styrofoam spiders craft

Adorable and easy styrofoam spiders...fun Halloween craft for the kids!

We’re happy to partner with non-profit Champion for Kids + Fiskars to encourage you to help kids across the country thrive creatively… starting in your own communities.  We are thrilled to support this effort by donating to our local charter school where my kids attend.  You see, to raise awareness, Champion for Kids wants to bring to […]

monster bagel sandwiches

Monster Breakfast Bagel! Eggs inside are dyed bright colors + decorated like monsters- fun for a Halloween breakfast!

We are on fall break here in Arizona and with the littles home, thought it would be fun to make a monster of a breakfast for them! Introducing our monster breakfast bagel sandwiches: A little bit of salty + sweet mixed with a lot of fun! We were challenged by Eggland’s Best to create a “kid-approved” egg […]

35 + Monster Crafts & Treats

35+ monster crafts and treats | lollyjane.com

Fall is here, although it’s still stinkin hot here in AZ, we’ve already been bustin out fall decor & crafting up some Halloween kid activities.  Since there is a constant debate about decorating for fall and then Halloween and then Thanksgiving or skipping straight to Halloween then fall/Thanksgiving (we prefer the first option, personally) we figured […]

DIY: Rocket Bird Feeder

DIY rocket bird feeder... made from scrapbook paper and a toilet paper roll! Great kids craft! | lollyjane.com

Happy Wednesday!!  It’s the tenth of the month which means it’s blog hop time, whoop!!  Since school is back in session all over the country, we thought we’d share some kids crafts.  What better way to bond with your littles with the few hours you seen them daily.  Or, capitalize on that coveted weekend time. […]

mannequin head jewerly organization

Pretty mannequin head jewelry organization | lollyjane.com

What do you make when you’ve been challenged to use a pretty foam head in the non-holiday months?  A ghost, too easy.  A clown, too Halloween.  Well, you know our love of deer heads and decopauge so we created a pretty foam mannequin head jewelry organization.  A little on the outside-of-the-box idea but my tween […]

Monster shaker eggs

DIY Monster Shaker Eggs. Just fill with beans or rice and decorate, perfect for toddler play! via lollyjane.com

Love that school is back is sesh and only have 1 little one at home now during the day. This is a fun kid/toddler craft that I whipped up in no time yet entertained my little guy for a bit. We simply spruced up some old Easter eggs with items in our craft stash, filled them […]

embroidery hoop tic-tac-toe

Make an easy Tic-Tac-Toe game from an embroidery hoops + buttons. Fun! via lollyjane.comMake an easy Tic-Tac-Toe game from an embroidery hoops + buttons. Fun! via lollyjane.com

We are savoring the last of our summer vacation but are still creating boredom busters with our littles. We had a few embroidery hoops left over from our church youth girls camp last week and decided to stitch it up and create an embroidery hoop Tic-Tac-Toe game for them to help pass the time between playing with […]

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 […]