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Easy DIY Gradient Rainbow Yarn Hoop Wall Art

This gradient yarn rainbow embroidery hoop wall art is so easy to make, and SO incredibly cute! If you're on the hunt for some super easy DIY Rainbow room décor for a nursery, a toddler's room, a kid's room, a tween's room, or even a playroom, this is definitely it. It's a colorful burst of rainbow happiness that will brighten up just about any space that it's added to, friends!

I used a big 12" embroidery hoop to make the pictured rainbow hoop wall art.  You could easily make a smaller version with a mini embroidery hoop though,  or a larger version with a bigger embroidery hoop OR you could even use a hula-hoop to make a giant version of this rainbow hoop wall art! Whatever size fits your particular space.

Ready to make your own DIY gradient yarn rainbow hoop wall art? Read on for the full supply list and easy step-by-step instructions.

Peeps White Chocolate Bunny Bark

Are Peeps your favorite Easter candy? They are definitely a favorite around here, and this Peeps White Chocolate Bunny Bark is such a fun sweet treat for the upcoming Easter holiday! This Peeps Bunny white chocolate bark recipe is perfect for making and sharing with friends and family or for enjoying as an easy dessert.My favorite part? This simple Peeps white chocolate bunny bark recipe is so easy to assemble, the kids can make it (or at least help make it!) 

Ready to make your own Peeps white chocolate bunny bark? Read on for the full supply list and step-by-step instructions, below.

Yarn Wrapped Bunny Napkin Rings - Super Easy Kids Craft For Easter!

These yarn wrapped bunny napkin rings are a super easy kids craft for Easter, and oh so CUTE! Our completed yarn wrapped bunny napkin rings are all ready to add the perfect touch of adorable to our table this Easter! My favorite part? They only require a super simple list of supplies, some up-cycled paper towel tubes (cut down,) and about 10-15 minutes of time (per bunny napkin ring.)

My toddler is loving yarn at the moment. She loves yarn wrapping crafts in particular, but she also loves cutting and gluing yarn to just about anything and everything, so it's been like yarn palooza up in here, friends! Toddlers are so much fun; especially when they discover a real passion for something new. They totally run with it!

Ready to make your own yarn wrapped bunny napkin rings with your little one for the upcoming Easter holiday? Read on for the simple supply list and step-by-step tutorial.

Lucky Rainbow Fairy Wands for St. Patrick's Day!



Next up, St. Partick's Day! These St. Patrick's Day lucky rainbow wands are simply adorable, aren't they?! They're also a super easy craft to make with kids, with the help of gradient rainbow yarn. Whether you're heading to a St. Patrick's Day parade with the kids this year or you're celebrating this Irish holiday at home, the kids will absolutely adore making these shamrock topped St. Patrick's Day lucky rainbow fairy wands. They are just so colorful and FUN!

Ready to make your own St. Patrick's Day lucky rainbow fairy wands with the kids? Read on for the full supply list and step-by-step instructions.

Gradient Yarn Rainbow Craft

This gradient yarn craft is perfect for toddlers and younger kids.  It's super cute and incredibly simple too! This yarn rainbow craft requires a super simple list of supplies, and about 20 minutes of time. It allows little one's to build on their fine motor skills with a simple yarn wrapping technique.  If you're making this yarn rainbow craft with toddlers, you can easily prep the cardboard rainbow form ahead of time. If you're doing this yarn craft with older kids, you can allow them to cut the rainbow cardboard form themselves using safety scissors, for some added practice with their scissor skills. 

We made a handful of these gradient yarn rainbows and hung them from a 8 ft. ribbon, to create a colorful garland for our playroom. I love to switch up the décor throughout the year in the playroom and add items that the kids make to the walls. It's such a happy little space! :-)

Ready to make your own gradient yarn rainbow yarn wrapping craft with the kids? Read on for the simple supply list and step-by-step tutorial.

Irish Potato Candy


Have you ever tried Irish Potato Candy? It's SO good! It's also super simple to make, so it's the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe to make with the kids. As an added bonus, Irish Potato Candy is also gluten-free. 

Did you know that Irish Potato candy is a bit of an Irish- American tradition? These small no-bake hand-rolled sweet candies are made to resemble potatoes and are comprised of a simple list of ingredients [not including actual potatoes!] After you mix your ingredients together, you simple roll them, dip them in cinnamon mixture, refrigerate and serve! Like I said, super simple!  

Grab the simple ingredient list and recipe for the BEST Irish Potato Candy recipe, below.

DIY Valentine's Day Wonderul Halos Love Monsters - Perfect Non-Candy Holiday Treat / Snack Idea For Kids! + A Giveaway

This post is in partnership with Wonderful Halos. All opinions expressed are my own.
Looking for non-candy Valentine's Day treat / snack ideas for kids? These DIY Valentine's Day Love Monsters are fashioned out of juicy Wonderful Halos California mandarins, and they make the perfect sweet non-candy treat /snack for kids {and adults alike!} this Valentine's Day! They would also be a great allergy friendly healthy treat to make in bulk as a class snack for the upcoming holiday.  You can easily assemble 25-30 of these Valentine's Day Love Monsters for about $20. Totally budget friendly, super cute, and most importantly, delicious!

Read on for the simple supply list and easy tutorial to make your own DIY Valentine's Day Love Monsters, as the perfect candy-free treat this Valentine's Day + enter to win FIVE (5lb.) bags/ crates of Wonderful Halos California mandarins! 

Upcycled Soda Bottle Dinosaur Terrarium Garden Inspired by Gigantosaurus [NEW on Disney Junior!] #Gigantosaurus

This post is sponsored by Cyber Group Studios / Disney Junior. All opinions expressed are my own.
Gigantosaurus makes it's BIG debut on Disney Channel tomorrow [at 9 a.m during the Disney Junior program block!]  We're celebrating today, with this Upcycled Soda Bottle Dinosaur Terrarium Garden kids craft - inspired by this fun new animated series for preschoolers!

We had the chance to check out a full episode of Gigantosaurus last week, and we were all absolutely delighted. This new animated series brings the pages of Jonny Duddle's book [of the same name] to life with beautifully vibrant and captivating animation, and story-lines that are written to inspire.  As a mom, I always look for programming that encourages my kids to explore new topics, navigate real-life lessons, and ask questions. Gigantosaurus checks all of those boxes, friends! The gorgeous animation grabbed them, then the questions started rolling in from my 2 year old. The never-ending list of "why'?" I love that! Little kids have such a thirst for knowledge. They always want to know the who, what, where, when, and why?! After we were finished watching Gigantosaurus,  there were lots of questions, lots of searching and reading, and tons of learning fun new facts about their new favorite topic; DINOSAURS! Seriously, folks, they are now officially obsessed with all things dinosaur related. Then, the crafting started!

First, we made DIY No-Sew Dinosaur Gloves, inspired by Gigantosaurus [click here for the full tutorial.] Then we made these fun Upcycled Soda Bottle Dinosaur Terrarium Gardens. The plant-life was crucial to the survival of many plant-eating dinosaurs during the cretaceous time period and it's so beautifully depicted in Gigantosaurus, so we thought these Dinosaur Terrariums were the perfect way to celebrate our favorite new show! These Dino Terrariums would also make a great make-and-take craft for a Gigantosaurus Dinosaur themed party.

Read on for the full supply list and my easy tutorial, to make your own upcycled soda bottle dinosaur terrarium garden with your little one.