EEK-ologist Halloween Project: Spider Web of Facts

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Orkin Ecologist for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. EEK-ologist Halloween Project: Spider Web of Facts This post brought to you by The Orkin Ecologist. All opinions are 100% mine. I will be the first to admit, spiders scare the crap out of me! But I have always been one of those people that wants to know all about what I am afraid of. That was my fear is justified! So when I was approached to do a fun bug themed (or in my ...

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DIY Craft: Finger Mitts Potholders

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DIY Craft:  Finger Mitts Potholders Ever think that potholders are too bulky for carrying that hot item whether it be a mug or a casserole?  Try these Finger mitt potholders! Several years ago I was given some odd shaped potholders at a wedding shower. I had no idea why they were so odd shaped. I have now come to truly appreciate the size, shape and usefulness of these finger mitt potholders. The two pockets serve to protect your thumb and a couple other fingers as you grip a hot pot or ...

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Cooking With Kids- How to series: 6 Recipes Level 2

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Cooking with kids- How to series: Recipes Level 2 These  Cooking With Kids recipes require handling hot items so (regardless of age) the child needs to be steady on their feet and have good motor skills.  Play games to test your child's motor skills in a fun way.  Try relay races with a potatoe on a spoon, a full glass, full dish of colored liquid and last but certainly not least have the child try to do the same tests aka games wihile using a potholder- pretending they can't touch the item ...

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DIY Craft/ GIft idea: Tater Baker Bag

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DIY Craft and Gift idea: Tater Baker Bag The Tater Baker bag is one of the easiest, most popular, and most used gifts I have given. These are so popular I have sold these simply by word of mouth.  The Tater Baker bag can be embroidered and embellished or left plain.  Given with an instructions card this Tater Baker bag  and a bag of potatoes would be a great new home gift! The Tater Baker bag is not only for potatoes it can be used to heat up bread or tortillas, bake apples and corn on the ...

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DIY Craft for Kids, Gift idea: Horse Lead Rope

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DIY Craft for Kids, Gift idea:   Horse Lead rope Need a craft for you kids?  This craft project makes  a Horse Lead rope or a shorter version can be made for a Dog Leash.  These make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Supplies: piece of cardboard, plate (saucer for a dog leash, dinner plate for a horse lead rope), pencil, scissors,  12 yards 1/4 cotton rope,  snap, OPTIONAL: dye ...

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Cooking with Kids – How to Series 5

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Cooking with kids- How to series 5 level 1 B recipes Cooking with kids level 1 recipes can be divided to two groups:  A.  Ready to make and B. Pre prep.  Here are some ideas for level B, which require a bit of pre prep by an adult or an advanced child. If you pre slice the strawberries then Strawberry Polka Dot cow parfait could be a good breakfast, snack or dessert. If you pre chop the ingredients to Southern caviar it is a measure, mix, then dip with chips snack! If you pre cook the ...

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Cooking with Kids – How to series 4

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Cooking with Kids- How to series 4 What first? -Cooking with Kids The best way to get children interested in cooking is to give them easy recipes that they can have success with quickly.  Cooking with kids is really quite easy once you get the hang of it.  You just assess your child, their interests, and the recipe.  It is true that any recipe will have something a child can help you do to make an awesome dish.  However, we want to have the children learn the skills as well as experience ...

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DIY Woopsie Witch

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DIY Woopsie Witch Have some fun this Halloween with a Woopsie Witch of your own!  She's easy to make, especially if you buy pre-made boots.  With the exception of the stockings, you probably have everything you need to make her, around your house.  I bought some cute witch boots at a craft store that was having a big Fall sale so I assumed they were on sale (Halloween is Fall, right?!).  So I get home and realize that I paid full price for them ($20) and the store was an hour away.  Being the ...

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Recipes Kids Can Make Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie ‘Lasagna’

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Recipes Kids Can Make Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie 'Lasagna'   This recipe kids can make - dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie 'lasagna' is considered a level 1 a Cooking with Kids- How to series recipe. There is no mixing or heat involved. This Chocolate chip cookie 'lasagna' makes storebought cookies taste homemade! I remember the first time I ever had this dessert recipe.  My sisters and I were shocked at how good it was because we knew who had brought it to the covered dish ...

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DIY Chalkboard Beer Bottle Vases

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DIY Chalkboard Beer Bottle Vases   Looking for a fun craft to make for the upcoming Halloween season? Try this DIY Chalkboard Beer Bottle Vases! It's an easy craft to do and doesn't require much time, or more importantly, money! This while project post me about $6, and a few hours of my time (which most of it was drying time). The best part is that it is painted with chalkboard pain, so you can change them according to the season!So if you are ready to get your craft on, lets get ...

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