Loom Band Valentine Printables

Adorable loom band lover gift idea for Valentine's Day! FREE printable tag! {lollyjane.com}

If you’re the mama of a school age kid, you’ll have seen their wrists and backpacks decked out in Loom Bands!  I happen to have a 10, 9 and 7 year old who are LOOM FREAKS!  My awesome sister in law Kristin brought the bands to our family Thanksgiving trip and it kept them busy […]

Candy Heart Bracelet

How to make an easy, edible candy heart bracelet for Valentine's Day! (lollyjane.com)

We’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day!  It’s a month and a half away but with 4 kids and class parties and teacher gifts, it’s always a good idea to be prepared!  I’m vowing publicly not to wake up in a panic on V-Day with no Valentines for my kiddos to pass out, lol!!  I found […]

Easy to make Pumpkin Toss game

Easy pumpkin toss game for fall or Halloween parties. 3D poster + paint!

I’m the official “Room Parent” for my third grade son’s class.  I was a little nervous to take on that role because that means I organize all the class parties.  I’ve done them in the past but not all of them so I was worried about changing things up.  But then I realized that the […]

Orange scented play dough

Orange scented play dough by Lolly Jane

Now that school is back in sesh here, I have some one-on-one time with my little preschooler and am getting to do all the fun projects with her that are kind of hard with the other 3 around. Is it me or is play dough a scary activity to do with more than one kid […]

kid craft sock snakes

Fun and simple kids craft, sock snakes! Easy to make!

Yesterday I took my 10 year old daughter on AZ Midday, channel 12 news with me. She was so excited to head up her own live craft segment!!  It was pretty funny to listen to her chat with the host saying “I didn’t decide” and “I don’t know”.  *Hand hit head* Ryleigh!-we practiced these things, […]

Summer decor paper pinwheel

How to make paper pinwheels for summer decor #paperpinwheel #summer

I’m getting ready for another segment on live TV tomorrow (our local midday news station asked if I could share some kid friendly summer crafts) and instead of Kristi joining me on set, I asked if my 10-year old daughter could “co host” and they agreed. She is so excited and her brothers keep asking […]

summer boredom buster popsicle sticks

Write ideas on popsicle sticks for boredom buster, color sticks according to themes: outdoor, indoor, away from home.

I love summer!  I love having my kids home which means we don’t have to deal with homework, schedules, sports and commitments.  We get to swim multiple times a day and sleep in. I love not having to be ready before noon and enjoy going to a movie when we feel like it or grabbing […]

Foam firecracker slingshot

foam firecracker slingshot tutorial #4thofJuly

My sons fun grandma is visiting from out of state and brought them the cutest toys to shoot around that I’ve never seen before, a foam slingshot. My 3 year old especially loves it and when his cousins saw it, requested we make them some, too! We styled ours in a 4th of July theme […]

21 fun summer activities

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Ah, the last week of school. Some of you are maybe making summer banners for your kids to run through when they get off the bus for the last time this school year, enjoying the stress-free schedule that comes with the littles of out of school. We are, too! But what do we do in […]

Dinosaur jar lids for kids storage

Dinosaur jar lids for kids storage | www.lollyjane.com

My toddler is obsessssssed with play dough and of course, it’s the messiest activity known to mothers, not to mention a hassle to store. Plastic bags wear, Tupperware is bulky and the original containers they come in aren’t that sturdy, (my 2 year old has been known to crack them! lol)  I have had this […]

Crafty Bands review

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I’m always looking for crafts for my daughter to work on.  She’s definitely a mini-me in the DIY way of life, she loves to create unique felt dolls out of scraps and I often find the hot glue gun left on from her excessive crafting!  When I was offered a chance to review Epiphany Crafts’ […]

felt heart Valentine trees

Heart felt Valentine trees by Lolly Jane #valentinesdaydecor

Warning you guys: we are slowly getting obsessed with felt trees.  After displaying Kelli’s felt scalloped Christmas trees last season, we turned the heart upside down to copy the look but it puts a sweet twist on the original project. Love that it didn’t take much thought but turned out oh-so-cute!  Introducing our felt heart Valentine […]

Valentine’s Day felt heart holder | tutorial

Bursting with love heart holder | Lolly Jane

We thought it would be fun to share some oldie-but-goodie projects since a lot of you weren’t around this neck of the blogging woods a few years ago when they first published.  Let’s call this new little series “craft from the past”, shall we? :) Anyhoodle, along with our other 3 crafty sisters we have […]

kids hand print artwork

kid handprint art lollyjane.com

When you think of Shutterfly, you probably think of baby or family books. A whole new world was opened up to me recently as I discovered their Home Decor line…. which is fun because you can customize family pictures, art work, quotes that have personal meaning and etc. I wanted to capture my kids hands […]

DIY Felt Board from a Recycled Frame

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We’re loving the last few lazy days of summertime but we can only swim until noon before the water is warmer than the temperature outside- true story! I had to think of a way to keep the kiddles entertained inside WITHOUT driving momma completely bonkers.  Soooo……. this project {originally featured on 30 Days Handmade} is an […]

Alphabet Photo Block Ornament Tutorial

photo block tutorial

Do you make a handmade ornament every year to hang on your Christmas tree?  If so, we’ve got a super duper easy DIY alphabet photo block ornament tutorial for you today!   Our older sis, Sandee, actually made these for me 2 years ago when she had me as a Secret Santa.  I love them. […]

Guest bloggers: Junk in the Trunk

Hey everyone!  We are the 6 sisters over at {Junk in their Trunk} Yes, we have always been known for our junk so now we are acting on that and getting creative with our everyday junk in our trunks!  We are everyday women and moms who go through everyday experiences…some good, some bad, some fun, some […]

DIY lemonade stand

easy lemonade stand

The theme for this round of the American Crafter competition is SUMMER*FUN  When we think of summer fun, it always includes sweet lemonade so we thought we would spruce up the lemonade stand we found at a yard sale for a whoppin’ $4.  Loving our DIY lemonade stand, a quick redo!! Before it was just white with some chalkboard […]

Kids craft: Lucky rabbit feet

Rabbit feet craft

We’re mixing up our weekly schedule to nix the family idea’s for kids crafts.  With 5 kiddo’s between us, it’s more practical to show what we make with them each week ;)     Today’s post is brought to you by Family Fun Mag {love them!} and what we’ll be making for Kelli’s little darlings […]

Conference Ideas with A Mama B's

Today’s “Family Fun” idea comes from Aubrie @ A Mama B’s.  With General Conference being next week, she came up with a FUN way to keep her 7 year old daughter entertained through 25-26 talks.  Love it! Aubrie made a Conference Candy Lei Countdown, here’s what she has to say about it:  ” I personally think kids […]