Easy Polka Dot Cupcakes

Easy Polka Dot Cupcakes - Colorful and Fun!

How fun are these colorful cupcakes? My kids absolutely LOVE to make - and eat - them! They think it's just about the best thing ever to take a bite and see what color is inside! These would be perfect for Easter or a spring party - or switch up the colors for any holiday or season. You could do chocolate cupcakes with orange centers for Halloween; red and green for Christmas; pink, red, and purple for Valentine's Day, and so on. The options are endless! And even though they might look pretty … [Read more...]

Make Learning to Read Fun with a Doorknob Mailbox

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Learning to read is hard! And it can often become stressful and frustrating for both the child and the parents. Years ago, I stumbled on this neat way to help my daughters master reading while keeping things fun and making some special memories along the way! When my oldest of four daughters came home from preschool after a Valentine's Day party with a "mailbox" full of Valentines, that mailbox eventually ended up on her doorknob. That led to me leaving her "mail", and she thought it was … [Read more...]

Fun and Yummy Gelatin Eggs


Hello to all you Somewhat Simple readers! My name is Laura and I am the new kid's crafts contributor. Before I get started telling you about the fun gelatin eggs I made for my son, I thought I would tell you a little about myself. I recently left my career as a scientist to stay home with my little boy who just turned two. I now do all my experimenting at home and enjoy creating all sorts of things.  I am a firm believer that you can figure out how to make anything using your brain and hands. I … [Read more...]

Kids’ Craft: Pine Cone Christmas Tree Village Decoration

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Hi!  It's Christine again from I Dig Pinterest, here to share a very simple and oh-so-festive kids' craft...a Pine Cone Christmas Tree Village. ----- Whenever we pull out the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving, my kids always beg me to let them put a few things up in their room.  I usually turn them down because a lot of our decor is breakable or has sentimental value as a family heirloom.  But this time, I wanted them to take part in creating their own Pine Cone Christmas … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Pictionary Game for Kids


Hey!  It's Christine again from I Dig Pinterest, and I'm here sharing a fun and simple Thanksgiving Pictionary game for kids using a painted Mason jar turkey with Popsicle stick "feathers". Are you traveling to be with family or friends this year for Thanksgiving?  Last year we were with my in-laws, but this time around we decided to celebrate on our own with some friends that live close to us.  It's always hard not being with family for the holidays, but I'm sure we'll still have a great … [Read more...]

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