glitter Maleficent slime recipe

How to make GLITTER slime! Easy kids craft, hours of fun!!

We love crafting with our kiddos.  It’s a fun way to help pass the long summer days and when you’re done, they still have something to do… win-win!  We were asked by the cute Rachel from R&R Workshop to participate in her month long Disney series.  Who doesn’t love Disney??  We are taking our kiddos […]

Tin can stilts

Easy tin can stilts tutorial via @lollyjaneblog

“Summah-time and the livin’ is easy!” Yep, we are having a ball during the kiddos summer vaca! We recently teamed up with OshKosh B’gosh and their fun new website, Forever Summer, to tell the world what this time of year means to us, (besides sunny, lazy days that is!) Before we share you have to check out the […]

Easy kids crafts

50+ easy kids crafts, great boredom busters!! via @lollyjaneblog

Summer is in full mode around these parts!  We are SO excited the school is adding another building this year so our vacation is extended by a week, whoop!!  We’ve spent most of our days doing chores then swimming so far this summer but next week we’ll start working on these easy kids crafts. Edible […]

Father’s Day bear snack jars

Adorable Father's Day bear snack jars. Easy to make! Perfect for Dad! via @lollyjaneblog {www.lollyjane.com}

We are so happy for our friend Vanessa (from See Vanessa Craft) who just published a book!  What an accomplishment!  She hosted a fun book kick off tour with a mason jar theme since her book is called Party in a Jar. It’s chock full of kid-friendly projects for holidays, parties and special occasions.  All of […]

26 Hand Print Gift Ideas

Adorable handmade hand print gifts for Mom, Dad, grandparent or teacher! @lollyjaneblog

What do you give someone who has everything?  Our parents have 34 (and growing) grand kids so they’ve been given every gift under the moon!  The ones that usually make the cut are gift cards and handmade gifts…specifially, hand print gift ideas.  You know why?  Because it’s easy to throw away a picture of stick […]

Simple Mother’s Day clay keychains

Make a simple Mother's Day clay keychain! Stamp the childrens initials. Easy and SO cute! via lollyjane.com

This post is sponsored by Sculpey Premo Clay. This project is for all you dads and kids out there, (mothers, avert your eyes… unless you’re making this for your own mom! lol) We thought it would be fun to share two styles of the same gift, one the child can help with and one the dad/husband can make. […]

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 boredom busters

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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 […]