footprint

penguin footprint

Hand Print Wreath

wreath hand print

Snowman Footprint

snowman footpritn

Christmas Tree Footprints

christmas tree feetprint

Christmas Light Finger Prints

(not exactly a foot or hand print, but too cute not to share!)

fingerprint lights

Turkey Hand & Foot Print

turkey foot and hand pritn

Tutu Hand Print

tutu handprint

Dinosaur Hand Print

(check out the link for the whole alphabet!)

dinosaur handprint

There are hundreds of ways that you can capture your little one’s hand and foot prints. Let these serve as inspiration to create your own versions as well!

Happy Printing!


Apple Fun for the Kids

Fall is here and the weather is finally turning chilly. My kids and I personally couldn’t be more excited!

I think in honor of the unofficial mascot of Fall, it’s time to focus on APPLES. A perfect time to get the whole family involved in some baking and projects. After all, when it’s chilly out, they’re usually in. And when you’re both inside, distraction is the key to keeping everyone’s insanity semi-intact!

Here are 6 ways that you can keep the kids busy, have a little fun and sneak some nutritious apples in them – does it really matter if they’re covered in caramel and chocolate? Nahhh…

This Wormy Apple by Thrifty Scissors is super cute and can be made with several items you probably already have in the kitchen. I can’t promise that the kids won’t eat half the cereal while threading it though! Craft AND snack time.

apple bowl

Calling all seamstresses! Or rather, all little hands… Let’s make our very own apple to sewThe Jenny Evolution site has a great tutorial to get started on your very own. The kids will be perfecting their fine-motor skills without even realizing it – Bonus!

sew apple

All that crafting is sure to drum up plenty of ferocious appetites, so let’s get on to the snacking! Both adults and children alike will love these sweet slices and the best part is that the kids can do most of the assembling.

Caramel Apple Nachos by Butter with a Side of Bread – This needs no explanation, just look at it and drool.

caramel apple nachos

If you’re looking for something small but sweetly satisfying, these caramel apple bites by She Knows just might be the answer. Let the kids dip these cute little bites and then decorate accordingly, if they don’t end up in their mouths first! They could also be a perfect dessert for an adult gathering. Wait, could? What am I saying, anything smothered in liquid caramel is always perfect!

apple bites

What would a kid-friendly snack be without a little fun? These Apple Monster Mouths from Better Homes and Gardens are fun, slightly creepy and wonderfully entertaining to both create and then rip apart to eat. You can make this candy corn version or even use mini marshmallows instead for a “mouth” full of pearly whites! (For those with peanut allergies, you can substitute another nut butter or even use marshmallow creme for a more “foaming drool” smile.)

monster mouths candy corn

Finally, this chart should help you to pick the perfect variety for all of your apple snacking needs:

apple chartSour or sweet or somewhere in between, it doesn’t matter. Bring on the apples!

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