Cheap & Easy Father’s Day Gift: DIY Toilet Paper Roll Dad Doll

If you are a procrastinator like me, you probably need a quick and easy Father's Day craft for the kids!  This is quick, easy, and cheap and you probably already have it lying around in your bathroom.  I do like to try and be resourceful and think of ways to use things that could be thrown out as garbage.  Which is why I have a million toilet paper rolls laying around the house because I am trying to figure out ways to utilize them.  So we had Father's Day crafting time yesterday and this is the result:   So Roo helped me pick out all the colors and told me what was missing as I implemented the ideas.  She even said he needed hands!  I think I even got his hair down?!  I think my little dude shows some resemblance to Honey...don't you think?!  Well, I just need to give him some glasses and we'll be all set, maybe I will add them with some wire!   I used pipe cleaners for the arms, construction paper for the hair, belt, and pants, patterned paper for the shirt and tie and … [Read more...]

DIY Fuzzy Bunny & Chick Easter Egg Shaker Craft

  So I saw this totally cute Easter Egg craft in the Parents Magazine and knew I had to make a version of it for Kiggster.  It's a Fuzzy Bunny & Chick Easter Egg!  What I didn't want to do was to to use a real egg, which I felt was too much work and too fragile if I used an empty eggshell or too wasteful if I used a hardboiled egg.  I decided to use an old plastic egg instead and since I was using the plastic version, I decided to make them into egg shakers!  I love musical instruments for Kiggster so I thought it was perfect to have an Easter instrument for her that may or may not withstand her rough housing past Spring time!  This craft is great to use up all that left over yarn and scrap pieces of felt laying around the house.  This is also fun to give away to your child's classmates and present them all in an egg carton!   I won't reinvent the wheel so I'm gonna let you watch the video that Parents Magazine … [Read more...]

SnazzieDrawers $50 Store Credit Giveaway

Welcome to Day 7 of Kangaroo Mama's Housewarming Party Giveaway Week! So for our final giveaway (I know it was supposed to be tomorrow but one of the vendors had to be removed unexpectedly but our other amazing vendors will more than make up for it), you will looooove it! You've heard me rave about them, use them, and buy more from them so I present to you...SnazzieDrawers! SnazzieDrawers offers boutique PDF sewing patterns and tutorials for beginners with step by step instructions on how to make your own flowers, headbands, fascinators, and couture boutique style children's clothing with a touch of vintage inspiration. I do believe I own the whole collection from SnazzieDrawers (although, I might have missed one or two of her recent ones) and I love making stuff from her tutorials.  There are tons of pictures and great descriptions as you're following along.  There are no-sew tutorials listed on her website, which was great for me because I … [Read more...]

Birdsong Bows Hair Accessories Tutorials Review/Giveaway

Welcome to Day 2 of Kangaroo Mama's Housewarming Party Giveaway Week! Are you guys ready for what today's giveaway is?!  It's something that's frequented this blog in the past and you've seen pictures of the things I've made from their tutorials!  Birdsong Bows has awesome tutorials on...yes, bows but also other things like tutus, fabric flowers, totes, and much more!  They are constantly expanding their selection of tutorials so you will never run out of ideas for crafting!  Here's a message from Deanna at Birdsong Bows: I started Birdsong Bows in 2006 when my oldest daughter was set to start kindergarten. I looked for navy bows for her to wear with her school uniform, but the ones I found in stores looked "smashed" and unattractive. I decided to make them myself, and soon discovered that I really enjoyed making bows! I'm originally a journalist and enjoy writing, so in 2010 I combined my love of sewing/crafting and my … [Read more...]

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